The Lake District is one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK and which ever season you choose to visit you will not be disappointed! This National Park in the northwest of England is the ideal backdrop for romance, so we take a look at how you can make your Lake District wedding, proposal and honeymoon that extra bit special!
What could be more romantic than proposing over looking the shimmering lakes?! For a truly memorable proposal, treat your loved one to a champagne, hot air balloon ride at sunset. If this is slightly out of your budget, climbing to the top of one of the many scenic mountains, will also offer a stunning backdrop to ask the impending question!
If there’s a chance that Mother Nature might ruin an outdoor proposal, propose in the comfort of your own hotel room. Do it at the beginning of your trip so that you can spend the duration of your stay celebrating! The Windermere Suites can arrange an impressive ‘romance package’ which includes champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, a box of handmade chocolates, a bouquet of fresh flowers, silk rose petals sprinkled on the bed and fairy lights to create the perfect atmosphere.
Alternative proposal ideas
On a boat trip on Lake Windermere
In a hot tub sipping chilled champagne
A picnic in the countryside on a summers day
Snuggled up having breakfast in bed
After a long walk by a roaring fire with a glass of wine
Whether you want a quaint and intimate, historic church ceremony or a grand civil ceremony in a large stately home, you will be spoilt for choice for wedding venues in the Lake District.
Armathwaite Hall in Keswick is a striking 17th century hotel set in no less than 400 acres of beautiful grounds! With three civil ceremony rooms to choose from, they can cater up to 150 guests, but don’t be fooled by the grandeur of this venue. They also offer a ‘secret wedding’ for just for the two of you if you wish! Their award winning spa also makes this venue ideal for a pampering hen do weekend or a luxury, relaxing honeymoon.
Image courtesy of Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel & Spa and Linthwaite House Hotel
With all the flexible options that the Linthwaite House Hotel has to offer, it would be wise to enlist the help of their in house wedding coordinator who will ensure your wedding package is customised to best suit you. Surrounded by 14 acres of beautiful gardens and over looking Lake Windermere, this venue is fabulous in the summer. Play a game of croquet on the lawn before treating your guests to a boat ride on the lake for a wedding they’ll never forget. Alternatively the hotel has log fires, perfect for a winters day!
A Lake District wedding lends itself perfectly to a rustic or woodland theme. Think natural earth tones complimented with soft, rustic rose pinks and delicate egg shell blues. Incorporate seasonal, wild flowers from the local area in your flower arrangements and weave them into your hair for a natural whimsical look. Confetti.co.uk’s shop has a wealth of wedding accessories that will work perfectly with this look.
Honeymoon in the Lake District
Even if you decide not to marry in the Lake District, it is the perfect destination for a UK honeymoon. There is a never-ending list of activities you can do during the day including boat trips, horse riding, absailing, kayaking and canoeing to name just a few! If you’re looking for a more relaxing experience, take a leisurely walk around the forests before spending the afternoon relaxing in a spa or indulging in some afternoon tea.
After all the excitement of the day’s activities, there is nothing more satisfying than sitting down to delicious meal made from locally sourced produce. The Linthwaite’s award winning restaurant offers a mouthwatering, seasonal tasting menu and can be professionally paired with wines to compliment the dishes.
Whenever you choose to visit the lake district and for whatever reason, you will have a truly memorable and romantic experience that will leave you wanting more.
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Lucy Leaper is our inspiration and bridalwear specialist! She has a degree in fashion design and 12 years experience in the fashion industry, including 3 and a half years as the manager of a bridal boutique. Lucy loves to hear every little detail about a bride's wedding plans and it is no surprise that the first thing she wants to know is what they're wearing!