Astley Bank Hotel


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Astley Bank Hotel is the perfect venue for your special day. We will ensure we bring your dream day to life and your wedding will be truly amazing. Our Motto: come in as Guests, leave as Friends.

Ideally located just outside Darwen city centre and boasting six acres of beautifully landscaped private grounds, Astley Bank Hotel is the place to get married in Lancashire. Overlooking stunning gardens, our gorgeous ceremonial room is flooded with natural light that graciously illuminates the draped ceiling, creating a sublime atmosphere. This charming space is fully licensed to host your vows and reception; it can seat up to 120 guests during the day, while for the evening, capacity can be increased to 180. We have an additional and equally beautiful ceremonial room, which is perfect for a more intimate wedding. We can also help if you are getting married abroad and thinking of having a party to celebrate with family and friends when you return from your honeymoon.

We guarantee that your wedding will be the only one held at Astley Bank on your chosen date and there is also an option to have full exclusivity of the whole hotel. Our elegantly designed function room will provide the perfect atmosphere for your wedding breakfast. To create your dream backdrop, we can design and provide venue dressing to suit your individual style. Our expertly trained chefs will ensure that the food adds to the once-in-a-lifetime experience we will create for you. We prepare everything in house, delivering the finest cuisine, using local, high-quality produce.

But perhaps our strongest point is that we genuinely care and do our upmost to understand your needs. We truly recognise that every wedding day is special and unique for all. Each couple puts their personal stamp on their day in order to create lasting memories. The Astley Bank wedding team are on hand to help with as much or as little planning and support as you require. The positive reviews we receive are testament to the quality of our service. We are proud to offer an exquisite setting and location, which allows you to unfold your most magical day from start to finish. Our family-run venue has been successfully arranging weddings for over 25 years and we would be delighted to be a part of yours.

Astley Bank Hotel at a Glance

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Astley Bank is one of the most idyllic hotels and wedding venues in Lancashire. Our attentive team have organised numerous successful weddings so we are confident that we can deliver the most beautiful day for you and those closest to you. Built at the beginning of the 19th century, Astley Bank is the ‘hidden gem’ of Darwen. A beautiful Victorian-era design, scenic landscaped gardens and a grand fountain, give the property a fairy-tale character and make it a picturesque wedding spot. There’s nothing as special as having all your family and friends in one place. Celebrate your big day by toasting champagne together in our romantic suite and after dusk take to the dance floor to party your way into the night. Our dedicated wedding planner can ensure your special day is flawless by arranging everything from help with booking beautiful bouquets to arranging a bespoke reception menu. All our food is freshly made on the premises using locally sourced ingredients. We aim to be your ‘home away from home’ and make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. To make the best day of your life last a little longer, retire to our impressive bridal suite. Your guests will love our individually designed bedrooms. If you let us be part of your special day, we will be honoured to create unforgettable experiences for you, unforgettable for all the right reasons. Great memories start here. Pricing Category : LuxuryReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 180Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 120Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteCountry House Manor House View More
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Top Wedding Tips

Guests Come First!!! One of the first things to do is to get a grip on the approximate number of guests you'll invite to your wedding. This will give you a rough idea of prices and logistics.

Try Booking Off-Season or Midweek!!! A wedding can be up to 20% cheaper if you book it in January or February. Another great saving, around 30%, can be made if you book midweek instead of a Saturday.

One Step at a Time!!!Put together a wedding planning schedule and do things one by one, in a logical order, so you don't take on too much too fast and end up with everything snowballing around you.

Astley Bank Hotel Reviews

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07 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor - Our wedding 6th September
We had an absolutely fabulous wedding day all our guests thoroughly enjoyed it the food was excellent all the staff were superb cannot fault anything thank you so much for making it such a special day would highly recommend for a hotel stay, a meal in the restaurant or as an event venue.
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29 Feb 2020
TripAdvisor - Astley Bank held our Wedding on 29th February
Where do i begin? Astley Bank recently held our Wedding and what a fantastic day we had. We had family travel from across the country, and the team at Astley Bank made them feel welcome from arrival. Nothing was ever any trouble, and all of our guests have said how amazing the venue looked, and was. The team are a huge credit to the venue, and we couldn't have asked for more. The food was 10/10, the organisation was amazing, it was clean and fresh, and nobody could have done anymore for us. It was a perfect day and we are so so grateful that we had such a great team to share it with. 100% recommend Astley Bank. We can't wait to share our anniversary with the team who made our day so special.
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01 Feb 2020
TripAdvisor - Wonderful Wedding Venue
The venue were organised and staff were efficient but unobtrusive. The wedding breakfast , canapés and buffet were all delicious. The in house DJ played our requested songs and made a fantastic night. From start to finish the venue could not have been more helpful or accommodating. Would highly recommend to anyone. A number of us stayed over and the breakfast was delicious -they had even produced personalised wedding breakfast menus for us which was very thoughtful. The rooms were spacious and well equipped.
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Wedding Date
06 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor - Hidden Gem!!!
I visited here with my mum for Sunday lunch, following her having recently been for a friend's wedding anniversary. It was a truly a luxurious experience, with all little details taken care of. Although we weren't staying at the hotel, we were made to feel like guests. Food and service were excellent and in lovely surroundings. We will certainly be back!
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Wedding Date
20 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor - Wedding Day Bliss
We had our wedding on 20th September at the this beautiful venue.
From the initial contact to the actual day the service has been excellent, smooth and very friendly whilst totally professional.
The event was seamless and flawless with the staff providing top class service in an wonderful hotel.
Everything from the rooms to the personal service and delightful staff were just perfect. The whole feeling from start to finish was that "nothing is too much trouble".
The food was incredible and we had some quite fussy guests lol....
Special thanks to Vicky our planner and John the night porter who was so very lovely and helpful.
Massive thanks to you all
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Wedding Date
08 Jun 2019
Tripadvisor - Magical Wedding Venue
We attended my brother’s wedding at Astley Bank on the 1st of June. I could not fault the whole experience. The hotel is characterful and set in beautifully manicured grounds. The staff were friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The room used for the wedding was atmospheric and comfortable. The sit down meal was hot, delicious and excellent sized portions.
The toilet facilities were clean and well appointed. Overall an amazing venue for an amazing day.
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25 May 2019
TripAdvisor - Appleby/Booth Wedding
We recently celebrated out Daughters wedding at Astley Bank and cannot put into words, what a wonderful time we had. The Staff were very welcoming and super attentive, nothing was too much trouble, which helped make our special day absolutely brilliant. Food was excellent and we highly recommend them. Thank you so much everyone.


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Astley Bank Hotel, Bolton Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 2QB

Astley Bank Hotel

  • Astley Bank Hotel
  • Bolton Road
  • Darwen
  • Lancashire
  • BB3 2QB
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Vicky Hough

Hello brides and grooms to be !!! My name is Vicky and I am the wedding coordinator at Astley Bank. What I like about my role is seeing a plan come to fruition; and helping couples to achieve their dream wedding is what makes my job a great one. Thoughtfulness, flexibility, and attention to detail are all critical aspects of wedding planning, but what defines the team here at Astley Bank is that we truly proactively notice the needs of our clients and we do everything to accommodate them. I am passionate about ensuring your big day is flawless and that's why I work tirelessly to make absolutely certain that even the finest details are taken care of with the highest levels of excellence. I can help you with streamlining your wedding planning process too by sharing our list of recommended industry professionals, which we've meticulously compiled for prospective wedding couples. So, fear not as I will be with you every step of the way to help you have a wedding that you will remember for all your life. If you would like to know more about what we do, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.