Cragwood Country House wedding photography


This Cumbrian country estate, in one of the Lake District’s most popular settings, prides itself on its intimacy and informality. Choose 20 acres of woodland and landscaped grounds, as well as the historic house, for your Lake District wedding photography.

Cragwood, along with its nearby sister hotels Merewood and Briery Wood offer a unique atmosphere for your Lake District wedding and cater for the small to medium size weddings.

From a wedding photography point of view, Cragwood Country House has just about everything your intimate or smaller wedding could hope for with their outside gazebo, views of Windermere and also the Langdale Fells.

In recent years I’ve shot quite a few elopement weddings at the Cragwood which are some of my favourite types of ceremonies for their relaxed nature and also the time and photo opportunities I get with the couple.

Although the gardens and grounds at this Lake District wedding venue are excellent and offer a wonderful array of possibilities, there are also a few of off-site options that maybe worth considering if time will allow, one of the most dramatic, if the weather is suitable, would be a trip up to Kirkstone Pass which can give us some impressive mountain views. (I would certainly bring some alternative footwear for this one). It’s about a 20-minute drive up to the top of the pass so I would advise allowing an hour for traveling and getting the shots we require. If you are feeling a little more adventurous and have a little bit more time available, then there are some fantastic areas down into the Langdale Valley.

With over 15 years’ experience as a Lake District wedding photographer at the Cragwood Country House and also being lucky enough to live so close, I have a wealth of local knowledge which I'm more than happy to share as I love any chance I can to capture some of my signature landscape shots.

If you would like to read a brief overview of my wedding photography services, then more details can be found on this website along with a comprehensive price list, examples of my photography and information about my Exclusive wedding packages.

If you would like to receive a free brochure which also contains a comprehensive wedding price list and details of all of the options available, then please either give me a call or complete the online contact form.


Joanne and Christopher (Cragwood Country House – 1st November)

Chris photographed our wedding on the 1st November at the Cragwood Country House Hotel on Windermere. We booked everything online as we were getting married at a distance from our home and it was a 'just us' wedding package. He turned up in good time to meet with us and the registrars and, having done weddings at the venue previously, he knew all the places to take us in the grounds for lovely pictures.

He was such a lovely person, really personable and friendly and took lovely pictures, that were so unobtrusive whilst we were getting married (when I've looked at the pics I've seen pics that I didn't realise he took!) and then did another hour of pictures in the grounds. The whole experience of the pictures being taken was lovely.

And then the pictures arrived. They look like us on a good day! We can also get them in black and white and the prices for ordering them from the website are very reasonable - we were thrilled with the pictures that we received, they were exactly what we wanted as they show the landscape and not just us!

Mr & Mrs Nuttall

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