Glorious Lancashire hotel just named one of the best in the UK

A lavish Burnley hotel has won a prestigious award for being the best newcomer to the wedding industry.

The Crow Wood Hotel and Spa Resort in Burnley snagged the region’s top spot as Wedding Industry Newcomer of the Year at this year’s Wedding Industry Awards.

The notable accolade of best regional newcomer to the North West has just been awarded to the venue for 2022.

Set in 100 acres of Lancashire’s most stunning countryside with rolling countryside, beautiful woodland and lush green pasture, the property offers a haven of tranquility and escape.

With its landscape dominated by Pendle Hill – famous for its tales of 17th-century Lancashire witches, witchcraft and black magic – the lavish setting is steeped in history and myth.

Winter Scene at Crow Wood Hotel and Spa Resort

Yet the luxurious hotel and spa has made incredible strides in becoming one of the top hotels in the area since opening its doors in October 2019 – just months before the pandemic hit and the first locking.

Offering no less than 76 lavish rooms and suites, three restaurants and the award-winning Woodland Spa just steps away, this thriving resort hotel can accommodate up to 350 people and also offers wedding and conference facilities.

Marketing director Justine Cooke told Lancs Live that the challenge of the pandemic saw the hotel welcoming NHS doctors coming to the area a few months after it officially opened in October 2019.

She highlighted how since reopening people had flocked to the venue from Cheshire, Manchester and Preston, thanks to its reputation for high quality wedding offerings and the fabulous facilities and location.

Sunrise at Crow Wood Hotel and Spa Resort
Sunrise at Crow Wood Hotel and Spa Resort

She said: “What sets us apart is the quality of our food, even when we serve large numbers. It’s standard à la carte, no collective catering. The food comes out at the same time, and it’s hot. Our kitchen is state of the art.

“Shortly after opening we had to close except to provide accommodation for NHS and frontline workers. We kept our kitchens open and provided food to struggling community members. It was a challenge, and hard to cope with the stop-start. We did what we could to help.

“As a company, we are only as good as the people we employ and the team as a collective goes above and beyond to deliver a wonderful customer experience.

Luxurious room in hotel
Luxurious room in hotel

“We have two full time wedding planners in addition to an events department who focus on the many events we have scheduled here. We also operate as a spa hotel for guests visiting The Woodland Spa, we offer gourmet stays as we have three resort restaurants, two of which have AA Rosettes, all in addition to being a pretty spectacular wedding venue!We have over 200 weddings scheduled, each one unique.

“We are thrilled to have won the Newcomer of the Year to the Wedding Industry award at this year’s Wedding Industry Awards, and we would like to thank all of the fabulous bride and groom who voted for us and to congratulate our incredible wedding team.”

wedding decoration
wedding decoration

The chic hotel and luxury spa have been inundated with free reviews on Tripadvisor, where they scored a 4.5.

Dave P wrote: “The hotel had everything we needed throughout our stay and the staff were very attentive. The spa had a tranquility that helped us both relax a lot. The only downside was having to check out at the end of our stay.

Similarly, praising a ‘relaxing break’, Ashley wrote: ‘We spent a full day at the spa and the massage we received was the best I have ever had! The smoothies are amazing and it’s great to be able to have coffee or cocktails on the patio while you’re at the spa. Having lunch in our bathrobes was also an added bonus! We had a three course meal in the evening and the meal was unreal! Absolutely delicious! In the morning the all you can eat buffet had everything you could want and more.

The Crow Wood Hotel and Spa
The Crow Wood Hotel and Spa

Meanwhile, christinebT2904GT praised a “fantastic weekend”, adding: “Excellent service, facilities and food. We had a very relaxing weekend and can’t wait to book again. Spa facilities are great. There are plenty of saunas and steam rooms to choose from and you never feel crowded. The bar outside serves delicious cocktails and exudes a special holiday atmosphere. The hotel is beautiful and very quiet in the hallways and in the room. Evening meal and breakfast were fantastic.

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