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The Lancastrian

Situated within Chorley's historic Town Hall, the Lancastrian is a large function room offering great facilities for up to 380 people with a licensed bar and spacious stage. This beautiful and very versatile room is available to hire for all kinds of events. 

The venue could be the perfect setting for your event whether it's a concert or awards ceremony, dance or exhibition, conference or wedding.

View information on illustrative hire charges for the Lancastrian.

image of the Lancastrian

Book the Lancastrian

Business and trade events in the Lancastrian

Weddings and other celebrations

Concerts, shows and cabaret nights

Sports and community events

The Lancastrian Bar

The bar is run by the team from The Cellar Bar who cater for all types of events and will be happy to discuss your individual needs whether it is for a full bar, a selection of wine and champagne, a variety of bottle beers, draught beer or pre-booked interval drinks.

image of the Lancastrian bar

Catering at the Lancastrian

Holding your event at the Lancastrian offers you the flexibility to choose your own caterer. The venue does not have full kitchen facilities but there are many caterers that can provide catering for all types of events at the venue.

All we insist is that your chosen caterer is registered with a local council and has a food hygiene rating of 3 or above.

When you have chosen your caterer you can check the Food Standards Agency website to find out whether they are registered and what their food hygiene rating is.

Whilst we cannot recommend caterers, we can work with your chosen caterer to ensure your event runs smoothly.


Room layouts

We will work with you to find the best layout for your event. The size of the room lends itself to a wide range of layout options which can be tailored to meet your requirements. 

The most popular room layouts and the maximum capacities are shown below: 

Theatre style
  • maximum capacity 380 people 
  • rows of seating with one or two aisles 

Banquet style

  • maximum capacity 250 people 
  • round tables seating 8
  • space for buffet table
  • top table on stage
  • no dance floor
  • maximum capacity 220 people
  • round tables seating 8
  • space for buffet table
  • top table on stage
  • dance floor
Rectangular tables
  • maximum capacity 300 people
  • long rows of rectangular tables
  • space for buffet table
  • top table on stage
  • no dance floor

Business, training and trade Lancastrian events

Conveniently located within easy reach of the motorway network and with excellent rail links and town centre parking, the Lancastrian provides the ideal venue for your business, trade or training event.

Weddings and other celebrations

The grandeur and elegance of the Lancastrian provides the perfect setting for your special event.

Concerts, shows and cabaret nights

With a large stage and capacity to seat up to 380 people, the Lancastrian is perfectly suited to host concerts and shows.

Lancastrian hire prices

The Lancastrian is a popular venue and we urge people to book well in advance. Every event is different so please contact us for a price tailored to your requirements.

Lancastrian sports and community events

Whether you want to hold a boxing match, dance event, awards ceremony or art exhibition the Lancastrian could be just the venue for you.

Lancastrian conditions of hire

Lancastrian conditions of hire

Book the Lancastrian

To book the Lancastrian you will need to contact us by emailing or by calling 01257 515113 to check availability, arrange a viewing of the venue and to discuss requirements. This will allow us to provide a price for your event based on your requirements.

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