Cockermouth comes up trumps in The Wedding Industry Awards!

November 7th, 2012 by Winder Hall | No Comments

Our intimate, romantic country house wedding venue in shortlist for The Wedding Industry Awards!!

There’s quite a buzz in the air at Winder Hall today! Our romantic little hidden gem has been shortlisted for The Wedding Industry Awards 2013 and we couldn’t be more delighted. It is, of course thanks to the lovely couples who have entrusted us with their wedding celebrations that we are in this position. We didn’t imagine that little ol’ Winder Hall would be in the running, but it is their votes that have put us there, and a massive thanks is due to all of them! We are the only Lake District venue to be shortlisted, and up against some extremely worthy other entrants in the North West! Proud to be nominated alongside Ribby Hall, West Tower and Bartle Hall Hotel. The area here, close to Buttermere, Keswick and Cockermouth is just perfect. Within 15 minutes of 5 of the finest lakes, the only mountain forest at Whinlatter, and a generally breathtaking backdrop it’s not hard to set the right scene. All you need to add then is that bit of magic to make dreams come true!!

And to put our corner of the Lake District on the wedding map even more firmly, our friend Chris Freer of Chris Freer Photography in Cockermouth has also come up trumps as the only shortlisted photographic business in the District or Cumbria! Chris has taken wedding photos at loads of venues, including Winder Hall. Indeed, we featured many of his pictures in our listing on The Wedding Industry Awards website!

He’s extremely professional, but adds that personal touch. It brings to mind a cracking example of this:  when Kirsteen and Thom held their wedding celebrations at Winder Hall on Sunday 28th October and the weather was truly atrocious (which obviously made photos difficult in the dwindling light), he didn’t call it a day after the event. No, back he came the next morning to take loads more of them in their stunning wedding outfits so they would have the complete package. Going that extra mile – that’s what it is all about for both businesses!

Well, we’ll see what the regional shortlists bring for Lake District Weddings, but we’re just over the moon to have hit the mark and represent the area alongside Chris in the awards so far. A massive thank you again to all who voted for us – we feel so lucky that many of you return time and again to see us, and relive happy memories. Hospitality with a big heart, and life long memories – that’s what we aspire to each and every day, whether at Winder Hall, The Saints Rooms or when we provide outside catering at other excellent venues. Roll on the regional finalist result….


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