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Askham Hall

Penrith, Cumbria View map Visit website
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Menus from £55
2 to 200 Guests

About

Located in 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”.

Facilities and Capacity

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 156 guests, it is a fantastic setting for a wedding in every season. The cosier 16th century Medieval Hall is perfect for mid-week minimonies and elopements.

Services Offered

Askham Hall is the home of Allium, a Michelin-Starred restaurant located within the manor house. This restaurant also holds three AA rosettes for both its menu and wine list. It can accommodate 30 people and is best for small wedding breakfasts. In addition, the hotel asks that you spend two nights minimum if you are holding your nuptials here. 19 luxurious bedrooms will be at your disposal, and 11 rooms at the venue's sister country inn. This means that you will have the entire day beforehand to set up your wedding perfectly with the help of the dedicated events team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Unusual Weddings
Stately Home
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Barn
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome
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    Peter B. Married on 02/12/2021
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    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.
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    Amy Married on 01/10/2019
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    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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    Crystal Married on 08/08/2019
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    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.
    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.
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    Karen Married on 01/12/2018
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    Such a wonderful weekend

    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.
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    Aidan Married on 13/10/2018
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    We cannot thank you enough.

    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
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    Maureen Married on 09/10/2018
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    Excellent friendly service

    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.
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    Dorothy Married on 06/10/2018
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    Splendid wedding day

    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.
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    Lyndsay Married on 06/10/2018
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    An incredible weekend!

    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!
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    Pete Married on 02/10/2018
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    Special weekend

    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.
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    Nick Married on 26/09/2018
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    Amazing Askham Hall

    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!
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    Emma Married on 22/09/2018
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    What can I say

    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 !!!!!!
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    Cat Married on 16/08/2018
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    Massive thank you!

    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,
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    Emily Married on 04/08/2018
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    The whole day went perfectly

    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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    Phil Married on 14/02/2018
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    Our day was very special

    Josie and I would to thank you all for your support and care taken to endure our day was very special.
    We had a great time and will remember our wedding with great fondness and happiness.
    Can you also thank Nico and his team for their service and Richard and his team for fantastic food.
    The wine, trout and beef were a triumph!
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    Alice Married on 27/01/2018
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    Thank you so so much

    Thank you so so much for making it the most perfect weekend we could have ever hoped for! Every single detail was just amazing and it could not have gone any better, I just wish we could do it all over again.
    Thank you for all your help leading up to and on the day itself and also please pass this on to Nico who looked after our family so well in the house.
    It was really lovely to get to know you all and the wedding wouldn’t have been the same without you.
    Hopefully see you again soon!

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Askham Hall is the perfect place for a romantic, winter fairytale wedding. The castellated walls of the 12th Century Pele Tower give it a medieval feel with cosy warm spaces and roaring log fires. Bank Barn is then the perfect party space with thick stone walls, a beautiful oak beamed room and loads of lighting options to bring out the winter stars.

For a wedding from November 2022 to February 2023 enjoy £1,000 off barn hire, free fizz as a toast drink for the whole party and complimentary fairy lights.

So if you don’t want to wait too long to get hitched, please get in touch!

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Askham CA10 2PF Penrith (Cumbria)

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