Hi, I’m Wes Simpson – an award-winning Liverpool wedding photographer from Ormskirk Lancashire. I have been a recommended West Tower wedding photographer for many years and enjoy a rich history of photographing weddings in all seasons and conditions here since my first wedding at the venue back in 2007.
You might have seen one of my images being used by The West Tower for their advertising in County Brides Magazine and on their display at wedding shows. The image was taken during Katy and Jon Bowers wedding and captured the iconic West Tower sunset over the Lancashire countryside.
If you’re getting married at West Tower or you are researching wedding venues and looking for ideas, this page is for you. I have put together an unbiased guide, crammed with useful tips, ideas and practical knowledge to help you get the best out of your West Tower wedding day.
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LANCASHIRE WEDDING VENUE
When researching wedding venues in Lancashire, there are many fantastic venues to choose from. West Tower Manor House is a stunning wedding destination set in the Lancashire countryside, an exclusive venue that looks more like a private little castle than a country house.
West Tower Aughton near the market town of Ormskirk, and just up the road from the end of the M58 and M57 motorway, the venue provides easy access from neighbouring Liverpool, Knowsley, Southport and just a 20/30 minute drive from Wigan and St Helens.
WEST TOWER AUGHTON NEAR ORMSKIRK
The address for the venue is West Tower, Mill Lane, Aughton, Ormskirk L39 7HJ. You can visit the website or contact them on 01695 423328.
For out of town guests, West Tower is also close to the rail networks of Ormskirk, connecting the north-west and just 10 miles from Liverpool Lime Street. The nearest airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport which is under 30 minutes away by road.
EXCLUSIVE WEDDING VENUE
The West Tower manor house Aughton in Lancashire is an exclusive wedding venue, which means you have the whole venue to yourself. You don’t have to split arrival times with other weddings and you don’t have to worry about bumping into other brides.
This exclusive all year round wedding venue is both beautiful and unique in many ways. When you get married here, your wedding photographer will be able to capture photos that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life.
So, if you’re planning an intimate summer wedding with 60 guests, or a lavish winter celebration for 150, you have a lot to look forward to. If you take the time to learn more about the venue in advance, you’ll be able to plan the wedding of your dreams and have a lovely time on your wedding day.
Here are some practical tips to help you get started…
POSE FOR PHOTOS IN THE BRIDAL SUITE
You won’t just want to capture your wedding and reception areas in photos. West Tower has a spacious and elegant bridal suite that makes a wonderful backdrop for your wedding photography. Wes Simpson Weddings will be able to capture plenty of photos of you and your bridal party as you’re getting ready. These pictures can help you to remember every last detail of this important day.
This luxurious ‘Dom Perignon’ bridal suite is located in the main house with beautiful views over the grounds. The suite has its own fireplace, a four-poster bed, and is decorated with beautiful decor. This is one of the most elegant rooms in the entire venue. Couples gravitate towards this venue because of its unique beauty, and that beauty is truly on display here.
Bridal preparations are often overlooked in the planning of a wedding. The ‘Dom Perignon’ bridal suite makes for an enjoyable experience whilst getting your hair and makeup done. This lavish suite is all yours from noon on the day of your wedding and, with its full-length mirror, it is the perfect place to get ready for your ceremony.
The big window provides lots of natural light for pre-ceremony photographs with your bridesmaids and the room makes a fantastic backdrop for priceless photos of a ‘bride reveal’ when the father of the bride (or whoever is giving her away) comes to collect her on the wedding morning.
ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUR GUESTS
If you have guests travelling to see you get married, you’ll want to think about where they’ll be staying on the night of your wedding and finding the right hotel and accommodation for your guests is an important of planning your wedding.
Luckily, West Tower takes care of all your hotel accommodation needs. In addition to the bridal suite, there are six bedrooms in the main house for guests. There are ten additional bedrooms in the Coach House and two separate cottages that guests can stay in.
New for 2020! There is no longer the need to search for hotels near West Tower Aughton because the venue extended its accommodation and now offers ‘The Stables.’ These additional bedrooms and state of the art dressing room is a breathtaking addition to the stunning bridal suite and guarantees you access from 8 am on the morning of your wedding and allows up to 65 of your guests to stay overnight with you.
