Bosses at leading hotel make Winter Wonderland pledge

HAPPY couples who opt for the magic of a winter wonderland-themed wedding at one of the north’s most sought-after venues are set for a snowy surprise.

Bosses of the Cumbria-based Abbey House Hotel and Gardens are guaranteeing the sky will turn white at all weddings in November and December this year.

They have invested in the latest snow cannon technology to ensure a magical scene greets wedding parties as they sweep into the hotel’s fairy-lit entrance.

The Winter Wonderland Wedding guarantee comes on the back of feedback from brides and grooms, who said snow at their wedding would have been the icing on the cake.

Operations director at the hotel, Brian Conroy, said: “The hotel looks truly stunning when it is decorated for the Winter Wonderland period, and while we are already heavily booked for this coming November and December, we do have some availability.

“The one thing which we can never rely upon is the weather, and snow is a rarity around this time of year despite it being something that many people wish for. So we have decided that whatever the whim of mother nature, there will be snow at every Winter Wonderland Wedding, if that is the wish of the happy couple.

“This will be our gift to them at no extra cost - and will help make memories to cherish forever.”

The Abbey House Hotel and gardens are set in 14 acres of glorious gardens and woodland in south Cumbria, just a stone’s throw away from the Lake District.

The hotel is the six-time winner of Cumbria’s best wedding venue and attracts happy couples from across the UK who are looking to get married in a stunning setting.

It has a series of wedding packages to suit most budgets and a dedicated team of wedding staff whose role is to ensure every big day is a day to remember.

The hotel has a rich history; it was designed by revered architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens and its gardens were the work of the preeminent horticulturist of Gertrude Jeckyll.

That history lives on today, and while most of the original architecture remains, the hotel has benefited from a £4m revamp in recent years, with more planned investment ahead.

If you would like to enquire about wedding availability at the Abbey House Hotel and Gardens and take advantage of the special ‘Let It Snow’ offer, call 01229 838282 or visit