Samlesbury Hall Wedding Guide

Samlesbury Hall Wedding Guide

Phone: 01254 812010


Address: Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0UP

Gallery of Samlesbury Hall Wedding Photos

Weddings at Samlesbury Hall

I have pulled together a Samlesbury Hall Wedding Guide with photos and information about this stunning wedding venue in Samlesbury, Preston. I hope you find it useful!

As a wedding photographer in the North West, I am absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to fabulous wedding venues. That being said, if you asked me to choose my favourites, Samlesbury Hall is one of them. I have photographed several weddings at this iconic stately home over the years, and I always love working there.

This stunning black and white medieval venue, set in 5 acres of well manicured grounds, dates back to the 14th Century and as such is one of the oldest wedding venues in Lancashire. Not only are you surrounded by the fabulous history of this Grade II listed building, the Hall boasts some fantastic modern architecture as well. With 28 unique en-suite shepherds huts set amidst its festoon lit woodland, and a sublime Italian courtyard complete with wood fired pizza oven, the Hall is wonderfully quirky and bursting with character around every corner.

Weddings at Samlesbury Hall

If you are getting married at the hall, you have exclusive use of the fabulous Gatehouse for bridal preparations, complete with sitting room, roll top bath and a dressing room with a rail to hang your wedding gown – hello beautiful wedding prep photos! The Gatehouse will also be your honeymoon suite.

The wedding team are super lovely, and ensure that everything is perfect for you on your big day. Nothing is too much trouble for you and your guests. Every wedding I’ve been to has run seamlessly and seemed effortless.

Wedding Ceremony Options

Samlesbury Hall offers three unique wedding ceremony options. The first is to tie the knot in the huge 700 year old Great Hall. It has a stunning high ceiling and a roaring fire. There is plenty of space for up to 120 guests without feeling crowded.

The second option is to hold your ceremony in the Whittaker Room. Holding up to 90 guests, it provides a cosier space for a slightly smaller wedding than the Great Hall. This beautiful airy room has large windows which cast a gorgeous natural light on your happy faces as you marry your best friend.

The third option is to get married in the Parlour. This is the smallest and cosiest option. It holds up to 30 guests it is the perfect location for an intimate wedding ceremony with your closest friends and family.

Samlesbury Hall Wedding Photo Locations

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to your wedding photographs, as Samlesbury Hall has so many gorgeous backdrops! The front lawn outside the Hall is perfect for your family/group shots as it is where your guests will be enjoying their reception drinks whilst you have your photos taken!

Although I’m not a lover of taking reams of group shots, I do like to take a photo of everyone who is at the wedding. I take this just before everyone is called in to be seated for the wedding breakfast. The Whittaker Room is perfect for this as there is a balcony upstairs where I can stand. We have lots of fun, and I think it’s nice to see everyone’s lovely happy faces together.

Photo Locations

Samlesbury Hall has beautiful private gardens which are perfect for my couple shots of just the two of you. There are stone steps, woodland, and a beautiful rosarium. The sun sets across the Rose Garden, making it nothing short of perfect for portraits during the golden hour. Photos in the grounds look stunning both on beautifully sunny days, but also with a moody grey sky if you don’t get the weather. I have photographed weddings here on glorious summer days and in the darkness of winter.

If the weather is less than favourable (and lets face it, this is the North West…you have to plan for these things!) then you have nothing to worry about at all. There are so many incredible locations inside as well. The Great Hall with its roaring fires and beautiful stain glass windows. Not to mention the beautiful hallway with it’s grand oak staircase. Plus, I’m always happy to venture outside with you even if it is raining… as long as you’re game, I am!


Samlesbury Hall Wedding Reception Options

All wedding receptions at Samlesbury Hall take place in the 700 year old Great Hall. With it’s high ceilings and roaring log fire, it really does have the wow factor!

Reception drinks and canapés are served on the front lawn, complete with garden games to keep your guests entertained while you have your photos taken!

The wedding breakfast is a 3 course meal with wine, prepared by award winning chefs! I’ve been lucky to have been provided with the meal by some of my couples, and the food was delicious.

For night time nibbles, you can choose pizzas from the wood fired pizza oven or even a street food shack! You can also choose to have a sweetie buffet, donut wall, or a favourite of mine.. a wedding cheese cake!

Samlesbury Hall really have thought of everything, and have a resident storyteller available to entertain the little ones!

The wedding breakfast is a 3 course meal with wine, and an optional cheese course too! I’ve been lucky to have been provided with the meal by some of my couples, and the food was delicious.


Samlesbury Hall Wedding Capacity

It can hold weddings of up to 120 guests.


With its history and gorgeous surroundings, Samlesbury Hall will serve as an amazing venue to make your wedding day perfect.

Contact Rachel at Samlesbury Hall Weddings.

Your Samlesbury Hall Wedding Photographer

6 GREAT reasons why you should choose me to be your Samlesbury Hall wedding photographer:

  1. I’ve worked here several times so know all the best locations for photographs and have experience of how weddings work at this venue.
  2. Although I’ve worked here before, there are new opportunities to explore around every corner. I never stop looking for new ways to be creative.
  3. My heart and soul goes into every single wedding I ever attend. I hope like with many of my previous couples, you’ll come away from your day thinking of me as more of a friend with a camera than your photographer! My aim is to be your favourite wedding guest!
  4. I will never pose your guests, I try to blend in and document everything as it happens. Rather than staged shots and cheesy poses, I prefer to capture the moments and tell your story as it unfolds.
  5. I capture meaningful photos of your day taken in a way that your attention is just where it should be during your wedding – not on the camera but on each other.
  6. I aim to seek out the most precious and often overlooked elements of the day – the tiny details that bring memories back to life years down the line.