When it comes to wedding locations in the UK, there are some truly spectacular places to choose from. However, it could be argued that there is nowhere quite as romantic as the Lake District.
Two of the most important poets of the Romantic poetry movement (William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge) lived here and were inspired by what they saw. It really isn’t hard to see why. With its shimmering lakes, imposing peaks and stunning views there is something about the Lake District that people just fall in love with.
If you are looking for a wedding venue that has that little something extra the Lake District should certainly be on your list of places to consider.
What makes a Lake District wedding special?
One reason that many people choose Lake District wedding venues is the setting. A stunning setting can not only make your wedding a truly memorable day but can also give you some spectacular wedding photos that offer you a little added romance. If you have chosen to have a civil ceremony in a stunning country property then not only will you benefit from some stunning indoor photo opportunities but there will be plenty of outdoor ones, possibly including some lakeside settings as well.
Whilst the weather may be a little cooler in the autumn, you would benefit from the stunning natural vibrant colours that autumn brings. Summer, of course, will bring you some glorious weather to match the scenery.
One thing that you can be certain of is that with such a wealth of different venues to choose from you are certain to find your dream venue here that will really make your special day even more exquisite.
Finding the right venue
When it comes to finding the right venue for your wedding it can be worth sitting down and making a list of the things that you really want. If you are looking to have a civil ceremony and want your reception at the same place, then you will need to look for a venue that is licensed to perform your ceremony. Some venues can offer you a range of different settings for your wedding so if you opt for something outside do check what contingency plans they offer in case of inclement weather.
You should also consider how many guests you will want to invite; some smaller venues may not have the capacity for larger guest numbers, however if you are hoping for a more intimate family wedding then this should certainly work in your favour.
You may also want to consider a venue that can offer accommodation as well; this is particularly important if you and your guests have travelled a distance to the venue as it will allow everyone to really enjoy the wedding without thinking about the need to travel home on the same day.
Food and drink
Having the right food and drink options for your wedding is also something to consider so ask any potential venue plenty of questions, if you or your guests have any special dietary requirements then ask about this as well. One thing that many venues in the Lake District pride themselves on is their use of fresh quality local produce and highlighting it to create fantastic menus – so if you can why not visit the venue and have a meal there to sample the food for yourself.
Finally, with so many people leading busy lives you may also find it helpful to look at venues who will offer you the services of a wedding coordinator. They will be able to help you with all of the smaller details to ensure that your wedding is exactly what you have been dreaming of.
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