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Brockholes

Type:Wedding Venue

Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG

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Brockholes

Say “I do” at Lancashire’s floating wedding venue

Imagine taking your wedding vows floating on water, surrounded by panoramic lake views.

Hidden within a nature reserve and featuring a unique floating design, Brockholes offers a truly memorable setting for your wedding. Along the banks of the river, in their ancient woodland or with the sun setting across the lake, their 250 hectare nature reserve will provide a stunning stage for your photographs.

Set in the heart of a Lancashire Wildlife Trust wetland nature reserve, their eco-friendly wedding venue floats on the lake amongst the reeds. What’s more, by choosing Brockholes for your special day you are supporting vital conservation work to help protect local wildlife.

They offer a range of delicious home-made meals using locally sourced ingredients, from a traditional three-course wedding breakfast, to a barbecue or a vintage afternoon tea. For a taste of their wedding menus click here

Brockholes is a wedding venue with a difference, just waiting for you to create your own special day.

If a wedding at Brockholes sounds like your perfect day, please feel free to arrange an appointment to view the venue and discuss your enquiry with their wedding team. You can get in touch with the team here. 

Opening Times

November to March (1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
April to October (1 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018

Directions

Road Directions

Directions when travelling by car: From Preston: At the roundabout of the M6 J31and A59 go straight over under the motorway signed A59 to Blackburn. Stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance. From M6 north bound: As you come off the motorway get in the middle lane. At the roundabout turn right, signed A59 to Blackburn. Stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance. From Samlesbury and south bound off the M6: From Samlesbury -  At the roundabout of the M6 J31and A59 you need to go all the way round the double roundabout as if you where going to head back along the A59 towards Samlesbury. As you come round the roundabout past the Tickle Trout Service Station stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance. From M6 south bound: As you come off the motorway turn right at the roundabout towards Preston. Stay in the right hand lane and continue around the roundabout, As you come round the roundabout past the Tickle Trout  Service Station stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

Public Transport Directions

Travelling by bus: Brockholes is about caring for the natural world and for the environment.  One way of protecting that environment is to reduce your carbon footprint so why not arrive at Brockholes by frequent local bus and on foot, enjoying an easy, level walk along the Ribble of less than a mile – about 20 minutes - to the reserve entrance. If you travelling coming from Preston Bus Station catch either Stagecoach-in-Lancashire bus 59 or Transdev Lancashire United, Ribble Valley Express service X80/280 and alight at the Tickled Trout Motel, just before the M6 junction. In the other direction Bus 59 provides a direct service from Blackburn or Accrington (half hourly weekdays, hourly Sundays) whilst the Lancashire United Ribble Valley Express X80/280 serves Skipton, Barnoldswick, Clitheroe and Whalley, (connections from Burnley). hourly on weekdays, two hourly on Sundays.  For downloadable X80/280 timetables log onto www.lancashirebus.co.uk. If you are arriving from Preston, alight at the bus stop at the Tickled Trout and walk back over the river bridge, taking the first track on the right by a metal crash barrier fence. Walk 50 metres along the track, before going through the metal kissing gate on the right which leads onto the cycle track, now the Guild Wheel Cycle Way. If arriving from the Blackburn or Clitheroe direction, alight at the first bus stop past the M6 which is the Tickled Trout. Either cross the A59 carefully at the refuge, turning left to cross the river bridge to the track on the right, or cross the river bridge to locate steps leading to an underpass, left, under the A59 which joins the cycle path as below. Follow this level tarmac track which soon goes alongside the river and under the concrete arches of the slip roads, motorway and along the vehicle access road to the main entrance to the reserve.  You can follow this drive to the Visitor Centre, but a metal kissing gate on the left 20 metres before the entrance gives access to a traffic free walking route parallel to the drive which lead to the Centre. If walking back from the main visitor centre to your bus stop, allow 40 minutes for the full walk.    Travelling by train:

The nearest railway station is Preston.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible venue

Establishment Features

  • Countryside setting

Specialist Features

  • Dressing rooms for guests
  • Guide dogs permitted

Venue Facilities

  • Approved For Civil Marriages
  • Dedicated Wedding Coordinator
  • Exclusive use
  • Free WiFi available for guests
  • Licence for Civil Ceremonies
  • Master of Ceremonies available
  • Maximum number of evening reception guests
  • Natural daylight
  • Red welcome carpet available
  • Set in own grounds
  • Table linen included
  • Table number holders available
  • Table plan easel available

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