One of the UK’s most beautiful regions, Cumbria, also known as the Lake District, needs to introduction. Predominantly rural, therefore calm, quiet, and full of natural beauty and resources, including spectacular views, forests, water sports, and picturesque spots, it is the perfect place for a wedding – anything from small and intimate receptions to grand celebrations by the lakeside. Traditionally, the couples can expect the famous English hospitality, amazing local cuisine, and spectacular backdrops for photographs – and that’s just the start! Here are some of the best venues in the Lake District, for every couple and every budget.
1. Macdonald Leeming House
Macdonald Leeming House, Cumbria, is one of the finest 4-star Lake District hotels, a luxury wedding venue in the heart of Cumbria. Set in beautiful surroundings, you couldn’t choose a more perfect location for your wedding day than Macdonald Leeming House. The magnificent 200 year old former private residence is set in 22 acres of mature landscaped gardens which lead down to the shores of Ullswater.
2. Carlisle Racecourse
If you are looking for a Cumbrian countryside wedding and celebration venue with a difference, then look no further than Carlisle Racecourse. Carlisle Racecourse is pleasantly situated yet less than three miles from the M6. A selection of rooms is available for both your civil ceremony and wedding reception, depending on the size of your wedding party, and all offer spectacular views of the racecourse. See more here
3. Armathwaite Hall Wedding Country House Hotel & Spa
A special day requires a special place and at Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel and Spa we understand this well,and this Lake District wedding venue is the perfect backdrop for you perfect day.
This striking 17th century former stately home, set in 400 acres of delightful grounds on the edge of Bassenthwaite Lake, in the beautiful English Lake District could not be any more special, whatever the season.
4. The Linthwaite House Hotel
The Lake District is the UK’s most beloved and best known National Park. In the most picturesque spot atop a hill sits one of its most romantic boutique hotels – the Linthwaite House Hotel.It’s an absolutely perfect location for a wedding, a honeymoon or just a romantic getaway.
Beautiful weddings is what the staff at the Linthwaite House Hotel do best, including some of the best accommodations in the area. The service and the ambience will make you want to stay on well after your wedding! See more here
5. Grange Hotel
The luxurious, four-star Grange Hotel is one of the south Lake District`s finest wedding venues, catering for intimate weddings as well as larger celebrations of up to 250 guests. They offer bespoke facilities, providing each couple with all four of our spacious and versatile private function suites for their celebrations. There are also five sumptuous honeymoon suites to choose from. They hold only one wedding per day – because your Special Day is special for them too. See more here
6. Best Western Plus Castle Green Hotel
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Green Hotel in Kendal have built a superb reputation in providing unique wedding days, tailor made just for you.
They know that every couple has a different vision of their perfect day and believe that working together is the key to an inspiring occasion. Whether you are planning a civil ceremony in one of their licensed ceremony rooms, a garden wedding in the beautiful gazebo, a wedding reception or evening celebration, they give professional advice and guidance.
7. Rydal Mount
Rydal Mount, elegant and romantic, perfect for a more intimate wedding ceremony. A truly idyllic setting for you and your wedding party to enjoy. The ceremony takes place in the drawing room overlooking the beautifully landscaped gardens and a view of Lake Windermere, a memorable setting for your precious photographs. See more here
8. Cartmel Racecourse
The Grandstand at Cartmel Racecourse is located in picturesque surroundings, within walking distance of the medieval village of Cartmel. In fact many couples choose to marry in the 12th Century Priory in the centre of the village before walking the short distance to the racecourse. Others hire the beautiful “Black Horses” (stabled one mile up the road) and ride by carriage to the Grandstand. If a church wedding is not for you, the Grandstand is licensed as a venue to stage ceremonies. See more here
9. Beech Hill Hotel
The Lake District is a treasure of British tourism… and one of its most beloved gems is the 4-star Beech Hill Hotel in Windermere. Every season deserves a superb celebration, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at the Beech Hill Hotel, come rain or shine, sun or snow. The top waterside location with spectacular views and ambience is a place you’ll want to return to, long after your wedding day. See more here
10. Askham Hall
Askham Hall and Bank Barn, an exciting new style of country house hotel and wedding venue for Cumbria and the Lake District. Opened in Spring 2014 with 12 bedrooms (15 for 2016), a restaurant, private gardens, spa and converted wedding barn. It’s style? Luxurious, intimate, unpretentious, up-to-date and full of charm. See more here