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Roundthorn Country House is an elegant wedding venue located in Penrith, in the heart of the Cumbria countryside. After you make your way up its sweeping driveway, you'll be greeted by a red carpet, a drinks reception, and a luxurious, tranquil setting. Fully licensed for all civil ceremonies and services, and offering a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces, it's the perfect setting for any wedding.

Facilities and Capacity
If you choose to marry in the summer when the sun is shining, you can opt to hold your ceremony outside. The rolling Lake District fells make a stunning backdrop for exchanging vows. Afterwards, you can choose between a variety of beautiful function rooms for your reception. The large Cumbrian suite was newly refurbished in late 2019 with elegant and fresh décor to suit all tastes and colour schemes. Other rooms range in capacity from 20 to 200 guests, making the venue ideal for weddings of any size or scale. If you are a creative type, you're welcome to decorate the space in your ideal style. Alternatively, the hotel works with the best local suppliers who can help you create your vision and relieve the stress of organising.

Services Offered
When you book your wedding at Roundthorn, their experienced staff will work with you to perfect every aspect of your celebration. From the menu to the floral decoration, no detail is too small. Exclusive use of the main building lets you surround yourself with your favourite people in complete privacy. If desired, it's possible to book the venue for two nights and enjoy a cosy welcome dinner or BBQ the night before the big day. A complimentary stay for the couple is included, and discounted accommodation is available for your guests. The venue offers 10 bedrooms in the main house, as well as five new luxury self-catering apartments, allowing space for 41 guests in total. For more information on holding your special day at the Roundthorn, don't hesitate to get in touch. Their friendly team would be delighted to answer your questions.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Roundthorn Country House

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Aimee M. Sent on 10/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect day

From the minute we drive up to Roundthorn, we just knew it was going to be our venue. Then we met with Anouska, who was just amazing and we were certain it was for us! Anouska looked after us the whole time and was just incredible, as is the whole entire team. Nothing was too much of an ask for them, they made sure that everything we wanted became a reality.

The venue itself is just stunning. A perfect, cosy setting with everything you need all in one place. The views are beautiful and made for a gorgeous backdrop when we used the grounds for some outside photos!

The food was to die for, everyone agreed!! The amount of guests who told us how much of an amazing time they had, blew us away and that was all down to Roundthorn team!

If we could do it all again we would. We just can’t recommend them enough! 10/10 in every aspect!!
Lesley-Anne Sent on 27/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding venue!

From the moment my husband and I first saw Roundthorn Country House, we knew this was our wedding venue. It is absolutely beautiful inside and out and the views surrounding the area are breathtaking.

The attention to detail, organisation and professionalism was outstanding from our very first meeting with Anouska. From start to finish, it was clear we had chosen a great team to help us with our big day. All the team at Roundthorn are without a doubt the most friendly, approachable and helpful people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Nothing was too much to ask and they were always more than happy to answer any questions and offer advice if needed. They were utterly fabulous. Every aspect of the day was better than we could have ever dreamed of. Anouska and the team talked us through every step and kept us well informed throughout.

The food was delicious, we had so many amazing comments from our guests about the wedding breakfast and the buffet later in the evening. We couldn't fault it. They also gave the opportunity to do a menu tasting before hand which I would absolutely recommend. After testing the beef dinner it only made me more excited to have this on the day and the cheesecake is out of this world!

The venue has recently refurbished the rooms in the hotel and my goodness they look amazing! A perfect place for the guests to stay. I would also recommend utilising the apartments too if you can. We booked one of the two bed apartments to stay a few nights before and to get ready in on the morning. It was the perfect amount of space and really made the getting ready process so special.

We couldn't recommend the venue highly enough and we are so grateful to have found Roundthorn. We had the most perfect and beautiful wedding here beyond anything we could have imagined. Thank you all so much for everything!
Julia M. Sent on 18/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A hidden gem in Cumbria

From the bar & kitchen staff, to the waiting on staff, to Anouska our brilliant wedding co-ordinator and the reception team the attention to detail, friendliness and helpfulness, the quality/presentation of the food, catering so efficiently for dietary needs from Kosher to Diabetics to an allergy to coriander, the room décor; even the fancy toilet paper – all was commented on by our guests as out of this world. The small touches mattered, and you went the extra mile in every way - I must mention staff supporting guests with dementia without being asked, booking taxis for visually impaired guests while serving a packed bar without any delay or complaint shows superb customer service. Our 130 guests have unanimously praised you and appreciated the challenging work and hours of planning/meetings/ prep that went in to make this day “a blast” and "the best wedding they have ever been to". The way the staff introduced themselves to the tables they were assigned to and looked after their "guests" was highly impressive. Everyone felt special and every need was catered for. At very short notice we moved the speeches from before the meal to afterwards - it didn't delay the meal service at all. I was amazed and delighted!
As a bride, from the first time you greeted us with bottomless jugs of coffee and gave us as much time as we needed to scrutinse you (!) I knew that that The Roundthorn was a hidden gem. Your wedding packages are flexible, inclusive, easy to understand and excellent value - you worked with us within our budget to give us the best day and night possible. Every penny we spent with you was money well spent.
Accomodation : check in for guests travelling from Bristol/London - you organised early check ins and ensured the rooms were ready. The rooms (everywhere in fact) was spotlessly clean with beautiful decor.
Keep doing what you are doing guys. There are very few venues and teams like yours . I am so glad that I found you – purely by chance – and once again, we thank you.
Nicky R. Sent on 09/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Roundthorn Country House, Penrith.

