Country Garden Wedding Fair

This weekend we hosted a wedding fair at our 17th-century inn, The Shireburn Arms.

The Shireburn Arms with its quintessential country feel and beautiful gardens was the perfect destination for our English Country Garden theme. It just so happened that Pippa Middleton’s wedding, who choose an English Country Garden fell on the same spring weekend.

The Shireburn Arms boasts a function room and bar that accommodates up to 100 seated guests, a civil ceremony license, outdoor terrace and gardens and 18 beautifully designed bedrooms and bridal suite.  All of which our guests could wander around at their leisure with our Dream Makers, Jen, Carley, and Robyn on hand to answer any questions.

Our function room and Civil Ceremony areas where styled by the fantastic team at creative cover hire. The Civil Ceremony set up looked beautiful with spring blooms, and lace chair covers sitting pretty either side of the aisle.

On offer to our guests was a Bellini bar, delicious canapes, beautiful music from a live vocalist and the venue was dressed to wedding perfection thanks to exhibitors from the local area and beyond. 

The sun shone throughout the day, so cocktails from our Bellini bar were enjoyed by guests with views of the Ribble Valley from our outdoor terrace. 


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We got the opportunity to catch up with husband andwWife dream team, Adam and Jen, from Adam Apple, Creators of 100% natural and biodegradable confetti {Ecofetti} as they lovingly named it. Their brand is not only beautiful and unique but also incredibly fun. They let us test out some of their bestselling biodegradable confetti and glitters and showed us around their custom pick ‘n’ mix confetti bar. We should probably also mention they have a unicorn confetti currently on offer. 

The talented team from the family run, Iced of Garstang, showcased some of their beautiful tiered wedding cakes, we even got to sample some of their delicious flavours. Their gorgeous designs are all handcrafted from sugar; this one especially had an English Country Garden theme.

The team from Little Limos were here with their charming collection of classic wedding cars. All their vehicles were dressed in Ribbons and bunting and consisted ofLili and Suzi two classic VW Beetle Cabriolet wedding cars, and three fabulous VW split-screen campervans, Monty, Danny, and Barney.

Preston based professional makeup artist Kerry Baker was hosting live makeup demonstrations for brides and bridesmaids to be upstairs in one of our guestrooms. She perfected different makeup looks on her model giving lots of ideas and inspiration for brides to be. We adored her pink and purple feather filled balloon.

Our friends over at Dance Floor Couture;  (DFC) hosting, music and DJ specialists came along with their vocalist Emily. We had so many comments throughout the day on Emily’s beautiful singing, her live covers of Ed Sheeran’s ‘perfect’ were dreamy, to say the least, and her voice complimented the tone of the day so well. We couldn’t think of a more romantic performer for your wedding day. 

We enjoyed talking all things wedding photography with Clitheroe-based photographer Kirsten Platt. Kirsten always captures our venues and our brides days so perfectly. We loved how she decorated her stand on the day in keeping with the theme of the event. 

Especially for you, Longridge-based bridal boutique attended with a small collection of bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses. Opting for pastel shades such as pinks, lilacs, and mints, to compliment the country garden theme.

If you are interested in holding your own Dream Wedding at Shireburn Arms please call Carley our Dream Maker on, 01254 826678. 

What's on

Thu 9th Nov
7:30pm to 10:00pm
Fri 1st Dec 12:30pm to Sat 23rd Dec 12:00am
Thu 14th Dec
7:30pm to 10:00pm


Are here for a very simple sandwich and chips lunch. Simple and uncomplicated but the staff were still very attentive and the beer was lovely.
This is a well run hotel, pub and wedding venue. Will...

Matt_Timmins, Whalley, April 2015

A perfect retreat for those who seek a warm welcome, good food, modern rooms and a historic twist.

The pub area is large with several rooms for finding your own quiet space to enjoy a drink, for...

maiLCasey, August 2015

Visited here with friends and were not disappointed. Attentative staff, good service and the food was lovely. Had all three courses and could not fault, worth a visit. I am returning in July for a...

blueblueLancashire, February 2015

On the 16th December we celebrated our silver wedding at the Shireburn Arms, having been married their 25 years ago! The food and service was exceptional highlighted by the professionalism of the...

Graham Gallagher, Cambridge, December 2014

What a lovely place to have a wedding! Food, reception, disco, evening buffet... Perfect! Stayed over for the night... Room lovely and clean, comfy bed. Breakfast was great and served quickly. Well...

blueblueLancashire, August 2015

Just back from attending a wedding at The Shireburn . The whole day was a very happy and joyful experience. The staff work extremely hard to ensure that all runs smoothly- & all is done with a...

Climber 52, Bolton, April 2015

Stayed at this hotel the night before my wedding with family. Possibly i should have checked out the rooms - but turned out I had nothing to worry about as the rooms themselves were lovely. The water...

Elinor007, Greater Manchester, February 2015


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