The village of Rivington must be one of the prettiest villages in Lancashire, and it is also the home of Rivington Hall Barn. This Grade II Listed building has become one of the North West’s most popular wedding venues under the ownership of the Salmon family, and they have won the accolade of best wedding venue without accommodation in the Great Northern Wedding Awards from 2015 through to 2018.
In recognition of their awesome achievement, we approached Rivington Hall Barn to ask if we could organise a styled shoot in the Barn, and we were delighted when they said yes. This was the very first styled shoot to be held at the Barn, it was such an honour, and so we amassed a stellar cast of wedding suppliers including Red Floral Architecture, Bridal Makeup Team by Laura Mayers, Emma Louise Bridal, Lisa Marie Cakes and photographer Teresa C to create an aspirational wedding showcase.
‘Molly’ by Enzoani by
Sweet and sexy, this full-length lace and tulle mermaid gown features a modern illusion bateau bodice and matching illusion back that complements the figure-hugging skirt and flowing tulle layers of the romantic train. Finished with delicate covered buttons down the centre of the illusion back.
MAKEUP & HAIR
The Bridal Make-Up Team
by Laura Mayers
FLOWERS & STYLING
Red Floral Architecture
Lisa Marie Cakes
Teresa C Photography
Special thanks to our model Alicia, supplied courtesy of M Models Management
And while our team of experts were all working hard in the Barn, we met up with wedding co-ordinators Anna and Rachael to find out more about Rivington Hall Barn. Anna herself is 3rd generation member of the Salmon family.
You’ve won the Great Northern Wedding Awards for Best Venue Without Accommodation for THREE consecutive years! Tell us what this accolade means to you and your team…
It is such a nice feeling each time we have won the award we are genuinely shocked and humbled that our couples have taken the time to vote and support us.
As the Little White Books awards are voted for solely by our couples it does mean a lot as these are the people who have genuinely experienced our service and dealt with us and are therefore in the best position to judge how we do things.
You’re a family owned establishment – tell us a little about your history…
Our history goes back as far as 1953 when Bill and Rhoda Salmon moved to the Barn and the Salmon family have been catering for weddings and events here ever since. Bill and Rhoda were extremely generous and hardworking people, and now with the third generation of the Salmon family involved in all aspects of the venue, we strive to continue the good reputation and customer service set by them over 60 years ago.
Tell us more about the team who look after the couple and their guests on the Big Day…
Our Wedding Co-ordinators, that’s myself and Rachael, will look after you from the booking process right up to your wedding day. We are both passionate about weddings and love discussing every aspect of the day with our couples – we both also enjoy researching ideas and spending hours of our own time on social media looking at fabulous weddings and getting new ideas.
We are always at the end of the phone or email to answer every question you have during your planning process to ensure it is an enjoyable and stress-free experience.
Rivington Hall Barn is beyond beautiful, with inspired attention to detail. What inspires you and your team?
We are so lucky to have such a unique and special venue and when people visit the barn they are amazed by its beauty. We find this really inspires us to constantly improve and enhance the features of the barn, to continue to create the wow factor. We are very aware of how much difference attention to detail can make to your day. We work closely with some of the leading suppliers in the industry to ensure we have things such as a great in-house sound system and carefully positioned lighting that can really make a difference to the feel and atmosphere of the venue. It is such a fantastic space that is not limited to any one layout or style and so it is great to see the various ways the barn can be set from traditional, banqueting and rustic – the room can look so different from one wedding to the next.
What advice would you give to couples as they embark on their wedding planning journey?
Our advice would be to enjoy the planning process and don’t stress over little things – it will all pan out on the day. Also, find good suppliers whose work you can have confidence in, this will help make things less stressful. There is so much choice out there, but choosing should be fun and we are always here to help if needed.
Rivington Hall Barn, Rivington,
Bolton, BL6 7SB