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What could be more magical that a wedding in the Lake District?
And with unsurpassed views, the King's Head is the perfect venue.

Wedding Services

We would be delighted to host your Wedding Celebrations and are able to offer a fully inclusive package tailor made to your specific requirements. Our experienced team is available to assist you with organising every aspect of your day from creating your ideal wedding breakfast to making local arrangements for florists. Please contact us to arrange a personal consultation with our Wedding Coordinator.

Civil Ceremony Suite

The Kings Head Hotel holds a license under the Marriages Act of 1994 allowing us to host Civil Wedding Ceremonies on our premises. Our elegant Blencathra Suite provides an ideal venue for your ceremony with seating for up to 50 Guests and beautiful views across the valley.


Our award winning St. Johns Restaurant offers an elegant dining experience with spectacular views toward St. Johns in the Vale, seating up to 40 guests. Our Head Chef and his team offer an extensive menu created from only the finest of local produce. Choose from our range of carefully selected Set Menus or create your individual Wedding Breakfast under the expert guidance of our Head Chef.


The Kings Head Hotel offers 17 bedrooms accommodating up to 36 persons in a combination of double, twin, single and family rooms. In addition we offer our beautifully decorated Honeymoon Suite complimentary to the happy couple on their Wedding night.

Additional accommodation is available at our sister properties in Grasmere or Keswick with return transport arranged on your behalf. Please note: a minimum of a two-night stay is applicable on weekends. In addition, we are delighted to offer special accommodation rates for all Wedding guests who would like to extend their stay for more than two nights. We can also advise you of alternative accommodation providers in the local area.

Send us an email Or call us on 017687 72393


Subject to our minimum numbers requirement, we offer the following free of charge:Room hire for your Wedding breakfast

  • Dedicated Manager to look after you and your party
  • Direct contact to the Head Chef
  • Complimentary nights bed & breakfast on your One Year Anniversary
  • Complimentary night stay in our Honeymoon Suite for the happy couple on their wedding night

Drinks Packages

Option 1

  • One Glass of chosen Reception drink
  • Two glasses of House wine with the meal
  • One glass of sparkling wine for the toast

Option 2

  • One glass of chosen Reception drink
  • Two glasses of House wine with the meal
  • One glass of House champagne for the toast

Option 3

  • One glass of chosen Reception drink
  • Two glasses of House wine with the meal
  • One glass of Premium champagne for the toast

Alternatively you can choose to create your own drinks package chosen from our extensive wines list. Should you wish to choose alternative drinks, then a written quotation will be given.

Children's Drinks

Option 1

  • One glass of orange juice for Reception drink
  • Unlimited cordials with the meal

Option 2

  • One glass of orange juice for Reception drink
  • Two bottles of J2O with the meal

Drinks Options

Reception Drinks

  • Bucks Fizz
  • Sherry
  • Pimms (in season)
  • Mulled Wine (in season)


  • House White Wine: Captains Table Semillon Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio Ca Solare
  • House Red Wine: Captains Table Shiraz Cabernet or Volandas Merlot

Toasting Drinks

  • Sparkling white wine: Prosecco Ca Vittoria
  • House Champagne: Jean Pierre Marniquet Carte D’Or Brut
  • Premium Champagne: Lanson Black Label Brut


Ceremony Room Hire

The Blencathra Suite: £250

Wedding Breakfast Room Hire

St Johns Restaurant: £100*

*This fee will be waived where a minimum of 30 Guests attend the wedding breakfast

Wedding Breakfast

Please see menus for prices.

Drinks Packages

  • Option 1: £19.95
  • Option 2: £22.50
  • Option 3: £27.50
  • Children’s option 1: £6.95
  • Children’s option 2: £8.95
  • Guest Bar Account: Set your own limit

Bedroom Accommodation

Please see our tariff card for accommodation rates. Guests who would like to extend their stay beyond two nights are welcomed to enjoy discounted rates for the extra nights. A complimentary nights stay in our Honeymoon Suite is provided free of charge for the happy couple on their wedding night, subject to our minimum numbers requirement.

Wedding Pack

For all the information you need regarding your Wedding at the King's Head, including Legal Requirements and Superintendent Registrar information, please download our Wedding Pack PDF. You can also download our Wedding Breakfast Menus as a PDF too.

The Wedding Pack also contains information regarding the booking procedure, terms and conditions and other useful information such as local suppliers, photographers and stylists, to help you organise your big day.

Bride and Groom Wedding Rings Wedding Flowers Champagne Flute