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Tucked away in the beautiful Gilpin Valley near Windermere, The Wild Boar oozes character & charm. The friendly team here at our 5* Inn are well equipped to make your wedding the greatest day of your lives. We’d stake our reputation on it!

Great flavoursome food from our Grill & Smokehouse restaurant, individually designed bedrooms and suites, home-brewed beer and a library of single malt whisky, outdoor activities and stunning ancient woodland all make for extensive choices when it comes to planning your perfect wedding.

Here at The Wild Boar, traditional meets cosy, quirky and just a little mischievous, where you can enjoy a special meet & greet, go on a Falconry Hawk Walk with your wedding photographer, or run wild and have fun with your wedding guests, enjoying some Wild Experiences like Clay Pigeon Shooting or Axe Throwing.

Re-writing romance at The Wild Boar, you can choose from a small intimate wedding to full exclusive use weddings. Perfect for welly-boot photo shoots or starting the celebrations with a bang. The beautiful woodland and tarn will frame your day perfectly and creates a stunning backdrop for those all-important wedding photos.

Inside, oak beams, log fires, and an informal vibe will make you and your guests feel totally relaxed and ‘at home’. Thirty-four beautiful, individually designed en-suite bedrooms come in different shapes and sizes, many with feature fireplaces and stunning bathtubs.

Our specialist wedding and hospitality team are experts at ensuring your celebrations are individual to you. Chef is more than happy to sit down with you to create a wedding breakfast that ticks your best foodie requirements.

Here at The Wild Boar, we offer you choice. So, let your imagination run wild and create the picture-perfect wedding that you’ve always dreamed of.

All intimate weddings include: Up to 22 PAX

  • Car parking for wedding party and guests.
  • 4x4 Landrover & driver to take the wedding couple, and their photographer, into the woods for photos.
  • A wedding cake stand.
  • Exclusive use of our private events room Undermillbeck.

All exclusive-use weddings would include: 70-130 PAX

  • All the above
  • Wedding Ceremony Room Hire.
  • Wedding breakfast taster session off our á la carte Grill & Smokehouse menu.
  • Drinks Reception– Prosecco & Canapes.
  • Wedding Breakfast (wine with the meal and toast wine and Prosecco)
  • Evening Reception – Buffet.
  • Accommodation - 31 bedrooms.
  • Exclusive use of the restaurant for evening function if exclusive use of bedrooms taken.
  • Dinner and bed & breakfast stay for your first wedding anniversary.
  • Bride & Groom's engraved woodland bird box.
  • Complimentary Luxury Room for the bride and groom for your wedding night.

Larger Weddings

If you are looking for a beautiful rustic-style wedding venue with all the comforts and interior of a cosy inn with oak beams, log fires and an informal vibe, The Wild Boar, near Windermere, will make you and your guests feel totally relaxed and ‘at home’.

Full exclusive use of the entire venue, including accommodation, from £11,000 (based on 70 adult guests). *For Weddings held on a Saturday or Sunday, 20 bedrooms must also be taken the night prior to the wedding.

The Bridal Suite

We’ve created a spacious Bridal Suite at The Wild Boar. By day, just right for brides getting ready, a glass of bubbly with bridesmaids, hair and beauty, and precious moments with loved ones.

Wedding Breakfasts & Evening Buffets

The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse Restaurant is known for great food and a cosy atmosphere. We can comfortably accommodate between 70* - 90 wedding guests for your wedding breakfast and between 70* - 130 wedding guests for your evening buffet.

We offer a great choice from our á la carte Grill & Smokehouse menu for your wedding breakfast. Most couples choose up to three starters, three mains and three desserts – making your guests quite literally spoilt for choice.

For your evening function, we can arrange anything from a finger buffet to fish and chips or a hog roast. We are also more than happy to discuss any of your dining ideas and help make your wedding meals as individual as you are.

* We can, on occasion, offer availability under these minimums, but exclusive use of the restaurant may not be guaranteed.

Wedding Photography

For an alternative backdrop to traditional wedding photography, couples are free to take advantage of the adjacent 72 acres of private woodland which is also open to guests. You can opt for a wild ride in our 4 x 4 Mad Pig Landrover to take you on an adventure up to the tarn. The Wild Boar is also just a short drive from Lake Windermere, affording memorable lake district vistas.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts

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

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Rebecca Sent on 17/01/2019
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Thanks again for absolutely everything, we were beyond impressed by the wild boar, everyone commented on how amazing it was how the room changed from ceremony room, to restaurant to gig! Unbelievable so thanks to everyone involved.

Food was amazing and beer was great obviously. Your organisation was absolutely seamless and I would recommend the boar in a flash.
Charlotte Sent on 09/03/2018
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Thank you!

Thank you Jeanette to you and all the staff for making our wedding day so special! We had the most amazing time and can’t thank you enough. Can’t wait to be back soon.
Anonymous Sent on 09/03/2018
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Wonderful staff

Good afternoon to The WILD BOAR TEAM, Especially Emma and Jeanette.
Exactly one year age last weekend, we had our wedding in the wild boar hotel, thanks to the guidance and friendship shown by Emma and Jeanette, it was a marvellous occasion, from a Friday night meal for twelve, (food is amazing) through to clay pigeon shooting and of course a wonderful wedding, we even had a casino to round the night of (I am sure Jeanette remembers it well).
So you could only imagine our surprise when back in December 2016 we received an invitation from the team, asking if they could help us celebrate our first wedding anniversary. The offer was a night’s bed and breakfast, with an evening meal too, WOW as my new wife screamed…. We of course accepted this, as this is our favourite place to visit.
Fast forwards to last weekend , when we spent our first anniversary back at the place we got married, only to be welcomed back like friends of the family , we had a fantastic night with you, as always is the case, what hospitality and kindness shown by all the staff.
We just want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts, we believe that in this day and age, for any organisation to be able to do what you have done then Kudos to the big boss.
We will of course be seeing you soon and recommending you to one and all, as we have been for over a year now.
Once again THANK YOU
Very best wishes and kind regards
Mr and Mrs Butterfield
Jackie and Andy.
Sam Sent on 09/03/2018
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Thank you!

