£48 - £66 for Venue Hire
Up to 32
16 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
We are open for weddings in 2020 and beyond. Please feel free to get in touch! Thank you Christine and Charlie and all of us at The Rowley Estates
This beautiful hall is perfect for weddings and guest accommodation means up to 32 people can stay the night!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£48
Maximum Price
£66
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Guest accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
32
Reception Capacity
120
No. of Bedrooms
16
Sleeps No. of People
32
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
04:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
10:00 AM

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
After it became an authorised venue, we have started offering wedding breaks at Melmerby Hall over the last year or so but have not started to advertise this on a wider scale basis and we do not have a standard brochure, nor are we really sure that we would like to have such a thing, as we do not see ourselves as offering a set of standard wedding packages. We do not anticipate becoming a major commercial wedding venue preferring instead to remain more personal and smaller scale in terms of numbers of weddings. We offer wedding breaks with a minimum of a three night stay at Melmerby Hall and do not offer single night bookings. Melmerby Hall is 5* rated by Visit England and has also won a Gold Award for outstanding quality in all areas, particularly with respect to guest service.  The Hall accommodates 18 guests in nine bedrooms and, together with its adjoining three bedroom cottage called Stag Cottage, 24 guests may be accommodated in 12 ensuite bedrooms. We also have another cottage set within the former walled orchard garden of Melmerby Hall called Kirkbride Hall which has another four double bedrooms allowing a total of 32 guests to be accommodated at Melmerby Hall and its cottages. We have an archery lawn in the gardens which is well suited to a marquee or tipis. Smaller parties can be easily accommodated in the four main reception rooms all of which interconnect (the Georgian Drawing Room, the oak panelled Library, the formal Dining Room and the family Living Room). Melmerby Hall is set within 25 acres of our private woodland & is walking distance to the village of Melmerby which has our local pub, The Shepherd's Inn, a village shop, a little antiques shop and The Old Village Bakery which serves breakfasts, lunches, coffees, homemade bread and cakes and has a lovely ladies fashion, interior and gift shop upstairs called 'Hollberrie' which is definitely worth a visit to support local independent retailing! 

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Christine
The Rowley Estates at Melmerby Hall will be delighted to host your Wedding and Celebrations. You can choose a Civil Ceremony or you can walk through our extensive grounds to the adjoining Church of St John's the Baptist. You can host a small wedding reception in Melmerby Hall or a larger wedding with a marquee/tipi/stretch tent or host a large reception in Melmerby Village Hall which is situated just outside of the entrance to Melmerby Hall. It's the perfect bespoke Country Village Wedding.

Experience

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Reviews
(8)
(8)
Kirsty & Peter
Married in November 2018
October 2017
Melmerby Hall so relaxed and memorable
Married life is wonderful, thank you. We are so pleased that you like our pictures. We can’t thank you all enough for helping to make our weekend at Melmerby Hall so relaxed and memorable. We couldn’t have chosen a better place to be celebrate our marriage. Best wishes and kind regards, Kirsty and Peter
TripAdvisor
Wedding: February 2018
October 2017
Beautiful & Comfortable House
Beautiful & comfortable house!” Reviewed 4 February 2018 for a stay in January 2018 Melmerby Hall is a lovely large house - well equipped, spacious, comfortable & beautiful with a large garden with different areas to it & a gate leading straight into a woodland walk with a river. There were 20 of us - 14 adults & 6 children - plus our Border Terrier. There were plenty of social areas so that you could be part of the social bustle or relax in a quiet room with a roaring fire & a good book. There are plenty of walks straight from the house & a pub in the village. The kitchen had everything you need to cater/cook for large groups. All you need to bring is your own food & drink. The Master Suite was lovely although the interconnecting bedrooms did not suit our particular group - but it still worked out fine as the second bedroom had its own private entrance & outside staircase. We all had an amazing, wonderful weekend & we would love to return.
TripAdvisor
Wedding: January 2018
October 2017
Amazing
“Amazing” Reviewed 24 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018 This is the second time we have stayed at Melmerby Hall and we would definatly stay again! Some pictures don’t do it enough justice, it’s stunning! There a loads of walks around the area too and also pubs to eat and drink at, 5 stars once again, would recommend to anyone!
TripAdvisor
Wedding: November 2017
October 2017
Beautiful and Comfortable House
Beautiful and comfortable country house” Reviewed 23 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017 The location is beautiful, the hall and stag cottage are both very comfortable and well equipped. It is a great location for a celebration or family get together. The village offers a lovely cafe combined with boutique (including fresh bread), village pub and toy shop. We also took the opportunity to book a hot tub which was delivered ready for our arrival. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would have no qualms in recommending this property for a memorable stay.
Olivia & Ben
Married in October 2017
October 2017
Fabulous Wedding Weekend Away
We booked Melmerby Hall, Stag Cottage and Kirkbride Hall out for our Wedding weekend. Everything was fantastic! Christine, Gillian and Jilly were all so friendly and helpful when we were booking and making arrangements. The rooms were all immaculately clean and very comfortable, the kitchens amazingly stocked and the house as a whole felt like a home from home. We had great walks around the beautiful house grounds and in the surrounding countryside, followed by excellent food at the pub and cafe in the village which are only a few minutes walk away from the house. I would recommend this hall to anyone and certainly hope to return.
TripAdvisor
Married in October 2017
October 2017
Fabulous Wedding Weekend Away
“Fabulous Wedding Weekend Away” Reviewed 29 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017 We booked Melmerby Hall, Stag Cottage and Kirkbride Hall out for our Wedding weekend. Everything was fantastic! Christine, Gillian and Jilly were all so friendly and helpful when we were booking and making arrangements. The rooms were all immaculately clean and very comfortable, the kitchens amazingly stocked and the house as a whole felt like a home from home. We had great walks around the beautiful house grounds and in the surrounding countryside, followed by excellent food at the pub and cafe in the village which are only a few minutes walk away from the house. I would recommend this hall to anyone and certainly hope to return.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Melmerby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1HB, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Penrith

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6 J40

Nearest Train Station

Penrith Train Station - mainline Langwathby - Settle to Carlisle

Nearest Airport

Newcastle or Manchester

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FAQ
(7)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All our Weddings are individual to each couple

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't stress just book great suppliers whom we recommend and then relax

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Each of our Weddings have had something unique and special

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Country - Luxury - Bespoke - Relaxed - Holiday

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are plenty of choices from our extensive grounds to the beautiful house you really can't go wrong

What is your venue's most unique feature?

It's a holiday with your family & friends and you just happen to get married in the middle

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The stunning Halls and Cottages located in the beautiful Cumbrian Countryside