You don’t have to take advantage of our Exclusive Use arrangement to marry at Linthwaite.
An elegant and intimate Day Wedding can be held at the hotel during quieter periods on a midweek date (Monday to Thursday).
Numbers for Day Weddings are limited to a maximum of 12 people.
We are happy to book day weddings at any time for dates in January and February but requests for other dates should be made no more than six months in advance. Do feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements, though, because if we can accommodate you at any other time, we will certainly do so.
Couples choosing day weddings are usually married at 12.30pm, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy a relaxed ceremony before being seated for the wedding breakfast by 2.00pm. Guests can then enjoy the meal, speeches and cutting of the cake before the departure of non resident guests is required at 5.30pm.
A popular way to extend your day is to hire a boat on Lake Windermere; contact Windermere Lake Cruises on 015394 42600 for more details and a charter pack.
If required we can also make up to a maximum of six bedrooms available for day weddings (this maximum number of 6 bedrooms enables other residential guests to continue to enjoy the hotel’s facilities also).
If you’d like to reserve overnight accommodation for all your guests, timings for day weddings can be tailored for a slightly later ceremony (up to 3.30pm at the latest), followed by the wedding breakfast dinner served in the early evening.
The Wedding Ceremony
We are licensed for both civil ceremonies and civil partnerships and these can take place in either our stunning Billiard room which overlooks the extensive gardens of Linthwaite or for smaller ceremonies in our Boardroom.
The ceremony room hire charge includes one pedestal and one table arrangement of flowers (to tie in with your own personal colour scheme).
The ceremony will be conducted by our local Registrars, who must be contacted directly by the bride and groom before confirming dates and times here at Linthwaite. (The civil ceremony usually last no more than 30 minutes).
The Superintendent Registrar for Kendal (Sue Oliver) can be contacted on 01539 713567. All arrangements should be made directly with the Registrar and all registrar fees are payable directly to them.
Dates with the registrar can now be booked up to two years in advance at an additional cost.
Wedding Drinks Reception
After the ceremony, your guests can enjoy a relaxing drinks' reception on the sunny hotel terrace while admiring the magnificent views over Lake Windermere and the Lakeland fells beyond or alternatively, we can serve drinks in our Conservatory or Lounge, from where the vista is equally awe-inspiring.
The hotels 14 acres and stunning views certainly provide an amazing back drop for truly memorable photographs
Head chef Richard Kearsley uses only the freshest locally sourced ingredients to create your wedding breakfast dinner.
Linthwaite is recommended by the Good Food Guide, which spotlights our restaurant as one of the best in the Lake District.
For an afternoon seated meal, you are welcome to choose up to three selections from the first, main and dessert course menu selector within our wedding guide, with all menu choices and numbers required before arrival.
Children are welcome to choose either a smaller version of the adults’ chosen menu or something from our children’s menu.
If all guests are having accommodation and therefore you decide to have a slightly later ceremony followed by the wedding breakfast dinner served as an early evening meal, we will endeavour to seat you privately in the Boardroom, where children can also be accommodated.
The menu for an early evening wedding breakfast meal would be designed by the head chef on the day (taking into consideration any special dietary requirements of any of your guests) and will include a selection of three starters, three main courses and three desserts - we also have a full vegetarian menu, if required.
Again, children are welcome to choose either a smaller version of the adults’ chosen menu or something from the children’s menu.
No room hire is charged for the use of the dining area for the wedding breakfast dinner.
We can make up to a maximum of six bedrooms (to accommodate up to 12 people) available for day weddings (this maximum number of 6 bedrooms enables other residential guests to continue to enjoy the hotel’s facilities also).
For the bride, why not spend your final night as a single woman in our luxurious Loft Suite, while we keep your groom tucked up somewhere else in the hotel - just for the one night! And be joined by him on your wedding night...