Amazing Weddings that Wow - What Adventurous Couples seek in a Lake District Adventure Wedding

Caroline Langham

By CAROLINE LANGHAM

are you looking for a wedding with more wow?

“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures”- Lewis Carroll.

Break free from tradition and let your mind run a little wild… Here is how to plan an amazing Lake District Adventure Wedding.

Today’s blog is all about how to inject a little more of YOU into your Lake District wedding planning. We will explore a few options that will hopefully ignite your passion and leave you feeling super excited about your ‘adventure wedding’.

Adventure Couple on their Lake District Wild Wedding
Adventure Couple on their Lake District Wild Wedding - Jo Greenfield

THE LAKE DISTRICT IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS IN THE UK​

As well as one of the busiest holiday destinations in the country, the Lakes is also considered to be one of the most romantic places to stay. Many people grew up with family visits to the Lakes or discovered it later in life with adventure holidays or romantic getaways. Maybe you fell in love with the Lakes then fell in love in the Lakes, many do?

The Lake District is already one of the most popular wedding destinations in the UK. But what brings all you lovely wedding couples to the Lakes each year?
With its stunning scenery, rugged mountains, gentle fells, serene lakes and gushing ghylls, awesome activities, or simply an amazing get away from it all to find some inner peace and tranquillity. There’s certainly plenty here to bring couples from far and wide.

Adventure Couple on theiBride and Groom Silhouette on their Lake District Adventure Wedding Day
Adventure Couple on theiBride and Groom Silhouette on their Lake District Adventure Wedding Day - Jo Greenfield

Let's explore your passion...

Ok, so you have an idea of what you want. You may have definite opinions on what you don’t want. But think about what might elevate your wedding from lovely to AMAZING? What would make you get really excited about your wedding and let your personalities burst through?

Wedding Couple celebrating their mountain wedding in the Lakes
Wedding Couple celebrating their mountain wedding in the Lakes - Jo Greenfield

A World Heritage Adventure Playground

So you are keen outdoor enthusiasts, and already love the Lake District, so wouldn’t it make perfect sense to incorporate the great outdoors and your love of the Lakes into your wedding? Make those shared experiences that brought you to the Lake District now become an integral part of your special day.

With so many outdoor activities to choose from the list is endless, but here are a few that might inspire you…

In Love and Just Married Couple in Lake District Adventure Elopement
In Love and Just Married Couple in Lake District Adventure Elopement - Jo Greenfield
boho Adventure Elopement - Jo Greenfield
Boho Adventure Elopement - Jo Greenfield

Do you love walking the fells?

Hiking is the most popular activity in the Lake District. With such a variety of levels, from the low fells to the high tops, amid some of the world’s most stunning scenery, it is no wonder millions flock here every year. Perhaps you are bagging the Wainwrights together?
Maybe you got engaged on your favourite mountain top, or have a favourite view, or picnic spot? Couples tend to form habits and often have firm favourites that drive the decisions on where to get married.
I am constantly amazed at how many couples get engaged here at Rydal, either by Rydal Water, in the Caves or on top of Loughrigg. Descending the lane, they fall upon Cote How as they make their way home. The brochure holder at the gate clicks happily away all day long throughout the year and is like music to our ears. Many times, we have seen couples get engaged close by, grab a leaflet on their way home and then come for a visit shortly after. Some months or occasionally years later, they visit Cote How again, this time to tie the knot and complete the circle – amazing!

Bride and Groom on Rydal Water Lake District Adventure Elopement
Bride and Groom on Rydal Water Lake District Adventure Elopement - Jo Greenfield
Lake Side Wedding Elopement by Jo Greenfield
Lake Side Wedding Elopement - Jo Greenfield

Maybe you live for Water Sports?

Some years ago the Lakes became host to the Great North Swim and ever since a growing trend has emerged, along with Paddle Boarding.  

Never a day goes by that we don’t see from the windows at Cote How swimmers in the lake – and couples with oversized rucksacks on their backs walking through our meadow to our lakeshores. Maybe one of those couples is you? 

