Knipe Hall Askham - Cumbria

Knipe Hall is an early 17th century, Grade II-Listed period farmhouse with purposefully-converted Dairy & Barn, set within three acres of private gardens overlooking the Lowther Valley.

The Old Dairy

Licensed Ceremony room, seating up to 110 guests. Starting as a blank canvas, you have the autonomy to decorate the room as you wish. The room is then relayed by our staff, ready for your Wedding Breakfast.
  • Seating up to 110 people depending on table plan using lime-washed Chivari chairs with ivory seat pads.
  • 11x 5" round tables, 3x 6" rectangular and 3x 4" rectangular tables as well as a 90x90cm cake table are available for you to use as needed.
  • Table cloths, napkins, crockery, cutlery and glasses are all provided as part of our catering service.

The Barn

A large room, perfect for your evening function. The fully-stocked bar is to the rear, leaving plenty of space for dancing.
  • Decorate the room as you wish - introduce your own style or theme.
  • Doors to the side lead out to the patio and garden.

Outside Space

3 Acres of private gardens for you to use for your reception drinks with outdoor bench seating.

The gardens benefit from the afternoon sun making it amazing space to gather for photos, enjoy the tranquillity and perhaps introduce a few games or activities! You are free to decorate the outside areas as you wish.

Superb photo opportunities to capture your amazing moments.

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The House

Sleeping up to 12 people you can accommodate friends and family onsite, making Knipe Hall an ideal venue for an all-in-one package.
Original spiral stone stair-case
Master Bedroom with en suite bathroom
Galleried dining room with fireplace
Cozy lounge with woodburner
8 Spacious bedrooms, some-of-which can be twins or doubles
Period features
Farm-style kitchen with AGA

Knipe Hall Floor Plan

Our attitude to wedding receptions is very relaxed as primarily we own a unique property that we have adapted with flexibility in mind.

Key Points

  • Location: Knipe Hall is situated inside the National Park only 7 miles from J39 M6 within the Lowther Valley.
  • Additional accommodation for up to 56 guests can be provided at our other properties The Mardale @ Bampton, which sleeps 14 and They Greyhound @ Shap which sleeps 42.
  • Transport is provided free of charge when block-booking all the rooms at both The Mardale & The Greyhound.
  • Venue hire: Includes exclusive use of Knipe Hall (sleeping 12+) for either the whole weekend (Fri-Mon) or midweek (Mon –Fri), and also includes The Party Barn and The Old Dairy.
  • Catering & Drinks: We have an experienced catering team led by Head Chef Johnnie and his Daughter Jess, both have extensive experience catering for weddings. You entire food and beverage requirements, including your reception drinks, will be catered by our dedicated team.
  • Drinks: Our fully-stocked cash bar will be open throughout the day for your guests. We will also provide the wine for your tables during the course of your wedding breakfast, however, you do have the option to bring your wine if you wish for a small corkage charge of £2.50 per bottle.

If you would like to view the property or discuss your ideas, then please call on 01931-599990 or email weddings@knipehall.co.uk.


Photos courtesy of Tiree Dawson Photography and Chris Jones Photography

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