Askham Hall

The Barn at Askham Hall Cumbria wedding venue Lake District

Cumbria Tourism’s Wedding Venue of the Year 2022 and Visit England’s Gold Winner of Small Hotel of Year 2023!

Askham Hall is the home of Allium, a Michelin-Starred restaurant located within the manor house. This restaurant also holds four 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. This means that you will have the day beforehand to set up your wedding perfectly, with the help of the dedicated events team.

19 luxurious bedrooms will be at your disposal, and 11 rooms at the venue’s sister country inn, George and Dragon, Clifton. In addition, The Queen’s Head is a charming inn with 6 bedrooms, located in the village of Askham.

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

    Stunning venue and location for our dream wedding! We loved the character and history of the venue and exploring the beautiful grounds, especially the meadows. Staff were outstanding - with the planning and on the day - nothing was too much trouble and they went beyond what they needed to do every time. Our Michelin star tasting menu was incredible and we have really special memories of our big day. Thank you Askham Hall, you knocked it out the park!

    Hannah and Michele, 15.06.21 “They went beyond what they needed to"

    Askham Hall is the most beautiful setting, we loved the area already but couldn’t have anticipated how comfortable & welcome we would be made to feel throughout planning and the weekend of our wedding. The staff are excellent, as you would expect given the Michelin star restaurant, but there is nothing stuffy or formal. We could not have asked for anywhere better to celebrate our wedding. A special mention to Jenny, who executed the day with great care & precision, she & her team are wonderful

    Ani and Toby, 12.06.21 “Nothing stuffy or formal”

    We had the most magical day we could have ever dreamed of, and after the coronacoaster that led us to it we can honestly say we would not change a thing. The wedding team were so supportive throughout and attentive on the day and every single member of staff at Askham Hall went over and beyond. The weekend from start to finish was the best service we have ever experienced and the best experience of our lives as a whole. We can't wait to visit Askham Hall again in the very near future!

    India and Ricky, 10.07.21 “Coronacoaster!”

    Third time lucky and our day finally came! Given the circumstances of the last year and a half it was a difficult planning process but Askham Hall were amazing throughout. Our day was just perfect from start to finish. The staff were great and the food was absolutely amazing. The team that were there to help set up and clean up were super helpful and the process was made so easy. We really couldn't recommend Askham Hall enough. Incredible in every way!

    Danielle and Tim, 08.07.21 “Third time lucky!”

    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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