Our wedding took place at The Roundthorn Country House, Penrith. I can honestly say choosing this venue was outstanding , from our first encounter with Anouska (our co-ordinator) we were given lots of useful information and given the chance to make our day our own. We booked Friday 19th August, we had all 10 double bedrooms for us to choose the guests who stayed over. We had the option of an outdoor service in the metal gazebo, adorned with flowers, with red carpet and semi circles of white chairs, we had the rings delivered by a Harris Hawk, the falconer (Cumberland Bird of Prey Center) who also brought 5 other birds for the guests entertainment, which were enjoyed by everyone there. The garden provided the most beautiful backdrop for the photographs,(taken by Lee Benson Photography, Penrith) with it's elevated site overlooking the lake land fells. The table settings and room layout was perfect. Everyone commented on how good the meal was, and the whole day was flawless and ran so smoothly. The staff were so smart & professional, and made us feel at ease from the moment we arrived. Their resident DJ (A Touch of Class) was the perfect choice for the evening entertainment and played the right balance of music to keep everybody dancing all night long. Overall 5 star venue with a 5 star service and would highly recommend for anyone planning their perfect day.
Rachael W. Sent on 18/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding venue

We had our wedding back in May after having to postpone twice due to covid. Roundthorn changed everything without any hassle. The day came and everything was taken care of so I had one stressfree day and didn't have anything to worry about. They went above and beyond in taking care of some entertainment I had booked seperately that didn't show and found me an alternative. The food was delicious, the staff and our personal wedding planner absolutely amazing and kept in touch throughout the planning, nothibg was too much for her or the team. The venue is absolutely stunning and private. The rooms are lovely and clean and spacious. Perfect choice for a wedding.
David O. Sent on 03/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant Roundthorn Country House Hotel

Stunning venue with a very professional approach to organising and delivering our wedding. It was a relatively small event and they were able to produce a tailored package specifically to our needs. Very helpful and friendly staff couldn't do enough to ensure our wedding was a big success.
Emily B. Sent on 31/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A fabulous day

Anouska our wedding coordinator was fabulous from booking right through to being there on our big day. Nothing was too much for bar and floor staff. Service was fabulous and the venue was beautiful. Staff went above and beyond to give us a day we will remember forever, thank you.
Becka S. Sent on 27/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning Country Style Venue

Myself and my Husband got married on the 8th July 2023. We had our ceremony in a church and Roundthorn as our reception venue.
The team at Roundthorn were fantastic from start to finish. They were organised and so helpful through planning our wedding. Always available to offer advice and reassurance and nothing was a problem.

On the day, I could not fault how professional they were. As soon as we arrived at the venue, there were 2 chilled glasses of prossecco waiting for us. The staff were so cheerful and lovely whilst dishing out the canapes to our guests. They even noticed that myself and my husband weren't getting a chance to have any due to photos, and saved us some. When we walked into the Cumbrian Suite for our wedding breakfast, it took my breath away. It was beautifully decorated.
The wedding breakfast was unbelievably tasty. All our guests complimented the food. Roundthorn did a fantastic job of catering for some of our guests that had dietary requirements.

Roundthorn were happy for us to have a band play alongside their in house DJ - Touch Of Class, who were fantastic! Touch of Class finished our night off in the best way, and even played all the songs I had requested before the wedding.

The venue its self is set with such stunning surroundings! If your after a country style wedding, this is defiantly the place, but it would defiantly fit any style wedding you wished. The rooms were lovely to stay in too.

Our wedding wouldn't have been as perfect anywhere else! Thank you to the team at Roundthorn xx
Stephanie G. Sent on 12/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant wedding venue!

The Roundthorn Country House Hotel is a brilliant place to get married. The staff are all amazing, nothing is too much trouble. Anouska and her team are so supportive every step of planning your big day, always there to answer any questions you may have. They were excellent and can't recommend them enough!!!!
Toni H. Sent on 08/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

5 star venue ✨️

Amazing place to get married made even more amazing by the fabulous staff, who could not do enough for you.
We had the most wonderful, relaxed day, just how we imagined. Nothing was ever too much, and every single question or query we had was answered promptly throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend the Roundthorn, for its views, the decor, the amazing grounds. However, the staff are the biggest asset to this venue, they could not do enough for us and are worth their weight in gold.
Katie F. Sent on 18/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible venue

Roundthorn is a stunning venue, the food was lovely and served promptly. The staff are very welcoming and served with a smile. Roundthorn were flexible in accommodating a range of requests for our special day! I would definitely recommend this venue, especially Anouska she couldn't do enough for us and helped us to create the most amazing day!!
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