Are you a member of a club or Association looking for a place for a Group Visit?  Want somewhere interesting and a bit different for your Group Visit? We offer packages for groups who book in advance.

For groups (15 or more) we offer a “package deal” at £13.50pp of

  • entrance to the Hall (normally £1.50)
  • 2 course meal : and
  • a talk either about the Hall and its history or about Antiques (or even a “Roadshow style” valuation session),


All our food is freshly prepared and locally sourced.  To cut down costs each person in your party needs to make a fixed choice of main meal each in advance from the following (a vegetarian option is available).  Obviously it makes it easier for us if you could limit the variety of selection between you.


Main Meals:

Steak & Ale pie with Homemade chips and seasonal vegetables

Home made Lasagne and salad

Fresh battered fish & homemade chips with peas.

Roast Beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Atlantic Salmon with white wine sauce and seasonal vegetables


Apple pie & cream

Sticky toffee pudding

Lemon Meringue pie


Your party will also, of course, be free to explore around the Hall.


For groups of 30 or more we will provide the same package (without the Dessert element) for £8.50pp.


*deposit of 10% required on booking.


**Groups not taking advantage of the above are always welcome to view the Hall as normal on payment of our admission charge.  Please give at least 7 days notice to allow us to ensure that our café is suitably prepared.

For school visits just give us a call to discuss your requirements

How to Organise a Last Minute Wedding

We often hear couples worry about how to organise a Last Minute Wedding. They are put off by worries that it will be too difficult. That there will be too much to do.

Yet you can make some major savings by taking a Last Minute date and actually avoid a whole world or protracted stress. Many who have planned weddings will tell you that they feel the pressure of other peoples expectations. This grows over time it does not decrease.

So what do you need to know and do?

1.What is you budget?

Set a limit. Lets be honest few of us have the luxury of an open ended cheque book. Be realistic however. Be aware that the largest expense is likely to be your venue. So if you are unsure do a little research into the type of venues you like.

Having identified and set your budget identify what is most important to you. For most its simply having a good day with good food and surrounded by the most important people in your life. For others a near second to this or even a priority is something that they have seen in their dreams or on Pinterest. Be it live music, a certain style of flower or maybe a dream dress. If your day will not be your day without it then make sure its factored into your budget

2. Guest List

Its not rocket science. The more people you invite the greater the cost and sometimes the more complicated its gets. Getting RSVPs is often hard.

Increasingly popular options are small/intimate weddings of 50 or less that take place in the day as was common in the 40-60’s in this country.  After all with 50 or less you are unlikely to get a successful evening reception anywhere.

If you are stuck with a large family or families its not necessarily a crisis. A Last Minute Date can give you more “bang for your buck” so you can afford the large numbers.

3. The Venue

Identify the style you want – elegant, Traditional, rustic … then look at venues with this in mind. Don’t get bound up with Hotels. Most venues without accommodation have lots of local accommodation available and often its half the price or less than those of Hotels that use the rooms to add to their profits.

Look for advertised special Offers and Last Minute Rates and visit or call venues you like and ask.

If you are worried about the planning aspect talk to the venues wedding coordinator . many are happy to help and can even take a lot of the work off your shoulders with packages that include table centres, decor, cake and entertainment (DJ etc). Use their expertise. They will be happy to help as you are taking a date that they are eager to book

4. The legalities

Above all you do want to be sure you are legally married. For a Civil wedding (with Registrars at the venue or at the Registry Office) you need to give 28 days clear notice. The time runs from after you appointment with the Registrars to arrange things NOT before. Think of it as needing to be a poster on a wall somewhere for 28 days.

If you think you might like to go this Last Minute route you can get the notice bit done first. Then you can take a date as soon as one becomes available rather than having to worry about getting your appointment with the Registrars in time

There are similar requirement for most churches too. Talk to the Vicar or Priest for Christian denominations and for others check on the legality carefully. Not all are recognised by the state.

This need not be a big problem. If you cannot get married legally on the date or time or at the place you want then just “do the legal bit” at a Registry Office either before or after and get a celebrant to do a type of ceremony for you on the day in the style you want!

5. Dress

Just because you are Last Minute does not mean you will necessarily have to compromise on the Dress. Its true most bridal shops need 6-8 months for one to be made but there are other options. Look at the sale rack. There are factory outlet shops (Wed2b & BridalFactoryOutlets are the biggest but there are others) and you can save by going the Vintage route at Charity shops. Some now have special bridal shops! Again you bill can be greatly reduced as well

6. Attendants – Bridesmaids & Groomsmen

A top tip on how to organise a Last minute Wedding  is to get your best friends to help. Again however don’t involve everyone. Keep it tight. Less variety of opinions helps & less dresses and suits to buy keeps a handle on that budget

Most will be happy to pitch in. They may  want to help with the cake, invitations etc..

