Do you insist on doing all the catering in-house or are there other options?
The catering at Rudby Hall is provided by our exclusive partner, Coghlans. However, we can vet your preferred caterer with a facilitating charge.
Do you cater for different styles of menu such as sit down silver service, buffet, family service, hog roast or BBQ?
Yes, providing food is not served outdoors. Tailor-made fine dining, depending on your preferences, will be created by Coghlans.
Where are reception drinks served?
Following a ceremony in church, you have the option of having reception drinks in The Library, combined with the Entrance Hall and Bar area, which is situated at the foot of the main staircase.
Following a civil ceremony in the Library, reception drinks will be served in the Entrance Hall, Bar area and Lounge. The ceremony chairs will be removed from the Library during the drinks reception, creating additional space to entertain your guests. The Library is also where your evening entertainment will be situated. Guests are also welcome to enjoy reception drinks on the terrace and within the grounds.
Will there be an event manager on hand during the day?
An experienced event coordinator will be on site for the duration of the event.
What shape and size tables do you have for the wedding breakfast, and how many?
We can provide up to 12 round tables that can seat up to 10 guests per table, plus rectangular tables for the top table which sits up to eight guests. We can also look into more bespoke options if required.
Can we see photographs of the Drawing Room set up and dressed for a wedding breakfast?
Yes, photographs are available upon request. Alternatively, visit our Gallery or social media pages.
Is it possible to see the tables, chairs, linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware that would be used?
Yes, our House Butler will show you at your tasting or by separate arrangement.
Can we hire in alternative linen, crockery, glassware, cutlery and/or chairs?
Yes, Rudby Hall is happy to recommend a supplier if required.
Do you provide a cake table, stand and knife?
Do you provide an easel on which we can display our table plan?
Do you supply table number/name stands for the dining tables?
Ideally they should be provided by yourself.
Is there a bar for drinks to be served from or will drinks be served from trays (or both)?
Both, dependent upon the nature of the event and your personal preference.
Is the bar fully stocked or can drinks be brought in by clients?
The bar is fully stocked, staffed and managed by Coghlans. If you have any particular requirements we will do our best to ensure they are fulfilled. We do not permit clients or their guests to consume drinks which they have brought into the house themselves whilst the bar is open.
Do you insist on supplying drinks packages or can we pay corkage and supply our own drinks for the drinks reception, wine for the tables and bubbles for the speeches?
We offer a range of drinks to suit most tastes, besides which we also offer you the option of supplying your own wine, subject to a corkage fee of £20 per bottle which covers the cost associated with the provision of glassware, storing, chilling and serving the drinks.
Besides breakfast for overnight guests, can you cater for dinner the night before and/or a brunch the day following the wedding?
Yes. Coghlans would be delighted to discuss these options with you. There would be an additional cost.