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What are your service times?

We are open all day but serve food at set times please ‘Opening Times’ in the menu.

Do I have to make a reservation?

Booking is advisable for the Beer Hall and Bistro, Bar & Grill, but we do also welcome walk ins. The Food Hall Cafe runs purely on walk in availability.

Can I bring my dog?

We allow dogs in the Beer Hall and in the Mill Yard. Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs into the Food Hall or the Spinning Block Hotel.

Is there Disabled Access?

There is disabled access in all areas of Holmes Mill. We have disabled parking outside the Everyman Cinema. We have a lift in the main building, for access to the Cotton Room. The Spinning Block also has a lift and we have two rooms which have wet rooms available.

Can I buy gift vouchers for James’ Places?

Yes we have both Gift Vouchers and Gift Experience Vouchers available to buy in-store or at the Bar. To buy our Gift Vouchers online, please click here. 

Is there car parking at the venue?

We have on site, pay and display parking at Holmes Mill.

Holmes Mill operates a customer only pay & display car park.

The charges are as follows;


UP TO 4 HOURS £3.00

UP TO 6 HOURS £6.00

UP TO 24 HOURS £10.00

Free parking for a maximum of 3 hours without needing to put your registration details into the parking meters.

If you wish to stay with us longer than 3 hours, you can put your details into the parking meters and pay for extra time. Please be aware, the ticket is valid from when you ENTERED the car park, not the time the ticket was purchased, due to the enforcement camera system.

In the event of the car park being full, we advise customers and visitors to use the long stay car parks located on Whalley Road or Mitchell Street.

Mitchell Street Car Park, Clitheroe
For satellite navigation (sat nav) BB7 1DF
25 pay and display spaces and 2 disabled spaces

Whalley Road Car Park, Clitheroe
For satellite navigation (sat nav) use the postcode BB7 1AR
This car park has a 2 metre height barrier (it is unlikely to be accessible to motor homes)
35 pay and display spaces, 1 disabled space


How do I make an appointment for a wedding show around?

You can contact our Wedding Coordinators on:

Holmes Mill  – 01200 407183 or [email protected]

Do you provide the Registrar?

It is the responsibility of the couple to arrange for a Registrar to be in attendance on their Wedding Day. Please speak to the Wedding Coordinators at your venue for the contact details of the local Registry office and about timings for your day.

What are the guest numbers for your weddings?

Minimum seated day guests – 50

Maximum seated day guests – 150 and up to 180 for the evening celebrations


After the initial deposit has been paid, we ask for 50% of the estimated balance nine months prior, the total invoice is to be cleared no later than three months prior. We do understand however that you may need to add additional items onto the invoice after the three month point, we ask for this to be settled no later than one month prior. You are more than welcome to pay off a larger proportion at anytime if you prefer.

Wedding Accommodation
How many bedrooms do you have?

Spinning Block – 39

Please Note the Spinning Block bedrooms are booked on a first come first served basis for the wedding party and the general public.

Where possible, we can arrange early check-ins for you but this must be arranged prior to the day and are chargeable.

Can you accommodate children?

Yes, we have z-beds and cots available at an additional charge.

Is there additional accommodation nearby?

Yes, speak to your Wedding Coordinators for more details. If guests staying elsewhere wish to join you for breakfast the following morning – please speak to your Wedding Coordinators.

About your day
Do you provide a venue dresser?

We do not provide a venue dresser. Your Wedding Coordinators will discuss how the building will be presented with you at the time of booking. If you feel a venue dresser is required you are welcome to organise this yourself.

Do you provide a cake stand and knife?

Yes, we provide a cake stand and knife.

Can we have confetti?

Yes, as long as it is biodegradable. We do not allow confetti cannons.

Can we supply our own food?

You are required to use our team of in-house Chefs for your Wedding Breakfast but please speak to your Wedding Coordinator if you have any religious catering requirements.

Please speak to your Wedding Coordinator about the evening supper and any extras such as candy carts.

Can we give alcoholic favours?

Yes, we just charge a corkage fee, please speak to your Wedding Coordinator in advance.


Can we have external suppliers?
Yes, please speak to your Wedding Coordinators regarding access and collection times, along with what relevant insurance documents are required.

Can we have fireworks?

As we are in a built up area we are unable to accommodate fireworks. We are also unable to accommodate Chinese lanterns being set off.


Where can we drop wedding items off at the venue?
Any table decorations, table plan, name cards etc. can be dropped off either the day prior or on the morning of your wedding. Please package ALL items table by table with clear instructions to enable our team to set up your tables correctly. Although we will do our upmost to store everything in a safe environment, our venues will not be held responsible for anything misplaced or broken.

Do you supply chair covers?

We have beautiful chairs for your use included in your venue hire however should you require them, chair covers can be hired from your venue dresser.

Will the happy couple be able to get ready on site?

Where possible we will do our utmost to provide a room for you to get ready in. Please speak to your Wedding Coordinators for further details on this.

Tables & Wedding Breakfast
Table layouts

We suggest between 8 and 12 guests per table. Tables are either 5ft or 6ft in size and a top table of 10 would be 18 ft in length.

Meal Choices

You are able to choose two starters, main courses and desserts, with an additional Vegetarian option for each course. If you choose to offer a choice to your guests we require a full list of guests’ meals per table, no later than one month before your wedding along with any dietary requirements there may be. The choice of each person’s meal must also be written on the back of the name cards that are placed on the tables during the wedding breakfast, provided by the happy couple.

Throughout the year we offer taster events, this is your chance to come to taste the dishes you like and the wine too. These are additional to the wedding package and you can bring as many guests as you like.

Timings of the Wedding Breakfast

Dependent on guest numbers we allow approximately 2 hours for the meal & 30 minutes in total for the speeches.


Receiving Line

Dependent on guest numbers we allow approximately half an hour for this to happen before the meal is served.

The Evening Reception
Evening Reception

We require approximately one hour (depending on the number of guests) to turn the venue around for the evening. During this time your guests may use any other rooms/spaces within the venue, or residents may go up to their rooms. If you choose to have a band for your evening entertainment we may require longer but this will be discussed with you.

Evening Entertainment

We are happy for you to bring your own entertainment. This may be a band or a singer, for example. All we ask is that they provide us with a current Public Liability Insurance certificate. Please be aware of the space available when booking your entertainment. Any entertainment booked needs to be made aware by you that we operate a noise limiter due to nearby residents.

Evening Supper

We suggest that the best time to serve the evening supper is around 9.30pm. Food is served for a maximum of one hour and then cleared away. There are several options to choose from, supplements apply dependent on your menu choice. Please ask your Wedding Coordinators for further details.

During the evening celebration, what time will the bar stay open until?

Last orders will be given at 12:15 am with the bar closing at 12:30 am.

A bar will then re-open at 01:00 am for residents only, at the Bar Manager’s discretion.

Wedding Insurance
Do I need Wedding Insurance?

Yes we require you to have Wedding Insurance. The average cost of a wedding these days is around £20,000. Many people will spend much less than this and others much more, but everyone getting married has something in common – in paying for their big day they are making one of the largest financial investments of their lives.

After buying a house or a car, the other significant financial commitment in most people’s lives will be their wedding day or civil partnership.