Cragwood Country House Hotel

(11 reviews) 11 5
Windermere Lake District Cumbria LA23 1LQ
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About Cragwood Country House Hotel

Windermere, Lake District
Cumbria, LA23 1LQ

Cragwood Country House Hotel boasts an enviable location.  Nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere and with magnificent views over the Langdale Pikes and surrounding fells, the hotel has a real sense of grandeur, yet is small enough to retain an atmosphere of intimacy and relaxation.

Licenced to hold marriage and civil partnership ceremonies, you can say, “I do” in our stylish ceremony room or if the weather is kind, in our garden gazebo. We can cater for intimate weddings for two, right through to a grand affair for 80 guests.   

Our lakeshore location offers you the opportunity to follow your ceremony with a champagne cruise from our private jetty.

We have three wedding packages to choose from, all of which offer you exclusive use of the entire hotel and grounds. Or if you are the couple who want a small intimate wedding for two, then the Just Us, is perfect for you.

Voted ‘Small Hotel of the Year 2017’ by Cumbria Tourism, our enviable location, warm and friendly ambiance, exceptional food, coupled with impeccable service will ensure you, your family and guests will leave with everlasting treasured memories and our trusted team of experienced wedding co-ordinators will be on hand every step of the way to provide support and expertise, from planning through to the evening reception.

Book an appointment today and start planning the wedding of your dreams.

• Traditional country house hotel with 23 individually designed bedrooms • Beautiful guest areas with period features and an arts and crafts heritage • Stunning Lakeside setting with private jetty • Just Us or Exclusive Use - whether it's a wedding for two or you takeover the whole hotel, Cragwood is perfect for your big day. • Perfect backdrop for your wedding pictures • Packages to suit between 2 and 80 guests in the day and 120 in the evening

Facilities at Cragwood Country House Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Cragwood Country House Hotel Reviews (11)

Absolutely fantastic-Nothing was too much trouble
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By Nicola Rowett, on 31 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Jul 2018

We recently had a ‘Just for Us’ wedding at Cragwood House and it was great. The staff were absolutely fantastic, nothing was too much trouble for them, they were great with my sons as well and made us feel really welcome. There was no stress in the run up to the wedding, everything was taken care of beforehand by Stacy and Albert. Cannot recommend them enough! Can’t wait to come back for our anniversaries!

The service at every level is outstanding.
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By A H McKee, on 24 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Jul 2018

From the moment you meet the Hotel’s efficient and friendly wedding co-ordinator to your departure after the wonderful event you will find characterised by tranquillity, organisation and happiness. An ideal place for an intimate wedding like ours with just a small group of friends. We were ‘sold’ on the venue after meeting the staff and standing in the amazing gardens which stretch to the lake. We enthused about the quality of the food. Be aware this is not standard wedding fodder, dinner here is excellent. Imaginative menu with a flair for flavour combinations. Wine list is first class for value. The bedrooms are comfortable and spacious, the reception rooms invite lazy reading and relaxing. All that said Weddings are about the details and that takes careful and knowledgeable management. Book here if you want a wedding where the pressure is taken from you because the staff service, at every level, is outstanding. We are joining the very popular list of returning couples we met, re visiting happy memories of their day.

5 star treatment throughout our stay
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By Jenny Teesdale, on 19 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Jun 2018

I had a ‘just us’ wedding at the hotel and I have to say they provided 5 star treatment throughout our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. If everyone could see how a wedding could be so relaxed, everyone would be getting married here. They made it feel private for you and even having an 18 month old running around on the loose, they was very accommodating. The food was incredible too. The views and the grounds of the hotel are stunning. We plan on returning every anniversary as we had such a good experience here.

The staff were amazing and always on hand.
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By Ann Marie Rye, on 19 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Jun 2018

What can I say .... from the moment we arrived to the moment we left nothing was too much trouble. We spent 3 nights at the hotel for my sisters wedding and I can honestly say the attention to detail didn’t go unmissed. The staff were amazing and always on hand. The surroundings and grounds to the hotel are simply stunning and should be admired. Thank you for making our stay fantastic and for everything on the day for my sister and my now brother-in-law.

