Samlesbury Hall is a magical venue for the most memorable day of your lives, you will be drawn into ancient wooded grounds before you catch your first glimpse of this medieval black and white building


How can I arrange a meeting with the Samlesbury Hall wedding team?

You are more than welcome to come and visit our stately home in Lancashire for a personal tour... it may not be dressed for a wedding when you choose to visit, but you can always pop along to one of our open events to really get a sense of how our beautiful Hall transforms into one of the best wedding venues across the North West, Lancashire, Preston & Ribble Valley. If you can’t wait for our next open evening, or your personal viewing, see our lovely video for just a taste of things to come! Contact us – we can see you almost every day, the only out-of-hours time is during a wedding (that’s exclusive!) and we love to chat. We’ll also make sure you get one of our famous homemade scones over a cuppa. Call us on 01254 812010 Email us at

Have you won any wedding awards?

We’ve been given the title of UK’s best wedding venue by the Luxury Travel Guide. We have been named the North West’s Best Heritage/Historical Venue by the Great Northern Wedding Awards (as voted for by brides!) in 2019 and 2020 We have been awarded Bridebook's Best of Britain for 2020. And we are officially the BEST wedding venue in Lancashire (as named by Marketing Lancashire). Not to mention the food! The last decade has seen us awarded Taste Lancashire’s Highest Quality Awards year-in-year-out for our fine dining in Lancashire and we are also a proud recipient of Visit England’s Taste Gold accolade. Most of all, our team cares – yes, it is personal to us.

Do you have any wedding open evenings coming up?

We hold quarterly open evenings - usually on a Thursday from 5pm til 7pm. During these nights, Samlesbury Hall is set up and dressed for a wedding, usually with a seasonal theme and colour scheme because we are very lucky to be an all year round wedding venue in Lancashire & the North West. These evenings are the perfect occasion to immerse yourself in how your own wedding day might look and feel and is the best way to get a sense of us as the ideal wedding venue in Preston, Lancashire.


We have actually lived parallel lives; going to the same primary school, high school, leisure centres etc. (Richard is two school years older than me). Fast forwarded to 2018, just before Christmas, after Ric moved back to Preston we went on our first date. Our families remembered us all the way back to primary school so it was just meant to be! A year in to our relationship, the whole country went into lockdown. With this we took the big step to move in together and we became a family (along with our Beagle, Bailey). A year later, just out of lockdown we buy our forever home, and get engaged (and I turn 30) all in the space of a week! Kyle-Mac-Photography-342-2.jpg#asset:12430 As a history teacher, Samlesbury Hall seemed like the perfect choice, with its beautiful architecture. As soon as we walked into Samlesbury Hall, Ric looked at me, the sun shining through the beautiful stained glass windows and we knew it was the perfect choice for us. Kyle-Mac-Photography-293.jpg#asset:12431 As a couple who loved walking in the beautiful Lancashire countryside with Bailey, we very much wanted something we both absolutely love. The kitchen was so accommodating and we had the most amazing meat and potato pie, chips and mushy peas! Everybody was so surprised by the meal and there wasn't a plate not empty in the room!! Kyle-Mac-Photography-524-1.jpg#asset:12432 The song after the first dance, everybody was on the dance floor, the band sounded amazing and we were surrounded by the sheer happiness of our friends and family. Our first dance was played by our band Lemonade, Maybe by James Arthur. The words mean so much to us both, and matches our love story perfectly. Kyle-Mac-Photography-549.jpg#asset:12433 We honestly could not have asked for anything more from our venue. It was absolutely the best day of our lives, and we have Samlesbury Hall to thank for that. The staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating. It was absolutely perfect.


We got married on the 9th July 2022 at Samlesbury Hall. It was the wedding of our dreams and we loved every second! The Wedding Team could not have done anything more for us and thought of every last detail to make our day the day it was. We are forever thankful to them.' 2.jpg#asset:10939 'Our guests still to this day talk about our main meal, steak pie and chips, commenting that it was the best pie that they’ve ever had! We chose Samlesbury Hall not only because of its beautiful building, but it meant that our guests could all stay in quirky shepherd’s huts onsite. We would highly recommend Samlesbury Hall to any couple!


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