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  • Ceremony capacity150
  • Reception capacity190
  • Guest rooms15


  • 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
  • Suitable for Marquee
  • Disabled Access
  • Late License
  • Parking
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Confetti Permitted

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

Askham Hall is a beautiful setting for your wedding. With a grand and luxurious Grade 1 listed manor house dating back to the late 1200s and stunning Grade II gardens along with a stylishly converted 17th century Bank Barn full of character, we have plenty to offer.

Originally built as a defensive Pele Tower, the main house itself was extended in the 1400s to allow for a Medieval Hall, more rooms and various annexes. Subsequently, we evolved into a majestic 16th Century Elizabethan mansion with additional wings dating from the 17th century. It is the former family home of the 7th Earl of Lonsdale and is still to this day owned by the family. On the doorstep of the Lake District National Park, we have a stunning backdrop of the River Lowther and beautiful local fells.

We provide everything you need for your wedding to happen, from planning to napkins. Your choices are your own, as we provide only bespoke weddings with exclusive use. Your menus are provided for by our own Kitchen Gardens on site, and by the wider 800-year-old Lowther family estate. Your day is brought to life by our dedicated wedding team, making you and your guests the priority throughout. Nothing stuffy, though, we aim to be a home away from home.

We are fully licensed for civil and celebrant ceremonies both within the House and Barn, though if you prefer a church ceremony we have two beautiful 13th and 17th century churches within a 5 minute walking distance from our grounds, complete with secret garden entrance. We also have an outdoor garden pavilion, for outdoor ceremonies.

Our Allium restaurant maintains its Michelin Star, 3 AA Rosettes and “Best Wine List Award” across Europe and Russia; our venue was recently awarded the Good Hotel Guide’s 2022 “Cesar Award for the Best Country House”; and our weddings have been awarded the Good Hotel Guide’s 2020 “Editor’s Choice”. We, as a family run business, are so proud to be able to share the products of our hard work and are continually grateful for our incredible guests and couples for their support.

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

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!

Ani and Toby, 12.06.21 “Nothing stuffy or formal”

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

India and Ricky, 10.07.21 “Coronacoaster!”

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!

Danielle and Tim, 08.07.21 “Third time lucky!”

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!

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