Lake cruises on England’s
most beautiful lake
Charter Pack

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ create the perfect choice to host your wedding celebrations on “England's most beautiful lake”. Ullswater often compared to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland is without doubt one of the most spectacular settings for those wedding images. This dramatic landscape has inspired writers and artists for centuries. From the gentle rolling hills of the northern reach to the grandeur of the southern reach, where the foothills of Helvellyn rise from the lake shore.

For something completely different, save the official speeches or cut the cake onboard, host a celebratory toast or simple relax with your guests before the evening reception. If your family and friends are joining you for a few days, why not arrange a charter before or after the wedding day as part of the longer celebrations. We have a selection of private caterers you can choose or simple arrange choose one of our great value upgrade packages.

All the details can be found here in our Private Charter brochure

Notes

 Please note there is a £45 surcharge for sailings Friday - Sunday and Bank Holidays. All prices are for departures from Glenridding, for Pooley Bridge departures please contact us. All vessels have mp3 compatible sound systems (except Lady Dorothy).

Upgrade Options

 

Diamond - Enjoy a sparkling pink Prosecco or Cava Reception for up to 60 guests - £100.

Winter Wonderland - A glass of mulled wine with a mince pie for a festive treat for up to 30 guests - £75.

Garland Decoration - Bring your own wedding flowers onboard or request our Garland upgrade - £60.

Wedding fayres

Come and visit us at selected wedding fayres throughout the year

Selected Caterers

The following is a list of our approved caterers.  They are all familiar with our boats.   If you have any specific requirements or would like something just that little bit different contact them and they will be more than happy to discuss your desired catering options. Click on the caterer of your choice to see a sample menu:

Wine List

Sparkling Wines & Champagne

1. Raboso Lucas Botter ‘Prosecco’ £18.00
A pink Prosecco in all but name, this 100% Raboso is overflowing with delicate strawberry flavours, all balanced with zesty acidity and excellent bubbles.

2. Prosecco Vetriano £18.00
A lively Italian sparkling wine, both aromatic and fresh with light lemon, pear and apple flavours. This premium example of Prosecco was made at the family estate and has a wonderfully dry finish.

3. Portaceli Cava Reserva £18.00
An elegant Cava of great quality with a fine and persistent mousse.

4. Baron de Beaupre Champagne N. V. £29.00
A classic, elegant wine, delicate, dry with a crisp flavour and a fresh lemony aroma.

5. Bollinger N. V. £49.50
Produced using 10% oak fermented reserve wines, finely polished with notes of dried fruits.

Red Wines

6. Ladera Verde Merlot Chile 12.5% abv £13.95
Full bodied but velvety smooth, ripe berry flavours

7. Franschhoek Cinsaut Cabernet Sauvignon, Franschhoek, SA 13.5% abv, £15.50
This region is the gourmet capital of The Cape and the winery produces this red wine full of blackberry and raspberry flavours. Medium full bodied in style

8.Rowlands Brook Shiraz, S.E Australia, 14% abv £15.50
Dark, inky purple colour. Spicy, ripe blackberry fruit aromas on the nose. Smooth, velvety and rich on the palate with typical peppery style to finish.

9. Rioja Arjona Sin Crianza, Spain, 13.5% abv £17.50
Traditional Spanish red, full of cherry/berry fruit flavours with a silky smooth mouth feel.

10. Chateau Malbat Bordeaux, 14% abv, £19.00
Fresh, medium weight Claret, packed with charm and juicy blackberry scented fruit. 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. 

Rosé Wines

11. Pleno Garnacha Rosé, Navarra, Spain 12.5% abv,  £13.95
Deep pink in colour, light and dry in style

12. Angel’s Flight White Zinfandel, California, USA 10.5% abv, £17.50
A medium sweet rosé wine, ideal to drink on its own or with a picnic—full of creamy fruit flavour

White Wines

13. Ladera Verde Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 12.5% abv, £13.95
A deliciously crisp, aromatic and flavour-filled white for easy drinking.

14. Franschhoek S Africa 12.5% abv, £13.95
Freedom Cross Chenin Blanc An off-dry & fruit filled wine with a buttery mouth feel & crisp finish

15. Pinot Grigio Botter Veneto, Italy 12% abv, £15.50
Light, easy drinking wine, dry, crisp and fruity.

16. Rowlands Brook S.E., Australia 13% abv, £15.50
Chardonnay Wonderful tropical fruit aromas, good depth of flavour with gentle vanilla characters on the palate and balanced by a nice freshness to finish.

17. CJ Pask Sauvignon Blanc, NZ 12% abv, £19.00
Delightful gooseberry fruit aromas and grassy notes. New Zealand Wine at its finest. Dry but full bodied in style.

 

Drinks Packages

Take advantage of our upgrade options for charters *subject to availability, one upgrade per charter

Diamond Upgrade* £100.00
Enjoy a sparkling reception for up to 60 guests

Winter Wonderland* £75.00
Mulled wine and mince pies for up to 30 guests

Wedding Top Tips

Cumbria has in excess of over 110 licensed premises that are approved as venues suitable to hold civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. For further information please visit www.cumbria.gov.uk/registration

Approved Venues within the Penrith Register Office, for details on other ceremonies please contact penrith.registeroffice@cumbriacc.gov.uk

You can download information on local churches within the area, for religious ceremonies and a full list of licensed premises here.