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The Astley Bank Hotel & Conference Centre

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30 to 150 Guests

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Stately Home
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests

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    Michael Married on 27/12/2021
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    Fantastic experience

    Absolutely fantastic wedding venue. The staff were absolutely amazing for our big day. Couldn’t fault any part. The service was top class and the food was absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend Astley Bank for weddings and all other kinds of events. The hotel rooms were fantastic also. 10/10
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    Clare L. Married on 22/05/2021
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    Perfect Wedding venue

    We had the best day for our wedding. Huge thanks to Astley bank. Couldn't ask for better staff. They were so helpful and made us feel like nothing was to much to ask. The function rooms and the gardens are perfect for that stunning wedding setting. The bridal suite made me feel like royalty. The food is top notch. I was the happiest bride in the world.
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    Catherine Married on 29/02/2020
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    What a fantastic day we had

    Where do i begin? Astley Bank recently held our Wedding and what a fantastic day we had. We had family travel from across the country, and the team at Astley Bank made them feel welcome from arrival. Nothing was ever any trouble, and all of our guests have said how amazing the venue looked, and was. The team are a huge credit to the venue, and we couldn't have asked for more. The food was 10/10, the organisation was amazing, it was clean and fresh, and nobody could have done anymore for us. It was a perfect day and we are so so grateful that we had such a great team to share it with. 100% recommend Astley Bank. We can't wait to share our anniversary with the team who made our day so special.’
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    Holly Married on 22/02/2020
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    Dream into Reality

    Just want to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Astley Bank for helping our wedding go perfectly on 22nd Feb! All the staff were so helpful and helped turn our dream into a reality! Nothing was too much trouble including a last minute vegan on the day ?? I’m so glad we booked here and will definitely be back to celebrate more special occasions in the future. Love Mr & Mrs Billington ??
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    Sophie Married on 01/02/2020
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    Day couldnt have gone better

    I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Astley Bank from me, Liam and Mila, nothing was too much trouble on our wedding day and Liam the Master of Ceremonies was brilliant he made sure everything ran smoothly and made sure we had everything we could’ve ever wanted. And a massive thank you to Vicky! For helping me organise everything and putting up with my multiple emails ?? the food was amazing and the day couldn’t have gone better ??
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    Kasha Married on 23/11/2019
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    Our Wedding 23.11.19

    We had our wedding at Astley Bank Hotel on 23.11.19 and it was just perfect. The venue, staff, hotel grounds, food, service, just everything was fantastic.

    Our guests comments were all lovely about the venue, with many saying how the wedding breakfast was the best food they've ever had at a wedding, so compliments to the chef and kitchen staff! They all said how beautiful Astley Bank was, which was the main reason we chose this venue for our wedding.

    A big thank you goes to Vicki. Nothing was ever too much trouble for her and she was always on hand with any requests or queries we had throughout our wedding journey. She is a true asset to Astley Bank, so thank you so much Vicki!

    All the staff were polite, helpful and professional. The food again was outstanding, all fresh and well presented. We had our ceremony at Astley Bank and the way all the staff transformed the room so quickly and efficiently was amazing. The room for the wedding breakfast looked lovely.

    I can not fault anything about our special day, everything was quite simply perfect. So, thank you all for making our day so special and memorable.

    Love Mr & Mrs Baird xxx
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    John Married on 16/11/2019
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    Simply perfect!

    The venue is amazing, it's felt very intimate and homely.

    The staff are all very friendly and helped make the day go so smoothly.

    It was also the little touches that made the difference (I won't spoil any surprises) but it was perfect.

    The wedding coordinator was helpful and stayed in touch throughout and was always on hand to help or answer any questions we had.

    Our suppliers commented on how helpful, friendly and welcoming the venue was towards them.

    Some of our guests mentioned that this was the best wedding they had been to (I'm sure this was genuine and not something they felt they had to say!) A big part of this was down to the venue.

    There's not enough words to describe how amazing Astley Bank is to hold your wedding!

    Simply amazing and we had the perfect wedding!
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    Laura Married on 19/10/2019
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    absolutely perfect

    I would highly reccomend astley bank. from the moment we visited it we knew it was perfect for our wedding. Vickie has been amazing giving advice when needed and making sure everything was perfect on the day. We cant thank vickie and the staff enough for everything our wedding day on the 19th October was absolutely perfect everything we wanted and more. The food was delicious and the whole venue was amazing. Thank you so much again for making our day perfect and special ??
    Mr and Mrs Washington
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    Julie Married on 20/09/2019
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    Seamless & Flawless

    We had our wedding on 20th September at the this beautiful venue.
    From the initial contact to the actual day the service has been excellent, smooth and very friendly whilst totally professional.
    The event was seamless and flawless with the staff providing top class service in an wonderful hotel.
    Everything from the rooms to the personal service and delightful staff were just perfect. The whole feeling from start to finish was that "nothing is too much trouble".
    The food was incredible and we had some quite fussy guests lol....
    Special thanks to vicky our planner and John the night porter who was so very lovely and helpful.
    Massive thanks to you all
    Mr and Mrs David & Julie Ainley
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    Laura Married on 14/09/2019
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    Excellent hotel and amazing wedding venue

    Excellent hotel and amazing wedding venue. So pleased we picked here for our ceremony and evening celebrations. The staff were all extremely helpful and couldn’t do enough for us or our guests. Vikki the wedding coordinator was also a lovely person to work with. She made sure everything was perfect and nothing was too much trouble for her. The food was out of this word, all we got were compliments on it. No bad words received about anything. I would highly recommend the hotel for any function, meal or a overnight stay. My day was perfect and it’s all thanks to Astley Bank
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    Gaynor Married on 14/09/2019
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    It was amazing

    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 ??
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    Donna Married on 06/09/2019
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    Fabulous Wedding

    We had an absolutely fabulous wedding day all our guests thoroughly enjoyed it the food was excellent all the staff were superb cannot fault anything thank you so much for making it such a special day would highly recommend for a hotel stay, a meal in the restaurant or as an event venue
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    Shelene Married on 08/08/2019
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    better than we could have imagined

    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
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    We can not recommend Astley Bank highly enough xx 10/10
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    Nicola Married on 02/08/2019
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    love this venue

    We had our wedding here yesterday and everything ran smoothly. i absolutley love this venue, the room looked amazing and the staff did everything they could to make our day special. thanks to all the staff. thanks Mr and Mrs Blakemore x x x
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    Gary Married on 27/07/2019
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    Big Day Went Without a Hitch

    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.

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