Hi, I’m Wes Simpson – an award-winning Liverpool wedding photographer from Ormskirk Lancashire. If you’re planning on getting married at West Tower or simply researching Lancashire wedding venues and photographers; looking for ideas, inspiration and information, then this page is for you.
I have put together a helpful guide, crammed with useful tips, ideas and practical knowledge to help you get the best out of your day when planning for a wedding at West Tower.
WEST TOWER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Before I give you all my juicy tips and insights on the West Tower, let’s quickly talk about your wedding photography. Because you might not realise it now whilst your obsessing over chair covers and seating plans, but choosing the right photographer to capture your precious wedding memories is exciting and one of the most important investments you make for your wedding, after all, your wedding pictures is all you have left once the day is over.
Choosing me as your West Tower wedding photographer means you won’t be away from your family and friends for too long. Nothing is staged or over posed. Every photo will be a true insight into your wedding and a timeless reminder of the best day of your life.
The West Tower is a fantastic Lancashire wedding and if you’re getting married here and you choose to work with Wes Simpson Weddings, you’ll be able to photograph this manor house in all its splendour. You’ll be able to enjoy a lovely relaxing wedding and then relive the celebrations through your beautiful photos after the wedding is over.
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 below image was taken during Katy and Jon Bowers wedding, it captured the iconic West Tower sunset over the Lancashire countryside.
Request a free brochure and let’s talk about your West Tower wedding today.
LANCASHIRE WEDDING VENUE
When researching wedding venues in Lancashire, there are many fantastic venues to choose from. West Tower 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.
The West Tower is situated in Aughton near the market town of Ormskirk, which is just up the road from the end of the M58 and M57 motorway, this provides easy access from neighbouring Liverpool, Knowsley, Southport and makes it just a 20/30 minute drive from Wigan and St Helens.
GETTING TO WEST TOWER AUGHTON
The address for the venue is West Tower, Mill Lane, Aughton, Ormskirk L39 7HJ. Visit the website or contact them on 01695 423328.
West Tower is just 10 minutes drive from Ormskirk train station and Lime Street station is 10 miles away. The nearest airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport which is 30 minutes away by car.
EXCLUSIVE LANCASHIRE 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 ‘Dom Perignon’ bridal suite is located in the main house and has views of the grounds and its own fireplace, a four-poster bed, and is decorated with classic decor. 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 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! THE CRISTAL SUITE
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’ and the Cristal suite for early morning bridal preparations. The Cristal suite is a large on-suite contemporary room with lots of natural light, the space doubles as a dressing room complete with salon inspired makeup mirrors on the walls and a large flat-screen TV.
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.
Getting married at West Tower, you’ll have the option of choosing between an indoor and outdoor ceremony. Indoor ceremonies are held in the ballroom, a large airy room which can be separated by a partition, this offers a closed space for when your wedding is taking place and for smaller weddings.
OUTDOOR WEDDING VENUE IN LANCASHIRE
If you get married at West Tower 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.
EXCLUSIVE WEDDING VENUE
The West Tower is an exclusive wedding venue, this means you have access to the whole of the West Tower on your wedding, you won’t run the risk of running into another bride and if getting married outside and 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 photography collections to suit your budget.
Because Wes Simpson Weddings offers an exclusive all-day wedding photography service, 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.
“Wedding photography that captures you at your best and the moments that matter so that you have meaningful pictures and a wedding you love.”
Let’s talk about your West Tower wedding photography.
WEDDINGS AT THE WEST TOWER
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 in 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 AND WEDDING CATERING
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 DATE FOR YOUR WEST TOWER 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 a great venue for a Lancashire wedding. If you work with Wes Simpson Weddings, you’ll be able to photograph this manor house in all its splendour. You’ll be able to enjoy a lovely relaxing wedding and then relive the celebrations through your beautiful photos after the wedding is over.
You won’t find me at West Tower open evenings as I prefer to meet in person or via FaceTime. This provides an opportunity to view my custom-made albums and understand your preferences about hiring a wedding photographer. After all, the relationship you have with your photographer is the most important of all your vendors. I not only want to meet your expectations but to exceed them.
If you choose me to photograph your West Tower wedding, I will creatively and discreetly photograph everything, the hugs, smiles and happy tears. I will show you things that happened that you didn’t know about.
I photograph a limited number of weddings per year on a first-come basis. Contact me today to talk about your West Tower wedding photography. Let’s create something meaningful together. I can’t wait to meet you.