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Hidden River Cabins

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Hidden River Cabins is a wedding venue situated in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside. Surrounded by tranquil woodland and rivers, it is the perfect peaceful getaway for your dream destination celebration. With a license to host ceremonies, your day can unfold with a graceful serenity at this venue as you celebrate saying "I do" to the person you love.

Facilities and Capacity

Hidden River Cabins consists of a variety of blissful settings where couples can host their momentous occasions. Set beside the river, the Hidden River Barn has recently been designed with special celebrations in mind. The event space incorporates a mixture of both new and old features boasting seating for up to 250 guests. With a mezzanine level overlooking the ancient woodland and the River Lyne, this would be ideal for ceremonies or intimate gatherings. What’s more, the destination venue also boasts a range of accommodations where newlyweds and their guests can stay as they celebrate.

Services Offered

When booking your wedding with Hidden River Cabins, you will work with the experienced events team to create a wonderfully personalized day. Available to assist you in any way you need, the staff would be happy to recommend various local suppliers. Whether you're in need of a talented photographer, a creative event stylist, or anything in between, they've got you covered. The venue even has their own in-house restaurant and catering team to prepare delicious, mouthwatering dishes for milestone celebrations. Their team of skilled mixologists can also be there behind the well-stocked copper top bar for all your cocktail needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Pub or Restaurant
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Allows fire ceremony
Pets Welcome
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    Daniella R. Married on 02/04/2022
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    Very unique wedding venue

    We visited hidden river cabins in April 2022 with family & friends.

    We got married here too, which was a fantastic day and our wedding coordinator was amazing, we couldn't ask for anything more on our special day! The cabins, barn and beautiful views really made the perfect wedding venue and really look outstanding on our wedding photos!

    We hired three cabins; kingfisher, bluebell & foxglove. We looked at so many different pictures on the run up to our visit, but they could not prepare us for what we were about to walk into- the log cabins are OUT OF THIS WORLD! They have everything you could ever need when staying away from home, and the views from each of them were spectacular! The cabins were spotless, and the beds are so so comfortable!

    We visited the barn restaurant, the food was delicious! What a beautiful restaurant it was too!

    We can't wait to come back!
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    Jill A. Married on 09/12/2021
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    Absolutely Perfect and Personal Intimate Wedding

    Our wedding day at Hidden River Cabins was absolutely everything we could have hoped for and more - the setting was breath-taking, the cabin itself was gorgeous and perfect for our small party (8 guests plus an idiot dog) and the staff were amazing. We wanted a nice low-key, relaxing day and it was 100% perfect. Our meals at the Hidden River Cafe (and breakfast the following morning) were also outstanding. Everyone who was present is now trying to find any excuse for us all to come back - roll on our 1st anniversary!

    Hidden River Cabins's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words and thank you for choosing us for your very special wedding day. We look forward to seeing you again and have a lovely Christmas together as Husband and Wife!
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    Ellis S. Married on 01/12/2021
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    Best day of our lives, couldn’t have asked for anything more.

    Every guest has commented at how perfect our day was. The venue is perfect.

    Hidden River Cabins's reply:

    We hope you both had the most wonderful day and enjoyed your minimoon in the Lakes, please make sure to visit us again in the future as it would be lovely to see you again. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and all the best!
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    Zoe B. Married on 25/11/2021
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    Our Wedding

    Hidden River Cabins are more than I can put into words! INCREDIBLE! The cabins are more than I could even imagine. I have looked at every picture there was but when I walked in I honestly couldn’t believe how amazing they are. The fire was lit, the cabin was warm, it was homely with excellent beds, hot tub was hot and we all had such huge smiles on our faces.

    The Hidden River Team were incredible also. So friendly & helpful. They made our wedding more than we could have imagined.

    The food in the cafe was amazing! Every single person around the table commented on how good it was and even said some of the best food I’ve ever tasted.

    I honestly couldn’t recommend them more!! I’ve come away feeling like I need to go back & see everyone, need to be back in the cabin and need some more of the delicious food.

