Whatever the time of year, Eaves Hall is never less than impressive as a wedding venue. If you are visiting for the first time, try leaving your car at the bottom and walk up the steps through some of the 13 acres of gardens. The imposing façade rears up in front of you, but before you enter through those plaster columns, have a look out over the Ribble Valley scenery – its a stunning setting for your wedding photographs!
There has been a hall here since Tudor times, with several rebuilds along the way. The current Georgian mansion has been thoughtfully refurbished and preserves original features such as decorative wood panelling and spectacular fireplaces. At the same time tasteful use of mirrors and lighting helps to create a contemporary feel, so Eaves Hall would suit any style of wedding – traditional, vintage or modern.
Naomi and Graham chose to get ready at Eaves Hall for their autumn wedding, Naomi in one of the bridal suites and Graham with his men tucked safely out of sight in another. (With 30 bedrooms in total there is plenty of room for guests to stay over. Or why not hire the Lodge and enjoy a more relaxed start to your wedding day?)
A choice of rooms is licensed for your ceremony; Naomi made her entrance down the grand staircase into the stunning ballroom with its ornate fireplace. Large windows on both sides allow light to flood in, great for natural light photography even on those less-than-sunny days!
After the service there was time for drinks around the grand piano and in the cosy snug with family and guests before venturing into the crisp (OK, it was actually really cold!) air to make use of those gorgeous grounds for more photographs.
On to the wedding breakfast, and clever use of mirrors brings a light and airy feel to the dining room. The food was delicious but don’t take our word for it – the staff will happily arrange a taster evening for your menu.
Afterwards, there is plenty of scope for guests to relax in the snug, bar or wood-panelled snooker room. That’s where we found Graham’s best man doing Dennis Taylor impressions – with his glasses if not his snooker playing!
Graham and Naomi’s evening continued in time-honoured fashion with cake-cutting dancing and fun back in the ballroom.You can find out more over on the blog, and if you are thinking of booking Eaves Hall for your wedding, don’t forget to give us a call. We would love to hear your plans!