7. Invitations

Use the power of social media and your home computer and printer. Invites should be sent as soon as you can, have an RSVP and a request for details of any dietary needs

8. Cake

Is there a reliable cake maker in the family ? If not ask you venue for recommends. Again keep it simple. In truth it rarely gets eaten on the day & few guests now bother to take it home with them

9. Getting the church or venue

Does your  dream include a specific type of transport? A horse & carriage? A vintage car? Again ask you venue for tips, family, friends and last of all “google”. The same discount principal will often apply here for these suppliers too.

10. Photographer

First question – do you want one? If so then be aware the good ones are not cheap. Expect £500 min & more likely c.£900. Try negotiating as again this is Last Minute.

Alternatively is a family member or friend a keen photographer? Or perhaps you could get an APP & get the guests to download their photos to it.

11. Flowers

As mentioned above you may be able to get the venue to add these to the package at least in respect of the table centres. That just leaves button holes & bouquets.

12. Final Tips

So final tips – make a list, assign the Budget and  keep it tight.

Above all the simpler you make it the less you have to do and the easier it is. So perhaps consider a style that does not include formal dining. Have a late wedding & a buffet perhaps. This means that you can avoid the table plan




We are so chuffed to be declared a Wedding Venue Award Winner by the prestigious wedding website

They have given us their Gold Certificate of Excellence Award for 2018.

Even better as far as we concerned it is an award granted on the basis of reviews and comments from couples who have had their wedding with us throughout 2017

We are so proud of our staff and very grateful to all of those who took the time and trouble to leave their lovely positive reviews and comments

It is heartening to have some recognition for all of the hard work we do. We feel it reflects our commitment, as a family, to giving every couple the best Wedding Day experience we can.

To us each and every couple are individuals. They deserve to have all the help we can give them to create their day and make it a success.

Our Grade 1 Listed Manor house gives a great backdrop for any ones day and we are always looking at ways to improve our service

For 2108 we are offering our New Woodland Wedding/Photography Area after discussions with lots of couples who are looking for something different

Please do contact us for information



Wedding Venue Award




Christening Venue Lancashire

You have typed Christening Venue Lancashire into you search engine as, to state the obvious , you are looking for a lovely venue to celebrate your childs first big day!

You want somewhere with style,  good food and room for children to play and adults to relax

Our Function suite includes a main function room, bar & lounge. Lost of comfortable seating. A log fire in the lounge in the winter. Extensive lawns for the children to play on fine days

We can help you organise entertainment if you want it

Prices start at £550 and we have lots of menu options

Christening Venue Lancashire


Anyone looking for a Woodland Wedding Lancashire will now have more options. We are happy to announce our new Woodland wedding area !

Set in our beautiful extensive woodland and named our “fairy dell” by some more poetic members of staff, we are putting the finishing touches to this area.

So if you are looking for a truly different place to hold your ceremony or just want to picturesque photo setting then Heskin Hall may be the place for you

Early spring brings daffodils, snow drops & finally bluebells to our “dell” adding a splash of colour to what is already a beautiful setting.  Large aged trees coated in ivy surround you. Areas of shade are broken by pools of light that drop through the canopy of leaves.

Allowing yourself to be surrounded by nature adds a special something to your Ceremony and your photography

So you can enjoy the best of both worlds. A venue for your Ceremony that is different and can reflect your personality and your reception in our beautiful Hall with all its added comfort for your guests

Our countryside is some of the best in the world. Why not enjoy it?

Add bunting or fairy lights for that extra personal touch

You never know there may even be a few fairies there !! Do you believe in fairies ?? We do …we do …we do…


Woodland Wedding Lancashire

Woodland Weddings Lancashire


Cancellation Wedding Deals or Last Minute deals can be the answer to your payers if you are looking for a wedding day on a budget. They can give you the best amount of value for your money whilst filling a date that for us would otherwise be empty. Its a win all around.

We rarely have any Cancellation Wedding Deals available but one has just come up – 7th April 2018

There are also Last Minute dates now available – 12th May & June 16th 2018

LATEST – SATURDAY 21st July, 4TH AUGUST & 1st September!!!!

Why not contact us for a great day at a lovely Grade One  listed venue with a fantastic reputation?

