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Find out why Armathwaite Hall is one of the most popular wedding venues in the Lake District, by reading testimonials from a selection of those who have enjoyed this wedding venue.

Couldn't thank Armathwaite Hall and all their staff enough for their help on our wedding day! Food was delicious, the setting & stunning views just make a great venue even better. Nothing was too much, Gemma & Sarah couldn’t do enough for myself and all our family & friends to make our big day run so smoothly! Anytime we asked for something to be done they'd pretty much already done it. They were efficient, lovely and friendly. The staff at the function room & bar were helpful, polite and great! Thanks for everything. We are so glad we had our wedding here! Xx

Mr and Mrs Smith
Sunday 11th September 2016

Neil and I would like to thank you all for making our wedding on Friday so special . We stayed Thursday and Friday nights and everyone from the Reception staff, to housekeeping, to the waiting staff at the dinner the night before, the wedding breakfast, the evening function and the breakfast the next morning were all wonderful- friendly and professional.

Thanks to Sarah and Gemma for guiding us through the wedding planning, there was a lot to organise but we got there! The gift of the champagne and glasses was a lovely touch too, we were thrilled.

We hope to return to the hotel soon.

With best wishes and thanks again,

Serena and Neil (Mr and Mrs Houghton )
Friday 9th September 2016

Thank you for everything you have done for us with organising our wedding. We really couldn’t have asked for a better person to deal with our wedding, it was such a special day and this was mostly down to you, so thank you. You are an absolute star and real credit to Armathwaite Hall.

I would also like to thank you for keeping the fireworks a secret and helping me out with this.


Ste & Sam (Mr and Mrs Graham)
Friday 2nd September 2016

Our daughter recently got married at Armathwaite Hall on the 28th August, 2016 (Rachel). We were very impressed with the hotel and staff but especially impressed with Sarah the wedding organiser. From the very first time we contacted Armathwaite to seeing Sarah nothing was too much trouble.

She dealt with everything very professionally put all our minds at rest, answered any questions and on the day of the wedding she was always there to assist and make sure everything went according to plan. We think Sarah should be congratulated on doing such a good job, she is without doubt a great asset to Armathwaite Hall.

Kind regards

Ray and Maureen Whittle. (Parents of the bride)
Sunday 28th August 2016

Thank you so much to Sarah. Our wedding day was perfect, everything how we wanted. Hopefully be back up soon for another dip in the hot tub

Mr and Mrs Guy
Saturday 16th May 2015

Thank you so much Sarah for a perfect day!!! I´ve not stopped smiling, you and the staff at Armathwaite hall have been amazing and made our day run so smoothly it was incredible! Thank you

Mr and Mrs Sainty
Friday 15th May 2015

I am sorry it has taken me so long to email to tell you how thrilled we were with the wonderful service you gave us in preparation and also on the weekend of Rachel and Jamie´s wedding on April 11th. We were so impressed by your patience with all our questions, your professional attention to detail and your willingness to accommodate all the family wishes ideas and plans. Our last daughter´s wedding experience was outstanding!

Although inevitably there were a few minor hitches (like closure of the M6 the night before, or the late arrival of the registrar!) they were handled superbly well and Rachel and Jamie sailed through the wedding on cloud nine. Chris and I cannot thank you enough for your help and we will be writing to the management at Armathwaite to sing your praises and also those of Danielle and Daisy in particular.
With sincere thanks and very best wishes

Sally and Chris Garforth. (Parents of the bride)
Saturday 9th April 2015

Very many thanks for all your help with Claire and Darren’s wedding on 4th April. You were so calm and efficient with everything you did and it took a lot of stress off us, so once again, many thanks,

Lawrence and Christine Wharton (Parents of the bride)
Saturday 4th April 2015

Hi Sarah,
Thank you so much for all your hard work for our wedding on 2nd April 2015. It was amazing and beyond our expectations! All of our guests loved it and we just wanted to know your efforts were appreciated!.
Kindest Regards

Mr and Mrs Newsham
Thursday 2nd April 2015

Hi Sarah
It´s been amazing like our wedding.
Just wanted to say thank you so so much for making our wedding so special, it was even better than we imagined and thanks also for sorting the honeymoon suite it just made it super special.
Kindest Regards

Melissa and Matthew Hatch
Saturday 14th February 2015

Sarah and Catherine,
Thanks for all your help and support in planning our day and for calming last minute nerves! Thanks to you and all the staff for making our day run so smoothly – we had a brilliant day!

Kelly and David Garner
Saturday 7th February 2015

Hi Sarah and Cath,
What can I say but thank you guys for all your support over the last year.
Our situation was tricky with Jill and Han living thousands of miles away but your support was always pitched in the right way and I will be forever grateful to you pair for saving my sanity at times. There were days when I didn't have a clue what was in place and what wasn't!! I would ring and was instantly reassured. You are both fab at what you do and hope that everyone tells you so. Credit where credit is due.
Jill and Han had an awesome day, we all did and we could not complain about anything at all.
The rooms, the staff, the food, canapés - everything just went to plan.
The day disappeared so quickly but we will live off all those happy memories for many a long day. Jill and Han are now back in Hong Kong and we are all looking forward to the Sydney wedding in February!! ( for which I have not a thing to do !!!) I will say my final thank yous. You are a couple of treasures.
Keep up the good work
Al the best for 2015

Denise and Ian Dixon ( and Jill and Han Chong ) xxxxx
Parents of the Bride - Sunday 28th December 2014

Phil and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help leading up to the wedding and on the day. We had an amazing time and could not have wished for anything better.

