The Spread Eagle

Whether it’s a small wedding for a family group or a larger event, our award winning food and fabulous service, coupled with the most stunning setting, make The Spread Eagle the perfect choice.

Nestling in the beautiful village of Sawley, The Spread Eagle is a delightful country inn, offering cosy bar areas and elegant dining rooms.  We also have the most superior function suite for miles around – making The Spread Eagle the ideal venue for your special day.  We also have seven stunning individually designed bedrooms for you and your party to enjoy.

The gorgeous riverside setting and nearby Sawley Abbey (100yds) offer picturesque photo opportunities to create memories that last a lifetime. With glorious views of the River Ribble framed by picture windows that let the light flood in, sparkling chandeliers above the dance floor and striking feature fire places, the Abbey Room is the perfect balance of grandeur and modern country inn charm.

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A wedding is far from the easiest thing to plan, with so many ideas to think about and decisions to make it can see like the ‘To Do’ list never gets any shorter! So we have put together a wedding package that you can tailor to suit you and your guests perfectly, covering all aspects of your celebration with us from greeting your guests with a glass of bubbly to a great nights sleep in one of our seven luxury bedrooms.

Your Wedding Celebration would Include:

  • A Prosecco drinks reception with warm Cumberland sausage rolls and goats cheese bon bons
  • Three course dinner of your choosing from our wedding menus finished with coffee
  • White or Ivory Linen Table Cloths and Napkins
  • Individual Cake Table and Cake Knife
  • Easel for Table Plan display
  • Abbey Room Hire Fee
  • Private Bar Licence until Midnight, extensions available please just ask
  • Wedding Night Stay Over for the Bride and Groom
  • Dedicated Wedding Coordinator who will work with you from start to finish making sure every detail is perfect

Our wedding package is £59.50 per guest

A Little Something to Celebrate

Should you wish to welcome your guests with something other than prosecco we can also provide things like pimms, bucks fizz, mulled wine, bottled beers or your personal favorites at a small supplementary price

from £2.00 per guest.

Canapés

Fancy a little more? Compliment your other canapés by choosing two more options from the following:

  • Scotch Egg
  • Lightly Spiced Tortillas
  • Lancashire Ham and Cheese Tartlets
  • A Cucumber Cup of Salmon Mousse
  • Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Blinis
  • Black Olive Tapenade on Toasted Round
  • Kidney Bean and Cream Cheese Wrap
  • Sun Blushed Tomato and Garlic Brushetta

Supplement of £3.95 per guest

Your Wedding Breakfast

Create your own Wedding Menu by selecting two options for each course from the choices we can provide, please remember none of these options are final we welcome your ideas and suggestions too. After all it’s your day!

To Start…

  • Smooth Chicken Liver Pate
    With homemade tomato chutney, herb toast and pickled silver skin onions
  • Mozerella, Plum Tomato and Black Olive Salad
    With basil dressing
  • Pressed Terrine of Simmered Ham Hock
    With apple jelly and pickled quails eggs
  • Chilled Galia Melon
    With vanilla and lemon syrup and melon sorbet
  • Finely Sliced Oak Smoked Salmon
    With shallot, caper and gherkin finished with parsley and horseradish cream
  • Chilled Poached Salmon Ballotine
    With potato salad and grain mustard dressing
  • Slices of Cured Ham with Fresh Pears
    Parmesan shavings and extra virgin olive oil
  • Cocktail of Tiger Prawn
    Crayfish and apple bound in Thousand Island dressing on crisp baby gem lettuce with brown bread and butter
  • Pave of Slow Cooked Spiced Duck
    With shredded vegetables and plum sauce
  • Homemade Soups
    We make all our soups especially for you so please ask for a favourite!
    Spiced tomato and orange, Celery and blue cheese, Cream of mushroom
    Spilt pea and ham, Red lentil and cumin, Chicken and sweet corn
    Smooth white onion, Leek and potato, Carrot and coriander, Mulligatawny

