Armathwaite Hall - Wedding Brochure 2022/23

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Say Yes


SAY YES TO The venue

A special day requires a special place...

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa is set in one of the most stunning locations, with breathtaking views overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake and the Skiddaw Mountains. It is without doubt the perfect venue for your Lake District wedding.

From the delicate scents and scenery of a budding spring to the glory of a Lakeland summer, the rich auburns and golds of autumn to the majesty of snow-capped winter fells and mountains.


Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa has four approved rooms for civil ceremonies in addition to a Woodland Gazebo. Each is individual in design and offers flexibility when it comes to numbers.

As the formal part of the ceremony ends the bride and groom can relax with family and friends and enjoy a drinks reception.

From sparkling champagne in the summer months on the terraces overlooking the stunning gardens and grounds to warm Winter Pimms served in the oak panelled hall in front of the log fire, we will guide you through all the choices for your special day.

• Red carpet on arrival • Complimentary venue hire for ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception • The Boustead Drinks Package • Canapes for your drinks reception • Four course wedding breakfast including the chef sorbet • Use of our round silver cake stand and knife • A stylish barbeque or hog roast for your evening reception • Luxury suite for the happy couple for two nights • A bottle of champagne with engraved Armathwaite Hall flutes for the happy couple a memento of your day. • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator SAY YES TO OUR Exclusive from March 2023 to April 2024. Applies to new bookings only. £165 per guest | Minimum 60 guests £40 per person | extra evening guests Platinum Wedding
A unique package ‘Just the two of you’ • Ceremony room hire • Bridal Bouquet • Grooms Buttonhole • Two witnesses • Champagne and canapés • Dinner served in the Lake View Restaurant • Two night stay in a suite with dinner on the first night SAY YES TO A For larger private weddings under 60 guests please enquire with our wedding coordinators £1950 for all of the above
Secret Wedding

The Menu

All the dishes are Chef’s suggestions and he will be pleased to discuss your specific requirements with you. Should any of your guests require special diets Chef can cater for their needs. Please choose one choice per course.


Smoked salmon crayfish and pink lady salad, with roasted pumpkin seeds and crispy pastry

Native lobster and prawn cocktail, little gem, granary bread, cognac marie rose sauce

Ballotine of ham hock, pistachio, parsley and mustard, with piccalilli, sourdough and mascarpone

Seasonal vegetable and green lentil soup with sourdough croutons

Crispy fried chicken sun blushed tomato, mixed leaves, garlic and rocket aioli with lime

Sun blushed tomato, rocket, pumpkin seeds, garlic sourdough, with basil and almonds (vegan)

If you would like to discuss any other alternative soups or starters please don’t hesitate to ask.


Roasted Cumbrian beef red onion and balsamic chutney, Yorkshire pudding, thyme and Madeira veal jus, with turned carrots, broccoli and roast potatoes.

Pan roasted chicken supreme, gratin potatoes, chorizo and baby onion sauce, fine beans and English peas

Loin of pork honey roasted heritage carrots, fondant potato, apple puree, tender stem broccoli, sage and cider jus

Fillet of salmon tartare veloute, new potatoes with parsley and lemon, romaine lettuce, broad beans and kale

Slow roasted turkey pigs in blankets, sage and cranberry stuffing, parsnip, carrots and broccoli, sweet wine sauce

Basil pesto sun-blushed tomato and pine nut cannelloni, served with garlic bruschetta, mixed leaves and balsamic (V)

Rosemary gnocchi tender stem broccoli, crispy kale, hazelnut and a honey mustard cream sauce (V)

Wild mushroom risotto soy reduction, charred courgette, pickled shimeji mushrooms, goats cheese (V)

Rosemary hassle-back potatoes baby leek, pinenuts, spinach, kale, grain mustard dressing (vegan)

Wild mushrooms, pickled shimeji mushrooms, charred courgette, roasted sweet potato and peppers (vegan)



Sticky date and toffee pudding caramel butter sauce with banana, toffee and walnut ice cream

Madagascan vanilla panna cotta macerated strawberries, strawberry sorbet and mint

Local British cheese selection with chutney crackers and grapes

Dark chocolate delice, salted caramel ice cream, cocoa reduction

Apple, cinnamon and spiced almond crumble vanilla custard and nutmeg

Mango and passion fruit cheesecake, berry compote, chantilly cream

Steamed honey and golden syrup sponge roasted pineapple and vanilla ice cream

Dark chocolate and almond cake strawberry and yuzu ice cream (vegan)

Followed by coffee and mints, Included in price.

Menu choices must be made at final details meeting.


