This is the historic site that was once home to restaurants run by award-winning and double Michelin-starred chef, Paul Heathcote. Paul, who lives in the Preston area, still owns the building and has converted the two large restaurants into one large venue for private hire to target the event market, accommodating weddings, celebrations, birthdays, business functions, or just one great party. The venue is even available for film & TV hire and PR launches, or practically anything you can think of.

23 Winckley Square offers a unique building with loads of charm and character located in the heart of the city, overlooking a beautiful leafy square, allowing the client to make their event completely unique and like no other. 23 Winckley isn’t a vanilla hotel banqueting space or a faceless function hall; it's special, different, quirky and original.

The venue will be hosting a free wedding open evening on the 13th of January from 4pm, partnering with the wedding specialists Little White Book, which promises to present an awe-​inspiring city-chic wedding day like no other. The evening will have food provided by preferred catering partners Foray Catering run by two Masterchef: The Professionals finalists, as well as nibbles from well-known and local restaurant Fino Tapas, and delightful drinks from Mobile Mixology. If you'd like to attend then visit their socials and send a message, or simply email on

23 Winckley has three rooms available for one, all exclusive use, and inclusive price. The venue also includes a beautiful cocktail bar, kitchen, clay pizza oven, entertainment stage, small dressing room, separate lavatories on both floors, and a private courtyard. The whole venue has a capacity of up to 300 people which is perfect for weddings, larger parties and events, or smaller celebrations and functions, and recommends great local partners from caterers, mixologists, pop-up bars, and room dressers, to entertainers and photographers, giving you control and the canvas for bringing your event to life. But if you’re looking for something a bit extra, you can bring in your own suppliers and create the event of your dreams.

Take advantage of early availability before it’s gone and book in confidence with 23 Winckley’s secure promise whatever international events unfold, all events booked and paid for in January & February will have a second guaranteed prime date of your choice in 2023 at no extra cost, subject to availability, a deal very difficult to replicate as most sites are booked up for two to three years in advance. Don’t expect this offer to be around for long as 23 Winckley is expected to fill its wedding calendar up very quickly.

And if that wasn't enough, Winckley Square also has 28 bedrooms a stone's throw away from the venue at the Winckley Square Hotel and No. 10 Preston. The rooms are listed as #1 and #2 on TripAdvisor, and should you and your party need accommodation for your wedding or event, a special discount will be made on the rooms when booking out the hotel, and venue (subject to availability) but more information on this will be available in the coming weeks.

For more information, head over to their website, or send them an email on We'd highly recommend looking around the venue, and Thursdays open evening will be the perfect time to see the building dressed to perfection!




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