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Askham Hall

Wedding Venue
Askham Hall is a magical place to say 'I do'!. They make each couple's special day as unique as you are. The venue is majestic yet tranquil, hidden in a secluded part of the idyllic Lake District. A 13th century grade I listed hideaway and the former home of the Earls' of Lonsdale, offering unpretentious luxury.

What makes Askham Hall a unique wedding venue?

They are an award-winning family run venue with 19 bedrooms, a restaurant, gardens, spa, wedding barn, medieval hall and outdoor pavilion. Luxurious, intimate, unpretentious, up-to-date and full of charm. They can offer somewhere really unique, together with outstanding personal service. Their latest awards include Visit England's 'Taste of England' bronze and Cumbria Tourism's 'Guest Accommodation of the Year' finalist.

What is a typical wedding like at Askham Hall?

Stunning 18th century Bank Barn, which has been sympathetically converted, provides the perfect space for both wedding receptions and ceremonies. The Medieval hall and the garden pavilion provide alternative options for smaller, mid-week and outdoor weddings, there is even a Gypsy Caravan for couples to sign the register. All set amid stunning 12 acre grade II gardens with uninterrupted views of the River Lowther and surrounding countryside, and with exquisite food and plenty of accommodation on site and nearby. Catering options utilising produce grown and reared at Askham Hall itself and on the family estate.

What Wedding Packages does Askham Hall offer?

We offer fully bespoke service, as each wedding and couple is totally unique, no two weddings are the same. From larger barn weddings to intimate mid-week weddings in the house, from 2 to 250 people.

What Extra facilities does Askham Hall have to assist couples to have the perfect day?

Florists, hair and make-up stylists, dressmakers, photographers, cake makers, music bands and other services can be recommended. They are licensed for civil ceremonies throughout. 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 and with views of Lowther Castle, is also close by.

Where is Askham Hall located?

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. Follow the brown tourist signs signposted Askham Hall Gardens.

Top facilities

Disabled Access

Live Band Facilities

Wedding Coordinator Available

Facilities & information


Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Swimming pool


100 - 150 Guests Capacity

150 - 200 Guests Capacity

50 - 100 Guests Capacity

50 Guests or Less Capacity

Award Winning


Capacity: 200 Plus guests

Changing Room for Guests

Confetti Permitted

Heli-pads, Private Airfields

Disabled Access

Humanist / Celebrant Ceremony

Outdoor Ceremony

Parking Available

Wheelchair Access

Dining Options

Alcohol License

Buffet Catering

Corkage Option

In House Catering

Seated Catering

Evening Entertainment

Dance floor

DJ Facilities

Entertainment licence

Live Band Facilities

Marquee available

Staff Assistance

Wedding Coordinator Available


Wedding Couple

Wedding Guests

Wedding Party



Extra info

Wedding Capacity: 250

Wedding Capacity Civil License: 250

Wedding Capacity Marquee: 250

Wedding Capacity Indoor: 250

Minimum Wedding Capacity: 2

Minimum Wedding Capacity Civil License: 2

Minimum Wedding Capacity Marquee: 2

Minimum Wedding Capacity Indoor: 2

Arrival information and directions

Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, PenrithCA10 2PF, United Kingdom

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