Inn on the Lake For Weddings |



Inn on the Lake wedding venue in the Lake District offers a stunning lakeshore location with picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. Built in 1872 with 15 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the venue provides an array of captivating photo opportunities for your special day. The venue offers a garden gazebo for Civil Ceremonies, providing a gorgeous backdrop for exchanging vows and capturing memorable moments under the illuminated gazebo at night.

For indoor ceremonies, the Glenridding Suite presents sweeping views over the landscaped grounds, lakeshore, and fells, offering an intimate and elegant setting. The venue’s renowned cuisine, crafted by talented chefs using the finest local ingredients, promises an unforgettable dining experience for attending guests. Additionally, the venue offers three private jetties extending from the private lakeshore, guaranteeing magical photo opportunities to cherish for generations.

Location and Setting

Nestled within 15 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds, Inn on the Lake offers an unparalleled lakeshore location, providing an idyllic backdrop for exchanging vows and capturing timeless moments. The venue’s three private jetties and newly refurbished Lake View lounges, Restaurant, and outdoor Terrace offer panoramic views of the picturesque setting.

Capacity and Facilities

Boasting versatile event spaces, including the garden gazebo, licensed for Civil Ceremonies, and the Glenridding Suite, which offers sweeping views over the landscaped grounds and lakeshore, Inn on the Lake is equipped to accommodate various wedding preferences. The venue’s dining facilities, luxurious accommodation options, and dedicated weddings team further enhance the experience, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable wedding celebration.

Wedding Packages and Services

Inn on the Lake offers a range of wedding packages that can be tailored to suit individual requirements.

Catering Options

The hotel’s award-winning chefs can create a bespoke menu for the wedding breakfast, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. The wedding breakfast can be served in the hotel’s Lake View Restaurant, which boasts stunning views of Ullswater, or in one of the hotel’s private function rooms. The hotel also offers a range of drinks packages, including a welcome drink, wine with the meal, and a toast drink.


The Inn on the Lake boasts 44 suites and bedrooms thoughtfully designed for comfort and relaxation. These rooms are equipped with modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi, comfortable Sealy beds, and en-suite bathrooms. Most of the rooms are dog-friendly, but there are also rooms where furry friends are not allowed.

Below are a few room categories:

    • Lake View Suites: These grand suites, introduced in December 2023, feature private balconies with breathtaking views of the gardens and Ullswater Lake. Inside, you’ll find a separate lounge area, a walk-in wardrobe, and a tea/coffee station with a fridge. Unfortunately, these suites are not suitable for our four-legged companions.
    • Lake View Feature Rooms: Impressive bedrooms with stunning lake views.
    • Lake View Rooms: Each room offers a perfect snapshot of Lake Ullswater, whether it’s a king-size, double, or twin bed. Handpicked linens ensure ultimate relaxation.
    • Fell Rooms: Enjoy views of the rugged fells of Helvellyn and Kirkstone Pass from these large, superior rooms.
    • Fell View Rooms: Bright and airy rooms finished to a high standard, available as twins or doubles.

Additional Services

In addition to catering and accommodation, the hotel offers a range of additional services to help make the wedding day special. These include:

  • Wedding co-ordinator to help plan the day and ensure everything runs smoothly
  • Red carpet arrival
  • Use of the hotel’s landscaped gardens for photographs
  • Personalised printed menus and place cards
  • Cake stand and knife
  • Evening reception room hire
  • DJ and dance floor hire

Overall, Inn on the Lake offers a range of wedding packages and services that can be tailored to suit individual requirements. The hotel’s stunning location, award-winning food, and range of additional services make it an ideal venue for a wedding in the Lake District.

Location and Accessibility

The venue is easily accessible by car, with ample parking available for guests. The nearest train station is Penrith, which is approximately 8 miles away. The venue can arrange transport for guests from the train station to the venue if required.

In addition, the venue is also accessible by bus. The nearest bus stop is in Glenridding, which is approximately 1 mile away from the venue. The venue can arrange transport for guests from the bus stop to the venue if required. The address is: Ullswater, Glenridding, Penrith CA11 0PE.

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