Macdonald Leeming House Hotel


Macdonald Leeming House Hotel



On the shores of Lake Ullswater, Macdonald Leeming House Wedding Venue provides a choice of romantic settings, award winning cuisine and attentive, friendly staff to create a truly memorable day.

You couldn’t choose a more perfect location for...your big day than Macdonald Leeming House. The magnificent 200 year old, former private residence is set in 22 acres of mature, landscaped gardens which lead down to the shores of Lake Ullswater. Against, stunning backdrop of the Cumbrian Fells, the hotel retains its historic character and warmth whilst providing the comfort and service you would expect.

Whether you’re planning an intimate reception for up to 30 guests or a grand celebration for up to 200, our wedding team are on hand to create the wedding of your dreams.

Romantic locations for those special photographs and imaginative, mouthwatering wedding breakfast menus complete all the ingredients for the most memorable day of your lives.

Weddings are always special but at Macdonald Leeming House, they are truly unforgettable.

We understand the importance of providing not only the perfect venue and quality service but also the planning and preparation that goes into organising your special day. We have a range of wedding packages to suit your needs and budget, our packages are flexible with the ability to add additional guests as required or personalise any way you choose.

We tailor make weddings to suit your wedding vision, we’ll make sure everything is exactly the way you want it. Summer, autumn or winter, to a last minute whirlwind wedding, we’ve got a package for every occasion.

From décor to cakes, we have a number of suppliers on board to help with the little touches and really add your personality to the day. Our wedding team can help you along the way with making sure everything comes together to make your dream day.

Make your dream day a reality at Macdonald Leeming House.

Whatever you’re looking for we will provide. Whether you want elegant surroundings for an intimate wedding breakfast or a more elaborate celebration, we have it all. All our function rooms are in the original house dating from the elegant Regency period and have opulent décor and furnishings that reflect one of the most romantic periods in British history. Floor to ceiling windows ensure all of your guests can appreciate stunning views of our extensive gardens to Lake Ullswater and the Fells beyond.
The Regency Restaurant is a stunning room with full length windows, boasting panoramic views across our Gardens and Ullswater, the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams and the picture perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs.

The Restaurant has a private bar situated just off the main entrance, and the sweeping stair case leading from our Bridal suite ensures pictures of your grand entrance are truly magical.

For a more intimate day we offer our stunning Blue Room for up to 30 guests, which boasts our exclusive view across Ullswater and beyond.

The Blue Room offers the lounge area next door for your arrival drinks and so you can keep your guests in suspense before the grand unveiling of the room for your special day.

Macdonald Leeming House Hotel has the pleasure of offering Civil ceremonies within our beautiful venue. Our Licenced Civil Ceremony locations are:
• The Regency Restaurant - Capacity 90 guests
• The Blue Room - Capacity 30 guest

The Registrar will need to be booked directly by the happy couple. Booking is possible up to three years prior to your wedding date. Please note an external charge will be apply for the registrar.

Be inspired by our chef’s passion for food, our menus are written with flair that will impress each and every one of your guests.

Traditional cuisine seasoned with modern cooking methods and techniques, resulting in delectable courses. A choice of menus, canapés and packages are available to add the finishing touches to your day.

Our Head Chef and award winning team are passionate about the food they serve and know, when it comes to quality, it is the details that make all the difference. That is why they use only the finest seasonal ingredients and source only the best produce available.
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Venue Details

  • Venue Type:
  • Civil Ceremony Licence
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Countryside Location
  • Manor House
  • Hotel
  • Woodland
  • Capacity:
  • Intimate (2-20)
  • Nearest & Dearest (20 - 40)
  • Simple Surety (40 - 60)
  • Party People (60 - 150)
  • Grand (150 - 300)
  • Accommodation
  • For Wedding Couple
  • For 1 - 10 guests (dependent on availability)
  • For 10 - 20 guests (dependent on availability)
  • For 20 - 50 guests (dependent on availability)
  • For 50+ guests (dependent on availability)
  • Dining
  • Seated Meal Facilities
  • Buffet meal facilities
  • In house catering
  • Alcohol licence
  • Corkage option

Additional Info

  • Evening Reception Facilities
  • Marquee Available
  • Dance Floor
  • Entertainment Licence
  • Live Band Facilities
  • DJ Facilities
  • Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Master of Ceremonies / Toastmaster
  • Confetti permitted
  • Changing room for guests
  • Disabled facilities
  • Car parking
  • Helipad
  • Pets welcome