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Whalley Abbey Wedding Weekend Package 2018

Weddings at Whalley Abbey

Whalley Abbey is a former Cistercian Monastery, founded in the 13th Century. Following the dissolution of the monasteries the site passed into private hands and is now the Conference and Retreat Centre of the Anglican Diocese of Blackburn.

Whalley Abbey

The Sands




Tel: 01254 828400

Email: office@whalleyabbey.org

Website: www.whalleyabbey.org

Standard Wedding Package: £1500

Exclusive use of House

  • Grounds for photographs

  • Unlimited access to Grounds and Abbey ruins

  • Great Hall for Reception

  • Dining Room for Wedding Breakfast

  • Beautiful lounge overlooking gardens and courtyard

  • Champagne and chocolates for the Bride and Groom

  • Complimentary bed and breakfast for the Bride and Groom

  • Easel for table plan display 

  • The services of our MC to guide you through your day

  • Individual cake table, stand and knife

  • White linen tablecloths and napkins

  • White chair covers and coloured sashes of your choice to coordinate and compliment your colour scheme


    Drinks packages from £11.95 per guest

    3 Course meal £48.00 per guest

    Evening buffet as per menu


    If you have any specific requirements our team will be

    pleased to discuss these with you


    Bed and breakfast is available at £45.00 per guest



    Children under 12 are charged at 50%

    There is no charge for children under 5


    Prices include VAT at 20%



    Sunday to Thursday weddings: discount available

    Midweek all-inclusive package available


Wedding Menu 












Any change in the rate of VAT may affect prices

Please note that the rates quoted in this brochure apply to weddings from

1st January 2018 and are subject to change for 2019

Please see terms and conditions






Your choice of freshly made soup with a warm crusty roll & butter


Chicken and tarragon terrine

Served cold with a cherry tomato salad


Mushrooms in white wine

Finished with cream and parsley


Smoked Mackerel fishcakes

Served with warm tartar sauce and rocket leaves


        Main Courses

 All served with a panache of

seasonal vegetables and

roast or new potatoes

Choose either loin of pork, sirloin of beef


All served with the usual accompaniments


Chicken with Asparagus


Chicken breast filled with asparagus poached in white wine and finished with cream


Baked Fresh Salmon

Served with a tomato and prawn sauce


                Lamb Shank

A twice roasted minted shank served with a rich gravy


Vegetarian Options

 Savoury Pancake

 Herb pancakes stuffed with mushrooms and

served with a cream sauce


Suet Pudding

Steamed suet pastry filled with cheese and leeks


Spinach Lasagne

Layers of pasta filled with creamed spinach and

topped with cheese


                  Apple Pie

                         Served with a hot vanilla custard


             Chocolate Torte

A rich bitter chocolate truffle filled tart


Baked vanilla cheesecake

A deep filled baked cheesecake served with seasonal fruits and cream


          Sticky Toffee Pudding

with a warm toffee sauce and vanilla ice-cream


Eton Mess

Traditional Eton mess served in a brandy snap basket



£1.50 each or £4.00 for 3 per guest

                                             Bruschetta Selection

Tomato & Mozzarella

Spinach & Feta

Salami & Cheese


                                               Salmon Selection

Soft cheese & cucumber

Soft cheese & smoked salmon

Paprika & smoked salmon


                                              Mini Pie Selection

Cheese & onion

Cottage pie

Lamb hot pot


                                                Indian Selection

Onion bhaji

Vegetable samosa

Lamb kebab


                                               Mixed Selection

Chicken tikka naan bread

Yorkshire pudding with roast beef & horseradish

Chilli, mango & prawns

Evening Buffet

In a Bun

Locally sourced pork sausage served in a sub roll



Roast pork, apple sauce and stuffing

Roast turkey, cranberry and stuffing

Roast beef, horseradish & mustard

£6.00 each

Cheese & Biscuits

A selection of local cheeses accompanied with relish & pickle, and a selection of savoury biscuits & crusty bread

Platter for 6 people £10.00

Pie & Peas - £6.50

Chicken curry, rice & naan bread - £8.50

Chilli con carne, rice & garlic bread- £7.00

Lasagne & garlic bread - £7.00


Drinks Packages for 2018

Choose 1 of the following for your reception drink


Bucks fizz

Kia Royale

Summer punch

 Aperol spritz


Lemon zing


Raspberry fizz

Mulled cider

Mulled wine


Pink fizz


Or bottle of





Or non-alcoholic

Hot Vimto

Sparkling punch

Mango fizz

Package Prices per Guest


Package A- £11.95

One of the above reception drinks

(Or £1.00 per person extra a glass of Prosecco)

Glass of House red or white with the meal

Glass of sparkling wine for the toast


Package B - £13.95

One of the above arrival drinks

(Or £1.00 per person extra a glass of Prosecco)

Glass and a top up of House red or white wine with the meal

Glass of sparkling wine with the toast


Package C - £16.95

One of the above arrival drinks

Glass and a top up of House red or white wine with the meal

Glass of House champagne with the toast


Corkage per bottle

Wine £10.50

Champagne and sparkling wine £12.60

The prices quoted are applicable to events taking place in the year Commencing 1 January 2018 and are subject to change for 2019

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