Wedding Testimonials

A special occasion deserves an equally special setting and at a Lake District Country Hotel, we work hard to ensure that you really do have the best day of your lives.  We are very flattered to receive thank you letters from our wedding couples and to read posts that they share on various digital platforms and we are honoured and proud to share them with you… 

We stayed here for a wedding last week & the whole experience was wonderful.  The wedding went perfectly well and in no small part due to the lovely staff at Cragwood, where nothing was too much for them in making this a special day. Emily was fantastic making sure everything went smoothly and Joel also played a large part in making the experience amazing.

The building itself is a beautiful piece of architecture - with pretty gardens down to the lake. As part of the package we took a cruise on Windermere with Captain Dan to entertain us with his commentary. The rooms were fabulous and the food was fantastic on both the nights we stayed.

One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in & will certainly return. Steve

We booked Merewood without even viewing it as the reviews were so good - we were not disappointed.

Helen and Lucy(the Wedding Planners) are brilliant and do a fantastic job. The food is delicious (we thanked the Chief and his unsung heros) and the Hotel itself is absolutely stunning set in lovely grounds at a great location.

My grandparents said it was the best wedding and hotel room they had been to in the last 50 years !

I cannot recommend this venue enough - nothing was too much trouble for the staff.

Merewood - thank you for making our day so special. Donna & Rich

We held our wedding at Briery Wood on the 3rd September with a 2 night stay. Firstly the room was absolutely beautiful, we was greeted on arrival by Rodger & Lisa, who where fantastic from the minute we booked to the minute we arrived. We were treated so lovely, the food was incredible - breakfast - afternoon tea & 3 course meal! They made our wedding and our stay so perfect! They went above & beyond for us both & 4 of our guests whom also stayed over!

I have to give great recognition to the bar staff / waiters who assisted us with everything and nothing was ever too much trouble, especially Matthew, Danny, Andrew & Margaret you really are a credit to the hotel! 

Every person who works at Briery Wood are absolutely amazing, from the managers, bar staff / waiters & even the cleaners you were all amazing! 

We can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for us and we can’t wait to come back again. Angela

We have just recently got married at Cragwood country house hotel and can honestly say what a truly incredible hotel and experience. The hotel is beautifully decorated and the views are just gorgeous. The food was delicious and they catered for my four year old son no problem. From start to finish the staff treated myself and my family with such kindness and nothing was too much trouble.

We had the ‘just us’ wedding package and it was perfect and it exceeded our expectations. The staff on our wedding day Albert and Trudy were just fantastic and made me and my family feel so at ease they were also so good with my little boy and he took a real shine to them. I cannot fault anything from our stay at Cragwood and we will definitely be going back. It’s a real gem of the Lake District. Nikki 

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 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 was working so hard behind the senes 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 everyone 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 then 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

We chose Briery Wood Country House Hotel as the venue of our wedding (4/5/2019) and I cannot praise them enough. 

The location itself is beautiful, but it is thanks to the staff that our day was as relaxed and wonderful as it was. The day was seamless from start to finish, the co-ordination of the day was exceptional and the job that the staff perform ‘behind the scenes’ is outstanding. Each and every one of the staff did an amazing job, but a special mention to Lisa and Roger who were with us on our journey from the start- thank you. 

Guests reported food as the best they have ever had at a wedding. We have stayed on occasions prior to the wedding and the food is consistently outstanding. The staff went above and beyond to ensure our day was everything we had hoped for.

I can’t recommend Briery Wood enough, both as a wedding venue and as a getaway-we will be returning every year.

Thank you so much Briery Wood team! Olivia