Askham Hall

£60 - £75 pp
Up to 150
19 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Bridebook Deal
only 29 days left
Seasonal Offer Available
Winter Wonderland Offer
We are delighted to announce the availability of a limited number of exclusive spring wedding dates for 2024, where you can enjoy substantial savings. For more information please contact our team.
Askham Hall Pricing & Costs

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Askham Hall Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Barn Venue

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Askham Hall Full Description
Cumbria Tourism's Wedding Venue of the Year 2022 and Visit England’s Gold Winner of Small Hotel of Year 2023! Located just a few miles from Penrith, England, Askham Hall and Bank Barn provides the modern country house and barn wedding venue combo you’ve been looking for. Situated along the edge of the beautiful Lake District National Park in Cumbria, the venue is suitable for celebrations of all sizes and styles. It offers a luxurious, intimate and relaxed place in which to say “I do”. Askham Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies in the Grade II listed barn, the 16th century Medieval Hall and the Grade I listed manor house. If the weather is on your side, the gardens are also available for tying the knot. For a traditional ceremony, St. Peters Church and St. Michael’s Church are just a short distance away. Within the venue's grounds, the Bank Barn has been beautifully restored to welcome you and your loved ones. It boasts original features, such as bare stone walls and a beamed oak ceiling, mixed with contemporary décor. Seating up to 150 guests, it is a fantastic setting for a wedding in every season. The cosier 16th century Medieval Hall is perfect for minimonies seating up to 70, or for a more intimate wedding, 30 guests ‘in-house’. The hotel offers exclusive use for couples, and we ask that you spend a minimum of two nights if you are holding your nuptials here, taking a minimum of 9 rooms the night before the wedding and at least 15 rooms the night of your wedding. 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 at Askham Hall. There are another 6 bedrooms at the venue’s sister property, The Queen’s Head, a charming inn located in the village of Askham. George and Dragon inn, only a 5-minute drive away, can also form part of your accommodation, offering 11 newly refurbished opulent bedrooms; all of which are dog friendly.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: The Wedding Team
We're already excited to plan with you and see your day come to life. We'll be with you from the moment you enquire to the parting goodbye the day after, and we hope to create the best possible memories for all of your guests. We specialise in making your day your own, and we look forward to hearing what your wedding has in store!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Chris White
Wedding: March
March 2023
A touch of class.
A beautiful venue with knowledgable staff delightful menu and great service, spotlessly clean. I attended a Wedding where the Chris White Jazz Trio played adding a touch of class.
Nicole and Sufiyan
Happy couple married in October
March 2023
Beautiful, stress free.
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 (October 2022). 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.
Katharine Tynan
Wedding: June
March 2023
Amazing venue. Attended a wedding here. Fabulous grounds and the food was exceptional. Wonderful day and evening. Excellent staff and service.
Alice E.
Happy couple married in March
March 2023
Askham Hall was magical.
Our wedding at Askham Hall was magical; the venue is gorgeous with a rustic barn, lovely gardens and lots of character. The staff were friendly and approachable, and so helpful in planning our day. The food was also outstanding! We would definitely recommend this venue to any couple looking for a rustic wedding which is in a unique and memorable place.
Debbie Duncan
Wedding: March
March 2023
Thank you so much
We have just celebrated our daughters wedding at Askham Hall and I can honestly say we had the best weekend possible . From beginning to end everything was perfect, the wedding barn was so beautiful. The food was amazing the rooms were all so individual.perfect. Some staff in particular stood out Josh the bar man Steph in the barn Emma and Becca .. The entire staff from management to waiting staff too class .. Thank you so much
India and Ricky
Happy couple married in July
November 2021
We wouldn't change a thing
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!
Askham Hall Location & Contact Details


Askham Hall, Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PF, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6 junction 40

Nearest Train Station

Penrith train station

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Askham Hall Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Industry Awards (7)

Good Hotel Guide 2022 Cesar Award for Best Country House
Taste Cumbria 2017 and 2015
Good Hotel Guide 2020 Editor's Choice for Wedding Venue
Small Hotel of the Year - Cumbria Tourism Award 2022
Wedding Venue of the Year - Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022
Visit England - Awards for Excellence 2023 Gold Award
Bride Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues

Accreditations (3)

'Best Wine List Award' across Europe and Russia 2022
4 AA Rosettes
Michelin Star 2023
Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Askham Hall?

All of our weddings are unique, and I couldn't pick one - we love them all.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Leave the nit-picking to your wedding team, so the only decisions you're making are the ones that matter.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Surprise recorded speeches by guests who couldn't make it!

Describe Askham Hall in 5 adjectives

Historic, bespoke, exclusive, homely, welcoming

Where’s the best photo spot at Askham Hall?

Immediately in front of the House, overlooking the River Lowther, our flower terrace and garden pavilion, all from your bridal suite window!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Askham Hall?

It involves Strictly Come Dancing...

What’s your favourite canapé?

Tempura prawn, with the sweet chilli dip! Delicious.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Woodfire pizza's in the night time, you will love it.

What is Askham Hall most unique feature?

We are a family run, multi-award winning venue and each wedding is totally unique, no two weddings are the same!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our friendly, welcoming team and personalised service