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Wedding packages and prices

We offer two different rooms for civil ceremonies at Smithills Hall.

Our beautiful Medieval Great Hall can seat up to 65, while our oak-panelled Tudor Withdrawing Room is perfect for smaller and more intimate ceremonies, and can seat a maximum of 30 guests. Please see here for more information about both rooms.

Civil ceremony only

Room

Capacity

Cost*

Price per additional hour

Great Hall

65 guests

£700.00

£170.00

Withdrawing Room

30 guests

£450.00

£170.00

 

Included in your civil ceremony package: -

  • Use of our Medieval Great Hall or Tudor Withdrawing Room for your ceremony
  • Room setting –including chairs, table cloths and choice of red or cream Aisle carpet
  • Use of our artificial flower displays to decorate the room (if desired)
  • Use of Bower Room for registrars
  • Exclusive, private access to the rooms within the Hall for you and your guests
  • Use of the Hall Grounds for your wedding photographs

*Up to 2 hours hire. Additional time to be spent at the Hall will be charged at an hourly rate.

Please note: the cost of the registrar is not included in our price. Registrar costs are payable to Bolton Register Office.

Civil ceremony with drinks/canapé reception

Room

Capacity

Cost*

Price per additional hour

Great Hall

65 guests

£950.00

£170.00

Withdrawing Room

30 guests

£650.00

£170.00

 

Included in your civil ceremony package with drinks reception: -

  • Use of our Medieval Great Hall or Tudor Withdrawing Room for your ceremony
  • Room setting –including chairs, table cloths and choice of red or cream Aisle carpet
  • Use of our artificial flower displays to decorate the room (if desired)
  • Use of Bower Room for registrars
  • Exclusive, private access to the rooms within the Hall for you and your guests
  • Use of the Hall Grounds for your wedding photographs

*Up to 4 hours hire. Additional time to be spent at the Hall will be charged at an hourly rate.

And also:

  • Use of our beautiful Victorian Dome Room for drinks and refreshments
  • Staff to serve your guests with drinks of your choice (corkage charges apply: please ask for further information)

We are also happy to work with external catering companies who can provide drinks, refreshments and canapés for your reception. In this case the catering company will usually provide their own serving staff. This is not included in our package price.

 

Civil Ceremony with Wedding Breakfast

For wedding breakfasts, we can offer our Medieval Great Hall, which can fit up to 50 guests for a sit-down meal, or our Victorian Dome Room if you have fewer than 30 guests. If you are also holding your wedding ceremony in our Great Hall, it is necessary to arrange for a drinks reception prior to the meal in order to allow time for the room to be changed over.

Additional time at the Hall for your wedding breakfast (above 4 hours) is priced at an hourly rate of £170.00, enabling us to tailor what we offer to your individual requirements. Please contact us for further information.

Our prices do not include the cost of food and drink: If you wish to hold you wedding breakfast at the Hall, it will be necessary to work with external caterers since Smithills Hall does not currently have on-site catering facilities.

 

Marquee receptions

Due to the nature and age of the building we are not able to accommodate evening receptions within the Hall. However, if you would like to stay with us for the evening, it is possible to have your reception in a marquee in the grounds of the Hall.

The cost of an evening marquee reception is calculated individually, depending on your requirements and based upon an hourly rate of £170.00. This price does not include marquee hire or catering, both of which must be arranged with an external company. Please get in touch to discuss options and prices for a marquee reception.