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Planning your big day? Come and see what the Fleece has to offer.

A truly unique venue, right in the heart of historic Kendal.

The Lake District is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most romantic locations. With wild hills and resplendent lakes, the area has a majesty that can bring warmth to any heart. It is the ideal setting for a wedding; and we venture that Ye Olde Fleece has seen quite a few of them celebrated within its walls over the centuries!

The Fleece has everything a couple could want for their special day. Our ceremonies are held in the Wainwright Gallery, a most idyllic room with a stunning high ceiling and romantic wooden balcony and, once they are married, the Herdwick Restaurant provides a charming setting packed with character and original features for our couples and their guests to enjoy a sumptuous wedding breakfast.

We even have beautiful, luxuriously-furnished accommodation available adjacent to the inn. With sleeping for up to eight people, The Stables is perfect for the Bride and her party to get ready for the ceremony… or for the happy couple to stumble into after a celebration to remember!

Understanding your needs.

Your wedding is a day to celebrate! It is one of the most important moments of your life and we understand that when a couple entrusts their wedding to us, it is our duty to make sure that you and your guests have a day to treasure.

When you choose a wedding at the Fleece, not only will you be getting one of the most iconic venues in Cumbria, you will also be getting the help and support from our expert events team.

We will work closely with you from first meeting, right up to your big day, to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible. We can look after as many of the details as you require, from the cake to table decorations, the music to flowers. We believe every couple deserve the day of their dreams and we will work with you to bring yours to life.

A wedding breakfast to savour.

A venue with great history and character deserves outstanding hospitality and we like our wedding guests to enjoy locally-sourced menus packed with the very best food and drink that the Fleece has to offer.

We choose suppliers who we believe can provide us with the finest ingredients and, as much as possible, our produce is sourced from within the Lakes – such as our gorgeous Smoked Salmon, which is prepared locally at Cartmel Valley Smokehouse.

Our food choices are ever-changing and depend on the time of year, so our Head Chef and his team will develop a bespoke menu that is perfect for the season and tailored to you.

Let us help create your dream wedding.

A wedding is a very personal affair and there is definitely no size that fits all. That is why we offer couples the freedom to build their own package. You will have the flexibility to choose the food, drink, décor and entertainment that suits you, ensuring that you get exactly what you want.

There is no need to compromise on your dream wedding. Our wedding packages can be tailored to suit all budgets and requirements, and we embrace and encourage special requests – after all, making your special day one to cherish is as important to us as it is to you.

All packages include access to our three unique private hospitality areas.

The Wainwright Gallery

With seating for 60 people and the most stunning balcony, this magical and romantic room is the perfect setting for your ceremony.

The Westmorland Suite

A private area available for you to use throughout the day. This cosy room with an open log fire is ideal for those quieter, more intimate moments of reflection.

The Herdwick Restaurant

With original features and character in abundance, the Herdwick Restaurant provides a charming atmosphere for the ultimate family gathering.