Venue Layouts

No event is more important than your own wedding day. With this in mind we will guide, inspire and assist you in planning and creating a wedding setting that befits your special day. 

Official Wedding Ceremony Layout Options:

Fairfield Room - Offset Angle - Curved (fan shaped)

Fairfield Room - Central with Straight (rows and columns)

Inside Barn - Curved (Fan Shaped) Up to 50 - Facing open doorway

Inside Barn - Straight rows and columns - Facing heart (Up to 80)

* Outside Barn - Curved (Fan Shaped) - Facing Open Doorway

* Outside Barn - Straight rows and columns - Facing Open Doorway

If you have selected * as your first choice then you must also choose a second  Wet Weather Option

Unofficial Ceremony option:

* On lawn - Curved (fan shaped)
Note this is not allowed for official legal ceremonies where an official Marriage certificate is issued. 
We class these as Humanist ceremonies which are conducted by a celebrant and NOT an official registrar of Cumbria

Dining Layout Options:

Fine dining 6 people - 1 round table in dining room of house

Fine dining upto 12 people - Square table in dining room of house

Up to 24 People - 3 Round tables in the barn or house

Up to 40 People - 5 round tables in the barn

Up to 46 People - 5 round tables and 1 top table of 6 in the barn

Up to 60 people - U shaped in barn 

Up to 80 people - Informal layout on 10 tables of 8 in barn 


 Evening Barn Layout

 Cote How Wedding Barn

Unlike other wedding venues Cote How is already wedding ready with lots of detail and decor included in our venue pricing. 

A mass of Fairy lights
This includes all of our exterior fairy lights which illuminate the front of the house, the outdoor terrace , the garden gazebo and barn terrace. 
Inside the barn the tasteful decor includes our beech branches and apple blossom illuminated with a plethora of fairylights. Our cake table has an illuminated tree and layers of logs and tea lights ready for your cake or sweet, or both!The barn also has a 6ft x 6ft wicker heart illuminated with fairlights at one end. The barn has coloured up-lighting at each end which we can change to suit your theme. 


Wellies and blackboard signs




Rustic Signage
We have a series of chalkboards which we use on a regular basis and some that we can edit to personalise your messages for your wedding.


We have a numbers of brass or chrome candelabras plus mirrored table centres and logs which we do not charge a hire fee for using.
If you intend using these please enquire as to your requirements ahead of your day so that we can have them prepared ready for you.


We have 50 chairs in gold and green Cheltenham style for in the house, and 85 white folding chairs which we use in the barn and for any outdoor weddings. We do not hire in chairs therefore all of this cost is included in your event costings.

Chair Covers and Sashes
Add your own styling to our chairs in a variety of different ways. Our gold and green Cheltenham chairs can take chair cover and / or sash and are for indoor use only.
If you wanted to personalise our white outdoor chairs this can be done by adding a stretch sash or bow sash to incorporate your own colour theme.
These plus many more wedding treats can be hired in from Ambience Venue Styling - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cote How Wedding Photo Booth

Photo Booth Garden 
gazebo the Garden Gazebo is our catering station which doubles up it's use between meals as a purpose built photo booth. It is situated right outside the barn and this great space is available free of charge with a selection of photo frames in situ for you and your guests to have fun with. You are welcome to bring along your own selection of props for use in the booth.  

We do not allow marquees onsite.We do not allow marquees onsite.

Wedding Flowers Wedding Flowers
Not florists ourselves we outsource all of the wedding flowers. These can be organised for you or we can put you in touch with our own florist Katie at Made in Flowers.
Katie has done many weddings here ate Cote How and can easily and quickly advise you on your own ideas and budgets. Having a Pinterest account is a great help if long distance weddings make visits difficult. Set up a Pinterest account and share your own wedding ideas with us at Cote How and with our suppliers. You can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Follow Cote How's board Wedding Flowers on Pinterest. Then make your own board and share it with Cote How!

Wedding Cakes
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Cote How added the WOW factor to our wedding - Such an amazing time. Love it here!  John and Jo Coppock 

Thank you Caroline for hosting our wedding! You and your team pulled out all the stops to make it absolutely perfect! Such a gorgeous location with you as a brilliant wedding planner who organised pretty much everything for us! Could not have wished for a better day! We would highly recommend!! Xxx   Kerry Gibbons

Lovely, peaceful place, fantastic host in Caroline!   Claire Chapman

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