A BREWERY in Kendal is the unexpected location of a new wedding venue.

The Venue has been developed by Richard and Kim Husbands at their Bowness Bay Brewing headquarters at Castle Mills, close to the River Kent and five minutes from Kendal town centre.

The Venue was originally intended to be a bottling plant for the thriving brewery and a pipeline was laid from the brewhouse to the building.

However, the space was not big enough for the expanding bottling operation, so the Husbands set about transforming the space for a private hire venue for wedding receptions and parties.

The finished design combines the trend for industrial‐style wedding venues and Scandi influences - and couples can make their entrance through bi‐fold doors to greet up to 150 guests.

“No-one would guess from looking at this building outside that we’ve managed to create this fantastic interior,” said Mr Husbands.

“Everyone who comes through the doors is bowled over by how it looks and how relaxed and friendly it feels.

“The tepee, greenery chandelier, wood cladding and lights give it a warm, rustic and Scandi atmosphere, which is what we were aiming for.

“There’s nowhere else like it in the area for weddings.”

The tepee was supplied by tepee hire experts Covered in Style, based in Flookburgh and locally themed art was created by artists Kate Lloyd‐Philips and Hannah Fox.

A shed, fitted with an old MGB GT car boot lid which doubles as a serving hatch, can be used as a dressing room for musicians and performers.

Couples are free to decorate The Venue in their preferred style and book their own entertainment and catering and the Husbands say there is plenty of room outside to park a food truck.

And the bar will be manned by the brewery team.

For inquiries contact Anna on 07379 437125