A Little Bit About Us

We are a creative wedding and event venue styling company based in Kendal, Cumbria, serving the beautiful Lake District, Lancashire and the North West.

Purple Swan was formed in 2009 by Carla and Francis, and in 2013 Catherine joined the team. Trained in BA(Hons) ‘Set Design for Film, TV and Theatre’, Carla had worked in the theatre and film industry for over 10 years. Having spent time in London working long hours on film sets, including ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Nine’, she and Francis moved to the Lake District in search of a more relaxed life. After the birth of our daughter in 2012 Catherine (aka Granny!) moved to Kendal, and in 2016 we welcomed our son to the world. Catherine is an experienced seamstress and a brilliant baker / cake decorator among many other things, and is a huge asset to ‘Purple Swan’.

Carla and Catherine use their creative flair to decorate weddings of the many people fortunate enough to get married in this beautiful part of the country, and Francis uses his web expertise behind the scenes.

Come and see us in our wedding studio in Kendal – open by appointment only as we are often out and about setting up weddings. 



We have worked with many top hotels in the area, including Inn on the Lake, Merewood Country House Hotel, The Swan Hotel, The Grange Hotel, Langdale Chase Hotel, Broadoaks Country House, The Lakeside Hotel and many more.

We promise to make your wedding venue look fantastic, but don’t just take our word for it:

" We were recommended Purple Swan Hire by Merewood as the hotel had been very impressed with both the quality of the chair covers and the service received from them.

Nick and I hovered over whether we should have the covers but decided after seeing how they looked at a wedding two weeks before ours to go for it. We were so glad we made that decision, they looked amazing, matched me and made the room feel warm and sophisticated.  "

Mr and Mrs On

" We cannot thank Carla and the team at Purple Swan enough. The table centrepieces and room decorations at our wedding were amazing and beyond anything we could have ever imagined.

We chose to give our day a Disney Theme and the end result was perfect. All our guests commented on how beautiful the centrepieces were and many have hinted at copying the theme for future parties.

Everything that Purple Swan did was unbelievable and we would recommend their services to anyone and everyone. If you need a Wedding Venue Stylist in the Lake District then Purple Swan is the perfect one! Thank you once again,  "

Luke and Stacey Roberts

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