Outgate, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 ONJ
015394 36373 or 0797 4090310 firstname.lastname@example.org
Belmount Hall is a welcoming haven set in the heart of the English Lakes.
Truly a ‘hotel within a home’
Belmount Hall is a Grade II listed Georgian house, which is a the perfect venue for weekend wedding house parties. It is used mostly, but not exclusively, for weddings. It is not an hotel, but a private home, restored to the highest contemporary standards by Chris and Gillie Addison in 2006. It is, however, a private home with a difference. There are six fine guest bedrooms and two large ‘wedding rooms’. Belmount Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies, and can accommodate up to 84 in the Ceremony Room, or up to 120 in the Indoor Marquee for the ceremony. For the Wedding Breakfast, up to 84 (sometimes 90!) can be accommodated in the ‘Indoor Marquee’. For larger numbers (up to 200), it is necessary to put a marquee on the West Lawn. For the ceremony, up to 84 may be accommodated in the Ceremony Room, and up to 120 in the ‘Indoor Marquee’.
House party clients have exclusive use of the guest accommodation – six superb double bedrooms, the party rooms, the guest sitting room, and dining room, for the weekend. House guests arrive at about 4.00pm on Friday, and are welcomed by Murgatroyd the butler. Tea or coffee is served with Jumping Jenny’s famous shortbread in the guest sitting room. In the evening, guests may have a light supper in the dining room – Lasagne or Moussaka, plus a pudding such as Pavlova Meringue, or the best available Sticky Toffee Pudding with hot fudge sauce (otherwise available at Jumping Jenny!) – or visit one of the excellent pubs nearby – Drunken Duck; Outgate Inn; Queen’s Head, King’s Arms, or Red Lion in Hawkshead.
Saturday is taken up with wedding preparations, the ceremony (either at Belmount Hall or in one of the lovely local churches), the Reception (either in front of the house or in the main reception rooms of the Hall), the wedding breakfast and the evening party.
On Sunday, after a late breakfast (Belmount’s superb cooked breakfast is a popular option), either a casserole lunch is served in the Ante-room (or outside if the weather is fit), after a bracing walk around Tarn Hows, or guests depart by midday.
Most wedding clients bring their own booze, and pay corkage. Soft drinks, tea, coffee etc throughout the weekend are included in the venue charge.
There is plenty of accommodation available locally – particularly through Hawkshead Tourist Information Centre – as well as excellent taxi services.
Chris and Gillie have been hosting weddings at Belmount Hall since 2006, and at Jumping Jenny, on a smaller scale, since 1991. They have huge experience of helping brides (and bridegrooms, of course….) to organise their weddings, and have excellent contacts with local florists, hairdressers and make-up artists. Through their restaurant, Jumping Jenny, (which serves ‘the best food in the Lake District’, according to one famous food critic) and their catering services they have built an enviable reputation in the Lake District as restaurateurs, passionate cooks and excellent hosts. As far as possible, they use local produce, and are privileged to be customers of Lake District Farmers (who claim to produce the best beef and lamb in the world, and why not, given the perfect environment for cattle and sheep?!).
Chris and Gillie offer flexibility for your own ideas (eg a coffee cup of hot soup as a starter before the superb hot Buffet Dinner), attention to detail (Gillie particularly is a perfectionist), and a very warm welcome in their beautiful home. Chris is a most attentive host at all times during a weekend, sometimes serving breakfast at 7.00am, and closing down the house after everybody has gone to bed at 4.00am the following morning. The excellent staff are frequently highly praised – nothing is too much trouble.
Make an appointment to view (email Belmount… ) as soon as possible!
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