Historic Askham Hall is a distinctly different place to say ‘I do’. Sitting on the edge of the Lake District, this grade I listed hideaway dates back to the late 1200s and is the former family home of the Earls of Lonsdale.
As well as a stunning Barn and a Medieval Hall, there is a Pavilion in the Grade II listed gardens, as well as a Gypsy Caravan for couples to sign the register. All set amid 12 acre gardens boasting an orchard, formal lawns and a double herbaceous border. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the River Lowther and surrounding countryside.
The Grade II listed Bank Barn has been sympathetically converted and has capacity for 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 a wedding reception all year round.
Askham Hall offers wedding menus bursting with seasonal style and ingredients straight off the Lowther family estate, has two stunning churches nearly and is licensed for civil ceremonies.
With 18 unique bedrooms and a spa lap up the unpretentious luxury of this 13th Century retreat.
Winners of Cumbria Tourism's 'Wedding Venue of the Year' and North West Wedding Awards 'Best Venue Cumbria' 2016; Cumbria Tourism's 'Guest Accommodation of the Year' 2016; Cumbria Life Food & Drink awards 'Oustanding Service Award' 2016 and Cumbria Tourism's 'Taste' award 2017 and 2015.
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.
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.