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TestimonialsMacdonald Leeming HouseAA 4 Stars

Macdonald Leeming HouseWatermillock Ullswater Nr. Penrith CumbriaUllswaterCA11 0JJTel 0344 879 9142International +44 1768 486674

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Mr & Mrs Newby

Wow what a day! We would like to say thank you so much to all the staff who worked so hard to make our friends and family feel so welcome. We love how friendly and kind they were and how they were happy to help with everything! One special thankyou is for our wedding coordinator Karen, not only did she do an amazing job but she listened to everything we wanted and got to know us not just as a customer but as a friend. Now on to the venue, what a stunning place!!! The rooms had such a cosy feel to them which went perfectly with the incredible view. What more could you ask for!!! The main room which held our ceremony and evening party was dressed so beautiful and looked out on to lake Ullswater - perfect! We would love to relive the day again it was that incredible I would highly recommend this venue to anyone who wants a wedding never to be forgotten! 

Mr & Mrs Briggs

Having grown up in rural Cumbria the second we got engaged i couldn't think of a better place to get married than the lakes and my husband-to-be agreed it would be a great place for friends and family from all over the UK to spend a summer weekend celebrating with us. The second we saw Leeming House we knew the venue perfectly suited our theme and with many guests travelling a long way we were not concerned about filling the room quota, who wouldn't want to wake up to such a view.

Kelly (The hotel's wedding planner) was great from day one, meeting regularly with us and my family to help us plan our dream wedding, recommending suppliers and helping us plan all the little details. Karen (hotel Manager) was brilliant on the day, ensuring things were moving as they should and that the bridal party were well looked after. The grounds at Leeming House are stunning and we were so happy to be able to get a great mix of photos both inside the house and in the gardens. Taking the hotel exclusively also meant guests were free to come and go as they pleased and it was really nice having breakfast with everyone the next morning. We would highly recommend Leeming House as a Cumbria wedding venue.

Gary & Lesley Thornton

The first time we visited the hotel we were so impressed with the setting and the welcoming atmosphere of the hotel.  Everyone has gone the extra mile for us from making sure the food was just right to making all our guests comfortable too.  It was the little things which really made a difference too from all the personalised emails (Michelle we felt you were genuinely excited for us) and Sandra phoning on the wedding morning to make sure I had some breakfast.  Karen it was reassuring that both you and Arik were there for the day to make sure everything went so well.  We really did feel as though it was our home for the day. Thanks for giving us a day we will never forget, if we could do it all again we'd still choose Macdonald Leeming House. 

Laurie & Heather Keith

From the start when we were shown around the hotel, the correspondence in connection with the wedding to the big day itself, we received excellent service from all of the hotel staff. The hotel is set in a beautiful location with a high standard of bedrooms, restaurant and function rooms. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were a pleasure to deal with. We highly recommend this hotel for a wedding, any gathering and as a place to stay.  

Val & Stuart Buchanan

To say our day was special is an understatement. The setting is idyllic and tranquil and the staff at Macdonald Leeming House ensured our day went flawlessly. My guests were impressed with the service and attention by the staff and the meal was cooked and served to perfection. 

Carrie & Ged Summers

We remember feeling uninspired with the venues we had been to visit, but that all changed when we came to Macdonald Leeming House. Immediately all our questions were answered and we were struck by the freedom of choice we had. There was no "we can't do that" but more " what would you like" and we will never forget that.

Walking down the aisle in that beautiful room in that beautiful setting...unforgettable, it really was.

Andy & Julie Wall

We have had really good feedback from the guests who are still going on about it now and many of them have said it was the best wedding they had ever been to with some of them adding "including their own". Much of this is down to yourself Karen and the staff at Macdonald Leeming House who made them all feel welcome and gave them great food and service. The location and views also contributed and many of them are vowing to return and have a better look around the area.