Askham Hall

Askham Hall - Lake District Wedding Venue

Named ‘Cumbria Tourism’s Wedding Venue of the Year 2022‘ and Visit England’s Gold Winner of ‘Small Hotel of the Year 2023‘, Askham Hall is a picturesque setting for unique celebrations and soulful escapes.

Set amidst the beautiful Cumbrian countryside, Askham Hall presents an idyllic wedding venue against the stunning backdrop of the Lake District National Park. Located just a stone’s throw from Penrith, this historic estate surrounded by stunning gardens, farmland, rivers and fells seamlessly blends the modern allure of a country house with the rustic charm of a barn setting and is the perfect place to celebrate your love story, revel in nature, and experience the wonders of the Lake District.

For the duration of your wedding, Askham Hall offers historic beauty, manicured gardens, delicious seasonal food, and versatile spaces, allowing you the freedom to craft a wedding like no other. Celebrate amidst sweeping lawns, on the terrace as the sun sets, and dine under the candlelit beams of Bank Barn’s soaring ceiling.

Designed as a retreat for you, your friends, and your family, their bespoke weddings offer two or three nights of accommodation in 19 luxurious bedrooms. Additionally, The Queen’s Head, a delightful inn in Askham village, provides an extra six bedrooms and the George and Dragon Inn, just a 5-minute drive, features 11 recently renovated luxurious bedrooms, all of which are dog-friendly.

At Askham Hall, you can expect a variety of options for your wedding ceremony, each benefitting from its own natural beauty and charm, allowing you to opt for a civil ceremony or a celebrant-led humanistic wedding on-site. Exchange vows in the enchanting Garden Pavilion, a picturesque backdrop for your promises and photographs. It is a beautiful and romantic outdoor option, with Bank Barn and the Medieval Hall available as an indoor but equally impressive alternative. Instead, take a short stroll through the gardens to St. Peter’s Church, a 19th-century gem with a secret gated entrance, or venture up the hill to the majestic 13th-century St. Michael’s Church in Lowther, offering stunning views of Lowther Castle and the surrounding countryside.

Within the grand and romantically rustic Bank Barn, you have the freedom to style your wedding breakfast. Adorned with round or long banqueting tables for up to 150 guests, each setting exudes elegance and is enhanced by ambient lighting, creating the perfect romantic atmosphere for the most special of occasions. This reception space, whilst beautiful in its natural aesthetic, is a versatile blank canvas ready to be styled and transformed to suit even the most extravagant visions.

Food and wine are more than just a part of your wedding at Askham Hall; they provide a culinary journey designed to light up the table and get your guests talking. As a family and team of food lovers (with a Michelin-starred restaurant located within the hall), they are dedicated to designing farm-to-table menus which showcase seasonal, local and homegrown ingredients. Their menu has dishes to suit the changing seasons, emphasising the best and most delicious produce, and their sustainable, farm-reared, garden-grown offerings are a signature.

Spring Availability

Spring is a truly beautiful season to get married thanks to its blossoming natural beauty, comfortable weather, and versatile options.

We are delighted to announce the availability of a limited number of exclusive spring wedding dates for 2024, where you can enjoy substantial savings. Secure your wedding in April or May wedding with us and receive the following as complimentary:

  • Exquisite spring floral arrangements for your table centres, thoughtfully curated by Wild Ivy
  • A welcome drink for each of your guests, with the choice of Pimms or Proscecco
  • A two-night stay in our luxurious Honeymoon Suite

Please get in touch with the team for availability, bespoke pricing and further details! T&Cs apply*

Askham Hall, Penrith, UK

    • Ceremony capacity150
    • Reception capacity200
    • Guest rooms19


    • In-house catering
    • Licensed for weddings
    • In-house bar
    • Exclusive use available
    • Child-friendly
    • Pet-friendly
    • Accommodation
    • Suitable for wedding
    • Suitable for reception
    • Outside space
    • Disabled Access
    • Late License
    • Parking
    • Honeymoon Suite
    • Confetti Permitted

    We could not recommend Askham Hall more! Such a beautiful, stress free and well organised venue! It was the perfect spot for our autumnal wedding. We had guests from the UK, Canada and Australia who all had a fantastic time. The food was AMAZING and NO ONE was hungry! Thank you so much! We can't stop looking at photos and videos, reliving the day. Looking forward to our next visit.

    Nicole and Sufiyan, 27.10.22 “It was the perfect spot for our autumnal wedding"

    If you are having a wedding at Askham Hall, don't hesitate and book it now! It is the most stunning venue and has the most incredible staff! We brought 120 guests with us from 5-6 hours away to have our wedding here and we are so glad that we did! We had the wedding of our dreams. The staff are so accommodating and genuinely care as much about your special day as you do. You can't help but fall in love with the village of Askham. It really is a special place!

    Katie and Bryn, 12.08.23 “Don't hesitate and book it now!”

    Askham Hall was the best wedding venue we could have asked for. From the location itself, the staff, the planning and communication everything was perfect. The food is incredible and it's like being in your own little country home for two days and they make you feel so unique and special.

    Sarah and Ciaran, 24.08.23 “Everything was perfect”

    Our wedding day at Askham Hall exceeded our expectations. The team went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. A massive thank you to Tina; her organisation skills and eye for detail made the whole day run smoothly! We are in awe of the venue and grounds and had the most incredible day.

    Kirsty and Jack, 11.02.23 “The team went above and beyond”

    Can we have exclusive use of the venue?

    Yes absolutely, you will be the only wedding party with us for the 2 days, and you'll have exclusive use of the accommodation

    Are you dog friendly?

    We are!

    Can we have our ceremony with you? Can it be outdoors?

    Of course, we are fully licensed for civil ceremonies and welcome celebrants, and we have an outdoor garden pavilion for you to marry on, too

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