Inn on the Lake hosted a holly jolly Christmas Wreath Masterclass and Afternoon Tea on Wednesday 29th November. We were so excited to receive a great surge of interest in this event and we were able to put on a second date the following day on Thursday 30th November too. Each event was truly wholesome, perfect for immersing our guest in the festive spirit!
The Christmas Wreath Masterclass
The masterclass was led by the brilliant Laura from Greenwheat Flowers. She gave passionate and charismatic guidance to participants and really helped everyone to fully absorb themselves into the art of wreathing. She gave her expertise on the benefits of using fresh materials and shared stories of how to source them; from asking neighbours to visiting local farms such as Strawberry Hill, she demonstrated that there are a variety of opportunities to find lovely foliage.
Laura set up shop in our beautiful Glenridding Suite which is home to stunning views that sweep from our Terrace, through the meticulously maintained gardens, down to the lakeshore of Ullswater and its surrounding fells. The Glenridding Suite seemed to turn into a replica of Santa’s workshop as festive tunes played, Christmas trees glowed and the distinct smell of fresh pine filled the air.
Each member of the class crafted their own wreaths, which were all unique and had their own personal charm. Some participants even brought their own decorations from home to include in their works of art. Laura expressed afterwards how well all wreaths had turned out and shared a secret to be remembered – it is not always best to have a set plan when it comes to wreath-making as the materials consist of natural elements that won’t always adhere to what you want them to do!
Festive Afternoon Tea
After admiring the handiwork created during Laura’s class, the group were seated in the beautiful, decked out Orangery for a spot of festive Afternoon Tea. This includes a mix of savoury and sweet treats, each sporting popular flavours of the Christmas period. The cakes are intricately decorated to the point of perfection and are truly delicious. Bottles of prosecco and wine could be seen pouring at various tables around the room, further proof that the festive season is officially here!
We had some lovely feedback on social media…
Will we see you next year?
If this sounds like the perfect event for you, keep an eye on our socials for the release of next years tickets.