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Wedding Reception Venue

Forest Side Weddings

Forest Side Weddings


Located in the heart of the Wordsworth’s Lake District, Forest Side, is without doubt the perfect fairy-tale setting for any couple’s wedding day.

This fully refurbished former Victorian gentleman’s residence, nestling at the foot of the Lakeland Fells, surrounded by 43 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and dappled woodland, with simply breath-taking scenery wherever you look, is a truly unique place to celebrate your special day.

Forest Side’s intimate setting lends itself to exclusive use for wedding celebrations. The beautifully designed lounge with its French doors leading directly onto our garden terrace and the manicured lawns beyond, offers a perfectly formed intimate setting for your big day.

Whilst the Forest Side’s principle dining room is perfect for those wishing to enjoy slightly larger celebrations. This light and airy room with its beautiful vistas, high ceilings and direct access to our garden terrace, with the landscaped grounds beyond, offers additional flexibility for your special occasion.

You can rest assured that our award winning Chefs will be on hand to create the perfect seasonal menu just for you, using only the finest of ingredients from the Cumbrian landscape and of course from our very own kitchen gardens – perfect for wowing your guests and their taste buds. Not only that our Sommelier will be only too pleased to recommend appropriate wines to match your bespoke menu – so everything will be just right.

We offer a Friday and Saturday wedding weekend. The perfect opportunity for those attending the wedding to gather, unwind and enjoy each other’s company as they delight in their elegant surroundings and celebrate with the happy couple.

The Forest Side accommodates 40 overnight guests on an exclusive use basis in our 20 beautifully appointed rooms. Our two wedding ceremony rooms comfortably accommodate up to 60 guests and should you wish to celebrate with additional friends and family in the evening you can enjoy the company of up to a 100 guests.

Our experienced wedding co-ordinator will be on hand to guide you at every turn and assist in bringing your dreams to fruition – all you need do is ask.

Simply prepare to savour one of life’s most cherished moments, whilst your guests enjoy the elegant backdrop and exquisite food of our perfectly formed restaurant with rooms. Share the moment, indulge in laughter and celebrate with good friends and family as you have the time of your life in this stunningly beautiful corner of the English Lake District.


For pricing, please see the website.


  • Maximum number of people100 people
  • Number of event rooms2 event rooms
  • Number of bedrooms20 bedrooms


Forest Side,
LA22 9RN


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering



Plan route to The Forest Side Hotel using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 342080  Lat: 54.46375 Long: -3.01574

From the north, M6 jct 40, take A66 towards Keswick. At Threlkeld take B5322, marked Windermere/St John in the Vale, this leads onto A591 where we are situated.
From south, M6 jct 36, follow A591 towards Windermere, Ambleside and Rydal. As approach Grasmere go straight across roundabout, we are 0.75 mile on right.

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Wed 26 Sep Garden Tours 2018

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