WINTER WEDDINGS

SUPERB WINTER WEDDING DESTINATION

Stunning Views

our winter wedding packages

Of course, winter conjures up wonderful memories of cosy log fires and gentle flickering candlelight and Cote How has this in abundance!
With a picture-perfect backdrop of some of the most photographed landscape in the UK, our central Lakes location is second to none – and stunning in any weather!

There are many things to celebrate in December, from the Winter Solstice to Christmas and New Year. So if you fancy a wedding with a festive feel then Cote How is adorned in evergreen, berry reds, twinkling candlelight, fairy-lights and of course festoon lights!

Please click on the winter wedding packages below to read more…

Elope

elopement wedding ceremony - Bride and Groom wedding rings

ELOPE TO THE LAKES - MAX 2
The Winter Runaway... The perfect wedding for just the two of you - A simple, relaxed and romantic winter wedding getaway, in a stunning and romantic destination

Ceremony

CLASSIC INTIMATE CEREMONY - MAX 12 Simple, charming and easy, this midweek wedding features all you need for a perfect wedding ceremony in a unique Lakeland setting surrounded by stunning views and in total privacy.

Inclusive

All-Inclusive MidWeek Weddings in the Wedding Barn

MIDWEEK ALL-INCLUSIVE - MAX 12
Make unforgettable memories with your close family and friends with a winter wedding with all you need from ceremony, drinks and a meal. We even include the flowers and cake!

Hideaway

Overnight Lake District weddings

SECRET SIX 2-NIGHT HIDEAWAY - MAX 6
Join our covid-secure safe-haven, for this relaxed luxury getaway with just your nearest and dearest. Total indulgence... log fires, warm welcomes, hot toddies and delicious mouth-watering cuisine.

Festive

FESTIVE WEDDINGS - MAX 12
There are so many winter celebrations from the Solstice to Christmas and New Year.
All our winter packages are avaialble as festive weddings throughout December.

A beautiful festive real wedding

This was a fabulous wedding of Angharad and Rob who got married here mid-December with 10 of the closest family members.
It was a beautiful day, fairly warm outside and cosy with log fires inside. 

Take a peek at this lovely film by photographer Simon Hughes.

Exclusively Yours...

Elope to the Lakes this Winter

Are you a winter runaway?
This is the perfect wedding for just the two of you – Simple, relaxed and even cheeky, a quick and easy winter wedding getaway, in a stunning and romantic destination. 

Can You Keep a Secret?

CLASSIC ELOPEMENT – A two-hour wedding which 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 promises and rings with the one you love, in a beautiful location and has an extra romantic almost cheeky feel. 
Max 2 people – Yes so that is just the two of you! 

Includes:

  • Your own dedicated wedding planner
  • Your own interactive online wedding planner with step by step guidance and expert help
  • Exclusive use of the whole venue for your wedding
  • Wedding-ready venue adorned with silk flowers and candles
  • Your personalised Civil Ceremony in a choice of locations
  • Your own ceremony music – played by us on your behalf
  • Compilation of your Spotify playlist if required
  • Post ceremony glass of prosecco
  • Caroline & Steve as your witnesses

Optional Extras:

  • Fresh venue flowers
  • Bride bouquet & groom buttonhole
  • Upgrade prosecco to English Sparkling wine or champagne
  • Luxury picnic
  • Overnight Hideaway in our luxury Bridal Suite

Classic Ceremony

Simple, charming and relaxed, this midweek classic wedding ceremony and drinks reception is a perfect wedding in a unique Lakeland setting surrounded by stunning views and in total privacy.
Max 12 people including the two of you

A Simple Relaxed Wedding

This is the official part of every wedding and allows plenty of time for your guests to arrive and get settled ahead of the ceremony. The registrars officiate the legal part of the wedding then depart, leaving you to celebrate in style with your close family and friends.

Includes:

  • Your own dedicated wedding planner
  • Your own interactive online wedding planner with step by step guidance and expert help
  • Exclusive use of the whole venue for your wedding
  • Wedding-ready venue adorned with silk flowers and candles
  • Your personalised Civil Ceremony in a choice of locations
  • Your own ceremony music – played by us on your behalf
  • Compilation of your Spotify playlist if required
  • Post ceremony glass of prosecco

Optional Extras:

  • Fresh venue flowers
  • Bride bouquet & groom buttonhole
  • Upgrade prosecco to English Sparkling wine or champagne
Bride and Groom with umbrella in rain at Rydal Water in the Lakes
Photo by Simon Hughes
Wedding Planning Tips

Fancy a Lakeland Wedding Escape?

