Weddings at Brantwood the historic home of John Ruskin

Celebrate your special day at Brantwood, the home of John Ruskin from 1872 until 1900.  Overlooking Coniston Water with spectacular views, Brantwood is an idyllic choice for your special day.  Choose from the Drawing Room, looking almost as it was when Ruskin lived, or the Severn Studio, Brantwood’s refurbished Edwardian Artists’ studio that hosts a number of local, national and international exhibitions throughout the year.  For smaller weddings we have the option of either the Annexe, located off the Drawing Room, or the Perch, located in Brantwood’s stunning upper floor apartment. With all options guests are free to explore the house and gardens with exclusive use of Brantwood after the ceremony.

To complement your experience there is the option of staying in our self-catering accommodation prior to or following the ceremony. With room for up to 11 guests the Lodge & Eyrie provide a superb setting for you and your family. Our restaurant is also able to provide drinks and catering on site and on the national trusts steam yacht gondola. Newly refurbished this year our restaurant is the perfect setting for your wedding breakfast or reception.

All potential wedding couples are welcome to a tour of the house gardens and wedding locations (subject to availability). Once you have chosen Brantwood for your wedding venue please get in touch and we will send out a booking form. Once this is complete and a date is pencilled in with us, you will need to contact your local registration office and provide them with the information, ensuring that a registrar is available to conduct your ceremony. Once this is confirmed, 10% of the ceremony room costs are taken, and the booking is fixed into our wedding diary. We can then talk further about all the options we can offer and plan out your perfect day.

For any enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 015394 41396 or enquiries@brantwood.org.uk to discuss your wedding ideas.

For more information click here to download our wedding pack

Wedding in the Drawing Room  – £1080                    

  • Available between 4.30pm and 6.30pm
  • The Drawing Room can accommodate up to 40 people seated
  • Drinks and canapés can be served (by arrangement with Brantwood Restaurant) in the Brantwood Entrance Hall after the ceremony. Evening meal can be provided in Brantwood Restaurant.
  • Guests are free to tour the House and Gardens until 6:30 pm
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Photograph courtesy of Janine John | lakedistrictgems.co.uk

Wedding in the Annexe – £540

  • Available between 4.30pm and 6.30pm
  • Ideal for smaller weddings
  • The Annexe, accessed via the Drawing Room, can accommodate 12 people seated Drinks and canapés can be served (by arrangement with Brantwood Restaurant) in the Brantwood Entrance Hall after the ceremony.
  • Guests are free to tour the House and Gardens until 6:30 pm
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Photograph courtesy of Janine John | lakedistrictgems.co.uk

Wedding in the Severn Studio – £1080

  • Available between 4pm and 6.30pm
  • The Severn Studio can accommodate between 50 – 60 people
  • Drinks and canapés can be served (by arrangement with Brantwood Restaurant) after the ceremony

Guests are free to tour the House and Gardens until 6.30 pm

Wedding in the Study – £540

  • Ideal for smaller weddings the Study is available between 4.30pm and 6.30pm
  • The Study can accommodate 10 people seated
  • Drinks and canapés can be served by arrangement with our restaurant in the entrance hall after the ceremony.
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Guests are free to tour the House and Gardens until 6.30 pm

Wedding in the Perch – £540

  • Available daytime until 6pm
  • Ideal for small weddings
  • The Perch is located in the Eyrie, Brantwood’s upper floor apartment and can accommodate 10 people seated
  • Drinks and canapés can be served after the ceremony in the apartment.
  • Private evening meal can be arranged in Brantwood Restaurant.
  • Guests are free to tour the House and Gardens until 6.30pm

Some photos of previous weddings can be found in the links below;

August 2017

July 2016

August 2015

Summer 2015

Summer 2014

July 2013

May 2013

Brantwood is an independent registered charity - The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD enquiries@brantwood.org.uk Telephone: 015394 41396 Fax: 015394 41263