Holland Hall Hotel in Up Holland, which dates back to the 16th century, was judged as a co-finalist in the Venue (Hotel) category at the Wedding Industry Awards 2023 North West Regional event held in Burnley on November 8.
Bill Kenyon, owner of the Holland Hall Hotel, said: “It was Churchill who said the words that when ‘you go through hell, keep going’.
“There is no doubt that the hospitality industry has been through hell in recent years, as have couples, families and friends who have seen multiple pandemic wedding cancellations and postponements.
“But today we’re in wedding heaven – the team battled the pandemic, then faced an economic downturn, staff shortages, price increases, etc., but were named one of the best.
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“I feel for these companies who have been stuck in economic corners and had to make incredibly difficult decisions, but I am proud of the Holland Hall Hotel team as they have delivered smile after smile to the couples who have finally made it through. to get married.”
The hotel, which Mr Kenyon acquired in 2018, has undergone a more than £1million refurbishment and restoration, creating a specialist events wing alongside upgraded hotel rooms up to date.
There’s also a new bar called The Pub at Holland Hall, as well as a restaurant delayed by the pandemic but soon to open, and, in the process, the discovery of hidden features including secret stairs and priest holes dating back hundreds of years. .
Earlier this year, the venue came to the rescue of several couples who had planned to get married at Charnock Richard’s Park Hall but suddenly found themselves in crisis when the new owners pulled the plug.
Among those helped were Wigan couple Adam Weate and Danielle Sugden who had already had their wedding day canceled twice due to Covid.