The hotel and staff are amazing!!
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By Julie and Ben, on 20 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Jun 2018

We got married here a few weeks ago and the hotel and staff are amazing!!! Our special day was far better than we ever imagined it would be. The staff were very friendly and attentive and nothing was too much trouble for them. Most of our guest stayed for 2 nights with a few people staying a little longer, everyone had such a lovely break and commented on how beautiful the hotel was and how helpful all the staff were. We can’t wait to visit again.

We will be back!
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By Caroline Givens, on 19 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 14 May 2018

Gorgeous setting. Incredible food. Great service. The ‘Just Us’ wedding package was exactly what we wanted for our special day. We will be back!

Its the perfect setting for any celebration
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By Jude Murphy, on 19 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Apr 2018

We stayed at Cragwood to attend my sister and bother-in-law’s Vow Renewal ceremony. What a wonderful place; food is amazing and the staff cannot do enough for you. The rooms are all beautifully decorated and very clean with a lovely touch of complimentary bottled water from the Cragwood Estate. The gardens and views of the lake are stunning. It’s the perfect setting for any celebration.

Amazing from start to finish
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By Carly Pounder, on 19 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Apr 2018

We recently spent 2 nights at Cragwood for a ‘just us’ wedding. It was amazing from start to finish. Booking the wedding was easy and the wedding coordinator was in touch via email. She responded promptly to any questions I had and I felt like I hardly had to do anything! On arrival, We were greeted by lovely staff who made us feel welcome and at ease. The room and food was beautiful throughout our stay. On the day of the wedding, everything was very relaxed. We were told what time we needed to be ready for and that was it! Everything was done for us! The rain held off and we were able to get married outside which the hotel staff catered for by placing speakers outside so we could hear our music. The day flowed perfectly and was just amazing! Thank you so much to the staff at Cragwood for making our day very special. Beautiful venue. Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly and professional staff. Everything that we wanted!

Cannot recommend Cragwood highly enough
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By Mr & Mrs Wall, on 19 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Mar 2018

"We can't thank you enough for making our day the most memorable and special day of our lives. Your staff were absolutely wonderful from the moment we booked through to the minute we left and we couldn't be more grateful for how relaxed you made us both feel. Stacey in particular was an absolute star! The hotel, the food, the staff and of course the wedding package were all perfect and we can't recommend Cragwood highly enough to other couples looking for a venue for an intimate wedding. Every little detail had been thought of during our stay and we were able to just relax and enjoy our wedding without having to worry about a thing. Thank you so much again and we hope to see you soon!

Top Class - can't recommend it enough
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By Anthea, on 20 Oct 2005

I totally agree with the first review. What a special venue for a very reasonable price. The staff were fabulous and took care of as much or as little as you wanted, we didnt worry about a thing. The setting was great, views of the lake and married outside. The food was outstanding and was commented on by everyone. Some said it was the best meal they had ever had!! Which was good as people had traveled a long way... it certainly was worth the distance. And it didnt rain!!! 30th July 2005

The most magical place in the world for a wedding
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By Amanda and Colin Wilkinson, on 12 Mar 2005

What can we say. We got married at Cragwood on the 6th March 2004 and it was the most wonderful day. We got married in the beautiful gardens overlooking the lake and mountains with the sun shining. The wedding breakfast followed a private cruise around the lake as the hotel has it's own moorings. The food at Cragwood is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Every single guest commented about the food which has to be tried to be believed. The honeymoon suite has breathtaking views over the lakes and mountains and the whole hotel is just beautiful. We have just revisited Cragwood for our 1st anniversary and it was as fab as ever. It was definately the best choice of venue. Nothing but nothing is too much trouble. If you are thinking of having your wedding at Cragwood we can only say that it will leave you with the most amazing memory of your special day and your guests will be talking about it for years to come. Good Luck

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