At Lancashire PA Hire, we appreciate how important your wedding day is. Whether it’s your choice of caterer or your wedding DJ, attention to the finer details is crucial in ensuring your day goes off without a hitch.

We’ve been speaking to the owners of the beautiful barn wedding venue at Heaton House Farm – asking them what they love about working in the wedding industry and some of their top tips for brides planning their big day.

Heaton farm

What makes your wedding venue unique?

“Heaton House Farm is a charming former dairy farm with a collection of stunning sandstone barns that beautifully blends rustic charm with contemporary chic. Set behind an unassuming farming facade, the lovingly designed hidden gem offers exclusive use for a range of wedding celebrations, large or small. Whatever your dream wedding may be, we can accommodate your vision with ease and efficiency.

Not only that, Heaton House Farm is a family run business and has won the ‘Best Events Team in the North West’ 2015 and 2016, as well as the ‘Best Wedding Venue in the North West 2014’ at The Wedding Industry Awards – so you know you will be looked after!”

After the venue, what do you think is the most important part of a wedding day?

The photos and video, they capture the most special moments that you and your partner share. The tears, the smiles, the laughter.

Heaton farm wedding

Can people get married and have their reception at your venue?

“The venue has four areas that are licensed for a civil ceremony/partnership, with a choice of indoor and outdoor locations. Each is uniquely individual, offering a style to suit all preferences.”

Civil Ceremony/Partnership areas to choose from are:

  • The Oak Pagoda – If an outdoor ceremony is your preferred choice, you can marry under the stunning Oak Pagoda, looking out over the Cheshire Plains. Maximum capacity – 135

  • The Entrance Barn – The Entrance Barn has hand crafted sandstone walls, with oak beams and twinkly lights offering a rustic, romantic indoor setting.  Maximum capacity – 120

  • Under the Pleats  – The pleated area of Wedding Barn is a chic area with a neutral yet timeless decor that creates an elegant backdrop for any wedding theme. Maximum capacity – 200

  • Under the Night Sky – For a dramatic ceremony you can marry underneath the night sky. The lights gently twinkle over you and your guests, making for an intimate setting. Maximum capacity – 350

Church

  • There is a choice of rural and town centre Churches nearby that will marry couples from out of the Parish area

The impressive ‘Steele’s Barn’ is magnificently unveiled for the wedding breakfast. This beautiful marquee-style room features state-of-the-art lighting and a romantic pea-light canopy. Later, a live band and DJ play underneath a night sky backdrop with disco lights, lasers and bubbles – keeping everyone on the dance floor!”

Heaton farm wedding party

What’s the most unusual theme you’ve ever had at your venue?

“Not necessarily the most unusual, but one of the most interesting and loved by guests was MBE and Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell’s wedding back in July. Her and her partner went for their first date at a fairground, so had hired the most amazing old-fashioned authentic merry-go-round. The theme was carried out on the stationery and also a stunning cake – topped with a carousel! It featured bright colours throughout the venue decor and floral arrangements, and really put a smile on everyone’s face.”

What’s your best tip for a bride planning her big day?

“Hire a videographer! It’s one of the biggest regrets we hear after a wedding when couples don’t get one, and they wish they’d have captured all those ‘moments’ – such as the the vows,or speeches.”

Images courtesy of Heaton House Farm