We got married at the Lodore last November, the whole weekend was magical.
We dealt with the wedding co-ordinator Sophie who was very helpful from us booking the wedding in June up until the day itself. Because we had guests from India who were strict vegetarian & found british food bland, we had issues with the wedding breakfast menus we were given. This problem was sorted out with a couple of phonecalls to Sophie & one of the chefs and our menu was tailored to perfection!
The only unfortunate thing was that we had several guests drop out before the day but were unable to reduce the numbers, even though it was well in advance...however, they were able to accomodate extra numbers easily!
The function room was freshly decorated prior to the day and we couldn't fault it at all, the room was set out beautifully & many of the guests comented on how lovely it was.
We arrived on the Friday evening & after having a few treatments in the beauty rooms, a large number of us met up for a lovely dinner in the restaurant...the food was fantastic & there was a separate vegetarian menu which was a huge bonus for us.
The beds were lovely & comfy, I stayed in the family suite the night before the big day & was woken several times by the rain bashing the window...inevitable really as it is the Lake District in November! This large room was perfect for getting ready on the morning of the wedding, we had the hairdresser, make-up artist etc and the bridesmaids, mother & mother-in-law, we still had space to eat our breakfast which was delivered up to the room for us.
We had booked a boat trip from the hotel launch & when we booked this back in the summer we were told that it would only be cancelled in extreme stormy conditions...well it was raining heavily on the wedding day & the boat company cancelled (Keswick Launch)...then they all went home leaving our crates of champagne locked in their shed & no way of contacting them!!! This was very stressful & I can only urge you to make sure you have a back up plan if you intend to use this company as they caused us a huge amount of hassle & avoidable stress on the day...we understand that the weather is not under their control but surely someone must have thought " hang on, we have 40 bottles of champagne in our shed & the owners are getting married today...I wonder if they will need it?!!!"...well apparently not!!
Thankfully, the breakfast was brought forward by an hour so the lack of the boat trip wasn't a problem. After the ceremony, there wasn't a dedicated room for the guests but everyone mingled in the bar area & around the sofas where our string quartet was playing...this was fine & not a problem except that the photographer didn't seem able to round people up for photos as everyone was so spread out...we have no family shots whatsoever which was disappointing! However, we got some lovely outdoor shots when the rain held off...breathtaking scenery which cannot be matched outside of the Lake District!
The wedding breakfast was a delight, the food was amazing, the service was 10/10! & the room was beautiful...After this, there was plenty of room for the guests to relax in & wait for the evening reception.
The evening reception was great, the room was plenty big enough, as was the dancefloor & the buffet was out of this world...The guests were really impressed
& I have some fantastic memories...shame it had to end at midnight!
All in all, I would definately choose The Lodore to have my wedding in again, it was a truely magical weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of the Borrowdale valley and overlooking Lake Derwentwater, the Lodore Falls Hotel has one of the finest settings in the Lake District, with access to some of the most impressive walks in the area from the front door. The hotel offers the Lakeland welcome associated with family ownership and courteous staff, who are always on hand to welcome and assist you in a friendly way during your stay. Delicious light meals and afternoon teas are available throughout the day in the comfortable lounges overlooking Derwentwater and in the early evening you can enjoy a drink in the bar before experiencing some of the region's finest cuisine served in the elegant Award Winning AA Rosette Lake View restaurant. Famous for style, service and hospitality, the Lodore Falls Hotel offers the perfect location to suit all tastes. Hotel Improvement works 2017 We have exciting plans to create a new chapter in the history of the Lodore Falls Hotel. The ground floor of the hotel will be completely renovated at the start of 2017 and will be completed by mid-February 2017. From the start of our renovations in January 2017 our leisure club and beauty salon will remain closed until Summer 2018, when we reveal our brand new luxury spa and a brasserie restaurant with an outdoor terrace, as well as 18 new exclusive bedroom suites. While this carefully planned development is underway we will do everything in our power to ensure these works do not impact on our guests experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lodore Falls Keswick
- Hotel Lodore Falls
- Lodore Falls Hotel Borrowdale/Keswick