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

We had the most wonderful wedding day at the outstanding Rudby Hall. From the first contact, Sandra has been amazing and so understanding! Her presence over our stay at Rudby was great as we had a point of contact if we needed anything. Angela was also amazing and nothing was too much trouble!! Our guests absolutely fell in love with Rudby Hall and the views surrounding it - it truly was the most magical venue we could have wished for. Having full exclusive use of the grounds was brilliant - we can not recommend it enough!! Thank you so much for everything you have done for my new husband and I, we will forever cherish the 48 hours we spent at Rudby Hall!

Chloe and Andrew

Thank you to everyone at Rudby Hall for making our wedding day so special, especially Carla. We could not recommend the venue highly enough. The attention to detail was fantastic and we could not have hoped for a better day. The O'Kanes x

Grace and Michael

We had the perfect wedding day at Rudby Hall, we couldn't have picked a better venue! Sandra and Carla made us feel very welcoming and we felt right at home! They also have the most brilliant catering team, Andrew and his staff where terrific throughout it all and we can't thank them enough!! The biggest thanks goes to Carla, throughout all the planning she was very professional and made us feel so at ease. Nothing was too much trouble for her to sort and she made the day run so smoothly, I didn't even stress about any wedding stuff because of Carla, she really is amazing!!! Everyone at Rudby Hall made our day extra special and we are so happy we got married there.

Laura & Mark

Me and George just wanted to say a big thank you for hosting our special day and making it the most amazing day possible! We both loved every second 🙂 great venue, great food and extremely attentive and helpful staff! Thank you again, Lauren and George

Mr & Mrs Khutsishvili

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

This venue is just gorgeous, extremely well kept and just diving in every way. Can't wait to come back. Love, Debbie xxx

Debbie Wingham - Celebrity Haute Couturier & Cake Artist

Wonderful venue and amazing time for one and all.

Mr & Mrs Gething

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