A little about the Hawkshaw Suite

The Hawkshaw Suite located inside the Masonic Hall in Darwen, has a long history of providing a venue to suit functions for all occasions from formal dinners and weddings through to meetings for local groups. We pride ourselves on offering unique, tailor-made packages to make those special occasions memorable.

We offer a wide range of in-house services, a dedicated team of individuals to cater for your needs, and the venue in which to enjoy special occasions. Our venue comprises of function rooms and a fully staffed kitchen and bar which offers a range of menus and beverages to suit any function. We will cater to your specific requirements, so why don’t you give us a ring today and arrange a meeting so that we can discuss your requirements with you.



Darwen is a market town in the North West of England in the heart of Lancashire. Commonly known as “Darren,” the town is host to many market stalls of all varieties, alongside popular nightlife, an eclectic mix of restaurants and unique boutique shops.

The town centre is only 2 miles away from the M65 motorway, which makes Darwen a popular tourist attraction. The vast array of hotels and bed and breakfasts allows visitors to stay for a long weekend whilst visiting family.

“The Hawkshaw Suite was perfect in every way! The staff were very helpful and all made our special day run without fault”

MR & MRS ANDERSON – Wedding venue


Wedding Venue

Your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life and we want to provide you with a beautiful venue for your reception.

We can accommodate large wedding for up to 150 guests or small, intimate receptions. We invite you to host your wedding breakfast with us or just your evening reception.

Special Occasions

We host all special occasions, from birthday parties of all ages, to wedding anniversaries and baby showers. We provide a warm, atmospheric environment for you to decorate and celebrate in style.

Corporate Events

The Hawkshaw Suite welcomes all corporate events. We have a large function room for big conferences. We also have smaller rooms for training classes or committee meetings.

Provisions can also be made for lunches and tea and coffee.