Up to 80
Exclusive Use
3 Bedrooms
£595 - £3500
Wedding license

An exclusive, unique and romantic Lakeland venue with five star accommodation, naturally secluded by river fell and woodland.

Bridebook benefits

  • Bridebook Gift: Free Bottle of Champagne
  • Bridebook Special Offer: Free bottle of champagne for every couple who book their wedding via Bridebook

Venue features

Venue Type
Seated Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
# Bedrooms
Sleeps # of People
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Sound System Available
Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Cultural Experience
Gay Weddings and humanist weddings


Venue Hire Only
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Industry Awards (1)

Green Tourism Gold Award

Accreditations / Associations (1)

5 Star Visit Britain, Breakfast award, Green tourism Gold Award

Reviews & Testimonials (8)

Absolutely gorgeous wedding venue
By  (see publication here) in Aug 2015
Absolutely gorgeous wedding venue and perfect for intimate weddings. Caroline and her team were fantastic, so helpful and organised and ... Read more
By  (Happy guests) in May 2016
Beautiful. We were at the wedding of Holly and Mark Jephcote yesterday. Your attention to detail for my daughters Gluten Free diet was t... Read more
What a wonderful venue
By  (see publication here) in Dec 2014
We have just spent a fantastic weekend at Cote How for my daughters wedding which was held there. What a wonderful venue and Caroline, t... Read more
The most beautiful locations in the whole Lakes
By  (see publication here) in Jun 2015
Julie and I were married at Rydal Church in June 2015. We chose Cote How for our wedding breakfast and evening celebrations not just for... Read more
Caroline you are amazing!!
By  (A happy couple) in Jul 2016
I cant recommend Cote How enough, such a beautiful place. Caroline you are amazing!! thank you for giving us the wedding we dreamed of x... Read more
Fairytale venue
By  (see publication here) in Sep 2015
If you are looking for a fairytale venue look no further! We got married at Cote How on 5 September 2015 and it was absolutely amazing!!... Read more
Caroline your a star
By  (see publication here) in Apr 2016
What a beautiful venue and Caroline attended to all our needs and made our wedding just perfect! Very happy will have such lovely memori... Read more
Caroline really is a 'wedding angel'
By  (see publication here) in Jun 2016
What can we say.....the most perfect experience from the moment we arrived until we HAD to go home!! I knew when we visited in December ... Read more

Detailed Description

Cote How specialises in smaller more intimate celebrations of all kinds. Exclusive use of our historical 16th century venue also includes our wedding and party barn, four acres of grounds, with an adjacent field down to the lake shore of Rydal Water, the Bluebell woods and the River Rothay. A picturesque wooden footbridge leads to Rydal church just 200m away. There are few Lakeland venues with such a picture perfect location for your wedding or special occasion. Cote How is a family run business with resident-owner Caroline Langham at the helm. With more than 30 years' experience in the wedding and hospitality business, you are assured of the best possible service, with attention to detail and expert planning. Your special occasion is individually designed to suit your own unique style. No two celebrations are ever the same! Traditional Weddings - Choose form the house Fairfield room with it's oversized gilt mirror and crystal chandeliers or in the historic and rustic barn, where you have the option of having your wedding indoors or out (weather dependant). Barn Weddings - As one of only two licensed barns in the Lake District, our 16th century barn is unique, romantic and approved for civil ceremonies. So, you can now get married under the eaves of the barn with your congregation inside, or outside with spectacular views of the surrounding fells. Humanist Weddings - If you wish to have a humanist wedding, simple blessing or renewal of vows, we have a wonderful open lawn surrounded by stunning Lakeland views where we can set up your ceremony with live entertainment, seating and flower arch etc. Equal Weddings - Cote How is delighted to offer marriage ceremonies to same sex couples and is one of the premier destinations for equal weddings in the Lake District. Civil partnerships are, of course, available and the choice is yours, as a same sex couple, to choose either marriage or civil partnership.

About us

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Caroline Langham

Every wedding couple we meet is unique and have their own ideas of how their wedding should flow. We don't sell packages, but rather design your bespoke wedding with you. Every wedding whether for 2 people or 80 people has total exclusive use of our venue. Make an appointment to come and see me, we can discuss ideas and tour around our magnificent venue together.

Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance


Getting here

  • Address:
  • Rydal, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LW, England
  • Nearest Train Station:
  • Windermere
  • Nearest Town:
  • Ambleside
  • Nearest Airport:
  • Manchester
  • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
  • M6 Junction 36
  • Travel Notes:
  • Travel by public transport using the 555 or 599 Stagecoach buses throughout the lakes.