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The Forest Side Hotel Wedding Photographer, Grasmere

The Forest Side Hotel – Grasmere

Keswick Road,
Grasmere,
Ambleside
LA22 9RN

https://www.theforestside.com/

  • Perfect weddings up to 50 (80 evening total)
  • Michelin Starred restaurant
  • Extensive grounds, woodland and walled garden
  • Luxe style interior design
Forest SIde hotel photo of outdoor wedding ceremony

MICHELIN STARRED LAKE DISTRICT WEDDING VENUE

Located just outside the idyllic village of Grasmere, The Forest Side is a beautifully restored  former Victorian gentleman’s residence, with over 40 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland.

The team there have worked incredibly hard to achieve and maintain their Michelin Star. They’ve also won an incredibly impressive array of other awards for their food, accommodation and general fantastic approach to hospitality.

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing many weddings at Forest Side as well as doing a styled shoot there when it first opened. It really is a fantastic venue, particularly if you’re looking for a relaxed make-a-weekend-of-it vibe for around 40 people. The interior and exterior offer great backdrops for your wedding photos – I particularly love the walled kitchen garden. You can also take a short drive with your wedding photographer (PICK ME!!) who if they have plenty of local knowledge (LIKE ME!!) will know a couple of stunning portrait locations with easy, speedy access on your wedding day.

The Forest Side Hotel Wedding Photographer, Grasmere

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WEDDINGS AT THE FOREST SIDE HOTEL?

Here are a few things you may be wondering about this Lake District wedding venue.

There are 20 beautiful rooms. Their two ceremony rooms comfortably accommodate up to 50 guests and they can take an additional 30 for evening celebrations.

Yes – and amazingly well! Check out a vegetarian Forest Side wedding here.

There is not direct lake access at this venue but it is nearby to Grasmere and Rydal Water

It’s hard to choose a single favourite – the food is stunning, the location is perfect – in terms of both onsite and nearby photo options. The natural light and decor indoors is also great for photographs.

The photos are gorgeous and I love how Tiree has captured the joy of the day, but equally importantly she was such a chilled presence on the day and was lovely to have around, despite the extreme heat!! Thanks so much Tiree!

– LAUREN + SAM, THE FOREST SIDE HOTEL, SUMMER 2023

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Thinking of booking a wedding at The Forest Side, Grasmere?

Please feel free to contact me about my thoughts on this great wedding and elopement venue and how to make the most of it.