There are many wonderful venues offering fantastic elopement or 'Just Us' wedding packages in the Lake District, so here are a few I've had the pleasure to work at in recent years. I'm not affiliated with any of these venues in any way, but love what each of them has to offer couples looking for the perfect place for an intimate wedding. While all of these venues offer something different, one thing they have in common is that they're large enough to give a feeling of country house grandeur, but small enough to feel relaxing and intimate. Venues are listed in alphabetical order:

Briery Wood, Windermere

Briery Wood Hotel is set in seven acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodland and is just moments from the shores of Windermere.  Briery Wood offers a ‘Just Us’ wedding package that's designed for you to enjoy an intimate wedding celebration in a fabulous location, with wonderful service and amazing food, either inside or outside - weather permitting.


Cote How, Rydal

A gorgeous country house with a barn, gazebo and beautifully landscaped gardens, Cote How is a wonderful venue for an elopement wedding. Set in the beautiful Lake District National Park and just a stone's throw from Rydal Water, Rydal Cave and Loughrigg fell for some awesome lake and fellside photos. Owners Caroline and Steve offer several elopement packages, from 2 hours to an overnight stay, with full exclusivity guaranteed for your special day.


Cragwood, Windermere

Cragwood is a gorgeous country house hotel set in 20 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the shores of Windermere and offers a 'Just Us' package for a perfect elopement wedding day. Its grand Edwardian elegance is an amazing setting for your special day, inside or out. There are many features in the hotel and its grounds that make the perfect backdrop for your post-ceremony photographs, including a jetty from which you can take a cruise on the lake!



The Gilpin Lake House is set in 100 acres of private grounds with a private lake, boat house, spa treatment room and swimming pool, as well as hot tubs and saunas. It offers an intimate Just Us wedding in the boat house (or on the decking outside the boat house) beside a private lake. Table flowers, witnesses and a bottle of Champagne are included and the highly trained staff will ensure you enjoy a fabulous wedding experience. After your ceremony, the secluded house and grounds provide plenty of opportunities for beautiful photographs to remember your day by.


Bride and groom celebrate after Gilpin Lake House wedding

Merewood, Windermere

Dating back to 1812, Merewood retains much of its historic charm with many of the original features lovingly restored, including a panelled hall and reception room. Outside you will enjoy magnificent Lakeland views which make a fabulous backdrop for your post-ceremony photographs. Merewood offers several 'Just Us' wedding package options and aims to make your wedding day truly special for you and your partner.


Storrs Hall, Windermere

Storrs Hall is an elegant Grade II listed Georgian mansion located in 17 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds beside Windermere. The boat house, jetty, Temple of Heroes and gazebo all offer fabulous opportunities for your wedding photos with the lake and hills beyond as your backdrop. For an intimate wedding for just the two of you, Storrs Hall aims to assure you of an unforgettable wedding day, whether inside or out.


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