The Gibbon Bridge Hotel

(14 reviews) 14 5
Green Lane Chipping Forest of Bowland Preston Lancashire PR3 2TQ
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About The Gibbon Bridge Hotel

Green Lane, Chipping
Forest of Bowland, Preston
Lancashire, PR3 2TQ

Discover Your Dream Wedding Venue....

Situated in the Forest of Bowland, not far from Chipping, Gibbon Bridge is the perfect place for a wedding either indoor or outdoors.  The beautiful award winning gardens offer the perfect backdrop for a Bandstand wedding between 1st April and 30th September.  Guests can relax in the gardens and then enjoy a superb wedding breakfast in the light and open Conservatory which adjoins the terrace overlooking the gardens.  In the winter months, or should rain prevail the Orangery is light and airey - a fabulous alternative.

Over the last thirty five years, thousands of couples have entrusted Janet Simpson, the owner, and her team with the very important job of staging their wedding. She offers a professional and individual service, which ensures everyone experiences the day of their dreams; all in the most beautiful and dramatic rural location of the Ribble Valley.  There is never more than one wedding a day.

The Conservatory can seat upto 130 guests or 200 with the addition of a marquee.  For smaller weddings the Orangery and Cavalier Lounge are available for wedding breakfasts. 

So, whether you are planning a small intimate gathering or a large event, the team here at the Gibbon Bridge will ensure that your day is planned to perfection. Combine our many years of experience with beautiful surroundings, award winning gardens, elegant private function rooms, personal service and value for money and you have the perfect venue for your perfect day!

• Beautiful light Conservatory with bifolding doors onto the terrace and award winning gardens • Fresh & delicious food made especially for you. Fine wine and a large spacious bar. • Our thirty spacious bedrooms and split level suites offer superb accommodation. • The contemporary Victorian Orangery offers the perfect setting for an indoor wedding. • Relax with your friends and family in our 20 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, private woodlands and ponds, or in our elegant rooms. • A dedicated team to look after you and only one wedding a day.

Facilities at The Gibbon Bridge Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Gibbon Bridge Hotel Reviews (14)

The best day of our lives!
Venue Service

By Chris Snape, on 15 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

Thanks so much for your amazing support at our wedding on Saturday. It definitely was the best day of our lives - everything went perfectly. You have all made our lives so much easier with the planning and delivery of the wedding so thank you again. Please also pass my thanks onto Phil - he was absolutely brilliant on Saturday. Such a lovely man! Kind regards, Beth & Chris

The most perfect day...
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By Joanne Illey, on 15 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 31 May 2019

Hi Edward & Katherine, Sorry it's taken us so long to message you both but we just wanted to say a massive thank you to both of you & the rest of the staff for everything you did not only on our wedding day but also in the lead up to it. From your ability to decipher random emails that literally make no sense to being run ragged making sure our wedding day went without a hitch we can't thank you enough. We had the most perfect day & loved every second of it, all our guests were in awe of the beauty of Gibbon Bridge, the relaxed atmosphere, the delicious wedding breakfast & how lovely all the staff where. Please thank your gardener who I think is probably someone that goes unnoticed but is a key member of the GB team without him we wouldn't have the most wonderful photos to remember our day, the gardens look stunning in them all. Edward my sister has asked me to thank you for how attentive you were towards her son, my nephew who has autism. Thank you for going out of your way to make them feel comfortable & arranging his food. I have messaged the DJ but we wanted to say what a good choice of DJ that you have made, he was great & really made the evening party. Thanks again & we'll see you at Christmas for the family fun day. Mr & Mrs Iley xx

A Day to Remember!
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By Julie & Michael Thorpe, on 01 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Aug 2018

Thank you for making our wedding day so fabulous. The staff members were so attentive. The food was amazing as was the hotel accommodation. The wedding went seamlessly & without any hitch. To top off the sun shone, the flowers looked beautiful & the setting with its gardens could not be beaten.

We had the perfect big day
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By Megan & Joe, on 01 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Jul 2018

Thank you so much for all your hardwork and attention in helping us have the perfect big day. The place looked amazing & we had loads of compliments on the choice of venue and the food so well done!

Everything looked absolutely perfect
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By Jenny, on 01 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 2018

Thank you for sharing your vast knowledge & wedding planning expertise for our wedding. You made our entire wedding planning process run smooth and made sure nothing was out of place. We owe it all to you and your wonderful team.

The day of my life made perfect by Gibbon Bridge
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By Claire Cusworth, on 28 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2017

We had a brilliant day celebrating our wedding at Gibbon Bridge. Everything ran like clockwork from the guests arriving and checking in through to the ceremony, meal a and celebratory drinks. The good was fantastic and the staff couldn't have been nicer and more helpful. I would book it all over again with Gibbon Bridge and we'll be back there to celebrate.

Thank You for making our Wedding Day so Wonderful!
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By Mr & Mrs Barnaby Apaloo, on 10 May 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Oct 2017

You were warm, friendly, professional and the food was exceptional! All of our guests couldn't get over how lovely GB is! We will visit again soon.

We cannot thank you enough....
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By Jack & Kayla Brierley, on 22 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2017

We can't thank you enough for the best day of our lives. Everyone is still talking about how smoothly everything went, the food, etc. Thank you for all your effort. You were truly essential in the process. You all went above and beyond.

Huge Thank You!
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By Natalia Ruocco, on 16 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Jun 2017

We wanted to send our huge thanks to all the staff members that took part in making our day so seamless and special. You all made our day....WOW! Everyone has been talking about the venue...

Do it properly...
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By Timothy, on 08 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 19 May 2017

We stayed at this hotel for two nights to celebrate our friends wedding. The room was magnificent! On two floors with a lounge and bathroom on the ground floor and a massive bedroom with a super king size 4 poster bed upstairs. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous with a water feature, a pergola for the ceremony, and a little river running at the bottom. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. Janet Simpson the owner must be the hardest working lady in the world, she gets stuck in and helps make the lovely breakfasts. We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. This is the place to get married, if you want to do it properly!

THE place to be!
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By Teresa, on 08 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2016

THE place to be! The first time we stayed at Gibbon Bridge was for my nephew's wedding - and it was the best wedding I have been to, no bias!! The hotel, gardens, bar, food and staff could not be bettered in any way. I have been several times since, including for Mothers' Day lunch. This place makes every event extra special and I look for any excuse to travel to Chipping and to Gibbon Bridge

A Perfect Day
Venue Service

By Charlotte & John, on 09 Nov 2009

We had the pleasure of holding our civil wedding and reception at The Gibbon Bridge Hotel on Sunday 7th June 2009. The staff throughout the process including Janet the owner had been simply excellent guiding us through the task of arranging our wedding. Luckily for us on the sunday afternoon the staff had even arranged the weather for us enabling us to have a breathtaking civil ceremony in the garden bandstand. The wedding breakfast that followed was a delight even the chef''s amoungst our guests stated the food was simply stunning and breathtaking, the dessert being one of high points of the meal. We took the hotel on an exclusive basis which was just a perfect way to be able to spend our special day with our family and friends. All our guests have commented on how it has been one of the best weddings that they have ever attended. We would recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a hotel with stunning surroundings, excellent service and food which you think has been cooked in some of the top fine dining locations in the world. Thankyou for making it our perfect day!

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