Hidden River Cabins

(28)
£15000 - £80000 for a package
Up to 250
46 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Last dates for 2022/2023!
Hidden River Barn is home to secluded log cabins that are nestled along the riverside. The Barn is truly unique venue situated in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside.
Pricing & Costs

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£70

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£15,000
Maximum Price
£80,000
Number of Guests Included
250
Use of the Hidden River Barn, wedding coordinator, minimum accommodation, catering and more.
What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
250
Reception Capacity
160
No. of Bedrooms
46
Sleeps No. of People
112
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
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

Other
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The new Hidden River Barn was finished in 2020 and has been designed to a rustic, modern industrial theme. The Barn can hold from 50-250 people. In keeping with the rustic theme of our site, all log cabins can be hired for your guests to stay and have a wonderful wedding experience along with additional accommodation we have recently finished. 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. 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 as is our new Hidden River Barn. Invite all of your family and friend to Hidden River Cabins and let them enjoy our luxury accommodation, all have hot tubs and stunning views. We provide the catering and bar services for weddings and are able to tailor your menu to your requirements. We can offer a wide a range of catering options 3 x Course Meals, BBQ's, Hog Roasts etc. We do weddings during the week on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Our weekend weddings are on a Saturday. Don't hesitate to contact us with any further questions about The Hidden River Barn.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gillian, Laura, Robyn
Hidden River Cabins is a one of a kind venue, coupled with our experienced team we will make your celebrations a day to remember.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(28)
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Narinder and Emma
Happy couple married in January
February 2022
A remarkable place
"As you walk around the Hidden River site, you get a real picture/sense of what your wedding could be – relaxed, at your own pace and a place where guests can unwind and leave their stresses behind for the weekend. Upon our first visit to the wedding venue, we were stunned at just how beautiful the entire site is. We helped ourselves to a coffee at the gorgeous and intimate Hidden River Café while every passing staff member greeted us with a warm welcome. We met with the owner Rob who kindly showed us around the entire wedding site. The accommodation is all built to an exceptionally high standard and warming/inviting. We quickly felt at ease and all of our questions were answered and reassurances were given, particularly as we had concerns over cancellation policies due to the pandemic. During the planning phase, we worked with the team (Gillian, Robyn and Laura) who answered our questions professionally and promptly. The team did everything to accommodate our requests (even left field requests such as renting shuffleboards) and it was a joy to plan with them. Laura became our dedicated wedding coordinator and invited us up to the Hidden River Barn for our first face-to-face planning and food/wine tasting session. At this point we began to work together on the formal wedding planning and documentation. Laura explained everything we needed to do in the run up to the wedding, discussed the timings of the day and provided advice on what works best (in her experience coordinating many weddings) to ensure flow throughout the day. We tried the Greek banquet sharer for our tasting and loved every bit of it. The quality of food was fantastic (something all of our guests subsequently complimented the venue on). We asked for one small amendment to the menu with the chef and an extra supplement from the Moroccan menu, both of which were deemed no trouble at all (though we felt cheeky asking!) giving us plenty of comfort. We continued to converse with the Hidden River team over the coming months to get all the final details, ad hoc requests and documents completed for the big day. Fast forward to the wedding weekend – just so happens that Storm Arwen decided to roll on through. We were greeted at the Café and decided to have lunch before setting up. The food was delicious. We were given access to the accommodation early. The fires had been lit to give the cabins warmth prior to our guests’ arrival (a lovely touch) with a personalised welcome instructional sheet for guests of our wedding who quickly began settling in. We decided on the ‘hidden river feast’ package for the weekend with burgers in the evening for guests at the Café on the Friday night. We enjoyed great food and great service throughout the evening. This is when things were starting to go wrong due to factors beyond anyone’s control! Storm Arwen was in full force. Some of our guests were unable to get to the venue due to fallen trees blocking the entrances/exits (and some motorways were being closed such as the A1). Two of our guests were unable to get back to their accommodation (which was offsite) as their taxi had not turned up. The staff at the cafe offered to drive them home. Where else would you get service like this? The staff took it upon themselves to do everything they could to help our stranded guests. The wedding day arrived. We woke up to no electricity at 6am due to the storm damage. We were given an emergency number to call for the venue, which was a direct line to Rob (the owner). We outlined the situation and the fallen trees that were blocking the path (after the father of the bride went investigating the damage). By 9am, Rob had rallied a team (with local farmers) to cut through the trees and move them off the road and sourced a backup generator, all so that our day could go ahead. Contingency planning at its finest. The venue and Laura worked directly with our suppliers and the registrar, explaining the best path (recently cleared) to enter the venue site (as satnav would have taken them to fallen trees). In such a unique set of circumstances, I have never seen such dedication, tenacity, teamwork and compassion as I did that day. From the top window of the Hidden River House, we saw Laura (our coordinator) literally climbing over large trees to be with us and tell us what was happening and the plan that was already in motion. The electricity came back on at 10am and our ceremony was only delayed by 45 minutes and the rest of the day went as scheduled. For the effort that we witnessed that day, my wife and I will forever be grateful to the entire Hidden River team. Our guests stayed on site for the full weekend and we were even gifted with a thick blanket of snow on the day after our wedding. Relaxing in the hot tub, surrounded by beautiful snowy scenery, was the perfect way to spend our Sunday. We also had a delicious 3-course roast dinner as a part of the weekend feast package. Hidden River is a stunning, unique venue and will forever have a special place in our hearts. We loved it from the moment we stepped foot on site, our journey from then on was seamless and our ending was the most perfect wedding day we could have hoped for. Many couples (us included) will look at multiple venues when planning their wedding and if you have any doubts about Hidden River… all we can say is don’t. How many people can say their wedding venue helped stranded guests get home, chopped down and even climbed over trees, sourced backup generators and supported all of your suppliers to save your wedding…. And did it all with a reassuring smile on their face? Hidden River is a truly a remarkable place."
M
Mr & Mrs Shephard
Happy couple married in October
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!
A
Asha & Mike
Happy couple married in October
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.
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Clare & Ben
Happy couple married in September
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!
L
Liz and Andrew
Happy couple married in September
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
G
Gemma & Dave
Happy couple married in September
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 💕
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Follow our postcode CA6 5TU and look for the sign "Hidden River Cabins"

Nearest Town

Longtown

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6

Nearest Train Station

Carlisle

Nearest Airport

Carlisle

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(1)

Industry Awards (1)

Bridebook North West Wedding Venue of the Year
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding here has been fantastic!

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

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rustic, chic, industrial, modern, wow

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

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

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes

What’s your favourite canapé?

Pork Belly!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Wood fired pizzas

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

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