With so many outdoor ceremony locations at Town Head Estate, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Town Head Estate boasts a variety of beautiful outdoor wedding locations throughout the grounds and gardens. All purposely built to maximise on the amazing location and the stunning Lake District views.
With spaces as individual as you, the only thing you will need to organise is some seating for your guests. Hay bales, rustic benches, or traditional cross back chairs? The choice is entirely yours and we can recommend the perfect suppliers to help. Unfortunately the only thing you can’t choose is the weather, although we will always have the Barn ready to go as a plan B just in case.
The Orchard is the beautiful lawned garden area that sits immediately in front of the main Barn. You can make your grand entrance from either the Bridal Cottage, or from the main staircase leading down from the terrace. With the Wedding Barn as a backdrop, and surrounded by flower borders, apple trees and a beautiful willow tree at the centre, the Orchard is the perfect location for an English garden party wedding. The proximity to the Barn also means that it is relatively straightforward to relocate inside in the event of inclement weather.
The Lake View Terrace & Croquet Lawn
The Lake View Terrace & Croquet Lawn is a stunning location for a ceremony, comprising a large area that is part lawn and part stone flags, with unspoiled views over the parkland down to Lake Windermere. Walking from the Barn to the Croquet Lawn treats your guests to the best views at Town Head, taking in the newly landscaped kitchen gardens, and the traditional Victorian glass house. The elevated position means that the views over the park and the lake itself are absolutely unrivalled, especially at sunset as the terrace faces directly West.
The Lake Shore
For those wanting to get married as close as they possibly can to the Lake, we have a licensed area just along the shore from the Boat House. There are few backdrops more beautiful than the lake itself, and a wedding here really is unforgettable. The Lake Shore is an easy walk either from the carpark or through the Kitchen Gardens, and we have a golf buggy (on stand by) to shuttle those who may find the walk more tricky.
A wide flat area in the parkland next to the Lake. Set back slightly further from the lake shore, but keeping all the lake views. This area gives you the option of creating your own ceremony space in the great outdoors, although you may be visited by the odd wandering sheep or donkey.
The Tree Circle
This is a special area with a distinctly woodland feel. It comprises a circle of ancient trees, situated in the parkland next to the Lake Windermere, and benefitting once again from beautiful views across the park and over the lake. This is perfect for those would prefer a more informal earthy location for a wedding, where guests can be seated in the round with the happy couple taking centre stage.
The Kitchen Gardens
Capacity 30-60 depending on the specific area. The Kitchen Gardens are one of the most stunning features of Town Head. They have been completely remodelled and relandscaped to provide a mixture of formal flower gardens and modern sculpture made of slate and stone. They are also host to a beautiful viewing platform under a huge metal archway with climbing roses, which provides the most breathtaking views over Lake Windermere. Ceremonies for smaller numbers are possible in the upper section using the archway as a focal point. Further down there is a larger gravelled area at the foot of a stone staircase, next to the traditional Victorian Glasshouse. This gives a second option for larger numbers.
The pebble beach next to the Boat House. An utterly beautiful location for a ceremony, limited in capacity only by the estate fencing around the Boat House area. This is a pebble beach and so not ideal for heels or formal seating, but for views you will find nowhere more magical. The Boat House itself is also licensed, which gives the option to move inside relatively easily in the event of inclement weather.
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