For Your Main Course…

  • Roasted Sirloin of Beef
    served with Yorkshire pudding and rich red wine gravy
  • Slow Cooked Lamb Flank
    Accompanied by a potato puree & a rich minted braising sauce
  • Pan Fried Fillet of Salmon
    With a tartare veloute on light mashed steamed new potatoes
  • Pan Roast Breast of Chicken
    With wild mushroom, brandy cream sauce topped with crisp air dried ham
  • Char grilled Pork Loin Steak
    Set on grain mustard mash with an apple, sage and cider cream sauce
  • Grilled Breast of Duck
    With fondant potatoes with a rich port wine sauce finished with red current jelly
  • Grilled Fillet of Salmon with Ginger
    Soy, sesame, spring onion dressing on wilted oriental greens
  • All main courses are accompanied by a potato dish and seasonal vegetables

Vegetarian Dishes

  • Roast Red Pepper and Artichoke Tart
    with rocket leaves and herb butter sauce
  • Wild Mushroom
    Lemon thyme and garlic cream fettuccini
  • Vegetable Wellington
    A selection of shredded vegetables encased in puff pastry and baked, served on buttered tomato essence
  • Wild Mushroom, Broad Bean and Pesto
    Cream with potato gnocchi and parmesan cheese

And for the Younger Guests…

For your younger guests you have a couple of options, you can either serve them a smaller version of what you and the rest of your guests are enjoying or choose something off our menu especially designed for them.

To Start…

  • Homemade Garlic Bread
  • Melon and Fresh Fruits

For Their Main Course…

  • Grilled Pork Sausage served with mashed potato and gravy
  • Mini Fish and Chips served with mushy peas and tomato ketchup
  • Freshly Battered Chicken Fillet served with chips and salad
  • Cheese Omelette served with salad and chips

For Dessert…

  • A selection of Homemade Ice Creams
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Warm Chocolate Brownie served with vanilla ice cream

£9.95 per guest

A Little Something Sweet…

  • Tangy French Lemon Tart
    Served on blackcurrant sauce
  • Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding
    With toffee sauce and ginger ice cream
  • Warm Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownie
    With vanilla seed ice cream
  • Steamed Syrup Sponge Pudding
    With fresh custard sauce, sultanas and cinnamon
  • Fresh Egg Custard Tart
    With strawberry sauce and strawberry sorbet
  • Rich Dark Chocolate Terrine
    With coffee sauce and honey mascarpone
  • Nougat Glace
    A frozen dessert of nuts and cream accompanied by sharp raspberry sauce
  • Bakewell Tart
    Served with clotted cream ice cream and jam sauce
  • Citrus and White Wine Poached Pear
    With shortbread biscuit and its own sorbet
  • A Selection of Cheeses
    With chutney, grapes, celery and biscuits

As the night goes on…

When the dancing has started to take its toll and maybe there have been a few drinks, supper is just what your guests will need to fuel the celebrations late into the night!

Decide on either our Sandwich or Hot Supper Menus and then choose two options for your guests to enjoy

  • Sandwiches
  • Bacon Barmcakes and Sausage Barmcakes
    served with Brown Sauce and Tomato Ketchup
  • Fish Finger Butties
  • Creamy Lancashire Cheese and Pear bound in cream cheese and chive
  • Breaded Chicken served with curried mayonnaise
  • Traditional Thick Cut Ham with mustard
  • All of the above would be served with Bowls of dressed house salad, Coleslaw and of course either Skinny Fries or Thick Cut Chips!

Hot Supper

Pick Your Pie, Meat and Potato or Cheese and Onion Pie served with Mushy Peas and Gravy

  • Lasagne served with Garlic Bread and Dressed House Salad
  • Spicy Chicken or Vegetable Curry, Rice and Poppadoms
  • Traditional Lancashire Hot Pot with red Cabbage

Supper is £12.00 per person

Supper would be served to your guests at approximately 10pm

An extra special day…

Here at the spread eagle we know how important it is to set your day apart from the rest and make it truly your own. We will do anything we can to help you with any special requests you may have please just ask! We also offer a few services which may be the perfect thing to add to your day.

