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Outdoor Blessings

An outdoor ceremony in perfect harmony

Outdoor ceremonies* at Abbey House Hotel & Gardens can truly add another dimension to your special day. Abbey House enjoys 14 acres of manicured grounds all set within our private walled surround. Slightly further afield at the end of our ground lies the magnificent Furness Abbey in the ‘Vale of Nightshade’ . Dating from 1123, Furness Abbey was once the second most highly regarded Cistercian monastery in the country. Now the ruins are protected by English Heritage where Abbey House Hotel & Gardens have the privilege of offering a truly magnificent and unique setting for your ceremony**.

  • *Outdoor ceremonies are available from September 2018, ceremonies before that time will be a blessing also requiring a registered ceremony.
  • **Furness Abbey is not a registered ceremony venue, only a blessing or mock ceremony can be held requiring a registered ceremony in advance.
  • ***All outdoor ceremonies are weather permitting. The final choice of ceremony location lies with the registrar only. Ceremonies not going ahead in the Abbey House grounds will be held in the Great Hall or Cavendish Suite.