Testimonials

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I don't think that when we imagined our wedding we ever thought it could be quite as perfect as it was, of course helped by the amazing weather.

From the second we arrived at the venue for our long weekend away, everyone couldn't have been more helpful or welcoming and we honestly felt like Cragwood was our home for the weekend.  The way in which you all set out our decorations was perfect, and Cragwood is the most beautiful place to get married. The food was incredible - we had so many comments afterwards saying it was the best wedding food our guests had eaten.

Thank you to Albert for being on hand all weekend, and especially for helping everyone on and off the boat! Our guests have taken to referring to you as the "legend" at our wedding! 

It doesn't seem enough to mention these little things as you were all amazing right from booking our wedding to leaving after the long weekend. We feel very lucky to have been married at such a beautiful venue with the best staff.  Grace & Ash 


We have just returned from our Just us wedding- what an amazing 3 days we had. Just us and our children and partners, such a warm welcome, relaxed atmosphere and absolutely stunning location. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather and hence our pictures in the beautiful grounds, overlooking the lake are wonderful. The rooms in the hotel are fabulous, as is the food and the wonderful friendly staff who are always around and more than willing to help. Thank you to Stacey and Emily, the super-efficient lovely wedding planners who made sure everything went smoothly from booking the wedding to its completion. Thank you too to all the other staff, from room attendants to reception, bar and waiting staff, all of whom were excellent. I must just give a special mention to Joel, who went above and beyond for us and who simply oozes enthusiasm and happiness (someone I’m sure will go far in the industry). Overall a fantastic few days and a massive thank you to everyone- we will look forward to returning hopefully for our anniversary 😀. Thoroughly recommend 😀. Jane Houseman 


Where to begin... from the moment we arrived at Cragwood everything was perfect. We booked a ‘just us’ wedding package, Emily was lovely and kept in touch regularly from our initial enquiry right up until the day we arrived. We received such a warm welcome on arrival, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful or welcoming. Our lake view room was amazing! Beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean, it looked brand new and the views were truly out of this world. The night before our wedding we had a 5-course meal in the dining room, the food was absolutely delicious! Again, the staff were exceptional and so friendly yet exceedingly professional and efficient throughout our stay. They even rang our room to check we were okay and to ask if we required anything. Our wedding day couldn’t have gone more smoothly and was completely stress free thanks to Albert and his wonderful team of staff including Stacey and our two lovely witnesses, David & Pat who work at the hotel. After the wedding we had an afternoon tea which surpassed all expectations! It was delicious and so beautifully presented. The grounds of Cragwood are beyond words, stunning! We had some beautiful photographs taken, both inside and out in the exquisite gardens. My husband and myself both expressed just how smooth and stress free the day went thanks to the organisation and caring nature of the staff. There literally isn’t one thing we would of changed or could have wished for. The day truly was perfect in a perfect setting surrounded by such genuinely lovely, caring people. We are already looking at dates to return again soon we loved it that much. We honestly didn’t want to come home! If you are considering Cragwood to get married, don’t hesitate! It will surpass all your expectations by far. Thank you again to you all, we now hold such special memories. Sally & Paul Battersby


We had the most amazing wedding day at Cragwood Country House on 1st June 2019. It’s easy to see why Cragwood has won the 2019 Cumbria Wedding Venue of the Year! The venue is stunning with beautiful views over the lakes. The staff were so friendly and helpful from start to finish and our guests could not speak highly enough of them. They coordinated the day brilliantly to ensure it all flowed seamlessly and they really couldn’t do enough for us. Also, the food was delicious, we had lots of very happy guests. Can’t recommend this venue highly enough! It is a day we will never forget. Richard Bamber


We had our wedding here on 5th June.  Just me, my partner, little girl and both our parents and we had the most amazing day ever. Staff went over and above to make sure everything went perfect for our big day. The food here is outstanding. Our room was very spacious and clean. The grounds and views are stunning. Cannot fault the Cragwood we can't wait to return for our 1st year anniversary the Cragwood is now a very special place to us. Lauren & Brian 


We recently spent 2 nights at Cragwood for a ‘just us’ wedding. It was amazing from start to finish. Booking the wedding was easy and the Wedding Coordinator was in touch via email. She responded promptly to any questions I had, and I felt like I hardly had to do anything! On arrival, we were greeted by lovely staff who made us feel welcome and at ease. The room and the food was beautiful throughout our stay. On the day of the wedding, everything was very relaxed. We were told what time we needed to be ready for and that was it! Everything was done for us! The rain held off and we were able to get married outside which the hotel staff catered for by placing speakers outside so we could hear our music. The day flowed perfectly and was just amazing! Thank you so much to the staff at Cragwood for making our day very special. Beautiful venue. Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly and professional staff. Everything that we wanted! Cary Pounder


We had our wedding at the Cragwood on 4th June and what an amazing day we had. Emily and all the staff couldn't do enough for us. We'll never forget all their kindness and attention to detail that made our day so special and memorable. Thank you. Helen Hislop 


My son and daughter in law renewed their wedding vows on Tuesday 28th May. This hotel is absolutely beautiful inside and out and the staff bent over backwards to help everyone. The food was amazing too Many thanks to you all.  Tracey Hunt


Myself and my partner got married here 07/05/19 and we cannot thank the staff enough for everything they've done to make our stay such a wonderful experience. Stacey and Emily helped me plan the wedding and I could not have been happier with the help, and whilst there everyone was brilliant! I could not have imagined getting married anywhere more beautiful. The grounds were simply stunning and the food was amazing! They easily catered for the various allergies of my guests and ensured everything went smoothly. Albert and Trudy also helped so much during our stay and I cannot sing their praises enough. Louisa and Ben


