Askham Hall


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

Opened in 2014 with 15 bedrooms, a restaurant, private gardens, spa, wedding barn, medieval hall and outdoor pavilion. Is it style? Luxurious, intimate, unpretentious, up-to-date and full of charm. There are also two stunning churches nearby.


Winner of Cumbria Tourism’s ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ and North West Wedding Awards ‘Best Venue Cumbria’ 2016, and also Cumbria Tourism’s ‘Guest Accommodation of the Year’ 2016 and ‘Taste Experience’ 2015.

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.

Barn weddings 2018

10% off any remaining dates in 2018. We have two weekends which are 24 November and 15 December. We also have New Year's Eve and a range of mid-week dates, including some in the summer holidays.

On Sunday 11 November we are holding a wedding open afternoon, from 1 - 4pm. A chance to meet the staff, view the facilities and see Bank Barn set up for a wedding. The fabulous Tebbey & Co. and Narrative Event Hire will be styling our barn and the talented Katie from Made in Flowers will be adding her gorgeous floral touches! There will be group show arounds throughout the afternoon and if course our friendly weddings team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Free entry and no need to book. We hope to see you there!

Additional Information

Venue Type: Wedding barn and Medieval hall and outdoor pavilion. It's style? Luxurious, intimate

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

Accommodation: 15 bedrooms

Spa Tucked away between the Lake District fells and the Pennines, Askham Hall comes complete with a new indulgent spa exclusively available for those staying overnight.


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

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3 Reviews
Danielle and Pete
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

July 2016

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Rich and Will
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.” January 2016

July 2016

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Anna and Brett
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.” September 2015

July 2016

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