Naturally Lakeland - Uniquely Romantic - Timeless and Awe-Inspiring
Once a Roman look out post overlooking the Rydal Valley, Cote How is now a privately-owned prestigious wedding venue set in the very heart of Wordsworth’s romantic Lake District, surrounded by magnificent and majestic breath-taking views.
Cote How is a family business, delivering the very best in bespoke, exclusive and unique weddings, civil marriages, civil partnerships and humanist celebrations. With every wedding enjoying our full attention we guarantee discretion, privacy, flexibility and of course full exclusivity of our 16thCentury country house and barn. With four acres of gardens and seven acres of wild flower meadow leading to the lake shores of Rydal Water, this unparalleled natural beauty provides the very best picture-perfect location for all your cherished photographs. The River Rothay with its own pretty wooden footbridge leads to Rydal Church just 300m away.
Expert wedding planning is a key part of our service. Renowned for her attention to detail, and with Caroline’s 30 years’ experience as bridalwear designer then hotelier, you could not be in better hands. Caroline will be with you every step of the way, from initial enquiry through to your wedding day and beyond.
We specialise in smaller, more intimately styled weddings from 2-50 guests:
- Elopement weddings - Destination Weddings for “Just the TWO of you”;
- Small & Intimate - Family styled;
- Larger weekend celebrations - 2 days to include all-inclusive luxury accommodation for 6 members of the bridal party.
To reflect your varying wedding styles we offer three indoor licensed rooms all light, airy, and elegantly styled with crystal chandeliers and oversized gilt mirrors:
- The Fairfield - Double aspect with French doors onto the beautifully manicured lawns and gardens for 13- 50 guests;
- The Wordsworth – Newly refurbished Louis XIV white linen elegance is ideal for 2-12 guests;
- The Woodrow – A cosy oak panelled reception room with large open fire, oak beamed ceiling and traditional huntsman’s bar for 2-24 guests.
Enjoy charming winter weddings full of character in this stunning Lakeland home.
Rustic Barn Weddings
If you prefer the rustic outdoors, then our traditional Lakeland slate barn is the perfect place. Tie the knot under the eaves of this stunning ‘A’ framed oak beamed barn with your guests in the glorious sunshine on the barn terrace or in the Garden Gazebo looking towards Nab Scar and the lake, with the mountains as your witnesses!
Summer lawn weddings on the magnificent croquet lawn enjoy the stunning views of the spectacular Lakeland fells from all angles and make for amazing Humanist celebrations.
Our food menus are all designed and prepared from exceptional locally sourced ingredients with all special diets catered for. You choose which elements of food and drinks you prefer.
As most of our happy couples travel to the Lakes to get married, we have ensured that we provide a first-class wedding ready venue with everything you require already in place – From the pretty fairy-lit outdoor spaces to the apple blossom adorned barn, rustic bunting and festoon lighting. We can also provide flowers, photography and entertainment should you wish, although this is optional. You also have the option of adding finishing touches to our decor to add your own personal theme.
Check our website www.cotehow.co.uk for more information or to book a visit - Also check out our seasonal offers and last-minute deals.