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Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle is owned by Her Majesty the Queen, who is the Duke of Lancaster. As well as being a fortification, the Castle has also been the site of a crown court for more than 800 years; it was also Europe’s longest-serving operational prison until March 2011. Its courtrooms have witnessed many famous and infamous trials over the centuries, including those of the Pendle Witches who were convicted and sentenced to death in 1612.

We currently have the following areas licensed to host civil ceremonies and civil partnerships. Our venue offers a unique setting, and our friendly, enthusiastic, and helpful team will be on hand to assist you every step of the way.

The prices given do not include the fees charged by the registration service, which should be arranged directly. With regard to accessibility, only the Shire Hall is wheelchair accessible (up to a maximum of one wheelchair user). Due to Crown Court sittings we are only able to host wedding ceremonies at the weekend, but are not able to help in late July or August due to the number of visitors we have during that time.

The Shire Hall (maximum capacity 115 guests) The Shire Hall dates to 1798, and is constructed in the Neo-Gothic style; it is one of the most architecturally important and iconic rooms in the north of England. Built as a courtroom in which civil cases would be heard, it contains one of the finest displays of heraldry in the UK. The furniture was made by Gillows of Lancaster.

The price for the room hire of the Shire Hall for a ceremony is ÂŁ750.00. As the Shire Hall is still a working courtroom we are not allowed by law to publish an image of it in this brochure. Your official wedding photographer will be allowed to take photographs of your ceremony in the Shire Hall on the day of your wedding.

Hadrian’s Tower (maximum capacity 45 guests) So-called because the Victorians believed the tower to be Roman. It was actually constructed during the reign of King John in 1210, and is the second-oldest part of the castle still standing. Today is houses a number of artefacts relating to the history of law and order.

The price for the room hire of Hadrian’s Tower for a ceremony is £375.00.

The Library (maximum capacity 45 guests) Remodelled in the Georgian period, and now used as the Jury Room, this was once the site of the medieval Crown Hall, and was used as a courtroom from 1210 until 1794. It was in this space that the Lancashire Witches were tried in 1612.

The price for the room hire of the Library for a ceremony is ÂŁ375.00.

The Old Cells (maximum capacity 45 guests) Built in about 1784, these were initially used as remand cells, but were later used (until the early 20th century) as punishment cells for short periods of solitary confinement.

The price for the room hire of the Old Cells for a ceremony is ÂŁ375.00.

THE WEDDING FLOWER SPECIALISTS See how we can make your dream wedding come true... Request your free consultation with one of our expert wedding florists and you’ll be guaranteed a truly bespoke, personal service. Your consultation can take place in or shop, at your wedding venue or if you’d prefer we’ll even come to your own home, all at a time to suit you. On average the meetings last about an hour, but this depends on the extent and complexity of your requirements. For this reason all consultations must be booked in advance to ensure we are able to give you our full attention.

Trust TIME4FLOWERS when the average wedding florist just won’t do!

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Bridal • Bridesmaids • Mens Hire An established family business with over ten years experience Authorised stockist for Ronald Joyce, Sophia Tolli and plus size specialist collection from Bonny Unforgettable. Visit us today for care and attention with personal service.

171 Euston Road, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 5LQ • Tel: 01524 411042

We at 848848 Taxis would like to congratulate yourselves on your up and coming wedding and hope you have a joyous day and enjoy our services if required.

We at 848848 Taxis offer a friendly and reliable service. We have been operating in the Lancaster and District for over 20 years. We have a large fleet of vehicles of over 100 to accommodate everybody’s needs from 4 seaters to 8 seaters and disabled access vehicles if required. All vehicles and drivers are licenced by our local authority so you can be rest assured your journey should be safe and comfortable we offer a cheap and competitive price on request if required. No matter where you are we are able to pick you up and transport you to any of your destinations. Kind regards, The Team: 848848 Taxis To book contact: 01524 848848 Please feel free to download 848848 taxi app or email:

Daisy Cakes is a small local business based in Lancaster specialising in bespoke cakes for your special day.

Every cake is hand crafted with passion and attention to detail. We can work together to create a stunning centrepiece that exceeds all your expectations. Please feel free to get in touch and arrange an informal consultation with no obligation.

Email: Phone Hazel on: 07843928905 / 01524 848322 Web:

~ MEM Photography ~

Creative, Affordable and Professional Wedding Photography I am a photographer qualified to City and Guilds Level 3 who will photograph your special day to high quality standards. Please feel free to contact me for my prices. I produce high quality work and I am based in Carnforth. I also work from home.

