The Astley Bank Hotel & Wedding Venue

£3520 - £6850 for a package
Up to 120
37 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
*** New Listing! *** This beautiful manor house location with impeccable food service is the ideal venue for your special day! Check out the TripAdvisor reviews!
Pricing & Costs

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We offer three wedding packages that can be tailored to meet with your exact requirements. Prices are based on 50 day guests and 100 evening guests, with the option of adding additional guests. All packages include everything you need for the perfect day...scrumptious 3 course wedding breakfast, wine package, luxury evening buffet, resident DJ, beautiful bridal suite and much more.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
03:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Set in 6 acres of gardens, this beautiful hotel and conference centre in a early 19th-century mansion house is less than a mile from Darwen and 2.4 miles from the M65 motorway. The main house offers elegant traditional rooms with original features, some with 4 poster beds, spa baths and garden views. Rooms in the garden wing have more contemporary-style furniture, and all have tea and coffee making facilities. The house has period decor throughout, including stained glass windows, wood panelling and an ornate staircase. English cuisine with a Mediterranean influence is served in the bright, refined restaurant. This is a perfect location to hold your wedding breakfast and also a ceremony. I've been described as a real hidden gem by our guests. Call us and check our excellent reviews.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Vicki
There're many options for a couple to celebrate the most important celebration of their union. The question is of all options, what is it in a venue that would be most conducive to a perfect wedding. We at Astley Bank deliberated this question and decided that such a venue would provide a beautiful location, gorgeous food and an experience to always remember. Certainly, Astley Bank has all of these, but we all agreed, to care is the most important element and that is our principle.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Sue and Mike
Married in July 2017
July 2019
Amazing from start to finish
We held our wedding and reception at Astley Bank and right from the initial booking, nothing was too much trouble. Our requests were happily honoured and even the singing waiters were welcomed! The food was absolutely delicious and everyone commented on how lovely it was. The staff at Astley Bank made us feel so special... we even felt special returning on our anniversary. Thank you to the dedicated team for helping to make our day so special.
Married in May 2015
July 2019
Absolutely gorgeous venue
We married here in the May of 2015 and return every year for our anniversary meal. I would choose Astley Bank a million times over, it’s simply a beautiful venue, excellent customer service and food to die for. We had been to many weddings at the usual overpriced & underwhelming hotel chains and we wanted something different. At Astley Bank you are made to feel like part of the family. I can not recommend them enough! Go for a meal and get a feel for the place, you won’t be disappointed.
Rebecca Smalley
Married in July 2018
December 2018
Amazing place!
We got married here in July 2018 and couldn't thank Vicki and the team at Astley Bank enough. They were friendly and professional throughout and made us (and all our guests) feel at home from the beginning of the day until the morning after. The extra touches such as personalised breakfast menus were just perfect. Fantastic service, delicious food and fabulous wedding packages available. Would highly recommend them as a venue.
Holly & Neil
Married in February 2020
July 2017
Dream into Reality
Just want to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Astley Bank for helping our wedding go perfectly on 22nd Feb! All the staff were so helpful and helped turn our dream into a reality! Nothing was too much trouble including a last minute vegan on the day 🙈 I’m so glad we booked here and will definitely be back to celebrate more special occasions in the future. Love Mr & Mrs Billington ❤️
Becky & Darryl
Married in May 2019
July 2017
Our day went so perfectly
As soon as we saw Astley Bank in person, we knew the venue was the right choice for our wedding. We visited many times before our wedding to “test” the food and every time we left feeling more and more excited for our big day. We would like to thank all the staff for all their hard work in making sure our day went so perfectly. Vicki was an absolute star during the planning process and nothing was ever too much trouble. We were able to sit back and relax, knowing the staff were in control behind the scenes. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the food was, as always, amazing. All we heard from our guests was how incredible the food was and how beautiful the venue is. Thank you to all the team, we just need a reason to return!
Nicola & Dave
Married in August 2019
July 2017
love this venue
We had our wedding here yesterday and everything ran smoothly. i absolutley love this venue, the room looked amazing and the staff did everything they could to make our day special. thanks to all the staff. thanks Mr and Mrs Blakemore x x x

Wedding Open Day

25th January 2020
Enjoy bucks fizz and our chef’s delicious canapes whilst planning the day of your dreams with our dedicated wedding team and our fabulous suppliers.
Location & Contact Details


Off Bolton Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 2QB

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Darwen Station

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Visit England

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

The next one that is happening

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

Enjoy every part of the process with a positive mind and a sharing heart.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

The encouraging smile the bride gave to her groom as she edged him on for their first dance.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

By the Garden Fountain with Astley Bank in the background

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?


What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything with cheese

What’s your favourite midnight treat?


What is your venue's most unique feature?

The building

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The staff

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount30% Discount for January, February and November
Bridebook Special OfferCall for dates which have become available
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