A LAKE District hotel has been named the winner for ‘Best Wedding Venue – Cumbria’ at the twelfth annual North West Wedding Awards

Merewood Country House Hotel and Briery Wood Country House Hotel, the two remaining hotels within the Lake District Country Hotels’ collection, also received recognition and were selected as finalists for the award, with Cragwood Hotel taking the crown.

Cragwood hotel boasts many attractive factors, from secluded landscaped gardens to views of the Lake District. The award is voted for by past couples who have spent their special day at the hotel and have given their real-life experiences and reviews.

Amy Jenkin, Marketing Executive at Lake District Country Hotels, said: “It’s a huge achievement for our Cragwood hotel to be named the winner among many other venues in the region, as well as recognition for our other hotels, and we’re honoured to represent Cumbria and the Lake District.

In Cumbria:

“The English Lake District World Heritage site has been voted the most romantic destination in the UK, so of course, we strive to guarantee a wedding day to be cherished for eternity with our venues and wedding packages.”

However, this isn’t the first time that the Cragwood Hotel has been acknowledged, as it was recently voted ‘Best Wedding Venue in The North West’ in the 2022 Wedding Industry Awards. Additionally, the hotel was a regional finalist in The Wedding Industry Awards in 2020 – a time which was particularly difficult for the industry due to COVID-19.

“The pandemic proved to be a struggle for couples awaiting their wedding, with the option to place the day on hold or opt for an intimate ceremony. However, we understood the stress that many people were facing and have always aimed to reduce this as much as possible and ensured that their wedding at our Cragwood hotel was nothing short of perfect,” Amy continues.

“Despite restrictions lifting last year, our team are aware that many couples desire a small wedding with just a small selection of guests. With this in mind, we provide packages for intimate as well as large weddings at the Cragwood hotel, to give couples the ability to explore their options. The venue can truly offer the dream wedding that couples desire, given its ability to capture the intimacy while also feeling grand in this Edwardian country house hotel.”

“We’re thankful that the experience we offer at Cragwood has been appreciated by newlyweds, and our hard work has led us to this moment of winning the award.”