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!
You can enjoy a relaxed, all inclusive wedding experience in total privacy with full support and planning included. 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. Cote How weddings offer a unique Lakeland twist; a blend of individuality, personality and true Lake District charm. Although private and secluded, the venue is centrally located between Ambleside and Grasmere, making your guest accommodation easy.Love what you see?
For further information on hiring Cote How as a wedding venue or to request a brochure with pricing and packages, or book a visit please send a message to the venue here.
Caroline, and the team were fantastic. Not only did they guide us through what we needed to do when planning our wedding, but they were extremely helpful when we needed help; Caroline was really helpful during the early days when we were having issues booking our registrar. No question was too small, and they were all answered with the same enthusiasm. Not once did we feel overwhelmed and stressed when planning with Cote How.
The venue itself is gorgeous! The view around cote how is so beautiful and the building itself has such a cosy and elegant charm to it. The pictures don’t do it justice. We were lucky enough to have our ceremony outside the barn and the décor we had for our elopement made it feel like such an intimate occasion. We loved the addition of hearing our own music playlist all around the venue before and after the ceremony, it made us feel more at home. Caroline and Steve were so calm and fun all throughout the ceremony which really put a nervous Bride and Groom at ease. We had so many laughs with everyone, especially during the windy confetti shots, that the afternoon didn’t feel alien to us, but felt like we were having a celebration with some friends.
Thank you Caroline, Steve and Rachel. We cannot tell you just how perfect our wedding truly was.
Sophie & Peter
We had been looking for a small wedding venue for a while and couldn’t believe our luck when we came across Cote How. It offered everything we wanted in a location which was so special to my husband, Jon. He had grown up holidaying in Grasmere with his parents and grandparents and to be so close by, it felt perfect. The setting is incredible, the lake, rolling hills in the background, native trees and flowers - everything that the Lake District is known for and Cote How has it all to offer. We can’t thank Caroline, Steve and Rachel enough for making our day so relaxed and special. Nothing was too much trouble - Jon and I, as well as all of our guests, felt very welcome and cared for. We made so many special memories at Cote How that will last a lifetime and couldn’t recommend it highly enough for those looking for a small wedding venue and intimate marriage ceremony.
Olivia & Jon
We recently eloped to Cote How and it was better than we could have wished for!
We can’t thank the team at Cote How enough for making the planning stages a smooth journey and the most beautiful and relaxed day. Thank you so much Caroline and Rachel for making our day so memorable. 100% recommend to anyone who’s thinking of eloping to the Lake District, this is certainly the place!
The walk up to the cave is also an absolute must for those who love adventure! Such a stunning place!
Thank you so much everyone at Cote How for a perfect day, I was worried the rain would ruin it but Caroline made it all flow seamlessly and ensured we could have the ceremony outside the barn which we had set our hearts on! You feel at home from the second you walk in and what a beautiful place to walk in ! Everything is perfect and immaculate inside and out! It was a really special day for us and thank you so much for accommodating us at short notice. The icing on the cake was the beautiful candle gift which smells just like Cote How, what a beautiful touch that is.
I would recommend Cote How to absolutely everyone, all our love, Danielle and Peter xX
Danielle & Peter
We had an elopement wedding at Cote How on June 14th and were absolutely blown away by how special our day was. It was always going to be Cote How for us due to the stunning location and professional but friendly team. Caroline was amazing and so supportive, the communication was excellent right from making the initial enquiry and even up to the night before our wedding, she made the whole process so easy and stress free. Being an elopement and 'just the two of us' we were worried it might feel a little awkward, we couldn't have been more wrong. Everything was relaxed, romantic and beautiful but above everything else we had fun and laughter (and a few happy tears)
A massive thank you to Caroline, Rachel and all the team involved in our special day and a special thank you to our Photographer Tiree Dawson for capturing every single amazing moment. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts 🥰
Deb & Pete Tonks
Caroline and Steve ensured that we had a wonderful, memorable and stress-free day. The setting was absolutely beautiful. Every single detail has been thought out so carefully and with love.
Caroline went above and beyond helping me with a couple of wedding dress disasters including rogue make up and an uncompliant bow!
I can not think of any other venue where you would get so much care and support 😊
I have to mention Steve’s incredible vegan picnic. If I could get him to move to Jersey to open a vegan restaurant I would!
I would recommend any couple to get married here. You will have the day you have dreamed of and the day you deserve. I have very happy memories I will treasure forever.
Rosalind and Aidan
Rosalind and Aidan
We recently had our secret elopement wedding at Cote How and Caroline and Steve couldn't have done enough for us to make the day as special and memorable as we had hoped - they most definitely succeeded!
We had a few of our own additional challenges to face for one reason or another and nothing was too much trouble. As hosts they were the epitome of perfect and coupled with the absolutely stunning location of Cote How and Rydal water nothing was left wanting. Our day was amazing and one that after 17 years of being together already will surpass all others and we can't thank or praise them enough - I would like to use the thesaurus for alternatives to perfect and amazing just to make sure that anyone reading this review truly understands how special our wedding was but to put it succinctly, thanks to Caroline, Steve, Cote How and of course Tiree Dawson our photographer there is nothing on earth that will surpass the memory that we have been given.
Thank you so much! xx
Jason & Linda
We chose Cote How because we wanted to marry in our most favourite place in the world, The Lakes. I never considered anywhere else and once I had spoken to Caroline, knew that she and Steve would make our day just what we wanted, and it was!
In November, with the warm fire on, twinkling candles and lights everywhere, the house was beautiful. Our wedding was intimate, relaxed and very very special for just the two of us . The rain even held off for us to have photographs by the lakeshore and in the lovely grounds.
Thank you, you are truly wedding angels.
Ali & John
We decided to use Cote How as our venue on 3rd August 2022 as we fell in love with it when we visited when finding our wedding venue. We knew it was going to be amazing just from the location, but nothing prepared us for on the day it was exceptional. As soon as we arrived all was taken care of, even with two young and emotional boys (and bride) in tow! We cannot thank you all enough, if we could it again we would be there in a heartbeat! Cheryl, Liam and Boys xx
Cheryl & Liam
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