Weddings

Town Head Estate

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2 to 120 Guests

Set in 110 acres of private ancient parkland, the Town Head Estate offers the most breath-taking location for your wedding day. The family-owned venue is available for exclusive hire, providing the perfect setting for a private celebration, set against the backdrop of the impressive landscape.

The venue delivers a flexible service, with the freedom to create your dream day. You could opt for an elegant wedding, in the rustic Old Barn or make the most of the Lakeside setting, with a marquee, overlooking the shores of the Lake.

If you’re looking for a romantic hideaway, the pretty boathouse is the ideal spot for an intimate celebration and is also a great location for wedding photos.

Town Head has never before been available for private hire, although the estate has a rich history. Author Arthur Ransome fished there as a family guest while John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter were occasional visitors. It is a perfect venue for couples who love the Lake District, and there is nowhere quite like it on the shores of Lake Winderemere.

  • Private estate on the shores of Lake Windemere
  • Set on 110 acres of private parkland
  • Available for exclusive hire for a romantic celebration
  • The Old Barn is available for a rustic wedding
  • Marquee weddings on the shore of the lake
  • Pretty boathouse available for intimate celebrations

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

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

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

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:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Pets Welcome
Rating
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Elisabeth K. Married on 18/09/2021
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    The most incredible wedding venue!

    When we looked at Town Head Estate last year as a possible wedding venue, it was still very much a building site. But we instantly fell in love with the location and the ability for guests to sleep there, having access to lake Windermere for a swim, gorgeous land which can be used in so many different ways and a really romantic greenhouse. Cheryl showed us around and explained all of her ideas for the place - from the bridal suite to the hot tubs and a jetty by the lake. She had it completely figured out. In the end it was clear for us that Town Head was it!

    We were lucky enough to get a weekend booking and our wedding took place in September '21 with the venue exactly how it had been described to us. The beautiful ceremony barn, the on-site accommodation, the boathouse, the bar and everything else was perfect.

    Throughout the planning process, Cheryl has been extremely patient, friendly and helpful, making sure we felt comfortable with everything she did. I think we may have won the price for asking the most questions in the lead up :D - but to every question, Cheryl had an answer or a solution (i.e. plans for rain, sign for ceremony music to start, where to best serve cocktails, the list goes on). She also put us in touch with other suppliers and was genuinely a great sound board for the plans we had in mind. This really put us at ease and we felt relaxed and excited when the weekend finally came.

    The day ran smoothly with the help of Cheryl and the team who were there to make sure everything was going well, which was hugely appreciated.

    All in all, we 100% recommend this venue which, due to the lovely owners, amazing location and perfectly renovated barns/accommodation - the ideal place to get married!
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    Thomas B. Married on 25/06/2021
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    Better than perfect

    We got married I mid-July at town head estate and had the most perfect wedding imaginable. The venue itself is amazing and the grounds the venue is on are stunning. We had really good weather for our day and changed our ceremony last minute to take place outside. The staff are tremendous and are so helpful and attentive. They helped the day run so smoothly and took a lot of pressure away from us. I also felt we got amazing value for money.

    We've had so many compliments from our guests saying it's the most perfect and beautiful wedding they've ever been to.

    Everything went so perfectly and I couldn't recommend this venue and the team enough
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    Melissa R. Married on 07/10/2021
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    The most perfect day

