North Lakes Hotel & Spa


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The luxurious North Lakes Hotel & Spa is located in the historic market town of Penrith, Cumbria, and offers modern comfort and relaxation.

The North Lakes Hotel and Spa is located on the edge of Penrith, the picturesque market town in Cumbria’s Eden Valley. Easily accessed from the M6 motorway, this four-star hotel is the ideal location for your wedding as it also offers a base from which to explore the stunning Lake District and enjoy the award-winning Spa and some fabulous pampering.

Relaxation begins the moment you walk through the door at North Lakes Hotel. Part of the House of Daniel Thwaites collective, the hotel’s design is inspired by the Cumbrian countryside and reflects the rural heritage that makes the region so well known.

The hotel’s relaxed ‘country retreat’ feel extends to the Spa, which features exposed wooden beams, low lighting and comfy seating areas. The hotel’s Spa also offers six treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge and a fully equipped gym with Technogym equipment. Treatments use glamorous French skincare brand Caudalie; a range that combines the latest scientific cosmetic techniques with the ancient secrets from family-owned vineyards in Bordeaux. Guests who book direct are able to enjoy full use of the spa and wellness facilities and the hotel also offers a range of Spa Break packages.

North Lakes is also home to the unique dining experience that is FYR, Cumbria’s only open fire grill restaurant. Every cut of meat is aged for a minimum of 28 days and cooked to the diners’ exact specifications - right in front of them. Whilst the sizzling steaks are the speciality, guests can also enjoy grilled lobster, an array of vegetarian dishes and a superb Sunday lunch.

With our 84 bedrooms we have something for everyone. Delightful doubles, splendid suites, family rooms with bunk beds and fancy four-poster suites. The choice is yours.

And every room comes stocked with teas and coffees for a proper cuppa and biscuits to make you feel right at home.North Lakes Hotel and Spa has been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ certificate from Visit England; the official mark to say the hotel has the correct processes in place to keep guests and team members safe.

North Lakes Hotel & Spa at a Glance

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Hotel Weddings
Same-Sex Weddings
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Up to 180
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Up to 200
We love to create truly memorable wedding days. From the moment you arrive to the time you leave as a newly married couple, we are devoted to making sure your special day is everything you want it to be. You will have your very own experienced and highly trained wedding co-ordinator to help you from the planning stage right through to your big day. We will work with you to ensure that you have the day you want, and to match your budget. Our talented Chefs are obsessed with creating delicious menus that will complement your wedding day, working with you on any specific thoughts and ideas you may have. Why just have the wedding day! We can bespoke your wedding offering pre and post wedding celebrations with plenty of suggestions on how you can do this, whether it is a pamper day, off site activities in the beautifcul Lake District or family dinners. We create beautiful weddings that are designed around you, so we are pleased to offer you a choice of reception suites suited to your size of wedding. Pricing Category : AffordableMinimum Price : 1015Reception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 200Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 180Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon Suite View More
Sleeps No Of People : 200Wedding Contact : Jen BraithwaiteNumber of People In Team : 125No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : PenrithNearest Airport : CarlisleNearest Motorway : M6Nearest Train Station : PenrithChurch Within Walking DistanceAffordableLuxuryConfetti PermittedOpen Flame PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeAlcohol ProvisionBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListBuffet StyleClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsCeremony and Reception MusiciansSound Systems Available Ceremony MusicReception MusicPackageFull Service PlanningOn The Day Wedding CoordinationMaster Of CeremonyWeek Of Wedding PlanningPublic Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlySpa OnsiteLovely GroundsModern RusticGarden OutdoorHotelWedding PlannersSame-Sex View Less

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Ideal at this current time our Intimate weddings are perfect in size, with just close family and friends for just 26 people, and held in the Little Martindale offering a real fire and wood beams. We have done all the hard work for you, selecting the perfect elements to make this intimate occasion extra special. Call Jen who will be delighted to run through this special offer with you.

