New House Farm is a historic guest house wedding venue surrounded by scenic views in Lorton Valley, Cumbria.
This stunning property was built in 1650 and has retained many original features, which when combined with elegant modern touches offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for soon to be wed couples. Here you can enjoy the day of your dreams within a beautiful, fairytale setting.
The area has some of the most stunning scenery and views in the country. The view looking towards Crummock Water, with High Stile and Red Pike towering in the distance is spectacular. A walk around Crummock Water or Buttermere Lake reveals some of the best valley views in the Lake District. Scale Force is a spectacular waterfall and can be seen on a pleasant walk from Buttermere village, or as part of a longer walk around Crummock Water.
New House Farm provides a picturesque location for couples to host a heartfelt wedding ceremony.
This ancient barn is suitable for up to 130 guests and has been expertly restored and features original exposed wood beams and traditional touches to enhance the ambience of your special day. For those wishing to host a more intimate celebration, the country house itself can be utilised for ceremonies of up to 20 people.
Afterwards, guests can enjoy a relaxed drinks reception in the open air. The surrounding scenery of this property provides a breathtaking backdrop for wedding photos while your guests sip champagne and mingle. Wedding receptions are held in The Hayloft, an original Lakeland barn which has been restored to the highest standards with traditional materials. Bright and airy with a graceful combination of rustic chic and modern facilities the oak beams are offset by the natural exposed stone walls. The charm of The Hayloft is in its versatility. It can be decorated according to your own personal taste – anything from bunting to drapes, fairy lights to pretty candles.
The Cart Shed, with its fully glazed gable end and uninterrupted views looking towards Buttermere and Haystacks, is the perfect room in which to hold your wedding ceremony or drinks reception. This space has its own bar and features a huge sandstone fireplace where welcoming fires roar on colder days. Together with stunning views and photographic opportunities all year round, it is also ideal for smaller, more intimate weddings.
The Milking Parlour, situated just across the cobbled yard from the main house, can cater for a sit down celebration of up to 16 or an informal gathering of up to 30. A huge fire sits in one corner ready to roar into action on colder days, and on sunny days there can be nothing nicer than to sit outside in the Old Midden, gazing out towards Low Fell and the incredible surrounding views.
Those choosing to hold their special day at New House Farm will have access to the country house and its five luxury en-suite guest rooms as part of their wedding rental. Extra accommodation can be found for all your guests within a 6 mile radius of the venue – just ask and the team will be happy to recommend.
As every wedding at New House Farm is unique, they have a diverse range of preferred caterers, which they are happy to individually recommend depending on your chosen theme. With their experienced approach to planning your menu, producing fantastic catering on the day is assured. A range of bar services is also available on-site for your convenience. The team at New House Farm are happy to provide a list of tried and trusted suppliers that can assist in creating an unforgettable wedding celebration for you and your guests.
The Hayloft has a capacity of up to 130 guests whilst The Cart Shed, together with The Milking Parlour are available for exclusive use Sunday to Thursday, for smaller events up to 60 people.
We have an extensive list of suppliers and services from chefs to florists, from photographers to wedding transport with whom we have worked hard to make lasting connections, ensuring that your day runs smoothly.
New House Farm is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and the registrars now offer a bespoke wedding ceremony package to include outdoor ceremonies.
Yes, the Main House and the Milking Parlour are also registered for smaller weddings of up to 16 guests.
New House Farm has five luxury bed and breakfast rooms hosting up to 10 guests on site.
Our venue is perfectly located so there's an abundance of pubs, hotels, B&Bs, and self catering cottages near by for you and your guests to choose from. We are always happy to offer our personal recommendations.