2018 Wedding Reviews
Angharad and Rob - Dec 2018
Completely perfect day!
We’ve just returned from our winter wedding at Cote How and it was everything we could have hoped for and more. We were a party of 14, Caroline and Steve took care of everything from start to finish with little touches that made our day perfect! The food and venue were beautiful and we couldn’t recommend enough especially if you are looking for an intimate venue with a team that genuinely want you to have the best day possible!
Pat and Ruth - Nov 2018
An idyllic setting in the Lake District is the perfect place for a special occasion. Caroline and Steve create a very special ambience in awesome surroundings. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble for them as they aimed to make our day perfect. And they certainly did that, exceeding all expectations. Five stars is not sufficient! Very highly recommended
MRM - Nov 2018
Simply the best
If you want personal service where nothing is too much trouble, a beautiful venue and being made to feel so special then Cote How with Caroline and Steve is for you
Kat and Jaedon - OCt 2018
Charming Lake District wedding retreat
We couldn't have chosen a better venue. Cote how is a warm, welcoming and intimate venue; Jaedon and I felt right at home with our guests on our special day. Caroline and Steve made the day easy, seamless and stress-free. They guided us on all things, big and small. Caroline has an attention to detail and delighted us with all the final touches to the decor - we didn't have to worry about a thing!
Caroline and Claire - Sept 2018
Everything we could wish for
Our wedding in September this year was perfect in every way thanks to Cote How. The venue and surroundings are beautiful and Caroline and Steve are amazing at what they do. All their help and knowledge made it easier to plan our day and making our day special was the most important thing to them. We will forever have the greatest memories of our special day at Cote How.
Claire and Caroline - Sept 2018
The best day by the best venue
We married at Cote How Rydal on 26th September this year and had just the best day! We had been unlucky enough to have our previous wedding venue cancel on us and despite feeling initially really upset, when we found Cote How we realised that everything happens for a reason and it felt meant to be! Caroline and Steve the owners couldn’t have been more helpful in the planning and on the day. They helped our natural vintage theme come to life, with a delicious afternoon tea served on vintage china and even enabled us to plant a tree in their grounds so we can visit in years to come. We loved being able to walk to Rydal water for our photos and that we could have our beloved border collie Ollie with us as ring bearer and throughout our day. If you want a beautiful, personal & stress free wedding we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cote How.
David and Janet - Aug 2018
A beautiful day in the Lake District
Cote How is a beautiful location for a wedding, the house and barn are lovely and the backdrop is simply stunning. We were looking for an intimate wedding venue for 40+ guests and Cote How was perfect. Caroline also made the process of organizing the day as easy as possible and tailored every aspect to our wishes. Arrange a visit to have a look around, you won't be disappointed!
Carole and Kevin - June 2018
Spectacular venue for a relaxed, intimate wedding
Perfect venue and setting. Attention to detail is amazing. Caroline & Steve work very hard to make your wedding individual. We wanted laid-back, relaxed and lots of laughter. Was just perfect. I'd do it all again tomorrow.
Gill and Paul - June 2018
Hidden gem tucked away at the side of Rydal water with a wonderful backdrop for photos, the house is lovely with a little path down to Rydal water. All our guests were blown away by the setting..
Helen and Will - June 2018
Cote WOW ! Absolutely amazing place to get married
Caroline and Steve at Cote How were absolutely amazing from the very first meeting. We knew we wanted to get married in the lakes as we love it there so much. We'd been to a few other venues in the vicinity, which were nice, but felt impersonal. On a walk round Grasmere and Rydal water one day we came upon Cote How by accident and I just fell in love on the spot. Caroline was in the garden so we asked for a chat. We should have made an appointment but had no phone reception so she invited us in. We walked through the gate and into a beautiful fairytale and straight away, for me, the decision was made. I wanted to get married here. Luckily for me so did my intended! Caroline was so helpful from the outset, guiding us through the options and showing us the interactive seating arrangement spreadsheet and all the ways we could communicate our wishes remotely from Leeds. During the planning stage we learned of my father's terminal illness. The turmoil this created was terrible. Would he be able to travel there? Would he even make it at all?. Caroline was kind and understanding when I forgot to do things due to the stress, sending gentle prompts, helping me think clearly, taking the pressure off. I can't thank her enough. Sadly though dad didn't make it. The day itself came, the accommodation for myself and my family was amazing. The bridal suite is to die for. The personal attention whilst I was getting ready, the wonderful way she and Steve and all her staff treated our guests was exceptional. Everything was smooth. We were taken under the wing, all stress was handled by the team and we all had the most wonderful day. Many of our guests have told us it was the best wedding they've ever been to and I'm not surprised. If you want a dream come true day in the most beautiful location then I cannot recommend Cote How enough xx
Karen and Andy June 2018
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 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 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!!!!
Kath and Darren - May 2018
Perfect and intimate venue
From the moment we stepped inside Cote How, we totally fell in love with everything about it. Caroline and Steve made us feel so welcome. All the tiny special touches that we would never have thought of just added to the wonderful, intimate atmosphere leaving us and our guests with some perfect memories.