What our wedding couples say
Booked a 2 night 'just us' wedding package at the Merewood along with close family members. Cannot praise them enough. Everything was perfect for us both. The hotel itself is fabulous in a beautiful part of the Lakes. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Special mention must go to Helen the wedding planner. Helen went above and beyond to make our day a happy one. Thank you so much Helen from both myself and Joy. Special mention also to Mikey. Great guy. Great service. Again, thank you. All our family members were so happy with their rooms and restaurant. Our Bridal Suite (room number 2) was excellent. Food was also first class. Complements to the chef for the Eggs Benedict at breakfast and the Lamb Henry at dinner. The lamb was a definite hit!! Definitely worth a return visit for a few nights rest and recuperation in such peaceful surroundings. Roger & Joy - September 2020
We would like to thank you so much for such a perfect day. Merewood is the most stunning location and we could not fault it. Our Just Us wedding was just what we wanted; and Helen has been amazing from start to finish, always reassuring us during these difficult times and stressing that a small intimate wedding is just as important as a bigger event. All the staff were incredible, but we would like to make a special mention to thank Mikey who made our 8-course taster dinner extra special with his enthusiasm. This is a day we will never forget and we are already looking forward to when we can return in the future to celebrate our anniversaries to relive the whole experience. Karen and Keith - 13th August 2020
Thank you so much for making our special day run so beautifully. The hard work of everyone was appreciated so much. We had the most wonderful time. We realise how lucky we were to have had our day given what’s happened over the last few weeks!
Our guests loved your hotel as much as we did. They’ve all commented on how perfect everything was... all of them mentioned the fabulous staff and the outstanding food.
Once again thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts. We wish we could do it all again and couldn’t have wished for a more special venue that’s ran by the most wonderful people. Rachel and Steven
Thank you so much for the 5-star service we received during our lovely wedding weekend. We had the most perfect day and wouldn’t want to change anything. Your caring, discreet service as well as the enthusiasm (particularly from Lucy!) to provide the best of everything was wonderful. We had a lovely time!
Thank you again and we very much hope to come and stay again soon, if only to enjoy another of those afternoon teas. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the hotel team who made the weekend so memorable. Judith & Shaun
Thank you very much for all of your help and support leading up to our big day and for all of your hard work on the day. Many of our guests have said that they've not been to such a well-run wedding! Also thank you for going way above and beyond - allowing our cat to stay (he's doing much better now) and for providing jump leads the next morning! We really appreciate everything you did, and it helped make our day really very special.
Thank you again. Laura and Paul - 22nd June
Such an amazing hotel, the staff are great and always happy to help. We got married here on 1st June 2019 and the day ran perfectly thanks to the everyone at the Merewood. We can’t wait to go back! Katie Duncanson
We had the best few days of our lives at Merewood this week. The food was outstanding, as was the customer service, staff were simply amazing - nothing was too much trouble.
Otto, was fantastic on the day, he has lovely people skills and also photography skills. We are thrilled with the photos he took for us and we will be forever grateful. Our families were as expected, shocked and nobody had guessed. They've all said how happy they are for us for finally getting around to tying the knot and think what we did was definitely the best way to get married. They thought the Merewood looked beautiful and could see why we chose to marry there.
I know I keep saying it, but we had a very special time made perfect from all of yours and other staffs help and attitude. We've never came across such amazing staff at a hotel and made to feel so welcome and special.
We will definitely be back for our anniversary next year - but might manage an autumn break before that. Donna & Paul
I got married at the Merewood Country House Hotel on the 30th March.
I remember booking with them around 18 months ago and agree to this day it was the best decision we ever made. Helen and the team have been incredible for the entire time, we have been in constant contact with the team and Helen ensured everything was arranged and I had nothing to worry about.
The food at the Merewood was so beautifully done and the whole wedding party agreed. The wedding day couldn’t have ran any better and I didn’t have to worry about a thing and we truly believe this was down to Helen and the rest of the Merewood team! The dedication from the team really shone on Saturday and I have had endless comments from guests saying how helpful the team was. The Merewood is in a fantastic location with amazing views, it’s a beautiful place inside too. I would 100% recommend Merewood to anyone looking forward to getting married as we truly believe it wouldn’t have been as good anywhere else. Grace Winter
We had the pleasure of having our wedding here on the 27th February 2019 and what can I say - amazing. From start to finish. Staff amazing, venue amazing. Magical stay, can’t wait to visit again. ?? Paula Williams
My daughter got married here on Saturday 23rd February 2019. Absolutely faultless. Beautiful hotel, views breathtaking. The whole day was run by the wedding planner Helen and the amazing staff. I can't recommend it highly enough. All the stress and build up to the day was taken away from the minute we set foot inside the hotel. The staff are a credit to this hotel, each and every one of them. Thank you soooo much for the most amazing weekend. Julie Park
Last weekend we got married at the Merewood and it was the best day of our lives. A massive part of this was because of the Merewood and their fantastic staff. The location has the most amazing views, rooms and event space. Due to the outstanding nature of the hotel the photos that were taken on our damp wedding day came out beautifully. The reason we had such an amazing wedding day was due to the staff - they were faultless. Professionalism was shown at every stage of the process, they were fantastic at making our day everything that we wanted and gave amazing advice in the build up to the wedding. Helen and Lucy were incredible in helping us plan the wedding and so helpful on the weekend of the wedding. The wedding day was effortless for us as the wedding team guided us through and were working so hard behind the scenes so we could just enjoy our day. We can’t say enough how incredible the staff were - it was the attention to detail that showed how professional each and every one of them are. Little things like one of the waiting staff setting aside some canapés for my new wife and I while we where having photos taken to make sure we didn’t go hungry. On the topic of food, the wedding breakfast was some of the best food we have ever eaten and to provide such high quality food for that many people was truly amazing. If you are thinking of getting married in The Lakes there is no better place to do it than the Merewood hotel and we have 120+ friends and family who will whole heartedly agree.
