Cote how Elopement Weddings

our wonderful LAKE DISTRICT ELOPEMENT weddings

Our elopement weddings are renowned worldwide and truly exceptional. Each wedding is carefully tailored to reflect your unique style and personality. Remember, when you choose to have your wedding at Cote How, you will have exclusive use of our Lakeland home and gardens, ensuring that there will be no one else present during your special day. We will witnesses your Marriage or Civil Partnership for you.

Cote How is situated in the picturesque location of Rydal Water, nestled between Ambleside and Grasmere and is surrounded by river, lake and fell, making this a magical place with the most spectacular scenery all aorund us. Our weddings are designed to take full advantage of this stunning location.

Our elopement wedding packages are created specifically for just the two of you, but if you have dependent children, please let us know and we will provide you with more information.


‘The runaways’

Our 2-hour morning Runaways wedding is perfect for those who want a simple, relaxed, and romantic wedding in a special place. Your ceremony will take place mid-morning, leaving plenty of time for you to go off and enjoy the rest of your special day. 

‘the adventurers’

This 3-hour afternoon Adventurers’ wedding is perfect for fun-loving, adventurous couples who want to head off with their photographer to explore our amazing landscape, steeped in natural beauty, following an intimate, relaxed ceremony.


Experience the ultimate luxury with our VIP honeymoon elopement package. You’ll have the rare chance to stay overnight at Cote How after your wedding and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Relax in the house or grounds, and savor a personal breakfast in the comfort of your own suite, which includes a luxury honeymoon suite and a private getting ready room for your wedding preparations.


Luxury overnight
from £4,980 overnight with 3 hour wedding
  • Just the TWO of you
  • Check in from 11.00
  • Welcome Drinks and light lunch
  • Prepare in our Luxury Bridal Beauty Suite
  • Wedding 14.00 - 17:00
  • Classic Wedding Ceremony in a choice of locations
  • Post-Ceremony English Sparkling wine / Champagne
  • Cote How Signature Cocktail - The 1535 Martini
  • Time for photos on our private grounds with stunning backdrops followed by a stroll to the lake shores of Rydal water and Rydal Caves with your photographer to capture your treasured memories
  • Luxury overnight in our honeymoon suite with private Contimnental Brreakfast in yur own suite
  • Pay in interest free instalments
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the adventurers

Just the TWO of you
from £2,748 3 hour afternoon wedding
  • Just the TWO of you
  • Welcome Drink
  • Wedding 14.00 - 17.00
  • Classic Wedding Ceremony in a choice of locations
  • Post-Ceremony Prosecco
  • Time for Photographs in the grounds and on the shores of Rydal Water before departing for a hike to Rydal caves
  • Pay in interest free instalments

the runaways

Just the TWO of you
from £1,950 2 hour morning wedding
  • 2 Hour Wedding 09:30 -11:30
  • Just the TWO of you
  • Welcome Drink
  • Classic Wedding Ceremony in a choice of locations
  • Post-Ceremony Prosecco
  • Time for Photographs in the grounds and on the shores of Rydal Water
  • Pay in interest free instalments

Seasonal Pricing

Wedding Pricing
The prices shown are inclusive of VAT @20% and are from pricing based on midweek (Mon – Thu)

Payment Plans: 
Pay in interest free instalments
All weddings require a booking fee of £750 to secure the date. This is due on booking.
The remainder of the payments are then spread interest-free across the remaining time available, with your final payment being due 3 months before your wedding.

Seasonal Adjustments: Summer dates from May to September inclusive include an outdoor option outside the barn in good weather and a backup inside the house.
Winter dates are for a ceremony in the house only. 
We close for weddings every January for seasonal refurbishments, but still offer show rounds and the office is open as usual for enquiries.

  • High Season: May to Sep and Dec, plus all school holidays
  • Low Season: Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov
  • Closed January
  • The barn is only open from 01 May – 30 September inclusive
  • Saturday Supplement +£1500
  • Friday Supplement +£500 
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If our Micro Weddings are not quite right for you, why not check out our other weddings here:


We have a small selection of SHORT NOTICE dates available
with some exciting free upgrades

Next Steps

VIRTUAL SHOW ROUNDS – If you’re short of time, we have a range of virtual show round videos, and we can direct you to these during the chat. That way, we can save you time and money if you live a long way away or don’t have time in your busy lives to come and see us in person.



BOOK A CHAT – Whether you know you want to book your wedding with us right now, need more information, or want a show round we need to arrange a chat first to…

  • Chat through your wedding plans, including your likes and dislikes, to  get a flavour of the style and vibe of the wedding you are looking for 
  • Discuss budget/pricing options, guest numbers and advise on the best wedding styles for you
  • Reserve your wedding date in our diary while you check out avaialability of the registrars and other suppliers
  • Book a show round appointment to come and meet us – Either in-person or online via Teams or Zoom


By chatting to us, we can allay any fears or worries you might have about the wedding journey, it can be a stressful time. 
We can give you lots of helpful tips and pointers on what you need to do next, with links to more information on our website
We have written many blogs which are a great source of information and we can point you to these when we chat. 
We can explain the next steps to booking your wedding.
Explain the legalities – What you need to do, when and how to go about arranging your registrar and give notice to marry.
How to find your wedidng suppliers, photographers, accommodation etc.  

Don’t stress, arrange a chat and we can put your mind at ease

TO BOOK A CHAT – USE the link above – OR refer back to our initial email and click on the “BOOK A CHAT” button. 

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