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Indulge in the simple elegance of our indoor ceremonies 

Georgian elegance fit for a King - or Queen. Both our Fairfield and Wordsworth ceremony rooms are lavishly styled with oversized gilt mirrors and crystal and gold chandeliers. Add to this a plethora of candles and you have a blank canvas in which to envisage your dream wedding. Dim the chandeliers for a romantic candlelit ceremony. Winter Weddings have never felt so cosy.


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The Fairfield Ceremony Room is a beautifully lit double aspected room with french doors directly onto the gardens where you burst out in celebration having just tied the knot! This is a very light and sunny room filled with wonderful natural light - Even on a dull day and is adorned with gilt mirrors and crystal chandeliers. Two large windows showcase the beautiful lakeland scenery outside and french doors lead directly onto the garden terrace and croquet lawn. The Fairfield room is used for a variety of different uses; for your ceremony, we can accommodate up to 50 people in a variety of different layouts to suit your wedding style.
We can also use this room for photographs, drinks receptions, afternoon teas and formal meals in Winter for up to 24.

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HeartShapeWeddings in the Heart of the Lake District

Cote How specialises in small intimate weddings which includes fully exclusive use of our 16th century venue in it's entirety, including our four acres of grounds, with an adjacent field down to the lake shore of Rydal Water, the bluebell woods and the River Rothay. A picturesque wooden footbridge leads to Rydal church 200m away. There are very few establishments with a more perfect setting for wedding photographs.

Unlike corporate venues and larger hotels, every wedding here at Cote How enjoys total exclusivity giving you and your bridal party total privacy for the duration of your wedding. For this reason, we have set out packages to accommodate different types of weddings and budgets. 

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We have two rooms in the house plus our barn, which is licensed for both Civil Ceremonies and Gay Weddings.
The Fairfield Room at Cote How is licensed for up to 50 people (including children, Bride and Groom)
The Lounge is licensed for up to 20 people and the Barn for up to 80 people, with your congregation seated indoors or out (weather permitting)

Live music can also be arranged and the Barn is an ideal venue for more energetic celebrations!

Every wedding is unique, and as experienced wedding planners and event organisers, we are on hand to ensure that your day is exactly as you wish it to be. With limitless energy and creativity, you can count on us to guarantee that your special day is realised, whatever your inspiration.

All Inclusive Lake District weddings... Exclusively yours...

Your wedding day is the most important of your life and as such you will always want it to be perfect.

Here at cote How we ensure that you enjoy not only your wedding day but the wedding planning journey along the way.
We believe that your perfect wedding day can only be truly relaxed and when you know you have your venue all to yourself.
At Cote How we work really hard to protect your privacy and our promise is to ensure that every wedding here enjoys full exclusivity, regardless of size, giving you total privacy for your special day.

The wedding team is headed up by Caroline and Steve who living onsite, are always on hand throughout your day to ensure that every detail is carried out to perfection.


The Perfect Wedding Venue

Cote How is a very versatile wedding ready venue, featuring an historic and individually styled country house and a fantastic sixteenth century slate barn.
There are FIVE very differently styled and sized rooms that you can choose form to say I do.
The three indoor house ceremony rooms are very spacious, light and airy, and elegantly styled with neutral colours, crystal chandeliers and over-sized gilt mirrors.
The two outdoor options are the garden gazebo adorned with vintage festoon lighting and a great sofa, fantastic for elopements and intimate weddings with a view of the whole Rydal valley ahead, or our traditional Lakeland slate barn, with its stunning oak beamed ceiling. The house and barn are usually used for all weddings at some time or other, so you can choose a house ceremony initially, then reveal the delightful twinkly barn, adorned with apple blossom and fairy lights later for the wedding breakfast. This way you get to see all that Cote How has to offer at different times of the day and you and your wedding guests get to see and use all the areas of the venue.

Working closely with our clients to offer a unique and flexible experience, no two weddings are ever the same. As 95% of couples travel here to be married, we offer a very relaxed, informal and homely styled environment that puts our clients at ease from their first meeting right through the planning process. With over 30 years wedding industry and hospitality experience, Caroline is perfectly placed to do this, ensuing regular contact which calms nerves and builds excitement for the big day.

So what style of wedding are you planning?

Elopement weddings - Just the two of you weddings are extremely popular and easy to arrange. Steve and I will witness for you, play your own music and even record a little video of your day!

Intimate Weddings - Ever popular choice for small and intimate gatherings in a relaxed and friendly homely environment. Perfect for family gatherings and those couples wanting to celebrate with just a few select family and friends. 

Small Weddings - There seems to be a growing trend for shrinking guest lists and many couples opting for smaller weddings with simplicity, style and fun the key. 

Rustic Barn Weddings -  Barn weddings are trendy, and ours is small enough to be cosy and large enough to host your wedding of up to 50 guests. It is a fabulous party space and commands some of the best views in the Lakes

Winter Weddings - Cote How is a stunning wedding venue at any time of year, and winter weddings are no different. With stunning scenery and panoramic views form everywhere this really is a magical place to get married


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