In England, each area within a property that weddings are held must have its own license and for this reason only designated 'Wedding' locations can be used to hold the ceremony. At Broadoaks we have five areas available for your civil ceremony. The below video will give you a virtual tour of each area, the individual galleries below show a few more ideas of layouts from actual ceremonies.
The Upper Lawn at Broadoaks
(max capacity 100)
The upper lawn at Broadoaks has amazing views across to lake Windermere in the distance as well as the surrounding valleys. This fine green is our groundsman Simon's pride and joy (although he does get a little distressed when helicopters land on it!).
The William Morris Music Room at Broadoaks
(max capacity 32)
The music room at Broadoaks is a beautiful room that oozes charm and character, built onto the house in 1905 as a music room for old Dr Charles it boasts a vaulted ceiling and traditional oak panelled walls. For weddings the furniture can be moved about to create a mini aisle, the baby grand in the corner of the room can also be used by our local pianist to fill the room with music for a grand entrance.
Great Oaks & Small Oaks Room
(max capacity 60)
The Oaks room at Broadoaks is a beautifully decorated room that is used during standard service as our fine dining room. The room boasts original Victorian high ceilings with traditional mouldings and has a beautiful fireplace at one end of the room. The room looks out onto the surrounding green valley as well as the fast flowing beck that runs from the village of Troutbeck heading to Windermere.
For smaller ceremonies (up to 30) we can also use the top end of this beautiful room.
(max capacity 100)
Our beautiful Victorian Orangery with its pretty white furniture and views across the river and rear gardens can accommodate up to 100 guests for a ceremony.
Local Church Wedding Instead?
For those couples who would like to have a religious ceremony, we are lucky enough to be within a 10 minute drive away from two very beautiful local churches.
St Mary's, Windermere and Jesus Church, Troutbeck. Both of these churches are old, romantic & very pretty. Details can be found on their websites shown below.
Wedding Breakfast Locations
Your first meal together as a married couple is called "The Wedding Breakfast". It is a very special meal to be shared with everyone you love and who loves you. As you can see from the below pictures we have hosted some splendid meals. All you have to do is choose the food, the room and the decor!
The below video and the separate galleries should give you some good ideas to help you decide what room you would like to host your wedding breakfast and also how you would like it to be decorated.
Great Oaks Room
This room offers Victorian elegance and intimacy for parties up to 50.
The Orangery (max capacity 50)
This room is light, airy and fresh and can be used on its own for up to 50 guests. It brings the Lakeland outdoors inside and offers a refined space from which to enjoy views which delight in any season.
Great Oaks & Orangery
We can open the divide that sits between the above rooms to create one big room that can accommodate up to 100 people.
See some pictures of how we rearrange the rooms for your evening entertainment.