The Hydro Hotel

(8 reviews) 8 5
Helm Road Bowness on Windermere Cumbria LA23 3BA
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About The Hydro Hotel

Helm Road, Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria, LA23 3BA

Windermere Hydro’s stately façade and luxurious elegance creates a welcoming atmosphere throughout the hotel. Its facilities combine the elegance of a bygone age with all of the convenience of the modern day, providing a stunning backdrop for iconic wedding photography.

This beautiful setting, paired with our commitment to outstanding service, will ensure that your wedding is everything you have ever dreamed a@nd more.

We will ensure your big day is completely unforgettable

We havew now completed the first phase of our multi million pound investment seeing - all public areas including the bar , restaurant , reception , lounge and public areas as well as all of our lake view room and suites have been completely refurbished

We know that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life…. at Windermere Hydro we pride ourselves on making your big day one you will remember... forever.

A 19th Century Victorian Building provides the ideal setting to enhance a truly memorable day - one you will cherish always and forever.

Naturally you want it to be a truly perfect day for you and your partner as well as your family and friends, so let us help you with the planning and preparation. Our talented team will take all of the stress out of the planning and co-ordination and will be there to assist you every step of the way.

We also hold a civil ceremony license so you won’t have to leave the hotel to say ‘I Do’

Small and intimate weddings and Evening Receptions

Windermere Hydro offer a range of truly beautiful function rooms to suit all requirements. Whether you are looking for an intimate occasion or a grand affair, our charismatic Victorian charm will set the backdrop for your perfect day.

Civil Partnership & Civil Ceremonies

We understand that just as every couple is unique so is every ceremony. We are able to offer many options to ensure that it is truly personal to you both. 

• Unique Location • Stunning Views across Lake Windermere • Picturesque Scenery • Dedicated Service • Victorian Charm • Decadent Interiors

Facilities at The Hydro Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Large Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
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
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

The Hydro Hotel Reviews (8)

Amazing wedding
Venue Service

By Tegan & Sean Shankley-davies, on 18 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

We just had our wedding at the Hydro, I chose the venue because of the location, views of the lake and on meeting Daniel, his flexibility and ease of communication, I knew we were onto a winner. The team at the hotel would not have done more for us. The bridal suite with big bath was amazing for getting ready and we were able to check in early and check out late. The hotel did all the decorations for us and went above and beyond with our food and drinks choices. The 24 hour bar service for residents was definitely appreciated and having the DJ on until 1 was even better. Our day was magical and the hotel and their team definitely made it relaxed and better than I imagined.

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By Adele and David, on 04 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2018

We have just returned home after having our wedding at the Hydro Hotel I would just like to say that we thought the hotel was fantastic and couldn't do enough for us. From the moment we booked our wedding , Daniel the wedding coordinator made everything so personal up until the day we day we got married. The food was lovely and I would recommend anybody wanting to get married to consider the hydro.

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By Mr & Mrs Hunt, on 04 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Apr 2018

We had our wedding here on 07/04/18. Daniel (Sales Manager) and the team worked extremely hard to make sure our day was perfect...and it was. The hotel décor is fabulous. I know there are some bedrooms that haven't yet been refurbished so these are slightly dated but that was perfect as the hotel appealed to our wide range of guests. The food was delicious. We had 22 children attending our wedding and they were catered to wonderfully. I really can't tell you how perfect our day was. The MC was very charismatic and really did help the smooth running of the day. There was also a fantastic viewpoint of the lake if you go higher up on Helm Road (past the hotel) this was amazing for our photographs. We have stayed at this hotel before and absolutely love everything about it...the location, the staff, the décor so we didn't think twice about having our wedding here. Thank you to Daniel and the team at The Hydro for making our day so special. We'll definitely be seeing you again!