DJ

The music you choose for your evening reception is one of the most important decisions you will make, after all it is the DJ that creates the atmosphere. Our resident DJ company, Pro Sounds, know exactly what to do to get the party started. Whether you want to give them free reign over the music, suggest a genre or era, or choose your perfect play list Ray and his team will work with you to create a night with no excuses not to bring your dancing shoes!
DJ and Equipment (including lights) from 7.30pm-Midnight £250.00

Civil Ceremonies

There is a charge of £350.00 to have your civil ceremony with us, this includes all room set up and staffing. However you do need to contact the registrars directly to book your ideal ceremony date and time.
The phone number for Lancashire Registry Office is 03001236705

Room Dressing

Our preferred supplier for Chair Covers is ‘La Belle Chaise Chair Covers’, we will happily show you their sample colours at your earliest convenience.

Should you need any help at all getting in touch with local suppliers for things like flowers, table decorations and entertainment please just ask, over the wedding seasons we get to work with a whole host of great people we would be happy to recommend..


The Boring Bits!

A few bits and pieces that are handy to know, even though they may not be the most interesting! If you have any questions at all or you have thought of something we have not covered please just get in touch, we are here to help with whatever you may need to make your day perfect!

Capacity

The Abbey Room can host up to 90 guests for a civil ceremony and wedding breakfast. Then up to 120 guests for an evening celebration. If you have any questions at all please talk to one of our team.

What Can Happen When?

We have no set rules on what time a civil ceremony can take place with us. Any time after 12noon is the usual choice but exceptions can be made if an earlier start suits you better. With regards to the end of the evening, we are licensed to serve alcohol until Midnight (1am with the bar extension). It may not suit you and your guests to stay up this late so of course we can finish things earlier if you want to, just let us know!

Bar Extension

Should you feel like you would like to keep dancing when midnight rolls around we do offer the option to extend the bar opening times and Music from our Resident DJ until 1am if you wish, this is at a charge of £300.00

Terms and Conditions of Booking

If you have not already please take a look at our terms and conditions of booking before paying your deposit, once paid a deposit is non refundable. They cover most things but should you have any questions or be unclear on anything at all please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

All You Need Is Love…

Among the glitz and the glamour, the endless nights of planning and the thousand and one decisions that you and your partner must make it can be easy to lose sight of what your wedding day is all about. Your wedding should be the most special of days, truly unique, a reflection of you as a couple and the love you have for each other. So let us take the hard work out of the planning so that you can really enjoy every aspect of your wedding. Working together with carefully selected wedding specialists, we will ensure every detail of your day is just as you imagined.
Join us with forty of your closest friends and family for an intimate celebration in a wonderful location. Set on the bank of The River Ribble, the Spread Eagle is an inn filled with modern country charm. You and your guests will be able to relax and admire the glorious views as our staff take care of every detail, we will keep the prosecco flowing while you all enjoy canapés prepared by our team of highly skilled chefs. Choose your perfect wedding breakfast from our carefully selected menus, accompanied by wines handpicked by our expert supplier. Then let the celebrations continue late into the night as more of your guests join you for an evening guaranteed to be filled with happy memories.
The planning doesn’t need to be a struggle, and who would want to wait years for such a special day? For just £1500 for all you and your guests could want let us take the weight off your mind, you’ve found the perfect person so now let’s get planning your perfect day. In the end, all you need is love!

Ask your personal Wedding Coordinator for more details

Your Wedding Breakfast

Create your own Wedding Menu by selecting from the following options. Should you have any guests with dietary requirements please don’t hesitate to ask and we will put together specially designed dishes to suit you and your guests perfectly.

To Start…

  • Smooth Chicken Liver Pate
    With homemade tomato chutney, herb toast and pickled silver skin onions
  • Cocktail of Tiger Prawn
  • Crayfish and apple bound in Thousand Island dressing on crisp baby gem lettuce with brown bread and butter
  • Homemade Soup with Fresh Baked Bread
    We make all our soups especially for you so please ask for a favourite!
    Spiced tomato and orange, Cream of mushroom, Red lentil and cumin,
    Leek and potato, Carrot and coriander,

For Your Main Course…

  • Pan Fried Fillet of Salmon
    With a tartare veloute on light mashed steamed new potatoes
  • Pan Roast Breast of Chicken
    With wild mushroom, brandy cream sauce topped with crisp air dried ham
  • Braised Beef Daube
    Served with smooth mashed potato and a root vegetable and barley braising sauce

Main courses will be accompanied by seasonal vegetables

A Little Something Sweet…

  • Tangy French Lemon Tart
    Served on blackcurrant sauce
  • Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding
    With toffee sauce and ginger ice cream
  • Warm Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownie
    With vanilla seed ice cream

To Finish…

Coffee with Chocolate Mints

To Accompany your Meal…

We have worked closely with our specialist wine supplier House of Townend to pick a selection of wines that will suit your wedding breakfast perfectly.

