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Chapel at Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall

North West, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, PR5 0UP

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A spooky wedding venue indeed. A 700 year old house ‘witch’ has seen centuries of turbulent history come and go. It has its very own ghost in the form of the ‘White Lady’ who can be seen wandering the nearby road in a white gown. Expect the best food, drinks, ceremony, laughter and dancing rounded off in ‘Shepherd’s Hut Hamlet’, luxury glamping for all your guests.

At Samlesbury Hall, the grand splendour of the Great Hall, the intimacy of the beautiful Whittaker Room, not to mention the intimate setting of your own private gardens will be all yours.  The Hall is available on Fridays and Saturdays for weddings and other days by special arrangement, just ask.

What’s great about this quirky, beautiful and spooky wedding venue is that the income helps to maintain and keep this stunning 14th century historic building open to the public. And allows guests and visitors to enjoy the magic of Samlesbury Hall.

Civil Ceremonies for up to 90 can be held in the Whittaker Room. In the Great Hall there is space for up to 120 and there’s also the Parlour, which is perfect for smaller ceremonies. If you would like more details about civil ceremonies please visit the Preston Registrars website. Food for up to 150 can be arranged, and more are welcome in the evening. Party on!

Their food has consistently won Taste Lancashire’s Highest Quality Award for the past decade. The Hall has featured on Most Haunted twice and you can include a ghost tour with their own resident witch as part of the evening’s entertainment. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeek

 

 

 

 

Real Weddings

Elizabeth & Ian | A Winters Wedding |pixiesinthecellar.co.uk

Hazel & Sietze | Fireworks and Laughter |  lawsonphotography.co.uk

Kate & Sam | Crafty DIY Affair | clairepenn.com

 

 

More about The Witches

The 19th of August 2012 saw the 400th anniversary of the trials of the Samlesbury ‘Witches,’ when three innocent women were unjustly and maliciously accused. It has taken nearly four hundred years to break down the prejudices which were formed back in the 16th and 17th centuries. Christopher’s persecution of the women must have begun in late February or early March. Certainly before Jane ‘had conference’ with him and ‘challenged him for slandering her to be a Witch.’ Despite the fact that ‘there was not any one witness able to charge them with one direct matter of Witchcraft, ‘ they continued in captivity. Sir Edward questioned the accusers and then other people ‘told his lordship the truth…’

So the lives of Jennet, Ellen and Jane were saved, but it had been a terrifying, degrading ordeal and they would have had little hope until their desperate appeal to the judge flummoxed Grace and he adjourned the case.

The three ‘witches’ were released.

 

 

Say What?

|| Me and James would just like to say a massive thank you to you and the staff at Samlesbury hall, you really went above and beyond. Could you also thank the chef for such amazing food, my guests were extremely impressed and I got so many amazing comments from them of how much they enjoyed all the food. We had such an amazing day and will remember it forever. Thank you so much! || 

|| All staff were outstanding to help the day run smoothly, it really took away any stress from me and Carl. Obviously you were amazing! It was lovely to see your smiling face as I arrived in the horse and carriage (thank you so much for keeping this a surprise) and to see your experience shine through as wedding coordinator. I didn’t feel I needed to worry at all, as I could see everything was completely in hand. Nothing felt too much trouble, they are obviously so committed to the hall, but also to making sure that people have a wonderful day, Gordon said this many times and each time was just as heartfelt. I wanted to give him a big hug! The lodge is a wonderful space to get ready in, we all had a comfy and relaxing morning in there. || 

 

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