The West Tower manor house offers a range of accommodations, which means both you and your guests can spend more time together without the added stress of taxis, transportation or the need to book hotels in Aughton, Ormskirk or Liverpool.
All of the rooms at the exclusive venue are beautifully furnished. One of the cottages has been adapted for wheelchair users, making it a lovely choice for guests with special needs.
PLANNING YOUR WEDDING
When you get married at West Tower, you’ll have the option of choosing between an indoor and outdoor ceremony. Indoor ceremonies are held in the ballroom. The ballroom is separated from the dining area by a partition. The ballroom will be a closed space when your wedding is taking place. After the ceremony is over, you’ll be able to open up the partition when the reception begins.
If you get married at West Tower Aughton in the spring, summer, or fall, you’ll have the option of getting married outdoors at the wedding pagoda. The beautiful wooden pagoda is open from April to September. You’ll be able to relax on the lawn of West Tower and admire all of the Lancashire greenery around you.
WEDDING VENUE FOR ALL SEASONS
This unique wedding space can accommodate up to 140 guests. If you would like to have live music at your wedding, there are PAs available. The West Tower is an exclusive wedding venue, this means you have access to all of West Tower on the day of your wedding. If the weather requires you to move your ceremony indoors, you’ll be able to do exactly that.
While only civil ceremonies are held at the manor, there are options available to couples that would prefer a religious ceremony. St Michael’s Church is located in Aughton, just a short distance away from West Towers. Many couples choose to get married at the church and have their reception at West Tower.
THE COST OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
When you get married at a breathtaking location like West Tower, you’ll want to make sure you have a talented photographer on hand to capture every moment of this special day. Wes Simpson Weddings offers a range of full-day wedding packages starting at £1,450.
Because Wes Simpson Weddings offers all-day services, you won’t feel rushed, and you won’t miss out on any photo opportunities. We’ll be able to photograph every part of this special day, from start to finish. In addition to digital copies of your photos, you’ll be able to purchase a stunning storybook album. You can find more information on wedding albums and a price guide here.
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Food is an important part of any celebration, which is why you’ll want to make sure you’re satisfied with the food on your wedding day. West Tower Manor House can start you and your guests off with an amazing breakfast served in the ballroom. Guests will also be able to enjoy drinks and canapés in the cellar bar or the garden.
You’ll have numerous options for food throughout the day. For example, you could opt to have a buffet served in the Leather Lounge during the evening. If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, you may want to enjoy a barbeque on the tower terrace.
WEST TOWER MENU
The wedding menu at West Tower includes a wide range of delicious foods, including roast chicken crown, wild mushroom risotto, and rack of English lamb. Both you and your guests will have plenty of options, and you’ll be able to adapt the menu to suit your own needs and preferences. You’ll even have the option of offering your guests a choice menu on your special day.
All of the food will be prepared on-site by West Tower’s talented chefs. Your and your guests will be able to dine well and relax during the wedding festivities.
WEST TOWER PACKAGES
One of the most popular packages The West Tower offers is The Classic Package from £7,495. This price includes (but not limited too) – Welcome drink and canapes on arrival, a three-course wedding breakfast, half a bottle of wine per person, evening Buffet, Master of Ceremonies, Dom Perignon bridal suite and more.
The above package is for 50 daytime and 80 evening guests. Please contact The West Tower directly for the latest offers, packages and availability.
CHOOSING THE PERFECT DATE FOR YOUR WEDDING
West Tower Manor House is a wonderful venue regardless of the season. While outdoor weddings aren’t held in the winter, this lavish warm country home is the perfect location for a Christmas wedding.
In the spring, you’ll be able to enjoy fresh blossoms blooming all around you. In the summer, you can have a beautiful wedding right on the lawn. In the autumn, you’ll be able to enjoy the changing leaves and panoramic views of the Lancashire countryside.
Look at photos of past weddings held at West Tower so that you can see how the venue changes with the season. If you do this, you should be able to pick the right date for your wedding.
WEST TOWER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
The West Tower is an incredible location for a wedding. If you work with Wes Simpson Weddings, you’ll be able to photograph this manor in all its splendour. You’ll be able to enjoy a lovely relaxing wedding and than relive the celebrations through your beautiful photos after the wedding is over.
Please feel free to look thought some past West Tower weddings, check out the portfolio for examples of my photography and the blog for the latest news and weddings. Contact me to be your West Tower wedding photographer.