Hi Jeanette
I've been meaning to email you but only just back to reality after the wedding ??
I just wanted to let you and Adam know that we had amazing feedback from our guests at the wedding, they said it was the best wedding they have been to , which is such a wonderful thing to hear, and the food was amazing!
Just wanted to give you the lovely feedback.
Thank you
Sam Coulson
Sarah Sent on 09/03/2018
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Thank You

Hi Jeanette,
I just wanted to thank you and your team for doing such a great job. Everything was perfect and worked so well, I loved the decoration and how everything ran. We’d like to thank you for helping us with everything and being so accommodating, it made organising it so much easier. Please thank Emma Sanders for starting us off with everything and also Emma on reception for helping us on the Thursday night, as well as the waiters and waitresses for being so kind and helpful. We really can’t thank you enough, it was a brilliant day!

Thank you again and I’m sure we will see you again.
Kind regards
The new Mr & Mrs Brookling
Anonymous Sent on 08/09/2016
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The most magical and amazing day of our lives!

Hi Emma

We just wanted to tell you how thankful we are to you for helping us pull off the most magical and amazing day of our lives. You made sure everything went to plan and it all went on without a hitch. We couldn't have done it without you.

Our whole day was perfect and everyone has said what a fabulous venue it is. We will be up to see everyone again at some point and we are looking forward to our 1 year anniversary at the Wild Boar.

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

Mr and Mrs Royle
Hayley Sent on 16/08/2016
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We had our wedding here in December and from the first time we visited the wild boar the service was outstanding. nothing was ever too much trouble, and Emma our wedding planner was fantastic. the food is always incredible and it's a place that our guests will be talking about for a long time. we will always make a stop at the wild boar when we journey up to the Lake District - our dog loves it too! And rooms and bar area are dog friendly - perfect
Laura Sent on 16/08/2016
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massive thanks to all the staff at the Wild Boar I

Just wanted to say a massive thanks to all the staff at the Wild Boar Inn, for making our wedding day all we had dreamt of and more !!!! From the moment we stepped in to the Boar 9months ago, until the moment we left after our wedding day :-(, NOTHING was too much trouble !! The staff are amazing and the service is impeccable (along with the food). A place that will stay in our hearts forever !! Thanks for everything (particularly Emma and Adam) xx
Racheal Sent on 16/08/2016
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thank you

We would like to say a massive thank you to Emma and the team for making our wedding the most wonderful day and everything that we hoped our day would be. Having been to another wedding at the Wild Boar we knew that was where we wanted to get married and it did not disappoint. We were proud to bring all of our friends and family there as we knew they would love it as much as we do, and they did. The staff are wonderful, the food is amazing and it is such a beautiful setting to get married. All of our guests had nothing but positive comments to make, particularly about the staff, the food and the rooms. Emma's help and guidance was invaluable and the day went so smoothly under her guidance.
We highly recommend the Wild Boar as a wedding venue! Many thanks again
Rachael and Adam xxx
Sean Sent on 12/08/2016
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Wedding Anniversary

Had our wedding here and subsequently stayed here on our 1 year anniversary. Emma the wedding planner was the best and most organised person we dealt with during our planning. She made the process super easy and was pleased to accept all requests. The venue was brilliant and a great time was had! The family loved it so much they even booked to stay at a later date! The food, atmosphere, rooms and staff are all great. We even did some clay shooting out the back in the forest. Thanks for another great day!
Jo Sent on 12/08/2016
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Hi Emma,

Sorry just got back from Croatia.
Thank you so much for everything you did for us and on the day. Everyone commented on how amazing you all were.
We had the best day and couldn't of gone any better so thank u for that.

Speak soon
Jo and Chris xxx
Simon Sent on 10/05/2016
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Thank you

Hi Emma

I hope you're well?

I'd just like to say a massive THANK-YOU for all your help.

The day was amazing from start to finish.

The staff that worked the day were fantastic & were a credit to The Wild Boar.

We have well and truly come down to earth with a massive bump...

Thanks you again so much.

Jo & Simon Wood Xx
Nicky Sent on 19/03/2016
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Thank you very much..

Our wedding experience certainly doesn't end on our wedding day. When we visit we feel like its home from home, we have met some truly amazing people who have become friends and we can’t wait to spend our first anniversary and many more at the wild boar.

Thank you very much to everyone involved, you helped us have the most wonderful day, something we will be eternally grateful for.
Gareth and Nicky x
Clare Sent on 23/02/2016
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Thank you!

Hi Emma

We can't thank you enough for last Saturday. It was perfect in every way. We can't wait to come back for our first anniversary - and we may be back before that!

Please send our thanks to all the staff, particular the girl on the reception desk on Friday and Saturday - she was amazing.

If you would like any of our wedding photos please let us know. We can't wait to see them!

All the best and thanks again.

Clare x
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