Nestled in a enchanted little world of its own at the top of the Lake District you’ll find Low Hall The Lakes, a grand old stone barn and 17th century farmhouse that chimes with history and tales from by gone years.
For the past year, new owners and venturers Francesca and Ben, have been busy lovingly preparing this space for it’s launch as a new Lake District wedding venue – getting the grounds, barn and house wedding ready, and reigniting it’s wildly romantic yet playful character. I really hope that some of you will discover your future wedding venue through this article. I cannot wait to visit Low Hall sometime in the near feature, it looks absolutely gorgeous and the most magical setting for a wedding.
“Taking an honorary bow to the history of the venue, we wanted to inspire couples thinking of marrying in the Lake District, with an editorial that was timeless and elegant with a twist of gothic, boho romance.”
Photography by Joe Mather + Jono Symonds
“We asked real life couple Katy and Chris to be our models and help us showcase the playful and versatile character of our beautiful barn, in all it’s wild surrounds and its attitude that’s ready to party.”
“We wanted to inspire with the different areas and original features which are all open for couples to make and style their own”.
“Moving through the venue we started inside the grand, Loveable Old Barn. It is set over two floors and dates back to the 18th century, with charming original features from its farming days throughout.”
“It’s warm Lakeland stone with a multicolour of blue and grey shades set a characterful scene while the beams above swooned solid and strong. The ceremony and wedding feast for two took place underneath, where seasonal opulence was oozing.”
“Our awesome florist, Becky at Picking Posies created a magically deep and rich bouquet for bride Katy. Using seasonal flowers and foliage such as deep burgundy dahlias, scabious, gaura (also called The Bride), Sahara rudbeckia, amaranthus and eucalyptus.”
“All these blooms were sourced locally or picked from her glorious cutting garden in the South Lakes. Then a striking yet simple aisle out of crisp red and orange leaves collected from the grounds set the tone below and pampas pom poms hung majestically from the original beams, creating a warm and dreamy focal point.”
“The wedding feast for two took place on a long rustic handcrafted trestle table, adorned with thick foliage, foraged branches, fruits, leaves and more deep hues. Rich and rugged greenery and sultry lighting, created a halo backdrop to the couple, which was created by the lovely Emma at Emma Jane Events. Antique cut glass decanters and flutes stood next to bone handled cutlery, slate signage and two hundred insects emblazoned on fine bone British china.”
“Be sure to check out the dapper chaps behind the china and their treasure trove of eccentricities at The Curious Department. They’re definitely one for your wedding WANT list! And, there we had our table setting of sheer desire, creating the perfect intimate affair under the eaves that can seat up to 120 guests.”
Credits & Thanks
- Photographer - Joe Mather + Jono Symonds
- Venue - Low Hall The Lakes
- Flowers - Picking Posies
- Hair - JJ Hair Stylist
- Make up - Fiona Whittet
- Bridal wear - Mia Bridal + Lillian West
- China - The Curious Department
- Lighting - Emma Jane Events
- Signage - Jill Liley Lettering