Set in 110 acres of private ancient parkland on the unspoilt shores of Lake Windermere, for the first time in its history the Cox family are making this exclusive location available for you to host your perfect day.
Whether you prefer a rustic wedding in the beautifully restored Old Barn, or a lakeside marquee right on the shores of Lake Windermere, Town Head offers you a truly breath-taking venue within one of the most beautiful locations in the world.
Walk in the footsteps of Arthur Ransome and Beatrix Potter, dip your toes into the endless possibilities and make your day entirely unique.
There is no need to hire furniture - we have a choice of round tables or rustic trestles, with oak cross backed chairs. We also have a cable drum which looks beautiful as a cake table, and a restored sewing table for the registrars. The lounge and bar area are fully furnished, and we have beautiful outdoor seating for the terrace too. All our furniture is included in your venue hire. However, if you have a specific style in mind you are welcome to hire your own externally.
All on-site accommodation comes complete with fully equipped kitchen facilities.
For your wedding celebration in the Wedding Barn, we will provide all glassware, wine coolers and water jugs, but you should speak to Karen Rhodes Catering about everything else, such as crockery, linen, a knife to cut the cake etc.
Yes we do, and yes it can. The bar is fully licensed, opening at a time to suit you on your wedding day (no earlier than 11am) and closing at midnight. We are also happy to open the bar the night before the wedding for you and your guests by prior arrangement, we would just ask that you give us at least 2 weeks' notice so that we can arrange appropriate staffing.
We have a fully stocked bar and a really good wine list. Our prices are competitive and we're happy to discuss drinks packages to suit you. We are also happy to try and source anything specific that you would like that isn't on our wine list.
That said, wine and fizz are personal choices and people like what they like. Therefore, you are able to bring your own wine and fizz for the drinks reception and/or the wedding breakfast, subject to a corkage charge of £5 per bottle of wine, £10 per bottle of prosecco and £15 per bottle of champagne.
Quantities are limited to two glasses of fizz per person for the drinks reception, one glass of fizz per person for the toast and half a bottle of wine per person for the wedding breakfast. We will run the Town Head bar alongside throughout the day.
We've taken a LOT of advice on this to make sure we get it absolutely right. If we cover the Barn in fairy lights, and fairy lights are not your thing, then we've cramped your style before you've even started decorating. So, we're gone for a subtle approach. We've lit the walls, we've lit the beams, and we'll leave the fun stuff to you.
That said, we have installed RBG lights in the ceiling so you can actually light the ceiling any colour you wish (including white), or have it scrolling through the colour wheel for the full party effect. There are lots of power points hidden away up in the beams where you can't see them, and a wire running around the walls to attach decorations to, but other than that we'll leave it to you to create your perfect backdrop.
The Barn is beautiful left just as it is, but you may well have some amazing ideas to really make the space your own.
Yes you can. Outdoor ceremonies are currently permitted under UK law (although these rules may be amended) providing the venue is licensed and has nominated specific areas that fall within that license.
The outdoor areas that currently fall under our wedding license are: The Terrace outside the Barn, the Orchard and the Band Stand, the Kitchen Gardens, the Croquet Lawn, the lake shore and the marquee pitch.