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Meetings & Events Manager Stanley House

Emma Davidson
Meeting & Events Manager


Congratulations, you’re getting married!

If it feels you have 1,000 items on your ‘to do’ list, help is at hand with our dedicated experienced wedding team.

We’re are here to offer you guidance and support, contacts or simply listen to all your creative ideas.

See our team as ‘your’ team – here to make your wedding planning as stress free as possible and to make you special day extra special.


To have & to hold

Do you have a wedding license?

It is with pleasure to advise that both the Barn Suite and the Stables Suite are licensed to host civil ceremonies. To arrange a civil ceremony you will need to contact our local Superintendent Registrar on 0845 053 0021 in order to book the registration staff who will conduct the ceremony and confirm all legalities.
For more answers regarding your wedding ceremony please click here

An Immaculate setting

Is your venue easy to find?

Set within the idyllic location of the rolling Ribble Valley Hills, this provides an attractive backdrop for any event, yet only minutes from both the M6 and M65 providing quick and easy access to Cumbria, Manchester, Yorkshire and Merseyside.

For more answers on the location and grounds please click here

Organising the day

Do Stanley House have an in-house Master of Ceremonies?

Our Operations Manager on the day will be more than happy to assist with the MC requirements. Throughout the day will we guide you and keep you to schedule. A microphone is available for speeches.

For more answers regarding the timings and structure of your celebrations please click here

Its a family affair…

What age do you class as a child?

We class a child as under the age of 12 – this is purely due to the portion sizes and offering of the menu

For more answers regarding keeping your guests entertained, table dressing, package contents and help with your seating plan please click here

Raise your glass

Is the welcome drink waiter served?

Absolutely, whilst you are at Stanley House you will be treated like Royalty

For more answers regarding beverages please click here

Season to your taste

Can you supply examples of suggested menus along with prices?

Our menus have been designed by the Executive Head Chef as a guide to the type of dishes we can offer, however should you have any specific preferences, they will be welcomed and open for personal discussion

For more answers regarding our cuisine please click here

Into the night

What time will breakfast be served the morning after our wedding?

If your wedding is hosted on a Friday or Saturday, breakfast will be served between 8am and 10am on the following mornings. From Monday to Friday we serve breakfast from 7.00am until 9.30am

For more answers regarding our accommodation and breakfast services please click here

From this day forward

We have just paid our deposit, what happens now?

As your wedding approaches we will help you with the selection of menus, drinks and those all important touches to make the day run smoothly, however you have our wedding checklist to consult for your non venue plans. With 3 months to go your planner will invite you to a ‘Final Details Meeting’ to finalise all those last minute details and arrange any ancillary items that may have been overlooked. A pro-forma invoice will then be issued for you to settle four weeks prior to your Wedding day

For more answers regarding the booking policies please click here