The Astley Bank Hotel & Conference Centre

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Astley Bank Bolton Road Darwen Lancashire BB3 2QB
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About The Astley Bank Hotel & Conference Centre

Astley Bank, Bolton Road, Darwen
Lancashire, BB3 2QB

The Astley Bank Hotel & Conference Centre is a 19th century mansion hotel and wedding venue. Located in Lancashire’s beautiful moorland and countryside, this is the ideal choice for couples looking for peace, tranquility and quintessential English country grandeur.

This family-run venue has been hosting weddings for over 25 years, so you can rest assured that you’re in great hands. There is a choice of two stunning ceremony rooms; one large enough to accommodate 120 guests and with magnificent views across the gardens and one equally elegant but more suited to intimate ceremonies.

The beautifully designed function room will provide the perfect atmosphere for your wedding breakfast. The expert team at Astley Bank can design and provide venue dressing to suit your individual style, ensuring your guests are wowed from the moment they enter the room.

The Astley Bank’s talented chefs will deliver the finest cuisine, crafted from local, high quality produce. Able to cater for up to 120 for the wedding breakfast and 180 for the evening reception, you’ll be able to enjoy fine food and drink with all your nearest and dearest.

Astley Bank also boasts a range of sumptuous accommodation, ranging from comfortable and cosy standard rooms to plush four poster bedrooms with period grandeur.

The hotel is proud to have a highly experienced and dedicated wedding team to assist with all your planning. The team will work with you to create your dream wedding, ensuring the day runs seamlessly. 

Astley Bank has a great reputation in the North West and has won the Lancashire Life award for Hotel of the Year. The hotel prides itself on its fantastic reputation built on providing an amazing service. To meet the team and see the venue for yourself, contact them directly. 

• Choice of packages – The Helena, The Valencia, The Charlotte, The Bespoke Package • Licensed for civil ceremonies with a choice of two rooms • Fantastic choice of luxurious accommodation for guests • Highly experienced and dedicated wedding planning team • Delicious catering options made with high quality, locally sourced ingredients • Winner of the Lancashire Life Award for Hotel of the Year

Facilities at The Astley Bank Hotel & Conference Centre

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Large Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Astley Bank Hotel & Conference Centre Reviews (20)

It was amazing
Venue Service

By Gaynor Edwards, on 25 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Sep 2019

An exceptional time was had for my Daughter & Son in Laws wedding. It was amazing. Home from home and professionalism right there too. Where do you start with the thank you’s? Vicky who organised from start to finish, along with Rebecca for the dressing and Reception whom I made dizzy. Margaret who attended to everybody for breakfast with nothing too much trouble. Maid service whom had their work cut out. Chefs whom provided exceptionally beautiful home cooked food. And run off feet Bar staff. All set in secluded well manicured grounds. The hotel recommended Wedding planner, Phil the photographer and Nicky whom made it all ( and me) look lovely. DJ for his tunes. Perfect is not enough! Thank you all guys and girls ??

better than we could have imagined
Venue Service

By Shelene & Paul, on 25 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Aug 2019

We wanted to say a huge thank you to Vicky and the staff at Astley Bank for making our wedding on 8th August 2019 an amazing day. It was better than we could have imagined and the day was perfect. Vicky took the time to meet with us beforehand and reassure us that everything would be ok. Also a big thank you to Liam and Sue who looked after us for the afternoon/evening. So many of our guests have commented on how lovely the day was, how delicious the food was and how helpful the staff were. We knew we had made the right choice for our wedding but all the lovely comments on the day just confirmed that for us. We can not recommend Astley Bank highly enough xx 10/10

Big Day Went Without a Hitch
Venue Service

By Gary & Marta Bradshaw, on 25 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2019

Marta & I would like to thank all involved at the Astley Bank Hotel for making our day very special. The professionalism of all the staff and the great organisational skills ensured that our big day went without a hitch. The preparation before the wedding day was excellent and they were very flexible with any of our requests, therefore allowing our day to be as unique as possible. The food was excellent and served in a timely manner, which is a complement to all staff involved. We could not find a fault with anything at all and we would recommend the Astley Bank to anyone who is thinking of celebrating their big day at this venue. Once again a BIG THANKS!!! to all involved, we will never forget this and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Fantastic day from start to finish!
Venue Service

By Sean & Clare Owens, on 25 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Jul 2019

What a fantastic day from start to finish. Vicki and her team were very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble, from the groom and best man staying the night before, right up to the morning after. The wedding, everything, was just perfect. The food, presentation and attention to detail was excellent. We would highly recommend Astley Bank to anyone. Thanks to everyone for helping make Friday 26th July one of the best days of our lives. Best wishes and many thanks.

