Cote how Micro Weddings

our wonderful LAKE DISTRICT MICRO weddings

Our Micro Weddings are truly unique and special. You will have exclusive use of the venue in the magical Rydal location, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.

We understand that wedding planning can be a stressful experience, but our wedding team is always available to provide helpful advice and support throughout the process.

At Cote How we specialise in small and intimate weddings catering to your needs and your closest family and friends. Our weddings range from 2 to 24 people (max 12 in winter), and we offer a choice of ceremony locations and a range of options to suit every budget. If you value privacy, quality, exclusivity, and personalised service, then Cote How is the perfect venue for you.

Micro Weddings

Our Micro Weddings are perfect for those who prefer a small and intimate ceremony but still want to celebrate with their loved ones. You have the option to choose the duration of your wedding – either 3 or 5 hours – depending on your preference. 


This intimate 3-hour afternoon wedding is designed to include just those nearest and dearest to you that you cannot imagine being without on your wedding day.

These are your most precious people, be they your parents, siblings, or best friends, but this is limited to 8 people, so the two of you plus an additional six guests.

Perfect for when eloping is what you want, but you need those special ones with you and available throughout the year.


The 3-hour Classic Micro Wedding is ideal for those who want to keep their guest list small but have more than an elopement. Depending on the season, you can choose from indoor or outdoor ceremony spaces and have the entire venue to yourselves in this stunning Lake District oasis.

This Classic Micro includes arrival drinks, an intimate wedding ceremony, post-wedding drink receptions, and lots of love for 9-24 people.  Our Classic Micro is available year-round.


For those who want to extend their celebration, the Afternoon Delight package offers an extended 5-hour wedding, including fresh flowers for the bride and groom and six vases of fresh venue flowers to decorate the aisle and ceremony table. 

You also enjoy an afternoon lunch featuring a beautiful array of continental-style food, presented as a grazing table in the centre of the barn. For up to 24 in summer (May-Sept)

Grazing table detail at Cote How Wedding Barn
Grazing table layout at Cote How Wedding Barn

prices are for Midweek 2023

See the matrix below for further information.

Afternoon Delight

For 12-24 people
from £6,336 for up to 12 people plus £120 per person
  • 5 Hour Wedding 12.00 - 17.00
  • Arrival Drinks - Pimms
  • Ceremony time: 13:00
  • Classic Wedding Ceremony in a choice of locations
  • Post-Ceremony Prosecco
  • Delicious grazing table of delights
  • Time for Photographs in the grounds and on the shores of Rydal Water
  • Bouquet & Buttonhole
  • 6 Vases Venue Flowers
  • Pay in interest free instalments


For 12-24 people
from £4,140 for up to 12 people plus £90 per person
  • 3 Hour Wedding - 14:00 - 17:00
  • Arrival Drinks - Pimms
  • Ceremony time: 15:00
  • Classic Wedding Ceremony in a choice of locations
  • Post-Ceremony Prosecco
  • Time for Photographs in the grounds and on the shores of Rydal Water
  • Pay in interest free instalments
  • Optional extra Hour £750


includes up to 6 guests
from £3,600 For up to 8 people
  • An hour in our Beauty Room to dress
  • 3 Hour Wedding 14:00 - 17:00
  • Check in hour before and use our Beauty Suite to dress
  • Welcome Drinks Reception
  • Wedding 14.00 - 17:00
  • Classic Wedding Ceremony in a choice of locations
  • Post-Ceremony Prosecco
  • Cote How Signature Cocktails - The 1535 Martini
  • Time for photos of your loved ones on our private grounds with stunning backdrops followed by a stroll, just the two of you, to the lake shores of Rydal water with your photographer to capture your treasured memories
  • Pay in interest free instalments


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

Payment Plans: 

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.

See the matrix below for further information.

  • 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 May – September inclusive, when our capacity is 24
  • From October – April inclusive, our maximum capacity is 12
  • All prices are shown for 12 people except the LOVED ONES which is shown for 8 people maximum
  • For 13-24 people please add £90 per person above 12 for a Short But Sweet (May – Sept only) 
  • For 13-24 people please add £120 per person above 12 for an Afternoon Delight (May – Sept only) 
  • Midweek is Monday – Thursday
  • Saturday Supplement +£1500
  • Friday Supplement +£500
  • Children – We welcome up to 3 children under ten years of age for weddings that finish by 19:00
High Season
Low Season
High Season
Low Season
LOVED ONES 2024 2025
High Season
Low Season

If our Micro Weddings are not quite right for you, why not check out our other wedding styles here:

Lake District Micro Weddings


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

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. 

A bride and groom dance outside on a barn terrace whilst their guests look on in the distance
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