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West Tower

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(170 reviews) 170 5
Mill Lane Aughton Lancashire L39 7HJ
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About West Tower

Mill Lane, Aughton
Lancashire, L39 7HJ

Set in eight acres of rolling Lancashire countryside, less than an hour from the cities of Manchester and Liverpool, West Tower is an impressive country house wedding venue.  Built as a private residence, today it is an exclusive-use venue retaining the style and comfort you might expect to feel when welcomed in to a beautiful home.

On arrival at West Tower, you can relax in the knowledge that your entire wedding will take place under one roof. The house is licensed for ceremonies both inside and out, in the light and airy ballroom with its floor to ceiling windows, or outside on the lawn under the romantic ceremony pagoda.

After saying your vows, join your guests for drinks and canapés in the Cellar Bar, or in the great outdoors, enjoying some fabulous photo moments beside the wishing well, on the elegant steps leading up to the house or on the picturesque lawn.

Dining takes place in our stunning Ballroom with far-reaching views over the unspoiled countryside - its neutral wooden floors, ivory walls and delicate chandeliers lending themselves perfectly to your chosen colour scheme. At West Tower, we pride ourselves in offering an exceptional standard of dining and service, our talented chefs creating your menu, perhaps using our dedicated wedding package to inspire the choices for your wedding breakfast.

As the sun goes down, you might decide to serve a hog roast or barbecue, or a tasty buffet in the Leather Lounge with its cosy armchairs and open fire.  We can accommodate up to 47 of your guests in our stylish bedrooms. Seven of which are in the main house and boast king size beds, beautiful views and elegant, contemporary décor. Each is named after a Champagne house, our favourite being Dom Perignon, the bridal suite with four poster bed and roll top bath – an idyllic setting for your wedding night.

We look forward to welcoming you to West Tower – your home from home. 

Wedding Open Evening on the 1st Tuesday of every month 4pm - 8pm

These informal evenings are a wonderful opportunity to see our multi award winning venue fully dressed for a wedding and see just how magical your day could be at West Tower.
The house and grounds will be open to wander at your leisure giving you a glimpse as to how your dream day could turn into a beautiful reality.
Entry is complimentary and includes welcome drink on arrival with no need to pre-book.

• A country house, exclusively yours on your wedding day • Indoor and outdoor ceremonies, with up to 140 guests seated in the Ballroom • Seated dining for up to 140 guests in our light-filled Ballroom • In-house caterers, experienced in offering exceptional dining experiences and flexibility with menu choices • A Cellar Bar – the perfect place for pre and post ceremony drinks, and for breakfast the morning after your wedding • Luxury accommodation for up to 43 guests in 18 bedrooms (one with wheelchair access). Further accommodation within easy reach of the venue

Facilities at West Tower

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
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
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet 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

West Tower Reviews (170)

Our Sons Wedding
Venue Service

By Bev McCarrick, on 16 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 08 Feb 2020

Yesterday we celebrated the marriage of my youngest son John and his beautiful partner Amy and I cannot thank the team at West Tower enough. From start to finish the day was beautiful. The venue perfect and the staff, from their Wedding Coordinator, the bar staff and the waiting on staff were all amazing. Nothing too much trouble they even got out a sewing kit to repair a guests dress ! Not only did they make the bride and groom feel special but also every one of their guests was looked after perfectly. Food was amazing, the accommodation 5* altogether a perfect day. We would recommend West Tower to any couple wanting to celebrate their special day at West Tower. A huge thanks to all the staff from a very proud and happy Mum and Dad

January Wedding pt 3
Venue Service

By Jayne Tonnessen, on 07 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 25 Jan 2020

Although everything had been timed and planned, I never felt like it was rushed or we were on an agenda, if anything it just felt relaxed and stress free. The food was all amazing and the catering for allergies must be commented on as some of our GF guests said it was nice to be included in all the food available all day as often, they are excluded. All the dietary requirements were catered for throughout the day. We didn’t get chance to meet any of the catering staff, but we would like to thank then for the delicious food. Moving between the ceremony, the reception drinks, the wedding breakfast and the evening reception was seamless, and I think our guests loved the Cellar Bar and the fact they didn’t feel they were sat around waiting at any point. Some told us it was the best wedding they had been to. The people we would like to single out are Zara, Kim and Josie. Zara, thank you for being so helpful through all our planning and helping us with any queries. Kim thank you for giving us such a beautiful stress-free day and Josie, you are a credit to the West Tower. We loved every aspect of our Wedding and would not change a thing and we would highly recommend the West Tower if you are looking for the ideal place to get married.

January Wedding pt 2
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By Jayne Tonnessen, on 07 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 25 Jan 2020

Whilst waiting for our day to arrive we also booked onto the Festive Lunch which we enjoyed with our little girl and parents. It was a lovely day and made us even more excited. It gave us an idea of how things would be on the day and how seamless everything flowed. Zara kept close contact throughout the months and answered any emails or queries we had and basically just made sure that we had no stresses about anything. A few weeks before the wedding we had our planning meeting which we discussed every minute of the day to make sure it would all go to plan. This was followed up a week before the wedding day and was when we met Kim who would be the person to coordinate everything on the day. She was amazing and had such a great personality which instantly made us feel at ease. The big day finally arrived, and it was all we hoped for. We were greeted by Kim and Josie (who had been with us for our taster and festive lunch) and they were so helpful in the preparation for the ceremony, with bringing some drinks to the room and also checking on us to make sure we were ok and if there was anything we needed. Walking down the aisle was an important moment for us all especially with our daughter and I feel that it was probably the most special moment on the day. Josie also shared in the joy of her walking down the aisle too, which I thought was really touching. The rest of the day went like clockwork.

