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.


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.


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.


Merewood, Windermere

Merewood Country House Hotel dates back to 1812 and is set in an elevated position and overlooking Windermere, England’s longest and most beautiful lake. The hotel retains much of its historical charm and many of the original features. Merewood's 'Just Us' package can accommodate up to six guests for a truly intimate wedding experience.


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.


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.


Gilpin Lake House, Windermere

The Gilpin Lake House has the feel of a country house and is set in 100 acres of private grounds with its own private lake, boat house, spa treatment room and swimming pool, as well as hot tubs and saunas. It offers options for both indoor and outdoor weddings whether it's just the two of you or an exclusive use wedding with up to 60 guests. The secluded setting and highly experienced staff will assure you and your guests enjoy a fabulous wedding experience with plenty of opportunities for beautiful photographs to remember your day by.


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.


Holbeck Ghyll at Troutbeck 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. 


Langdale Chase Hotel beside Windermere in Lake District