The Astley Bank Hotel & Conference Centre

(25 reviews) 25 5
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 (25)

Our Wedding 23.11.19
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By Kasha Baird, on 02 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Nov 2019

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

Simply perfect!
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By John & Lucy Lushman, on 19 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Nov 2019

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!

absolutely perfect
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By Laura & Craig, on 27 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Oct 2019

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

Excellent hotel and amazing wedding venue
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By Laura & Harvey, on 27 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Sep 2019

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

It was amazing
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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
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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

love this venue
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By Nicola & Dave, on 27 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Aug 2019

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

Big Day Went Without a Hitch
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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!

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