The Windermere Suite set for a wedding breakfast

Windermere Suite at Lakeside

An exclusive wedding venue with its own '4 star superior' hotel

The beauty of the Windermere Suite for your wedding party is that you have it all to yourselves, offering you and your guests the best of all possible worlds, the discreet privacy afforded by our Windermere Suite and the four star splendour of Lakeside Hotel.

Special Wedding Ceremony

Your wedding ceremony will take place inside the magnificent setting of our hotel on the shores of Windermere, either in our Oak room or Lakeside Suite, depending on the size of your party. Following which, we will host your drinks reception on our landscaped lawns leading down to the water's edge or in our stunning conservatory overlooking the lake. Our gardens also provide a spectacular location for your photographs. Our resident pianist, Peter Brown, is often available to play for your Wedding Ceremony and/or Drinks Reception.

Memorable drinks reception cruise

After which, why not take advantage of our hotel's unique lake-front location with an unforgettable lake cruise for your drinks reception.  Imagine you, your family and friends sipping sparkling Champagne and tasting delicious canapes aboard your own private boat as you sail serenely along.  Windermere Lake Cruises, situated opposite the hotel, can organise a one or two hour cruise leaving from directly outside our hotel.

Wonderful wedding breakfast

On returning from your cruise, you make for the Windermere Suite flooded with natural light, for a truly private wedding breakfast.  In total, the Windermere Suite can accommodate up to 80 wedding guests.  The paved terrace at the rear offers a scenic area to congregate for al fresco aperitifs, while nothing has been overlooked inside.  The main suite is air conditioned and equipped with radio microphones (and induction loop system) to broadcast the speeches and best man's jokes clearly to all corners of the room and adaptive lighting allows you to create the perfect mood.  There is also a large projection screen and two plasma screens to connect to your laptop or play back DVDs, say from your absent friends. For the soundtrack, Windermere Suite's latest audio visual technology allows you to simply plug in your iPod or other device to play your personal choice of music.

Individual entertaining and evening snacks

One of the secrets of a successful wedding is keeping everyone happy.  Our switchable glass screen (from clear to opaque) between the main suite and lounge allows you to create two distinct rooms, instantly at the touch of a button;so for example you can create a special space for younger guests or a separate spot for those seeking a quieter sanctuary.  We also offer the option of a babysitter.  Incidentally, Windermere Suite is all on one level, making it easily accessible for guests.

Enjoy all the beauty of Lakeside Hotel

Your wedding guests staying over will be able to appreciate the full Lakeside Hotel experience - our bedrooms beautiful blend of country house character and contemporary design and our sumptuous breakfasts.  Most may be arriving by car, for whom there is plenty of parking in the car park opposite the hotel.

Finally - we may be able to offer a special discount for your guests.  If you are planning well ahead, which is probably the case, please contact our Reservations team about the savings available on room bookings made 75 days in advance.

Suggested itinerary

  • Civil Ceremony - 1.00pm
  • Drinks Reception & Photographs - 1.30 - 2.30pm
  • 1 hour lake cruise with Windermere Lake Cruises 2.30-3.30pm
  • Wedding breakfast from 4pm

Please contact Verity Stephenson for further details and prices on 015395 30001
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