Thank you so much to all the staff that helped with our wedding on 07:03:19. Nothing was too much trouble throughout our whole stay and all the staff went above and beyond. We felt at ease and completely stress free. The hotel & surroundings are beautiful. The food was absolutely amazing. We literally can’t fault anything it was amazing from start to finish - totally perfect!!! Highly recommend to anybody looking to get married here you won’t regret it. Thank you!!! Maria


To all of the team at Cragwood. Please accept our sincere thanks for our truly memorable wedding.  It was all we wished for and more.  We couldn't have chosen a better place for our special day.  From the location to the planning to the wonderful team, the amazing food, the service was impeccable.  We thank you from the  bottom of our hearts.  Sarah & Paul


Thank you so much for making our wedding day and our whole stay very special.  It was everything we'd hope for and we look forward to spending many of our anniversaries at Cragwood.   Lucinda & Darren 


A huge Thank You to all the hardworking staff at this wonderful hotel.  The wedding  of my daughter, Sarah to Luke was made ever more special  by the beautiful  location, fabulous views, beautiful spotless rooms, incredible food and the attention  to detail given by everyone at Cragwood - even the weather appeared to be  arranged! 

 It was an amazing day and one I will never forget.  So from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU.  Sue  Huntley 


We got married here a week ago and it was perfect! We were greeted on arrival and allowed into our room early. I had been corresponding with Stacey and her team and at the last minute added our puppy to the guest list! Nothing was too much trouble, even down to the food orders, some gluten and nut free. Staff were attentive and all very happy! Our wedding day went smoothly, the team has everything in hand! Thank you so much.   Jodie and Robin


Thank you for making our wedding day truly magical.  We couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful place in which to host our wedding day, filled with such lovely people, who all helped in making many happy memories we can cherish. Patrick & Louise


A heartfelt thank you for making our special day perfect – we would not change a thing!  The weather was an added bonus, but the real warmth came from the Cragwood ‘family’.  Everyone made us feel special, it was so lovely and the food was amazing, some of the best we have ever had. Ali and Steve


We recently had a ‘Just for Us’ wedding at Cragwood House and it was great. The staff were absolutely fantastic, nothing was too much trouble for them, they were great with my sons as well and made us feel really welcome. There was no stress in the run up to the wedding, everything was taken care of beforehand by Stacy and Albert. Cannot recommend them enough! Can’t wait to come back for our anniversaries! Nicola


The whole experience of my sisters wedding there was amazing. The hotel itself was beautiful, the grounds gorgeous. What actually makes the hotel is the staff. From start to finish the staff could not do enough, they were friendly and helpful and made a fuss of my son who is 7. Particular shout out to Ian who made my son feel included. If that’s not good enough the food is amazing!!!!!!! I did not want to leave and we will be going back, thank you so much. Gemma


I had a ‘just us’ wedding at the hotel and I have to say they provided 5 star treatment throughout our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. If everyone could see how a wedding could be so relaxed, everyone would be getting married here. They made it feel private for you and even having an 18 month old running around on the loose, they was very accommodating. The food was incredible too. The views and the grounds of the hotel are stunning. We plan on returning every anniversary as we had such a good experience here.  Jenny


What can I say .... from the moment we arrived to the moment we left nothing was too much trouble. We spent 3 nights at the hotel for my sisters wedding and I can honestly say the attention to detail didn’t go unmissed. The staff were amazing and always on hand. The surroundings and grounds to the hotel are simply stunning and should be admired. Thank you for making our stay fantastic and for everything on the day for my sister and my now brother-in-law. Ann-Marie


Gorgeous setting. Incredible food. Great service. The ‘Just Us’ wedding package was exactly what we wanted for our special day. We will be back!  Caroline


We stayed at Cragwood to attend my sister and bother-in-law’s Vow Renewal ceremony. What a wonderful place; food is amazing and the staff cannot do enough for you. The rooms are all beautifully decorated and very clean with a lovely touch of complimentary bottled water from the Cragwood Estate. The gardens and views of the lake are stunning. It’s the perfect setting for any celebration. Jude


We recently spent 2 nights at Cragwood for a ‘just us’ wedding. It was amazing from start to finish. Booking the wedding was easy and the wedding coordinator was in touch via email. She responded promptly to any questions I had and I felt like I hardly had to do anything! On arrival, We were greeted by lovely staff who made us feel welcome and at ease. The room and food was beautiful throughout our stay. On the day of the wedding, everything was very relaxed. We were told what time we needed to be ready for and that was it! Everything was done for us! The rain held off and we were able to get married outside which the hotel staff catered for by placing speakers outside so we could hear our music. The day flowed perfectly and was just amazing! Thank you so much to the staff at Cragwood for making our day very special. Beautiful venue. Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly and professional staff. Everything that we wanted!  Carly


Written on behalf of my mom and new father in law after their "just us" wedding 26/03/18. "We can't thank you enough for making our day the most memorable and special day of our lives. Your staff were absolutely wonderful from the moment we booked through to the minute we left and we couldn't be more grateful for how relaxed you made us both feel. Stacey in particular was an absolute star! The hotel, the food, the staff and of course the wedding package were all perfect and we can't recommend Cragwood highly enough to other couples looking for a venue for an intimate wedding. Every little detail had been thought of during our stay and we were able to just relax and enjoy our wedding without having to worry about a thing. Thank you so much again and we hope to see you soon! Love, Mr and Mrs Wall xx  Nadia