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Weddings at Allan Bank

A bride looking out at the view of Grasmere lake at Allan Bank
The views of Grasmere lake from the grounds at Allan Bank are show stopping at any time of year | © Orange Ivy Photography

Perched on the hill above Grasmere, Allan Bank house sits within romantic 19th century wooded pleasure grounds with inspiring lake and mountain views. From here, it’s easy to see why Wordsworth called Grasmere ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’ and what better place to host your Lakeland wedding.

Congratulations on your engagement, we’re delighted that you’re interested in spending your special day at Allan Bank, surrounded by art and nature in the Lake District.

A creative wedding venue

Allan Bank is opening its doors to happy couples from around the globe, ready to host a joyous 'DIY' style celebration surrounded by art and nature. This space is flexible and quirky with indoor and outdoor options. For small elopement style events it's possible to book a room for a few hours. The team is knowledgeable and professional and keen to help you plan your event.

A bride walking up the staircase at Allan Bank in Grasmere
The giant murals on the walls change every couple of years at Allan Bank | © Orange Ivy Photography

Once home to William Wordsworth, Allan Bank is a historic villa that combines a small, informal art gallery with a giant indoor mural space – it’s a place for artists to explore nature, with plenty of space to sit and enjoy the views. This isn’t a typical National Trust house, its collection of rooms are only partially decorated and ready for your visitors to roam and use as they wish.

Outdoors the informal garden and woodland walk offer inspiring lake and mountain views with historic features, bothy and kitchen garden. The newly restored Billiard Room, a picturesque pavilion built in 1836, features original stained glass windows and could host up to 70 guests for a ceremony.

The billiard room at Allan Bank set up for a wedding
The Billiard Room at Allan Bank can host up to 70 guests for your special day | © Orange Ivy Photography

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss your requirements, request a brochure or book a visit with Annabel, our Weddings Manager, please drop us an email. We’re here to help you every step of the way, right up to the big day. For more information take a look at Weddings By Annabel.

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