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.
Reviews for Askham Hall
Recommended by 100% of couples
Amy and Andy · Married on 01/10/2019
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.Sent on 12/11/2019
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
Crystal and Chris · Married on 08/08/2019
A heartfelt thank you
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.Sent on 04/09/2019
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.
Karen · Married on 01/12/2018
Such a wonderful weekend
I wanted to email and thank you and your team for such a wonderful weekend.Sent on 06/12/2018
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.