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New House Farm

Cockermouth, Cumbria View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
8 reviews
Starting at £500
2 to 130 Guests

About

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 are happy to provide a list of tried and trusted suppliers that can assist in creating an unforgettable wedding celebration for you and your guests.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
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:

Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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    Andrea K. Married on 12/03/2022
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    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!

    New House Farm's reply:

    What a wonderful day it was! So much fun and laughter - you made it so easy for us as a venue. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments - I have passed them on to the whole team, including Henry. It genuinely means so much to us to get such lovely feedback and we definitely expect to see you back in the not too distant future.
    Keep laughing and having fun - you are a beautiful couple.

    Big Hug

    Hazel xx
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    A A Married on 21/09/2021
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    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

    New House Farm's reply:

    Dear Tom & Maisie,

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. You were a dream couple to work with and we LOVED hosting your wedding.
    Pop in anytime you are passing - there will always be a big smile and a cup of coffee for you at New House Farm.

    Have a fabulous life together and never stop smiling.

    Hazel xx
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    Gemma H. Married on 31/08/2021
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    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!

    New House Farm's reply:

    Dear Gemma & Wes,

    We are so glad that you loved your wedding at New House Farm and we can't thank you enough for your lovely comments.
    You were such fun and SOOOOO relaxed throughout the day, making it incredibly easy to look after you.
    Pop by any time to relive those memories!!

    Hazel xx
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    Emma Married on 31/05/2022
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    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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    Chiara Married on 10/07/2021
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    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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    Dear Chiara and Toby,

    We got there in the end and it was FABULOUS!! Thank you so much for choosing New House Farm for your special day and for taking the time to do a review.
    We loved having you and wish you both a wonderful life together full of fun and laughter.
    Coffee, together with a trip down memory lane is always available!

    Hazel xx
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    Charlotte Married on 07/11/2020
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    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

    New House Farm's reply:

    Dear Charlotte & Andy,
    We were delighted to host your wedding - what a great decision to go ahead and beat the next lockdown. Thank you for keeping the faith and being a dream to work with. It was a tough time for business and you absolutely got that and together we created a fabulous day!
    Come and see us here any time - you are always welcome.

    Hazel xx
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    Can we do it again?

    We happened across New House Farm and their tea rooms back in 2019 and Hazel was so accommodating. She managed to squeeze us in for a tour of the venue very last minute. Instantly we knew that the Hayloft, B&B and stunning views were exactly what we wanted for our day. The freedom that comes with New House Farm, to create your own unique wedding day, was a huge attraction for us.

    Hazel was fantastic with us, especially as we had to postpone twice due to Covid. Nothing was ever too much hassle, and she was always at the end of the phone or an email to answer any questions or discuss plans. I can honestly say, a good chat with Hazel calmed my nerves every time - especially in such uncertain times! On the wedding day itself, Hazel was incredible. She was always on hand with breakfast, help with the suppliers, an emergency sewing kit, and even held my dress ready to fan it as I walked down the aisle!! You name it.

    We had originally planned a summer August wedding as the outside areas are fantastic. However, even on a cold NYE day, the views from the farm were stunning and everyone commented on how magical the day felt there. With the addition of the cart shed, it is honestly the perfect setting for either a summer or winter wedding. We honestly wouldn't have changed a thing!

    We cannot recommend this venue or Hazel enough. We will definitely be back to stay with you at the B&B - the breakfast and puppy cuddles are too good to stay away!

    Lucy & Ben
    NYE '21

    New House Farm's reply:

    Dear Lucy & Ben,

    Thank you so much for your lovely words, they are much appreciated. What a fabulous day we had and the smiles went on forever!
    Please do come and visit whenever you are in the area. Puppy cuddles, together with a steaming mug of coffee and a catch up are always available at New House Farm!

    Big Hug

    Hazel xx

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    Carol Married on 08/08/2018
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    The best wedding I have ever attended

    I have just come back home from the best two days ever. I attended my son and now daughter in laws wedding between 7-9th August 2018. Everyone has had the most amazing time. Perfect setting, perfect rooms, perfect in every way. Thank you Hazel and all your staff xxx

    New House Farm's reply:

    Dear Carol,

    Thank you SO much for your fabulous review. You were a GREAT crowd to work with and such FUN! It was a pleasure to host Katie and Jamie's wedding and I am delighted that you all had such a good time. Don't be a stranger - pop in for a coffee sometime and enjoy the memories!

    Best Wishes

    Hazel

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