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Askham Hall, Penrith, UK
- Ceremony capacity150
- Reception capacity190
- Guest rooms15
- In-house catering
- External caterers
- Licensed for weddings
- In-house bar
- External bar
- Exclusive use available
- Suitable for wedding
- Suitable for reception
- Outside space
- Suitable for Marquee
- Disabled Access
- Late License
- Honeymoon Suite
- Confetti Permitted
- Sound System Available
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?
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.