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.

Planning your day

We know that your wedding day is the culmination of months of thinking, designing and preparing. On your initial visit, our Wedding Coordinator can walk you around site, show you the ceremony rooms, the gardens, the accommodation and round off your visit with a hot drink in The Terrace Coffee House and Restaurant. We offer a limited number of wedding bookings per year, giving us the time to focus on each ceremony we host.

Sit down in The Terrace with our Head Chef and design your perfect menu. Once this is finalised our Sommelier can help you find the ideal wine to accompany your selection.

Ahead of your special day, bring your close family and friends for a visit so they can share in your excitement and expectation.
On the day, our Wedding Coordinator and staff will be on hand to ensure that you and your guests are looked after each step of the way.

With four historic rooms to choose from, we can accommodate intimate weddings for up to 12 guests, as well as larger weddings for up to 60.

Our wedding package includes flowers for the ceremony room, canapés or nibbles, a glass of prosecco for your guests as well as a choice of a three course meal, buffet or seasonal afternoon tea.

As a guide to help you budget, our charges range from £600 for a simple ceremony with just a couple of guests to £5,500 if you are looking for a few days accommodation on site with your close friends and family, one of our larger ceremony rooms, a full wedding breakfast for 60 guests and a party in the loft.

Intimate Weddings

The Annexe

This room was added by Joan Severn as a ladies’ garden room. The octagonal shape is unusual, with three of the sides of the octagon offering spectacular views across the Rose Garden to Coniston fells beyond. On the ground floor, this room is wheelchair accessible, can accommodate up to 12 guests and is available between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.

The Perch

This corner room is situated within the Eyrie apartment on the top floor of Brantwood House. The corner window provides fabulous views down the Lake and across to Coniston Old Man. The lofty height of this apartment gives a sense of being secluded amongst the mountains. Many wedding couples choose to stay in the Eyrie apartment for a few nights for their honeymoon, following the ceremony. Accommodating up to 10 guests, the Perch is available for a ceremony all day until 6pm.

Classic Weddings

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 40 guests. The grand piano is a beautiful feature which can be played during the ceremony, and in the hallway just outside the room, a drinks reception can be enjoyed after the service. The room is available between 4.30pm 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 60 guests. The room is available between 4pm and 6.30pm.

Brantwood estate contains 250 acres of woodland and gardens. Not only do these create the most beautiful backdrop for your photographs, they also supply the flowers for your ceremony. We understand that flowers can be one of the most important aspects of your day. You let us know your colour preferences and our gardener will pick the day before your wedding, fresh for the ceremony. If you would like bouquets and buttonholes, we also use a local florist to supplement our own flowers to create natural, seasonal displays.

Add any of the following to your special day

Menu Tasting
If you are struggling to make a final decision, join our Head Chef and Wedding Coordinator for a food and wine tasting afternoon
Great addition to your wedding breakfast
Tea and Coffee
Served at any point during your day to keep your guests bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
White Table Linen
For a crisp clean look
Extra Flowers
Get your bouquet or additional ceremony flowers hand picked from our gardens
Gondola Cruise
Take an unforgettable cruise on Coniston Water on the Steam Yacht Gondola
Wedding Cake
Our Chef will make your unique wedding cake ideas come to life
Wedding Favours
Locally made keepsakes for your guests
Coach Hire
Let us help organise your guests arrival and departure from Brantwood
Furniture Hire
For an alternative look and additional seating

Traditional Wedding Breakfast Sample Menu

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 and Marquee Hire

Our loft is a perfect space 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.

If you wanted a little extra space, our marquee is the perfect addition for a summer wedding. Heaters, lights and candles can be provided and additional chairs can be rented.

Hire these spaces out individually or together.

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.

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.

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 Fax: 015394 41263