P.O.A
Up to 140
On-Site
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
A unique chic venue with a modern contemporary feel coupled with ancient beams and stone. We tailor make your special day to suit your requirements.
Pricing & Costs
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
140
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
We are a “hidden gem” set amid the North Cumbrian Countryside that guarantees to provide your dream day…….whatever that may be!! Skitby is an award winning venue that is licensed for Civil ceremonies and offers venue exclusivity to all of its couples. As Well as this we have beautiful grounds and gardens and a designated member of the team on hand throughout the day! We are a beautiful venue as our guests inform us “filled with fun, love and twinkly lights” From the point of viewing Skitby for the very first time we create a relaxed and flexible environment for our couples. Our flexible approach to our menus and ideas means that our couples do not need to compromise their outlook on their dream day; we do our very best to make sure their visions become a reality. We offer a very personal and bespoke wedding planning experience as we view the planning process as an exciting adventure we are travelling on along side each couple as they begin their “happily ever after!” Hosting your special day at Skitby we promise will be the Best Day Ever!!!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
35
Reviews
(48)
Michelle and Claire
Married in September 2019
June 2016
Wedding Venue = AMAZING!!
We can not thank you all enough for making our wedding day so special. Right from the start when we first went down to view Skitby House to leaving at the end of the night , Katherine and her staff were amazing. Katherine is both professional and knowledgeable. She can read her clients well as to their styles and needs. Any suggestions she makes are made with the intention of making your day the best it can possibly be. Arranging and communicating with her is easy and stress free. Keeping our secrets and surprises that both Claire and I had (and believe me we had a few!) and helping out to make sure when our surprises happened it all went well. The staff at Skitby House were all professional, attentive and friendly towards us and our guests making them feel at home. On the day, 21st September 2019, they truly pushed the boat out, serving drinks and beautiful food. Going around all our guests making sure they where all ok. I loved it when we made the train and had to tag people into ours and I tagged a few of the staff and they all said 'we can't as we are working' but yet with my cheeky smile and telling them it's my day so join in they all did helping me win the longest train haha. Our DJ, Simon Vogt (All Star Disco), also had a surprise of his own for us and when the glitter bomb went off it lifted the atmosphere to a whole new level. As Katherine came out to sweep it all up (health and safety and all that jazz), Claire took the brush off her (reluctantly she let it go) and I got one from the staff and everyone clapped and watched as we danced and tried to sweep the floor the roof was lifted with the cheers and laughter. The grounds around Skitby House are just perfect and picturesque for getting the photos for memories and for just getting 5 minutes time out. The building is beautiful and very pretty both inside and out. We highly recommend this as a venue for all occasions. P.S. Check out there Sunday lunches, mid week menu and teas! Their service and food is of the exact same high standard! Fabulous!!
Mandy and CJ
Married in August 2019
June 2016
A day to remember!!
Thank you so much for helping us with our sons Christening / surprise wedding day, you made everything so easy and so special for us. A day to remember fir us and all of our family for sure....Surprise!!!!
Claire and Stu Tulip
Married in August 2019
June 2016
We have made friends for life!!
Thank you for everything you have all done for us to make our wedding day the most amazing day. From the very first meeting to the day itself you put us both at ease and nothing was any trouble to you including the Caribbean theme. All of our guests have complimented on how amazing all the food was and just how amazing Skitby is. We certainly have made friends for life!!
Emma and Carl "Mr and Mrs Robson"
Married in July 2019
June 2016
Skitby....A stunning venue
Thank you for all of your help and support throughout the planning of our dream wedding. From our first meeting to the day itself you have been absolutely fantastic. All our guests commented on how amazing the food was, some are still talking about the canapes. Skitby is a stunning venue and you truly deserve recognition. We could not have asked for a more beautiful setting for our reception. We had the perfect day and cannot wait to come back soon
Sarah and Mathew
Married in April 2019
June 2016
Amazing atmosphere
Thank you all so much for everything you did for our wedding. The effort you put in was amazing and thank you for helping us really have the perfect day. The decoration, food and atmosphere was amazing. Our friends and family have all complimented how beautiful Skitby is and how wonderful the food is.
Hannah and Jordan
Married in April 2019
June 2016
Attention to detail
Thank you so much for the fantastic service we received from you all from to start to finish for our wedding. Everything went amazingly and that was down to your perfect service and attention to detail.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Skitby House, Kirklinton, Cumbria, CA6 6DL, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Carlisle

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 44

Nearest Train Station

Carlisle

Nearest Airport

Carlisle Airport

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FAQ
(4)

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Homely, warming, friendly, cosy,

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Meadow - Perfect at that Golden hour

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Tara Palmer Tomkinson

What’s your favourite canapé?

Brie and red onion chutney Filo tarts