    Wow, there are no words! We booked the TH for our wedding whilst it was a building site, why you say? Because we had every faith in Cheryl’s vision of the final product! We 100% made the right decision! We had originally booked to have our ceremony in the boat house on lake Windermere but on the morning of the wedding it was raining and I mean RAINING! Cheryl asked me due to this and the walk down to the boathouse would we like our ceremony in the barn. We are truly thankful of this offer as it ended up being perfect! Even thinking about it now makes me emotional at how amazing it was. The stone walls of the building and adjoining to our reception area along with the gorgeous ambience of the lighting made it truly romantic! Even though the rain was non stop all day we feel it added to the vibe of our boho relaxed wedding and the photos are truly stunning. Tanya was our planner for the day and nothing was too big nor small of an ask! She did a wonderful job running around making sure everything was just perfect! If we could marry here again we would in a heartbeat and I truly hope one day we can renew our wedding at this gorgeous estate! Before the wedding when locals asked where we was getting married they stated it as the ‘new and exclusive’ place to get married and they were so right! Also if we had known how gorgeous the bridal cottage would end up being we would of booked to stay here too as it’s stunning, the attention to detail has the true wow factor and the bridal suite for getting ready was divine! Thank you all at TH for giving us the intimate wedding we had dreamt of! Mel & Craig xx

    Town Head Estate's reply:

    That is SO wonderful to hear Mel, you and Craig were a dream couple and we couldn't have been happier you chose TH for your wedding, especially considering it really was a building site when you booked! Just goes to show the weather doesn't matter two hoots by the time you get here, it's who you're with that counts. Massive congratulations from all at Town Head and we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together!! xxxxx
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    Olivia Married on 27/07/2021
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    Perfect venue

    What a perfect venue! Cheryl and David have done an absolutely amazing job renovating the estate into the amazing venue it is now. When we first viewed the venue in September 2020, it was a building site, with no floors and was basically a shell. It was a bit of a gamble, but it really paid off! The finish of the barn and all the accommodation is very high end. We loved the flexibility of the venue, with a number of options of how a wedding could be run from using the barn/hiring a marquee/ using the boathouse and getting married outside. The grounds were a big selling point for us with Town Head having large grounds and even its own private beach overlooking Lake Windermere. This allowed us to have a wedding morning swim in the lake with our guests and get married outside overlooking the shores of Lake Windermere. We also managed to have an activity day with our guests the day after the wedding, with yoga in the boathouse and watersports (we hired ourselves) on the lake.

    It was brilliant to be able to have all our close family staying on site allowing us to spend more time with them before, during and after the wedding and an accessible room for my grandparents. Cheryl and her second in command Nessa could not have been more helpful before, on and after the big day! Thank you everyone at Town Head Estate for making our wedding day so special and memorable.

    Town Head Estate's reply:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review! You were an absolute dream of a couple and I'm so pleased you managed to make such good use of each and every bit of the estate. I think every wedding should now start with a lake swim, what better way to start the day! All the best to both of you and thank you once again. Cheryl, Nessa and all at Team TH. xxx
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    Debra L. Married on 17/07/2021
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    Daughters wedding

    We had the most perfect weekend at Townhead. The most beautiful venue, renovated to a very high spec and the host could not have been more approachable, nothing was too much trouble x

    Town Head Estate's reply:

    Thank you so much Debra! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it! It was lovely hosting you all for Emma and Tom's wedding. You were a brilliant party and we loved every minute. xxx

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Town Head Estate 1
Offer

Did you know that Town Head Estate welcomes intimate weddings? The beauty of Town Head is that with ten bedrooms on site, your wedding can become an enchanted lakeside getaway for your and your closest friends and family. Perhaps a lakeside wedding in our licensed Boat House and a picnic by the shore, or a garden celebration in our beautiful grounds with afternoon tea. Or both. Or something else. We can take care of as much or as little as you like to make your day utterly bespoke and all about you. If you want to arrange nothing more than your dress, no problem. If you want to do it all yourself in your own unique style, go for it. Day hire only? Fine. Three night stay for a Lake District mini break? Definitely. Drop us a line? You should.

Town Head Estate 2
Discount

We are aware that many couples are having to rebook their special days and some venues cannot accommodate them. As we are a new venue, we still have availability for midweek weddings in 2021, and we want to help. Therefore, we are delighted to offer couples 20% off our standard weekend prices for midweek weddings taking place between May and September 2021 inclusive. Our package includes two nights in our gorgeous Bridal Cottage, and we have an additional nine bedrooms on site which are available for your guests. Just get in touch and we will send you a copy of our brochure.

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