6 reasons to book your wedding at Inn on the Lake

We sat down with some of our brides to ask them why they chose to say ‘I Do’ at Inn on the Lake – and why you should, too!

Excellent Reputation

“I’d chosen my dress, but not the venue; the dress shop was full of praise for the hotel and many of their customers had previously been married there too.”

All of our Lake District Hotels hold stunning reputations, and the Inn on the Lake is proud to say that we build lasting connections with our newlyweds – that’s why so many of them recommend us!  

Our couples spend the happiest day of their lives with us, and most return each year to celebrate anniversaries, milestone birthdays, or even just for a holiday! 

Dedicated Weddings Team

Our dedicated weddings team, alongside a hard-working team of staff, is committed to making your big day run smoothly, and help you achieve the fairytale wedding of your dreams.  

Here’s what our Weddings Coordinator, Kerri, had to say: 

‘Over my 20 years of being part of the team at the Inn on the Lake, I’ve had just about every job you can, but none quite like the role of Weddings Coordinator. From the first look around to the check-out the morning after, we build connections with each and every couple that come through our doors, because there are few moments in your life quite as important as the moment you say, ‘I Do’. I feel a great sense of responsibility in pride in being able to be part of that, and as do all the team’

Perfect Photo Ops

The Inn on the Lake’s stunning Lakeside location makes it the perfect venue for photographers 

Our recommended photographers, as found in our weddings brochure, accessible online, continue to capture the stunning natural landscapes of Ullswater in a way that highlights the love, joy, and commitment you are sharing with your special someone. 

We asked recommended photographer Chris Freer for comment: 

“It’s always a pleasure to photograph weddings at Inn on the Lake. It’s one of those places that ticks so many boxes when it comes to a great wedding venue, the team and service, the amazing location and the endless photo opportunities.”

Stunning Location, Charming Venue

“As soon as I set eyes on the Inn on the Lake, I immediately felt invited – as if I were being lured in! Going inside, I just knew it was where I wanted to get married. It was like fate.”

The historic character and elegant charm of the Inn on the Lake makes for the ideal venue for a classy, romantic wedding 

Guests and newlyweds have praised our stunning exterior and interior since the Inn on the Lake was purchased by the Graves family in 2000. Since then, the hotel has evolved and expanded, maintaining the same atmosphere and aesthetics that keep guests returning. 

Our team loves to stay on top of trends, while maintaining a timeless feel – the perfect blend of classic and contemporary. 

The Inn on the Lake has also unveiled its new terrace this year, allowing guests to overlook Ullswater and the surrounding fells – it really is something to behold! Imagine that on your big day – or check out our Instagram @innonthelakeweddings for pictures!  

Even if the weather isn’t on your side on the day, we can still promise stunning Lakeland views from our indoor venue, complete with bay window.  

You can book your wedding show-round by clicking the link below. 

The Food

‘My wife and I spent so long looking, it took a lot to really make us engage with a venue. We’re huge foodies, so we always asked about that first – we looked at the Inn on the Lake menus during our show-around and we knew.

The Inn on the Lake offers a range of foods to fuel you in preparation for, during, and after your big day! Whichever of our range of wedding menus you choose, your meal is guaranteed to be mouthwatering.  

Our wedding breakfasts are served in the Lake View Restaurant and include a range of Cumbrian classics such as Ullswater Sticky Toffee Pudding and Cumberland Sausage, as well as a range of locally sourced Cumbrian meats, and a broad range of vegan and vegetarian options.  

And, if you choose to have the little ones around on your big day, we have children’s menus to cater to smaller appetites that stay big on quality. 

You can view our Weddings Menus below. 


‘We’re really conscious of our environmental impact as a couple – we met on an environmental science degree course! So, of course we had to pick a wedding venue that had sustainability in mind. We did our research, and nowhere came close to the Inn on the Lake’.

Lake District Hotels is committed to sustainability, and ensuring all our hotels are working hard to kick their carbon footprint – you can read more about the Lake District Hotels sustainability promise on our website. 

Sustainability doesn’t have to be complicated or hinder your big day – by making small requests for our couples, such as biodegradable confetti only, we are able to create breathtaking big days, with little impact on our planet.  

To book your venue viewing at Inn on the Lake, or check availability, click the link below.