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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

Briery Wood Country House is a delightful wedding venue nestled near the quaint village of Troutbeck, Cumbria. A wonderful getaway for soon-to-be newlyweds who desire a wedding in the heart of the Lake District, it is located footsteps away from the serene Lake Windermere. Its tranquil gardens, historic architecture, and inviting atmosphere are sure to enthral your nearest and dearest. Seamlessly blending classic and contemporary styles, this countryside hotel can set the scene for your fairytale celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Up to 120 of your loved ones can join you to mark your nuptials at Briery Wood Country House. You are welcome to host your ceremony outside in the landscaped gardens, a charming area surrounded by acres of natural beauty. After, you can pose for photographs on the shores of Lake Windermere. Ceremonies can also take place in the ceremony room inside the property. Once you have exchanged your vows, you can venture inside to enjoy dinner and dancing with your guests. The venue is also home to an esteemed restaurant and a large selection of luxurious hotel rooms.

Services Offered

The Briery Wood Country House team intends to make your special day a fun, romantic, and worry-free one. In this spirit, they will go above and beyond to ensure that every detail of your vision is realised. Their all-inclusive Lakeland package boasts an array of impressive features, such as exclusive use of the hotel and grounds, a dedicated planning and coordination team, and breakfast in bed for the happy couple. Known for their Lake District-inspired menu, the culinary staff looks forward to providing you with a mouth-watering wedding meal.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Briery Wood Country House

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Diane W. Sent on 06/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue

We held our wedding here on 4th May 2024 with the All Inclusive package. This is a beautiful hotel and we chose it as it just felt 'right' as soon as we walked through the doors and met our wedding coordinator Sarah who was superb from start to finish. We loved that we had exclusive use of the hotel so everyone could just let their hair down and relax. All the staff worked hard to ensure we had the best experience - nothing was too much trouble. The food was fabulous - so many guests mentioned how good it was. The hotel rooms are super nice and spotlessly clean. We could not have wished for better place to have our special day. Everyone had the time of their life and I would not have changed a thing except the weather maybe! but even the drizzle could not put a dampener on a perfect day .
Melanie C. Sent on 31/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating


We really lucked out with Briery Wood as our wedding venue. It was important to us to have an all-inclusive component, both for ease of planning and to help us stay within our allotted budget. We used their Just Us package and included 7 of our closest family members, giving us the all-inclusive component in the best way. The staff could not have been more kind and attentive, and their wedding team specifically were fast responders to every question. The food was also SO delicious, and the rooms are just so beautiful with special finishing touches. Wishing we could have our special day here again and again!
Helen P. Sent on 07/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely outstanding in every way!

Briery Wood surpassed our expectations on absolutely every level! It’s an unassuming, idilic relaxing little haven that we can’t wait to revisit time and time again.

We stayed at Briery Wood during the Bank holiday weekend at the end of May for our small, intimate wedding.

Sarah and her team were wonderful from our initial email enquiry right through to our departure the afternoon following the ceremony. Their dedication and genuine passion to deliver us our perfect wedding and impeccable service was exceptional. Sarah was incredibly helpful and her kind, organised approach was very reassuring, especially since we were a 3-4 hour drive away.

We arrived feeling tired and frustrated after a long journey due traffic delays. But, within ten minutes of checking in we felt like different people!

The fabulous feeling and amazing atmosphere at Briery Wood are something that money just can’t buy. It’s the wonderfully dedicated staff and talented team that make it the exceptionally special place that it is.

We received a lovely welcome and our room was clean, well equipped and very comfortable. We stayed in Garden Room 1 which opens out onto a small private courtyard with beautiful views of the landscaped gardens and lovely pavilion where we held our ceremony the next day.

We’d originally intended to take our dog along for the weekend but given the long journey in warm weather we made other plans. We fully intend to revisit and take him with us because the hotel is very welcoming and accommodating for dogs. Although I’m a dog owner myself I am quite particular and a bit of a clean freak! I was genuinely impressed at the cleanliness and freshness of the room, especially given that it was one of the rooms which allows pets to stay.

The food, oh the FOOD! you won’t leave here hungry. Our only regret is that our appetites weren’t big enough to sample all of the delicious options on offer!
I have several health conditions and dietary requirements, but the staff and talented chefs could not have been more helpful, understanding and accommodating. It was very reassuring that the team were so knowledgeable, and I was able to relax and enjoy the delicious and beautiful dishes without worry.

On the first evening we ate from the Grill Menu which was fantastic.

On our Wedding Day we thoroughly enjoyed the 7 Course Taster Menu which was absolutely exceptional!! We loved the whole unique experience, dining along with our guests in our own private room. All dishes were beautifully presented and tasted even better than they looked and smelled!!
(The evening beforehand we were shown the menu as the chef had thoughtfully and carefully selected several suggestions and substitution options to cater the menu to my necessary dietary requirements).

As if that wasn’t enough, we also had Afternoon Tea included in our package. We’re rather partial to an Afternoon Tea and Briery Wood’s was by far the best we’ve had! It offered an excellent blend of (all handmade) savoury and sweet options including sandwiches, warm Welsh Rarebit and sausage rolls, filled cheese scones, panna cotta, cream cakes and scones and so SO much more! (We couldn’t finish everything so boxed up to take home with us!).

I could keep on writing lots more about our wonderful stay. A HUGE thank you to all of the amazing team; Sarah for helping to make our wedding absolutely perfect. Matthew and Martin for taking such good care of us during our stay. Also, to Kasia, Sona, Richard and the rest of the team who made our stay as wonderful as it was. Thank you again to the chefs and kitchen team for the delicious food and catering to our needs.