Two Brides on paddle board on rydal water
Two Brides paddle boarding before breakfast on Rydal Water - Jo Greenfield

Or perhaps a little Rock Climbing?

Then for the more athletic maybe you are into rock climbing, bouldering and ghyll scrambling? The landscapes here are a picturesque blend of gentle hills, rocky outcrops, river, fell and lake and we locally we have it all from the River Rothay, Rydal Water and Grasmere to Loughrigg Fell, Nab Scar and the majestic Fairfield Horseshoe. Maybe you are keen scramblers and always on the lookout for a little challenge? Rydal cave is awesome. A disused quarry that probably yielded the slate to build this house, way back in 1535. The cave sports it’s own little pool, with some fun stepping stones and living fish! It is often the stage for film and TV and hosts a dramatic amphitheatre for concerts too.

Wedding Couple in Rydal Caves Lake District Adventure Wedding
Wedding Couple in Rydal Caves Lake District Adventure Wedding - Jo Greenfield

FANCY A DIP THE MORNING OF YOUR WEDDING?​

Wild Open Water Swimming in Rydal Water
Wild Swimming in Rydal Water before breakfast at Cote How in the Background - Photo Tom McNally
Wild Water Swimming by Cote How boathouse - Photo Tom McNally
Wild Water Swimming by Cote How boathouse - Photo Tom McNally

FANCY A HIKE UP A MOUNTAIN WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER?

Brides hiking on their wedding day in the Lakes
Brides hiking up to the caves on their wedding day in the Lakes - Jo Greenfield
Two Brides Hiking in the mountains after their adventure wedding
Two Brides Hiking in the mountains after their adventure wedding - Jo Greenfield
Stunning Landscapes for and Adventure Elopement - Jo Greenfield
Stunning Landscapes for an Adventure Elopement - Jo Greenfield

How about a little rock climbing

Rock Climbing Couple at their Lake District Adventure Wedding
Rock Climbing Couple at their Lake District Adventure Wedding - Jo Greenfield

Outdoor Enthusiasts

If you are into the great outdoors and seeking a wedding that really WOWs, then choosing the perfect location is key.

When you have found the perfect location and the perfect venue, then it’s down to the right planning. Luckily every wedding here at Cote How is carefully planned with you in mind and our many years of experience in planning the perfect Lake District adventure wedding.

So if you are thinking about an Adventure Lake District Wedding and want to get the most fun from your wedding day, and adding a stomp to the caves is a big must, then chat to us, and we will plan in plenty of time to make that happen.
Whether a simple elopement wedding or a full weekend wedding, there is plenty of opportunities to make your wedding the BEST adventure of your life!

Wedding Couple enjoying their Elopement Picnic Lake District Adventure Wedding
Wedding Couple enjoying their Elopement Picnic in the Gazebo at Cote How - Jo Greenfield
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony by Jo Greenfield
Outdoor Lakes Barn Wedding Ceremony at Cote How by Jo Greenfield

If you have enjoyed reading this blog all about your Lake district Adventure Wedding maybe you will find our blog about How to Covid-Proof Your Wedding a good read too. 
Or how about LOVE IN THE LAKES – An Amazing Adventure Elopement

Wedding Couple celebrating their mountain wedding in the Lakes
Wedding Couple celebrating their mountain wedding in the Lakes - Jo Greenfield

Suppliers Links:

Venue: @cotehowlakedistrictweddings
Photos by: Jo Greenfield
Stylist: My Pretties UK
Models: Phoebe and James
Couple: @a.d.modelcouple
Florist: Beulah Floral Design
Dress: @Asos  

All photos by Jo Greenfield – Except those marked as Wild Water Swimming by Tom McNally

 

Adventure Weddings in the Lake District
Photo by Jo Greenfield
Just Married - Wedding Couple celebrate their Lake District Adventure Wedding
Just Married - Wedding Couple celebrate their Lake District Adventure Wedding - Jo Greenfield
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