The Lake District is a stunning location all year round. This is a feature that makes it a beautiful, and popular setting for a wedding, no matter what the weather is. However, spring, when the bulbs are just beginning to flower, the weather is a little warmer and the skies a little clearer makes it a truly spectacular wedding location, and it is easy to see why it is an area that is incredibly popular with happy couples looking to celebrate their love with friends and family.
For the symbolism alone, springtime weddings are a wonderful idea, representing a new chapter in the life of the happy couple, just as spring represents the beginning of new life in nature. The bright and vibrant florals of bluebells, crocus, and of course daffodils – which will be forever linked with the Lake District thanks to William Wordsworth – offer a fantastic backdrop that looks wonderful in photos.
Thinks so consider when making a location shortlist
There are some great Lake District Hotels, both larger and smaller that make the perfect setting for a spring wedding in the Lake District. Whilst not all of the hotels you will find are licensed for actual wedding ceremonies, they all have one thing in common and that is that they make stunning locations to have your reception.
If you want to have your entire wedding at the same venue, then it is a good idea to compile a list of places that can conduct the ceremony as well as offer you a great venue. If you have guests coming a distance to the wedding, then you will also want to look for somewhere with plenty of accommodation options as well.
Different people want different things from their wedding location, so it is a good idea to start by having a look at what different places have to offer so that you can make a short list. One of the best ways to do this in the first instance, unless you live in the Lake District, will probably be to do some research on the internet.
The Lake District can be a very popular destination, and therefore a busy place, so it can be a good idea to think about how easy it will be for your guests to get there. Of course this shouldn’t be the main consideration in choosing a venue, but it is certainly something you may want to think about. There are even some hotels which are located just on the edge of one of the lakes that make up the Lake District, and not only do many of these have the facility to offer you an outdoor venue for your wedding but also a fantastic setting for your photographs as well.
Keswick, for example, is a very easy town to get to from both the north and the south and there are hotels located very close to Derwentwater which will not only offer you a backdrop of the lake, but also the Lodore Falls Waterfall in the background. Glenridding is a location that doesn’t get too busy with tourists and again offers a superb backdrop with the hills and lake in the background.
If your wedding will be a smaller, more intimate affair with just a few friends or family in attendance, then you may also want to consider a more unusual location for your wedding. Borrowdale offers some of the most beautiful valley scenery you will find in the Lake District and definitely something a little different to many of the other locations you may want to consider.
The most important thing when picking a venue for your spring wedding is to find somewhere you love, and when you find that special location you will just know it is the one for you.