Looking for a wedding venue in Carlisle ? Once an old post office and one of Carlisle’s most celebrated Edwardian buildings, The Halston has 5 unique wedding spaces that allow you to put your stamp on your big day.

Whether you’re looking for a ceremony venue in the centre of Carlisle, a quirky space for an intimate wedding, a place to celebrate with your long list of guests or a first class honeymoon suite, The Halston makes dream days an affordable reality. Flexible, modern spaces with lovingly restored architectural features are the order of the day. Custom lighting, menus and city backgrounds add to a cool luxe vibe. Offering a superior quality of food, drink, accommodation, service and style a Halston wedding will be sure to wow your guests.

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We do your “I do’s”! Our choice of 5 spaces are all licensed for civil ceremonies. Thanks to our city centre location we are perfectly situated for easy guest access whilst our variety of wedding spaces allow you to carry out your big day all under one gorgeous roof.

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Our spectacular venue is the perfect place for your wedding breakfast. A red carpet entrance? Canape and fizz welcome? 3 course meal? Or street food & bacon butties? We can tailor your day to your way.

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If a great, big party is what you’re after we have the space for you. Our flexible spaces can accommodate up to 400 guests (standing). With moveable dancefloor, twinkly fairy lights, mood lighting and a variety of catering options available The Halston is the perfect place to celebrate in style.

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Bigger doesn’t always have to mean better. If your focus is quality over quantity The Library and Bartons Yard are an ideal option. Go for a traditional food offering or try something a little different with our wedding afternoon tea menu.

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Prepare for your big day in the comfort of one our luxury apartments. Our penthouse apartments are roomy enough to fit you and your core wedding crew. Large living spaces filled with gorgeous natural light, FULL LENGTH mirrors and space for hairdressers & make up artists make it the perfect option to get ready in peace.

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    Our wedding menus are carefully curated by our team of talented chefs. Whether it’s a traditional three course wedding breakfast you’re after or street food style options with a twist make your enquiry today and we can send you menu options to suit your budget and style.

    Our bars come fully stocked with reasonably priced soft and alcoholic drinks as well as an extensive wine & Champagne menu. Corkage charges apply if you wish to bring your own wine or Champagne. After something special? Our bar team can create your very own personalised cocktail to offer guests upon arrival.


    The hire of our white linen is always included in our wedding breakfast quotes. White not your colour? We can provide any colour of linen at your request. Additional charges may apply. All our crockery is Villeroy & Boch.


    Take advantage of our complimentary wedding night stay in one of our luxury apartments* Ask your wedding coordinator for more details. With 22 luxury apartments onsite there’s plenty of space for travelling friends, aunts, uncles & second cousins once removed. Choose from pocket friendly studio to 2 bedroom penthouses. Wedding guests receive a special discounted room rate. *T&Cs apply


    Exclusive hire is available. Contact our wedding team events@thehalston.com or 01228 210 240 for more info.


    There are plenty of parking facilities in the area. The nearest car park is The Halston Lonsdale which is located at 2 Cecil Street. Charges are approximately £16 per 24hr. Hotel residents receive a 20% discount at The Halston Lonsdale car park during their stay.


    Historical city views taken from our secret staircase, quaint cobbled streets or stunning natural scenery as a backdrop. We know all the best spots to get your best shots! Our wedding experts can show you the best places to make those beautiful memories. Scroll through our gallery to get the ultimate wedding inspo or ask your wedding coordinator for more info.


    Email events@thehalston.com to ask about our recommended suppliers. The images on this page have kindly been supplied by some our of fave photographers and couples. We’d like to thank them for sharing the love!


    Choose The Halston as your venue and accommodation and benefit from complimentary use of our Library space for the morning after. Gather your friends and family over eggs, bacon and fresh coffee and enjoy a proper newly wed breakfast with your favourite folk.


    Prosecco Afternoon Tea with the gang? Cocktail masterclass with the crew? Or a spa weekend and stay? We’ve got your bridal shower covered. Drop hints to your person of honour now.


    Escape to nature and head to one of the romantic log cabins at Liddel Water Lodges. Just 20 mins drive away from The Halston.

We had the best night celebrating our wedding party with 110 friends and family and The Halston was the perfect venue. The food, atmosphere and attention to detail were outstanding - the room looked beautiful and all our guests were very happy. Adam & Marta


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