An early 19th Century Cotton Mill rescued from decay and destruction and transformed into the most incredible and wholly unique wedding venue in the North West.
The ambitious restoration project has taken over three years to complete but what a restoration it has been. We’ve kept as many of the original features as possible to create a space that wears its bumps and bruises with pride.
The disused complex is now home to the Bowland Brewery, and its simply amazing Beer Hall. There’s a Food Hall focusing on the finest local produce and a fabulous 39 bedroom hotel in the old Spinning Block.

150 seated wedding guests
Up to 180 evening guests
39 beautiful bedrooms
Licensed for civil ceremonies
© WYLDBEE Photography
© WYLDBEE Photography


The Cotton Room at Holmes Mill is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and looks stunning set with our reclaimed cinema seating. We can accommodate up to 150 guests for your civil ceremony.

  • Stunning room filled with natural light
  • Choice of layouts and chairs
  • Perfect for 50 – 150 guests

© WYLDBEE Photography
© WYLDBEE Photography

Wedding Breakfast

Your wedding breakfast is a wonderful way to start celebrating your new marriage. At Holmes Mill we work with incredible chefs using stunning produce to provide you with a number of spectacular meal options.

  • Incredible locally sourced food from talented chefs
  • High-quality produce and ingredients
  • Amazing variety, from 3 course formal dining to our superb and more informal Temple of Beer Buffet

© Mark Horton
© Mark Horton

Picture Perfect

Holmes Mill is the most spectacular wedding venue. Lovingly restored to proudly showcase its heritage and history while still retaining a luxurious and modern feel. The exposed materials and period features create a fantastic backdrop for stunning wedding photos.

  • Quirky setting
  • Incredible period features
  • Stunning interior design


The Spinning Block Hotel is part of the Holmes Mill complex. The oldest part of building within the site it features 39 stunning bedrooms, perfect for friends and family looking for somewhere to stay before, during and after your big day celebrations.

  • 39 Rooms, individually designed and decorated to an impeccable standard
  • Family rooms, suites & cosy doubles
  • Stunning Penthouse

© Nick English
© Nick English


At the foot of the historic castle and at the heart of Clitheroe. Surrounded by the beautiful Ribble Valley, Holmes Mill is in easy reach for your guests and provides a stunning, versatile setting for your big day.

  • Fantastic central location
  • In easy reach via the A59
  • Multiple public pay and display car parks nearby

Wedding Stories

Lizzie and Jon Autumn Wedding at Holmes Mill

‘We wanted a relaxed space where everyone could see each other, mix with each other and have a good party. That’s exactly what it felt like on the day too. Everyone who came said it was a wedding like no other and everything about it was ‘Us’.’

Wedding Gallery

Beautifully Industrial

Holmes Mill is full of fascinating architectural features and details – each one contributing to a truly unique ambience and atmosphere. The photo opportunities are endless and for once the weather need not be a consideration. Holmes Mill may have been restored on the outside, but it has been reimagined and recreated on the inside.

Completely Flexible

After you’ve said “I do” The Cotton Room can be transformed into a stunning space for your wedding reception. Alternatively you can have exclusive use of Bistro, Bar and Grill, an incredible setting for a luxurious wedding breakfast.