We are extremely excited to announce that, as of next year, Lakeside Kitchen & Bar will be available for weddings ceremonies in addition to receptions. We will be offering celebrant-led ceremonies, so for the first time ever you will be able to tie the knot at our wonderful venue in the heart of Ferry Meadows.

What Is a Celebrant Wedding?

Celebrant-led weddings are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. The ceremonies can be very cost-effective and offer freedom the usual restrictions of a civil wedding.

From your vows to the exchange of rings, your wedding will reflect the ideas, values and beliefs of you and your partner. You have creative freedom over content, format and style of your service.

Who Conducts the Wedding?

The ceremony is conducted by a celebrant, a professionally trained and fully insured officiant. Our resident celebrant is Sid Bridges from Prodigal Collective. Sid is extremely experienced and will help you to create a completely bespoke and personalised ceremony.

Is a Celebrant-Led Wedding Legally Binding?

For a marriage to be legally binding, a couple must arrange their legal paperwork separately from a celebrant-led ceremony. This can be as simple as hiring the signing room at your local registration office and signing the necessary documents in the presence of your two witnesses. Everything else you save until your actual celebration.

This option can help to save both time and money, as a registrar is not required to print a ceremony script or reserve a space for you and your partner.

Can We Still Sign Wedding Documents at Our Ceremony?

Although all legal paperwork is dealt with beforehand, we can incorporate a ceremonial document signing during your service. This is a popular choice that allow couples to share this very special moment in front of their loved ones.

When and Where Can We Get Married at Lakeside?

Lakeside is available all year round for weddings. During our summer season, which runs from May until September, our venue can be hired from 7pm. During winter, from October until April, Lakeside is available from 6pm.

And because we offer celebrant-led weddings, you can get married wherever you like at our beautiful venue. So whether you want to tie the knot on our balcony in front of the picturesque Gunwade Lake or inside with your own personal décor adorning our venue, it’s completely up to you. As a pet friendly location, you can even get married beside your dog – the options really are limitless.

Can We Still Hold Our Wedding Reception at Lakeside?

Absolutely, we are available for wedding receptions as normal, only now, you can hold your ceremony at Lakeside too.

We offer unbeatable service, first-class catering and a range of crowd-pleasing entertainment options that will have your guests talking for a long time after. But don’t just take our word for it, read Nilam and Lewis’s story, who held their reception at Lakeside in summer.

Want to Find Out More about Getting Married at Lakeside?

We’re really excited about this amazing new service and look forward to creating some incredible new memories with lots of happy couples.

If you’d like to find out more about holding your wedding at Lakeside, please visit our dedicated wedding page, call Louise on 01733 233218 or email Louise.Matthews@meadowbrownrestaurants.com.