Licensed Areas at Broadoaks
In England, each area where weddings are held must have its own license and for this reason only designated ‘Wedding’ locations can be used to hold the ceremony. All ceremonies at Broadoaks are performed by a registrar and this style of ceremony is often referred to as a civil ceremony.
Like religious ceremonies weddings performed in this way are very special the main difference is that these ceremonies do not and cannot involve any religious elements. If a religious ceremony is important to you then please refer to the local churches section below.
We have the following areas available for your civil ceremony:
1. 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 grounds man David’s pride and joy (although he does get a little distressed when helicopters land on it!)
2. Marquees on the lower lawn (max capacity 120)
If you are interested in having your wedding in a Marquee then we are able to offer this option on one of our lower greens.
Please note: Whilst a preference for an outdoor wedding can be made, we will always agree on an alternative Plan B for the day just in case the weather is not as good as we all hoped.
1. The William Morris Music Room at Broadoaks (max capacity 40)
The music room at Broadoaks is a beautiful room that oozes charm and character, build 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.
2. 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.
3. The Orangery (max capacity 95)
Our beautiful Victorian Orangery with its pretty white furniture and views across the river and rear gardens can accommodate up to 95 guests for a ceremony.
4. The Orangery plus Oaks (Max capacity 110)
Our Orangery as shown above with its bi-fold doors open to also include our Oaks room can accommodate up to 110 guests for a ceremony.
Don’t forget to check availability by contacting the registrar before confirming your wedding dates: Local Registrar – Sue Oliver, Tel: 01539 713 567 Cumbria County Council Wedding Website