Choose Windermere Lake Cruises for a day to remember
Weddings and private charters
Make your event extra special with the exclusive hire of one our vessels. A private hire can be customised to your exact requirements and can provide a quality cruising experience that your guests will never forget. See below for some ideas of what’s on offer or contact us to discuss your exact requirements.
Our wedding planning guide has information about vessels, catering, lakeshore venues, decoration and entertainment.
Thinking of getting married? Why not make your special day even more so, by holding a private reception on one of our boats whilst cruising around Windermere, enjoying the beautiful scenery around its shores.
Every individual is different and your private charter will be a unique occasion with its own special requirements. Your guests can be greeted with a welcome drink before enjoying the spectacular moving vista of Cumbrian fells and mountains, accompanied by fine food, wine and entertainment.
Our uniformed staff will be on hand to ensure that every detail goes to plan.
Our experienced team can help you create a bespoke event, so make an appointment to come and meet us, view the boats and even have a sail.
Whether you are planning a business event with a real difference, or you want to throw a very special party, one of our traditional lake 'steamers' can provide the perfect venue. Your guests can be greeted with a welcome drink before enjoying the spectacular moving vista of Cumbrian fells and mountains, accompanied by fine food and entertainment, as you cruise England's premier lake.
It was the Victorians who first cruised Lake Windermere, and today our triple deck luxury 'steamers', the Swan, the Teal and the Tern, recapture the opulence of times past whilst providing an occasion that is well and truly up to date. With a choice of sumptuous buffets or formal meals plus an excellent wine list and range of live music available, a memorable occasion is guaranteed.
Our experienced team can help you create a bespoke event and, when your guests arrive on the day, our uniformed staff will be on hand to ensure that every detail goes according to plan.
Your private charter cruise will be a unique occasion with its own special requirements. We would be pleased to provide quotations for various types of live music or disco as well as flowers, balloons and decorations - or any other special touches you might wish for. Then simply leave it to us to arrange everything!
All three of our lake 'steamers' are traditional vessels that have been fully updated to provide the level of luxury you need. And if you want to 'move to the music' the upper deck of the Swan and the Teal, and the main deck of the Tern, can provide a dance floor.
Whatever event you have in mind, from birthday and anniversary parties, reunions, corporate entertainment or charity fundraising events, we have the experience to ensure it goes with a swing. We are even able to create themed events from jazz concerts to Caribbean evenings - the possibilities are almost endless.
Windermere Lake Cruises has also been involved in various film projects, one way or another… If you are interested in filming on one of our boats please contact our bookings team on 015394 43360.
Prices for Private Hire
Each bookings price is bespoke to the type of boat and length of time hired.
All our boats can be viewed if preferred before booking. Most of our launches can be found at Bowness-on-Windermere, our steamers at Lakeside and our wooden launches at Ambleside. If you wish to have a look on board any of our boats please phone our bookings number or drop us an email to arrange an appointment, and someone will be happy to show you round.
We have disabled access on all our steamers. Swan and Teal have access into the main lounge, tea bar and some outside deck space but not to the top deck, toilets or bar. Tern has wheelchair access to the top deck but not the main cabins or toilets. Unfortunately our traditional and modern launches are not accessible for wheelchairs. Lakeside, Bowness and Ambleside piers all have disabled toilet facilities.