The Inn On The Lake, Cumbria

£1500 - £4500 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
44 Bedrooms
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The 4-star Inn on the Lake hotel is a beautiful, romantic wedding venue perfectly positioned on the shores of Ullswater lake within the Lake District. Set in 15 acres of landscapes grounds.
Pricing & Costs

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What is included in this pricing:
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
The Inn on the Lake is one of the most romantic places you will ever experience... Imagine a place with breathtaking scenery where dreams are made. We have the perfect venue for your wedding day set in 15 acres of landscaped grounds with sweeping lawns to the lakeshore. The most special day of your life could not be more magical than at The Inn on the Lake. The garden gazebo is licensed for Civil Ceremonies and with the backdrop of the lake, it is the most idyllic setting to say your vows. We offer the finest cuisine in our 2 AA rosette Lake View Restaurant which can accommodate 100 people. With its spectacular setting on the shore of Ullswater, the Inn on the Lake is ideal for your wedding photographs from the private lakeshore with three jetties to the luxurious, newly refurbished Lake View lounges and restaurant. When you reserve your wedding with our dedicated team, we can guarantee you a unique day with memories to treasure. We extend an open invitation for you to view The Inn on the Lake Hotel with a member of our dedicated wedding team.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kerri
Friendly and approachable, here to help your wedding journey every step of the way


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Rachel Healey-Evans
Happy couple Married on August
September 2022
Best day ever!
We finally got our day on 11th august 2022 on our 3rd date after covid cancellations. Our day was worth every day we waited and more! It really was the best day of our life. We knew when we first viewed the venue this was the one for us, and honestly it blew us and all our guests away. Everyone has told us it is one of the best wedding they have been too and that is down to getting married in such a special place. The venue will look after you from the minute you book, a special thank you to Kerri for being there and so supportive through all of the cancellations and made planning so easy. Jonathan made our day run so smooth, and it went without a hitch! Our outdoor ceremony was everything we could have dreamed of. If you have the chance to book the steamer for after your wedding ceremony, I highly recommend. It set the vibe for our night and there was nothing better than seeing the beautiful lake with all of our guests dancing. Overall just the most helpful venue who made our entire day stress free and make sure we had the best day in every part of the day!
James & Georgie
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
Best day ever
We got married on Saturday 6th August and we honestly had our dream day. James proposed in Ullswater, so we knew it would be perfect for us to getting married at the Inn on the Lake. The venue, the food, and the surroundings are dreamy and we would 100% recommend it to anyone looking for a venue for their big day. We especially liked the fact that we could have our ceremony outside overlooking the lake. Kerri and the team were always on hand to answer any questions, and made us feel at ease on the day. Thank you for the best day! Georgie & James
Robin & Blyss
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
The BEST wedding team and venue for our happily ever after!
We fell in love with The Inn on the Lake before we were even engaged. Viewing it as a wedding venue only made us love it even more. The wedding team (especially Kerri) was the icing on the cake. As a covid wedding, we postponed 3 times and ended up having a small intimate wedding of 12 when allowed, then we had our big wedding day with all of our guests a year later. Kerri was on the other end of the phone every step of the way, calming my tears and doing everything in her power to rearrange our wedding day(s). Without this special lady, I [the bride] do not know how I would have kept my nerves through all the date changes. Kerri and her wonderful team made sure we had two beautiful wedding days and everything at the venue was perfect, our wedding co-ordinator Thomas made sure every detail was covered. This whole team at The Inn on the Lake make you feel a part of their family from the moment you step into their company. A perfect wedding venue and team for one of the most special days of your life. Thank you to The Inn on the Lake from a very happy husband and wife. We will see you again soon.
Ellie and Anthony
Happy couple Married on July
August 2022
The most beautiful location!
Wow! Where to even begin! We had an original wedding date in July 2020, but unfortunately the world had other ideas and we finally got our big day in July 2022. But oh it was so worth the wait! The day was absolutely perfect and most of that is down to the venue itself. The best part: the setting! It's absolutely perfect. Between the lake and 360 mountain view, there was no question that this would be our wedding venue as soon as we saw it. We had 90% decided based on photographs alone, before visiting the venue which just confirmed our decision. Whatever the weather, the place is stunning. The team! From Gary who initially showed us around, Kerri who was always at the end of an email or phone call (for two years longer than she'd anticipated, thanks covid!), to Jonathan who coordinated our day and made everything run so smoothly. Nothing was ever too much for these guys. Whilst they must have lots of practise, given the popularity of the venue, everything was very personal and we were so comfortable talking to everyone. I had booked the bridal suite for the night before the wedding and my bridesmaids joined me in the morning to get ready. At some points, we had about 11 people in the room but it was plenty big enough. We were able to choose our breakfast and this was delivered to us on the morning of the wedding along with ice buckets and champagne glasses. My husband (!) also got ready at the venue in a separate room, but we didn't cross paths at all as I was happily self contained in the suite. His belongings were all moved to our bridal suite during the day and it was completely hassle free for us. We had our ceremony outside in the gazebo, our meal in the lake view room and our evening function in the ramblers bar. During the day, so many guests told us that it was the most stunning setting for a wedding they'd ever been to. No matter which parts of the ground you are in, you are surrounded by beauty. I've looked at our photos so many times already! I cannot speak highly enough of this venue and the team!
Kay & Bobby
Happy couple Married on July
August 2022
The most amazing venue you'll find
Our Cyprus wedding was cancelled due to COVID lockdowns and we decided we wanted to get married in the UK but still have a holiday feel to the venue. After spending 7 hours driving to Glenridding from the previous venue in Devon, we weren't sure what to expect but the moment we pulled up in the car we knew this was the place for us. The venue is simply stunning. The grounds are well looked after, they have ample parking and a view to die for. There are seperate rooms for every part of your day so you won't feel like you need to get out and hover whilst they try and turn the room around like in some of the venues we looked at. And every part is as beautiful as the next. However what really made our wedding special, as beautiful as the venue is, were the team. They genuinely feel like a wedding family to you. The GM, Gary, completed our show round and from that moment to the moment we left, we felt like royalty. Kerri who coordinates was calm and patient and answered all my questions ahead of the day. Jonathan ran our day and was a superstar - he kept us all on time, dealt with delays due to us or our guests and looked after everyone with a smile on his face the whole time. He even found out the rugby score for us all when we inconveniently planned our wedding on a day that clashed with an England match! I plan events as part of my role and knew it would be difficult to switch off and let someone else run the day but I didn't think twice about it knowing that the IOTL had it covered. We arrived at the hotel with 48 boxes of items I'd made or bought... I can only imagine what a nightmare that was but I didn't hear a single complaint. There are too many people to thank at the hotel for our day but I can promise you if you book here, you won't regret it for a second. Our guests are raving about it!
Emily & Tom
Happy couple Married on June
July 2022
The Perfect Wedding Day!
We had our wedding day in June 2022 at the Inn on the Lake, Glenridding, Ullswater, and wow what an amazing day. We booked our wedding in the midst of the covid pandemic and despite the chaos of canceled weddings, the Inn on the Lake was 100% responsive and attentive to us from day one. We loved the venue when we viewed it, it really takes your breath away. A really luxurious feeling venue, set in the most amazing landscape of Cumbrian lakes and fells. The hotel sits on the edge of Lake Ullswater, and is a stone's throw from Helvellyn. We knew this setting would make for some amazing pictures on the day and we weren't wrong. Kerri and the wedding team helped us in the 2-year build-up to our wedding, answering any and every question we threw their way, no matter how silly. On the day before our wedding, our wedding coordinator Jonathan walked us through the day in detail which was fantastic, we felt we knew exactly what to expect. The wedding day itself went more smoothly than we could have ever imagined. We literally had to do nothing all day which meant we could be present with our family and friends, and celebrate with not one single stress. The food and drinks were all fantastic and everything went to plan. It is the extra little touches that the wedding team does for you that makes this venue so special, from straightening your dress before you walk down the aisle, bringing emergency prosecco to the room whilst you're getting ready because you ran out, and even driving you across to the Ullswater Steamers so you can enjoy a lake cruise on the water with all your guests. The day was perfect from start to finish, we can't recommend it enough if you're looking for a stress-free wedding day, in what is the pinnacle of the lake district's settings. Thank you Inn on the Lake!
Location & Contact Details


