Ten Fantastic Venues in Cumbria for your wedding…

Cumbria is the jewel county in the UK for destination weddings, with stunning backdrop vistas, an infinite number of stunning photo opportunities and landscapes to take the breath away at every mile, it’s easy to see why the charm and beauty of the region, captures many an imagination for that special dream or fairy tale location.

Along with the very best of nature there are though some stunning venues. Here is just a mere selection, a tip of the iceberg if you will, of the diversity available in this geographic gem.

There are many many more venues we could have mentioned in this post and this is no way a ‘Top Ten’ or ‘Best of’, rather a short reference of just a handful across a range of sizes, styles and locations.

In no particular order…


Armathwaite Hall
armathwaite hall hotel and spa

Standing at the northern tip of the only lake in the Lake District, Bassenthwaite Lake, is the splendid venue of Armathwaite Hall. Situated in an often unexplored part of the region for passing visitors, except those venturing to the Lake District Wildlife Park nestled behind, this stunning hotel and spa is everything a wedding venue should be.

Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel and Spa
Bassenthwaite Lake
CA12 4RE

Telephone: 017687 76551
Email: reservations@armathwaite-hall.com


Broadoaks Country House Hotel
broadoaks country house hotel

One of the things that captivates people to get married in the Lake District are the fantastic ‘Boutique Venues’, often slightly off the beaten track. Not so with this little gem. Situated above Windermere a stones throw off the main A591 is the delightful Broadoaks Country House Hotel.

Truly a home from home!

Broadoaks Country House
Bridge Lane
LA23 1LA

Telephone: 01539 445566
Email: enquiries@broadoakscountryhouse.co.uk


Low Wood Bay Hotel & Spa
low wood bay
Perched on the northern shores of Windermere on the main A591, is the wonderful Low Wood Bay Hotel & Spa, with stunning vistas across the lake, delightful garden all wrapped up in 4 star service.

Low Wood Bay
LA23 1LP

Telephone: 08458 503 502
Email: lowwoodbay@englishlakes.co.uk


Merewood Country House Hotel

merewood hotel
There are surprisingly many hidden treasures dotted around the Lake District that are so easy to drive passed or miss. One of those that thankfully no longer fits this category is the Merewood Hotel, close to Windermere on the A591, and very well sign posted. This wonderful venue, set in it’s own estate has to be visited to appreciate. Relaxed and informal – perfect get away wedding venue.

Merewood Country House Hotel
LA23 1LH

Telephone: 015394 46484
Email: info@merewoodhotel.co.uk

The Swan Hotel & Spa

swan hotel & spa
This time on the southern shores of Windermere, this hotel can be best be described as ‘more than a boutique hotel!’, with a luxurious blend of traditional and modern styling that makes any visitor, no matter how brief, feel very welcome. Perhaps it’s most familiar feature being the historic bridge, we’ll leave you to find out more on this when you visit.

The Swan Hotel & Spa
Newby Bridge,
LA12 8NB

Telephone: 015395 31681
Email: enquiries@swanhotel.com


The Daffodil Hotel

Daffodil Hotel & Spa
Two things not easy to do in the Lake District, build a new successful hotel and make it look like it’s right at home. The Daffodil Hotel in Grassmere achieved just that, almost overnight! They do say location, location, location well this place has it all, location and presence! Adjacent to the home of England’s most famous poet Wordworth, if it’s a hotel your not yet familiar with planning a wedding, you should be!

The Daffodil Hotel & Spa
By The Lake Keswick Road

Telephone: 015394 63550
Email: stay@daffodilhotel.com
Beech Hill Hotel

beech hill hotel

Cosy and Warm! That’s the feeling we get whenever we visit this fantastic hotel, with its stunning sun terrace overlooking the southern half of Windermere, and the hotels own gardens, it’s no surprise to see why it’s as popular as it is for weddings (and other occasions). The brief, photogenic roadside stone front, belies the true extent of the accommodation available inside.

Beech Hill Hotel
Newby Bridge Road
LA23 3LR

Telephone: 0844 50 27587
Email: reservations@beechhillhotel.co.uk

Netherwood Hotel

netherwood hotel

Heading slightly further south, on the outskirts of Grange-over-Sands, is the imposing Victorian mansion of Netherwood Hotel, set in it’s own woodland (watch out for red squirrels) with breath taking views across Morecombe Bay. Despite and because of its external grandeur, this is a hotel worth serious consideration, the staff alone are as friendly and down to earth as any found in the smallest guest house. No matter what the weather this has to be considered a wedding idyll.

Netherwood Hotel
Lindale Road
Grange over Sands
LA11 6ET

Telephone: 015395 32552
Email: enquiries@netherwood-hotel.co.uk


Lodore Falls Hotel
lodore falls hotel
Heading north now, to the Borrowdale Valley on the edges of Derwent Water, is the impressive Lodore Falls Hotel, (easy to misspell or is that just us?), named after the Lodore Falls, waterfall just behind. This hotel boasts a lovely garden gazebo for the ‘al-fresco’ weddings. Close by, along with the beautiful Derwent Water landscape, is Ashness Bridge, one of the most photographed location in the Lake District and ‘surprise view’ just above with the full – simply stunning – panorama of Derwent Water & Keswick below.

Lodore Falls Hotel
CA12 5UX

Telephone: 017687 77285
Email: lodorefalls@lakedistricthotels.net


Inn on the Lake

inn on the lake
Oh yes, right in the heart of the lakes on, in our opinion, one of the most picturesque lakes in the Lake District, Ullswater, is the aptly named Inn in the Lake. Picture postcard wedding anyone? -it’s right here! Popular with locals, visitors and walkers too, which is always a good indication.

Inn on the Lake
Lake Ullswater
CA11 0PE

Telephone: 017684 82444
Email: innonthelake@lakedistricthotels.net


So there you have it, ten fantastic venues from across Cumbria, just perfect for your special wedding day.

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