Say “I Do” In Style

Steeped in Regency romance, elegant Georgian wedding venue Shaw Hill is the perfect Downton Abbey on the doorstep, discovers Kate Bowyer

Couples looking forward to tying the knot in a brighter 2022 will find historic and beautifully restored Shaw Hill at Whittle le Woods, near Chorley, genuinely has that little bit more to offer.

Just approaching the family owned Grade II Listed Georgian Manor through its 192 acres of gardens and golf course takes your breath away. Imagine your guests’ delight at being greeted by the twinkling windows of the magnificent three storey bay and elegant colonnade.

Shaw Hill’s comprehensive wedding service is famous for matching its intimate grandeur with the best in sympathetic restoration, comfortable amenities, warm personal service, and attention to detail.

Whether intimate soiree or grand seated banquet for 200, the two beautifully decorated function rooms offer the perfect setting, complimented by magnificent views over the grounds. Each comes complete with a private bar, comfortable lounge, spacious conservatory and large wooden dance floor.

From decorative plasterwork to the wrought iron balustrade of the sweeping staircase, beautiful architectural detail will leave photographers spoilt for choice, capturing every detail of your day for treasured future memories.

Shaw Hill’s dedicated wedding team will be with you every step of the way: welcoming from your first enquiry, understated efficiency throughout the big day, congratulatory through to your first special breakfast (or brunch!) as a married couple.

With exceptional reviews and praise for their friendly, individual service, no question you have is too small, and every request is of importance to them, plus the experience and enthusiasm to offer those all-important extras and finishing touches.

To take the hassle out of picturing and planning, they’ve put together three superior, all-inclusive packages, which can also be tailored and upgraded to include all requirements and personal touches to make your dream wedding reality:
• Relax in classic splendour with the ‘VP’ Package, from red carpet entrance and pre-reception drinks to three course wedding breakfast and dancing under the ceiling drapes and candelabra.
• Step back in time with the ‘Vintage’ Package, including artisan wedding breakfast and evening bites using the finest locally sourced ingredients, vintage post box for cards and wishes, and tea and coffee with handcrafted chocolates.
• Or choose ‘Platinum’ for the full party experience, starting with Prosecco and flavoured liqueurs reception, a four course wedding breakfast, magical fairy light bedecked atmosphere, and extras including champagne for the toasts and chocolate-dipped strawberries to keep everyone’s sugar levels up!

All packages include dedicated wedding coordinator, menu tasting, red carpet arrival, Toast Master, silver cake stand and knife, microphones for speeches and full sound system for bands or recorded music, plus – that special touch – first anniversary dinner for the bride and groom.

Of course, why not do it your way, by combining your dream designs with the finest amenities and expertise Shaw Hill has to offer? The manor also holds a full civil ceremony license, so is fully equipped to host your whole day, from “I do” to last dance.

Holding trusted partnerships with the best suppliers in the region, all wedding menus are freshly prepared to the highest quality, complemented by delicious wines chosen by the hotel’s in-house specialist.

Then enjoy the many extras which take Shaw Hill beyond a standard wedding venue. Situated in glorious grounds, enjoy a relaxing treatment or three in the spa, a dip in the pool, or a round on the championship golf course. That’s all if you can bear to leave your deluxe bridal suite!

Guests choosing to stay over can luxuriate in one of 30 individually styled en-suite bedrooms designed to complement the Grade II history with 21st-century comfort – including room service.

From the minute one of the friendly wedding team takes the weight off your shoulders, the only grumble you’ll be allowed, as others have found, will be: “We didn’t want our day at Shaw Hill to end!”

Shaw Hill Golf Resort & Spa
Whittle le Woods
Near Buckshaw, Chorley PR6 7PP
01257 269221



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