at Askham Hall


Love, laughter and happily ever after

Askham Hall is the perfect place for a wedding, there are plenty of options to suit your budget and requirements.

There are two stunning churches within half a mile, and we are an approved venue for civil ceremonies.

We can provide a really special setting, luxurious accommodation, exquisite food and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Askham Hall is  ideally suited to your party taking all the accommodation in the house for a wedding party using the Bank Barn, as then you can use the reception rooms and lawns for your drinks reception. We generally only allow one or at the most two weddings per week, so that you have time to decorate Bank Barn exactly as you wish and turn it into your dream party venue. We welcome same sex and LGBT weddings.

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Barn wedding venue in the Lake District

Weddings for up to 156 seated people in the barn.

Within the grounds of Askham Hall, our charming Grade II listed Bank Barn has been sympathetically converted into a first class wedding venue with a capacity for up to 156 guests seated and up to 200 guests for the evening.

With original features, bare stone walls and an open beamed oak ceiling together with contemporary lighting, an oak dance floor and large glass doors, Askham Hall really is a special and unique setting for your wedding.

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For weddings of over 156 and up to 320, we have a choice of bespoke options depending on your budget.
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Intimate wedding venue in the Lake District

Weddings for 2 – 40 seated people in the house.

We also offer the perfect environment for smaller weddings. Whether it is a cosy winter wedding in the house or a summer wedding in the garden, we have plenty of options to suit your requirements…

We imagine the perfect intimate wedding involving getting married in the old chapel or the garden pavilion followed by a wedding breakfast in one of the private dining rooms, followed by a party in the medieval hall.

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We wanted to say a massive thank you to all team at Askham Hall for helping us to have the perfect wedding in August last year. There isn’t a single thing that we would change about the weekend. Everything ran so smoothly and we both felt completely relaxed all day. We has a brilliant time and so did all of our guests – everyone commented on how lovely the venue, food and staff were.

Carolyn and AndrewAugust 2015

Thank you for making our daughter’s wedding a perfect day! The service and attention you gave us from our first enquiry was second to none. The food was amazing and delicious we can’t thank you enough.

RuthDecember 2015

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.

Anna and BrettSeptember 2015

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.

Rich and WillJanuary 2016

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!

Danielle and PeteOctober 2015

Thank you for helping us to have an amazing wedding day, … the team looked after us and our guests so well and made us feel so special. It all went so smoothly and was so professionally done right through from the planning 2 years earlier to the breakfast the day after. We could not have asked for anything better! Big thank you also to the kitchen staff- everybody commented on how great the food was! Again, thanks so much for everything.

Clare and Chris

A week later & it all seems like a dream – the most amazing dream ever! I knew Askham was a special place but it exceeded all expectations. Thank you to all of you:what a great team. I have thoroughly enjoyed every little step of the journey with you guys:each visit was always a real treat. Yes, the venue is fantastic but it’s the people who make a place really come to life & Team Askham are superb. All our guests were wowed by it all. There should be a new verb now – to be ‘Askham’d’! I’m sure we’ll be around again soon-wedding or not. Please pass on my thanks to all of the team. Merci beaucoup!!


We just want to say a huge thank you to all of the Askham Hall staff for making our wedding so wonderful! We wish we could do it all again! Keep doing an amazing job.

Claire and JoeDecember 2016

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”

Audrey Hepburn