The Setting

The Malabar is enveloped by the spectacular Howgill Fells on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside. You and your guests will have unspoilt views over fields and valleys as the sun sets against this wild backdrop.

Enjoy an intimate celebration for up to 30 guests in their award winning accommodation, or gather a larger group in a bespoke tipi or marquee in their top field and party around a fire pit beneath the stars.

They can accommodate a bridal party of up to 16 guests at The Malabar and transport (in a vintage Cumbrian bus if you like) can be arranged for your guests from Sedbergh (2 miles away), Kirkby Lonsdale (9 miles away) or Kendal (9 miles away).

The Vibe

The Malabar is a warm and relaxed place with the comforts of home and the style and luxury of a small hotel.

Originally a huge hayloft/dairy/bank barn it now houses 6 huge bedrooms and large living spaces furnished with pieces with Indian and Far Eastern influences which marry perfectly with the original features of this listed building. It is a grand but rustic place which can be styled to each bride’s liking.

Their recommended tipi and marquee suppliers offer a wide range of tents according to your needs. They also have a planner who will work closely with you and tailor your day just as you want it.