A memorable wedding starts with a memorable location. Set high in the fells above Coniston village lies our unique and exclusive venue, perfect for a wedding or celebration.
Set amongst bubbling becks, waterfalls and rugged crags. Our mountain cottages occupy a commanding position overlooking The Coppermines Valley down to Coniston Water below. From the front door of the cottages the valley unfolds before your eyes, look left and you will be faced with the rolling Yewdale crags, look right to be greeted by The Old Man of Coniston rising 2000ft into the Lakeland skyline.
For a minute imagine your guests socialising in a setting created specifically to your taste, amidst the mountain backdrop, the calming sound of the beck running by, the cool mountain air, all the while enjoying the simple grandeur of the surrounding environment. One crucial thing we do point out is that The Coppermines Mountain Cottages are situated in a true 'mountain environment' ideal for those who really love relatively "harsh" mountain situations.
Originally restored from a Victorian sawmill, the four adjoining cottages link together to form one large Victorian house. With the ability to sleep 27 the properties offer 4 reception rooms and 10 en suite bedrooms along with 4 outdoor hot tubs for your exclusive use. There is also a smaller cottage 500 yards away sleeping 2 – 4, a perfect hideaway for you and your partner once 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 no set timetables and just a few house rules we ask that you follow therefore your occasion can be as unique as desired. We can guarantee that no two weddings held at The Coppermines are ever the same.
There is a large level area which lies alongside the cottages, which can accommodate various sizes of marquee and can be accessed directly from our reception rooms. A wedding marquee at the Coppermines has a fantastic atmosphere, 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, with enough ability to host up to 250 people "buffet style" for an evening reception. Other smaller marquees for catering etc. can be erected to join onto the main marquee. All essential services are available in the adjoining cottages including a disabled toilet at ground level.
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.
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. 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.
The Coppermines Lakes Cottages
tel: 015394 41765
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• Unique mountain setting
• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies
• Spectacular Lake District backdrop
• Ability to sleep 27 guests at Mountain Cottages with additional cottages available in Coniston village
• The flexibility & freedom to create your own special day
• Ceremony room offering views down towards Coniston Water