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The Astley Bank Hotel & Wedding Venue

Up to 120
37 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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*** New Listing! *** This beautiful manor house location with impeccable food service is the ideal venue for your special day! Check out the TripAdvisor reviews!
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


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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Kosher Catering
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: Alan
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
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Jack McKay
Wedding: June 2018
July 2018
If you live in Darwen and don’t already know how amazing Astley Bank is, then you’ve got to ask yourself... ‘what have I been doing with my life?!’ We’ve been here many ...
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Paul & Pauline
Married in May 2018
July 2018
Most amazing day
Pauline and I got married at Astley Bank on the 25th May and we had the most amazing day! Everything was perfect from the beautifully decorated room where the ceremony wa...
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Mr & Mrs Bury
Wedding: June 2018
July 2018
Lovely memorable day
A very big thank you to all the staff at Astley Bank for making our Son & Daughter in laws wedding a lovely memorable day. Everyone had a really good time. Thank you, Tha...
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Mr & Mrs Mulvaney
Wedding: August 2017
July 2018
Excellent service, the young people serving the wedding breakfast were very courteous and helpful. We had over seventy guests, the food was delicious. And our compliments...
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Danielle & Michael
Married in April 2018
July 2018
Perfect Day
Me and my husband got married at Astley bank on the 24 March it was absolutely perfect from beginning to end, the setting was ideal the food was perfect and the picturesq...
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Heather & Craig
Married in June 2018
July 2018
Couldn't have asked for more
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you, Jason and ALL the staff working on Saturday. You all helped to make our wedding day perfect, from planning to the day nothing...
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Location & Contact Details


Off Bolton Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 2QB, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Darwen Station

Nearest Airport


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Accreditations / Associations (1)

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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