9 Of Our Favourite Lake District Wedding Venues in 2023
Author: Molly Malsom
It’s been voted the most romantic destination in the UK, so it comes as no surprise that the Lake District is a sought-after location for the perfect wedding venue. Combine the scenery, stunning lakes and rolling hills for miles, it doesn’t get more idyllic. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up ten of the best wedding venues in the Lake District.
It doesn’t get much grander than a castle for your wedding venue, and the Lake District isn’t short of them. Augill Castle is over 160 years old and every nook and cranny is filled with traditional features and antiques. Located in Kirkby Stephen, it’s just a short distance from North Pennies Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Home to stunning gardens and an abundance of scenery, your wedding day is sure to be remembered.
When it comes to idyllic views and stunning scenery, Armawaithe Hall has it all. Surrounded by 400 acres of grounds and woodlands, your wedding photos are guaranteed to have an incredible backdrop. The stately home is a favourite wedding venue for secluded celebrations, the views of mount Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite lake making it that much sweeter. And who can resist a visit to the on-site spa to unwind from all your wedding celebrations?
When you picture your perfect Lake District wedding, you probably picture lush greenery and peaceful open waters. Well, that’s pretty much what you get at The Beech Hill Hotel. Situated on Lake Windemere’s east bank, you are exposed to beautiful views of not only the largest expanse of water in the Lake District, but the scenic western fells in the distance create the picture-perfect wedding backdrop.
Located in the Lake District market town of Kendal, Castle Green Hotel is the perfect venue for those with a love for nature and period properties. Dating back as far as 1847, the wedding venue still holds many of its traditional features without looking old fashioned. Its 14 acres of surrounding grounds are perfect for a wedding day stroll to escape the celebrations for a quiet moment. And of course, your photos will look gorgeous with the Lake District’s scenery, Kendal castle and the Lakeland Fells in the background.
Blending traditional Victorian interiors with modern elements, Broadoaks Country House is the answer to a country chic wedding venue. With six acres of land and just five minutes from Lake Windermere, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to scenery. The gardens are perfect for an outdoor gazebo ceremony, and you can even channel you inner James Bond and arrive by helicopter! Secluded but not estranged from local towns, Broadoaks Country House is the perfect escape from urban life, giving you the chance to really enjoy the natural scenery on your wedding day.
Windermere is the biggest ‘lake’ in the lake district, so it’s no surprise we have another wedding venue for you located in its realms. Newby Bridge hotel boasts charm and elegance, the landscaped gardens not only providing stunning views but a fantastic range of spots for your wedding photos. And the arrival of their new rotunda is a gorgeous location for not only a few pictures, but even your wedding ceremony can be held here.
The accommodation is a bonus. With 45 en-suite bedrooms available, you and your guests can stay for the night, so you can get stuck into the wedding celebrations, and even explore the surrounding countryside the following day.
Rolling hills, quaint villages and gorgeous gardens, it sounds like a perfect countryside escape. Damson Dene Hotel is exactly that. The country wedding venue gets its name from the local damson orchards that grow the most stunning white blossom, something the area is famed for. Located in Lyth valley, Damson Dene Hotel is a beautiful wedding venue nestled in the stunning Lake District. The relaxing spa is just a bonus, so why not treat yourself?
Steeped in centuries of history, Muncaster Castle was built in the 13th century and was home to the Pennington family before Barron Muncaster left his stamp on the property. Located in the western Lake District, the castle is an idyllic and exclusive use wedding venue surrounded by woods and views of the lakes. With five different ceremony rooms to choose from, you are spoilt for choice. And for those with an appetite for the supernatural, Muncaster castle is known for its ghostly sightings and haunted history.
When it comes to jaw-dropping views, it doesn’t get much better than Lodore Falls Hotel. Located right on the waterfront with panoramic views of the lake, the hotel is surrounded by mountains and greenery from every direction in the Borrowdale Valley. Just think of the gorgeous wedding photos you could snap here in the heart of the Lake District. With 87 suites and bedrooms, there is enough space to accommodate all your guests, whether your guest list is big or small.