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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

Brockholes Nature Reserve is an award-winning wedding venue located in Samlesbury in Lancashire, England. Situated in the heart of a 250-acre Lancashire Wildlife Trust wetland nature reserve, this floating venue invites you to celebrate your love in a place of rare and wondrous beauty. Here, you and your guests can enjoy panoramic views of the lovely Meadow Lake and the meandering River Ribble as you listen to the melodious songs of the flitting skylarks and wood warblers. Experience nature’s majesty as you make memories you’ll remember and cherish for the rest of your life. Not only that, every penny spent at Brockholes, including the booking of your wedding, will be reinvested into the nature reserve to help us complete vital conservation work to care for wildlife on your doorstep, allowing everyont the chance to experience a wilder future.

Facilities and Capacity

Brockholes Nature Reserve offers indoor and outdoor event spaces. The stunning Meadow Lake Suite has a cosy little room (The Den) overlooking the lake which is perfect for indoor ceremonies. There are also two lovely reception spaces. The delightful Reeding Room can accommodate parties of up to 120 people and the Kestrel which is perfect for bigger parties or evening receptions, holding anywhere up to 200 people.

Services Offered

The Brockholes’s team invites you to enjoy their good, honest food, made with fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. Their menus are designed to satisfy a variety of tastes and dietary requirements. Their flexible Barbeque Banquet and Afternoon Tea options allow your guests to choose their meal on the day. They also offer a variety of delicious evening buffet options which include a whole host of tasty items. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and entertainment. The team can provide you with a list of recommended suppliers, including celebrants, photographers, videographers, dressmakers, jewellers, room styling specialists, and more. The Brockholes Nature Reserve team can’t wait to meet you and discuss how they can help turn your wedding dreams into reality.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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100% Recommended by couples
Claire B. Sent on 22/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

We started planning this back in October 2020 when the world was crazy! Caroline and the team were phenomenal then, and they continued to be so the whole time. Nothing was too much effort, any tiny question or niggle I had was answered quickly and easily - which for someone with an anxiety disorder made so much difference. The day itself was incredible. The venue is breathtaking. Every single guest we spoke to was blown away by it. As were we. On it's own it is beautiful, but decorated it is truly magical. The food was beautiful, and the handful of dietary tweaks we needed to make were accommodated quickly and easily with staff going out of their way to make sure I knew what I could and couldn't eat. It was beautiful, it was perfect, and we cannot thank everyone enough or sing their praises enough.
Muriel H. Sent on 01/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The Most Perfect Wedding Venue

We have a very personal connection to this place. Brockholes was the first day out we did as a couple! This place is so beautiful we shared our love of photography whilst sitting at the river bank. We loved that day so much we came back on the day we got officially together! Now we came back on the first day as husband and wife just last week!
When we were looking for our wedding venue we just knew Brockholes was for us. Along with the personal connection I had a vision of our wedding in this place. The architecture of the building inspired my decor which was eco and DIY themed.
Throughout our experience during the build up the staff were very helpful and flexible especially during these difficult times during this pandemic. Unfortunately we too had to postpone our wedding as a result of lockdown 3. But we’re so grateful on their flexibility and hassle free rearrangement towards us. We didn’t have any extra charges or loose any money. Which I know how very fortunate we are as I’m aware other couples haven’t been so fortunate in this difficult situations with other suppliers.
When it came to our big day it turned out even better than we imagined! The atmosphere the whole day was spectacular! Despite the great British summer we still embraced the day whatever the weather. Overall I would like to thank the staff, Caroline our wedding coordinator, Steven catering manager and the team that helped us prepare and set up for our big day. You all did a fantastic job to make our day run smoothly and also make it special!
I’m so happy with the way our wedding day turned out and also the money we put in to pay goes back into the nature reserve.
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Brockholes Nature Reserve Real Weddings

Ellie & Steve
92 photos · 14/08/2021
Claire & Joe
24 photos · 24/07/2021


26 May
Open Door

Perfect if you are looking for something a bit different for your big day, we have up to 30 of the most creative wedding businesses joining us; rustic themes, bespoke bridal, creative florals, unique wedding stationery and signage, cutting edge neon, acoustic vibes and more! Brockholes offers a truly memorable setting. Set in the heart of a Lancashire Wildlife Trust nature reserve, this eco-friendly wedding venue floats on the lake.

Date: 26/05/2024 Schedule 00:00
Place: Junction 31, M6 Samlesbury, Croston, Lancashire


Preston New Rd, Samlesbury PR5 0AG Preston (Lancashire)
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