A memorable wedding starts with a memorable location ...
With magnificent views to the Coniston mountains above and Coniston Water in the valley below, The Coppermines Mountain Cottages are our unique and exclusive venue, perfect for a wedding or celebration and are licensed for civil ceremonies.
Set amongst bubbling becks, waterfalls and rugged crags, the valley unfolds before your eyes as you look out of the front door. Look left and you will be graced with the rolling Yewdale crags and to the right, The Old Man of Coniston rising 2000ft into the Lakeland skyline.
There is something magical about sitting out and celebrating with your guests during the warmer days and lighter nights, however given the unique setting the Coppermines valley it is a beautiful backdrop whatever the season. The summer months are, as expected, always the most popular so please check availability in advance.
Our prices vary throughout the year, and it is possible to book just a 3 night weekend,
a 4 night midweek break or a full week from a Friday or Monday.
Please see the attached price lists for more details.
- Please note that the venue is situated in a true ‘mountain environment’, ideal for those who really love relatively ‘harsh’ isolated locations. We ask that you consider the nature of the venue before booking a viewing.
Restored from the original Victorian sawmill, the venue features four warm and welcoming cottages which interlink to form one large house, sleeping up to 22 people. There’s four reception rooms, 10 en-suite bedrooms and even four outdoor hot tubs for your private use.
There is also a smaller cottage 500 yards away which would be the ideal cosy hideaway for you and your partner once the celebrations have ceased.
From your arrival the venue is exclusively yours and you have the freedom to decide how you wish your celebration to unfold. There are just a few rules we ask you to follow but there are no set timetables and your occasion can be as unique as desired. We can guarantee that no two weddings held at The Coppermines are ever the same.
The properties are traditional Lakeland cottages and are therefore fairly compact, but all are charming with exposed beams, stone walls, log fires and contemporary oak and leather furniture throughout.
There is also a large level area lying alongside the cottages which can accommodate various sizes of marquee, and can be accessed directly from our reception rooms. We personally recommend Evans Marquees due to their expert knowledge of the site, although we are happy to consider other suppliers as long as they are MUTA registered.
A wedding marquee at The Coppermines has a fantastic atmosphere and is a wonderful place to celebrate, dine and dance the night away. The largest marquee that can be sited can seat around 150 people for a wedding breakfast and host up to 250 people ‘buffet style’ for an evening reception. We advise that all events at the Coppermines held in marquees/tipis have a separate, smaller catering section included, giving your chosen outside caterering company a designated workspace away from the main buildings/wedding party.
All essential services are available in the adjoining cottages, including a disabled toilet at ground level.
There is also parking available on site for 50+ cars, with adequate space for manoeuvring.
We are licensed to hold civil marriage ceremonies in one of the larger reception rooms, found in the Sawyers Cottage.
The room can comfortably hold 20-30 people, with some guests standing. Other guests are able to view the ceremony from outside through the wide entrance double doors to this cottage.
After viewing the cottages, to make arrangements for a civil partnership, initially you should contact the registrar service on 0300 303 2472 & press option 2 for the south Cumbria registration service.
Alternatively if you are looking for a traditional church wedding then there is the beautiful St Andrews Anglican Church in Coniston. Rev. Tim Harmer is happy to marry couples who live outside the parish and if this is applicable we suggest you give him a ring on 01539441171 or email email@example.com.
The perfect time of year:
There is something magical about sitting out and celebrating with your guests during the warmer days and light nights, however given the unique setting the Coppermines valley offers a beautiful backdrop whatever the season. The summer months are as expected always the most popular so please check availability in advance.
Our prices vary throughout the year, and it is possible to book just a 3 night weekend, a 4 night midweek break or a full week from a Friday or Monday. Please see the attached price lists for more details.
A place to rest your head:
Along with the Coppermines Mountain cottages we also have over 70 properties nestled within Coniston Village. Our properties can sleep from 2 up to 16, providing everything your wedding guests will need during their time in The Lake District. Please visit our website for property details.
Many wedding parties who have hired the Coppermines Mountain Cottages in the past have also made use of our Bridge properties, situated just behind our office in the heart of the village. The Bridge Cottages can sleep up to 16 combined or can be broken down into 3 individual properties sleeping 8 (Bridge House), 4 (The Old Post) and 4 (Bridge Suite) respectively.
The beauty of The Bridge Cottages is that they offer you both freedom and flexibility. The Bridge House itself compromises a large kitchen, dining and sitting area, which is perfect for a pre wedding get together, family meal or even just to be taken over the morning of the wedding and turned into a pop up hair and make-up parlour. There are even two outdoor hot tubs available there, perfect for some pre or post wedding relaxation.
At the heart of it all
Many wedding parties who have hired the Coppermines Mountain Cottages in the past have also made use of our Bridge properties, situated just behind our office in the heart of the village. The Bridge Cottages can sleep up to 18 combined or can be broken down into 3 individual properties sleeping 8 (Bridge House), 4 (The Old Post) and 4 (Bridge Suite) respectively.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BEFORE PROVISIONAL WEDDING BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE, YOU MUST HAVE ARRANGED A GUIDED VISIT TO THE VENUE. TO ARRANGE A VISIT PLEASE CALL 015394 41765.
Eat, drink and be married:
When it comes to planning your day we leave the finer details up to you, giving you the opportunity to create a day that reflects you as a couple. However should you need inspiration then please see our list of recommended suppliers.
Please note the cost of marquee hire and all other externally sourced services is extra to our prices stated and can be sourced by yourselves directly, or with our help.
Please note the 2016 prices for weddings inlcude the hire of all four cottages plus the £750 site fee. In 2017 the site fee will be £775.
For a copy of our WEDDINGS BROCHURE please telephone our office on 015394 41765