We fell in love with Armathwaite from the first visit with Alisha, who had all the time in the world to show us around and answer our endless questions. Please pass our thanks on to her.

To yourself and Catherine, who kept us on the right lines in throughout our year of planning. We really can’t thank you both enough, for taking the stress out of wedding planning.

Every member of staff we met was amazing, so friendly and polite. My mum loved the waiters at breakfast!

Our guests loved the venue, and several are already planning return trips to try out the spa or afternoon tea.

So finally thank you for allowing us to get married at Armathwaite, we loved it. Our day was more than we could have hoped for. We have just received our photos back from Chris, and the venue looks amazing in every one of the pictures (even after the rain!).

We hope to visit again soon.

Helen and Phil, 1st November 2014

Just wanted to email you in regards to the amazing wedding we had with you at your beautiful hotel. Thank you and please pass on to Catherine when she stood in for you our thanks, I cannot tell you how happy we are with every single piece of the whole experience. You and the staff were fantastic and the setting is magical. There will certainly be many of the Waterhouse clan ;) that with grace Armathwaite Hall with our presence. I hope your managers, owners appreciate how good you are for the company and how amazing the whole experience is at the wonderful hotel. I will forward a couple of our pics just so you can see how happy we are. Once again thank you so much.

Kindest Regards

Mr and Mrs Waterhouse, 16th October 2014

We chose Armathwaite because of its beautiful setting and we liked the fact that we cod have the day in the older part of the building and the evening function in the newer part, this split the day up really well for us.

When we first booked the wedding we had a wedding coordinator called Danni Le Roux and she was good, knowledgeable on other wedding related things and actually recommended the band Highly Strung to us and we have to say they were fantastic!

In the run up to the wedding we returned to the venue a number of times and this is when we met our wedding coordinator Sarah Cooper, she was like a breath of fresh air and defiantly what Armathwaite needed! She was enthusiastic, interested in us and our wedding and nothing less than fantastic at her job. Nothing was too much for her, she responded very quickly to our emails and was brilliant at liaising with the band, photo booth people, cake lady and venue decorating people. Sarah put our minds at ease and we felt that she had total control over everything and this proved correct as the day ran without a hitch!

The food was fantastic, the waiters and bar staff polite and efficient. All in all a well-run business in a beautiful location.

Many thanks,
Mr & Mrs Wilding x, 20th September 2014

Dear Sarah and Catherine,
We would just like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to you both, for all you did to assist Vicky and Ross during their planning and preparations, for their wedding on Friday 5th September 2014. We know they both had a fantastic time and are now away on their honeymoon.
Also could you pass on a big thank you to all the staff at Armathwaite Hall for their care and attention to detail, their friendliness and helpfulness to all our friends and family during our stay. We had the most memorable time ever at the most perfect wedding venue. Thanking you all again

Lesley and David Beckett (Parents of the Bride)

As soon as we saw the wrought iron archway of Armathwaite, and made our way along the impressive drive, our minds were already being swayed. As the magnificent facade came into view, we knew - this was where we were going to be married. Catherine Hodgson looked after us throughout the planning process, and was always reassuring and would always reply promptly to my emails.

When the day was finally over, and we returned to the amazing Tower Suite, we spent some time reflecting on what a truly magical day we´d had. We´d enjoyed our ‘cruise’ wedding, and we´d taken all our friends and family on a fabulous weekend away. Living so far away in Stoke-on-Trent, and bringing our family and friends, from Stoke, Nottingham, Devon and Ireland, we knew we’d made the right decision in choosing such a beautiful part of the country.

Would I recommend Armathwaite for a wedding venue? You bet I would!

We will be back next August 8th to celebrate our first anniversary. We booked a luxury suite the day we left.

Mr and Mrs Flynn, Friday 8th August 2014

Just a quick email to say how much we appreciated everything you did for us leading up to and on our wedding day. You were really friendly, approachable and professional and managed to keep us on track and put us at our ease at what can potentially be a stressful time!

Our day was absolutely perfect in every way (we´d totally do it all over again!) and we would be grateful if you would pass on our thanks to all the other staff who are a credit to Armathwaite Hall.

Mr and Mrs Smith, Saturday 2nd August 2014

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you as I have just experienced one of your secret weddings at Armathwaite Hall. It was all just perfect even down to the sunshine on Friday afternoon. Sarah, your wedding co-ordinator and all your staff were attentive but at the same time discreet in allowing us privacy and time to enjoy our new status.

It is an excellent idea for second timers like us and I am sure it must be very popular.

We hope to return to celebrate our anniversaries as it such a wonderful place.

Kind regards

Enid (Goldthorpe nee Thompson), Friday 18th July 2014

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the great organisation of our wedding. We loved every single second and wouldn´t have changed a thing. Everybody has commented on how well they were looked after at the venue and how beautiful it was. Please also thank your team, particularly Jonny for helping everything to run so smoothly. It can´t be an easy job to get all of those guests where you want them!

Thanks again for making our day so special and I´m sure we´ll see you again in the future as we´ll definitely be back up.


Mr and Mrs Bailey, Saturday 7th June 2014
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