Weddings

Posing for pictures after the ceremony in Wordsworth House garden © Chris Freer

Posing for pictures after the ceremony in Wordsworth House garden

Get married in the home of romanticism

The birthplace of one of the fathers of English Romanticism is the perfect setting for your fairytale Lake District wedding. Wordsworth House and Garden is a beautiful Georgian property in the gem town of Cockermouth, on the edge of the national park. We offer packages for civil ceremonies, renewal of vows and other special occasions.

It was exactly the day we had dreamed of

Natalie and Ian O'Neill were Wordsworth House's first bride and groom

Natalie and Ian O'Neill were Wordsworth House's first bride and groom

We didn't want to marry in a church or a concrete registry office, so we were thrilled to have our ceremony at Wordsworth House. We had the whole house and garden to ourselves. It made a fabulous backdrop for photos – and our guests loved exploring!

A unique and intimate wedding venue

Choose from the elegant dining room, intimate drawing room or atmospheric Georgian kitchen for your ceremony – we close to the public when we host weddings, so you'll have the place to yourselves. Then pose for photographs in our glorious walled garden or on Wordsworth's famous terrace.

To make your day even more special...

Welcome to Wordsworth House: The costumed servants greet the bride

Our Georgian servants can be on hand to give your guests a traditional 18th-century welcome. We can also provide a harpsichord player to delight everyone with a selection of music from the period.

So excited to marry at Wordsworth House

Cath and Steve Vargas share a kiss on the landing after their ceremony

Cath and Steve Vargas share a kiss on the landing after their ceremony

I can’t tell you how excited we were about booking Wordsworth House for our wedding. It’s just beautiful, and being a Cockermouth lass through and through, it was the ideal choice for us, especially as Steve – who has a restaurant in the town – has totally taken the place to his heart too. The staff were so helpful and friendly during the build up and on the day itself. Everything was perfect – we cannot recommended the place enough!

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