Heritage and Family

Privately owned by the Johnson and Broome families, Rudby Hall is a historic royal residence built in 1838 for the daughter of King William IV, Lady Amelia Cary and her husband the 10th Viscount Falkland, now available to hire on an exclusive basis of the whole estate for your celebrations and events.

History

In 1837 King William IV gifted each of his children £28,500, which prompted Lady Amelia Cary and her husband to commission a beautiful home from renowned architect Anthony Salvin. Originally named Leven Grove after the previous house located on the land, and then Skutterskelfe Hall in the late 19th century, the Grade II* listed stately home was subsequently renamed Rudby Hall in the 1980s.

The hall has enjoyed a colourful history; remaining in the Falkland family for three generations until 1898, it was later a family residence for several distinguished Yorkshire families, billets for soldiers during the Second World War and the headquarters for a leading international chemical company in the 1980s and 1990s.

Ensuring True Luxury

Sandra and Martin Johnson, who bought the stunning Georgian mansion in 2002, have called it home for more than a decade and a half. Although in beautiful condition, the family undertook a meticulous £400,000 conversion in 2014 to restore the original features of the hall and give it a new lease of life as a luxury venue for weddings, events and private hire. The gates were opened to the public for the first time in Rudby Hall’s 180 year history in August 2014 by the Rt Hon William Hague MP.

With a magnificent hospitality background, Sandra as a Purser Officer and Martin a Captain in the Merchant Navy working on luxury five-star cruise ships for more than 25 years, the couple passionately and personally welcome you to enjoy their home. Under their lead, the friendly and knowledgeable team at Rudby Hall offer the highest level of service and attention to detail, ensuring you and your guests can indulge in true luxury.

Testimonials

Thank you so much for making our wedding outstanding. We have had the most amazing time and the whole weekend was absolutely perfect. Rudby Hall is an exceptional place and we can't wait to return again in the future. Thank you! Lots of happy guests and family members.

Richard & Beth

Dear Sandra, Thank you for making me feel like a princess. We had a truly magical weekend. We couldn't have asked for a better venue! Thank you all so much! x

Dan & Alex

To everyone who worked so hard at Rudby Hall, our very heartfelt wishes and thanks for a perfect weekend.

Jan & Bob Flavell

Thank you for being a great host for my birthday party last night. Was an amazing evening, everyone loved Rudby Hall, food was wonderful, accommodation perfect. Great birthday party!

Heather

To Sandra, Andrew & all of the staff, Thank you so much for making our wedding such a fantastic day – it was everything we could possibly have hoped for!

Sophie & Bob

Great property, well maintained, well managed. Great people & staff, we really enjoyed our time with family and friends. We will come back!

Kalyan

We would just like to say thank you so much for helping us make our wedding day perfect! Everybody had a fantastic weekend, it was amazing arriving the day before and settling in, having the House to ourselves and enjoying the bridal preparations. It made the experience totally stress free. On the morning of the Wedding, the bridal party was looked after fantastically which helped making things more relaxed. we would recommend Rudby Hall to anyone as it would be difficult to find a better place.

Mrs and Mrs Mackfall

Outstanding property and overall a fantastic experience for all of us. Great service and we would love to return, keep it going.

Sudheer Kuppan & Friends

To Sandra & the team, Thank you so much for making Lee & Amy’s wedding such a wonderful and memorable day. The house your support were very much appreciated and we would thoroughly recommend this venue for anybody’s wedding day

Paul & Hilary

Sandra you've been amazing from the start. We couldn't have wished for a more beautiful day, the venue is by far the best and the weather just made it perfect in every way! Thank you for your help and to Nitin, Andrew and the team for making everything run like clockwork, we really didn't have to worry about a thing. The only problem is.....we don't want to leave! Thank you for leaving us with the best memories that we will cherish forever

Emma and Scott