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Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Weddings During COVID
1 to 9 guests
BBQ & Hog Roasts
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Secret planning website
- All the props in our Prop Shed are included in our hire fee - so you don’t have to buy or hire any unnecessary décor (or face the hassle of selling it on Ebay afterwards)…
- Wedding House (sleeps up to 12 people) with large lounge for you to get ready in (lake, woodland, mature gardens, tennis court)
- Wedding Car to transport you from the Wedding House to the farm
- EVERYTHING included in the hire price: tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery and much more
- Unique guest experience – bow tie-wearing Llamas and alpacas and flat cap-wearing donkeys will mingle with your guests for selfies!
- Tipi with fire bowl which acts as a chill-out zone and a great area for catching up with relatives
- Fire pit for toasting marshmallows and chestnuts with cosy blankets to snuggle up
- Go-carts and ride-on’s for the kids as well as puppet shows and Peppa Pig
- 2 licensed locations (Wedding Barn and Wedding Pavilion)
- Wood burning pizza oven and hog roast
- Our own family butchers (Whiteheads) – guaranteeing the quality of meat
- We grow our own edible flowers to make your food presentation amazing
- Pimp Your Prosecco / Magic Drinks Cupboard
- Tequila ammo-box for tequila shots
- Lancashire Brew Station – where guests help themselves to tea and coffee
- Stunning cheese wedding cakes full of fruit and edible flowe
- Self serve beer station
- Lancashire Brew Station
Frequently asked questions
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Absolutely our Wedding Barn and Wedding Pavilion are fully licensed under Blackburn with Darwen Registry Office so please call them on 01254 588660 and check your date is available.
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Yes. You will have exclusive use of the venue from 11 am the day of your wedding and earlier by prior arrangement. Although you will have exclusive use of the venue (i.e. there will never be another function or wedding at the same time as your wedding at the farm), there may be another couple or guests staying in The Farmhouse who will have exclusive use of the venue on another date. To reassure you, the arrival times of any other couple staying in The Farmhouse are times and they have to sign strict terms and conditions which state that they are not allowed outside of The Farmhouse when another wedding or function is on, so you will never see the guests. To date we have had 15 couples staying in The Farmhouse, not one couple has ever said that they saw anyone else during their wedding apart from their guests.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Yes, this is something we’d love to help you with. We have a licensed Wedding Pavilion located on our front lawn which makes the most of the views and even has heating and lighting! Obviously this is weather dependent and even though you may dream to have an outside ceremony, if obviously the weather is bad or we have experienced excessive rain leading up to your wedding day which has made the fields so wet that your shoes will be ruined, unfortunately, you may not be able to have an outside ceremony. We will always discuss this with you and where possible we will make it happen for you. If the weather is awful, our fall-back position is to hold your ceremony in the Wedding Barn.
Is confetti allowed?
Only biodegradable confetti can be used at The Farm due to us having animals present – they’re hyper enough without any added sugar! The biodegradable petals are our preferred type of confetti we would ask you to use if possible. With the animals being free-roaming midweek it’s hard for us to keep track of what they’re picking up and eating! Confetti can only be thrown outside. Unfortunately, we do not allow confetti or petals to be thrown in the Wedding Barn – the reasons for this is later on when the party livens up, people can spill drinks and the confetti starts looking like a stodgy mess. Also we don’t have time during the turnaround from ceremony to the wedding feast to sweep up all the confetti which has been thrown.
Are candles allowed?
Candles can only be used in the Wheatsheaf Bar as long as they are in a safe candle holder. Unfortunately, due to fire risks, we do not allow candles in the Wedding Barn but we do have the realistic fake candles for you to use
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
We have a Wedding House: Barons Farm (located around a mile away from the farm) which has 2 bedrooms and can sleep up to 6 people. We also have The Farmhouse (located in the middle of The Wellbeing Farm) which has three bedrooms and can also sleep up to 6 people. Please note the accommodation is subject to availability and is not automatically guaranteed for your wedding as another couple may have booked it already. We also supply clients with details for many local hotels/B&Bs we can put you in touch with cab/taxi companies too. Hotels and B&B’s are located on our website – we have included the approximate distance in miles for each accommodation provider from the farm.
Do you allow dogs to be present during your weddings?
We LOVE having dogs attend a couples’ special day and we will always accommodate this whenever we can. On most occasions, they will be brought up to The Farm just in time for the ceremony and then would be taken home shortly afterwards to allow you to enjoy the rest of your day.
About The Wellbeing Farm Ltd
The Wellbeing Farm is an authentic countryside venue in the West Pennines of Lancashire, near Bolton. We’re the North West Countryside Wedding Venue of the Year (2019) for our unique weddings that involve bow-tie wearing llamas, alpacas and donkeys!
At The Wellbeing Farm, we know that wedding planning can be stressful. That’s why we’ve created a unique wedding venue that specialises in delivering stress-free, fun, and personalised weddings. How do we do this, you ask?
Through a structured programme of meetings with our award-winning venue co-ordinators (Events Team of the Year 2020), who are with you on your journey, all the way to your wedding day. If you ever need to speak, we’re only a phone call away.
You’ll have exclusive use of our countryside farm on your wedding day in the picturesque West Pennine Moors. What sort of farm would we be if we didn’t have animals? We share the farm with our friendly llamas, alpacas, and donkeys! There are two places to get married at the farm, our wedding barn, and our outdoor wedding pavilion, each seating 180 guests, or 300 standing guests. Plus we now have a smaller space for intimate/micro weddings.
All food is sourced locally, we even grow edible flowers on the farm! We have a range of food options, from party-style food to formal affairs. There are three bars at the farm, all stocked with a massive range of draughts, soft drinks, and spirits, we even have prosecco on tap!
All power on the farm is generated from our wind turbine, we’ve banned single-use plastics, and our food waste goes into compost.
We have a tipi with a smokeless fire, a fire pit for roasting marshmallows, a range of garden games, and two wedding accomodations and a llama-themed photo booth!
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on a typical wedding reception for 80 guests, including venue hire, wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet.