£250 - £1000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
54 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
1 / 69
Instant Brochure!
Receive it immediately
Nestled at the southern tip of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, The Swan is the perfect wedding venue for you and your guests to celebrate the most important day in your lives.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
We also offer weddings for just the bride and groom/just a few guests and rather than our full wedding package we would be able to offer our Ball Room for the ceremony at a flat room hire rate and after the ceremony it would be up to the two of you really what you have in mind for your special day. We can of course simply reserve a table in the restaurant if you wish after or if you have anything else in mind, just let me know and we can have a look at different options. This offer is for a maximum of 15 guests.

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
All weddings at the Swan Hotel include: Reception drinks - 2-3 drinks per person Canapes Wedding breakfast - choose between 4 different menus from informal and relaxed to formally traditional Wine with your meal - 1/2 bottle per person Champagne toast - one glass with the speeches Evening buffet - choose from 2 different menus Wedding coordinator Master of ceremonies Bridal accommodation Red carpet Chair covers & sashes Choice of one favour - Grasmere Gingerbread® or 20cl bottle of Bottega Gold Rose Saturday and bank holiday Sunday weddings also include 1 hour Vu Spa treatment Evening DJ Two favours - Grasmere Gingerbread® and a 20cl bottle of Bottega Gold Rose.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence
Fireworks Permitted


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Spa On-Site
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Whether it is a small and intimate party for the closest family members or a big wedding party with all that comes with it, we intend to deliver a flawless experience for you and your guests to cherish forever. From the day of your first meeting with our wedding coordinator to the day you say “I do” you will receive an excellent service from our team and we will together tailor the perfect day to suit your idea of how you want to celebrate your marriage. Our glamorous Ball Room with original large Georgian windows offering views over the river is perfect for your ceremony. Your wedding breakfast can be taken in our elegant Conservatory with dazzling chandelier or in our rustic Barn with its vintage country style. The Club Room's private bar, Bose sound system and fibre optic lighting will make your evening reception into a great party. It is impressive and romantic, as well as friendly and welcoming. Every couple has a different vision of their perfect day. We will make your day effortless and we will plan every detail with you. We believe that working together is the key to planning your dream day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Hanna
Hello! My name is Hanna and I am the Events Manager here at The Swan. Having worked at the hotel since 2014, I have been lucky enough to be part of so many lovely couples' special day! With over 160 weddings behind me, I understand it’s not just about the flowers and first dance, but all the details in between. From the day of our first meeting tp the day you say “I do” you will receive an excellent service from myself and the team. So get in touch today and let's start planning!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Susie and Simon
Happy couple married in September
December 2020
Exactly what we wanted
Having reviewed this last year with a view to holding our wedding here, we finally managed to go ahead after a postponement due to Covid. From the beginning of the day until the end, it went smoothly and exactly what we wanted. The weather just about held out. The food was amazing as was the service. Big thanks to Hanna and the other members of the team too many to mention. It was the most perfect day and we will be back.
Jo and Derek
Happy couple married in September
December 2020
"Wouldn't change a single thing"
Dear Hanna, Firstly I would like to say a huge, massive, giant "Thank You" to YOU for all your help, communication and invaluable support and advice you provided from day 1 of our wedding planning journey. On the day you worked tirelessly and this was very much appreciated in order to give us an amazing day. We could not fault anything and the food was soooo nice too. The upgrade was an amazing touch and, as you could see by my reaction, totally out of this world and a lovely treat for us. The whole time spent at The Swan was enjoyed by us all and the feedback from our guests needs to be passed on to YOU firstly and your Team. My mother-in-law also said how nice all the staff were, as she has restricted mobility but refuses to let this stop her, and was given friendly advice about getting outside for a walk and offering drinks to be carried for her. We had an amazing Wedding Day at The Swan, which I have to say was my Husband's favourite venue in our search but I will let him take that point shhh haha, and wouldn't change a single thing. I would highly recommend all the suppliers we used too; Blusch, Gareth, Lorraine and in the end, Flowers By Arrangement and of course Bakery No. 4. We had a lovely day with our closest family and friends in an amazing venue which offered everything that was important to us; family-friendly, quirky interior, nice food, great location in a relaxing environment - we will treasure our day forever, perfect! Best wishes for your continued success at The Swan and we look forward to returning again soon!
Josie and Sam
Happy couple married in September
December 2020
You helped make our day really special
Hi Hanna, We both just wanted to say how thankful we are to you for all your help and support in our wedding day and the many months before it. You have always responded to the many random emails I have sent you and it hasn’t been stressful at all planning a wedding at the swan when we live so far away. You helped make our day really special and it didn’t feel like this was just your job, it felt like you genuinely enjoyed it and we’re there to help us exactly when you said you would be. You were an absolute super star and I want to do it all over again, the whole day :-) Best wishes in your future and again thank you for everything. Mr and Mrs Kendall Xxxxxx
Ben and Keeley
Happy couple married in September
December 2020
Second to none
We have just got back from honeymoon and I wanted to drop you both an email to thank you both so much for such a wonderful day on 16th August. The planning and preparation from the Swan was second to none and apart from the weather, we cannot fault anything with the day. Simply superb! Many people have commented on the standard of food being excellent, drinks flowing well all day, timings were great and the barn looked absolutely stunning for the wedding breakfast. Thank you both. I know I was a pain in the a*** in the planning for this but you were both excellent! We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the Swan as a venue for a wedding!
Angela and Matthew
Happy couple married in September
December 2020
We had the best day ever.
Hi Hanna I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for everything you did for us. Everything was perfect and we had the best day ever. We have had so many compliments about how great the venue was and how lovely the food was. We really appreciate all your hard work. With love from Angela & Matthew xxx
Sophia and Lee
Happy couple married in July
December 2020
One we will truly treasure in the years to come
Hi Hanna, Hope you're well. Now we're back from our mini moon we just wanted to write a quick note to say a massive thank you for all of yours and your teams efforts on our wedding day. It was am amazing experience all weekend from start to finish and one we will truly treasure in the years to come. Everything was perfect and and went so smoothly and most of that was down to you so thank you so much. We'll be back to visit in the future so will hopefully see you again one day. All our best, Sophia and Lee xx
Location & Contact Details


