Broadoaks Country House

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P.O.A
Up to 100
16 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Recently voted Cumbria’s Wedding Venue of the Year. Broadoaks is the perfect fairytale Lake District wedding venue set in seven acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with views across to Windermere.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
130
No. of Bedrooms
16
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Romantic, unique and welcoming, this Victorian gentleman’s summer residence offers grandeur on a human scale. Every inch a home, but with all of the best bits of a 5* hotel, it’s the perfect venue for weddings and civil partnerships. Built in 1836 the house rests amidst the folds of its skirts - seven acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and majestic woodland – with views over to the lake. The grounds offer stunning backdrops for photography, lots of places to socialise and even more for private moments. You are never far from the sound of the River Troutbeck as it chatters along its route to the Lake and the gentle splash from the ornate fountain at the house’s grand entrance. For weddings and civil partnerships outdoors, a crisp, white, licensed gazebo sits at the head of a velvety wedding green. Not using the wedding green but want to get here in a hurry? That’s fine; when we’re not using the green for those tying the knot outdoors it doubles as a handy helipad. And we’ve been busy just lately. Our grounds are positively glowing and a huge programme of refurbishment proceeded a big ‘Ta Dah’ moment for 20 beautifully refreshed and deliciously individual rooms for you to use on your big day. Our Michelin-recommended restaurant prepares mouth-watering sit down wedding breakfasts for up to 100 guests with up to five courses beautifully presented and created from locally-sourced produce. Or ask about something different – a BBQ or hog roast outside perhaps, or a luxury buffet. For evening celebrations we can host up to 130 guests. Weddings are about two very important people and a completely personal experience. Tell us what perfect looks like for you - and let’s build your day to your exact requirements. We love showing people around this lovely house and it really does help you visualise what can be achieved.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2007
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
40
Reviews
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BlueEskimo - Trip Advisor
Married in January 2019
January 2019
The staff are amazing. So accommodating and helpful.
We saw Broadoaks on an online search and went to visit and meet with one of the wedding planners. We decided there and then that we were definitely getting married there. The hotel itself is truly special. Beautiful building and grounds, and then each bedroom has its own character, but they’re all stunning in their own way. The staff are amazing. So accommodating and helpful. You really get the impression that it’s more than just a job for them - they do everything they can to make sure your stay/wedding is exactly as you want it. No detail was too big or too small for them. The food for our wedding breakfast was out of this world. We’ve been married a week now and our guests keep mentioning the food to us! Our guests also keep saying they’ll be back. And so will we. I’m so happy we chose Broadoaks for our special day because it was perfect. And the staff even got us a beautiful wedding gift that we will treasure. I can’t recommend this place enough for whatever stay/event you’re considering. It won’t let you down.
Claire Vallance
Married in February 2018
February 2018
It really was incredible
I haven't had time to say thank you for such a perfect weekend, it really was incredible and it was thanks to you and your amazing team that it all went so smoothly. I wish I could do it all again
smg23 - TripAdvisor
Wedding: January 2018
January 2018
Downton Abbey, ginger cats, sunken baths and fountains !
We recently got married at Kendal registry office and brought our six guests back to Broadoaks to celebrate with us and stay overnight . Everything was superb - total perfection - The meticulous attention to detail, the warm welcome, the mouth-watering food, ( surely deserving of a Michelin star some time soon?) the atmospheric grounds and fountain, the way in which the wonderful staff strode "Downton Abbey style" to the Retreat carrying heaving platters of goodies, the smooth and flexible way in which all my requests were handled, the efficacious and friendly yet non-intrusive nature of the lovely team, , the incredibly beautiful and gorgeous space that is the Retreat, the lovely little touches that most hotels forget about, such as matches, fresh milk, tissues in each room and lots of sockets! .... I could go on for ever! I'm quite "fussy" ( I prefer to say I like things "just so" - Others would call me "awkward" - heaven forbid!" ) - we have recently stayed at Glenapp Castle, the Torridon ( we love Scotland) and also the Chester Grosvenor to name but a few, - and I have to say that Broadoaks in our opinion outranks these top hotels in offering the best overall experience! In spite of this being a very small wedding with no ceremony at the hotel and no large wedding breakfast or night-time disco, the eight of us were treated like VIPs throughout. Our guests loved their rooms, one being the coach house suite with its own pagoda and terrace ( albeit a little chilly to use - rather like the outdoor sunken bath in the Retreat - but hey not to worry, as there was an indoor one too!) I believe it is always very important to have a happy team to show the public - and this positively shines through at Broadoaks ! Elaine oozes warmth, friendliness and efficiency, Taran is a total delight and Dan was charming - as were all the staff! It is so evident that everybody works in harmony and that they all really enjoy their work! The hotel is a credit to diligent owners Tracey and Jo, who thoroughly deserve their many accolades! My photographer described the Retreat as one of the most beautiful "indoor spaces" in the lakes - how right he was! We are already planning our next trip to Broadoaks, as are our guests, who were totally blown away by their stay! Furthermore, as animal lovers, it delighted us to see the loving way in which staff treated one of their neighbours who is a frequent visitor - a big soft ginger cat! Clearly a feline with exquisite taste, who enjoyed luxuriating in the beautiful music room of this pet-welcoming hotel. As people will note, I do not often give 5 star reviews - but in this case if I could have given six I would have! As I write, I seem unable to tick the marks for service, cleanliness and location - so in case these remain blank, It goes without saying I would give them all 5/5! Bravo to all who made our stay so special.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Bridge Lane, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LA, England

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Wedding Venue of the Year 2018 - Cumbria Tourism Awards