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 fabulous country house and wedding barn, set in the beautiful Lake District National Park with easy access to Rydal Water for some awesome lakeside photos. Caroline and Steve offer a relaxed, all inclusive wedding experience in total privacy and with full exclusivity guaranteed for your special day. Caroline also provides her full and personal support to help you plan the day of your dreams to perfection.

Real weddings at Cote How: https://www.simonhughesphotography.uk/cote-how

Website: https://www.cotehow.co.uk

Cote How Wedding Venue in Rydal

Broadoaks, Windermere

Broadoaks is a beautiful Lake District country house with all the modern amenities for a perfect wedding day. Originally a Victorian gentleman’s residence, Broadoaks has all the period charm and character you would expect of this type of property and offers a range of options at every stage of your wedding day. Set in its own beautifully maintained grounds, it also offers a variety of fabulous settings for photographs at any time of year.

Real weddings at Broadoaks: https://www.simonhughesphotography.uk/broadoaks

Website: https://www.broadoakscountryhouse.co.uk

Broadoaks Country House Hotel near Windermere

Cragwood, Windermere

Cragwood is a gorgeous country house hotel set in 20 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens beside Windermere. Its grand Edwardian elegance is the perfect setting for your special day and offers a range of wedding packages, all of which provide exclusive use of the entire hotel and its grounds. Alternatively, if you're looking for a more intimate wedding day, then you can choose the 'Just Us' package for a perfect wedding day inside or out.

Real weddings at Cragwood: https://www.simonhughesphotography.uk/cragwood

Website: https://www.lakedistrictcountryhotels.co.uk/cragwood-hotel

Cragwood Country House Hotel near Windermere

Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere

Holbeck Ghyll is a beautiful, traditional Arts and Craft house located amongst the hills above Windermere with a fabulous view of the lake as a backdrop for your reception drinks and wedding photos. 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 and make the most of the outstanding service and elegantly prepared menus on offer.

Website: https://www.holbeckghyll.com

Holbeck Ghyll at Troutbeck near Windermere

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.  If you're looking for an exclusive wedding experience without the exclusive price-tag, then one of Briery Wood's four wedding packages might be just what you're looking for.

Website: https://www.lakedistrictcountryhotels.co.uk/briery-wood-hotel

Briery Wood Country House Hotel in Lake District near Windermere

Langdale Chase, Windermere

Langdale Chase is an elegant country house hotel, idyllically situated in three acres of beautifully landscaped gardens beside Windermere. From the historic baronial hall to the gazebo by the lake, Langdale Chase offers a variety of options for your ceremony both indoors and out. And with grounds extending down to the lake shore and their own private jetty and boat house, Langdale Chase also offers many fantastic settings for your wedding photos too. 

Website: https://www.langdalechase.co.uk

Langdale Chase Hotel beside Windermere in Lake District

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 throughout the year. Whether you dream of an intimate wedding for just the two of you or a larger, exclusive house party wedding, Storrs Hall will assure you of an unforgettable wedding day, inside or out.

Website: https://www.storrshall.com

Storrs Hall beside Windermere in Lake District