Intimate and Exclusively Yours

Tucked away in the unspoilt northern Lake District, in 18 acres of formal gardens and woodland, and with the dramatic backdrop of Skiddaw and the Uldale Fells, Overwater Hall is the perfect intimate wedding venue.

Licensed for Civil Marriage Ceremonies, with an excellent reputation for hospitality, service and food, and with eleven beautiful en suite bedrooms, your every need will be catered for throughout your special day.

Exclusive use of Overwater Hall will ensure that your wedding day feels like a house party. The timing of your day will be entirely up to you and Stephen and Angela and their team will be there solely for you and your guests, whenever you need them. This is your day, all day.

Stephen, Angela and Adrian want your wedding day to be as individual as you are. They look forward to meeting you personally to discuss your requirements and to see how they might help to make your dream day come true. Let them take the stress out of the planning and the day itself.

Imagine having your own elegant 18th Century country house in which to gather your loved ones to celebrate your wedding day…Well, at Overwater Hall that is exactly what can happen.

Weddings at Overwater are exclusive, intimate affairs (for a maximum of 35 people), tailored beautifully to be absolutely unique to you – no two weddings at Overwater are the same. You decide which of our opulent rooms to use for your ceremony, you decide what time you’d like to marry, you dictate the order of your day…it’s all about you. There is no strict running order, no limited choices, no wedding factory here…Marry at Overwater and we’ll make your dreams come true.

Get in touch, share your ideas with us, and most importantly, come and have a look at the hotel, the grounds, the setting, and then see if anywhere else compares.


Our one night wedding package for 2021 will cost £7,875* for up to 30 guests. Additional guests (up to a total of 35) will be charged at £100 each. If you would like to add additional elements to the package or embellish it we will be delighted to assist and provide you with costings for these.

*Please note that if you would like to have your wedding on a Saturday, the charge will be £9,875.

To make the day even more affordable, some couples like us to charge their guests directly for accommodation and breakfast, then deduct this amount from the wedding package total. If this is something you would like to discuss with us we are happy to help. We can deal with your guests directly so you don’t have to worry about the transactions and it can potentially bring your costs down to under £4500.

Local Churches

We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies at Overwater and love to do so. Before you book your preferred date with us, you should book a Registrar to conduct your ceremony. Speak to the experts on 0300 303 2472 or e-mail them at penrith.registeroffice@cumbria.gov.uk .

If you would prefer a church wedding we have lots of pretty churches nearby. You can have your ceremony in church and then join us afterwards for the rest of your celebrations.

St Begas Church on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, a firm favourite with brides year round

St James’ Church is our local church in Ireby

St James’ Church in Uldale is also close by, and idylically located in the middle of nowhere!