Getting married in the Lake District is a dream come true for many couples. Some may have met in the Lake District and for some it may be that they fell in love while walking in the fells. For others they may simply want a romantic atmosphere with stunning scenery as a backdrop to their wedding day and those all-important wedding photos.
Inspiring Lake District
For those who really love the Lake District and want to have an all-encompassing experience, including Lake District elements within the day itself is a great way of doing this. There is amazing produce and a range of both natural and literary history in Cumbria from which you can take inspiration from for your big day. One of the best ways to elevate the Lake District theme is to include it within your Wedding Breakfast and share Lake District fayre with all your guests.
Lake District Wedding Breakfast
A wedding breakfast is one of the highlights of a wedding day. Called a ‘breakfast’ as it is the first meal that the newlyweds eat together as a married couple, this meal can be eaten at any time of the day and normally includes at least some of the couple’s favourite foods. The Broadoaks kitchen celebrates and showcases local produce from across the Lake District and can incorporate special requests into your menu selections for your special day.
Traditional Lake District Food
When people think of the Lake District, what normally comes to mind is beautiful scenery followed by delicious food. Including as much seasonal and local produce as possible comes as standard in the Broadoaks kitchen, but if you want to ensure you get a little more Lakeland flavour into your wedding breakfast menu, then here are a few great Lake District delicacies you could include:
Cumberland Sausages – Presented in a coiled ring with spicy notes and a high pork content, this is what make this Cumberland classic a Lakeland favourite. Sausage and mash as a wedding breakfast? We don’t see why not if it is your favourite, however this well-known local sausage can also be included as a small portion canape or starter, or even later into the celebration as part of a buffet or as individual rings served in buns late into the evening.
Damsons – This local Lake District fruit has its very own festival in the Lythe Valley every year to celebrate its Lake District status. This local fruit can be served whole or as chutney alongside a cheese board, as a pie, tart or as ice cream for dessert or even as damson gin in a special Lake District inspired cocktail for your guests to toast your marriage.
Lamb – Known as the main event around Cumbria when it comes to food, and delicious as a main course, especially in the spring. Herdwick is the sheep that is most well known in the Lake District and this local breed even has protected status of origin here. Instead of lamb you could try Herdwick Hogget as your main course, local and delicious.
Gingerbread – The local version of Gingerbread made in Grasmere in the lake district is a cross between a biscuit and a cake and is completely unique to the Lake District. Have this local delight served with coffee or even as favours for your guests to take home with them as a delicious memory of your Lake District wedding.