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The Inn at Whitewell is a charming 16th-century wedding venue on the banks of the River Hodder in Lancashire, England. Beautiful fells and woodlands surround the property, creating a gorgeous, tranquil backdrop for any wedding. With its locally sourced food, on-site vintners, and historic elegance, this award-winning venue is a lovely setting for an unforgettable celebration. Couples and their guests can enjoy exclusive use of the space for their wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity

The Inn at Whitewell is licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 75 guests in the comfortable surroundings of its main dining room. For couples who would prefer a religious ceremony, the parish church of St Michael’s Whitewell is within the grounds, accommodating 200 loved ones. Afterwards, the celebrations can continue in a traditional marquee by the River Hodder. With its beautiful views of the river and valley and its airy and elegant interior, the space offers a magical setting for wedding festivities. Glass doors open onto a balcony above the water, and guests can mingle in the riverside garden among attractive outdoor furniture and warming fire pits.

Services Offered

The Inn at Whitewell’s dedicated wedding team supports couples throughout the planning process, from the initial meeting until the big day. Nearlyweds can work with skilled culinary staff to craft a menu that reflects their tastes and needs and a custom wine list to match. Whatever your vision for your milestone day, The Inn at Whitewell will work with you to make it a reality.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Marquees and tents
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Sarah H. Sent on 16/08/2022
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A perfect day, excellent people and a fantastic setting

We had the most perfect day. Andrea, Emma and the team were amazing! Can’t speak highly enough of them. The setting is picturesque. Canon Roger Smith, Wendy and Adrian are lovely and helped make our day so special.
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