Gay and Lesbian Weddings in the heart of the English Lake District

Pinterest Woods

Since March 2014, Cote How has been delighted to offer marriage ceremonies to same sex couples and is one of the premier destinations for equal weddings in the Lake District. Civil partnerships are, of course, available and the choice is yours, as a same sex couple, to choose either marriage or civil partnership.

You may also hold a conversion ceremony here if your civil partnership took place prior to 29 March 2014. The Registrar fees are reduced for the first year of conversions up to 9 December 2015 and your marriage certificate will be backdated to the date of your original civil partnership.

Please see the Kendal Registry Office website for further information.






 Caroline and CLaire Two Brides at Lake Shore

At Cote How, we specialise in creating a magical day for you and your partner, whether that be a small, chic and intimate ceremony or a larger celebration. Each wedding is unique, and as experienced wedding planners and event organisers, we are on hand to guarantee that your day is exactly as you wish it to be. With limitless energy and creativity, you can count on us to ensure that your special day is realised, whatever your inspiration.

Whether you fancy a Secret Escape, Elopement, Small and Intimate Family wedding or a lavish more traditional style Larger wedding we can offer you many options. 
We have hosted many equal weddings here at Cote How and received many reviews from happy couples.

As one of the only two licensed wedding barns in the Lake District, we are approved for Civil Ceremonies in the barn , so you can get married under the romantic eaves of the barn with your congregation inside, or outside with spectacular views of the surrounding fells.





Kate and Nic Two Brides by Kerry Woods


Kate and Nic were married here in June 2016 and loved every minute of their secret escape wedding. Here's what they had to say...

"What can we say.....the most perfect experience from the moment we arrived until we HAD to go home!! I knew when we visited in December 2015 that Cote How was the place we wanted to get married at. Caroline really is a 'wedding angel' (if there is such a thing). Her attention to detail is incredible and nothing is too much trouble. And all those behind the scenes too...Steve, Karen (OMG the food was incredible) and the girls.....thank you. We will never forget you all...thank you for making our special day even more special.

Kate & Nic x"

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