Lake Ullswater, Glenridding, Cumbria, CA11 0PE, England

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4 star, 2 rosette

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding here is amazing and unique, we couldn't possibly choose one!

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

There are so many tips, but one important thing to remember is that it is your wedding day about the two of you. Try not to get overwhelmed by other people's opinions and enjoy the planning process. It will all be worth it in the end!

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

Personalized handmade favours always stand out to me.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Breath-taking, luxurious, stunning, bespoke, personal

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

It's so hard to choose just one because there are lots of beautiful photo opportunities across our landscaped grounds, however we find that our 3 private jetties that extend onto Ullswater lake attract most couples. Another personal favourite photo spot of ours is next to the reflection pool. You get the lake and mountains behind, but get a reflection of the couple in the pool - it's really quite magic and unique to our venue.

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

We absolutely have, from famous Hollywood actors to Grammy award-winning singers and Olympic athletes to sports stars.

What’s your favourite canapé?

All of our canapes are incredible, however our Cumbrian Chipolatas cooked in wholegrain mustard & honey really do showcase how delicious our local cuisine is!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Without a doubt a it has to be a sweetie buffet for adults. There's nothing better than having a little bag of sweets to take home.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our lake shore location with a breath-taking view and 3 private jetties. There aren't many other UK venues surrounded by mountains where you can say 'I do' only metres away from a gorgeous lake.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are most proud of our incredible wedding team and staff who go above and beyond to provide you with personal levels of service. It's not only the stunning location that will make your day memorable, but all our friendly team members will provide a service to be remembered also.

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