The Lakes Distillery provides the ultimate backdrop to host a private event. The Boardroom at the Distillery provides a luxurious environment for any occasion from intimate powwows and Christmas parties to private celebrations and weddings. Every detail has been considered, from the quality of the leather seating to the Murano glass lighting fixtures. To find out more, download our events pack:

Events pack


The Boardroom

Available for private hire, the Boardroom offers a luxurious venue to hold a party, meeting or celebration. Lending an air of occasion to any event, the Boardroom offers a unique viewing window of the oak casks sleeping next door in the distillery warehouse, beautifully lit to enable guests to watch over The Lakes Distillery's slowly maturing malt. We also have private hire space at our sister business the Trout Hotel, situated just 6 miles down the road in Cockermouth. 



There’s nothing quite like The Lakes Distillery’s boardroom – a setting of true distinction and character that lends an air of occasion to any event. Quality and attention to detail emanate from every feature. Available for private hire, the Boardroom can be complemented with bespoke spirit tastings, evening distillery tours and dedicated staff for private dining, inspiring creativity and adding magnitude to corporate events, meetings and away days. Two table layouts available with dedicated private toilets.

Capacity 40


Our Food & Drink

Lead by our award-winning chef Andrew Beaton, our event menus are locally sourced, exquisitely prepared, robustly flavoursome and can be tailored to any event. With acclaimed chef Terry Laybourne as our culinary director, we are a Cumbrian icon for fine, yet informal, dining in a relaxed ambience infusing innovative concepts with local tradition.



Food can be prepared to suit any taste, budget or dietary requirements. From finger food and nibbles to a full 3 course sit-down meal, the Bistro at the Distillery team will create a menu that will be designed around your needs. The Boardroom has a dedicated kitchen and we can provide a dedicated waiting staff for your party. Download our sample menus:

Sample Menus    Autumn Sample Menus



With personality, elegance and originality, The Lakes Distillery works with you on every angle to ensure you have your day your way. We can host up to 40 for a small, elegant wedding reception. Enjoy a photo back drop of the River Derwent or why not use branded favours of the Lakes Gin, the Lakes Vodka or the ONE?

Call our events team: 0191 2559800 or download the Events Pack

Events Pack

Bespoke Tastings

Bespoke tours & tastings can be arranged on request, perhaps featuring a tutored whisky tasting, exploration of gin botanicals or vodka cocktail making sessions! For a stag do or hen party with a difference or just a unique team away day, we can cater for your requirements.

Call our events team: 0191 2559800 or download the Events Pack

Events Pack


What better place to kick start the festive season than at a distillery? Celebrate the season in style – we can provide a merry mix of whisky tasting and fine dining in the Boardroom at the Distillery. The venue is transformed with fairy lights and a giant Christmas tree in the centre of the courtyard. 

If you're interested in booking a Christmas party, please contact us on events@lakesdistillery.com

Christmas 2017


Where to stay

We partner up with The Trout Hotel in Cockermouth to provide a 24 hour solution to your event and celebration requirements. With a recently refurbished 40-bedroom hotel just 6 miles down the road, we can turn that corporate meeting into something with real flair. The idyllic, picture postcard setting on the bank of the River Derwent in Cockermouth and the calm, relaxing atmosphere, will help you instantly feel at ease.



The luxurious, soft furnishings will help you unwind after a meeting held at the distillery. Their thoughtful, attentive team will see to your every need. The Trout Hotel understand that doing the little things well is what makes your stay with them so special. Call our events team for group rates.



Contact us

Download our events pack or call our dedicated events team to discuss your requirements. With decades of experience in managing venues across the UK, our events team have the skills and expertise to make your day (and night!) complete. 

Download Events Pack

017687 88850 Events - Option 4