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Farington Lodge, Leyland

 

Farington Lodge wedding photographer Lancashire

Farington Lodge Wedding Photographer

Lancashire Wedding Photographer at Farington Lodge

Farington Lodge Hotel, Stanifield Lane, Farington, Preston, Lancashire, PR25 4QR Phone: 08446 932 963

A short history of Farington Lodge

The Farington Lodge, a Grade II Listed Gorgian country house, was build in the 1830's as a family home for Mr William Bashall. After Mr Bashall's death in 19871 Farington Lodge became the home of Montague Copeland and his family until 1901. From 1911 to 1931 Farington Lodge was occupied by Mr James Todd and his family. The time of his death coincided with a huge slump in the value of cotton shares in which much of his wealth was invested, the Todd family met with financial ruin. A friend of Mr Todd was Henry Spurier, the first managing director of Leyland Motors. At the time of Mr Todd's death Mr Spurier was looking for somewhere suitable for important visitors to Leyland Motors to stay. He had an idea which he hoped would help Todd's widow and himself. He asked if Mrs Todd would allow company guests to use some of the bedrooms and act as hostess for which Leyland Motors would pay her. She agreed and the guests enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. Farington Lodge became so popular with Leyland Motors guests that, when Mrs Todd wanted to leave the area, they purchased the estate. Following the depature of the Todd family, Farington Lodge became Leyland Motors Guest House and was a venue for visiting Directors and dignitaries which included Prince Edward and Mrs Simpson, HRH The Queen Mother and HRH Prince Philip. The house went into private ownershhip in 1989 following the insolvency of Leyand DAF, with the current owners taking over in 1994. HRH Princess Diana visited in 1992 and since 2001 HRH Princess Anne has attended several dinners in aid of the Princess Royal Trus for Carers. The first of these dinners took place in a marquee which is where the Jubilee Suite now stands.

Farington Lodge wedding photographer opportunities

With Stunning grounds, and an elegant interior, it makes a wonderful wedding venue. It is spacious and picturesque both inside and out, full of lavish spendour and fascinating history. It is ideal for both small and large weddings and anything in between. The garden room has been refurbished and provides quite an intimate atmosphere during civil ceremonies, even with a fairly large wedding party. If the weather isn't ideal then it is possible to cater for group shots inside. If however, the weather is favourable the stunning landscaped grounds provide a suberb background for wedding photographs.

Front of Farrington Lodge

Side of Farington Lodge

Ceremony Room

String Trio

Bride and Groom with wedding car

Bridal Portraits

Bridesmaids

Wedding Party

wedding group

Wedding Party

Farrington Lodge Front

Farington Lodge Grounds

Bride and Groom

By the fireplace

Couple portrait

Breakfast Room with guests

Breakfast Room with guests

Breakfast Room Speeches

Speeches

Cutting the cake

First Dance