RUSTIC LAKE DISTRICT BARN WEDDINGS
Uniquely Lakeland and Truly Romantic
Perfect Barn Weddings in our Rustic Lake District Wedding Barn
Welcome to one of the prettiest wedding barns in Cumbria!
Cote How’s stunning historic 16th Century wedding barn set in the very heart of the Lake District National Park, is perfect for those smaller more intiamte weddings and offers the perfect backdrop for your Lake District barn wedding. Originally a sheep farm with barn and stables this beautiful and historic slate barn now plays host to our small and rustic Lakeland barn weddings. If you are looking for a unique, beautiful barn in a stunning location that is ideal for smaller more intimate weddings, th eCote how wedding barn is just perfect for your wedding day.
Said to be one of the most authentic, truly Lakeland style barns, Cote How’s heritage in sheep farming has also incuded playing host to the Master of the hunt and a riding stables in the past. It’s stunning location and perfect size for more intiamte weddings sets this wedding barn apart from the rest.
This picture perfect location draws millions of visitors to this area of outstanding natural beuaty all looking fro a little romance. The natural pretty backdrop is the subject of many artists work and has over the centuries provided the romantic inspiration for our celbrated poets. Not least our local poet William Wordsworth. Rydal Water, the caves, the mountains all around have all played to host to many a proposal and with couples naturally attracted to this famous beauty spot, it naturally follows that this place holds a special place in the hearts of many, and a natural choice for their barn wedding venue.
For outdoor loving couples, who love the Lakes, then we also can offer official cermeonies outdoor wedding cermeonies using the outside spaces with the mountains playing their role as witnesses to your special day.
This is a magical place that will take your breath away!
Enjoy the barn and the outdoor space around the barn terrace, for your official outdoor wedding ceremony, and evening reception, then sit and relax in the barn gaxebo after dinner. The barn and terrace really do come to life in the evenings as the twinkling fairy lights and terrace festoon lighting dance at dusk as the sun sets over Rydal Water -- A real treat for you and your guests to look forward to!
Our beautiful Rustic wedding barn is available from May -- October. But while it is so stunning even in winter -- we do use the pretty threshold and terrace space for outside winter ceremonies when the weather permits -- Although snow cannot be guaranteed!
Barn Wedding Ceremony
Barn Wedding Ceremony
The barn offers a more rustic feel to your Lake District barn wedding, where you can choose to get married inside the barn beneath our willow and fairy light heart, or facing the open doorway with it’s impressive arch of apple blossom and fairy lights. Other ceremony options include in The House or Outdoor Barn Weddings..
Outdoor Barn Wedding
Lake District Barn Weddings can also be held outside the barn threshold with your guests outside the barn amid the stunning landscape.
We can hold an outside wedding for all weddings -- Weather Permitting!
- Choose from:
Outside the barn with the happy couple beneath the eaves of the barn! (Technicality)
- or in the Garden Gazebo -- Ideal for smaller gatherings of upto 12
Your Wedding Breakfast
The wedding barn is ideally sized for all weddings. Not too big and not too small!
You can choose from a variety of layouts depending on your guest numbers from 12 to 50 guests -- See our Venue Layouts page for options on table plans and venue dressing.
Choose your Wedding Menus here -- Ranging from self served buffet, staff assisted hot buffets or formal served meals
Barn Evening Reception
We aim to smoothly design your wedding day with no awkward breaks. So after dinner you will be able to sit outside on our barn terrace enjoying the views or entertaining each other with our Gazebo Photo Booth while we adapt the barn for your evening reception. You can keep it simple and benefit from our in house Sonos System to play your own playlists, or you may wish to engage a professional musician or DJ.
Depending on the wedding package you choose the finish times vary:
We have a fabulous Sonos system both in the house and in the barn which play your own music throughout the day and during your ceremony. This can be extended to use in the evenings
Alternatively you can hire in entertainment. As we are a small venue we are only allowed acoustic musicians (no drums or bass).
TIP: Find a small band (up to 3 pieces max) with minimal set up time who are flexible and happy to adapt to your own style.
The evening reception flows directly from the daytime and so a band who can quickly set up in the background without too much disturbance of the barn is key to a seamless transition…
Most live entertainers will also play as either a solo guitarist/singer like James here during your daytime drinks reception and wedding ceremony.
Foe more tips and information please see our:
Frequently Asked Questions page
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The Best Experience Ever
“From the moment we contacted Caroline to arrange a viewing we felt at ease. Her genial and welcoming nature was one of the fundamental factors in choosing Cote How as the venue for our wedding.”
Simone and Abbie
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