Sunshine Wedding with Surprise Lake Cruise at Low Wood Bay

Andy and Beth recently held their wedding reception at Low Wood Bay, following a ceremony at a local church. We are thrilled that they shared with us details of their wedding along with photos of their wedding celebrations.

In the days leading up to Andy and Beth Wright’s wedding, the weather forecasts were dismal – ‘Gale force winds and snow to make way for cloudy Bank Holiday weekend’  was the prophecy  of doom from one leading newspaper.

Easter Monday dawned, the mist parted and it turned out to be one of the most glorious days of the year to date. In her own words, Beth tells us why Low Wood Bay has a special place in her heart and shares a few memories from their beautiful wedding day. Continue reading “Sunshine Wedding with Surprise Lake Cruise at Low Wood Bay”

A Golden Wedding and a Car called Jemima at Low Wood Bay

In October, the team at Low Wood Bay welcomed back Colin and Margaret Evans and a very special member of their family, Jemima, a 1933 Austin 7  saloon, on a re-run of their honeymoon fifty years previously.  Continue reading “A Golden Wedding and a Car called Jemima at Low Wood Bay”

A Poignant Wedding Renewal at Low Wood Bay

A wedding vow renewal ceremony is an opportunity for married couples to demonstrate that the vows they took, often many years previously, hold true to the present day. Sometimes it’s a way of marking a significant anniversary, perhaps to celebrate the wedding they never had or to acknowledge coming through one of life’s challenges together.

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Wedding Dresses – Why White?

Ahead of our two wedding fayres at Lancaster House and The Wild Boar on Sunday 2nd March 2014. We thought we would follow up our Weird and Wonderful Wedding Traditions blog with a look at the traditional white wedding dress we so often see at our five individual Lake District and Lancashire wedding venues.


In the west we often accept the tradition of a white wedding dress as a staple part of  the wedding celebration and assume that it has always been the case.

Not so, the white wedding dress fashion was initially introduced as a  protest against the effects of the industrial revolution! Below are a ten interesting facts around wedding attire… Continue reading “Wedding Dresses – Why White?”

Lancaster House – Our New Year Home from Home!

As part of our +1 culture at English Lakes, it is always our aim to make raving fans! John Morley, a self confessed raving fan of Lancaster House (Read his TripAdvisor Review) tells us about his New Year Break with us… 

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Sending our guests “POTTY” at New Year

Here at Lancaster House, we’re fortunate that we have so many return guests join us to celebrate New Year. We’re proud to say that many of them we now regard more as ‘friends’ and it’s always one of my favourite days of the year welcoming old friends back to “The House”.

I particularly enjoy New Year’s Day afternoon when Everyone is feeling a little lethargic after the previous night’s festivities, but there’s a wonderful sense of relaxed happiness as the guests make themselves at home. Over the last ten years, we’ve done all sorts of activities on 1st January from Canal trips to Whisky tasting, Archery to Cake Decorating. But this year will certainly go down in my memory as one of the best yet. Continue reading “Sending our guests “POTTY” at New Year”

Weird and Wonderful Wedding Traditions

Like many others, I never attend a wedding without having first purchased my little box of confetti, which is secreted away until the moment of release when the newly weds are bombarded with a shower of brightly coloured paper. It didn’t strike me until very recently to question why I throw little pieces recyclable, biodegradable, non-toxic, flame retardant heart-felt congratulations over my friends and family …

Aimee and Andy's Wedding at Lancaster House - Credit: Lisa Aldersley
Aimee and Andy’s Wedding at Lancaster House – Photo Credit: Lisa Aldersley

This tradition started many hundreds of years ago where guests scattered the happy couple with grains and fruit to signify their wish for them to a fruitful union – now that makes sense, if indeed they have any inclination or desire to start a family! Continue reading “Weird and Wonderful Wedding Traditions”