Melmerby Hall is a picturesque mansion, nestled within the heart of the Eden Valley and close to the Lake District National Park. A 5* Gold award winning Hall, it contains stunning original features and can be hired exclusively to wedding parties.

Bespoke and unique to you

Unlike some wedding venues, Melmerby Hall does not offer a set of wedding packages. Instead they prefer to provide a very personal and bespoke service to their couples and each wedding is lovingly tailoured to suit.

Wedding weekends are a minimum three nights stay and can include access to a wide range of facilities on the doorstep, such as, St John the Baptist Church and Melmerby Village Hall.

The wedding ceremony

Set within 25 acres of private woodland and dating back to the 1300’s, Melmerby Hall, has five rooms licensed for wedding ceremonies. The Library, Drawing Room, Family Room, Orangery and Formal Dining Room.

For couples who choose to get married at St John the Baptist, situated next to the Hall, there is a popular option for brides to walk through from the Hall’s beautiful walled garden to the church, via a secret door.

Wedding Breakfast and evening reception

There are numerous options for the wedding party to celebrate within the Hall. The formal dining room has seating for up to 24 guests. For slightly larger parties, (45 guests or less), there is an option of hosting a buffet style wedding breakfast. Perfect for more casual or informal style weddings.

For larger parties, a marquee or tipi can be set up within the grounds of the estate.  Many couples also use Melmerby’s village hall, which can cater up to 120 guests and located within easy walking distance.

Guest accommodation

Today, Melmerby Hall belongs to Rowley Estates, of which four generations of the family have own and cared for this beautiful house. Recent renovations have retained the character of the Hall, including oak panelling in the library and a stunning stone fireplace in the dining room.

The Hall itself can accommodate 18 guests in nine bedrooms and together with its adjoining three bedroom Stag Cottage, 24 guests may be accommodated in 12 ensuite bedrooms. There is also the option to hire another cottage set within the former walled orchard garden of Melmerby Hall called Kirkbride Hall. This accommodation, has another four double bedrooms allowing a total of 32 guests to be accommodated at Melmerby Hall and its cottages.

Find out more

For further details about using Melmerby Hall as a wedding venue, please email Christine or Gillian at or visit Melmerby Hall.


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