Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

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Blackburn Road, Clayton - Le - Moors, Accrington, Lancashire
Congratulations from us all at Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa, Where your adventure begins. We may be biased but we certainly think, our beautiful newly refurbished, 12th century manor house is the perfect wedding venue.


Now you’re planning your big day, The Newly refurbished Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa is the perfect setting for your wedding.

Set in idyllic Lancashire parkland, this romantic venue provides a unique backdrop to make your photographs stunning and your day unforgettable. Imagine your guests arriving along our tree-lined drive, glimpsing 700 years of history. The magnificent hotel, with its turrets and porticos, makes a spectacular first impression, setting the tone for your celebrations.

We know that choosing the right venue is one of the biggest decisions for your wedding, so allow our experienced team to help you plan every detail perfectly. We’re proud to host all types of weddings, from religious weddings to civil ceremonies, and same sex ceremonies to the renewal of vows. Whether you’re planning an intimate reception for 20 of your closest family and friends, or a lavish multi-day celebration with 380 guests, we’re here to ensure you get hitched without a hitch.

Located at the end of our tree-lined driveway, our beautiful 12th century manor house is the perfect wedding venue. From every aspect you are greeted with charming views over the grounds and surrounding countryside. In true manor house style there’s a courtyard and secluded garden, a spiral staircase leading down to the lawn and even a fountain. Inside is even more impressive, with high ceilings, stylish furnishings and a sweeping 18th century staircase. So whether your wedding day is sunny or showery, you can be sure of plenty of stunning backdrops for those all-important wedding photos.

We’d love to be your partner for your big day. So why not come and meet us? We’ll show you around the hotel, answer the many questions you’re sure to have at this exciting time and offer you our wealth of advice on everything from the most beautiful backdrops for photos to room dressing that brings your dream to life.

Venue Type

  • Hotel
  • Historical
  • Castle


  • Classic


  • Parking
  • Leisure Centre
  • Late License
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Civil License
  • Spa

Meet the Dream Maker

Flynn O'Rourke
Flynn O'Rourke
Wedding, Events Co-ordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 2 reviews
Catherine Molloy
wedding on Sat, 4th of September, 2021
Danny and I were OVERWHELMED at the fantastic service and attention we received from Luke and all the staff on the day of our wedding. They made us feel very special. It was a fantastic occasion from start to finish, especially in the way they looked after us and all of our guests. We would

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definitely recommend the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel to anyone planning a wedding. It is a day we will always remember.

Review submitted on Sat, 18th of September, 2021
Alan Jamieson
wedding on Sat, 26th of June, 2021
The long awaited day came and it was everything we had hoped for and more.

Karen and her team made the whole process stress free and took care of every last detail to ensure that we were in a position just to enjoy the day.

The venue - the Dunkenhalgh Hotel is the perfect venue - from the

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approach down a tree lined driveway to the 700 year old manor house full of character and style... Simply stunning, with lots of great places for lovely wedding pics.

The staff - the reception staff were warm and welcoming. The wedding day mc, Edweena, was friendly, efficient, always smiling and had absolutely everything under control at all times. although there had been some relaxation to the Covid rules, Edweena and her team managed the day and it felt totally normal.

The room - we used the Townley Suite and had around 70 guests and it was just perfect, although there's room for a few more if required. The room opened out in to the gardens and because it was such a lovely day Edweena arranged for garden furniture to be laid out. it was like a beautiful summer garden party, being served canapes and fizz, with the string quartet playing in the background.

The food - everyone at the wedding could not praise the food highly enough, it was absolutely delicious and where necessary the kitchen catered for the veggies and vegans. We couldn't have asked for more.

The accommodation - the entire hotel had been refurbished during one of the lockdown periods and it now looks modern, contemporary and fresh. What a transformation! Our guests commented on how lovely their bedrooms were and would definitely be back for a longer stay.

All in all, impossible to fault any of the organising, the flow of the day, the surroundings, the food, the service, or the people. It was all just perfect and to top it off terrific value for a venue of this calibre.

Thank you Dunkenhalgh team!

Review submitted on Wed, 28th of July, 2021

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