Children’s adult menu full portion £40.00 per child

Children’s adult menu half portion £30.00 per child

Children’s menu £20.00 per child

• Melon boat

Choice of one of the following:

• Chicken goujons, chips and beans

• Sausage and mash

• Fish fingers and chips

• Ice cream sundae


• Glass of house champagne on arrival

• Half bottle of house wine per person during the meal

• Glass of house champagne for toast


A choice of one of the following:

• Hog roast, stuffing, apple sauce served with seasonal salads

• BBQ: Steak, sausage, chicken, spare ribs served with seasonal salads


Select two of the following:

Pigs in Blankets with Cranberry Sauce

Ham Hock Ballontine

Melon and Parma Ham

Mini Cumbrian Beef Burgers

BBQ Pork Bon Bons

Smoked Salmon and Anchovy Roulade

Smoked Mackerel Pate with Pickled Cucumber

Parmesan and Smoked Paprika Gougeres

Pesto and Sun dried Tomato Palmiers

Onion and Coriander Bhajis

Goats cheese Crostinis with Red Onion Marmalade


A choice of one of the following:

• Grilled haloumi, basil pesto on toasted floured bap

• Mediterranean vegetable and tofu kebab

• Grilled portabello mushroom, goats cheese and thyme on a toasted bun

• Toasted cheddar and pickle bun


If you have any concerns relating to the allergens detailed below, please speak to our

Wedding Coordinator:

Cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, milk, nuts, celery, mustard, sesame, sulphur dioxide and sulphites, lupin and molluscs




Our trained makeup artists can come to the comfort of your bridal suite on your wedding morning to style yourself and your bridal party.

• Bridal makeup, inclusive of makeup on the wedding day and 1 hour trial before the day £120 (£50 to be paid at time of trial)

• Bridal makeup on the wedding day £70 (not including a trial)

• Bridesmaids and wedding guests, £55 per person (not including a trial).

Set over two floors, our award winning spa is simply stunning. Featuring a 16 metre infinity edge pool, hot tub with views of the surrounding woodland, thermal suite, exercise studio, gym, ten beautifully appointed treatment rooms and our ‘Hush’ relaxation lounge.



Armathwaite Hall is famous for its outdoor country and adventure experiences so take full advantage of our professional team and add some extra fun to your pre or post wedding celebrations. We have got some great ideas to help you think outside of the box and create memorable hen or stag adventures with a twist.



St. Bega’s Church and St John’s Church Rev Patricia Rogers Tel: 016973 71541


Classic Ensembles – Trio/Quartet Music for wedding ceremonies and receptions Tel: 01539 734721


Jason Chambers Photography

Tel: 017687 44755 or 07816 455562

Beth Faulder Photography Tel: 07590 426242

WEDDING STATIONERY Malu Design Tel: 01228 529787


Cutiepie Cake Company

Tel: 0752 8077 624 or 01228 712521

Our Lady of the Lake, Keswick St. Charles, Keswick

St. Joseph’s, Cockermouth Father Tom Singleton Tel: 01900 822121

Glen Anderson – Wedding Singer & DJ Tel: 07776 487794

Helen Whitaker – The Picture House

Tel: 01228 564134 or 07799 228874

The stunning wedding photographs within this brochure have been reproduced with the kind permission of Beth Faulder, Chris Freer, Helen Whitaker, Love Bee, Naomi House, Camilla Lucinda and Vicki Obrien.


Rheda Retreat Tel: 07593960568

Mama Cakes Cumbria Tel: 07850 287186


Civil Ceremonies

Superintendent Registrar Carlisle Registration Office, Lady Gilford’s House, Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 3AJ Tel: 0300 303 2472

Simon Vogt – All Star Disco Tel: 07818 171711

Naomi House Photography Tel: 01697 508743 or 07528 154005


Full Wedding Day Packages are available in our Spa, conveniently situated within the Hotel Tel: 017687 88900


Touch of Class Tel: 07711801545

Karen Jones Photography Tel: 01946 830975

Rob Grange Photography, Keswick

Tel: 017687 78222 or 07748304141

Chris Freer Photography Tel: 01900 827243 or 07811 049866

The Bespoke Florist Tel: 01900 601888 or 07738 532821

Brackens of Bowness Tel: 015394 42869

Simply Bows and Chair Covers Tel: 07730 039582 and 01434 698699

The Memory Knot Company

Tel: 07949 9411220 and 01434 698798

The Yummy Pudding Company Tel: 07401 168676

Evergreens Florist Tel: 017687 74976

Wilde & Romantic – Janet Wilde Tel: 01900 822912 and 07738 300196



Our brochure cannot do justice to what we can bring to your very special day. But a personal visit can. Simply contact us at the initial stages of your wedding plans and we will be happy to give you a tour of the hotel and discuss your requirements to ensure a perfect wedding day.

Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4RE

Hotel Tel: 017687 76551 Wedding Co-ordinator Tel: 017687 88911