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A Luxury Country Wedding Venue


A Guide to your dream day

Thank you for considering The Inn at Whitewell as your potential wedding venue.

We are a 16th century rural Inn located on the banks of the river Hodder surrounded by breath-taking fells and beautiful scenery in the heart of the gorgeous Forest of Bowland. We are famous for our bedrooms, our delicious locally sourced food and our own on-site vintners.

Our experienced wedding team are on hand from the moment you first step into the Inn all the way through to your special day.

Our traditional marquee is the perfect venue for a glamorous wedding or party. It is light and airy with spectacular views of the River Hodder and this rural valley. Glass doors lead to a balcony over the river, and a riverside garden with outside furniture and fire pits.

Our marquee is ideal for 80-200 people.

The Marquee

St. Michael’s Whitewell, conveniently situated next to the Inn can hold up to 200 guests.

“Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome! You really do have a beautiful church with a lovely atmosphere.”

​Please visit
for more information about the church.

Parish Church

of Saint Michael

The Inn at Whitewell is well known for the quality and consistency of its food. Many of our ingredients are sourced locally. Our head chef, Jamie, and his team take great pride in ensuring every plate is memorable and delicious.

Our on-site Vintner business means you have an un-paralleled choice of wines, which are hand picked from around the world. The team will help you pair the perfect food and wine combination for your day.

The following menus are a guide, you can totally bespoke you menus choices.

Food & Drink



Please choose 4 from the following

Smoked Salmon blini, creme fraiche, caviar

Tuna tartar, crisp bread

Salmon and avocado Maki roll, pickled ginger

Chicken satay skewer

Tomato consommé shot, basil oil (v)

Chilled pea soup shot, sour cream (v)

Parmesan crisps, cream cheese, cucumber (v)

Farnsworth Chipolatas
with pancetta and mustard mayonnaise

Thai marinated grilled prawns

Chickpea fritter, sriracha mayonnaise (v)

Slow honey roast belly pork, Bramley apple sauce

Brie, rosemary and sweet onion quesadillas (v)


Please choose 1 from the following

Grilled King Prawns
with mango salsa, avocado puree and sweet chilli

Warm English Asparagus
with crispy pancetta and salted egg yolk
(seasonal availability)

Confit Gressingham Duck Leg
with white bean and chorizo cassoulet
and salsa verde

Classic Prawn Cocktail
with cold water Atlantic prawns, iceberg, pickled cucumber, Bloody Mary sauce and brown bread

Heritage Tomato & Mozzarella Salad
with fresh basil and balsamic dressing

Bresaola of Beef
with rocket, cherry tomatoes, balsamic
glaze and parmesan


Saddle of Burholme Lonk Lamb
with apricot and mint stuffing, pea puree and château potatoes

Breast of Cornfed Chicken
with truffle mousse, Anna potatoes, caramelised onions and honey roast roots

Carved Fillet of Dry Aged Beef
with mushroom arancini, stuffed tomato and roasting juices

Loin of Halibut
with creamed potatoes, spinach, lobster fritter
and creamy shellfish bisque

Roast Loin of Venison
wrapped in pancetta, fondant potato, choucroute, parsnip puree and port wine jus

Lobster Thermidor
with 1/2 fresh lobster, bacon mac ‘n’ cheese,
skinny fries and green salad

Tuna sashimi and king prawns with a mango, pawpaw and beansprout salad, lime chilli soya dressing and sweet potato


Whitewells Assiette
with raspberry crème brûlée

Lemon Meringue Pie
with a fruit coulis

Praline Wafers
with banana cheesecake mousse and
white chocolate sauce

Summer Trifle
with homemade shortbread

Rich Dark Chocolate & Orange Torte
with a biscuit base and marinated summer strawberries

Coffee & Shortbread



Summer Pimms £6.80

Kir Royale £7.80
Prosecco & Cassis

Bellini £12.50
Champagne & Peach Juice

Bucks Fizz £11.00
Champagne & Orange Juice

Mimosa £6.80
Prosecco & Orange Juice

Aperol Spritz £10.50
Aperol & Prosecco

Gin & Tonic £7.50
Tanquerry 10 & Fever Tree Tonic

Bottled Peroni £5.50


Seedlip & Fever Tree £6.80

Feragaia & Canada Dry £5.00

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice £3.80

Sparkling Elderflower £2.80


Gallimard Pere et Fils Cuvée Reserve, Brut NV. £55.00

A modern hand-made Champagne made from 100% Pinot Noir, grown by the Gallimard family themselves. This allows them to control the quality and price of the fruit which few other producers are able to do. Clean and fresh made in the rounded Gallimard style with a soft, elegant finish.

Tallero Prosecco Spumante DOC Treviso Extra Dry, Veneto £34.50

Delightfully fresh sparkling wine from the Northern Italian region of Veneto. Crisp and fresh with lovely citrus characters.

Cattin ‘Sauvage’ NV Cremant d’Alsace, Joseph Cattin £39.50

80% Pinot Blanc, 20% Chardonnay, 100% organic. From a family who have been producing wine for over 200 years. A lovely dry wine with tiny bubbles and a beautiful toasty brioche character. The perfect aperitif, it will also go very well with white meats, shellfish and seafood.



