Searching for your dream Lake District wedding venue?

(and perhaps your perfect wedding photographer too..?)


Here in Cumbria we’re lucky enough to have over 150 weddings venues, meaning there is the perfect venue for every couple whether you’re looking at Lake District wedding venues, or venues in the surrounding areas such as the Eden Valley and the edge of the Pennine Hills. There really is somewhere for every kind of wedding; from tiny elopements for just the two of you, intimate weddings with small guest numbers, right up to large weddings with 200+ guests. Whether a rustic barn nestled in the fells or a glamorous hotel with lake views is your thing, you can be sure to find the perfect wedding venue for your day in Cumbria.

Explore some of my favourite Lake District wedding venues


Lake District Hotel Wedding Venues

Lake District Stately Home Venues


Have you shot at our wedding venue before, and does it matter if you haven’t?

Over the last eight years I’ve been lucky enough to photograph weddings all over the UK, but I haven’t necessarily shot at venues right on my doorstep! Couples often ask me if it matters that I’ve not shot at their chosen wedding venue before and honestly, it’s never caused me a problem and it doesn’t matter at all. In fact, I find I’m often my most creative when I’m presented with new challenges and going to a new venue definitely falls into this category! I don’t do venue visits, firstly because there’s often a lot of time involved in travelling to a venue and I don’t believe it’s a good use of my time, secondly because visiting on a wet Wednesday morning in December doesn’t really give me a good indication of what it’ll be like on a hot sunny day in July. I like to see it fresh on the day, dressed the way you planned to make it personal to you.

As wedding photographers, one of our greatest skills is to be able to think fast in any situation and react to what’s happening in front of us, we know how to use available light and there’s always down time during a wedding day to recce wedding portrait locations. 

Other useful links for planning a Lake District wedding