Unusual Lake District Wedding Venues

(for wild and romantic couples who dance to their own beat)

It’s not just stone barns and luxurious hotels and spas here in Cumbria; we also have our fair share of unusual Lake District Wedding venues which might tick the boxes for you if you’re looking for something a little different and quirky to many of the venues you might have seen on your wedding planning journey so far. If you want something more remote, away from the eyes of tourists and you’re prepared to DIY it, you’ll be surprised at just what you can find to host your wedding day.


If you have a smaller wedding in mind and wild and romantic is your jam, I’m not sure you can beat Hause Hall Farm. I might be biased, having married there myself but if you want everything in one place with uninterrupted views even on a bad day and the Lakeland fells literally at your back door, I can’t say enough positive things about this lovely little farmstead on Ullswater in the north eastern lakes.

See Lauren & Jason’s Hause Hall Farm wedding on the blog


Wild and remote with Coniston below, The Old Man and tiny tarns above and waterfalls all around you, Coppermines Mountain Weddings really is a venue to blow the socks off your guests. There is some accommodation on site and a hostel within walking distance, this DIY wedding venue is the perfect place for adventurous couples who feel at home in the mountains. My best advice is to leave plenty of time for portraits as the options are never ending!

Visit The Coppermines website


Just outside the National Park to the north near Carlisle is Hidden River Cabins which can host tiny elopements in its cabins right up to big parties for 250 people in the barn. A gorgeous blend of old and modern, full of natural light and surrounded by ancient woodland with accommodation on site for guests, this venue has something for everyone.

Find out more about Hidden River Cabins.


If the luxury of Michelin starred food but the wilds of a private tarn are your jam, Gilpin Lake House is for you. Whether it’s a tiny elopement in the boat house by Knipe Tarn followed by pictures in a cute rowing boat or a larger ceremony in the main house followed by celebrations in a marquee, Giplin Lake House offers your seclusion just minutes from local amenities in nearby Windermere.

Read about Louise + John’s Gilpin Lake House wedding here.


While you can’t get married here, The Lakes Distillery offer a sleek and stylish space for large parties or private dining. Situated just north of Bassenthwaite Lake, your could hold your cermony in church or at a local registry office, choose from endless stunning locations the Lake District has to offer for portraits before settling down for dinner. Perhaps your guests could even go on a distillery tour while you’re away having your photographs taken?

Check out Esther and Laurie’s couple photographs at Rydal Water.

Incredible wedding venues in the most beautiful park of the UK

Of course this is just scratching the surface of quirky and unusual wedding venues in Cumbria and the Lake District.

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