Lodore Falls Hotel Weddings

lodore falls hotel weddings

Some recent photography from my last 3 Lodore Falls Hotel weddings

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The Lodore Falls Hotel is the perfect wedding venue for your special day. We have stunning suites. Ideal for an intimate ceremony, larger wedding parties or evening events. And a beautiful Garden Gazebo. Our award-winning head chef and his team serve creative, exciting menus. Using fresh, local ingredients to ensure your wedding will be remembered. Not only for the occasion, but for the cuisine itself. With spectacular photo opportunities. This is one of the finest wedding venues in the Lake District. See below for more information.

 WINNER! Guide for Brides – Best Waterside Venue 2019.

bride and groom at suprise view

Vows & Vista’s

Tie the knot in sublime style at Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa. A unique wedding venue; where the inside/ outside space blends seamlessly. To create the ultimate natural backdrop to your big day. Welcome to your very own luxury lakeside retreat. Where romance, natural beauty and stunning photo opportunities surround you and your guests. No filter necessary. Take your vows under our beautiful garden gazebo overlooking the Catbell’s fell. And the tranquil waterscapes of Lake Derwentwater and the Watendlath beck. Enjoy a cocktail and canapé reception in our newly built lightflooded conservatory. Enjoy a wedding breakfast in our Derwent Suite hosting up to 120 of your friends and family. 

lodore falls hotel weddings

Lake View Restaurant

Completely refurbished in January 2017. This room over looks Lake Derwentwater and the surrounding fells

garden gazebo lodore falls hotel borrodale valley

Garden Gazebo

Our outdoor venue located over our Packhorse bridge. With views to the fells and Lake Derwentwater. Set beside the river that comes directly from Lodore Falls.

best mans speech at wedding

Derwent Suite & Conservatory.

The Derwent Suite can be one large suite or three smaller suites depending on numbers. Refurbished in August 2017, along with a brand-new adjoining conservatory. It won’t take much imagination to make this venue the perfect place for your special day.

Wedding Packages

Discover the range of wedding packages at the Lodore Falls Hotel. And find the perfect choice for your special day. From intimate ceremonies to larger celebrations. There’s a wedding package to suit you at our four star luxury hotel. Call our wedding coordinator for further details 017687 87701

Summer Weddings
Our summer wedding package, created to lend your big day effortless sophistication. From the Lake View accommodation to the delectable three course wedding breakfast. It’s all here for you both.

Autumn, Winter & Spring Weddings
Fusing the finest wedding reception traditions. With a more relaxed celebratory evening in our tranquil Lake District setting. Our dedicated Wedding Coordinator will help you plan your day. Including the 4 course menu and drinks selection.

Christmas Weddings
Throughout November and December the Hotel is decorated with dazzling Christmas decorations. Inside and out, with hundreds of trees and twinkling lights. To create a magical winter wedding. 

You & I
For something more low-key and intimate, this package is absolute perfection. The attention to detail is as important but the atmosphere is super relaxed. Available for up to 22 guests. 

reviews of Lodore Falls Hotel weddings

Great stay

Came for a stay over wedding. great location and excellent service. Venue very beautiful place with excellent staff. And then had a lovely canoe on the lake in the morning very refreshing early start to the day.

You made our day perfect

From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel very welcome. And reassured that we had no need to worry about our wedding day. The staff at the hotel are fantastic, friendly and are a pleasure to speak to.  We had a suite for the bride and a lake view room for me, the groom on the eve of the big day. Both rooms were immaculate, with everything you could ever want.  Our wedding could not have gone any better.

A stunning location

A stunning location and the staff that looked after us were top notch, a big thanks to them from us and our guests.  The rooms we had been spacious and well equipped with glorious views. Breakfast is top notch and plenty of it too. The spa is spotlessly clean with different types of heat rooms. And the outdoor heated pool is something special. It’s a beautiful hotel in a stunning location, topped off with fantastic staff.

WEDDING REVIEW!!

Quick summary, fantastic venue, great staff and surroundings. Highly recommended!!

