The Wild Boar Wedding Venue, Windermere

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Tucked away in the beautiful Gilpin Valley near Windermere, The Wild Boar oozes character & charm. The friendly team here at our 5* Inn are well equipped to make your  wedding the greatest day of your lives. We’d stake our reputation on it!


Weddings at The Wild Boar

Great flavoursome food from our Grill & Smokehouse restaurant, individually designed bedrooms and suites, home-brewed beer and a library of single malt whisky, outdoor activities and stunning ancient woodland all make for extensive choices when it comes to planning your perfect wedding.

Here at The Wild Boar, traditional meets cosy, quirky and just a little mischievous, where you can enjoy a special meet & greet, go on a Falconry Hawk Walk with your wedding photographer, or run wild and have fun with your wedding guests, enjoying some Wild Experiences like Clay Pigeon Shooting or Axe Throwing.


Opportunities for Lake District Falconry Hawk Walk as part of your celebrations

Re-writing romance at The Wild Boar you can choose from a small intimate wedding to full exclusive use weddings. Perfect for welly-boot photo shoots or starting the celebrations with a bang. The beautiful woodland and tarn will frame your day perfectly and creates a stunning backdrop for those all-important wedding photos.

Inside, oak beams, log fires and an informal vibe will make you and your guests feel totally relaxed and ‘at home’. Thirty-four beautiful, individually designed en-suite bedrooms come in different shapes and sizes, many with feature fireplaces and stunning bathtubs.

Our specialist wedding and hospitality team are experts at ensuring your celebrations are individual to you. Chef is more than happy to sit down with you to create a wedding breakfast that ticks your best foodie requirements.

Here at The Wild Boar we offer you choice. So, let your imagination run wild and create the picture-perfect wedding that you’ve always dreamed of.


Your Wedding Includes ...

  • Car parking for wedding party and guests
  • 4x4 Landrover & driver to take the wedding couple, and their photographer, into the woods for photos
  • A master of ceremonies for the wedding breakfast
  • A wedding cake stand
  • Complimentary Luxury Room for the bride and groom for your wedding night
  • Exclusive use of the restaurant for the wedding breakfast (subject to numbers)
  • Exclusive use of the restaurant for evening function if exclusive use of bedrooms taken.
  • Dinner and bed & breakfast stay for your first wedding anniversary.
  • Bride & Groom's engraved woodland bird box.


The Bridal Suite

We’ve created a spacious Bridal Suite at The Wild Boar. By day, just right for brides getting ready, a glass of bubbly with bridesmaids, hair and beauty, precious moments with loved ones.

 By night, the most comfortable couples retreat to reflect on a day of celebrations … and breathe, it was the perfect day!


Wedding Breakfasts & Evening Buffets

The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse Restaurant is known for great food and a cosy atmosphere. We can comfortably accommodate between 70* - 90 wedding guests for your wedding breakfast, and between 70* - 130 wedding guests for your evening buffet.

We offer a great choice from our á la carte Grill & Smokehouse menu for your wedding breakfast. Most couples choose up to three starters, three mains and three desserts – making your guests quite literally spoilt for choice.

For your evening function we can arrange anything from a finger buffet to fish and chips or a hog roast. We are also more than happy to discuss any of your dining ideas and help make your wedding meals as individual as you are.

* We can on occasion, offer availability under these minimums, but exclusive use of the restaurant may not be guaranteed.


Large Weddings

If you are looking for a beautiful rustic style wedding venue with all the comforts and interior of a cosy inn with oak beams, log fires and an informal vibe, The Wild Boar, near Windermere, will make you and your guests feel totally relaxed and ‘at home’.

Full exclusive use of the entire venue, including accommodation, from £12,982 (based on 70 adult guests). *For Weddings held on a Saturday or Sunday, 20 bedrooms must also be taken the night prior to the wedding.

An exclusive use wedding would include...

  • Wedding Ceremony Room Hire
  • Drinks Reception– Prosecco & Canapes
  • Wedding Breakfast (wine with the meal and toast wine and Prosecco)
  • Evening Reception – Buffet
  • Accommodation - 34 bedrooms


Small, Intimate Weddings

The Undermillbeck is ideal for those looking for a wedding venue in the Lake District for a small, intimate style wedding. The Undermillbeck can be used for both your wedding ceremony as well as hosting your wedding breakfast and post wedding celebrations.


Wedding Photography

For an alternative backdrop to traditional wedding photography, couples are free to take advantage of the adjacent 72 acres of private woodland which is also open to guests. You can opt for a wild ride in our 4 x 4 Mad Pig Landrover to take you on an adventure up to the tarn. The Wild Boar is also just a short drive from lake Windermere affording memorable lake district vistas. 


Wedding Enquiries

We'd love to show you around The Wild Boar, near Windermere, and introduce you to all the elements that make a perfect wedding at the Wild Boar. Give us a ring on:

015394 45225

Alternatively, call in to request a copy of The Wild Times, which includes: a price breakdown and all the relevant information to assist you in planning for your special day. The Wild Boar is easily found, part away along the B5284 between Bowness-on-Windermere and Kendal.

"Amy we cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us on our day and beyond that! From start to finish you made everything so easy, even dressing Ali at one point haha! We are honestly the happiest couple and we had the most amazing wedding, every single member of staff were kind and helpful and made us feel extremely special. Everyone complimented the food saying how extraordinary it was, and we’ve even convinced Christina that she may need to go and stay at The Wild Boar with her two fluffy sausage dogs (the deal being she has to meet us there for a drink at least). Thanks again, we wouldn’t have had the day we did without you!"
Hannah and Brad x (August 2023)

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