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Wedding Planning Help and Advice

Your Cote How wedding includes our expert wedding planning guidance, so you can rest assured our experience, creativity and enthusiasm are yours throughout your whole wedding journey with us.


The value of expert wedding planning should never be underestimated –  I know from meeting many couples each week that planning your wedding is, for most, quite a daunting challenge, and perhaps one of the reasons that weddings are often put on the back burner, or sadly, just never happen.

Here at Cote How we help you through every step of the journey with free interactive online wedding planning tools and advice freely given along the way.
We have designed a variety of mid week and weekend wedding packages to help breakdown the wedding styles into easy to understand categories, based around convenience, size and budget. Hopefully there is one for your dream wedding.

For those that wish to enjoy the convenience and peace of mind, we have fully inclusive weddings; and for those that want to get more involved in planning your wedding, we have the bespoke weddings. Here you can design and organise your own photographer, flowers, stationery, table decorations and confetti with the help of our recommended suppliers lists.

Which ever suits you best, we can offer you expert wedding advice and guidance, built on our many years of experience, and in particular our knowledge of the local area and of course our own venue.

Wedding coordinator, Caroline with two beautiful brides and a great wedding photographer Tom McNally

My Journey to Cote How…

I have a varied background; a blend of creative, logic and corporate all rolled into one, and I guess this wealth of experience has helped mold me into who I am today.
Each and every thing I have done has been a great pleasure and taught me lots of skills along the way!


I left school and trained in Fashion Design and Textiles, then working full time in the clothing industry whilst continuing my studies gaining a Diploma in Management Studies, a Business Management qualification, at Derby University.


A few years later I decided to branch into self employment and opened my bridal boutique creating bespoke, made to measure bridal-wear. Showcasing at major exhibitions including the National Wedding Shows at the NEC, I met brides from all over the UK,  who travelled to benefit from my bespoke service. 


After relocating to Cote How in 2006 I developed the existing bed and breakfast business to a world renowned Organic Guest House and Tearoom gaining the coveted 5 star Green Tourism Award and the Soil Association organic license for both the tearoom and guest house, which was featured in several publications; Lonely Plant and Green Traveller. Sustainability and great food is still very high on the agenda as we strive to be as ethical and environmentally responsible as we can. 

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In 2013 I realised my ultimate dream when Cote How gained it’s first wedding license and began evolving into one of the Lake District’s most exclusive small wedding venues.

Cote How occupies a natural gem of a location right in the heart of the English Lake District and oozes Lakeland charm.
Cote How is as far from corporate as it is possible, and staying true to it’s Lakeland heritage we focus on attention to detail and sublime customer service, creating perfect weddings, in a relaxed and friendly environment.


But don’t take our word for it!
Read what our lovely couples have to say about their own Cote How wedding experience
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Why I am so passionate about weddings

Why I am so passionate about weddings
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"Yourself and Steve couldn't of done enough for us, you went above and beyond and nothing was too much trouble.."
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