Lake Cruises on England’s most beautiful Lake...

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


 Please note there is a surcharge for sailings Friday - Sunday in Red Service and Bank Holidays. All prices are for departures from Glenridding, for Pooley Bridge departures please contact us. All vessels have mp3 compatible sound systems. 

Upgrade Options 


Diamond - Enjoy a sparkling Prosecco / Cava / Pink Prosecco upgrade for up to 60 guests - £150.

Wedding Fayres

We will be at the Inn on the Lake Wedding Fayre on Sunday 29th March. Come along and meet our team to find out all about our charter options for your wedding day. We are also offering free taster cruises for registered brides and grooms at the Inn on the Lake Wedding Fayre.

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. Rosato Vino Spumante £21.00
A pink Prosecco in all but name, overflowing with delicate strawberry flavours, all balanced with zesty acidity and excellent bubbles.

2. Prosecco Amori £21.00
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. Can Petit Cava £21.00
An elegant Cava of great quality with a fine and persistent mousse.

4. Baron de Beaupre Champagne N. V. £41.00
A classic, elegant wine, delicate, dry with a crisp flavour and a fresh lemony aroma.


Red Wines

6. Ladera Verde Merlot, Chile £20.00
Full bodied but velvety smooth, ripe berry flavours

7. Franschhoek Cinsaut Cabernet Sauvignon, Franschhoek, SA £20.00
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 £21.00
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 Santiago Reserva, Spain £22.00
Traditional Spanish red, full of cherry/berry fruit flavours with a silky smooth mouth feel.

10. Chateau Malbat Bordeaux £21.00
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 £21.00
Deep pink in colour, light and dry in style

12. Angel’s Flight White Zinfandel, California, USA £20.00
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 £21.00
A deliciously crisp, aromatic and flavour-filled white for easy drinking.

14. Franschhoek Freedom Cross Chenin Blanc, S Africa £23.00
 An off-dry & fruit filled wine with a buttery mouth feel & crisp finish

15. Pinot Grigio Botter Veneto, Italy £20.00
Light, easy drinking wine, dry, crisp and fruity.

16. Rowlands Brook Chardonnay, S.E., Australia £20.00
Wonderful tropical fruit aromas, good depth of flavour with gentle vanilla characters on the palate and balanced by a nice freshness to finish.

17. Wave Rider Sauvignon Blanc, NZ  £23.00
Delicious Sauvignon Blanc, alive with complex aromas of gooseberry, papaya, fresh citrus & melon. With an enticing palate with flavours of juicy nectarine and pineapple with that classic Marlborough zing.


Drinks Packages

Take advantage of our upgrade options for charters *subject to availability, one upgrade per charter. Diamond package includes complimentary tea/coffee for non drinkers and squash for the children. 

Diamond Upgrade* £150.00
Enjoy a sparkling reception for up to 60 guests ( includes complimentary tea/coffee for non drinkers and squash for the children)

You can download our wine list here

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

Approved Venues within the Penrith Register Office, for details on other ceremonies please contact

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