Top Wedding Tips

Make sure you get "the feeling" when you choose the venue and wedding co-ordinator - this is a very special day.

Write a list of non-negotiable things you want to include in your day. We are open to our ideas and suggestions as we will have plenty of these.

Ask plenty of questions - you can never ask enough.

North Lakes Hotel & Spa Reviews

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SECRET WEDDING: Anyone looking for a venue and wondering if this is the place….IT IS!
We would like to thank all the staff at North Lakes Hotel for making our wedding day the most intimate and beautiful day.

With the restrictions we only had 6 guests for our special day but this was matter less as we were made to feel like VIP’s within the beautiful surroundings of North Lakes Hotel.

The function room was set out creating a warm and intimate atmosphere much more than we could ever have hoped for.

Anyone looking for a venue and wondering if this is the place….IT IS!

Special thanks to Jen for going through the whole roller coaster with us and keeping a smile throughout.

Thank you.
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Kathryn & Alexander
Staff were so accommodating, kind and helpful
Thank you so much to Jen and all the staff at the North Lakes hotel for such a special wedding day.

All the staff were so accommodating, kind and helpful and we couldn't have wished for anything more perfect. Nothing was too much trouble- from the chef's personalising menu's to all the help booking rooms from the office team.

Thank you Jen for all the very helpful pre-wedding meetings too. All in all we had a wonderful experience- one we'll never forget.

Thank you so much again.
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Geoff & Bridie
Highly Recommend the North Lakes
“We both had a wonderful day on Friday, and all the guests we spoke too seemed very impressed with the venue and the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff (and the quality of the food provided).

Guests have expressed how much they liked the hotel and staff, as well as the occasion.

We both know how big a role your own hands on approach played in the smooth running of the day, and we wanted you to know how much we appreciate and value your role, perhaps unseen by guests.

Thanks again for your part in the day, and to the other staff on the day.

We would highly recommend the North Lakes Hotel as a wedding venue to anyone who asked.
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Sarah Elliott
Where Do We Start
Where do we start.!!!
From the moment we walked into this hotel at the start of 2018 we knew it was where we wanted to get married.!! We had an appointment with Jen Braithwaite and booked it pretty much straight away.
We got married on 21/09/2019 and what a day it was, everything and I mean everything was done exactly how we wanted it.!! There wasn’t one issue with the whole day, from the ceremony all the way through to the night everything was perfect..
Jen Braithwaite is amazing, throughout the whole planning she was there, if I needed to ask something so small she was there, she took every tiny detail down and made sure the pressure was off myself and my husband and straight onto her. We wanted a white aisle runner Jen found us one, we wanted classy and elegant Jen helped us achieve that.!! The food on the day was beautiful even down to the presentation, words cannot describe how perfect everything was and just how we had imagined our big day.
A massive thank you to everyone at North Lakes Hotel and the biggest thank you to Jen for making our dream wedding become a reality.!!
See you next year for our 1st year anniversary
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Peter & Isobel
Professional & Personnel
“Many thanks for the time and effort you put in to our daughter’s wedding, both Isobel and I want to say a personnel thanks to you, the day would have not been the same without your professional yet personnel touch. We would highly recommend not only the North lakes but you personally.

All of our guest both from the UK and Norway were impressed with the food, service and staff; from housekeeping through to yourself, please pass our thanks to everybody and ensure you let the mangers know also.

Once again MANY thanks



North Lakes Hotel, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8QT

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

  • North Lakes Hotel
  • Ullswater Road
  • Penrith
  • Cumbria
  • CA11 8QT
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Jen Braithwaite

Jen is an experienced wedding co-ordinator who is passionate about weddings, and loves nothing more than helping our couples achieve their perfect wedding, not only the wedding day itself but also any pre or post celebrations you may wish to arrange. A real planner, Jen particularly likes weddings that are a little bit different and works together with you throughout the planning stages and on the day itself to ensure you have your wedding, your way.