Weddings at Brantwood

Nestled on the shore of Coniston Water in the heart of the South Lakes, Brantwood is the most beautifully situated house in the Lake District, enjoying the finest lake and mountain views in England. Brantwood truly is a special place, full of character and charm, with a rich history spanning over 200 years.

Hosting weddings is our passion and we aim to help you create your perfect day. Our small team has a wealth of experience taking pride in offering a unique and individual service.

Ceremony Rooms

The Drawing Room

Part of the original house dating back to the 18th century, this room is brimming with Victorian elegance and full of Ruskin’s treasures. The room accommodates up to 30 guests. The grand piano is a beautiful feature which can be played during the ceremony. The room is available between 4pm and 6.30pm and is wheelchair accessible.

The Studio

The Severn Studio is a large room on the top floor of Brantwood House. Originally built as an artist’s studio, this room was added at the end of the 19th century. Today, the studio hosts art exhibitions from around the world, as well as providing the largest ceremony room at Brantwood, accommodating up to 35 guests. The room is available between 4pm and 6.30pm.

Wedding Breakfasts & Sample Menu

Explore a culinary experience crafted uniquely for your special day, from traditional wedding breakfasts to unique banquets our catering is entirely bespoke ensuring every dish represents your unique love story.

Roasted beetroot, goats curd, lambs lettuce and toasted seeds
Crab tian, avocado, smoked salmon, chilli, lime and garlic rostini
Leek, mushroom and truffle soup, potato scone

Roasted beef striploin, cream and garlic pot roast potatoes, wild mushrooms, rosemary and confit garlic gravy
Pan fried bream, parmentier potatoes, charred tender stem broccoli and sauce vierge
Smoked cheddar and caramelized onion rosti, rocket, tomato and wild garlic pesto

Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch, clotted cream
Eton mess, strawberries, mini meringues, mint and elderflower
Vanilla cheesecake, raspberries and white chocolate
Personalised creations including cupcake tiers and cheesecakes for your special day can be hand crafted on site

Loft Hire

If you need additional space The Coach House Loft (located above the Terrace) is a perfect room for a dance floor, fitted with facilities to make your evening entertainment effortless, suited to both DJs and live bands. Our entertainment license is until midnight.

Accommodation in the Lodge, Eyrie or Coachman’s Quarters

Our delightful detached Lodge is a five-bedroom holiday cottage accommodating nine people. The Lodge comprises of two double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms and a single, a large kitchen-dining-sitting room with wood burning stove, two shower rooms, a bathroom and another separate loo, drying room, patio area. Four of the five bedrooms look out across the lake and have spectacular views.

The Eyrie, located on the top floor of Brantwood is our self-catering apartment for two with unparalleled lake views, boasting beautiful interiors with original artworks and furnished to the highest standard for a comfortable stay.

The Coachman’s Quarters is our new self-catering studio apartment for two situated in the Coach House.  Consists of kitchen/dining area, double bed, cosy seating area and en-suite shower-room and toilet.  It also has wonderful views overlooking the lake.

More information about our accommodation can be found here

Next steps…

If you are considering Brantwood for your special day and would like to have a look around or get a bit of a tour, feel free to reach out to us.

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 to discuss your wedding ideas.

Our recommended partners

Steven Barber Photography
Steven’s work is a collection of candid moments which all add up to tell the story of not just your wedding day but the relationships you have with people in your life.

Mark Tattersall Photography
Mark enjoys photographing weddings all over the UK and beyond and has been featured in numerous magazines including ‘Country Living’, ‘You and Your Wedding’. He aims for his pictures to make you feel, remember and inspire, capturing more than details, smiles and tears.


Wolf & Raven Photography
Lois is a down-to-earth and creative photographer based in the Lake District, capturing weddings in a documentary style, embracing the uniqueness of each couple. With a passion for the wilderness and a love for Scotland, she thrives on diverse and individual weddings, forming genuine connections with her clients.

Steam Yacht Gondola
Float back in time and enjoy Coniston Water as the wealthy Victorians once did, travelling in style in the Gondola’s opulent saloons, or relaxing on desk in the spectacular scenery. The Terrace can provide food and drink if you embark at Brantwood jetty.

Photos of previous weddings held here at Brantwood can be found in the links below;

June 2018           August 2017

July 2016          August 2015

May 2013

Brantwood is an independent registered charity - The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD Telephone: 015394 41396