Nanny Brow is a stunning Arts and Crafts property in the heart of the Lake District. We cater for intimate and exclusive weddings (up to 45 people) with first class, friendly service.
Features & Capacity
Country House / Manor House
Seated Dining Capacity
Sleeps # of People
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension Available
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
Prices start at
Minimum Price Per Head
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Nanny Brow is a stunning Arts and Crafts property in the heart of the Lake District. We cater for intimate and exclusive weddings (up to 45 people) and with first class, friendly service, are one of the most revered venues in the Lakes, in which to get married. Our couples have the opportunity to marry outside, with the breathtaking vista of the Brathay Valley and Langdale Fells, or inside in our elegant dining room. After the ceremony, guests can mingle either outside enjoying the incredible views (we have five acres of ground to explore), or inside, relaxing in our beautiful lounge and bar whilst the necessary photographs are taken. This is when you can enjoy celebratory fizz and canapés! Exclusive use of the venue adds to the intimacy of the celebration. At Nanny Brow, we are renowned for our personal service and nothing is ever too much trouble for our brides and their guests. It's the little extras that make all the difference. For example, as part of the celebrations, we provide a complimentary afternoon tea of home-made cakes and scones for your guests as they arrive on the first afternoon.
We work very closely with a range of local businesses that we have known for many years and who would be more than happy to assist with your wedding organisation. For catering, we generally use the services of Nick Foster for the canapés and wedding breakfast, a superb award winning local chef who offers ‘outside catering’ for exclusive venues. He will also supply the necessary waiting staff.
There are also plenty of things to do locally to make your wedding celebration special and you can incorporate a leisurely Lake Cruise on Windermere as part of the day (an early ceremony gives you the chance to go onto the Lake once married)!
Whatever you choose for your special day, you can rest assured that at Nanny Brow, memories of your magical day will last a lifetime.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Susan Robinson
We are delighted that you are considering the beautiful Nanny Brow for your special day! We have hosted many wonderful weddings in the past, each one unique, and nothing is left to chance when it comes to our brides! Out stunning historical country house, together with incredible views across the Lake District will ensure your day is intimate, luxurious and memorable. We look forward to helping you create your perfect day. SusanRobinson
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (10)
Accreditations / Associations (2)
2014: Cumbria Business Environment Network GOLD Award
2014: 5 gold star AA award
Industry Awards (3)
2015: Placed in Top 5 for 'Front of House Manager of the Year'
2016: Shortlisted for 'Northern Family Business of the Year'
2015: Ranked in Trivago's 'Top 20 Hotels in North West of England'
Location & Contact Details
Clappersgate, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9NF, England
Nearest Motorway & Junction
M6, Junction 36
Nearest Train Station
From the South:
From M6 Junction 36 bear left onto A590 / A591 for South Lakes. Continue onto A591, past Kendal and through Windermere. After about 3 miles, turn left at Waterhead traffic lights (signposted A593 Coniston). Just after the rugby pitch turn left onto the A593 (signposted Coniston) and then left again over a small hump back bridge. Continue on the A593 through Clappersgate and after about ½ mile, you will see ‘Nanny Brow’ on the right with the driveway rising at a steep angle up the fellside.
From the North:
From M6 Junction 40 (Penrith) take 4th exit onto A66 West (signposted Keswick). Nearing Keswick, bear left onto A591 following signs to Grasmere and Ambleside. In Ambleside pick up signs for A593 and Coniston. At the Rothay Manor Hotel, turn right joining the A593 (signposted Coniston) and then left over a small hump back bridge. Continue on the A593 through Clappersgate and after about ½ mile, you will see ‘Nanny Brow’ on the right with the driveway rising at a steep angle up the fellside.
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
All of our weddings are extremely special as they are unique and completely tailored to each individual couple. Our most memorable wedding to date, was when we had a 1920's themed wedding. Everyone dressed for the occasion with vintage cars to match! The house fitted into the theme and the view provided the perfect back drop. The music - live with a great local jazz band, really allowed the guests to imagine they were living in that era! They danced late into the evening!
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Be organised! And enlist lots of friends and family to help out! Planning a wedding should be fun!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
A book written for the bride and groom detailing their journey to the altar - from their family and friends. It was a lovely touch!