Do note that on occasions, the house bar will be closed if your main reception is in the barn.
50 for an informal buffet or 24 for a formal wedding breakfast (3 tables of 8 people) 40 for an Afternoon Tea (4 tables of 10 people)
Up to 16 for fine dining in the main reception room
80 seated in the barn for a hog roast
80 for an informal buffet
60 for a seated formal wedding breakfast
A booking is not confirmed until a full deposit has been paid and your wedding contract signed and returned to us.
Tel:0300 303 2472 (select South Lakes area)
We can arrange private or group viewings with our wedding planner Caroline, once you have completed some preliminary questionnaires.
As you will no doubt understand, time is limited, as we have many couples wishing to make appointments each year. Mid-week is less time constrained and we can usually arrange private viewings then. Weekends are very busy and so a group show around might be the best available option. Where possible, these visits also need to be limited to one hour, in order to try and accommodate everybody!
To arrange a viewing, please make an enquiry by completing this Simple Wedding Enquiry Form.
Menu options are available here
Can we put an amount behind the bar instead of specifying a particular round of drinks, as some people would prefer beers, rather than Prosecco or Mulled Wine?
We allow 6 glasses per bottle, so bottle equivalents are allocated to each wedding. Any further drinks required can be purchased from the bar or, if authorised, added to the wedding tab.
We recommend an accoustic set up/small 3 piece band
The balance payment is due 6 months prior to the wedding date. If you book your wedding within 6 months of your wedding date, then full payment will be required on booking plus your £1,000 holding fee.
You can make payments towards your wedding at any time or on a monthly payment plan, provided that the full amount is paid in advance of your balance due date as quoted on oyur invoice and contract.
If you cancel your wedding and have paid more than the £1,000 deposit, the monies can be refunded on a sliding scale – Please refer to our website for our full terms and conditions for details.
You must ensure that your dog is taken out of the grounds for toilet breaks!
Children aged over 12 are classed as adults for catering purposes.
If you have booked a one day wedding, then you can access the venue at 12 noon, as we may have had a wedding still checking out from the night before, and the rooms will need cleaning. If the rooms are ready, then we can allow earlier access.
If you are travelling a distance, then we advise that you book the venue for a 2 night wedding. This allows access from 16:00 the day before the wedding, and also allows for any venue styling that you may wish to attend to ahead of the wedding. The barn is available from 17:00 – 19:00 the night before the wedding, provided that you have booked the venue for that evening too.
Yes. Any remaining extras, accommodation, and bar tabs can be paid in full before check out.
You can bring in your own suppliers or DIY but do remember that the barn tables are not decorated until the morning of the wedding, as they can get dirty overnight from the ceiling (especially if windy).
If you are having your ceremony in the same room as your food, then we need to do a fast turn-around whilst you are busy having your photographs taken.
We also have 10 rectangle and 10 square dark oak tables with black legs.
We have 50 gold chairs with green velvet seat pads used in the house Fairfield ceremony room. The style is called Cheltenham. We also have 80 white chairs for use outside or in the barn. These are slightly larger than the indoor chairs and do not take a chair cover. Sashes are sometimes used on these as added decoration, but not essential.
Any additional styling such as chair covers and sashes we hire in at an additional charge.
Access to the barn and whole venue depends on the package you have booked. To access the barn the night before, you will need to book the venue for the night before the wedding, in addition to the wedding night. Weekend packages include a check in from 4pm on the Friday night. the barn is then available from 4-7pm for decorating.
Barn Measurements for bunting (remember to add plenty extra to these measurements to allow spare and for the drape of the bunting):
The main beams or 'A' frames in the ceiling form a corner to corner for criss cross - From corner to corner measures 8m taught. You will need two lengths.
Bar measures 3m and has 3 cup hooks - 1 each side and 1 in the centre.
Window Ledge measures 2.7m x 45cm deep. There is a cup hook on each side.
Can we pre-book transport to shuttle guests to and from the venue to Ambleside and Grasmere accommodation?
Mountain Goat – 015394 45161 (they offer day time Lake District tours, so please explain that it is for a private hire for a wedding)
Airport Services Ltd, Kendal: 015397 24658
John’s Mini bus – Ambleside (up to 8 people) 07759 143423
Ambleside Taxis – 015394 33842
Larger coaches must off load on the main A591 outside Rydal Lodge (opposite Rydal Church) then guests walk across the wooden footbridge over the River Rothay and into our field. The house is on the left hand side. Wellies advisable if wet weather!
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