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By Ben and Glenn, on 02 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Feb 2018

Daniel - Thank you so much for the exceptionally professional and friendly way that you coordinated the wedding of our Son ben and his now husband Glenn. Right from the first meeting we had with you we felt confident that they had made the right decision to hold the wedding at the hydro, nothing was too much trouble and your advice on all aspects was spot on. Please also thank the chef what a wonderful job he did for us on the day everybody said the food was delicious and the waiting staff were also very helpful. All the guests were very impressed with how the day went and we have had lot of calls and messages saying what a lovely day they all had. We would not hesitate to recommend the hydro and your services to anyone that is searching for a fantastic location

Wedding at the most beautiful hotel in the lakes
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By Megan & Mark Taylor, on 02 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Feb 2018

My now husband and I had our wedding at this gorgeous hotel and we couldn’t ask for any better for our day! The staff were fantastic from beginning to end, they have and are still renovating the hotel and it is just beautiful! The rooms are stunning, the food is some of the best food I have ever had and the sheer amount of enthusiasm and effort all the staff put in is amazing. They are incredibly helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Seriously if you are thinking of a trip to the lakes, a wedding, an event, a dinner, anything you would crazy not to consider this place. The pictures don’t do the hotel justice for the breathtaking views and location, the town is small but iconic, it rounds off a wonderful experience to the lakes and the staff I can not write enough about. Best customer service I have ever received anywhere and all of our guests agreed! Book a visit and you will see!

one word for it....perfect!
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By David & Debbie, on 02 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Jan 2018

We booked direct with the hotel after a visit to have look around the facilities. We were able to confirm our preferred ceremony and reception venues. It took about a week to confirm (they had to liaise with the registrar). They have a very detailed wedding kit which provides information about food options, decoration, and extras. I liaised regularly with the team about my preferences and they were always helpful and polite. When I requested more information about document requirements they were happy to provide examples. Everything went smoothly and I felt confident about the arrangements. Unfortunately we did not get a room upgrade on check-in (they do say this may not be available), probably because we had already booked a high spec room and upgrade choices were limited. We received a welcome pack from the wedding team, and an appointment time with the co-ordinator - Everything was organised very well. The ceremony venue was beautifully decorated and the service itself was lovely. We were given plenty of time for photos after before heading to the orangery for drinks All the staff were wonderful. The decoration was tasteful, and the set up was excellent. We had ordered a buffet and the food was fantastic - the best wedding food I have ever had (many of our guests said the same). The team who managed the reception (liam and jodi) were really wonderful, discreet and helpful, and helped to make our day wonderful. I cannot thank the team at this hotel enough - they went out of their way to make our day perfect - it was exactly as we had hoped it would be, and nothing was wrong whatsoever. I would recommend them to anyone looking for this type of wedding. Especially Daniel – you’re an absolute star !

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By Chris and Agnes, on 02 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Dec 2017

Dear Daniel Thank you so much for all your help and care with our wedding – we had the most amazing day!! It surpassed our expectations in every way and we loved every second of it!! We found you through the hitched website and the amazing service started from the day we got engaged – you were so helpful on the phone and then fitted us in to see the venue the next day. As soon as we walked into the hydro, we knew this was it! It was the only venue we went to see and we loved how unique it is – it is a beautiful setting and every little detail has been thought of! Nothing was too much trouble in the run up to the wedding and everything was handled very smoothly. Both you and liam are amazing and couldn’t do enough for us. The day itself was absolutely incredible, the feel of the venue, the food and the weather! Everything was taken care of, allowing us to enjoy the most amazing day! I wish we could do all of it again!! Every person at the wedding commented on how beautiful the venue was and many commented that they had wedding envy! With our best wishes, Chris and Agnes

look no further ..
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By Sarah James & Daniel James, on 05 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 05 May 2017

The Hydro Hotel was the perfect venue for our wedding! We love the character of the building not to mention its amazing views. We got married in early May in their newly decorated ballroom – and then went for pictures by the lake – all arranged by the hotel - and it was beautiful!!! This grand hotel has just finished the first phase of refurbishment, transforming its public areas and its lake view rooms. I was worried that the charm of the building would be lost – I worried for no reason – a huge thumbs up to the designer I don’t think I could have dreamed for a better outcome from the refurbishment. The food was fantastic and there was a good variety of options to select from. Daniel – our personal wedding planner from the hotel was very helpful at every step of the process--from beginning to look at the property, answering questions, re-answering questions that we forgot the answers to, and overall just making us feel relaxed and comfortable with hosting our wedding there. He took the time to explain how the guests would flow from outside to inside, where specific tables would be placed, and how the entire day would look. The staff was super friendly and ensured that everything was as we wanted it. Overall, we were super impressed with how everything went on our big day, and we couldn't imagine having it anywhere else!

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