Introducing Wennington Hall!


Introducing Wennington Hall, the latest venue in our Dream Venues Collection at James' Places.

A luxury hotel, wellbeing retreat and exclusive weddings and events venue is set to open near Lancaster in 2024 as Wennington Hall’s future is secured by James’ Places.

The historic building, in the delightful Lune Valley village of Wennington, was acquired from Lancashire County Council after the school closed in the summer of 2022.

Now, after a year of consultation, surveys and planning the proposed change of use has been given to go ahead. The new owners could not be more delighted and Chairman of James’ Places, James Warburton had this to say:

“Wennington Hall is going to be a fantastic addition to our family of wonderful buildings and businesses. The building itself, with towers, turrets, spiral staircases and gothic arches galore is simply magnificent, it is big and it is grand bit is oh so romantic too. And then there is the picture-perfect setting, - no wonder there has been an important house here for hundreds of years, if you could build something anywhere then this would be the spot.”

When complete Wennington Hall will take its place in the James’ Places family of business within the award-winning Dream Venues Collection which includes Mitton Hall near Whalley, Eaves Hall at West Bradford, Holmes Mill in Clitheroe, the Shireburn Arms at Hurst Green and Falcon Manor in Settle. 

“Bringing Wennington Hall back to life is our first big challenge since we completed the re-development of Holmes Mill. There’s an awful lot of it and there is an awful lot to get stuck into. But the opportunities are endless. After nearly 70 years of being closed to the outside world, we are under a bit of pressure to create something special. The re-opening of Wennington Hall will be quite a Ta Dah moment. We aim to create the most beautiful, the most romantic and the most fun wedding and events venue in North Lancashire and South Lakes. Fingers crossed we get it right!” - James Warburton, Chairman of James’ Places.

For those eager to get a first look of the venue, the team will be hosting a Wedding Open Afternoon with tipi partners Ribble Valley Tipis on Saturday 16th September from 2pm – 6pm. While couples are unable to explore the interior of the building at this stage, they can enjoy a glass of fizz in the beautiful gardens and find out more about the exciting plans for this magnificent hall.

Discover more about Wennington Hall here.