Weddings at The Inn on the Lake

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    Where else can you find a more stunning location for the most important day of your life, than The Inn on the Lake Hotel, Ullswater. It enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in the Lake District, in 15 acres of grounds with lawns sweeping down to the shores of the lake.The Inn on the Lake, which has 47 en-suite guest rooms and an AA rosette restaurant, is part of The Lake District Hotels Group and specializes in providing the ultimate wedding experience. It is licensed for Civil Wedding ceremonies and has three approved suites.

    The hotel now offers a new and unique feature, with the recent addition of an attractive 6m diameter Lakeside gazebo, supplied by Andy Thornton Ltd. It provides an idyllic sheltered location for the ceremony and offers the perfect photographic opportunity to capture the moment, with Lake Ullswater or the magnificent Helvellyn Mountain Range providing a perfect backdrop from every angle.

    The architectural metalwork department at Andy Thornton designed, manufactured and installed the gazebo, which at 6m diameter, is large enough to accommodate the bride and groom, registrar and close family and friends. Additional seating can also be provided around the gazebo, for up to 120 guests.

    The impressive structure comprises six elaborate cast aluminium columns with interconnecting spandrels, decorative balustrade panels and hardwood handrail. The eye-catching two-tier curved roof structure features a convex cupola with central weather vane. Internally there is a recessed flat ceiling which incorporates illumination. The finish is a resilient powder coat in white with verdigris roof.

    The Lakeside Gazebo is proving a very popular attraction at the hotel, since being introduced this summer. Hotel proprietors Charles & Kit Graves are delighted with the additional business it has generated and commented, “We now have a totally unique and memorable location for holding weddings.” They have already asked Andy Thornton to design and cost another decorative enclosed structure for one of the other hotels in the group.

    Daniel Fountain / 10.10.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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