Sauvignon de Touraine 2022, Domaine de Rablais (Loire) £31.50

Downstream from the famous Villages of Sancerre and Pouilly comes this wonderfully expressive, zesty Sauvignon with gorgeous crisp flavours on both nose and palate which make your mouth water just to think about them! As a drink on its’ own or with food, it is a delight.

Chardonnay 2022 Gran Reserva, Nostros – Casablanca, Chile £34.50

If anybody is still dragging their feet when it comes to getting back onto the Chardonnay bandwagon, just point them at this little gem.Winds off the Pacific keep the vineyards cool thereby slowing ripening. The result is a Chardonnay of elegance. Barrel fermented for extra complexity, it is exceptionally pleasing.

Albarino Calazul 2022, Rias Baixas (Spain) £35.00

Albarino is the indigenous grape of Rias Baixas in Galicia, North-West Spain. Regarded as Spain’s alternative to Viognier in terms of its fresh peachy aromatics. Very popular in Madrid’s chic bars and restaurants.

Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Staete Landt, Marlborough (NZ) £35.00

Staete Landt is the name given to what is now New Zealand by Tasman, the Dutch explorer in honour of his country. Wonderfully fresh and powerful on the nose this is an intense wine with bags of zesty gooseberry passion fruit and citrus fruit and great concentration of flavour.

Gavi DOCG 2022, Folli & Benato (Piedmont) £38.50

Beautifully clean and fresh, with hints of citrus and white flower blossom aromas, it’s easy to see why this wine is so popular. Perfect wine for lighter style dishes and seafood.

Chablis 2022, Domaine Collet, Burgundy £52.50

This is a superb, traditional style Chablis with the typical flinty, mineral characteristics. Quite light in style, this does not pretend to be a big, buttery Côte d’Or wine. The company is a firm believer in not using oak in order to give full purity of fruit and expression of terroir.

Sancerre 2022, Domaine Dezat, Loire Valley £52.50

100% Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh cut grass and elderflower on the nose with an exquisitely rich palate of gooseberries and citrus, combined with minerally flintiness. A classic which lives up to its’ reputation as the great fish dish match.



Hostelliere ‘Pieds de Taille’ 2022, Cotes de Provence £31.50

Classic Provence rose with a charming pale pink colour and with aromas of summer fruits, it is pure elegance in a glass. Despite its’ very pale hue it has good weight and goes amazingly well with many foods. Massively popular.



Rioja Tinto Crianza 2018 Palacio de Otono, Rioja (Spain) £30.00

All the grace and silkiness you could want from a Rioja. Lots of cherry, plum and spicy flavours combined with hints of vanilla and elegant tannins add to the finish.

Chateau Roc de Segur 2021, Bordeaux £30.50

Soft, juicy and ripe is not always a description you would expect from a Bordeaux. Lovely cassis characters and charming nose.

Malbec 2021 Bodegas Inacayal, Mendoza (Argentina) £31.50

Vibrant purple in the glass, with intense aromas of plums and dried figs. The palate is smooth, with flavours of dark cherries and chocolate. Yes, it’s strong, but there is definitely a warming charm to this wine.

Dandelion Vineyards ‘Lioness of McLaren Vale’ Shiraz 2019 (S. Australia) £38.00

Fresh and vibrant, this is absolutely quintessential McLaren Vale Shiraz. Massive amounts of juicy dark fruit along with spicy black pepper aromas. A wine with real backbone and absolutely wonderful with most red meats and game.

Pinot Noir 2022, Paper Road, Wairarapa (NZ) £40.50

Absolute quality from the very bottom of the North Island. Fresh summer fruit flavours with aromas of strawberries, red cherries together with a lovely savoury aspect. A perfect wine for game or duck.

Fleurie 2022, Domaine Manoir Carra, Beaujolais £44.50

Classic Cru Beaujolais. A fresh fruit forward and silky wine full of ripe strawberry and cherry fruit, underpinned by more body than would be found in your humble Beaujolais Villages.

Ch. Le Manoir 2021, Lalande de Pomerol £50.00

Classic ‘Right Bank’ style claret, led by Merlot with Cab Sauv and Cab Franc on harmonies. Gorgeous wafts of blueberries, violets and dark berries whilst the palate is a warm and velvety combo of dark chocolate, cedar and spice.



We are happy to hold your date for two weeks. Once you are positive you have chosen the Inn for your wedding or party we ask that you read and sign our booking conditions and pay a deposit of £2000 to confirm your date. We ask for a second deposit of 50% nine months prior to your wedding day or party and the final balance one month before the big day.

The Nitty Gritty


The ideal number of guests to be comfortably accommodated in the marquee is 60-150 with formal seating and up to 200 evening guests. We do require you take all our 25 bedrooms for the night of your wedding or party.


Our lovely church next door to the Inn can accommodate up to 200 people.


Exclusivity fee of £15,000 which includes all the Inn, both inside and outside, the use of our marquee and all staff costs. The exclusivity fee ensures there are no other guests in the Inn for the duration of your wedding or party.


We are licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 75 guests in our main dining room.

Contact Us

Call our wedding team on 01200 448222 or send an email to

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