Cote How


  • From: £1395
  • Ceremony Capacity: 2 - 50
  • Reception: 2 - 50
  • Exclusivity


"I am Caroline and hopefully you and I will get to know each other fairly well over the next weeks, months and sometimes years. And if past experience is anything to go by, we may well be in touch for years to come! As you may have gleaned by now Steve and I run Cote How Lake District Weddings as our family business, living working and playing here full time. We fell in love with Cote How many years ago and are still finding amazing things about it's history, the people that have lived here over the last 500 years and the importance that Cote How played in the local community. We have successfully developed Cote How into the unique wedding venue you see today and are pleased to have won our first award this year for Bridebook's UK Barn Venue of the year 2019! We are blessed that we have old B&B and Tearoom customers who search us out when looking for their perfect venue, and as they already know how special this place is they know they want to be married here. Others find us by simply walking past our gates and staring longingly over the walls, wishing that gorgeous wedding taking place was theirs. I also hear lots of enchanting tales of romantic proposals by the lake shores of Rydal Water or in Rydal Caves resulting in couples just having to tie the knot here too. However you find us we are just grateful that you did! Caroline"

Caroline, Owner

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Cote How is a unique, charming country house and wedding barn, set in the very centre of the Lake District National Park – One of the most romantic destinations in the world!

Here you will enjoy a relaxed, all inclusive wedding experience in total privacy with our full support and planning included and full exclusivity guaranteed for your most special day.

Set in some of the world’s most stunning landscapes you will feel King or Queen for your perfect wedding day.

Set high on the hill over looking Wordsworth’s romantic landscapes you and your guests will be treated to the charm of a real Lake District Wedding, and you will be left buzzing with pride and cherished memories long after.

See the delight on the faces of your guests as they experience a wedding with a difference. Our weddings offer a unique Lakeland twist; a blend of individuality, personality and true Lake District charm. Although private and secluded we are centrally located between Ambleside and Grasmere making your guest accommodation easy.

For Cote How wedding prices and costs then click here to get in touch to request a brochure, quote for the day and book a visit.


  • Licensed for Marriage
  • Exclusivity
  • Seated Meal Options
  • Buffet Meal Options
  • In-House Catering
  • Allows Private Catering
  • Licensed Bar Until 11PM
  • Accommodation for Couple
  • Sleeps up to 6
  • Space for Dancefloor
  • Space for a DJ or Band
  • Bridal Changing Room
  • Child Friendly
  • Pets welcome

Where to Find Us

Cote How

Cote How Lake District Weddings Rydal Near Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9LW

Website: View Website
Telephone: 015394 32765
Email: Email Venue


Unsurpassable Magic
by Simone and Abbie Silivistris

We happened to stumble across Cote How during a walk with friends from Ambleside to Grasmere (our spiritual homes). Peeking over the gate to get a better view, Abbie and I were struck by the beauty of Cote How’s lush green lawns, perfectly maintained flower beds and crisp white facade. Its secluded location could’ve easily been walked past which contributed to the serendipity of happening upon this rural paradise.

From the moment we contacted Caroline to arrange a viewing we felt at ease. Her genial and welcoming nature was one of the fundamental factors in choosing Cote How as the venue for our wedding. Throughout our planning and correspondence Caroline’s ‘nothing is too much trouble’ attitude aided in the seamless organisation of our special day. This ultimate professionalism continued right through to and during the day of our wedding. Having been to weddings since and being able to compare our own experience, what’s most noticeable, and we believe important, were the several opportunities to speak with our guests post-ceremony. For example, immediately after saying “I do” Caroline took us to stand in the shade of a tree outside the entrance of Cote How where our guests were able to offer their congratulations before we were whisked away for photographs. We were also able to welcome our guests into the barn before the wedding breakfast. Opportunities like these, where we were able to speak to all our guests, were much valued, cherished and some of the most important of the day.

Our day ran so smoothly and effortlessly - a testament to the experience and enthusiasm of all at Cote How. We’d previously read Caroline being described as a “wedding angel”; we believe wedding goddess is much more fitting. Steve was also paramount in the success of our day, working humbly behind the scenes to ensure the little details were taken care of.

It’s impossible to put into words the magic of Cote How’s wedding experience, and equally our thanks to both Caroline and Steve for making it perfect.

Review left on 24th November 2019
Such a special day! - Thank you!!
by Anne and Dave

Thank you Caroline and Steve for making our special day at Cote How on 28 September 2019 so perfect! We wanted a personal, non-corporate venue where we were able to feel at home, relax and enjoy our day with friends and family. The Cote How Team and venue provided this atmosphere and so much more, in terms of professionalism, glorious location, beautiful décor and amazing food! The sun even shone on our day! Thanks to your efficiency, organisation and knowledge our weekend was stress-free and we could relax and enjoy it. With love and grateful thanks.

Review left on 8th October 2019

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