The historic Wordsworth Hotel is the perfect setting for your wedding at any time of the year, be it the daffodils in the spring, the rhododendrons and blossom in the summer, the autumnal leaves or the snow-capped fells in the winter.

The building was originally built around 1850 for the Earl of Cadogan as his private hunting lodge. It became a hotel in 1874 following the Victorian tourist boom which began after the completion of the North Western railway in 1847. Over the years ‘The Wordsworth’ as it became known some 35 years ago, has hosted European royalty, American presidents and numerous celebrities looking for the luxury of a true country house hotel with modern comforts and that special atmosphere and
ambience that’s seldom found these days.

Book your special day for November, December, January or February and receive your drinks reception complimentary!

Intimate Package

The Wordsworth is the perfect venue
for smaller celebrations; with lots of cosy reception
rooms we are able to offer you complete
privacy in spaces that offer a vibrant atmosphere
for smaller group.

Intimate Celebrations – From £1250

Winter Weddings

Our Winter wedding packages give you the chance to get married at a truly romantic time of year.  We have put together an incredible Exclusive and Non-exclusive package giving you all the essentials to start planning a fabulous day at truly unbelievable value.

Winter Weddings –  From £5995 midweek and Non-Exclusive from £59 per person

Special Dates

We organise lots of wonderful romantic stays, birthdays, conferences and more every year at the Wordsworth and due to this we sometimes get little gaps in our diary which we are able to offer at greatly preferential rates.  For this reason we have put together an incredible Exclusive package

Special Dates – From £5995 midweek


Imagine having your own country house for your wedding day… It is a lot easier than you may think. Exclusive hire offers a luxurious private escape for your special day.

  • Full Hire of the Estate
  • 38 Bedrooms with a Full Cumbrian Breakfast
  • Exclusive Use of Our Spa & Leisure Facilities
  • Full Team of Staff Dedicated To Your Needs



The very essence of marriage is captured in that special moment when two individuals pledge their love to one another in front of their closest friends and family, made all the more memorable by a magical setting as we have in Grasmere, the true heart of the Lakes. We have a choice of beautiful licenced locations either indoors or outdoors. We are located next door to the historic St Oswald’s with a live string quarter or harpist accompanying your walk down the aisle and while you enjoy champagne and canapés during your reception. The mountains create a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and will give you photographs to cherish forever.


Wedding 4

Your first meal as a married couple is traditionally known as the ‘wedding breakfast’ and at the Wordsworth Hotel we have a passionate team of chefs that will ensure it is a meal to delight you and your guests. Our Head Chef has trained in some of the country’s most respectable kitchens before coming to settle in the Lakes. Our hotel offers a 2 AA Rosette awarded dining experience, designing menus around fresh local produce, classic elements and flavour combinations in order to provide an experience that effectively accommodates large group tastes whilst still delivering a true wow factor no matter what price point and complexity of the menu you choose.



It is customary for the guests of honour to open a dance and at a wedding it is of course the bride and groom who will take to the floor first. ‘The Coleridge Suite’ is the perfect place to host an evening’s entertainment and as a purpose built facility it has the advantage of air conditioning, staging, a built in dance floor and also state of the art atmosphere LED lighting. With the possibility to dress the room in your chosen colour you can really theme your evening to match your colour scheme adding a unique and exciting feature to your day. With its own dedicated bar you and your guests will have the exclusive service that your day demands without having to share facilities.

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