Askham Hall

(63 reviews) 63 5
Askham Penrith Cumbria CA10 2PF
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About Askham Hall

Askham, Penrith
Cumbria, CA10 2PF

Opened in Spring 2014, Askham Hall and Bank Barn provide the modern country house wedding venue you’ve been looking for. Located in Cumbria, on the edge of the beautiful Lake District National Park, the venue is suitable for weddings of all sizes and offers a luxurious, intimate and relaxed place in which to say “I do”.

A multi award-winning, family run venue. Cumbria Tourism's 'Taste Award' finalist 2019. In 2020 we achieved our first Michelin star.

We are licensed for civil ceremonies in the barn as well as our newly refurbished Medieval Hall and, if the weather is on your side, our outdoor pavilion. For a traditional ceremony, St. Peters Church and St. Michael’s Church are just a short distance from the venue. If desired, we can provide the contact details for both churches.

Within the grounds of Askham Hall, the grade II listed Bank Barn has been beautifully restored to the highest standard creating a spacious area for weddings and events. The barn boasts original features, such as stone walls and beamed oak ceiling, mixed with contemporary décor. Seating up to 150 guests, it is a fantastic setting for a wedding in every season. The 16th century Medieval Hall is perfect for smaller and mid-week weddings, furthermore we can cater for intimate weddings of up to 40 in the main house.

The venue can be decorated to suit your tastes at an additional cost. Or, providing all 19 of our main hall rooms have been booked by your guests for a minimum of 2 nights, you can access the venue the day before the wedding to decorate yourself.

We can also recommend a variety of quality services, from hair and make-up to bands and photographers.

We offer a variety of options for your catering. The fantastic chefs from our sister establishment, The George and Dragon. All food is prepared in our on-site kitchen with locally sourced produce. 

• Newly Michelin starred restaurant 'Allium at Askham Hall' in the house • We have facilities for weddings of all sizes, anything from 2 to 250 people • Stunning scenery and perfect backdrops for photos. Local photographers can be recommended • 19 luxury double bedrooms available for guests as of 2019 and an additional 17 at our two sister country inns • Exclusive use available • See our website for late availability special offers

Facilities at Askham Hall

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Pub or Restaurant
Marquees and Tents
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Askham Hall Reviews (63)

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By Amy and Andy, on 12 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Oct 2019

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

A heartfelt thank you
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By Crystal and Chris, on 04 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Aug 2019

We just wanted to say a massive thank you. We had the most brilliant day and so did our guests. Everything went so perfectly and we couldn't have done it without your meticulous planning. The day was better than either of us could ever have imagined and it's so largely down to your diligence, kindness and really getting an understanding of our vision. You pulled so many strings for us that made it all so special from the sake tasting to the beer pump, genuinely so many people loved those little touches. You were so calm and reassuring the whole way through and everything went perfectly. People always say to prepare yourself for one thing going wrong on your wedding day but everything went off without a hitch, seriously it was all so perfect thanks to you. Thank you for putting up with not having the right answer to things during our meetings and our indecision at time. We are so grateful to have had you guide us through the process and you were a really special part of our day. The staff on the day were absolutely brilliant. The bbq was absolutely amazing, the food was incredible and the wonderful french man was just so charming to everyone. The food was absolutely impeccable. The bbq was so great and then the schnitzel and salads were just so so good, please pass on our massive compliments to the chef. Everyone just went so far above and beyond for us. The lovely chefs letting me use the kitchen and fridge for the crazy cheesecake making. Everyone was just so so kind and looked after us so well and we really did just have the best day.

Such a wonderful weekend
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By Karen, on 06 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Dec 2018

I wanted to email and thank you and your team for such a wonderful weekend. We really did have the most magical day. A lot of people have commented on how helpful the staff were and I certainly agree. Please pass on our thanks to them as well. The whole place felt so festive, thank you for organising the tree in the hotel - we had some lovely photographs beside it and I loved the Christmas market on Sunday too. It really was the perfect weekend from start to finish.

We cannot thank you enough.
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By Aidan and Catherine, on 16 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 13 Oct 2018

Aidan and I can not thank you enough. You made Troy and Ailish’s wedding day exceptional. The atmosphere, delicious food, service was beyond our expectations. David was a legend, his attention, kindness and care was inspirational. I couldn't recommend you enough. We will be back! Can’t wait to book again

Excellent friendly service
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By Maureen, on 01 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Oct 2018

I was at Askham Hall in October for our grand daughter's wedding. I would like to thank you all for the excellent friendly service you gave to us, and making the occasion so happy and memorable. I hope to return in the future. Many thanks once again.

Splendid wedding day
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By Dorothy and Martin, on 16 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2018

Dear team, thank you all so much for the splendid wedding day celebrations of my grand daughter Emily to Callum it all went so well. Beautiful surroundings and equally lovely food. A very happy day which I'm sure we'll always remember.

An incredible weekend!
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By Lyndsay and Jake, on 11 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2018

Vicky we honestly can’t thank you and the rest of the Askham team enough for such an incredible weekend. We honestly had the best weekend of our lives and I think that stands for most of the guests and family too! Everyone has commented on how fantastic you and your team were and we are forever grateful. The barn was decorated so so beautifully for both the ceremony and wedding breakfast and yourself and David looked after every detail beautifully. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left every detail was spectacular. You’re very talented at what you do and we’re so glad we got you as our wedding coordinator. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks again Vicky! You’re the best!

Special weekend
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By Pete, on 01 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Oct 2018

My wife and I would just like to record our sincere thanks to you for making everybody's weekend so special. The attention to detail, help with everything, kindness and good humour, coupled with a nicely laid back feel to the whole weekend was superb. We knew it would be of a very high standard but we, and I'm sure all the guests felt, it couldn't have been bettered.

Amazing Askham Hall
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By Nick and Alex, on 01 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Sep 2018

Thank you so much for having us all and for all your help and support. Our wedding day was just the most special day and you guys were all absolutely amazing. You have gone above and beyond for us and we really cannot thank you enough. Everyone loved their time staying here in this beautiful house and everything was just so perfect. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

What can I say
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By Emma and Danny, on 28 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2018

What a truly fantastic weekend we had. From the bottom of our hearts thank you so much for making it amazing. Your help and support was second to none and I couldn't have done it without you. We appreciated their help and support of the whole team, you all made our weekend what it was, you were like family in the end and were just amazing in every possible way. I don't think words will ever express how grateful we are, it was the best weekend of our lives and one that we will never ever forget. Our friends and family have said it was without doubt the BEST wedding they have ever attended. The place is exceptionally beautiful but the staff are to :) We will be visiting again - you don't get away that easy :) Love love love you all !!!!!!

Massive thank you!
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By Cat and Bill, on 16 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Aug 2018

Massive THANK YOU to Vicky and the team at Askham Hall for enabling us to have the most perfect wedding day this summer!!! Professional, happy and fun is how I would describe the team... absolutely unbelievable at really making you feel special and that nothing is too much trouble for you and your guests. The venue speaks for itself with everything you could want for with it's extensive grounds, mix of old and new and homegrown produce which we loved - especially the barn where we had our wedding breakfast and evening entertainment. Askham Hall will always have a place in our hearts and we hope to come back and stay soon,

The whole day went perfectly
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By Emily and Callum, on 01 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

We just wanted to say thanks to all the staff at Askham for helping to make our wedding day so special. The whole day wet perfectly and the great service and friendly staff added to the guests' enjoyment of the occasion (not forgetting the lovely food as well!). We are so glad that we chose Askham for our special day. Many thanks to all your team from ourselves and our guests, we had a fantastic day.

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