Contact me on: 01524 93115 Email:


Something Beautiful by Charlotte Wolstencroft

Salon, or mobile treatments available. I offer Calgel, which is an Organic, Hard-wearing and Long Lasting Gel. Calgel is kind to your nails, and it can be applied to either your natural nail or over extensions. Wedding packages for the Bride, Bridesmaids, friends and family in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I am based in Lancaster, but also offer mobile treatments. I offer many more Beauty Treatments including waxing and tinting. Please call or see my Facebook page for more information and prices.

@SomethingBeautifulByCharlotteWolstencroft Telephone: 07786078110 Email:

Bill Roberts - Pianist Welcome to Lakeland Classic Wedding Cars where we offer a totally bespoke service, tailoring our cars to your specific requirements.

We cover not just the Lancaster & Morecambe area, we also cover North Lancashire, Cumbria and the stunning Lake District and into the heart of Herriot country, the Yorkshire Dales We offer a wide range of vehicles so you can choose between our Bentley, Range Rover Autobiography, Jaguar XF, our rare MG ZT V8, Sterling Regency’s Limousine’s, Triumph Stag soft top, of or maybe a little MGF, just to be different!. You may want something else and we have a number of classic car friends who also are happy to make their car available. We can offer a pre-planning meeting where you are offered a taster introduction test ride to your wedding car choice and we are happy to offer help plan your other transport journeys for your special day, which is part of our range of bespoke and tailored services so your special day runs smoothly On the day, You will be chauffeured in your luxury wedding car from your home to your wedding venue, then whisk you away to your reception, and of course, that all important photo shoot location en-route if required, whilst enjoying a complimentary bottle of bubbly or, just for something different. We also offer the option for you to drive your new bride, or groom, away from the church to the reception in one of our soft top sports cars. [subject to conditions and availability] • EXCITINGLY DIFFERENT •

Whatever your requirements may be, here at Lakeland Classic Wedding Cars will endeavour to make your day just a little more special.

For more information or discuss a particular request, please do not hesitate to call us 07947 120884 or 01524 831644 for a friendly chat.

Bill is both a lounge pianist and piano bar entertainer, and leads swingin’ party band The Billionaires. So whether you want to be quietly charmed or thoroughly entertained Bill will make it happen for you. | 07939 533801

Rob Bee - Singer, Saxophonist and Pianist Experienced wedding entertainer. For friendly helpful entertainment advice, please do call. Check out my videos and website | 07850 436482

Quay Change Jazz, Swing, Latin and Blues band featuring the North-West’s top musicians.

01524 33077 |

~ Exquisite Bridal Collection ~ Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaid Dresses and Men’s Suit Hire and Sales

We are very grateful to the businesses whose advertisements appear in this publication. As a mark of our gratitude we would like to draw the attention of the readers to their details and announcements. We are required to make it clear however that neither Excell Media or Lancaster Castle can accept any responsibility for any services or workmanship that they may undertake.

This brochure was produced by Excell Media The Barn at Westwinds, Bank Lane, Warton, Preston PR4 1AT Telephone: 08450 707040 Email:

If you are looking for that personal touch then look no further than Exquisite Bridal Collection. Where wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses can be tailor made for all shapes and sizes to suit everybody’s needs and budget.

And to compliment the dresses we are also a stockist for one of the best men’s suit hire company in the UK. Peter Posh’s reputation for quality and service means its long standing reputation is grounded in customer recommendations. If all that is not enough then we have some of the most fantastic designers to date with all brand new collections to view in store.

Kitty Chen Couture • Ivoire • Lou Lou Bridal • White Rose • Angel Bride Angel B • Peter Posh • Sevva • Lacey Bell

54 Poulton Road, Morecambe Tel: 07527515726 | Email:

Your Perfect Day... Our Pleasure

The Royal Hotel, built before the turn of the last century, provides 9 individual bedrooms of character, which have recently been renovated offering a high standard of accommodation over 2 floors. Guests can enjoy a cosy night’s sleep on our luxury Sealy standard mattresses, with each room benefitting from a quality en-suite shower room, flat screen TV, WiFi and coffee machine.

6 Thurnham Street, Lancaster, LA1 1YD Tel: 01524 65007 Email:

Our tastefully decorated and spacious, superior bedroom, is a perfect choice for bridal preparations, or for the bride and groom’s wedding night. We would love to meet you and discuss your needs, and if you do choose to stay with us our friendly, professional team of staff will do their utmost to make your stay a memorable one.

If you would like to discuss your wedding taking place at Lancaster Castle, please contact the Museum Manager by e-mail: or tel: 01524 64998 Lancaster Castle Castle Parade Lancaster LA1 1YJ

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