Leighton Hall invites couples and guests to share wedding pictures

SPECIAL DAY: Couples are being asked to share photos of their special day at the historic house (Image: Nick English Photography)

Wedding couples and guests of Leighton Hall are being invited to share pictures and memories of their time at the historic venue to help create a commemorative timeline from the 1980s to 2020s and beyond as it celebrates 35 years.

Nestled in rolling Lakeland countryside near Carnforth, Lancashire, against the dramatic backdrop of the Lakeland fells, Leighton’s gothic façade and 800 years of history are guaranteed to get the most hardened heart fluttering.

Lucy Arthurs, estate manager and descendant of Leighton’s famous Gillow furniture-making dynasty, said: “My mother, Suzie Reynolds, recognized Leighton could provide somewhere really special for couples, leading to our first wedding on August 8, 1988. We’re hoping to track down couples from those early, simple receptions, held after a church service, right through to present day to see how many things have really changed through the decades.”

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Now headed by dedicated coordinator Nina, Leighton has six ceremony locations to choose from, from the music room and hall, to outdoors on the lawn, in the herb garden, in a marquee attached to the hall or in their newest addition, the beautiful- restored Victorian conservatory. Reserving the hall for exclusive use allows the team to bring their couples’ dream weddings to fruition, and they certainly enjoy a challenge.

Lucy said: “The breath-taking drive down to the hall hasn’t changed, but arrivals certainly have. Couples have made their entrance by classic car, lorry, red bus, horse and carriage, or even helicopter. It’s lovely to see how Leighton has adapted through the year and we’ll always welcome the most exuberant innovations – we’ve even had a conga through reception. From intimate services for 15 to 150-strong extravaganzas, fish & chips in paper to lobster thermidor on the very best china, I always say the only limits are your imagination.

“It’s the individual moments that make memories, which is why we’re putting the call out for couples and guests to get in contact to share their pictures and stories from across our first 35 years of weddings. How lovely if we ended up reconnecting people after many years – ‘Wedding Party Reunited.”

View and upload your own wedding couple or guest pictures and stories to the venue’s Facebook page here or email [email protected].

Submitted by About Time Marketing

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