04 Sep The Best Wedding Venues in the Lake District
With shimmering lakes and lush fells, the Lake District has some of the most dramatic and picturesque scenery in the country. It’s no surprise that it’s an incredibly popular location for couples looking to tie the knot, and there are plenty of amazing venues including contemporary hotels, mansions, and rustic barns.
The Coppermines Lakes Cottages Wedding Venue
The Coppermines Lakes Cottages is a unique wedding venue set in the Coppermines Valley, boasting spectacular views of the Coniston fells and Coniston Water. The venue has a license for civil ceremonies and partnerships, but if you’re looking for a religious ceremony, there are a few different churches in Coniston close to the venue.
For additional space, you can arrange a marquee or tipi for your wedding breakfast and evening party.
Cote How Lake District Weddings
Cote How is a 16th-century barn in the heart of the Lake District, with grounds leading down to Rydal Water. This venue has 5 different licensed ceremony options, from a Tudor barn to beautifully ornate rooms within the house. Or the 4-acres of landscaped gardens, paddocks, and terraces provide beautiful settings for humanist ceremonies and couples photo and video shoots.
Whether you’re looking for a private elopement or a small wedding with your loved ones, Cote How is the perfect venue for an intimate wedding.
Lingholm Estate Wedding Venue
Lingholm Estate is a large Victorian mansion with a long history. With its lakeside setting and enchanting woodland, Lingholm Estate is actually where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her best-loved books. The stone room is the largest ceremony location with gloriously high ceilings, a large fireplace, and leaded windows.
The estate is a flexible venue to organise your perfect wedding. They can be as involved as you like or you can just hire the venue and bring in your own suppliers. Located on the edge of Derwentwater and with magnificent grounds, the opportunities for photos and video are endless.
Three Hills Barn Wedding Venue
Three Hills Barn offers all the rustic charm you would hope for with a 19th-century barn. Situated on a working dairy farm, the venue has grazing herds in the surrounding paddocks, and there are 2 very cute pygmy goats.
The venue can host up to 150 people and you have the option of using its caterers or bringing in your own. There’s also no corkage fee if you want to bring in your own favourite table wine. Guests can camp on-site and there are 5 cute shepherd huts for the couple and any family or friends.
Broadoaks Boutique Country House Wedding Venue
Broadoaks Boutique House is a boutique hotel that caters to large weddings in the gazebo or intimate family affairs. The venue can serve a wedding breakfast for up to 100 people and an evening buffet for up to 130 guests. As for the rooms, Broadoaks can offer 16 rooms for your guests to stay after the wedding.
If the weather is fair, you can hold your ceremony outdoors on the lawn with lovely views of the valley and across to Lake Windermere in the distance. As an alternative rainy day plan, having your ceremony or wedding breakfast in the orangery will feel like you’re bringing the lakeland surroundings indoors.
Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa Wedding Venue
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Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa is a gorgeous wedding venue located on the edge of Derwentwater near Keswick. Say ‘I do’ in the garden gazebo with views of the Cat Bells or stroll along the jetty at sunset for some fabulous wedding photos. Lodore Falls is an amazing wedding venue for any season. Reception drinks can be enjoyed in the bright conservatory or out on the terrace with views of Lodore Falls.
If you’ve got time, nip up to Suprise View for your couples shoot with incredible views of the lake and surrounding fells. The venue has an on-site spa, which the bride and groom get to use as part of their package.
Holbeck Ghyll Wedding Venue
Holbeck Ghyll is situated in an elevated position with fantastic views of Lake Windermere. Exclusive use packages are available for the hotel, grounds, and accommodation so you don’t have to share your special day with anyone else (apart from your nearest and dearest of course).
Holbeck Ghyll serves award-winning food which you can sample with their taster menu for £20. Selected packages include a night stay for the wedding couple in one of the Lakeview bridal suites.
Askham Hall Wedding Venue
Askham Hall is a 13th-century stately home that can host intimate weddings within the house or larger rustic weddings with its charming Bank Barn. The venue offers various packages and menu variations to meet all your expectations. You can think of elegant, rustic, luxurious, or simple wedding plans: the wedding team will help you to choose and arrange the right one.
A 5-minute walk away is St Peter’s Church, where couples can choose to marry with a religious ceremony before celebrating their reception at Askam Hall.
Inn on the Lake Wedding Venue
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Inn on the Lake is a magnificent wedding venue located right on the banks of Lake Ullswater. Whichever location you choose for your ceremony, you’ll have stunning views of the manicured gardens and lakeshore. Award-winning chefs have designed creative set menus or you can chat with them to create a bespoke package.
The venue has a charming Victorian gazebo with mountain peaks in the background, perfect for photos. You can even enjoy a lake cruise with your guests.
Daffodil Hotel and SPA Wedding Venue
The Daffodil Hotel and SPA is a family-run hotel that has all the elegance of a 4-star hotel with a homely feel. The wedding suites are modern with spectacular views across Grassmere, or you can opt for an outdoor ceremony under the lovely lakeside gazebo.
If you want to relax and reflect on your special day, you can enjoy a treatment at the hotel spa or take a dip in the thermal pool.