Cumbria, United Kingdom
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!
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.
We were lucky enough to get married at this beautiful venue on the 15th December 2020 with our closest family present.. and others on Zoom! From the moment we booked Cote How Caroline and Steve made the whole process seamless. We really didn’t have to worry about a thing! Even with all the uncertainty of Covid restrictions Caroline was always on hand to guide (and calm) us.
Apart from the obviously STUNNING venue and grounds, and the warmth and professionalism from Caroline and Steve, we were overwhelmed by their thoughtfulness towards our 2 year old daughter. A keen fan of the gruffalo (she carries a tiny gruffalo soft toy everywhere she goes) Steve noticed this and dug out his own (now teen) daughters old gruffalo soft toys (a mouse and a fox) and gifted these to our little girl. She was absolutely thrilled and happily played by the roaring log fire for most of the day.
We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. The hospitality was fabulous, food delicious and the bar well stocked! Our guests all commented more than once that we couldn’t have picked a more perfect venue and how lovely and accommodating our hosts were. We truly couldn’t have hoped for a more perfect day so thank you to Caroline and Steve and to all at Cote How who helped make our ‘Christmas’ wedding the most treasured, memorable day.
Mr & Mrs Gibson ❤️
Vicci & Mark
Cote How is an idyllic setting for anyone looking for a small, exclusive and beautifully organised wedding in the Lake District. We cannot thank Caroline, Sophie and all the team at Cote How enough for an amazing day. As a bit of a wedding phobic couple not even we knew what we really wanted but every last detail was perfect and the day ran so smoothly. Every need was catered for and our guests were full of compliments for the venue and its location. Not only were the house and barn immaculate and beautifully decorated, Rydal Water is but a stone’s throw away and the perfect location for photographs. We cannot praise highly enough and couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else.
Samuel and Rosie
We were lucky enough to get married at Cote How on Tuesday. It was a blustery, dramatic autumnal day and the location could not have been more beautiful. The whole experience was amazing. Getting married outside in the Lake District was our dream and Cote How is such a magical setting in which to do that.
We can not thank Caroline, Steve and Sophie enough for all their help, support and understanding through the many changes and last minute decisions we made due to the pandemic. One the day, everyone at Cote How went above and beyond to ensure we had the day we always dreamed of.
The day was just perfect, and we are so grateful that we were able to celebrate our love with both families at Cote How and we can not recommend them enough to any couples wanting to get married!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Celia & Adam
My wife and I got married during Covid at Cote How. We had been planning our wedding for 2 years and knew from the moment we visited Cote How and met Caroline and Steve that we wanted to have our wedding there. As we are a same sex couple we were nervous about visiting wedding venues but Caroline made us feel very comfortable and put our mind at ease straight away.
The wedding planning came up against a few hurdles due to Covid but Caroline stayed in contact with us throughout.
We had a clear vision as to how we wanted the barn set up for the reception and Caroline helped us execute this and allowed us to put our own style into the day.
Cote How is a beautiful venue and we had the most magical day there. Cote How had everything we wanted from amazing views to a twinkly outdoor gazebo. We loved all the outdoor space that was available to us exclusively and the barn was beautifully decorated. We would recommend Cote How to anyone looking to have a small and intimate wedding.
Thank you to Caroline, Steve and Sophie for all your hard work. We had a perfect wedding day with our close family and friends.
In February 2020 we decided to visit Cote How, Rydal in the Lake District, (mainly as this part of England is our favourite place), as a possible wedding venue so we set off from Stockton on Tees in high spirits, even higher winds and driving rain, it was a pretty scary drive on the A66 and when we did get to the Lakes we then had to contend with the flooding but we made it - and oh boy was it worth it!
We were welcomed by Caroline and Steve Langham to their very beautiful and private home. Caroline was fantastic, she took us through all of the options available to us, but never pressured us into making a decision there and then, she gave us plenty to think and talk about on our journey home. She showed us around the venue and the outside space we could use, depending on the weather of course, she left the barn until last - WOW!, WOW!, WOW! we were smitten, it was an amazing space both inside and out and on the journey home we knew that Cote How was where we wanted our special day to be.
It was booked for 19/08/2020 and we were due to re-visit in May but by then Covid had reared it's ugly head and the next time we would actually see Steve and Caroline would be on our wedding day. I lost count of the emails sent between Caroline and myself, she was absolutely amazing dealing with the ever changing rules and regulations that Covid brought but nothing and I do mean nothing was ever too much trouble for her. On the big day itself all our family met on the terrace (as the sun was shining!) and were made to feel so welcome by Steve, Caroline and Sophie. They attended to ours and our guests every need.
Caroline walked us through everything and the day went without a single hitch. It was such a special day that was shared with our loved ones and is definitely one of best memories - ever.
If you are looking to hold an intimate wedding with very passionate and professional people at the helm, then you must check out Cote How. It is a truly stunning location, we can not recommend it enough.
Thank you Caroline, Steve and Sophie.
Craig & Michelle
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.
Simone and Abbie Silivistris
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.
Anne and Dave