Graham and Peter’s Coniston Wedding was held at The Waterhead Hotel and the family home. The weather was perfect too, beautiful blue skies and sunshine
Welcome to the The Waterhead Hotel at Coniston,
Known for a friendly and relaxed feel, the Waterhead Hotel in Coniston makes a perfect Lake District retreat. There is a cosy and comfortable bar where guests can relax and take in the views down towards the lake. Sit in the the hotel’s restaurant ,look out onto the stunning mountain scenery and select something from the excellent local cuisine.
I am not sure if The Waterhead at Coniston still host weddings and it has recently changed ownership
The striking location makes this a fine starting point from which to explore the Lake District National Park (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site). w The visitor is spoilt for choice with the abundance of local attractions . There is certainly something for everyone, whether your interest is in outdoor pursuits or the many literary connections on offer in the area
It is now over 100 years since The Waterhead became a hotel and in the early days, the hotel was frequented by and welcomed as a guest the illustrious Victorian artist and social critic, John Ruskin. Just across the water lies Ruskin’s former home, Brantwood, and Charles Darwin and many others of his visitors, stayed as guests at the hotel.
Many notable literary figures have enjoyed a long association with The village of Coniston . Turner painted the spectacular mountainous scenery , Tennyson honeymooned here, and Coniston Water was used as the setting for the author Arthur Ransome famous ‘Swallows and Amazons’ series of books. A Coniston Wedding is perfect.
The gardens extend down to the very edge of stunning Coniston Water with sensational views of Coniston Old Man and the surrounding fells. Can there be a better place to have chat over a pot of tea and take in the fresh air .