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.


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.


Thank you so much for making Maria & Toby's day so special. The service and food were exceptional. Their final comment was that it was way beyond their expectations of the day (which were high to start with!). The guests all said they were thoroughly spoiled - which is just what we'd hoped for! Thank you! x

Sue, Finn, Maria & Toby

Thank you for everything and making our wedding day the best day of our lives! From the moment we first stepped into Rudby Hall, we fell in love and could not have picked a more amazing venue for our special day. Sandra, you have been amazing from day one, nothing was ever too much trouble and I never had to worry about a thing. We hope to be able to come back and visit soon.

Emma & Steven

I am still basking in the aftermath of my magical 60th birthday celebrations held at Rudby Hall. It was a pleasure to deal with Sandra and Andrew leading up to the event. Along with our guests, we felt hugely looked after and very welcome. The house is grand and cosy at the same time. Quite an achievement. I would not hesitate in recommending Rudby Hall as a fabulous venue – whatever you are celebrating.

Jane & Tony Rieger

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

Thank you so so much for our extremely special big day, you have been wonderful throughout the last 18 months of planning and our day was everything we could ever have and hoped for and more! All our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and said how gorgeous the venue was. The perfect place for our perfect day!. Thank you again

Claire and Matt

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