Your North West Wedding - February/March (Issue 78)

the lake Weddings by Sarah Gallivan and her husband visited The Ro Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere My husband and I love a trip to the Lake District so when we were invited to stay at The Ro Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere, we jumped at the chance. With its relaxed atmosphere, stately home feel and chic interiors, it’s a beautiful backdrop for a break away and also for your special day. Sitting proudly on the hill overlooking Lake Windermere, you benefit from stunning views of the lake and another bonus is how close it is to the picturesque town and local attractions. We walked into the town a few times during our stay, and it was great knowing that you could take in the fresh air rather than having the hassle of finding somewhere to park! ROOM WITH A VIEW We stayed in one of the Super Lake View Balcony Rooms and what a treat it was. These spacious rooms are perfect for a mini-moon, boasting private three-metre-square lake view balconies as well as lounge areas to sit back and relax in. It snowed while we were there so although the snow-covered views were very pretty, we didn’t have it in us to brave the cold and sit outside, but it would be the perfect way to enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of bubbly in warmer months for sure. FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD We enjoyed a three-course meal in the hotel’s Lacu Restaurant and the next day we sampled afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco in The Ro Bar. The atmosphere was very chilled and welcoming and the food and drink were second to none. CELEBRATE IN STYLE There are large function rooms here in which to host your big day. The largest is The Ashville, which has high ceilings, a dancefloor, stage area and views from every angles. Alternatively, The Ballroom is another gorgeous option. Couples can choose to host their ceremony in The Sun Room. This space is on the ground floor of the hotel, has panoramic views of the lake and is steeped in natural daylight – hence the name! If you need a little helping hand with your planning, The Ro Hotel offers a range of wedding packages to suit all budgets and the team will be on hand to help every step of the way. To book, visit or call 01539 232 625. 22