Askham Hall


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Historic Askham Hall is a distinctly different place to say ‘I do’. A 13th century Lake District hideaway and the former home of the Earls’ of Lonsdale, offering unpretentious luxury.

Historic Askham Hall is a distinctly different place to say ‘I do’. Sitting on the edge of the Lake District, this Grade I listed hideaway dates back to the late 1200’s and is the former family home of the Earls of Lonsdale.
As well as a stunning Barn and a Medieval Hall, there is an outdoor Pavilion in the Grade II listed gardens, available for outdoor ceremonies. All set amid 12 acre gardens boasting an orchard, formal lawns and a double herbaceous border. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the River Lowther and surrounding countryside.
The Grade II listed Bank Barn has been sympathetically converted and has capacity for 156 seated guests. Original features such as bare stone walls and an open beamed oak ceiling, together with contemporary lighting, stylish décor and large glass doors, make it a truly unique setting for a wedding reception all year round.
Askham Hall offers wedding menus bursting with seasonal style and ingredients straight off the Lowther family estate and their own private Kitchen Gardens, has two stunning churches nearly and is licensed for civil ceremonies.
With 19 unique bedrooms and exclusive use of the facilities, lap up the unpretentious luxury of this 13th Century retreat.

Askham Hall at a Glance

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From £1800
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Exclusive Use
Marquee Weddings
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Hotel Weddings
Stately Home
Same-Sex Weddings
Woodland Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 156
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Reception Capacity
Up to 200
Award-winning, family run wedding venue. 19 individually designed luxurious bedrooms, exclusively for your guests. Licensed for civil ceremonies throughout. Various options for weddings of all sizes. Menus using home grown produce from Askham Hall itself and the 800 year old Lowther Estate Exclusive-use hot tub, sauna and outdoor heated pool. Pricing Category : LuxurySeated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 156Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteHistoricBarn View More
Country House Manor HouseWedding Contact : Wedding TeamNumber of People In Team : 10No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : PenrithNearest Airport : CarlisleNearest Motorway : M6 junction 40Church Within Walking DistanceLandmarkUnique Wedding VenueClassicFormalIntimateLuxuryConfetti PermittedOpen Flame PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeAlcohol ProvisionBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListWestern European CuisineClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedSound Systems Available Full Service PlanningOn The Day Wedding CoordinationMaster Of CeremonyPublic Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensMarquee or Tipi PermittedOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlySpa OnsiteGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsRomanticRusticStylishGarden OutdoorHotelPub RestaurantStately HomeSame-SexWoodland View Less

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£1500 off barn hire for a select number of late availability dates in 2022! Please enquire for further details.

Top Wedding Tips

A barn wedding in the countryside is all about embracing nature. Don’t be afraid to embrace the outdoors, come heavy rain or glorious sun the natural beauty of your venue will always shine through.

Keep it simple. Each countryside barn has its own special uniqueness that can be found through every creaky door to the uneven cobbled floors and that, is character. Let the venue speak for itself.

Add your own flair. Decorate the barn to represent yourselves as a couple, enjoying the process as much as the result.

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Emma and Tyler
Gorgeous venue!
We are so very excited to get married at Askham! We do not live local to the area so organising the wedding hasn’t been easy but Askham have been really supportive in providing information and guiding us through the process. 6 months to go!
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Nicole and Kurtis
Perfect venue
Askham Hall is has everything we want for a wedding venue. They have received a Michelin star within their restaurant so you know the food is great, the venue is picturesque both in the barn and the main house/scenery. The women I have been dealing with are always so friendly and with everything going on they have kept our spirits high!


Jorge and Sarah

Mexican themed wedding at Askham Hall

Lorna and George's Askham Hall wedding

Simply gorgeous!

Rich and Will's gorgeous January wedding at Askham Hall

We just LOVE this!

Askham Hall and surroundings

Beautiful Askham Hall in the Lake District!


Good Hotel Guide Editor's Choice 'Country House Hotels'
Good Hotel Guide Editor's Choice 'Country House Hotels'
The Wedding Industry Awards 2019 regional finalist
The Wedding Industry Awards 2019 regional finalist
Cumbria Tourism Awards 2018
Cumbria Tourism Awards 2018
Cumbria Tourism Awards 2017
Cumbria Tourism Awards 2017
Taste of England Bronze 2019
Taste of England Bronze 2019
Cumbria Family Business Awards
Cumbria Family Business Awards
Winner of Best Barn Venue in the North West 2021
Winner of Best Barn Venue in the North West 2021
Michelin Star
Michelin Star
3 AA Rosettes - Menu and Wine List
3 AA Rosettes - Menu and Wine List


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier
AA 5 star Gold Award Guest Accommodation
AA 5 star Gold Award Guest Accommodation


Askham, Nr PENRITH, Cumbria, CA10 2PF

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Wedding Team

Hi everyone, we the weddings team here at Askham Hall can't wait to meet you and take you on a wonderful journey up to and including your dream wedding day!!