The Derwentwater Hotel

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£395 - £2500 for venue hire
Up to 90
66 Bedrooms
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A beautiful hotel set in its own picturesque grounds in the heart of the Lake District, The Derwentwater Hotel is the perfect venue for a dream wedding.
Features & Capacity
Venue Type
Country House / Manor House
Reception Capacity
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Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Spa On-site
Water View
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
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Full Description
  • Your guests will enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in England with unparalleled views across Derwentwater, and when you combine this with our welcoming atmosphere, elegant conservatory and stunning gardens there’s no wonder we’re a popular wedding venue. Your biggest decision will be where to have your photos taken! Our professional team will be on hand to help you plan your arrangements from start to finish, tailoring your day to meet all your unique requirements. Whatever the size and style of your event, we can help you choose the suite that is right for you, and rest assured you will receive the same care and attention to detail whatever the size of your wedding. We’re here to help you every step of the way and we’ll make sure that everything runs smoothly, creating wonderful moments and memories that will last forever. At The Derwentwater Hotel we combine the individual charm of a country house hotel with modern facilities and those all-important creature comforts. We offer 47 ensuite bedrooms alongside 19 self-catering apartments, in a variety of styles to suit your guests’ requirements, and as we occupy such a wonderful lakeside location a number of the bedrooms enjoy beautiful views to give everyone an experience to remember forever. The Derwentwater Hotel has banqueting suites suitable for a variety of wedding celebrations, from the more intimate parties to larger occasions. The Deer's Leap Restaurant is the perfect room for your wedding breakfast and evening reception and can cater for up to 90 guests for a sit down dinner and up to 150 guests for the evening reception. During the summer months arrangements can be made for the wedding breakfast and reception to be held in a hired marquee or traditional Tipi on the lawns. Those spectacular views across Derwentwater create a spectacular backdrop and the ideal setting for your perfect day.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Francis Hindle
    A hidden gem on the shore of Derwentwater, we have a truly stunning location in which to celebrate your special day. Our warm and friendly team will take care of every last detail from your first visit to the big event itself. From a small intimate gathering to full exclusive use parties are available, so what are you waiting for, call and arrange your visit today!
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Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Keswick CA12 5RE, Portinscale, Cumbria, CA12 5RE, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Keswick
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M6 J40
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Penrith
    • Travel Notes
    • Easy access in the village of Portinscale just off the A66
    • Nearest Airport
    • Newcastle
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What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It's your day - don't be bound by convention!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Bride and Groom photo mount to sign instead of a Guest Book
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
stunning location, friendly team, lakeside, flexible
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
At the shore of Derwentwater just at the end of the garden
What’s your favourite canapé?
Mini Yorkshire Pudd with roast beef and horseradish
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Bacon croissants
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Lakeside location

Wedding Open Evening

  • 23rd November 2017
  • Come along to our Wedding Open Evening and view the stunning facilities that the Derwentwater has to offer.

Bridebook benefits

  • Bridebook Special Offer: £500 discount off package price for weddings booked for the rest of 2017