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Lake District Wedding Venues
The stunning scenery and wide range of gorgeous venues makes the Lake District one of the most popular destinations for weddings in England. I've been lucky enough to work at many different Lake District venues, so there's a good chance I'll have worked at yours! Check out my Galleries page to see some of the many venues I've worked at in recent years.
And don't worry if I haven't shot at your venue, I always carry out a full survey ahead of your wedding day and talk with the wedding team at the venue. Hopefully I'll also meet you at your venue for a pre-wedding consultation and mini photoshoot, so that by the time of your wedding day, I'll know your venue inside and out with the added excitement and inspiration that comes from shooting at a new venue! There's no additional charge for the extra work involved in getting to know your venue - it's my pleasure and it's on me!
Some favourite Lake District wedding venues
It's so difficult to choose between the many wonderful Lake District venues - from stately homes to country houses, boutique hotels and barns - but here are a few of my favourites. I have no commercial arrangements with any of these venues - I simply love working at them!
Armathwaite Hall offers a selection of ceremony spaces including its beautiful woodland gazebo for outdoor weddings. Set on a hillside overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake, it has acres of tranquil gardens surrounded by stunning countryside.
With a variety of ceremony spaces, both indoors and outdoors, weddings at Briery Wood enjoy seven acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodland and benefit from being just 5 minutes from the shores of Windermere for some beautiful lakeside portraits.
Cote How combines a historic country house with a rustic barn and beautiful gardens. It is surrounded by Lakeland fells and woodland and is just a stone's throw from Rydal Water. A short walk from the house will also take you through the woods onto the fellside and up to Rydal Cave for some awesome adventure wedding portraits.
Cragwood is a gorgeous country house hotel on the shores of Windermere with a variety of ceremony spaces both indoors and outside. Wedding guests can enjoy the large terrace with views over the lake, 20 acres of beautifully maintained gardens and a short walk down through the woods to the boat house and lakeside.
Holbeck Ghyll is an Arts and Crafts style boutique hotel situated on the hillside between Ambleside and Windermere with panoramic views over the lake. Set in 22 acres of grounds, Holbeck Ghyll offers several licensed rooms and a variety of wedding packages.
The Inn on the Lake offers 15 acres of beautiful grounds with a gazebo for outdoor ceremonies and lawns that sweep right down to the shores of Ullswater. With its own jetties, couples and their guests can also take advantage of a lake cruise as part of their wedding day.
Low Hall The Lakes offers 17th century farm house accommodation and an authentic Lakeland stone barn set in two acres of idyllic grounds which include woodland, a babbling brook, a pond and a fabulous view of the Lorton Fells. Low Hall The Lakes is also only a short drive from Crummock Water for some fabulous lakeside photos.
Dating from 1812, Merewood retains many original country house features including a beautifully panelled hall and reception area. The house is located on the hillside overlooking Windermere and enjoys 20 acres of gardens for your wedding pictures.
Dating from 1650, New House Farm is a grade II listed farmhouse and barn situated in the Lorton Valley near Cockermouth. With 15 acres of open fields, woodland and ponds surrounded by Lakeland fells and being only 5 minutes from Crummock Water, New House Farm offers many opportunities for your wedding photographs.
Storrs Hall is a Grade II listed mansion set in 17 acres of grounds on the shores of Windermere. It offers options for indoor and outdoor ceremonies including a magnificent gazebo with views over the lake. With its own jetty, weddings can also take advantage of a lake cruise as part of their wedding day.