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Askham Hall is the perfect place for a wedding,
there are plenty of options to suit your budget and requirements.

“Cumbria Tourism's Wedding Venue of the Year 2022 and Visit England’s Gold Winner of Small Hotel of Year 2023! Located just a few miles from Penrith, England, Askham Hall and Bank Barn provides the modern country house and barn wedding venue combo you’ve been looking for. Situated along the edge of the beautiful Lake District National Park in Cumbria, the venue is suitable for celebrations of all sizes and styles. It offers a luxurious, intimate and relaxed place in which to say “I do”.

“We provide a really special setting, luxurious accommodation, exquisite food and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel offers exclusive use for couples, and we ask that you spend a minimum of two nights if you are holding your nuptials here, taking a minimum of 9 rooms the night before the wedding and at least 15 rooms the night of your wedding.  This means that you will have the day beforehand to set up your wedding perfectly, with the help of the dedicated events team."

Barn weddings in the Lake District


Weddings for up to 150 seated people in the barn.


Within the grounds of Askham Hall, our charming Grade II listed Bank Barn has been sympathetically converted into a first-class wedding venue with a capacity for up to 150 guests seated and up to 200 guests for the evening.


With original features, bare stone walls and an open beamed oak ceiling together with contemporary lighting, an oak dance floor and large glass doors, Askham Hall really is a special and unique setting for your wedding.

Intimate wedding venue in the Lake District


Weddings up to 30 seated guests inhouse.

Imagine the perfect intimate wedding in the old chapel or the garden pavilion followed by your wedding breakfast in one of our private dining rooms and finishing off your day with a party in the Medieval Hall.

Askham Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies in the Grade II listed barn, the 16th century Medieval Hall and the Grade I listed manor house. If the weather is on your side, the outdoor garden pavilion is also available for tying the knot. For a traditional ceremony, St. Peters Church and St. Michael’s Church are just a short distance away. On the venue's grounds, the Bank Barn has been beautifully restored to welcome you and your loved ones. It boasts original features, such as bare stone walls and a beamed oak ceiling, mixed with contemporary décor. Seating up to 150 guests, it is a fantastic setting for a wedding in every season. The cosier 16th-century Medieval Hall is perfect for mid-week minimonies.


Askham Hall is the home of Allium, a Michelin-starred restaurant located within the manor house. This restaurant also holds four AA rosettes for both its menu and wine list.

19 luxurious bedrooms will be at your disposal, and 11 rooms at the venue's sister country inn, George and Dragon, Clifton. In addition, The Queen's Head is a charming inn with 6 bedrooms, located in the village of Askham.

Spring Offer


Spring is a truly beautiful season to get married thanks to its blossoming natural beauty, comfortable weather, and versatile options.


We are delighted to announce the availability of a limited number of exclusive spring wedding dates for 2024, where you can enjoy substantial savings. Secure your wedding in April or May wedding with us and receive the following as complimentary:


  • Exquisite spring floral arrangements for your table centres, thoughtfully curated by Wild Ivy

  • A welcome drink for each of your guests, with the choice of Pimms or Proscecco

  • A two-night stay in our luxurious Honeymoon Suite


Please get in touch with the team for availability, bespoke pricing and further details! T&Cs apply*

For more information or to arrange a show round contact us by:


Telephone: 01931 712350






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Photography by: Tiree Dawson Photography and Richard Perry Photography, Red on Blonde Photography

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