Nestled at the southern tip of the south Lake District, Abbey House Hotel, which has won The Best Wedding Venue in Cumbria 3 years in a row and been nominated again for 2014, offers the perfect venue for your wedding. Behind the imposing sandstone wall lies one of the Lake Districts best kept secrets and one of the most romantic venues in the area. As you sweep into the courtyard, the hotel takes your breath away with its dramatic facade and beautiful gardens. Set in 14 acres of stunning gardens and grounds, Abbey House Hotel is an ideal setting for your wedding and a picture perfect location for your big day.
Designed by world renowned architect Sir Edward Lutyens, Abbey House Hotel, now in its centenary year is undergoing a substantial refurbishment programme. Investing over £2.2M during 2014 & 2015, reinforcing its position as the Best Hotel & Wedding Venue in Cumbria.
The first phase of the project will see 26 bedrooms and 3 function rooms completely redeveloped. The hotel entrance and reception area will also see changes, bringing a fresh welcome in our traditional Lutyens surroundings.
Alongside these renovations, a new bar and dining concept is being introduced, welcoming ‘Oscar’s’. A brand new restaurant and bar, beautifully decorated with a contemporary and current feel, in a setting bursting with character and history. To accompany the changes, a new menu has been designed by our recently recruited award-winning chef. All food is from the local area, and freshly prepared and cooked to order. To complement this new dining concept, an extensive range of beers, wines and cocktails will also be available from our highly trained bar staff.
Over the course of 2013 Abbey House were proud to be a fund raiser for St. Marys Hospice raising a substantial amount of funds through various projects at the hotel. On the 2nd January 2014 all of the furniture from the 26 bedrooms that are now being developed were donated to St, Marys which will hopefully raise in excess of £5000 for their ongoing concerns and we are very proud to be able to help in such an effective way.
The first phase of refurbishment is on course to finish mid-March 2014 with the second phase beginning in January 2015.The Second Phase will see redevelopment of the extension, originally opened in 2001, take place with a further 30 bedrooms and the largest of our function suites seeing redevelopment.
As a Lake District wedding venue, we are proud to boast that Abbey House Hotel and Gardens has some of the best facilities in South Lake District, Cumbria. Striving to constantly improve our services, we are excited to share the changes made, to further distinguish our hotel as one of the best in the North West.
The hotel is easily accessible from the motorway network, just 40 minutes from J36 on the M6. It is the perfect venue to celebrate in with family and friends and for anyone travelling by train, the station is only 5 minutes away.
Please call the hotel on 01229 838282 if you would like to make an appointment to view our facilities or by all means drop us a line at The Abbey House Hotel, Abbey Road, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria LA13 0PA.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family in the future.