  • An elegant, aromatic & well rounded white
    Colombard/Ugni Blanc – Richelieu, Southern France
  • Easy drinking off dry wine, quaffable and fruity.
    A smooth, unctuous & ripe red wine
    Grenache/Carignan/Merlot – Richelieu, Southern France
  • Soft and jammy with a smooth and fruity finish.
    Should you wish to add additional drinks to this package for your guests to enjoy please talk to your wedding coordinator for more information

Important Details

Our ‘All You Need Is Love’ package is a set price of £1500.00 for up to forty guests.
Per Guest this package includes :

  • 1 Glass of Prosecco on arrival or after the ceremony
  • Canapes – Sausage Rolls and Goats Cheese Bon Bons
  • Three course wedding breakfast
  • Coffee and chocolate mints
  • A maximum of eight bottles of wine
  • Hire of the room for daytime and evening celebration
  • White Linen Table Cloths and Napkins
  • Dedicated Wedding Coordinator who would work with you from start to finish making sure every detail is perfect
  • You may add additional guests to the package if you wish at the price of £45.00 per person up to a maximum of 20 extra guests.

The Boring Bits
This package will be available on any day of the week in 2017
From 1st January 2018 onwards this Package will be available Monday through Thursday
There is an additional charge of £350.00 to have your civil ceremony with us, this includes all room set up and staffing. However you do need to contact the registrars directly to book your ideal ceremony date and time.
The phone number for Lancashire Registry Office is 03001236705
We ask for a £250.00 deposit to secure your booking.
Please take the time to read through our Terms and Conditions of Booking
The music you choose for your evening reception is one of the most important decisions you will make, after all it is the DJ that creates the atmosphere. Our resident DJ Company, Alltrack Promotions, know exactly what to do to get the party started. Whether you want to give them free reign over the music, suggest a genre or era, or choose your perfect play list Ray and his team will work with you to create a night with no excuses not to bring your dancing shoes!
DJ and Equipment (including lights) from 7.30pm-12.00pm £250.00

An Evening of Celebration…

Whether your wedding ceremony will take place in a far away country or somewhere closer to home, you may feel that an evening of celebrations is just what you would like.
Join us with your family and friends for drinks, dancing and food in our beautiful Abbey Room. With glorious views of the Ribble Valley countryside framed by picture windows that let the light flood in, chandeliers above the dance floor and feature fire places our space is the perfect balance of grandeur and modern country inn charm.
Choose your perfect option from our three celebration packages and join us for a night you will never forget!

Ask your personal Wedding Coordinator for more details

Fuel for the Dancing!

Keep your guests dancing late into the night, and maybe soak up some of the alcohol too!
Decide on either our Sandwich or Hot Supper Menus and then choose two options for your guests to enjoy

  • Sandwich Selection
  • Bacon Barmcakes and Sausage Barmcakes
    served with Brown Sauce and Tomato Ketchup
  • Fish Finger Butties
  • Creamy Lancashire Cheese and Pear bound in cream cheese and chive
  • Breaded Chicken served with curried mayonnaise
  • Traditional Thick Cut Ham with mustard
  • All of the above would be served with Bowls of dressed house salad, Coleslaw and of course either Skinny Fries or Thick Cut Chips!

