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Last update: November 2023

New House Farm is a historic guest house wedding venue surrounded by scenic views in Lorton Valley, Cumbria. This stunning property was built in 1650 and has retained many original features, combined with elegant modern touches, to offer a warm and inviting atmosphere for to-be-weds. Here, you can enjoy the day of your dreams within this fairytale setting.

Facilities and Capacity

New House Farm provides a picturesque location for couples to host a heartfelt wedding ceremony. This ancient barn has been expertly restored and features original exposed wood beams and traditional touches to enhance the ambience of your vow exchange. This space is suitable for up to 130 of your nearest and dearest to witness your commitment. For those wishing to host a more intimate ceremony, the country house itself can be utilised for ceremonies of up to 20 people. Afterwards, guests can enjoy a relaxed drinks reception in the open air. The surrounding scenery of this property provides a breathtaking backdrop for wedding photos while your guests sip champagne and mingle. The lower floor of the barn is a beautiful blank canvas upon which you can imbue your individual wedding vision. This space features a professional kitchen to allow for a convenient catering experience. The barn can be decorated with candles, fairy lights, and any decor you desire to create your chosen aesthetic for your wedding breakfast and evening reception.

Services Offered

Those choosing to set their special day at New House Farm will have access to the country house and its five en-suite guest rooms as part of their wedding rental. A range of bar services is also available on-site for your convenience. The team at New House Farm is happy to provide a list of tried and trusted suppliers that can assist in creating an unforgettable wedding celebration for you and your guests.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

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:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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99% Recommended by couples

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17 reviews
Amii
Amii O. Sent on 02/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful location (no matter what the weather was doing)!

My partner and I got married at New House Farm in December and we couldn't have imagined a better venue. Hazel and her team were so helpful and reassuring throughout the planning and were so adaptable to make sure we could run the wedding we wanted in the way we wanted it! Hazel was a wonderful host and went above and beyond on the morning of the big day to make sure myself and the bridal crew were all fed and caffeinated, and the rest of the team looking after us ran everything so wonderfully, there expertise alleviated so much potential stress so we could just enjoy the moment.
Despite the inevitable winter rain on the day, the venue and it's amazing surroundings still shone through and was a perfect backdrop. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend New House Farm to any couple as a dream location to tie the knot!
Dan
Dan N. Sent on 25/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue for our perfect day!

From the minute we saw this venue we knew we had to get married here. For anyone who loves the Lake District this is a must, the scenery cannot be beaten! Since the wedding all we have had are compliments for how amazing the venue was!

The service we received was second to none, the whole team put their all into making our day even more special! We literally had the most perfect day in our favourite place! The photos and video sum up the wedding and new house farm provides the perfect back drop from them all!

With being such close driving distance to crummock water we were able to get some amazing photos and videos!

Thank you to all the team at Newhouse farm!

Dan & Helen
22/04/23
Leanne
Leanne J. Sent on 19/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most magical wedding venue!

New House Farm is the most amazing venue! From the very first time we visited , we knew it was the perfect place for us to get married. We had our ceremony in the newly built ‘Cow Shed’, a beautiful room with a stunning backdrop of the mountains and fields. The lawn and grounds were perfect for drinks, canapés and lawn games after the ceremony. We had our wedding breakfast and evening reception in the Hayloft, which just looked magical all decorated with fairy lights. One of the best things about the venue is the people. Every single member of staff at New House Farm was so friendly and helped to make our day perfect! We especially have to thank Hazel, who truly is a Wonder Woman! As soon as we met Hazel, we immediately felt at ease and welcomed. She was so enthusiastic and never stopped! She was there to help us every step of the way. Everything about the venue was perfect and we had the most amazing day! So many guests commented on how fabulous the venue was. We loved that we were able to completely personalise every part of our wedding, making it unique to us. Everyone at New House Farm helped our day to run smoothly and we can’t thank them enough! We would 100% recommend New House Farm if you’re looking for a beautiful venue with stunning views and the most friendly and fun atmosphere.

Mr and Mrs Bannister
18th August 2022
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Michelle
Michelle W. Sent on 13/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue, perfect location!

There are not enough words to express how much thanks we want to give to Hazel and her team at New House Farm!

