BOLTON School is well known for its academic excellence but perhaps fewer people are aware of the wide range of events that take place behind its impressive façade.

The school has a long tradition of hiring out the buildings and facilities for special occasions. Events are held during the evening, at weekends and throughout the school holidays and are managed by Bolton School Weddings and Events.

With the stunning backdrop of the Grade II listed sandstone buildings and iconic turrets, it is not difficult to see why weddings make up the biggest percentage of the events held at the school.

The Civil Ceremony Licence allows the exclusive use of two magnificent venues to take your vows and the spectacular memorial staircase, which features an amazing stained glass window, is always a photographer’s favourite.

With only one wedding per day you are guaranteed the total dedication of the specialist events’ team which is headed up by events manager Adele Hughes who has over 15 years’ experience in weddings and events.

The busiest periods are during school holidays and Christmas, which can lend itself to some stunning wedding photography.

The Arts Centre is also a popular venue for dinners, charity evenings and family celebrations such as ‘milestone’ birthdays and anniversaries. There is a fully licensed bar and the in-house catering team provides a wide range of delicious menus to choose from.

Bolton School is also the perfect place for you to hold a conference, seminar or business meeting. Anything from 10 to 250 people can be accommodated in The Arts Centre and The Great Hall. The Arts Centre can offer a range of seating layouts whilst the Boys’ Division Great Hall provides a splendid location for larger theatre style events. And an added bonus – as the campus is set in 32 acres the grounds there is ample free parking.

In recent years, the school has increasingly been hired out as a setting for TV and films and has appeared in Our Girl, Cold Feet, Last Tango in Halifax and The Mark of Cain.

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