By CAROLINE LANGHAM
Small Lake District Winter Weddings
We feel so very privileged at Cote How to witness many small and intimate weddings. It seems that the trend for smaller weddings will continue into 2024 as the economic climate shows no signs of easing anytime soon.
As our wedding calendar does tend to fill up quickly over the summer months, many couples are opting for a small, hygge winter wedding.
Pronounced “hooga”, hygge is about “taking time away from the daily rush to be together with people you care about – or even by yourself – to relax and enjoy life’s quieter pleasures.”
We’ve had many reviews from lovely couples describing their Cote How Winter Weddings as ‘Hygge Weddings’. Thye ooze warmth, charm, and the relaxed nurturing vibe.
This is what Leander and Daniel had to say about their Winter Hygge Wedding:
“Whilst Cote How accommodates many types of weddings and all year round, we wanted something in winter as we enjoy the colder months and wanted the Hygge feeling with a roaring fire and fun festivities… and to say they delivered, is an understatement. It honestly was a case of showing up on the day and everything was done for us to an immaculate and beautiful standard.”
The many couples that had their weddings booked in 2020 have been faced with sometimes not one, but two postponements already. Many couples that have weddings booked for 2021 are now having to rethink their plans entirely. Perhaps a complete U-turn in their wedding planning and desperate to marry, are reviewing the size, style and location of their wedding.
Increased Lake District Visitors
Not surprisingly, with travel restrictions limiting trips abroad, the Lake District has seen a massive influx of visitors looking for adventure and excitement, including many new to the Lake District and now falling in love with this beautiful place. As a result, local accommodation providers have seen a marked increase in summer bookings, and look set for a busy autumn and into 2021, restrictions permitting of course. Fantastic news for hoteliers and self-catering owners, however, if you were considering visiting the Lake District this winter, maybe it’s time to get that accommodation booked!
Destination UK Weddings
Many couples who had planned a wedding abroad may still have itchy feet and are now looking for an equally stunning UK destination wedding. Favourite romantic hotspots are seeing a surge in domestic visitors and these, for many couples, offer the perfect opportunity to combine their wedding and honeymoon into a single fantastic location. We have seen this directly via a large number of elopement and small small Lake District winter weddings enquiries already this autumn.
The impact of Coronavirus on Consumer Confidence
Coronavirus remains a significant concern. With no end in sight and a lack of a roadmap out of the current wedding restrictions, I think we are all starting to come to terms with life being a little different for some time to come.
With this in mind, we have adapted our winter wedding packages to be more flexible to both current and future restrictions. These will fit a range of budgets, and all provide the best winter wedding experience the Lake District has to offer.
We are also aware that there may be many couples who are feeling very Covid-Concerned. Not only about the disruption, Covid could have on their wedding plans, but perhaps are anxious about the health risks to themselves and their loved ones.
To alleviate these concerns, we have put together a winter wedding package that provides an all-inclusive, Covid Secure, magical wedding experience. All this contained in the cosy and safe bubble provided by Cote How.
Perfect Small Lake District winter weddings
Elope to the Lakes
Firstly, we have our 2-hour winter elopement package. This is an adventure destination elopement, which we are well placed to deliver, here in the Lake District’s heart. Combine your ceremony with stunning destination photography for memories of a lifetime.
A relaxed wedding for couples looking for a simple ceremony, celebrated with a select number of guests. The Classic Wedding Ceremony is a 2-hour package designed for those already staying locally in the Lake District. Pop into Cote How to get married in a beautiful location. Take some fantastic wedding photographs in the grounds of Cote How and some memorable portraits by the lakeshores of Rydal Water. Enjoy a drinks reception before departing to continue your day with your loved ones.
The Mid-Week All-Inclusive
This friends-and-family wedding package is available for you, plus ten close family and friends (total 12). In line with current Government guidance, you can enjoy a simple classic wedding ceremony and drinks and canapes reception, photographs in and around the grounds, followed by a delicious family meal together. This will be a three-course meal along with wine and a toast, plus your wedding cake, fresh venue flowers plus a wedding bouquet and buttonhole.
This All-Inclusive wedding package appeals to couples already holidaying locally in the Lake District. You can get ready in your own accommodation and arrived here for a fantastic small Lake District winter wedding, with cosy log fires and candlelight in a stunning location surrounded by snow-capped mountains (snow not guaranteed)!
Festive Fun Weddings
Christmas is a magical time and even more so if we get a lovely white winter. The Lakes is usually adorned with snow-capped mountains from later November until March and so whatever the weather in the valleys you can appreciate the stunning scenery all around!
Of course, festive weddings are always attractive and what better time of year ear to get married!
The Lake District comes alive in winter with beautiful snow-capped mountains
Read more about these beautiful small Lake District winter weddings here.
Complete a winter wedding enquiry form here. If we can be of any further help, please get in touch.
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