MidWeek All-Inclusive

Combining your wedding with a holiday in the Lakes has never been easier. Caroline has put together this All-Inclusive Classic wedding package to make the perfect easy and stress-free wedding for when you are already staying locally.
No need to bring anything with you, simply pop into Cote How for this classic wedding with family and friends.
This is a 6-hour midweek all-inclusive wedding for 12 people (including the two of you).
Begin with your Classic Ceremony in the Fairfield Room, followed by a glass of prosecco and canapes. Take a short stroll to the lakeshore while your photographer captures those special natural shots, just the two of you… while you enjoy some precious time to together… and breathe!
Dinner begins with the cutting of the cake, a toast and speeches or thank you’s with a glass of Prosecco. Delicious freshly prepared dinner then follows, served with wines of your choice, finishing with your wedding cake with tea or coffee.

Max 12 people including the two of you

Includes:

  • Your own dedicated wedding planner
  • Your own interactive online wedding planner with step by step guidance and expert help
  • Exclusive use of the whole venue for your wedding
  • Wedding-ready venue adorned with silk flowers and candles
  • Your own music – played throughout the house
  • Meet and Greet by the fireside
  • Your personalised wedding ceremony in the Fairfield Room
  • Celebratory Prosecco with Canapes
  • Stroll around the grounds or to the lake shores
  • A toast Prosseco and cutting of the cake
  • A delicious three-course Wedding Breakfast with wines of your choosing
  • A sponge wedding cake as your third course served with tea & coffee
  • Chill out time with the bar available
  • Farewells and Goodbyes 

Also Includes:

  • Fresh venue flowers
  • Personal Flowers of bouquet & buttonhole
  • Wedding Cake in a choice of flavours

Optional Extras:

  • Upgrade prosecco to English Sparkling wine or champagne

Secret Six Hideaway

All-Indulgent Lakeland Hideaway for those feeling Covid-Concerned

Maybe you have been considering getting married for some time now, and Covid has thwarted your plans. After shielding and staying safe at home, perhaps post lockdown you are still worried about venturing out?

This all-Inclusive winter wedding has been designed specifically to address these worries.

At Cote How we are naturally isolated, with extensive private grounds, and set in the stunning Lake District scenery, yet conveniently placed to make your journey an easy one. We have everything we need right here in our safe-haven, where you can relax in our secure luxury wedding bubble. Leave it to us to provide everything you need for this luxury two-night romantic stay. We will design the wedding of your dreams, leaving you with unforgettable memories to last a lifetime.

Bring your closest friends or family, where all six of you can stay safe and secure for a two-night all-inclusive indulgent hideaway. Our private and historic family home is set among acres of unspoilt natural beauty. It is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay with no worries about bumping into others on your special day.

Max 6 people including the two of you

Just imagine...

  • A full wedding planning service including music, flowers, cake, photographers
  • Warming Welcome drinks and nibbles the afternoon before
  • An evening apéritif
  • Light rustic supper served with wine
  • Relaxed breakfast
  • Time for finishing touches and getting ready
  • Meet and Greet Drinks by the fireside
  • Your personalised wedding ceremony in a choice of locations 
  • Celebratory Toast of English Sparkling Wine
  • Stroll around the grounds or to the lake shores
  • Light Bites and drinks in the garden gazebo as the sunsets over Rydal Water
  • A little time to rest and take it easy
  • A delicious bespoke Wedding Breakfast – A Foodie’s Delight with individual menus of your own choosing, with premium wines to compliment
  • An Evening Supper of Local Cheeses served with a vintage Port by the open fire 
  • An open bar and Nightcap of your choosing
  • Relaxed Morning Breakfast – Full English or Continental
  • Farewells and Goodbyes

Also Includes:

  • A professional photographer
  • Fresh venue flowers
  • Bride bouquet & groom buttonhole
  • All three Super-King Luxury Bedrooms including the Bridal Suite
Micro Wedding - Signing the register safely
Micro Wedding in 2020
Exclusive Winter Weddings - Champagne by Firelight

Check-in and chill-out today, for tomorrow will be filled with excitement, love and laughter with those you love.

Festive Weddings

The festive season begins on December 1st at Cote How, with the house brought to life with sparkling fairylights and festive cheer.

The log fires are burning and the house is trimmed everywhere with evergreen garlands and fairylights to bring even more warmth and welcome cheer. Bringing in the light in winter. It’s a very exciting time of year and the house is extra cosy and inviting!

Christmas Weddings​

Choose any style of wedding to suit you, from the variety of Winter Weddings outlined above for your festive themed Christmas wedding. 

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a ring

Of course you may be planning a Christmas engagement! How wonderful!

If this is you, did you know that the Lake District is the UK’s most romantic destination? So if you are planning a little winter break, and plan to pop the question while you’re in the Lakes, remember to book a showround early as we are always busy during the festive period with your new wedding enquiries.  

Perhaps Santa will bring you that long hoped for gift this Chrstmas?

If winter is not for you the download our Summer brochure here…

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