£2000 - £3900 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
28 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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COVID-19 Update
We are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. However, our wedding team are available to talk you through our virtual showround and we are still taking bookings for 2021 onward. Please do get in touch!
Samlesbury Hall is a gorgeous stately home in Lancashire with a rich history.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,000
Maximum Price
£3,900
Monday-Saturday hire prices includes exclusivity from 11am through until bar finish! Public are not allowed on the immediate grounds and all 5 acres of the land are yours to use, day and night! Sundays are excluded from this and you can have your exclusive wedding from 4pm onwards!

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£89
Maximum Price
£110
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
28
Sleeps No. of People
116
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
02:00 AM

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
If we can do it, we will!
Full Description
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 magnificent black and white medieval building, with a gorgeous emerald green lawn and sweeping driveway. It will be completely yours, exclusively for the day. Together with an exquisite menu, designed especially for you, a Samlesbury Hall wedding fulfils every dream. Their award winning chefs source only the finest local produce to ensure your first meal as a married couple will never be forgotten. With everything under one roof, and historic rooms licensed for ceremonies, holding your wedding ceremony at Samlesbury Hall means there is no need for any travel for you and your guests. Your perfect day will end by dancing the night away on the wooden floors of the Great Hall until the early hours, complemented by your choice of evening food and entertainment. Offer your guests a truly unique stay – Samlesbury Hall’s fully en-suite shepherd’s huts are nestled amongst festoon lit historic woodland, providing a comfortable night for at least 100 guests. For the married couple, with its oak slipper bed and roll top bath, double shower and complimentary fizz & sweeties, the Gatehouse is pure romance to finish the most fantastic day. With over half a century’s experience, Samlesbury Hall invites you to become a part of their history, and offer you the warmest welcome. Their managers, chefs and liveried time are on hand to offer you guidance on every step of the way. Meet the team at one of their open evenings, or arrange a one-to-one personal look-around!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sasha
We would be absolutely delighted to welcome you to Samlesbury hall. We love weddings and it's what we do best! If you need any guidance or have any specific ideas, just ask - we will do it!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1325
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(7)
Lee & Sarah
Married in January 2020
January 2020
Amazing venue, amazing staff!
So I thought I’d send you a message to say how absolutely over the moon we were with your venue, the service and the staff there. Thank you for making our day so special from start to finish. Sasha was amazing in helping plan out our day and helping the actual day run smoothly. Sharon , as always was there to oversee everything and made sure we were happy throughout the day. I cannot thank you all enough! Wish we could do it all again. Lots of love Mr & Mrs Whittle ( Lee & Sarah) xx
Debbie and Cam Croft
Married in December 2019
January 2020
Winter Wedding!
Hi Sasha, Thanks so much for all your hard work and to the team at Samlesbury Hall. We loved the day, it was perfect and took me and Deb a good few days to come down from the high.
Emma & Ian
Married in March 2019
March 2019
Beautiful venue, shocking wedding management
My anxiety was first raised when Samlesbury hall changed wedding planners. The new wedding planner is unorganised and couldn’t care less. The first part of my wedding was perfect, but went downhill fast after the wedding management went home after the speeches, leaving me to manage the rest of the evening.... the room turnaround, cutting the cake, the DJ and it left me running around like a headless chicken. I didn’t enjoy the evening one bit, and I was looking for the wedding planner, oblivious to the fact she had gone home without leaving someone in charge in her place. Even her staff didn’t know she had left as they too were looking for her. I opted to address it privately via email after the wedding before leaving a negative review, however when I said that she disabled the FB review feature on the Samlesbury Hall page... I’m presuming because my review wouldn’t be the only negative one.. another negative review was posted a few weeks before my wedding. The email response I got was unprofessional and rude. I did not pay a lot of money for a venue and a fixed package which included “extensive and dedicated evening management” for the wedding manager to go home 3 hours into the day.
Anne & Jason
Married in November 2017
January 2018
The venue was truly amazing
Dear Angela, Beth & all the team at Samlesbury Hall Just a quick note to say thank you for helping to make our wedding day on 26th November, so special. We had a fantastic day - the venue was truly amazing, the food was wonderful and we have lots of very happy memories of the day. You made our day feel very special All the best for the future Anne & Jason
Lynsey & Jonathan
Married in July 2017
January 2018
The best wedding breakfast
All the staff who worked during the reception were extremely professional and the food was delightful. All of our guests have commented on the stunning setting and what a perfect day it was - this woudl not have happened without your help. One guest who has attended several weddings recently even said it was the best one with the best wedding breakfast. We would recommend Samlesbury Hall to anyone thinking of getting married.
Stephanie & Martin
Married in April 2017
November 2017
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Everything, absolutely everything you did for us leading up to and on the big day was amazing - from your bubbling enthusiasm and ideas, to, meeting our vision and needs. Our friends and family absolutely adored the venue and the flow of the day. I think Toast of Leed's video does a great job of showing off the venue and atmosphere too :)

Our Autumn Wedding Fair

24th September 2020
The perfect night to see our beautiful Hall as it could be on your wedding day! Free fizz, pizza and marshmallows to toast at our luxury accommodation. Free entry 5.30 - 7.30pm
Location & Contact Details

Address

Preston New Rd, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0UP, England

Travel Notes

We are only a 5 minute drive away from the M6 and our venue is easy to find for guests!

Nearest Town

Preston

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6 Junction 31

Nearest Train Station

Preston/Blackburn

Nearest Airport

Manchester/Liverpool

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Press & Awards
(3)

Press & Awards (1)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Taste Lancashire's Highest Quality Award

Industry Awards (1)

Great Northern Wedding Awards: Best Historic Venue
FAQ
(6)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

There is no best wedding that has happened at Samlesbury Hall - each wedding we host is just as special as the last. From small parties of 20, to big receptions of 250 - we will make sure each and every guest is looked after!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Relax - let us take the stress out of planning your special day so you can enjoy the best day of your lives!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We are so lucky to have such a striking building, our black & white quatrefoiled Hall is a photographer's dream. There are also several gorgeous spots in our grounds - the manicured front lawn, the rose gardens & the pretty festoon lit courtyard to name a few! Don't worry if the weather takes a turn for the worse, our oak panelled 14th century rooms will make a perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Ham hock croquettes with apple sauce, every time!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Your guests can follow up the most fantastic day in our 700 year old Hall, in our luxurious Shepherd's Hut Hamlet (they best night's sleep they'll ever have!)

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Samlesbury Hall is a registered charity (no 526052), meaning that any money we make goes straight back into the Hall to ensure it is kept open for future generations. We have been hosting weddings for over 50 years and we have seen families grow as they come back to visit! The weddings we host are vital in keeping our historic Hall open, but there's nothing we love more!