Here’s the perfect small venue if you long to escape the rat race of wedding fair fuss and simply cherish your day. Let nature provide the décor with ravishing lakes, streams and hills all around you. The wilderness setting is unbeatably romantic, whether you arrive at Howtown jetty by Ullswater steamboat, swan in silk all day or throw on hiking boots and lycra to stomp from your garden gate up Hallin Fell for wedding photos they’ll all be talking about your big day for years to come. There’s nothing prescriptive about a Hause Hall wedding: the choice and pace are all yours.
This glorious, private farmstead of slate and Lakeland blue stone has a stunning glass extension and broad terrace overlooking sweeping hills above Ullswater. Renovated to the standard of a five star hotel, but with the privacy of a hermitage, it’s licensed for weddings so you can hold your ceremony and party in one unique place. (If you’re having a church service, the beautiful parish church of St Peters with its stained glass or the simple chapel of St Martins with its thousand-year-old yew tree are both a short walk away.
Your kitchens are fully equipped to professional standards, with an Aga, gas hob, electric oven, two dishwashers and American fridge freezers for cooling champagne. Up to 18 guests may stay at the Hall, Cruick Barn and Stables for an intimate wedding. And the charming Howtown Hotel just at the foot of the hill has space for more.
Lay out your candlelit wedding feast on the long banqueting table, as chandeliers twinkle and a log fire blazes from the lime-washed, beamed reception hall beyond space and light flow effortlessly throughout Hause Hall. Hold drinks and photographs on the spectacular sandstone terrace. If Cumbrian mists descend, they won’t dampen your day, just move into the impressive glass Day Room: the view’s the same.
Dance on the terrace under a canopy of stars and then fall into bed. The suites of silk-hung and carved polished wood antique beds, Egyptian cotton and feather down, fresh flowers and chandeliers, roll-top claw-footed baths and rainfall showers keep the magic alive as barn owls hoot a final toast to your day. So romantic and wild it makes Cathy and Heathcliffe look tame, Hause Hall is a wedding venue like no other.
We know it’s important to you to have your wider family and close friends staying nearby. Our accommodation is highly flexible and Blencowe Hall is just one of the properties you can book for your special day.
You can book one or all of the properties below so your guests can be just a short walk away.