Located in Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire, Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa is a historic wedding venue in England. Dating back to the twelfth century, the majestic stone exterior of the castle provides a fairy tale backdrop for memorable occasions. This large hotel is ideal for Asian weddings, intimate elopements, and pre-wedding celebrations. Arriving via the tree-lined avenue, loved ones can explore the picturesque grounds and courtyard before enjoying an evening banquet inside.
Facilities and Capacity
Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa is part of the Mercure Hotel group and so is synonymous with elegance and excellent customer care. This venue accommodates small gatherings for just 20 loved ones and grand wedding breakfasts for over 380 guests. The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies, so you can exchange vows on the grounds or inside the Dunklaw and Garden rooms. Couples may host a cocktail reception in the courtyard, take photos by the classic fountain, and stroll through the gardens. Evening receptions are held in the Towneley Suite ballroom, a lofty space characterised by antique furnishings, luxuriant decor, and chandelier lighting. The standout feature of this castle hotel is an eighteenth-century spiral staircase that adds a regal aesthetic to any soirée. There is ample space on the dance floor for a night of partying, while live entertainment and DJs can make use of on-site facilities. Before or after your special day, family and friends can relax at the hotel spa, complete with gym and leisure facilities and beauty treatment rooms.
The in-house wedding coordinator collaborates with couples to plan every detail from start to finish. Joanne Pilling and her expert team delight in bringing couples’ wishes to life. You can select an external caterer of your choice or opt for in-house catering. From buffets and canapés to formal dining, the choice is yours when it comes to curating the perfect party.
Newlyweds are treated to a night in the executive bedroom. Guests can avail of discounted room rates at this destination. The rooms are a combination of traditional sophistication and modern comfort. Complete with ensuites and contemporary amenities such as televisions and WiFi, the overnight accommodations have everything guests need for a restful stay.
34 Reviews for Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Susan and Biarre · Married on 05/10/2019
Heart Felt Thanks
I would never book or buy anything from a first look however I was so impressed with the staff and how they first looked after us right down to the detailed explanation of how everything would work we just booked and I can’t tell you how happy we are that I did. I was kept up to date with everything from day one and all we asked for was not only executed but to excess, all your staff from the wonderful people serving breakfast to the ladies at reception could not have been more kind. I use that word “kind” as it’s a long way from just nice that really made us feel that they cared and we mattered and that’s a big difference.Sent on 15/10/2019
I also need to mention two ladies above all as without them not only would the day have been much less enjoyable for all our guests my now wife would have had a melt down but they kept every worry away from her and myself.
I would like to shower the highest praise on Joanne Pilling who organised everything with me up to a Week before the wedding and the wonderful lady who looked after me the whole week before and was on the ground during the two days we spent at the hotel Edwena, I truly can’t tell you how much of an asset these two ladies are to you they are more than lovely and I would like to pass on our most heartfelt thanks and we will make sure our paths cross again soon.
Thank you all so much our entire lives from now on will be enhanced by the memories of our wedding day and that is all down to your staff so they will be with us forever.
Rachel Meehan · Married on 15/09/2019
Loved the Dunkenhalgh
Loved the hotel. Looked great on our pics as lovely exterior and sweeping staircase. We hired the Pendle Suite which is a very spacious large room. We had our ceremony and then our wedding breakfast / party in this room. We needed to self cater as we wanted Kosher food and we were able to use our own caterer.
Joanne the wedding co-ordinator was great, very friendly and helpful. Alex the banqueting manager was available on the day to oversee everything which was a great help.Sent on 08/08/2020
Mrs Saleh · Married on 18/08/2019
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Hi JoanneSent on 16/09/2019
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work and organising the day for me. Everything went really well for Usaid and Ayesha, I had such good feedback from the guests it truly made my day. From booking the venue to the actual wedding day, I couldn’t have wanted it any better, thank you for all your efforts and hard work and putting up with my continuous demands. I will check with the photographer and share pictures of the actual day. Thank you once again on behalf of all the Saleh family.
Confirm your wedding before 31st March 2021 and receive:
Afternoon Tea for Six Guests
Return Visit Bed & Breakfast in an Executive Bedroom for your 1st Anniversary
3 months Leisure club membership for the Bride & Groom
£100 Beauty Treatment Voucher
TULIP PACKAGE £70.00 per person
Two glasses of prosecco on arrival
Three-course wedding breakfast
Two glasses of house wine per person during the wedding breakfast
A glass of prosecco to toast with
Evening buffet of bacon/sausage baps and wedges
Red carpet arrival
White table linen
Menu tasting for two
Stay in an Executive bedroom for the night of the wedding
Preferential rates for accommodation for guests for the night of the wedding
Minimum Numbers : 50