The perfect Cumbrian wedding venue for your celebration
You can’t beat the feeling of knowing everyone around you on your special day. Beautifully refurbished with a welcoming feel, Blaithwaite Country House Estate could be exclusively yours for your special day.
We can provide you with a wedding venue with a difference. With so many options, here’s what makes Blaithwaite unique.
Your Wedding, Your Way
We are a DIY venue, not a hotel. You will have the total flexibility, time and choice to have your wedding day exactly how you dreamed it would be. This means you can choose any style, decor, suppliers, number of guests*, catering, drinks and entertainment. No restrictive packages here! In fact, we love it when you think outside of the box so let your imagination go wild.
From intimate ceremonies for two, to marvellous marquee weddings for 400, we welcome weddings, civil and celebrant unions, and ceremonies of all types, religions and orientation.
*Other than, licencing, capacity and covid guidelines
Not Just a Number
Whether you choose to marry in church, a registry office or here at Blaithwaite, we pledge that our hearts and souls will go into your wedding day. Our dedicated events team is here to support you in creating your dream day.
With us you’re not just a number, we have no bride (or groom!) conveyor. You are important to us and that is why we limit our weddings to a maximum of only 15-20 per year. If you’d like to meet our team, then drop us a line so we can introduce ourselves.
You can choose from four amazing, yet completely different locations for your wedding ceremony here at Blaithwaite.
Many of our wedding days are in one of our four fabulous settings. Depending on your style and guest numbers, whether it’s summer or winter, inside or out, large or small, we will have a ceremony location that suits you.
An Estate with Space
With 250 acres of gardens and grounds including private formal Edwardian gardens, an ornate summerhouse, water gardens and a walled rose garden, you’ll be able to feel completely at peace on your wedding day and have plenty of options for photos too!
All this space gives you plenty of options for your reception if you are wanting a marquee reception, a tepee for a festival feel wedding, need to go big on numbers or simply love the outdoor wedding vibe. We’ve got locations around the estate for all party sizes. Our grounds also come with play areas, woodland walks, crazy golf and giant chess which will help to keep your guests entertained throughout your day!
Celebrate & Stay
Where else can you sleep up to 200 people at one venue in a range of self-catering accommodation? You can get exclusive use of our whole Estate, or as much flexibility as you need to make sure your wedding is a memorable get together for all your family and friends. As a minimum, you will have exclusive use of our beautiful Mansion House, the quirky Stables Cottage and private gardens to explore.
Want to make the most of your celebration? Then we can also offer you exclusive use for two or three extra nights around your wedding so you have plenty of opportunity for pre and post-wedding celebrations!Accommodation
The 'Evening Do'
If there’s one thing we know how to do well, it’s party and we know it’s an important part of your wedding celebrations. We are completely flexible and will do everything we can to accommodate your ideas.
Many couples make the most of our various outdoor spaces and venues in the evening too with late-night alfresco feasts, outdoor lounges in the courtyard (available to hire directly from us), drinks on the infinity terrace, dancing in Old Threshing Barn and even amazing firework displays.
Food, Glorious Food
No matter where you choose to have your reception, you have absolutely no restriction on dining options. Let your imagination run wild! Whether it’s a formal five-course meal, barbecue, hog roast, pizza, Jamaican street food, afternoon tea, buffet or bangers in a bun!
We, of course, can help you find the perfect supplier for your day from our list of tried, tested (and tasted) caterers and pop-up food vendors but you are of course welcome to find your own too (with no commission from us). The choice is completely yours!
Licensed until 1:00 am, we serve a fabulous range of reasonably priced beers, wines and spirits, many from local businesses and will happily organise a tasting with you before your special day! We also have optional extras such as cocktail carts and a gentleman’s whiskey chest.
Our wine list has been hand-selected by ourselves from a worldwide collection, we’ve got local breweries such as Hawkshead Brewery and Tirril Brewery that offer you a whole host of beers in the form of cask, keg or bottle, plus high-quality spirits from local distilleries such as The Lakes Distillery and Tipsy Filly.
Bar staff and glasses are all included in the hire with no minimum bar spend and we even supply a glass of fizz per guest on the house!
Our Little Black Book
We have a fantastic network of local suppliers. Each of our suppliers offers a friendly and professional experience in helping you achieve your dream wedding, event or celebration.
However, because this is YOUR day, we are more than happy for you to find your own suppliers for every element of your wedding. We love meeting new wedding businesses and would be delighted to work with them to create your dream day. Plus, we won’t take any commission.