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On since 2022

Last update: March 2024

Set amongst 14 acres of verdurous parklands in Kendal, Cumbria, The Villa Levens is a historic wedding venue and a four-star hotel ideally situated in the South Lakes. Once a convent, this luxurious estate exudes decades of history throughout. This idyllic setting will provide a breathtaking backdrop as you leap into your marital adventure. Upon approaching the heart-shaped lawn along a beautiful, 300-metre tree-lined avenue, the Victorian house and landscaped grounds reveal themselves with a remarkable first impression. The Villa Levens would love to welcome you for an utterly romantic and fairytale-like celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples and guests can immerse themselves in the beauty and charm this extraordinary venue has to offer. With a fantastic selection of gorgeous spaces to host your magical day, you will be sure to find plenty of photo opportunities to memorialize your event. The venue offers its 19th-century converted chapel, The Brettargh Suite, for your ceremony. Up to 120 loved ones can witness you say 'I do' surrounded by vivid stained-glass windows as the original bell chimes above. Following your ceremony, you and your guests can enjoy delicious drinks and canapes in the main house, terrace, and lawn whilst your photographer captures your candid moments. An opulent cantilever staircase and brilliant chandelier will provide a lavish setting for more wedding photographs inside the main house. You can then head to The Pavilion for your evening reception. This large, marquee-style suite can host up to 250 people for a grand gala and offers a private space for you to celebrate in comfort. A large glass wall with doors opens to a wooden decking area offering stunning views of the surrounding woodlands and fields. With ample space for a dance floor and seated meal, you and your loved ones can dine and dance into the night. The Pavilion also features a sound ceiling to ensure a smooth music flow without drowning out the conversation amongst guests. The Orangery and Lounge can provide the perfect atmosphere for spending quality time with your close ones for a more intimate celebration.

Services Offered

The team at The Villa Levens are highly experienced in hosting marital celebrations and would love to help bring your vision to life for your special day. The dedicated wedding staff will be on hand throughout your planning process to offer any assistance needed. Couples can book a venue tour to see the estate in person before making final decisions. The esteemed culinary team will work closely with you to design an immaculate dining experience certain to leave a lasting impression.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Asian wedding
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

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

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Anonymous Sent on 12/04/2019
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Beautiful Wedding Day

We got married at The Villa Levens on 14/12/18 and it was an amazing day from start to finish. The staff couldn't do enough for us, from the night manager who worked so hard the night before to make sure everything was our wedding planner Imogen who was so organised and professional and made sure the day ran so smoothly. All the staff were so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much hassle and I enjoyed the day so much knowing I had nothing to worry about. The guests all commented on how beautiful the food was. And the grounds and building itself had such a warm and welcoming feel. I am so glad we chose The Villa Levens for our special day and we would highly recommend for anyone thinking of getting married here!
Anonymous Sent on 12/04/2019
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We had our wedding here on the 19/10/18 and it was like a fairytale, beautiful setting, food, beautiful rooms and some of the service was good.

Keely is an absolute credit to the place and made sure there was nothing for us to worry about. We would definitely recommend any brides and grooms looking for a beautiful venue for there big day.
We would like to thank all the team for making our big day amazing!
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The Villa Levens Real Weddings

Holly & Josh
21 photos · 18/11/2023
Hayley & Adam
36 photos · 14/09/2018



Brettargh Holt LA8 8EA Kendal (Cumbria)
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