We are easily accessible & central to most parts of the North West

Lots of option available – see our Brochure & Special Offer pages for examples from Traditional days with formal dining to Vintage days with Afternoon tea ; Late Afternoon, Daytime & Evening. There is a style that will suit everyone & we are flexible so can tailor a package to you!

Cancellation Wedding Dates are rare for us so be quick or miss this opportunity for a day to remember at a great price.


Cancellation Wedding Deals






1. Our Wedding Ceremony Fee & the use of our ceremony chairs & covers

  1. Exclusive use of Heskin Hall and its grounds for the Day.
  2. A 3 course Wedding Breakfast for up to 50 people – our Bronze Menu
  3. A Welcome Drink of Pimms or Bucks Fizz, glass or House Wine with your meal & a glass of sparkling wine for the Toast for up to 50 people
  4. An Evening Supper for up to 100 people of Roast Pork Rolls with Stuffing & Apple Sauce.
  5. Topiary at the Front Door decorated with ribbons8. All house crockery, table linen, glassware & cutlery
  6. “Master of Ceremonies” service
  7. DJ
  8. Our staff will set out all your decorations, place cards etc. are set out as you direct so you and your guests can relax and enjoy the day.

2017 & JAN – JUNE 2018 – £4350

JULY – SEPTEMBER 2018 -£4600


*We can provide a separate vegetarian option as required.

** Extra evening guests £12pp – Day guests £40pp – Day & night £52


  1. Our Wedding Ceremony Fee & the use of our ceremony chairs & covers
  2. Exclusive use of Heskin Hall and its grounds for the Day.
  3. TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA with assorted vintage china and table linen; a Welcome Drink and a glass of Sparkling wine for the Toast for up to 50 people
  4. A large Evening Buffet for up to 100 people

5.Topiary at the Front Door decorated with ribbons

  1. All house crockery, table linen, glassware & cutlery
  2. “Master of Ceremonies” service
  3. DJ

2017 & JAN – JUNE 2018 – £3950

JULY – SEPTEMBER 2018 -£4450



*Additional day (& evening) guests are £44pp Evening guests £19pp


  1. Wedding Ceremony in our Ceremony Room at c.4-5pm & the use of our ceremony chairs & covers
  2. Exclusive use of Heskin Hall and its grounds for the Day.
  3. Canapes & a Welcome Drink of Bucks Fizz or Pimms (Mulled wine in the winter months) for up to 50 people
  4. A large Evening Buffet for up to 100 people

5.Topiary at the Front Door decorated with ribbons

  1. All house crockery, table linen, glassware & cutlery
  2. “Master of Ceremonies” service
  3. Tea lights on the tables in the evening
  4. Outdoor fairy lighting & lanterns etc.


2017 & JAN – JUNE 2018 – £3350

JULY – SEPTEMBER 2018 -£3850


*Additional day (& evening) guests are £29pp Evening guests £19pp




  1. Our Wedding Ceremony Fee & the use of our ceremony chairs & covers and Exclusive use of Heskin Hall and its grounds for the Evening with ceremonies no earlier than 6.30pm.
  2. A Buffet for a minimum of 70 guests.
  3. Topiary at the Front Door decorated with ribbons
  4. All house glassware & cutlery
  5. “Master of Ceremonies” service
  6. Tea lights on the tables in the evening and Outdoor fairy lighting & lanterns etc.
  7. A DJ for the evening
  8. The assistance and support of our Wedding Co-ordinator to help you with your planning and ideas. Our staff set our all your decorations. for you as you direct avoiding the need for either you, you family or guests to do so.  This is your wedding enjoy it!

2017 & JAN – JUNE 2018 – £2600

JULY – SEPTEMBER 2018 -£3100


Extra Evening Gusts £19pp


This Packages for up to 50 guests (including wedding couple) includes:

  1. Our Ceremony Fee and covers for our ceremony chairs
  2. A glass of our House wine with your meal.
  3. A three course Wedding Breakfast (from our Bronze selection – see menu page)
  4. Our Table linen, glassware, cutlery and crockery
  5. Topiary at our Front Door decorated with ribbons
  6. Fairy lighting and lanterns on our Garden Patio
  7. The use of the most picturesque parts of our Hall & grounds for your photography
  8. Our wedding Coordinator to ensure your wedding goes on time and to help in your arrangements etc.

2017 & JAN – JUNE 2018 – £1850

JULY – SEPTEMBER 2018 -£2000


Extra Guests £35 each





NOTE: All function bookings are taken subject to our terms & conditions. These appear in our