Hot Supper Menu…

  • Pick Your Pie, Meat and Potato or Cheese and Onion Pie served
    with Mushy Peas and Gravy
  • Lasagne
    served with Garlic Bread and Dressed House Salad
  • Spicy Chicken or Vegetable Curry
    With Rice and Poppadoms
  • Traditional Lancashire Hot Pot
    with red Cabbage

A Little Something Sweet…

Go for our Pintail Package and your guests can enjoy sweet treats as well
A dessert Buffet including a selection of mini treats

  • Brownie Bites
  • Mini Lemon Meringues
  • Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

Drake Package

This package includes everything you need for a great evening

  • DJ Entertainment provided by our wonderful resident DJ and their team at Alltrack Promotions
  • Your Choice of Food from ether our Sandwich or Hot Supper Menus
  • Abbey Room Hire
  • Private Bar licensed to serve until Midnight
  • White Linen Table Cloths
  • Dedicated Wedding Coordinator who will work with you from start to finish making sure every detail is perfect

Our Drake Package is prices at £18.00 per guest

Mallard Package

A little something more, enjoy every that is included in our Bronze Package but with a Prosecco welcome for you and your guests to really start the party!

  • Prosecco Drinks Reception on Your Guests Arrival
  • Your Choice of Food from ether our Sandwich or Hot Supper Menus
  • DJ Entertainment provided by our wonderful resident DJ and their team at Alltrack Promotions
  • Abbey Room Hire
  • Private Bar licensed to serve until Midnight
  • White Linen Table Cloths
  • Dedicated Wedding Corordinator who will work with you from start to finish making sure every detail is perfect

As a thank you for upgrading your package we would like to invite you to stay over on the night of your celebration in our Bridal Suite, a treat on us!

Our Mallard Package is priced at £25.00 per guest

Pintail Package

Guests will be greeted with Prosecco, enjoy food and sweet treats prepared by our team of excellent chefs, dance the night away and leave us having had a night that truly is one to remember!

  • Prosecco Drinks Reception on Your Guests Arrival
  • Your Choice of Food from ether our Sandwich or Hot Supper Menus
  • Selection of Mini Treats in a wonderful dessert buffet
  • DJ Entertainment provided by our wonderful resident DJ and their team at Alltrack Promotions
  • Abbey Room Hire
  • Private Bar licensed to serve until Midnight
  • White Linen Table Cloths
  • Dedicated Wedding Coordinator who will work with you from start to finish making sure every detail is perfect

As a thank you for upgrading your package we would like to invite you to stay over on the night of your celebration in our Bridal Suite, a treat on us!

Our Pintail Package is prices at £30.00 per guest


Terms and Conditions
There is a minimum number of 70 catered for guests to enjoy one of our evening packages

Bar Extension
Should you feel like you would like to keep dancing when midnight rolls around we do offer the option to extend the bar opening times and Music from our Resident DJ until 1am if you wish, this is at a charge of £300.00

Deposit and Terms and Conditions of Booking
If you have not already please take a look at our terms and conditions of booking before paying your deposit of £250.00, once paid a deposit is non refundable. They cover most things but should you have any questions or be unclear on anything at all please don’t hesitate to ask.

Frequently Asked Questions

Planning your special day can present lots of questions, so here are answers to a few of the most common ones to start with. Remember we are always here to help you, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

 

Q: When do we next meet?A: As often or as little as you like – it’s really up to you. Following the booking of your wedding, we don’t need to hear from you until 6-8 weeks prior to your special day but we would rather not leave it all until then. Our ‘What’s Next?’ guide breaks the timings down for you in a little more detail, and if we feel like we haven’t heard from you for a while we will get in touch to see how your plans are coming together. 



Q: When will we need to pay? 
A: Following your initial deposit of £250, you’re free to sit back and relax. So much can change between the time of booking your wedding and the time of final details, so you won’t need to pay any more until 1 month before the date.

Q : Do you have payment plans?
A : If you’d rather not leave the full balance until a month before the date that’s no problem at all, you can make interim payments whenever suits you, and spread the costs out throughout the planning process.

Q : Do we have to give our guests a choice when it comes to food?
A : No not at all, sometimes a choice can make things much more complicated! Instead pick your favourite dishes from our menu and then just let us know about any dietry requiremtns that your guests have and we will work with you to make sure evenyone gets something they will enjoy.

Q: How many meal choices are we allowed to offer our guests? 
A: You may choose 2 starters , 2 mains (plus 1 vegetarian), and 2 desserts. For children you may also choose 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 desserts from the children’s menu.



