There are so many fabulous venues that cater for small Lake District weddings that it can be difficult to know where to start. Here's a selection of the best small wedding venues I've had the pleasure to work at on multiple occasions, photographing small weddings from 2 to 50 people. Each has it's own unique character and I can highly recommend all of them!
Cote How, Rydal
"Cote How is a unique, charming country house and wedding barn, set in the very centre of the Lake District National Park - one of the most romantic destinations in the world! Here you will enjoy a relaxed, all inclusive wedding experience in total privacy with our full support and planning included and full exclusivity guaranteed for your most special day. Set in some of the world's most stunning landscapes you will feel King or Queen for your perfect wedding day."
"Broadoaks is a beautiful traditional Lakeland Country House with all the modern amenities you need to make your wedding day uniquely yours. Originally a Victorian Gentleman’s residence, our Lake District Wedding Venue has all the charm, history and intimate grandeur you would expect of this type of property. Set in its own grounds, it offers magical settings for photographs and a range of options at every stage of your wedding planning."
Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere
"At Holbeck Ghyll, we believe that no two weddings should ever be the same, which is why we work tirelessly to deliver a day that is unique to you. This beautiful traditional Arts and Craft House offers outstanding service (without the stuffiness), well-chosen and elegantly prepared menus and, thanks to the stunning surroundings, a truly perfect backdrop for your wedding day. The rare mix of relaxed luxury and exclusivity will make this country house feel like your home-from-home as you celebrate with friends and family."
"Set in 20 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland and nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere, this grand Edwardian country house hotel is the perfect setting for your special day. At Cragwood we have three wedding packages for you to choose from, all of which give you exclusive use of the entire hotel and grounds. However if you're looking for a more intimate affair then our popular 'Just Us' package is perfect for you!"
Briery Wood, Windermere
"Briery Wood Hotel is set in seven acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodland and moments from the shores of Lake Windermere. For couples looking for an exclusive wedding experience without the exclusive price-tag, Briery Wood is the perfect place to exchange your vows. We have created four fabulous wedding packages that will take the hassle and stress away and make your big day one that you and your guests will treasure forever."
Langdale Chase, Windermere
"Whether you dream of a summer wedding, with Pimms and champagne on the terrace, or a winter wonderland with mulled wine by a roaring log fire, Langdale Chase is the perfect setting for your perfect day. Winner of ‘Best View in Britain’ Award, this elegant country house hotel is idyllically situated within three acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. With grounds extending to the lake shore and our own private jetty, Langdale Chase boasts one of the finest wedding locations in England."
Storrs Hall, Windermere
"Storrs Hall offers one of the most idyllic venues in the Lake District with an extraordinary backdrop for a wedding celebration. The elegant Grade II listed Georgian Mansion sits within 17 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on the picturesque shoreline of Windermere looking out on the Lakeland fells beyond. Whether you dream of a small intimate wedding or an exclusive use house party, Storrs Hall offers you an unforgettable wedding day."