My wife and I got married at the Lodore Falls Hotel in April this year. We selected Lodore Falls as our wedding venue last minute in wedding terms. 12 months in advance of the date we were to get married. This came after much deliberation over the location with my wife. To be honest I wasn’t convinced. But it had got to the stage where I couldn’t be bothered debating it any longer, and she loved it. Breaking the hotel down into the individual areas and why it is ideal for a wedding:

The staff

All hard working and incredibly polite. This extends from the wedding coordinators. Who you’ll liaise with up to the event (Georgina and Nicole) who are brilliant. To the team who will manage you on the day (David and his team for us), to the general hotel staff. On the build up to the day we did most of our organising via email with Georgina and Nicole. And arranged a face to face meeting as and when required, which wasn’t often at all – this worked well. On particular wedding day we didn’t have to worry about anything.

natural instinct

Even though the natural instinct is to fret about one thing to the next. Particularly the day before the wedding, our final meeting with David. Who I think was the hotel manager or something similar. Was exactly what was needed for walking through each detail and what would be happening. It certainly eased my partners nerves. It’s worth noting when it came to the coordinating with the registrar and the various suppliers we used. Flowers, DJ, cake etc, the hotel handled all this, which is great as gives you many things less to worry about.

The location

Not ideally situated, down a thin road a few miles south of Keswick. Once you get there the view of the lake. With the waterfall behind offer amazing scenery and views in all directions. Ideal for photos. I must stress we were lucky with the weather for our wedding. The whole weekend was hot and sunny. We made the most of this. And greeting friends and family on the terrace as they arrived the day before the wedding was great. 

The hotel rooms and facilities

The hotel has recently been renovated to a quality standard. The main wedding room where you get married, if you elect to go indoors, is modern, stylish and sizeable. One of my initial reservations with the hotel was the size of this room for the wedding breakfast. It comfortably fit 100 people and could have taken a few more no problem.

conservatory area

The conservatory area which is exclusively yours for the day. Is also a reasonable size and recently renovated. Again I must stress, the weather was incredible for us. so our guests spent most of their time outside on the terrace. The other bars throughout the hotel are spotless. And offer alternative space if needed. We used the new Mizu restaurant the night before our wedding.

wedding planning visits

As we stayed the full weekend – and it was superb as usual. On our frequent wedding planning visits we ate there 3-4 times, each time it was amazing. The new spa had also recently opened, we and our guests used this and it was brilliant. Some of our evening guests used it in the day time before joining us in the evening. Other guests used it the day before and/or after. Everybody said they had a great experience in there. In terms of bedrooms, the hotel accommodated all our guests who wished to stay there with no issues. There are many different rooms.

wedding voucher

A standard room was about £200 with the wedding voucher. Not too bad given it was a bank holiday and in the heart of the lake district. The rooms range from standard rooms in the original hotel. To new spa suites in the newer part of the hotel or above the spa facility which is next to the main hotel. I stayed in one of the new spa suites with my groomsmen and it was a treat. My wife stayed in the new spa suite in the main hotel and again, this proved well worth it. The suites weren’t complimentary with our wedding package. But they were offered at a discounted rate. Not only on the night of the wedding, but the night before.

The ceremony

We elected very last minute to get married outside. In front of the stunning new gardens (recently re-landscaped). Again this proved a great choice when it came to the pictures from the day. The alternative is to get married in the Derwent Suite. Where the wedding breakfast and evening ceremony take place. We didn’t experience the hotel staff having to turn the room around. Between the wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast. However, I have no doubt the Lodore Team would carry this out seamlessly.

The Food

The menu is extensive. We were allowed to offer our guests the choice of three options for starter, main and desert. We only received positive feedback on the food. And my wife and I thought it was amazing as good as we have had at any wedding before. A taster day isn’t included as part of the package we chose. , but we elected to pay £50 for one which was worthwhile and a good excuse to get up to the hotel in advance of the day. For the evening ceremony, there is also a range of options you can choose. Dependent on the package you may choose. We went for simple chips and sausage and/or bacon baps – again no complaints.

The Lodore Team were amazing. The hotel was every bit as good as we expected. If the sun is out it is stunning and if it isn’t, the new renovated facilities still offer a unique experience. I couldn’t recommend the hotel enough !

Lodore Falls Hotel weddings photography by Janet Ridley

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