We could not have asked for a better day, perfect location, helpful staff and even the sun shone down on us.

Hazel went above and beyond to ensure the venue and accommodation was immaculate and assisted where required for two demanding brides, striking the perfect balance of being there just enough without being overbearing. The next morning, nothing was too much trouble-even a cappuccino first thing.

Just to note you need to get your own suppliers for everything including styling/dressing the barn which they will provide a list of trusted suppliers to choose from. This is where you can tailor your day to your vision. They have fully equipped kitchen for all your caterers needs. The accommodation is beautiful and was vital to have by the venue for us and the bridal party.

We cannot thank you enough and for all the assistance you’ve given to us since. We are evidence of the fact that Hazel cares deeply about each and every couple both before, during and after the big day. We highly recommend New House Farm and only wish we could relive our special day again!
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A A Sent on 14/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Belter Day!

A huge thank you to Hazel and the team at New House Farm,

My wife and I recently got married at New House Farm in September and couldn't have asked for a better Day!

The venue itself is gorgeous, the rooms are stunning and the staff were absolute gems!

Being our first time we weren't sure what to expect or really how to plan for our big day,
but Hazel referred us to some outstanding wedding suppliers that are familiar with her venue and the day went without a hitch.

Having Hazel and the team on hand throughout the day was a huge help, everyone from the caterers to the bar team and Hazel herself made everything so easy for us, we didn't have to stress about anything and instead were
able to focus on the most important thing, Enjoying our day!

We'll be recommending anyone who asks about getting married in the Lake District to give Hazel a call at New House Farm before they look anywhere else!

Can't say it enough, but thanks again for such a wonderful day.

Tom & Maisie
Gemma
Gemma H. Sent on 11/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue for our wedding day August 21

We fell in love with New House Farm on our first visit. Perfect wedding venue, B&B and location. Great communication from Hazel and she was really supportive of our ideas for our special day. Hazel and staff were fantastic and ensured everything ran smootly on our wedding day. Due to the nature of New House Farm we were able tailor the wedding to what we always dreamed off. I would reccommend this venue to my family/ friends and we cant wait to visit again for a weekend break. Thank you again for our amazing day!
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Emma G. Sent on 25/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding venue

My husband and I got married here and would 100% recommend! It is the perfect wedding venue!
Hazel, Gina and the rest of the team were just incredible, nothing was too much to ask and they made it run like clockwork!
We needed to iron some shirts and asked to use the iron but instead Hazel insisted that she would do it for us, there were countless other instances where Hazel went above and beyond to make our day not only as memorable as possible but as stress free!
Personally we found New House Farm is brilliantly priced considering everything you get, Hazels expertise and knowledge is simply priceless!
The bar staff and drinks were fantastic, if you are having cocktails at your wedding we recommend the solero!
We couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere else it was just simply perfect!
Thank you
Emma & Colin
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Helen Sent on 16/12/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Mother of the bride

I would like to say a big thank you to hazel for making my daughter s day perfect. Catherine and Matt s wedding
Was stress free due to your hard work and nothing was too much trouble for you, thanks hazel from the mother of the bride, thanks for helping me with the button holes ( flowers) you are a star.
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Emily D. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue

We got married at New House Farm in August 2023 & had the best day ever! The venue and its surroundings are so beautiful, and was everything we wanted for our wedding. Hazel, the owner is so helpful and makes sure your day runs smoothly, putting everything into place in the background making the arrangement process less stressful. All our friends and family have commented on how amazing the venue is too. Thank you Hazel to you and your team for making our day so special.
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Esther L. Sent on 29/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding venue in every way

We cannot recommend New House Farm enough. The scenery is stunning - all of our guests commented on how beautiful it is. It is in such a gorgeous part of the Lake District. As soon as we turned up to view this venue we knew straight away it was the one for us. There is no set package meaning we could make our wedding exactly how we wanted it and it was completely individual and unique. Hazel is so amazing at her job, so professional and friendly and will help with anything she can to ensure your day runs smoothly. When we were planning our wedding she was always just a phone call or email away and she gave us great advice every time. She is truly an expert and we can’t thank her enough.
Best day of our lives! You will not regret booking your wedding here 😊
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Sophie H. Sent on 07/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue!

