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On since 2021

Last update: December 2023

Recently named 'Cumbria Tourism’s Wedding Venue of the Year 2022' and Visit England's Gold Winner of 'Small Hotel of the Year 2023', Askham Hall is a picturesque setting for unique celebrations and soulful escapes.

Set amidst the beautiful Cumbrian countryside, Askham Hall presents an idyllic wedding venue against the stunning backdrop of the Lake District National Park. Located just a stone's throw from Penrith, this historic estate surrounded by stunning gardens, farmland, rivers and fells seamlessly blends the modern allure of a country house with the rustic charm of a barn setting and is the perfect place to celebrate your love story, revel in nature, and experience the wonders of the Lake District.

For the duration of your wedding, Askham Hall offers historic beauty, manicured gardens, delicious seasonal food, and versatile spaces, allowing you the freedom to craft a wedding like no other. Celebrate amidst sweeping lawns, on the terrace as the sun sets, and dine under the candlelit beams of Bank Barn’s soaring ceiling.

Designed as a retreat for you, your friends, and your family, their bespoke weddings offer two or three nights of accommodation in 19 luxurious bedrooms. Additionally, The Queen's Head, a delightful inn in Askham village, provides an extra six bedrooms and the George and Dragon Inn, just a 5-minute drive, features 11 recently renovated luxurious bedrooms, all of which are dog-friendly.

At Askham Hall, you can expect a variety of options for your wedding ceremony, each benefitting from its own natural beauty and charm, allowing you to opt for a civil ceremony or a celebrant-led humanistic wedding on-site. Exchange vows in the enchanting Garden Pavilion, a picturesque backdrop for your promises and photographs. It is a beautiful and romantic outdoor option, with Bank Barn and the Medieval Hall available as an indoor but equally impressive alternative. Instead, take a short stroll through the gardens to St. Peter’s Church, a 19th-century gem with a secret gated entrance, or venture up the hill to the majestic 13th-century St. Michael’s Church in Lowther, offering stunning views of Lowther Castle and the surrounding countryside.

Within the grand and romantically rustic Bank Barn, you have the freedom to style your wedding breakfast. Adorned with round or long banqueting tables for up to 150 guests, each setting exudes elegance and is enhanced by ambient lighting, creating the perfect romantic atmosphere for the most special of occasions. This reception space, whilst beautiful in its natural aesthetic, is a versatile blank canvas ready to be styled and transformed to suit even the most extravagant visions.

Food and wine are more than just a part of your wedding at Askham Hall; they provide a culinary journey designed to light up the table and get your guests talking. As a family and team of food lovers (with a Michelin-starred restaurant located within the hall), they are dedicated to designing farm-to-table menus which showcase seasonal, local and homegrown ingredients. Their menu has dishes to suit the changing seasons, emphasising the best and most delicious produce, and their sustainable, farm-reared, garden-grown offerings are a signature.

Spring Availability

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*

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Askham Hall

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Lindsey Sent on 10/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best venue

Most special , wonderful weekend .
Askham hall Made our wedding truly special .
All our guest said ‘it’s the best wedding we’ve ever been to ‘
Everything ran perfect
Britnee S. Sent on 23/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Straight Out of a Disney Movie

My husband and I found Askham Hall back in 2020 and have just recently had our wedding there in June 2023. I cannot put into words how amazing the venue and the staff that work there are. We were so sure of this venue just from looking at photos and taking the virtual tour, we put in a deposit for our date before even seeing the venue in person. All I can say is pictures do not do this venue justice.

The staff was so supportive throughout the wedding planning process and even let us visit multiple times to make sure we had everything we wanted. During the day, our wedding coordinator was absolutely brilliant, handled any hiccups flawlessly, and even made sure I was fed throughout the day. At the last minute, because the wedding was bright and sunny, the staff mowed the lawn and moved everything from the barn to the front lawn all before the ceremony started. The bartending staff were also amazing. 2 months later our guests are still talking about the drinks and the amazing venue.
Nicole Sent on 12/02/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

An amazing decision!

