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Elope to the Lakes

A wedding for just the two of you. Perfect for couples wishing to tie the knot in a simple but romantic way, away from home, and sometimes done in secret!

Frequently our elopement couples have been together the longest (25 years is not uncommon) and usually travel here from all over the UK and abroad. So including your elopement wedding within a holiday is often the perfect relaxed and intimate way of tying the knot!

It is a totally chilled wedding involving a classic ceremony in a beautiful destination (indoors or out) and has an extra romantic almost cheeky feel. Usually arranged with just a few months to go, it brings out the spontaneity in you!

The Perfect Wedding for Just he Two of You...

Your Ceremony and additional options explained


A two-hour wedding that includes your legal ceremony and plenty of time for photographs in and around the stunning grounds and lakeshore. This is a totally relaxed wedding with a traditional ceremony of vows and an exchange of rings with the one you love. All set in a beautiful location – The ultimate romantic escape.


  • Wordsworth
  • Woodrow
  • Inside Barn Doorway
  • Outside Barn


  • Classic Elopement Ceremony Only
    A two-hour wedding for TWO  with morning or afternoon ceremony time options
  • Elopement Picnic
    As above, extended to four hours to include an extra hour with your photographer checking out the amazing nearby landscapes for your portrait shots. Followed by a delicious luxury Cumbrian picnic for you to enjoy in our beautiful grounds, the house or gazebo in total privacy
  • Elopement Hideway
    For those who really can’t bear to leave us, our premium elopement wedding offers you the Extended Elopement above, plus the opportunity to enjoy one night of luxury accommodation at Cote How in our elegantly styled Loughrigg Wedding Suite, with a sumptuous continental breakfast served to your room.


a quick and easy romantic wedding getaway in a stunning location

Runaway Romance...

Simple Relaxed & Just Stunning!

What is included, upgrades and optional extras

EVERY elopement wedding INCLUDES:

  • Maximum 2 people – Yes, that is just the two of you! 
  • Your own dedicated wedding planner – Caroline, will guide you through the whole process; no need to worry about forgetting to do anything!
  • Your own interactive online personalised Wedding Hub containing all of your important documentation; checklists, invoices, payment schedules and upload centre.
  • Total Privacy: Exclusive use of the entire venue for the duration of your wedding – This means there is only you at the venue.
  • Wedding-ready venue adorned with silk flowers and candles.
  • Your personalised Civil Ceremony in a choice of locations (see options above)
  • Your own ceremony music – played by us on your behalf
  • Compilation of your Spotify playlists if required
  • Post ceremony glass of prosecco
  • Us as your own personal witnesses


  • Luxury picnic
  • Overnight Hideaway in our luxury Bridal Suite

Optional Extras:

  • Fresh venue flowers
  • Fresh Personal Flowers – Bouquet & Buttonhole
  • Upgrade prosecco to English Sparkling wine
Elopement Wedding Picnic in the Gazebo
English Sparkling Wine and Bridal flower bouquet

Real Elopement wedding Review...

What Karen and Andy had to say about their Cote How elopement wedding
The best day of our lives bar none!
We had been together for 12 years and decided it was about time to get married. We decided to have a secret elopement wedding with only my mum present as a witness. So sadly, she passed away quite suddenly two weeks before we were due to go and see Cote How on Valentine’s Day. Obviously the day we got there was very strange, there was a blizzard blowing which wiped out any view. Caroline greeted us by a roaring fire and was so welcoming and friendly. I thought I would struggle to explain why we now needed Steve to act as a witness but Caroline handled this so well, it was like talking to friends. We had fantastic support and advice from Caroline throughout which led to a totally stress-free wedding. Luckily the weather had changed by the time it got to June and Caroline called the day before to suggest an outdoor venue in the Barn which we were really pleased about. We got there on the day, and whilst we knew roughly the views, were absolutely blown away by how stunning it was. Caroline and Steve left us to relax outside listening to some of our favourite music, at which time the buzzard decided to join us in an adjoining tree. The ceremony was perfect, particularly when as the Registrar asked if we could legally marry, the champagne cork spontaneously popped – my mum letting us know she was there with us. Afterwards, I put my walking boots on and we wandered down to the lake for some amazing pictures. Then a quick walk over the bridge to catch the open-topped bus back to Ambleside and a few well-deserved glasses of fizz. We really couldn’t have had a better day – thank you!!!!

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