Belmount Hall (formerly owned by Beatrix Potter) is a wedding venue with a difference, giving you flexibility with your plans for your wedding day so that it is special and personal to you. Not only is it in a perfect setting at the head of ‘Beatrix Potter Valley’, very close to the delightful village of Hawkshead, it offers an abundance of history, superb ‘hosting’ and service, a rustic elegance and “the best wedding food ever”.
Hawkshead, near Ambleside, in the heart of the English Lake District, is enchanting, with cobbled streets and a wonderful atmosphere.
The main house is a Grade II Listed Georgian villa. The West Barn Rooms are your dedicated party rooms for you to decorate as you wish. Yours will be the only wedding that weekend so that you may put your personal touch on the rooms.
90 or fewer guests… For exclusive use of Belmount Hall for your wedding, we make the following charge:
- Up to 50 guests £2,400.00
- 51 – 70 guests £2,750.00
- 71 – 90 guests £2,950.00
This covers all the set up costs, furniture, cutlery, crockery, glasses, white table linen and white linen napkins and our wedding planning experience (200+ weddings) to help with your plans along the way.
More than 90 guests… For weddings with more than 90 ‘day guests’ for the Reception and Wedding Breakfast, you would supply a marquee which would be set up on our West Lawn.
The Champagne (or Pimms/ Gin and tonic etc.!) and Canapes Reception can take place in the beautiful grounds and the West Barn Rooms, or, at an extra charge, and with Belmount supplying the canapes, in our beautiful Drawing room, Library and Entrance Hall.
For the Wedding Breakfast, which would be served in the marquee, you would bring in outside caterers. We are happy to recommend suitable suppliers.
The evening party – music and dancing – will take place in the West Barn Rooms – a superb suite of inter connecting rooms on the west side of the house – see photos below..
Your Wedding Ceremony
Belmount Hall is an approved venue for your civil ceremony. The West Barn rooms, lined with open beams, featuring an open stone wall and beautiful large sash windows, are our licensed rooms. They are upstairs inside the house, meaning that you can have your whole day under one roof. The West Barn Ante Room can comfortably fit up to 90 guests, which is the maximum for a seated wedding breakfast inside the house. Alternatively, marquee weddings have the use of the West Barn Indoor Marquee for a ceremony of up to 120 guests. Both rooms provide an intimate and romantic setting.
If you are looking at a religious ceremony, there are beautiful Lakeland churches nearby. St. Michael’s of all Angels Church, Hawkshead is situated one mile from Belmount Hall. Built in around 1300 on the site of a Norse chapel, with views overlooking the village and the surrounding fells, working bells and a friendly welcome, the church provides a truly special setting to say your vows.
Your Wedding Reception
You have exclusive use of our grounds and charming ground floor rooms in the main house for your reception. In warmer months, the main door is opened so guests can walk freely inside and out sipping on champagne and eating canapés whilst enjoying the stunning views or playing lawn games. In colder months, we light our open log fire and the many candles around the rooms to create a cosy, welcoming atmosphere and guests can still enjoy the views through our large sash windows.