Haweswater reservoir is honestly a hidden gem of the Lake District & Cumbria. Out of the way, and while Mardale valley is only a few miles from Penrith, it's a bit of a trek to get to on some narrow roads. Perfection. The construction of the dam itself started in 1929 and when complete the village of Mardale at the end of the now water was flooded. In droughts, you can actually go walk around the remains of the village! Crazy.
The little roads and stillness around genuinely do make you feel like you're going back in time. The Haweswater Hotel fits right in with the feel of the area with its 1930 art deco styling, intimate size and stunning views of Haweswater and the 100 square miles of wilderness that surround it. Ellen & Ben decided that all of this, plus family connections to the area made it the perfect wedding venue to host their wedding ceremony and day.
A Haweswater hotel wedding comes with exclusive hire of the venue for at least two nights with 17 bedrooms and a master honeymoon room overlooking the most perfect view. Meaning you can make a full weekend of it being relaxed and catching up with old friends and family while enjoying the stunning surroundings and beautifully refurbished venue.
Haweswater is also where we went for Ellen & Bens Couple Portrait Session. The Haweswater Viewpoint - Thankfully the weather was incredible for their April wedding and so after the wedding ceremony itself we headed out to "The Rock" as we affectionately call it for some portraits before heading back to the wedding party.
So if you're wondering about a 1930's Art Deco Style venue for your wedding... then contact the Haweswater Hotel for an amazing intimate wedding. If you fancy contacting me about your wedding photography then please do as I would love to document your wedding day!
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