    Hidden River Cabins's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Zoe! It was such a pleasure to be a part of your wedding day and thank you for choosing us at Hidden River, it was such a great day and your ceremony with Charlotte was really special. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas together and please make sure to visit us again in the future. All the best!
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    Victoria S. Married on 06/11/2021
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    Very special and unique wedding venue

    We had our wedding at Hidden River over a weekend in November. It’s started on the Friday with drinks and tapas in the cafe, the wedding on the Saturday and then a roast back in the barn on the Sunday. At first I thought organising a three day event would be stressful, but the wedding coordinator and staff at Hidden River made it all very easy and so all we had to think about was enjoying time with our family and friends!! The food was incredible and the venue was beautiful!! I would highly recommend Hidden River if you are after a unique and very special wedding!

    Hidden River Cabins's reply:

    What kind words! Thank you for your feedback, it was such a great day and thank you for choosing us to host your wedding day. All the staff commented on how fun your wedding was and I'm sure it will be remembered by all for a very long time. Please do visit us again in the near future as we would love to see you both again. All the best!
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    Jenny C. Married on 23/10/2021
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    Our dream wedding

    Everything about our wedding was just amazing from start to finish, everything ran smoothly and stress free enabling us to enjoy our special day with family and friends.
    The venue is stunning as it is and truly magical in all seasons, for us we wanted a autumn wedding which was perfect.
    All the staff were amazing, helpful and saw to everyone’s needs.
    Wouldn’t change anything about our day it really was our dream day which we will never forget.
    (Photos by James Hicks Photography)

    Hidden River Cabins's reply:

    Thank you both so much for the kind words and for sharing your beautiful pictures. I do hope you both find the time to visit the site again in the future.
    All the best, Hidden River Cabins.
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    Alisdair M. Married on 21/09/2021
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    Dream wedding venue

    Myself and my partner actually booked this venue before viewing in person which sounds like a gamble, however, everything about the venue exceeded expectations from the stunning scenery, the venue itself and the attentiveness of the staff. Right from the initial booking the staff and organisers kept in touch and couldn't have been more helpful going out of their way to make sure our day was perfect. The wedding itself was a dream come true, everything ran seamlessly and a big part of this was down to the hard work and efforts of the staff, particularly Gillian who went above and beyond, even managing to provide a sewing kit for the brides dress. The guests were also well looked after and have also commented on how beautiful the venue was. We also booked the farmhouse and 2 of the cabins which were immaculate and absolutely breathtaking. We cannot thank everyone involved enough for making our day so special, one we will never forget. We would recommend this venue to anyone looking to have the perfect wedding day.
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    Megan Married on 26/06/2021
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    Best wedding venue

    Robyn and the team helped make this the day the best day of our lives. They were so helpful and friendly.
    The food was unbelievable and Tom the chef made us feel part of the process.
    Our wedding was held in June, right after wedding restrictions had been lifted but covid restrictions were still in place. This meant just a couple of days before the wedding we found out it could go ahead for our 115 guests but we didn’t know what our wedding would actually look like and what was possible under the restrictions. The team worked really hard to make everything as perfect as it could be and alleviated all of the additional stress that the covid restrictions brought. They researched exactly what we were allowed to do and informed me of all of my options.
    All of our wedding guests loved our venue and raved about the food. On the day we had about 30 different people ask how we had managed to find such a gorgeous venue hidden away in idyllic surroundings.

    Hidden River Cabins's reply:

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, I hope you are both enjoying married life. It just feels like just yesterday that you were here celebrating your wedding day. We are so pleased your wedding day went ahead with very little restrictions and that it was everything you ever dreamed of. We all had such a great day celebrating with you and your family. I will pass your very kind words on to Tom and the team. Have a wonderful Christmas together and all the best!
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    Natalie C. Married on 26/06/2021
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    Incredible wedding venue. We chose the perfect place

    Couldn’t have asked for a better place to get married. Staff are incredible

    Hidden River Cabins's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words Natalie, I hope you had the day of your dreams - your photos are gorgeous so thank you for sharing! Please make sure to visit us again in the near future as it would be lovely to see you both again. Best wishes, from everyone at Hidden River
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    David E. Married on 16/06/2021
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    David & Carol Elsworthy

    Such a great time with our kids (and their partners). Perfect for our requirements and staff always helpful. This venue will forever be a special place and we’re having a Christmas gathering in 2022. #juliewinspear #karen@Roses&heartsboutique