Nothing was ever too much trouble and the whole team were outstanding. Thank you so much Briery Wood!! We will be back! x
Kirsty Sent on 04/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent from start to finish.

We eloped to Briery Wood on the 31/08/21 with the just us package which was everything and more than what we expected. The staff are super friendly and make the whole experience absolutely magical. The food is out of this world and the hotel and grounds are picture perfect. We were lucky enough to get a sunny day so we had our ceremony outside in the gazebo which we got to decorate ourselves exactly how we wanted it. We didn’t have to compromise because we eloped at Briery Wood, truly magical.
Anna Sent on 05/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day

Thank you to everyone who made our wedding so perfect. I remember at the beginning of 2018 when we first visited the hotel looking at venues, the second we stepped inside Briery we knew it was where we were going to celebrate the most important day of our lives. The main thing that stood out then and still does now is every member of staff who works there. You are all so friendly and go out of your way to help and make guests feel at home. Special mention to Tracey & Dan who were fantastic on the day and were on hand throughout to ensure everything went smoothly. All my guests commented on how nice the hotel was, how amazing the food was and how nice the staff were. You really did make the day so perfect so thank you so much.
Emma Sent on 15/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The most wonderful, perfect experience

My husband & I married at Briery Wood on the 19th December with the Just Us package. It was the most wonderful, perfect experience made even more amazing by the wonderful staff who not only were our witnesses but also went above and beyond to make our day special. Our evening meal was outstanding and we will definitely be back for a meal again. Would recommend anyone marrying/staying at this wonderful hotel but have to say the staff make it memorable as they are so lovely.
Millie Sent on 15/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful home from home

We got married here at the weekend and what an amazing time we had! All of our guests left happy and are still contacting us to say how wonderful the staff were, how amazing the food was, how beautiful the surroundings were. We had the entire hotel to ourselves all weekend, it's a beautiful home from home. Roger and Lisa were incredible to work with from the very beginning, also David, Danny, and Madga were all wonderful too. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Beautiful memories to last a lifetime! Thank you so much!
Anonymous Sent on 15/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

We want to do it all again

We can’t thank the staff at Briery Wood enough for making our Wedding weekend in September so special! The planning and organisation, room allocation, food, venue, grounds, cleanliness, friendliness ......I could go on and on, was all AMAZING! All our guests thoroughly enjoyed the day/ weekend and we just want to do it all again. We want to also say a special thank you to Roger (manager) and Lisa (wedding co-ordinator) for going the extra mile to make our day perfect. We had around 70 guests at our wedding and the venue size was just perfect. I can’t recommend the Briery Wood enough as a wedding venue and we can’t wait to stay with you again
Gaynor Sent on 15/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A day that was truly memorable.

A big thank you for making our wedding day truly memorable. Every single guest has commented on how wonderful the wedding was from the staff, service, surroundings, food, drinks and hotel guest rooms.

Thanks again
Carl Sent on 15/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

We felt so special

To everyone at Briery Wood. Thank you for making our wedding day so beautiful. You made us feel so special, making sure we had everything we needed. Can’t wait to come back soon.
Ian Sent on 26/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating


Thank you so much to the staff for making our wedding day one to remember. Absolutely fantastic with how smoothly our day went.
We managed to get married outside, which was beautiful.

I can’t thank you enough. Roger the manager was fantastic and made sure that I got my dream wedding. All our guests loved our day and thought it was really good that we had hired the venue from Friday to Sunday for just our guests. Thank you again!
Melissa Sent on 28/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A truly magnificent weekend

Thank you so much to everyone who was involved in our truly magnificent weekend. You all went above and beyond in every aspect and all our guests had a fabulous time! We couldn’t have wished for a better day, you provided everything we asked for and more. Thank you for making it a day we will never forget.
Leanne Sent on 26/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We coudn't have asked for more

My husband and I recently got married at this picturesque venue. We stayed from Friday to Monday and everything about our special day (and our stay) was perfect. We couldn't have asked for anything more. The staff were all welcoming and went above and beyond for their guests. We really liked the fact that all the staff that worked on our Wedding Day came to find us at the end of their shifts and congratulated us and thanked us for letting them be a part of it. The food was wonderful. We would highly recommend this venue for anyone looking to get married or to enjoy a peaceful getaway in a friendly, relaxed environment. Thanks for making our day so special. We will be returning next year for our anniversary!
Amber Sent on 09/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The wedding of our dreams

Me and my new husband celebrated our wedding here the same weekend as the royals and what a weekend it was! Every single part of the Lakeland package we chose was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an authentic Lake District wedding. Their staff and management at the venue are all amazing, nothing was too much trouble and all my guests spoke highly of the venue and the experience we shared. The food is absolutely amazing and the way they catered for any dietary requirements was outstanding and enjoyed by all. Thank you for hosting us for the wedding of our dreams.
Martina Sent on 26/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Intimate venue with amazing food and very helpful

We chose the brierywood hotel due to the intimacy of the venue, location on the shore of Windermere and the amazing local menu offered with the Lakeland package.

The staff were very helpful from the start of planning our wedding; helping us throughout the months running up to the wedding day with our questions.

At the hotel you have the ability to book out the whole hotel which made our day feel even more special as it meant our family and friends could mingle and enjoy the surrounding area over a weekend.

The staff were fantastic on the day and had everything set up and ready to go.
The hotel is very kid friendly and didn't even mind some of the younger children playing dens with the lounge furniture.

The food was fantastic with a brilliant breakfast choice for everyone including vegetarians and people with allergies. The bar menu choices were great too.

The Lakeland package worked for us as it gave people not from Cumbria the opportunity to try local food and drink.

We would definitely recommend this as a wedding venue.
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