Extra information about lake district wedding venues

Since it was established as a National Park in 1951, the Lake District has attracted millions of visitors annually. Most come for the spectacular mountain scenery, the fell walking and the area's literary associations, although weddings in the lake district have also become increasingly popular.

Extra information about lake district wedding venues

Why Tie the Knot In the Lake District?

This beautiful corner of England makes the perfect romantic and picturesque location. Artists, writers and poets such as Wordsworth, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter have been attracted to the area for several centuries, and the arrival of the railways in the 19th century attracted more tourists, as well as making the area accessible from anywhere in the UK. The Lakes are famous for their mountains, and the 18 or so lakes that are located here make the ideal backdrop for wedding pictures. There are also several beautiful gardens open to the public, such as Lowther Castle and Brockhole. Unfortunately, the weather in the Lakes isn't always guaranteed to be perfect, but the scenery arguably makes up for any damp days.

A Choice of Venues

One of the advantages of getting married in the Lake District is the wide range of suitable venues, ranging from stately homes to luxury hotels; in fact, some of Britain's finest country house hotels can be found here. And accommodation isn't a problem either, whether it's for the honeymoon or your guests. The Lakes probably have more places to stay than most other National Parks, with dozens of farmhouses, cottages to rent, and bed and breakfast inns. Many area hotels are renowned for their good food. Holding your wedding and reception at the place you are staying at eliminates much of the need for transportation, and there is no shortage of lake district wedding venues which also offer luxury accommodation.

What to Consider

Although it isn't hard to see why so many couples are drawn to the beauty of the English Lakes, consider these points when choosing the ideal venue. Some areas of the Lake District can be remote and you may want to choose somewhere in a larger town such as Windermere, Kendal or Penrith, all offering good road and rail access. Many larger venues offer inclusive wedding packages, which is typically a lot more cost effective than putting the different components together yourself. And keep in mind the size of your party and number of guests; you don't want to pay for space or services that you won't need.