We could not recommend Askham Hall more! Such a beautiful, stress free and well organised venue. It was the perfect spot for our autumnal wedding (October 2022). We had guests from the UK, Canada and Australia, who all had a fantastic time. The food was AMAZING and NO ONE was hungry! Thank you so much! We can't stop looking at photos and videos, reliving the day. Looking forward to our next visit.
Many thanks, Nicole and Sufiyan
Alice E. Sent on 05/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue

Our wedding at Askham Hall was magical; the venue is gorgeous with a rustic barn, lovely gardens and lots of character. The staff were friendly and approachable, and so helpful in planning our day. The food was also outstanding!
We would definitely recommend this venue to any couple looking for a rustic wedding which is in a unique and memorable place.
Paul B. Sent on 29/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful wedding day and stay that we will cherish

Our time spent at Askham Hall delivered above our expectations and all of our guests commented on how this was the perfect venue for the intimate and relaxed wedding that we had hoped for. The support Becca (our wedding coordinator`) gave us in the lead up to and on the wedding day itself was brilliant. The menu that Richard and his team delivered had everyone salivating and satisfied (it was a number of our guests first tastes of Michelin standard cuisine!) Our thanks also went to Nico, Josh and the other members of the service team for both their professionalism and also their warmth. We ourselves look forward to returning to Askham Hall for future anniversaries and we have no doubt that there will be others amongst our guests who will be making their own returns to enjoy the area, grounds, rooms, cuisine and all around hospitality that it is clear that the team are all passionate about delivering.
Katy H. Sent on 08/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding

Fantastic venue and amazing team, couldn't have wished for a more perfect wedding.
Emily W. Sent on 07/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating


Can not fault anything about the venue or staff, the whole weekend was perfect from start to finish. Food was amazing with a great choice for gluten free husband, and drinks were constantly flowing. The option of the bbq the night before was a perfect start to the rest of the weekend, and we were admittedly so lucky that the sun shone for us the whole time! Jenny was a star and was always available to help my queries on the lead up, and on the weekend was constantly popping up with reassurance and updates. I had no reason to stress as the whole flow of the day was flawless. Can’t wait to come back on our anniversary, and would recommend the venue to anybody. Loads of nearby accommodation for our guests and perfect venue for having our nearest and dearest with us.
Jodie S. Sent on 03/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Home from home

I really couldn’t recommend this venue any more. From the staff, to the surroundings to being made to feel like home. Full of character & picturesque views. Whatever you want from a wedding this place can offer it all. I wish I could go back and do the weekend all over again!
Sarah B. Sent on 05/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Everything we dreamed of!

As soon as we saw Askham Hall, we fell in love with it. The house, barn and gardens are stunning and they provide a unique wedding experience. The staff are so helpful and supportive. The food is one of the showstoppers - it’s fantastic. From the bbq the night before the wedding with our guests who were staying, to breakfast, canapés, wedding breakfast and late night pizzas - you couldn’t fault any of it. Guests commented it’s the best food they've ever had at a wedding. We loved every second of being at Askham Hall and wish we could do it all again just to re-live it!
Bryony A. Sent on 28/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding venue!

We had a magical wedding day at Askham hall from start to finish. When planning our wedding, Becca & Tina were so helpful and were there to answer any questions we had. All of the staff at askham hall were so accommodating on our wedding day and everything ran smoothly - so many of our guests commented on how attentive the staff were. It is a gorgeous venue at such a good value in comparison to other venues. The rooms are beautiful and the wedding menu is the best wedding food we have ever had! A day we will never forget and we will always recommend Askham Hall to anyone and everyone as it is just perfect, holding a special place in our hearts.
Emma W. Sent on 03/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue

I highly recommend Askham Hall for a wedding as the grounds and rooms are beautiful and the customer service from all staff was outstanding. Our day was made perfect and the team ensured no stress was added leading up to the day. The food and drink was amazing and even better catering for us as vegans. The quality overall was worth every penny, definitely worth a viewing if your still considering venues.
Kirsty T. Sent on 26/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceeded our expectations!

Our wedding at Askham Hall exceeded our expectations. The team went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. A massive thank you to Tina; her organisational skills and eye for detail made the whole day to run smoothly! We were in awe of the venue and grounds and had the most incredible day.
Sarah M. Sent on 19/02/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

5 star amazing

Askham is such a beautiful venue, both inside and the grounds. They had our wedding day so well organised that even our guests said how smoothly and well arranged it was. The food was amazing, we had so many compliments. The staff were so lovely and we can’t thank them all enough for having us and making our day so perfect and special.
Peter B. Sent on 19/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Askham Hall North Lakes

This is a hidden gem of an historic building in Askham, it has everything for a perfect wedding location, we got married in the Hall itself it was magical.
Amy Sent on 12/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you!

We just wanted to say an absolutely massive thank you to all the incredible staff at Askham. You made the best day of our lives even better than we could have imagined.

To have people come upto us on the day and actually comment on the how incredible the staff were, is just a testament to you guys. You’ve made the whole year long process so easy for us, the perfect mix of professional but friendly, organised but relaxed; you’ve just got it so right.

Lots of love and so many thanks x
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