A SPECIAL evening to showcase some of Lancashire’s quirkiest and most romantic accommodation for wedding guests is set to take place next week.

Brides and grooms-to-be can enjoy a stroll around a festoon-lit collection of luxury shepherd’s huts at Samlesbury Hall next Wednesday, July 31.

The opportunity to view The Hamlet, set in the peaceful grounds of the Grade-I listed stately home, is part of Wedfest – a chance to see the historic property dressed for a wedding and to meet a host of local suppliers.

Sharon Jones, Samlesbury Hall director, said: “Wedfest is a brilliant opportunity for couples to come along, chat to a range of suppliers and see the hall and our magical shepherd’s huts dressed for a wedding.

“They can also enjoy a glass of fizz and sample some woodfired pizza cooked right here in the courtyard.

“Most of all, we want people to leave with lots of new ideas ahead of their big day.”

Samlesbury Hall is located near Preston. Couples can choose from a number of rooms for their wedding ceremony, with many nuptials taking place under the magnificent chandelier of the Great Hall.

Now, weddings parties and their guests can also extend the celebrations with an overnight or weekend stay in the heated shepherd’s huts – located in the grounds – which each come complete with European Oak framed double bunk beds, memory foam mattresses and an ensuite.

Sharon added: “Having your guests stay for the weekend in a hamlet of shepherd’s hut is aunique experience and definitely romantic.

“Wedfest is the perfect time for people to come along to see for themselves.”

Entry to Wedfest, which takes place between 6pm and 9pm, is free, with all attendees receiving a glass of fizz on arrival.


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