Weddings can go ahead from April 12, but only in places of worship and public buildings.

Other venues had hoped to reopen, but have been told they must wait until indoor hospitality reopens in May.

The rules state that from April 12 "weddings can take place in premises that are permitted to open or where a broader exemption applies such as places of worship or hotel function suites.

"Wedding receptions can take place outdoors only."

As people can now starting planning their weddings with a little more certainty they might go ahead, we've take a look at some of the top rated venues in Cumbria.

Cote How Lake District Weddings


Rated 4.9 stars on Google.

The about me page states: "Amazing, award-winning, all-inclusive weddings in an exclusive use, lake side, country house and barn venue, set in the heart of the Lake District National park amid Wordsworth’s romantic and stunning landscapes."

One review said: "Prefect location for a small intimate Wedding."

The Garden at Eden

Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle

Rated 4.6 stars on Google.

The website reads: "Perched idyllically on the banks of the River Eden and boasting panoramic views across a floodlit water garden and surrounding Lake District fells, The Garden at Eden is a truly magical wedding venue in Carlisle."

One review left on Google said: "The Garden at Eden is an amazing venue for Carlisle to have so close. I adore photographing weddings here not only because of its grounds but also the welcoming staff who are always happy to help."

Calthwaite Hall

Near Penrith

Rated 4.3 stars on Google.

The wedding section of the website says: "We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor ceremony and celebration spaces. The formal drawing room has a grand piano, log burner and bronzes all of which add a feeling of grandeur to the occasion. Our one-of-a-kind spiral staircase is sure to provide a unique ceremony and an abundance of photographs to remember your day. The arched stone portico has the advantage of being outdoors but covered. The portico can be decorated with your choice of flowers and garlands."

One review left on Google said: "What a superb place we were attending Debrah and Patrick's wedding meal was excellent lodges are something else had a brilliant time staff, owner couldn't do enough all in all faultless highly recommended. Looking for a wedding venue then look no further."

Low Hall The Lakes


Rated 5 stars on Google.

The website says: "Take your pick from four incredibly romantic areas which are licensed to hold your civil ceremony in or step outside and have your service looking out over the hills or in the magical woodland. Licensed areas include; downstairs in the barn between the old cow stalls, upstairs under the beautiful eaves, in the farmhouse's old, yet super stylish library or in front of the fire in the cosy snug. If you dream of an outdoor wedding, do it."

One review said: "Low Hall is where dream days are made... I don't think you could find a more gorgeous setting for a stay or a celebration. The rolling mountains giving a stunning backdrop to a beautiful venue. The barn and house are decorated and finished in top taste."



Rated 4.8 stars on Google.

The website reads: "In the heart of the English Lake District, set against the iconic landscape that inspired a generation of romantic poets, the private and family-run Graythwaite Estate is an unforgettable place to tie the knot."

One review left on Google said; "Silverholme itself was the most beautiful building and couldn't have been a better setting for a wedding"