The Lake District is considered a true national treasure of the UK. The Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a glorious mountainous region and national park in North West England. People from all over the world travel to see the scenery, wildlife, history and culture. Primarily, the Lake District is known for its literary associations with William Wordsworth and other poets like Beatrix Potter, and John Ruskin. But, most importantly, this beautiful corner of the world is home to some truly world-class wedding venues. Here are the details on 7 of our favourite Lake District wedding venues.
7 enchanting Lake District wedding venues recommended by Rock My Wedding!
Ghyll Barn is a rustic barn wedding venue that sits in the stunning surroundings of Long Marton, Cumbria. This venue was perfectly made for the picturesque countryside. The private estate is the ideal blend of country charm and contemporary details and facilities, which makes it a heavenly secluded escape with everything you’ll need. The barn is available on an exclusive use basis with a fully licensed bar and seating space for up to 150 guests. For the evening, you’ll be able to bring along a maximum of 200 guests to your reception. There are plenty of local hotels available for guests to stay over or for the weekend. Ghyll Barn is also home to a campsite with Bell Tents. The campsite spot is in a meadow in the Eden Valley. As your guests head back to their tents they’ll be welcomed by cows and horses with a pub 10 minutes away for a much-needed lunch the next day!
Low Hall The Lakes
In the idyllic landscapes of the Lake District, you’ll find Low Hall The Lakes. This exclusive-use tranquil sanctuary boasts a 17th-century farmhouse and a spacious stone barn offering breathtaking views from dawn until dusk. You and up to 110 ceremony and 130 party guests, including children and pets, can step inside and immerse yourselves in history. Choose from four romantic areas, all licensed to host your ceremony. The Lovable Old Barn is perfect for lively celebrations, and the intimate Low Hall farmhouse is ideal for cosy gatherings. Venture into the rustic grounds to really take in the splendour of the Lake District. Dreaming of an outdoor wedding? That’s more than possible here. The in-house bars (yes, there are two bars!) will guarantee delectable drinks from start to finish. Finish the night in one of the 6 gorgeous en-suite bedrooms to round off a perfect day.
Hidden River Cabins
Picture this, peaceful flowing rivers, tall trees and sweeping views of nature. Got it? Feeling calm and relaxed? If you love that feeling then spending your day at Hidden River Cabins wedding venue in Cumbria will be right up your street. Consisting of a variety of joyful settings, Hidden River Barns incorporates both traditional and contemporary features, allowing for up to 250 guests. After saying yes at the altar, overlook the ancient woodland and the River Lyne on the mezzanine with a glass of champagne and your forever partner. Planning an intimate celebration or a grandiose party? Hidden River Cabins can cater for it all. You can be assured that no matter the number of guests, everyone will feel relaxed. With alpine-esque log cabins, luxury accommodations overlooking the river and plenty of hot tubs, Hidden River Cabins proves that your wedding can truly be the most magnificent day of your life.
Askham Hall is a Grade I country house wedding venue located in a quaint village in an enchanting corner of the Lake District. We are in love with this venue! Maybe because this venue is all about having Your Day, Your Way just like us! That’s why they offer exclusive use of all 18 acres, 18 rooms, three grand dining rooms, a medieval hall, and a rustic Grade II listed Bank Barn. Askham Hall is entirely dedicated to celebrating your love story, and their award-winning wine list certainly helps…and, of course, their Michelin-star restaurant. Licensed for civil ceremonies, you can marry in the gardens or the Bank Barn. But if you’d prefer a traditional church ceremony, take a short walk into the village to find pretty churches. The best thing about Askham Hall is that if you’re uncertain about your wedding style right now, that’s fine! With a barn and country house option available, you could have your dream wedding however you want!
Holesfoot is a Grade II listed 19th-century Manor House wedding venue in Cumbria, situated in the spectacular Eden Valley countryside. This venue is found within 20 acres of stunning private grounds and gardens including a lake, meadows, and woodland. You’re surrounded by the best of the British countryside here. On the big day, couples can choose from three beautiful locations to tie the knot before celebratory drinks, music and food on the front lawn. Or, you can choose from one of the reception rooms in the Georgian-meets-Victorian manor house, in one of the gardens or the woodlands. Holesfoot has a ceremony and dinner capacity of 120 and a standing capacity of 160. Children and pets are welcome, so the venue can really feel like your home away from home for the day. Holesfoot can also sleep 51 in its on-site accommodation, so the party can continue late into the night.
Barn In The Fells
Barn In The Fells is a family-run Cumbria and Lake District wedding venue that treats every wedding like a big ol' family knees up. With dedicated wedding planning assistance, the team at Barn In The Fells make their space feel like home to you for the duration of your wedding celebrations. Nestled amidst the rugged charm of Cumbria's breathtaking landscapes in the North West of England, Barn In The Fells stands as a rustic gem set in a dreamlike setting for couples seeking an authentic countryside wedding experience. Picture this, the grand doors to the barn open, revealing a transformed interior that balances rustic appeal with contemporary elegance. Barn In The Fells effortlessly accommodates intimate gatherings and larger parties alike with 180 guests in the barn. The barn wedding venue is also home to an open field space you can dry hire. Have your guests camp for the evening or have a huge marquee wedding! There is also accommodation in the Cow Shed Guest House that can sleep 19 guests.
Storrs Hall Hotel
Storrs Hall Hotel is a Lake District wedding venue located right next to Windermere Lake. The views are going to completely blow you and your guests away! So, what does Storrs Hall Hotel offer? Well, besides the luxurious views, the hotel offers either full exclusive use with a capacity of 60-day guests and 110 evening guests or a special elopement package just for you and your 2 witnesses. There are plenty of stunning indoor and outdoor spaces for you to host each part of your wedding day. With 28 bedrooms in the house alone and a late license for 1 am, you can also make your wedding a full-on party and properly celebrate your union. This hotel wedding venue also has a few unique things…including a toastmaster service and a private jetty. You could arrive at your wedding in true James Bond style on a boat or let your guests have their welcome drinks on a boat cruise. How incredible!
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