A truly amazing wedding day
Venue Service

By Emma & Tom, on 04 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Jun 2019

What a truly amazing wedding day we had and it was all thanks to Vicki and her incredible team. From day one and our first visit to Astley Bank we knew instantly that we had picked the right venue for us. A few trips up to Astley Bank in advance of the wedding to try out the food just confirmed this - the food and staff were quite simply outstanding. I am coeliac and their knowledge and understanding was impeccable. Our wedding day went off without a glitch. It was seamless and just flowed really well. Each and every staff member contributed to how good a day it was and our guests were highly complimentary of both the food and venue. We had an amazing time and I would highly recommend Astley Bank from both a dining and wedding experience. Thank you again. Emma and Tom xx

Our day went so perfectly
Venue Service

By Becky & Darryl, on 04 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 25 May 2019

As soon as we saw Astley Bank in person, we knew the venue was the right choice for our wedding. We visited many times before our wedding to “test” the food and every time we left feeling more and more excited for our big day. We would like to thank all the staff for all their hard work in making sure our day went so perfectly. Vicki was an absolute star during the planning process and nothing was ever too much trouble. We were able to sit back and relax, knowing the staff were in control behind the scenes. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the food was, as always, amazing. All we heard from our guests was how incredible the food was and how beautiful the venue is. Thank you to all the team, we just need a reason to return!

Perfect from start to finish
Venue Service

By Hayley Tupman, on 16 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Apr 2019

We chose to have our wedding at Astley Bank and I can honestly say everything was perfect from start to finish. The venue is stunning, the food is amazing and the staff are excellent. We had the most perfect day. Thank you so much!

Exceeded all expectations
Venue Service

By Janet Howkins, on 16 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Mar 2019

We had our vow renewal at Astley Bank and what a venue this is! We fell in love from our first visit and they certainly exceeded all expectations. The feedback we have had about the venue from all our guests have been phenomenal, not just the building and location but the staff as well. They are all so passionate about everything, they were a huge part of our day, the food was outstanding and everybody was so impressed by the whole experience. Astley Bank will always remain as our special place. We cannot thank you enough from the bottom of our hearts.

Everything was just perfect!
Venue Service

By Charlotte & Grant, on 06 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Feb 2019

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at Astley Bank that made our day so special on Saturday and especially you, from the day we met you, you have been nothing but helpful. Everything was just perfect, from start to finish, the staff couldn't do enough for us and nothing was too much. We have had so many compliments from our friends and family about the amazing food, the friendly, helpful polite staff and how much they enjoyed our wedding. Thanks again for everything

Every detail was perfect
Venue Service

By Karen & Michael, on 04 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Feb 2019

We had our wedding here recently, all the staff including Vicky, Jodie, Lisa, Sue, Sam and Peter were all amazing. They couldn't do enough for us and made the whole day relaxed and enjoyable. Every detail was perfect. The food was delicious and the bedrooms were comfortable and luxurious. Thank you ??

Every aspect was amazing
Venue Service

By Mandy OMahoney, on 30 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2018

We had our wedding at Astley Bank on Friday 26th October and would both like to say a HUGE thank you to Vicky and the whole team who made our day so special and ensured that it ran like clockwork. Every aspect was amazing and the attention to detail and the little touches added were so lovely. We cannot think of a better place to have our wedding and cannot thank you enough for all that you did.

It was absolutely perfect from start to finish
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Bonney, on 30 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2018

We have just had our wedding here at Astley Bank and to say it was the best day is an understatement! We couldn't possibly thank Vicki and the rest of the staff enough! It was absolutely perfect from start to finish! We didn't want to leave the day after! We will definitely be back! 100% recommend this hotel to anyone who is thinking about booking this as a wedding venue!

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