Hidden River Cabins

£295 for Venue Hire
Up to 250
22 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
We are still taking bookings and enquiries through the lockdown. We are doing video tours via iPhone so please do book in if you would like a virtual show round. If you would like to book a wedding showround we are taking bookings from 2nd December so please do call 01228791318 to arrange with our Wedding Coordinators.
Hidden River is home to secluded log cabins that are nestled along the riverside. A truly unique venue situated in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Log Cabins
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
We pride ourselves on being a bespoke venue, your wedding day is exactly that - 'yours'. We will accommodate your ideas, creativity and inventiveness wherever we can. Our wedding co-ordinator is also unique, she is with you every step of the way, from your initial show round to your wedding day - she'll guide and support you throughout the whole process. Read our reviews to get an insight into the wonderful weddings we have been privileged to hold here. All of our beautiful log cabins and oak framed reception building are licensed for your ceremony. Your wedding day can be over too quickly so why not choose Hidden River Cabins where your family and guests will be thrilled to enjoy a holiday whilst attending your wedding! Our luxury accommodation all have hot tubs and stunning views which will make everyone feel relaxed. We provide the catering and bar services for weddings and are able to tailor your menu to your requirements. We can offer Banqueting, 3 x Course Meals, BBQ's, Hog Roasts etc. To build on our current facilities Hidden River Cabins are brimming with excitement as we are embarking on the construction of a beautiful new Hidden River Barn set in a stunning riverside location. The Barn will be designed to incorporate a mixture of both new and old features boasting seating for up to 250 guests. With a mezzanine level overlooking the ancient woodland and the River Lyne this will be the perfect location for your ceremony or a more intimate celebration. We have artists' impressions and architectural drawings available to view, the Barn is currently being lovingly constructed with the same quality ethos that Hidden River Cabins operates across the entire site whilst making the most of the natural beauty of the area. The Hidden River Barn will be completed in Winter 2019/20 and we are currently taking appointments for show rounds for forward bookings for weddings in 2020 onwards.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gillian
Hidden River Cabins is an amazing venue and coupled with our experienced team will make your celebrations a dream come true so get in touch and we can begin the journey together.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mr & Mrs Shephard
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Nothing but amazing!
We got married at the stunning Hidden River Cabins on 25th October 2018. Right from viewing the venue back in January to after the wedding Gillian couldn’t have been more helpful and went over and above in helping me organise things. The cabins themselves are incredible and all the little details are thought of and catered for. We booked 4 cabins for ourselves and our guests for 3 nights and everyone has already looked into coming back with their families they were so impressed. The surroundings are just so peaceful and beautiful it was just perfect. The food - just wow! Tom is a real credit and has a great talent. Our 3 course wedding breakfast was amazing. It was by far the best 3 days spent with friends and family in the most stunning setting - can not recommend enough!
Asha & Mike
Married in October 2018
November 2018
The perfect day
Had the most perfect day for our wedding. Nothing was too much trouble for the team and everything was so personal.
Clare & Ben
Married in September 2018
December 2018
So much better than we could have wished for!
We got married here at the end of September. It was STUNNING! Seriously it could not have been more perfect. Throughout the planning process the team here had been on hand to answer any questions we had and help us create the vision for our wedding. They pretty much gave us free reign in the cabin to decorate it ourselves. Which eventually gave us the foundation to set up our own business (Sawdust & Soul). I cannot than them enough for everything they did for us!
Liz and Andrew
Married in September 2018
December 2018
Great venue, lovely people.
Had a great day, really relaxed and chilled, what we both wanted. All the guests had a great time, commenting that the food (bbq buffet and hog roast) was the best that they had had at a Wedding. Very special wedding to remember! X
Gemma & Dave
Married in September 2018
November 2018
Our magical dream wedding venue
Hidden River Cabins provided us with our personal, unique and outdoor wedding ceremony whilst feeding our guests with beautiful food and creating an unforgettable couple of days holiday for all 26 of us! The team are so lovely and flexible with anything you want for your day! A lot of places we viewed only offered certain packages but Hidden River were all about us ☺️ There are so many photos we wanted to upload to show this venue off in all its glory but it only lets me upload one so here is the cabin we had our ceremony outside of 💕
Teresa Maguire
Married in September 2018
November 2018
A magical location
In September 2018 we got married at Hidden River Cabins. We are from the midlands, but travelling to this venue was well worth it. We could fine nothing else like it. We also had many guests flying in from Ireland and it is well positioned for choices of airports. We took over the whole site which was incredible. Not only was it a day to remember, but a weekend! We hired in a marquee and everything needed to equip this and got married on the site as having an outside ceremony was essential for us. What a view we had. The Hidden River Cabins team are incredible. The wedding coordinator is amazing - supportive from start to finish. We could not have asked for more. All of our guests commented on how wonderful the food was on the day, the chef is a genius. The site is run by a lovely family and they really make you feel at home and part of it from the very beginning. If you are looking for something different, an incredible backdrop, first class food and premium accommodation, this is the venue to go for. Thanks again to everyone at Hidden River for giving us the weekend of our lives. x
Location & Contact Details


Hidden River Cottage, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 5TU, England

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Bridebook North West Wedding Venue of the Year

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Leave enough time to enjoy the experience of Hidden River Cabins and relax with your guests

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

1000 Hanging Paper Cranes all folded by the Groom

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Cabins, River, Ruins, Woodland, House - too many to have 1 favourite location

What’s your favourite canapé?

Pork Belly!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Location and Backdrop as well as our Crittle windows in the Hidden River Barn

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our excellent reviews from our previous couples and guests