January Wedding pt 1
Venue Service

By Jayne Tonnessen, on 07 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 25 Jan 2020

We got engaged last April and by the following weekend we had booked our wedding at the West Tower. From our first meeting with Maria we just loved the place and as we wanted a winter wedding it was the perfect venue as everything was in the one place. A few days after our wedding was booked, were emailed by Zara who was to be our wedding coordinator, making sure all we hoped for on our day happened and to answer any number of questions that we might have had. We took full opportunity of the open evenings which are held each month, and this just made us fall in love with the venue even more. In our wedding pack that we got to help us plan our wedding, we could use the room plan to work out which room would be best for the guests and also because we could go back to each open night, we were able to take friends and family with us so they too could see the venue ahead of the big day. A few months before the wedding we attended our Taster Day. This was a great day where we got to each choose a different meal for our three courses to decide what we wanted on our wedding day. The staff serving that day were so lovely, asked for our feedback throughout and took an interest in how our plans were coming along. We had some time with the Bar Manager who talked us through the different wines that we could chose from. He too was so friendly and was more then willing to answer any questions we had about what we wanted to happen on the wedding day.

Our Wedding
Venue Service

By Jon Foxley, on 01 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 04 Jan 2020

what can we say but wow!!! Maria Thank You for all the organisation. We felt so special and west tower made our love story even more special. A special thankyou to kim!! u were amazing from start to finish. if we needed anything it wasnt a problem. Thankyou so much x

Our Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Abbi Glover, on 01 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 03 Jan 2020

We booked west tower as our wedding reception venue early last year. From looking around at the ample open evenings/days, we just knew that west tower was the perfect venue for us. The staff were absolutely exceptional and could not do anything more for us throughout our booking journey all the way to our wedding day. Nothing was too much trouble and the whole experience was tailored to us. Such a beautiful venue/location, amazing food and brilliant staff!

Daughters Wedding
Venue Service

By Clive Howarth, on 30 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Dec 2019

Our daughter Cara and her husband Chris had their wedding on Friday December 27th 2019 at West Tower. What an absolutely fantastic time we had. The whole event was faultless. Without exception all staff were outstanding and we would not hesitate to recommend West Tower to other prospective customers. Some of our friends said it was the best wedding they had been to. Kim led the event during the day. Her calmness and personality shone through, great attention to detail without being intrusive. Excellent service from start to finish from Alex the West Tower wedding coordinator. A stunning location, beautiful building and first class service.

Festive Lunch 2019!
Venue Service

By Lindsey Gray, on 30 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Dec 2019

Fabulous Christmas meal served by such warm and friendly staff. Our family wedding took place here 6 months ago on 21.06.19 and like then and today, the day was truly wonderful ?

Friends Wedding
Venue Service

By Ali Hulley, on 30 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Dec 2019

amazing....100% amazing. staff cant do enough for you and the food is just out of this world. so well organised moving from the ceremony to meal then the evening party. The view from the rooms and grounds is breath taking.

Our Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Kirsty Jones, on 30 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Dec 2019

I dont even know where to start with this review! We had our wedding here on 9th December after booking 27 months on advance. We knew as soon as we drove up the drive that this was where we wanted to get married. The venue itself is just beautiful and the staff are absolutely fabulous. I dont think you would find any better elsewhere. The food is out of this world, all our guests loved it Maria and Alex are the most amazing lovely people, i'm sure they must have been sick of seeing my face on the run up but they made everything so simple and easy. The whole team really does go out of their way for you. Thank you so so much!

Christmas Wedding
Venue Service

By Emma Hawes, on 01 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 02 Dec 2019

We had our special day at West Tower on 02/12/2019, and the only way we can describe it is the most perfect wedding venue. We knew we wanted to get married there before even visiting. The venue itself is breathtaking. It's one of those special places that looks beautiful regardless of what weather you have! We were lucky to have a bright, cold winters day. The staff have been amazing. Right through from the start of the process over 2 years ago to the last 12 months and then on the day itself. Thank you to you all (particularly Maria our wedding planner). To top it off, the rooms are beautiful and the food is amazing! We had so many compliments. Thank you for everything, West Tower, Mr & Mrs Hawes x

Our Beautiful Wedding
Venue Service

By Sian Booth, on 17 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Nov 2019

Cannot thank West Tower enough for everything they did to make our wedding day the most special day! My wedding coordinator was Maria and she was always available to answer any questions or problems I had. Honestly nothing was ever to much trouble, she helped us organise everything for the wedding day and was very VERY patient with me with my constant emailing. Everything is planned down to absolute perfection here and you will never have to worry about anything. Timings run so smoothly and everything just flows and you will always be looked after! With this being said I would like to take the time to mention the most amazing person that made our day ran smoothly and that is KIM. Honestly she was amazing, she made sure that everything went to plan, constantly checking on us, and everyone else. She worked so hard at making our wedding day perfect and we all honestly appreciated everything she did. Even down to the little details of making sure we had food and drink in our room in case we just wanted a time out and even tidying our suite so it was clean for when we arrived back at night. Every guest at our wedding noticed how hard the staff worked and they go above and beyond for every single guest! 2 main people I need to mention are Hayley and Josie, these girls worked so hard throughout our wedding and the morning after our wedding, making sure we had everything we needed, nothing was too much trouble! Every single member of staff were amazing and so kind and we just can't thank them enough for everything they did for us both and everyone at the wedding. If you are thinking of getting married here JUST DO IT YOU YOU WON'T REGRET IT! Sian &Tom and family xxx

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