    Hidden River Cabins's reply:

    What a wonderful collection of photos David! Thank you so much for your very kind words and for sharing your special day with us, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas together and please make sure to visit us soon as it would be fab to see you both again. Best wishes, from all the team at Hidden River
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    Kelsie R. Married on 27/05/2021
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    Incredible

    We booked our wedding at the start of the pandemic, a year before we married with every hope of covid trotting on before then... hmm little did we know it was here to stick around for a while but we hung on to hope with the dream to have our wedding at hidden river cabins. We had so many concerns and worries as you can imagine with a pandemic going on and the team here were so empathetic, professional and responsive to our worries and needs. They were amazingly flexible and our day went ahead without a hitch, the most perfect day we could have wished for. We stayed for a few days with our families in foxglove, bluebell and the hidden river house and these memories are something we will never ever forget. The setting, venue, accommodation and staff were all incredible! Thank you from the Richardson-Smiths, May 2021 x

    Hidden River Cabins's reply:

    Such lovely words Kelsie, thank you for choosing Hidden River for your very special day. It was a pleasure to host you and your nearest friends and family for such a wonderful day celebrating your marriage. I hope you can all visit us again in the future for another get together as it would be really lovely to see you again. And thank you for sharing some photos with us, they are beautiful! All the best, from everyone here at Hidden River
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    Tom D. Married on 12/05/2021
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    Elma & Tom Dudding wedding May 2021

    Fantastic venue set a beautiful location, with superb, helpful and accommodating staff.
    Because of the pandemic we only had a limited number of guests but the staff really did pull out all the stops to make our wedding a superb day, especially Robin. She was our point of contact initially, right through to being our brilliant wedding planer on the big day.
    The restaurant sadly was closed at the time but the chief and staff were fabulous and the quality of our meals was of "Michelin Star" quality.
    Everyone made our special day into a lifetime of beautiful memories, thank you all.

    Hidden River Cabins's reply:

    It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your wedding day from the initial stage of showing you around the cabins right up to the special day. I hope you and Elma are keeping well and thank you so much for my lovely flowers! Thank you so much for choosing us to host your wedding day and I absolutely adore the photos so thank you for sending them across. I hope you both have a wonderful Christmas together as Husband and Wife and all the best - please visit us soon as it would be lovely to see you both again!
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    Jenny S. Married on 01/12/2020
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    Hidden River - making wedding dreams come true!

    After changing venue, dates & suppliers due to lockdown restrictions we truly felt like the luckiest couple ever to have got married at Hidden River.

    We arrived the day before our big day having only seen photos online and talking to the amazing wedding coordinator Robyn over the phone. We could not have asked for more.

    The house we stayed in with our closest family members, the ceremony room that they decorated with the flowers we bought ourselves, the stunning views & the hot tub party we got to have the night before - it was incredible!

    We will definitely be going back to celebrate an anniversary or two! We can’t recommend this very special venue enough. Thank you for helping us have the best day ever!

    Hidden River Cabins's reply:

    It really does feel like yesterday that you were here celebrating your special day, thank you for choosing Hidden River. Your photos are amazing and show just how much fun you all had! We hope you will visit us again in the near future as it would be really lovely to see you both and reminisce over your wedding day. Take care and all the best!
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    Peter C. Married on 10/09/2020
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    Absolutely Perfect

    Gillian and the Hidden River Cabins team were absolutely fantastic, they made our day so special, nothing was too much trouble.
    The food was amazing, it was honestly like going to a michelin star restaurant.

    Thank you everyone for making our day perfect!!

    Hidden River Cabins's reply:

    It's great to hear such lovely words about our restaurant and I will be sure to pass your message on to Tom and the team. It was such pleasure to host your wedding in the cabin and thank you for choosing us for your special day. I hope you are both enjoying married life and have a wonderful Christmas together.

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Hidden River Cabins 1
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We have the perfect Thursday and Friday dates for a 2 night weekend wedding in the Hidden River Barn. For further details please enquire with our team on 012289791318.

Hidden River Cabins 2
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We have had a late cancellation from dates 14th October 2022 for 3 nights over a weekend with the wedding being on the Saturday. This would be a barn wedding. There is full site accommodation availability at the moment. To book please contact our team.

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