My husband and I got married here a couple of weeks ago and we couldn't have chosen a more stunning venue! The views and surroundings are just amazing, Hazel, who owns New House Farm is great! From the planning of our wedding, she helped us with suppliers and nothing was too big of an ask for her. The day before, day of and day after our wedding she was there and made sure everything went smoothly to plan. If you're looking for a beautiful venue in the Lake District, then New House Farm is the place for you!
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Emma Sent on 03/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

What a venue

Beyond beautiful setting and grounds with a lovely venue to marry inside.

The only thing that let us down was a few minor details about alcohol wedding favours, a speaker for the aisle and the cake being left out over night.

Other than that, it was perfect. Staff were on hand throughout and made it so easy for us.

Thank you for a beautiful wedding day. Anyone would be lucky to marry here.
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Andrea K. Sent on 15/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolute dream of a weekend!!

We booked our wedding at New House Farm just before lockdown came in 2020! We fell in love with the venue immediately, it was just what we wanted. The new ceremony barn was getting built when we 1st viewed, when we went again to see it we were blown away! To say the next 2 years were a bit nerve wrecking would be an understatement. But Hazel was always on hand to keep us updated and settle our nerves. We had some phone calls and countless emails over time checking in and discussing plans for the wedding, and what ifs/buts. Also on hand to recommend suppliers from tables, chairs, linen etc. Extremely luckily for us, our original wedding date went ahead – 12th March 2022. No restrictions necessary!!
What a weekend!!
Hazel kindly allowed us to drop some bits off on Thursday, then we arrived on the Friday morning ready for the best weekend. We had guests arriving at the venue and we had also booked Scale Hill, which is owned by Hazel’s family – definitely recommend booking this too!! The rooms are amazing! Even though we were here, there and everywhere and multiple people coming and going Hazel was so friendly and accommodating to everyone, and little Henry was an added bonus. The most cuddly, friendly little pooch!
All the rooms at New House Farm are fantastic, we struggled to decide which to sleep in!!
Having a same sex marriage we wanted to keep the surprise of seeing one another until walking down the aisle and Hazel was amazing at helping us do this, helping with timings, meeting of the registrars etc. She was just so helpful with every aspect! Keeping us topped with prosecco too!
Our day was absolutely perfect, it went like a dream and the blink of an eye. We always wanted a laid back wedding, not rushing around and timed to a certain itinerary and think Hazel helped with this massively. We disappeared for an hour or so to get some pictures by the lake with Spike (do it!! We loved this). When we got back the drinks were flowing, guests were chatting and laughing. Was absolutely perfect!
We sat down to eat and do speeches about 4pm and Hazel and the team kept all the wine flowing, toasting drinks topped up too! Coming from a family of talkers our speeches lasted a little longer than expected and our night guests were due to arrive but Hazel came up with a quick plan which worked a treat – it meant we got to greet all of our evening guests one by one and everyone have a little mingle. The night went without any problems, everyone dancing and music playing! Hazel even letting us know the bus had arrived and giving those guests a good kick up the backside to not miss the bus.
Hazel is such a bubbly, chatty character that I think she will get on with everyone, you can tell she absolutely loves her job and it shows! We cannot fault our day, it truly was the best day of our life, we loved every minute. If we could go and do it all again we would, and we would not change one thing!! We will back on our wedding anniversaries to try out the amazing baths and bag some Wainwrights!
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Chiara Sent on 11/09/2021
4.6 out of 5 rating

Fabulous , no job too hard

We had to postpone our wedding twice due to COVID. It was a stressful time but Hazel put us at ease. She is a true professional at what she does and no job is too hard. Beautiful venue and accommodation.
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Charlotte Sent on 05/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Most Incredible wedding venue

We were lucky enough to be able to have our wedding at New House Farm on the 19th December. Although this was not the date (or the numbers) we had originally planned, Hazel was with us every step of the way and made it possible for us to have the most magical day! New House Farm and it's location are absolutely stunning. There is always a warm welcome and a wonderful breakfast ☺ we wouldn't hesitate to recommend New House Farm to anyone looking for a romantic and very special wedding venue. We feel incredibly grateful to have been able to end our year on a real high and that was down to Hazel and her team who made the day possible at such short notice!
Charlotte and Andy x
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