Thank you again for making our Wedding day the best ever! Ben & Ellen
Firstly, the hotel and grounds and general feel of the place is superb! It was beyond anything myself and David imagined. We have stayed in several hotels and The Merewood by far is best, most personable and just truly spectacular we have ever come across.
The staff, each and every member really take pride and enjoyment in their job, nothing was too much trouble. It was so clear you all wanted to make every person’s visit memorable. There wasn’t one member of staff whom I came across whom wasn’t fantastic! You are all such as asset and I think you should be paid millions of pounds! ?
The setting/hotel, it just looked wonderful at all times, a real gem and one we will visit for years. The food, every bit of food was something else, the menu choice, the presentation was all so thought out. The wedding meal was just excellent, our family are all quite different in tastes but everyone has raved about the food!
Helen and the team on the day, you really made me feel so comfortable (I actually forgot I wasn’t royalty and the bedroom wasn’t mine!) you allowed myself and our guests to completely relax, I really didn’t expect to feel so relaxed, but you did and it’s a memory I will have forever. Hannah and David
My daughter got married here on Saturday 23rd February 2019. Absolutely faultless. beautiful hotel, views breath-taking. the whole day was run by the wedding planner Helen and the amazing staff. Can't recommend it highly enough. All the stress and build up to the day was taken away from the minute we set foot inside the hotel. The staff are a credit to this hotel, each and every one of them. Thank you soooo much for the most amazing weekend. Julie Park
Just to say a massive thank you for all your work for our wedding last weekend. It ran so smoothly from start to finish. The wonderful venue and brilliant weather obviously helped but the great organisation, hard work and little touches really made it perfect. We had so many comments about the fantastic food and about how great all the staff were. Sorry we didn't get individual names but all the staff were amazingly courteous and helpful so please pass on our thanks to all involved. We look forward to coming back for many anniversary visits in future years! Tom & Emily
We can not thank & recommend Merewood enough. We had our wedding here on Saturday 20/10/18 & from the minute we arrived on Friday to leaving late Sunday they couldn't do enough. All our guests commented what a beautiful place it is & how every need was catered for. They made our wedding day absolutely amazing & we will live with those memories forever. Helen is an amazing lady & a massive credit to the hotel. The food was outstanding & our guests were blown away. They have a group of truly talented chefs. We will definitely be back. Thanks to everyone who helped make our day so special. Mark & Alison
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for making our day so fantastic. We all had an absolutely brilliant time and wouldn’t have changed a thing. You and the team made us feel relaxed and comfortable before and during the ceremony which was fab and despite the fact that there were other guests in the hotel, we felt as though we were the only people there. The afternoon tea was beautiful, and we loved that you had packed up the leftovers for us - much enjoyed by all on the journey home!
The meal in the Arboreal was absolutely phenomenal ... some of the best food we have ever had - we are all still talking about it. Congratulations to the team for their recent award win too ... we definitely agree it was well deserved ? All in all, the day was everything we wanted and much more. We felt we had first class hospitality in a beautiful hotel and location, we could not have asked more from the staff who helped us during our stay.
Also, a special thanks to you for making all of this possible and for organising everything for us, it really was perfect so thank you. We really felt like we were getting a little slice of luxury for a very affordable cost. Suzi and Darren
We live locally, and we have always wanted to have our wedding here, long before we even got engaged, so when we started planning our wedding, the Merewood was our first (and last!) port of call. From the first show around, to finalising the itinerary and helping with last-minute guest changes up to the day before, Helen and Rob were absolutely brilliant and helped to keep my stress levels to a minimum, Helen especially couldn’t have been more accommodating, and I am so grateful. The venue is blessed with stunning views of Lake Windermere and the Lakeland fells. The hotel itself was large enough to hold our 100 daytime guests and 150+ guests in the evening whilst still maintaining a rustic charm, with a beautiful main room and quaint smaller rooms (the Library and the Drawing Room). The bridal suite is gorgeous and boasts unbelievable views of the lake and surrounding fells through its large bay windows. Waking up there was truly a pleasure that my husband and I would happily repeat on a daily basis. As for the day itself, the staff were absolutely amazing from serving breakfast to myself and my bridesmaids in the bridal suite, to calming my nerves and making sure the guests left the hotel on time, to the delicious food and MCing the whole day – it went without a hitch. I have been inundated with compliments from all of the guests who attended on the beauty of the venue, the staff and the quality of the food. I want to say a massive thank you to the whole team, you are superstars! My wedding day was absolutely perfect, and I can’t thank you all enough. I would not hesitate to recommend Merewood to anyone looking for a wedding venue. Caitlin & Will
Our wedding weekend was perfect in every way. Your dedication and attention to detail meant that we didn't worry once about what was going on. We had a lot of compliments from our guests on the food and the obvious effort being put in by all of the front of house team. We couldn't have asked for more. Helen & Graham