Newby Bridge, Lake Windermere, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NB, England

Travel Notes

Just 15 minutes from the M6 we are really accessible for those coming from Lancaster and Manchester way as well as the North and we are just a short drive away from the buzz of Bowness and Windermere.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6 - Junciton 36

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Manchester Airport

Follow This Supplier On


Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Oh I couldn't pick one! Summer weddings are always a favourite when the drinks reception can be spent outside in the sunshine!

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

Do not worry about the little things and just enjoy every minute of your magical day together! We will take care of everything behind the scenes so that all you need to focus on is absorbing all the love and the amazing memories in the making with your family and friends!

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

We had a really special visit once from a couple of storm troopers who were moving around the hotel and even took part in the wedding ceremony. They offered lots of interesting photo opportunities for both the couple and their guests!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Quirky, rustic, relaxed, friendly, romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

You can take a romantic stroll down the river towards our marina and step out on one of the little jetties for dreamy pictures. Quirky boathouses and by-passing Swans on the water give you the perfect backdrop for your wedding pictures. Our beautiful Nature Trail also make a lovely setting and you may even be lucky enough to catch a charming steam train going past in the background!

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

We get lots of celebrities coming to stay at the hotel, but we haven't had one at a wedding just yet! We have words that Harry Styles' sister is attending one next year though!

What’s your favourite canapé?

The mini Cumberland sausages with a honey and mustard glaze are particularly moorish and are always the first to run low!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Who can resist a bacon/sausage or fish finger butty after a few glasses of prosecco!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Not only do we have stunning and romantic indoor spaces, we are also lucky enough to have the beautiful river Leven right on our doorstep as well as the gorgeous five-arched stone bridge across it which dates back as far as 1651. It is a truly grand entrance to the hotel and provides amazing photo opportunities.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We love all the quirky décor and the esthetics of the hotel, and the fact that we are family friendly is something we really shout about. And although it is not finished yet, we are super excited for the huge development the hotel is currently undergoing - with 30 new bedrooms and a new spa with hydrotherapy in-and-out pool, outdoor hot tubs, thermal rooms - it will be a great experience for yourself and your guest to enjoy during their time with us!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne