Askham Hall

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

About

Ours is a wedding venue 1000 years in the making. Grade I listed, located discreetly in the picture-perfect village of Askham, nestled in a dreamy, tranquil corner of the English Lake District

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

Asham Hall

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.

Spring Availability 

Spring is a truly beautiful season to get married thanks to its blossoming natural beauty, comfortable weather, and versatile options.

We are delighted to announce the availability of a limited number of exclusive spring wedding dates for 2024, where you can enjoy substantial savings. Secure your wedding in April or May wedding with us and receive the following as complimentary:

  • Exquisite spring floral arrangements for your table centres, thoughtfully curated by Wild Ivy
  • A welcome drink for each of your guests, with the choice of Pimms or Proscecco
  • A two-night stay in our luxurious Honeymoon Suite

Please get in touch with the team for availability, bespoke pricing and further details! T&Cs apply*

Winter Wonderland Wedding offers

Askham Hall is the perfect place for a romantic, winter fairytale wedding. The castellated walls of the 12th Century Pele Tower give it a medieval feel with cosy warm spaces and roaring log fires. Bank Barn is then the perfect party space with thick stone walls, a beautiful oak beamed room and loads of lighting options to bring out the winter stars.

For a wedding between 1st November 2023 and 29th February 2024 enjoy £1,000 off barn hire, free fizz as a toast drink for the whole party and complimentary fairy lights.

Please note that these rates apply to new bookings only, can be withdrawn at any time and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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Hire Options

  • Exclusive Use

Hotel & Venue Type:

  • Exclusive Use
  • In the Country
  • Outdoor License
  • Stately Home
  • Indoor License
  • Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

  • Seated Meal Facilities
  • Corkage Option

Hotel & Venue Amenities

  • Outdoor License
  • Indoor License
  • Civil Ceremony Licence
  • Seated Meal Facilities

Services and Facilities

  • Rooms
  • Reception (lobby)
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant(s)

Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Pool

Room Facilities

  • Bath Robs
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron + ironing board

In-house services

  • Ice machine

More Details

Venue Type Barn, Country house, Historic

Accommodation:

19 bedrooms

Venue Capacity:

The barn is most suited to around 100 up to a maximum of 150.

Other Features:

Sustainability Statement

Year on year we set business goals that include strategies focussed around the following criteria:

  • Removing single use plastics and reducing our use of paper across our business with guests and B2B
  • Constantly review and improve our waste management and recycling strategies, with all staff trained on the importance of recycling
  • Reducing the carbon footprint of our business operation
  • All kitchen food waste is composted
  • All vegetables and some fruits come from our gardens, and meat from our farms
  • We have a pond with a duck and geese habitat, creating a positive ecosystem
  • We source local suppliers wherever possible to reduce food miles
  • We use local contractors wherever possible
  • We have a water borehole on site, only extracting what is needed
  • We use only eco friendly chemicals and cleaning materials
  • Introducing electric car charging stations across our establishments
  • We have a sound limiter in the barn to reduce noise pollution and annoyance to neighbours

Dining Options:

In-house catering using produce grown and reared on the 800-year-old family estate.

Swimming Pool

Outdoor heated pool

Spa

Access to a nearby 'Health Barn'.

Reviews

Anna and Brett
March 17, 2023
The food was amazing
“Thanks again for everything. We spent the whole time during our honeymoon just reminiscing about the wedding and how amazing it was! It really was the best day of our lives and you guys worked so hard – the food was amazing, the service was excellent and the hall, gardens and barn were just perfect. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.”
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Rich and Will
March 17, 2023
Amazing wedding venue
Amazing wedding venue. My husband and I got married here and along with the wedding party stayed over the night before for a meal. The food on both the wedding day and the Friday night meal was incredible. The staff are also so friendly and professional, the whole team at Askham Hall surpassed our expectations in every way. Such an amazing venue, beautifully decorated, with a great mix of history and modern interior design.”
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Danielle and Pete
March 17, 2023
thanks for making the day stress-free!
”We just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts in making our wedding so special, we had a wonderful day. Everything seemed to run incredibly smoothy on the day and throughout the planning due to all your team’s hard work. So thanks for making the day stress-free! All of our guests were really impressed by your service and the venue too. Hopefully, see you when we come back for a visit!” October 2015
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Location

Askham Hall, Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, England CA10 2PF, United Kingdom
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Anna and Brett
March 17, 2023
The food was amazing
“Thanks again for everything. We spent the whole time during our honeymoon just reminiscing about the wedding and how amazing it was! It really was the best day of our lives and you guys worked so hard – the food was amazing, the service was excellent and the hall, gardens and barn were just perfect. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.”
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Rich and Will
March 17, 2023
Amazing wedding venue
Amazing wedding venue. My husband and I got married here and along with the wedding party stayed over the night before for a meal. The food on both the wedding day and the Friday night meal was incredible. The staff are also so friendly and professional, the whole team at Askham Hall surpassed our expectations in every way. Such an amazing venue, beautifully decorated, with a great mix of history and modern interior design.”
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Danielle and Pete
March 17, 2023
thanks for making the day stress-free!
”We just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts in making our wedding so special, we had a wonderful day. Everything seemed to run incredibly smoothy on the day and throughout the planning due to all your team’s hard work. So thanks for making the day stress-free! All of our guests were really impressed by your service and the venue too. Hopefully, see you when we come back for a visit!” October 2015
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