Weddings at Askham Hall

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Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PF

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A beautiful Grade II listed building 'Bank Barn' has been sympathetically converted into a first class wedding venue with capacity for approximately 150 seated guests. Original features such as bare stone walls and an open beamed oak ceiling, together with contemporary lighting, stylish décor and large glass doors, make it a truly unique setting for your wedding reception all year round.

A variety of catering options are available, utilising locally sourced produce, grown and reared at Askham Hall itself and on the family estate. Tables, chairs, linen, crockery, cutlery and glasses are provided.

You may decorate the venue as you wish. A variety of florists, hair and make-up stylists, dressmakers, photographers, cake makers, music bands and other services can be recommended.

We are licensed for civil ceremonies, both in the barn for larger parties at weekends, in the main house for smaller parties, as well as the outdoor pavilion (weather permitting) and medieval hall.

St. Peters Church, Askham is located a stone's throw from the venue. A romantic walk takes you from the church through the gardens and onto the wedding barn. Thirteenth century St. Michael's Church with its strong family connections, overlooking Askham Hall, the River Lowther and with views of Lowther Castle, is also close by.

Found on a family-owned ‘living’ estate, we are a collection of unique places to eat, drink and sleep on the edge of the Lake District.

Stay with us and we’ll share our unspoilt landscape, our wild and farmed produce and our local knowledge with you. Take time to refocus, re-energise and reconnect –  experience our changing seasons and enjoy food, wine and art inspired by our sense of place.

The Askham Collection is deeply rooted in, and connected to, the land around us. As the current custodians, it is our pleasure to welcome you to share in them,  and for the time that you’re here, to call them home.

Whilst you are with us – discover what we love about this place on the edge of the Lakes. Don your wellies, walking boots or running shoes and catch a fish, run up a fell, relax with a treatment or soak up the surroundings with a hand-picked glass of wine.

Askham Hall and Bank Barn is an exciting new style of country house hotel and wedding venue for Cumbria and the Lake District.

This multi-award winning venue opened in 2014 and now has 19 bedrooms, a Michelin starred restaurant, private gardens, wedding barn, medieval hall and garden pavilion. Also featuring an outdoor heated pool and hot tub. It's style? Luxurious, intimate, unpretentious, up-to-date and full of charm. There are also two stunning churches nearby.

Recent awards include:

Cumbria Tourism’s ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ 2022;
Cumbria Tourism’s ‘Small Hotel of the Year’ 2022;
Good Hotel Guide ‘Country House Hotel of the Year’ 2022;
4 AA Rosettes in 2022
Michelin star 2020/ 2021/ 2022



  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Catering service
  • Licensed
  • Locally sourced produce
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Children's Meals

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Exclusive Use
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships
  • Open all year
  • Overnight accommodation available
  • Private rooms
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)



Road Directions

Askham Hall in Cumbria is situated in a quiet and picturesque village within easy access (about ten minutes drive) from Penrith and junction 40 of the M6, and only 45 minutes from Carlisle airport. Follow the brown tourist signs signposted Askham Hall Gardens.

If you are travelling north on the M6 you could turn off at junction 39 and head towards Shap, then pass through Hackthorpe and turn left signposted Askham. If you are coming from junction 40, follow the A66 east to the next roundabout then the A6 south. Just a few miles to Clifton, you will pass our pub (the George and Dragon) on your left, then turn right following signs to Askham. Continue over the river and Askham Hall entrances will be on your right.

The first entrance signposted ‘House Guests and Restaurant’ is for restaurant and accommodation guests.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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