In February 2020 we decided to visit Cote How, Rydal in the Lake District, (mainly as this part of England is our favourite place), as a possible wedding venue so we set off from Stockton on Tees in high spirits, even higher winds and driving rain, it was a pretty scary drive on the A66 and when we did get to the Lakes we then had to contend with the flooding but we made it - and oh boy was it worth it!
We were welcomed by Caroline and Steve Langham to their very beautiful and private home. Caroline was fantastic, she took us through all of the options available to us, but never pressured us into making a decision there and then, she gave us plenty to think and talk about on our journey home. She showed us around the venue and the outside space we could use, depending on the weather of course, she left the barn until last - WOW!, WOW!, WOW! we were smitten, it was an amazing space both inside and out and on the journey home we knew that Cote How was where we wanted our special day to be.
It was booked for 19/08/2020 and we were due to re-visit in May but by then Covid had reared it's ugly head and the next time we would actually see Steve and Caroline would be on our wedding day. I lost count of the emails sent between Caroline and myself, she was absolutely amazing dealing with the ever changing rules and regulations that Covid brought but nothing and I do mean nothing was ever too much trouble for her. On the big day itself all our family met on the terrace (as the sun was shining!) and were made to feel so welcome by Steve, Caroline and Sophie. They attended to ours and our guests every need.
Caroline walked us through everything and the day went without a single hitch. It was such a special day that was shared with our loved ones and is definitely one of best memories - ever.
If you are looking to hold an intimate wedding with very passionate and professional people at the helm, then you must check out Cote How. It is a truly stunning location, we can not recommend it enough.
Thank you Caroline, Steve and Sophie.