Functions and Events at Alston House

We can cater for a wide range of functions and events including christenings, weddings and funerals. We provide private dining options for friends, families and colleagues. Being located between Penrith and Carlisle we make an ideal, informal meeting point. We also provide unique and bespoke wedding celebrations which are tailored to meet your individual requirements. 

The house café and bar areas are very spacious with views of the fells as well as our own well-tended gardens, which feature secret, secluded areas for unwinding and relaxing.

Call us on 01434 382200 or send an email to

Celebrations & Parties

Hatches, matches and dispatches (and good old fashioned parties)

We can accommodate everything from the smallest, most informal dinner to a party for 80 – 100 guests.

Let us make your event that little bit more special…

Celebrations & Parties at Alston House Hotel
Private dining at Alston House Hotel

Private Dining

Private Dining at Alston House Hotel is the perfect way to mark anniversaries, celebrate achievements, or just have a wonderful time with friends, families and colleagues. You can choose from our extensive menu, featuring locally produced artisan foods, or why not work with owner/chef Mike Allchorne to create a menu that is just right for you.

Meeting Point

Just 35 minutes drive from Penrith, 50 minutes from Carlisle and an hour from Newcastle, Alston House Hotel is your ideal meeting point. We offer free WiFi, comfortable, quiet surroundings, the informality of a bar, or a cafe setting, plus great home cooked light bites and meals.

Alston House Hotel is an ideal meeting point
Wedding Celebrations at Alston House Hotel

Wedding Celebrations

Alston House Hotel is the perfect venue for a perfect wedding. We promise six things to make your wedding special.

  • We don’t forget it’s your day
  • We will listen to what you want, not tell you what you can have
  • We do not force ‘packages’ on you
  • We do not have set menus, we just provide what you want
  • We will give you a unique, bespoke service to meet all of your individual requirements
  • You deal with Carole and Mike Allchorne the hotel owners to plan every last detail