Cote How - The Perfect Location

An exclusive, unique and romantic Lakeland venue with five star accommodation, naturally secluded by river fell and woodland. Cote How specialises in small intimate celebrations of all kinds. Exclusive use of our historical 16th century venue also includes four acres of grounds, with an adjacent field down to the lake shore of Rydal Water, the Bluebell woods and the River Rothay. A picturesque wooden footbridge leads to Rydal church just 200m away.
There are few lakeland venues with such a picture perfect location for your wedding or special occasion.

5 cm deep footer 1 1500

A Warm Welcome awaits you

Cote How Staff TeamWhatever the occasion, be it your wedding, birthday, anniversary or party, Cote How offers an exclusive venue small enough for two or big enough for 80. Cote How is a family run business with resident-owner Caroline Langham at the helm. With more than 30 years' experience in the wedding and hospitality business, you are assured of the best possible service, with attention to detail and expert planning. Your special occasion is individually designed to suit your own unique style. No two celebrations are ever the same!

Cote How is a romantic, 5 star, grade II listed building and offers an historic 16th century Lakeland venue in a prime central Lake District location. Warmth, charm, character and privacy combine to make it an unparalleled Cumbrian establishment.

The house offers three reception rooms, the bar and main reception area with cosy log fire and sitting area, the music room/lounge area and the Fairfield function room, which is sunny and bright (even on a dull day) and luxuriously adorned with ornate mirrors and crystal chandeliers.

By contrast, overlooking the picturesque Rydal Water and River Rothay, is our beautifully restored 16th Century Lakeland barn with it's rustic charm, outdoor seating and stunning mountian views. The barn is one of only two that are licensed for Civil Ceremonies in the Lake District and is host to parties and weddings both indoors and out, eliminating the requirement of a marquee.

Each wedding and special occasion at Cote How is planned meticulously. No celebration will ever be too small to be allocated only a corner of our venue - you can have it all!


Wedding Pictures

Every wedding is unique, and as experienced wedding planners and event organisers, we are on hand to guarantee that your day is exactly as you wish it to be. With limitless energy and creativity, you can count on us to ensure that your special day is realised, whatever your inspiration. 


View our galleries →


We're delighted that our guests and visitors enjoy their stay and take the time to send us their comments.



The best way to keep in touch with the latest news and developments at Cote How.



'Like Us' on Facebook and keep yourself updated with the latest news, offers and pictures from our most recent weddings and events. 



These images help you get a sense of what Cote How is like, particularly if you haven’t visited us before.




Cote How added the WOW factor to our wedding - Such an amazing time. Love it here!  John and Jo Coppock 

Thank you Caroline for hosting our wedding! You and your team pulled out all the stops to make it absolutely perfect! Such a gorgeous location with you as a brilliant wedding planner who organised pretty much everything for us! Could not have wished for a better day! We would highly recommend!! Xxx   Kerry Gibbons

Lovely, peaceful place, fantastic host in Caroline!   Claire Chapman

Read more reviews here...


Read more here...

Our Latest Tweets

You ask; we'll answer! Wedding FAQ's can be found on our website and tell you everything you need to know about...
Follow Us - @COTE HOW Weddings
We have been having a great time on Pinterest lately - This is a great facility for couples wanting to quickly and easily compose mood...
Follow Us - @COTE HOW Weddings
We have been having a great time on Pinterest lately - This is a great facility for couples wanting to quickly...
Follow Us - @COTE HOW Weddings
Messages between the trees! Great idea - We can do this at Cote How! Get creating!
Follow Us - @COTE HOW Weddings
RT @golakes: Last chance to #win a cultural weekend break with @LakesCulture! Read more and enter here:…
Follow Us - @COTE HOW Weddings
Did you know we are only one of two barns in South Lakeland licensed for weddings? And you can get married under...
Follow Us - @COTE HOW Weddings

Get in touch

Cote How
LA22 9LW

facebook twitter