Grade I-listed Samlesbury Hall, in Lancashire has recently invested in a hamlet of luxury shepherd’s huts on site to further meet demand and help to combat the extensive yearly running costs at the historic property.
The 700-year-old building, which was a family home for centuries before becoming a boarding school in the 1800s, fell into disrepair in the 1920s and came close to demolition until it was saved by a group of local people.
Now, the restored hall hosts weddings throughout the year as well as offering free entry to the public.
The business sinks half a million pounds per year into the upkeep of the historic building and is to embark on its next ambitious project soon to ‘safeguard the old property’.
Director Sharon Jones added: “Our next big project is to reroof the hall which we know is a huge task and one that will cost a lot of money.
“But it will safeguard this beautiful old building for the next generation which is what everything we do here is all about.”
Jones also explained more couples are looking to incorporate elements to their wedding that leave a longer-term benefit to the venue or local area.