Macdonald Old England Hotel


Macdonald Old England Hotel



We are delighted to provide you with details regarding Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Wedding Venue. A former Georgian residence the Old England, located in the heart of Bowness village, is an elegant Victorian...mansion on the shore of Lake Windermere with stunning views of the fells beyond that provides a stunning location for your wedding.

Whether you are planning a small intimate celebration or a more traditional occasion we have a choice of packages to suit every couple. 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.

With this in mind we are proud to offer a selection of inclusive wedding packages depending on the size of your celebration with an extensive choice of menus to choose from.

Our events team will spend time with you, planning every detail of your day, with this in mind the team will work closely with you in order to help you select the perfect package for your special day.

Weddings are always special but at Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa, they are truly unforgettable.
The Garden Suite is a stunning room with full length windows, boasting panoramic views across our Gardens and Lake Windermere, the perfect setting of the wedding of your dreams and the picture perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs.

The Suite is self-contained boasting a private entrance and upstairs private bar.

For a more intimate day we offer our stunning Bay Room for up to 18 guests, which boasts our exclusive view across Bowness Bay and beyond.

The Bay Room offers a Reception area 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 Old England is a truly unique wedding venue where you can safely say you will be the only special couple on the day to ensure we cater for your every need.

Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa has the pleasure offering Civil ceremonies within our beautiful venue.

Our Licenced Civil Ceremony locations are:

The Garden Suite (Capacity 100)
The Bay Room (Capacity 20)

The Registrar will need to be booked directly by the happy couple. Booking is possible up to 3 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 buffet packages are available to add the finishing touches to your special 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 little 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)
  • 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
  • Dance Floor
  • Entertainment Licence
  • Live Band Facilities
  • DJ Facilities
  • Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Beautician
  • Fitness Centre
  • Gym
  • Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Master of Ceremonies / Toastmaster
  • Confetti permitted
  • Changing room for guests
  • Disabled facilities
  • Car parking
  • Helipad
  • Pets welcome