Inn on the Lake wedding photography


Impressive Ullswater views across lovely lawns, and the chance to get married outside, make this Lake District hotel one of the most popular wedding venues in Cumbria. Your wedding photography at Inn on the Lake will never disappoint with this beautiful lake as its inspiration.

This award winning 4-star hotel in Glenridding enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in the Lake District, in 15 acres of grounds with lawns sweeping to the shores of Lake Ullswater. One of the finest Ullswater hotels, the Inn on the Lake has 47 en-suite rooms with most having breath-taking views of Ullswater or looking towards the magnificent Helvellyn mountain range. The hotel has recently gone through an extensive refurbishment which has only added to this being one of the best wedding venues in the Lake District.

From a wedding photography point of view, Inn on the Lake has just about everything you could hope for. With the option of getting married surrounded by the Lakeland Fells in their outside gazebo and the endless, breath-taking views down Ullswater, it really is a magical place to hold your special day.

The garden and grounds are superb for a capturing a wide range of wedding photographs and on a calm day you also have the beautiful reflections pond which has provided some iconic shots over the years.

There are also a couple of off-site options that maybe worth considering if time will allow, the first and maybe the most dramatic 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 15 minute drive up to the top of the pass so I would advise allowing an hour for traveling and getting the shots we require.

A closer alternative would be round by the Ullswater Steamer jetties, here there are some wonderful lakeside views looking up towards Kirkstone Pass and provides one of my favourite backdrops to any Lake District wedding photograph. Being only 2 minutes away from the hotel, it’s a relatively quick trip to get some slightly different images. If you have already planned a lake cruise on the steamers then it’ll be ideal to tie these shots in while we are over there.

With over 15 years’ experience as a Lake District wedding photographer at Inn on the Lake 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.



Pete and Rebecca’s Review (Inn on the Lake – 14th December 2019)

Really professional service from start to finish. Pre wedding shoot Chris made us feel completely at ease and was actively encouraging us to get pictures with our dogs and our beloved Land Rover.

At the wedding Chris arrived early at the Inn on the Lake and looked absolutely dapper - yet despite being suited and booted wasn't afraid to get cold and dirty to achieve some really spectacular images. You wouldn't have known Chris was there for large parts of the day, he just blended in with the guests and snapped away. A lot of the guests commented about how personable and professional Chris was.

Again on the day, Chris made us feel totally at ease and was incredibly patient, and encouraged us to try some more adventurous shots again with the Land Rover etc. 

We are really pleased with the selection of photos that Chris achieved, a great memory of our special day, and we will definitely be using Chris again for any future photo shoots we do.

Money really well spent in our minds.

Edit - should have also said we received a full set of images to view and download within a few days of our wedding, whilst we received a sneak peek the day after. Truly great service. 

Pete and Rebecca Birtles-Smith


Wedding photography at Inn on the Lake, Ullswater, Lake District

Inn on the Lake, Ullswater. Beautiful wedding couple of the hotels Jetty overlooking Ullswater.

Christmas wedding at the Inn on the Lake, Ullswater, Lake District

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