Q: What about dietary requirements?
A: All our food here is made fresh on the premises, which means we can alter the recipes to accommodate for all dietary requirements. As long as we know in advance, there won’t be any problems!

Q: Do we come to taste the menu at all? 
A: Yes, of course. We charge a reduced rate of £5.00 per Starter, £10.00 per main and £5.00 per Dessert. Why not make an occasion of it and bring a few friends? Talk to us to book this – don’t forget, we need to know your menu choices at least a week before. If you would like to try the roast beef, this would need to be done on a Sunday.

Q: Do we need to gather a pre-order? 
A: Yes as this makes things run much more smoothly. The best way to do this would be to put your menu options in your invitations with a space for your guests to respond. This might be on a separate slip of card, or it might be as simple as a space to write their initials next to their preferred choice. You would then write their order on the back of their name card – just so nobody forgets what they ordered! To make things simple, I have enclosed a template for you to fill in and return to us. 


Q: How many guests can I sit at a table?
A: We can seat up to 10 people per round table. 



Q: What is the maximum capacity?
A: The Abbey Suite can accommodate 90 guests for the Civil Ceremony and day reception, with 120 guests for the evening reception.

Q: How many bedrooms do you have?
A: We have 7 bedrooms in total. When you book your wedding with us, we automatically book all 7 bedrooms for you. Assuming they are all available. With our help, you would allocate your guests a bedroom. I have enclosed a template for you to fill in, which will hopefully make it easier.
Q: Can we use the Abbey for pictures?
A: Yes, you are more than welcome to use Sawley Abbey as the back drop for your pictures. We do ask that you make a donation to English Heritage to help preserve this special piece of history. Occasionally, maintenance takes place to preserve what is left of the Abbey, in which case there may be some scaffolding up. Generally speaking, most photographers are able to work around this and either crop it out, or go for close ups rather than long shots, etc, so don’t panic!

Q: Are we able to bring our own alcohol? A: As a general rule, no. We aren’t licensed for the consumption of alcohol that has been purchased off the premises. However, we do allow corkage. For wine, the corkage is £10 per bottle, and for anything fizzy, e.g. Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, etc, the corkage is £15 per bottle. Prior permission must be sought for this arrangement.



Q: When can we decorate the room? 
A: We are here to help you. Let us deal with all the fiddly bits, like putting name cards out, favours, centrepieces, etc. As long as we have detailed instructions and diagrams of where you want everything, there is no trouble at all. Should you wish to, you can book the room the night before your wedding within 3 months prior for any setting up you wish to do. The price for this is £250, subject to availability. Time restrictions may apply.

Q: What is your cancellation policy? 
A: In the unfortunate event that you might need to cancel your wedding, we would need a letter signed by both of you, explaining that you are cancelling. The initial deposit of £250 would then be lost, and the bedrooms that were blocked out for you would be released. Depending on how close to the event you are cancelling, further payment may be required. For more details, please see Terms & Conditions.

Weddings can be booked years in advance, it can take that much forward planning to get exactly what you want. We have put together this guide assuming you have booked around 12-18months ahead,  however whatever your timeline just adapt  it to suit. Click here to view

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  • Room Six

    A lovely double room with the advantage of an upstairs area which can sleep another 2 people or just use as a lounge. Reserve now! Select this accommodation from the list below with your desired dates. Or select another accommodation choice. Select the ‘Availability Calendar’ button to see what rooms are available on a month […]

  • Room Seven

    Although our smallest room, it’s still very cosy and comfortable. Reserve now! Select this accommodation from the list below with your desired dates. Or select another accommodation choice. Select the ‘Availability Calendar’ button to see what rooms are available on a month view. iBex Hotel Booking Software from one UP

  • Room Five

    Our “bed knobs and broomstick room” over looking the river. Reserve now! Select this accommodation from the list below with your desired dates. Or select another accommodation choice. Select the ‘Availability Calendar’ button to see what rooms are available on a month view. iBex Hotel Booking Software from one UP

  • Room Three

    The largest of our rooms with the comfort of a sofa and arm chair to relax in enjoying the views of the river. A lovely spacious bathroom with a large bath with shower over. Reserve now! Select this accommodation from the list below with your desired dates. Or select another accommodation choice. Select the ‘Availability […]

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