The UK is known for some of the most beautiful wedding venues and Cumbria in particular has some of the most lovely countryside landscapes. This area is also known for its magnificent lakes and the venues range from quaint countryside barns to majestic castles. Now, if you’re set on having your wedding in Cumbria, we will now look at a couple of tips and guidelines on how to choose a fantastic venue as well as a couple of possible venues.
The first thing that you should determine is your wedding venue budget. It is possible to spend as little as £500 on a venue or over £20,000. So, it is best to look at various venues and the typical costs to rent them for the day. This will give you a good idea on what you can expect and help you to determine a wedding venue budget. If you’re looking for a cheap option, then one possible venue is the Cragwood Country House Hotel which will cost between £3,380 – £5,260. This is a beautiful rustic hotel that overlooks a lake and it can hold up to 120 people. On the other hand, if you have a larger budget, you can look at options such as Augill Castle, Merewood Country House Hotel, Another Place, The Lake, Silverholme, Abbey House Hotel and Gardens etc.
Next, once you have a budget, you can start to look at various venues that suit the theme of your wedding. This is extremely important since you don’t want to choose an unsuitable venue for your theme. For example, if you want to have a very classy black tie wedding, then you shouldn’t choose an old barn as a venue. If you want to be able to have a special feature such as a lake in your wedding, then you will have to choose a venue that actually has a suitable lake.
It can be very challenging to sort though the dozens of different venues and choose just the right one. Therefore, a good idea would be to hire an experienced Cumbria wedding planner.