Some of the best barn venues in the Lake District and Cumbria
(curated by a wedding photographer who adores barn weddings!)
With such a rich a rich history of farming in agriculture, you don’t have to venture far into the Lakeland countryside to find endless stone barns, and it’s really no surprise that there are plenty of barn wedding venues in the Lake District and Cumbria to chose from. Lovingly restored but maintaining their rustic charm, barns make the perfect wedding venue for couples looking for a blank canvas space that is whimsical, romantic and often perfectly secluded in acres of surrounding farm land, allowing privacy for you and your guests.
If a barn wedding venue is that you’re searching for, it’s well worth considering extending your search a little wider than the Lake District alone; the Eden Valley offers some beautiful barn venues with stunning Pennine back drops for those who still want the mountainous vistas the Lake District may offer.
Long Acre Barn held its first wedding in 2020 and is a real little known gem of a wedding venue in Kings Meaburn near Penrith in the Eden Valley. It boasts a lovingly restored barn, Land Rover transport hire if desired, a gorgeous suite for your wedding morning preparations with a copper roll top bath and wonderful views of the Pennine Hills in the distance. If festoon lit walkways and a DIY wedding are you bag, Long Acre Barn is well worth considering as your wedding venue.
Check out Abi + Eliot’s wedding for more inspo.
Askham Hall offers you stately home luxury AND whimsical stone barn vibes set in beautifully manicured grounds with lots of accommodation on site. Your wedding breakfast is prepared in a Michelin Star kitchen which is certain to be a crown pleaser. It boasts indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies on site and Askham church is just a short walk away in the village with additional accommodation available too.
Check out Penny + Freddie’s wedding for more inspo.
Eden Barn sits conveniently between Kirkby Stephen and Appleby in the Eden Valley in Cumbria. I can walk there from home, as it’s my most local wedding venue. A gorgeous family run business with plenty of space for you to get ready on site in the morning, the barns really have retained their rustic glory. Outdoor ceremonies are an option at Eden Barn, and they can accommodation nearly 150 guests by day and 200 by night.
A total blank canvas venue near Kendal looking over the Lyth Valley who truly allow your to shape your day however you like. You’re completely at liberty to choose all your own suppliers at Paddock Barn, right down to the catering. The barns are cosy with log burning stoves and the grounds offer a real variety of backdrops for your portraits; shelter in the woodland or embrace with expansive views over the valley.
We absolutely loved Low Hall and desperately wanted to book it for our wedding, but we couldn’t make the dates line up! Nestled up in the Northern Lakes, not far from Loweswater, Francesca and Ben have poured buckets of love into restoring the Loveable Old Barn to it’s former glory and the accommodation on site in the farm house is gorgeous, decorated in rich colours. It’s also the perfect venue for a tiny, intimate wedding, with your ceremony in the library by the fire; it doesn’t get more romantic than that!
Stunning scenery in the most beautiful park of the UK
Of course this is just scratching the surface of barn wedding venues in Cumbria and the Lake District. Are you getting married in one not listed here and searching for your photographer? I’d love to be involved, get in touch for more info.