Rudby Hall’s Generous Support for The Prince’s Trust

The owners of Rudby Hall are delighted to announce their generous support for The Prince’s Trust at its prestigious annual business dinner in Newcastle within March.    

The renowned fundraising event, which will be attended by hundreds of guests including broadcaster and former cabinet member Michael Portillo as the headline speaker, will help to raise money to support local disadvantaged young people.

Rudby Hall has generously donated a luxurious five-star auction prize for the entire use of the exquisite country mansion with a three-course private dining experience and overnight stay for up to twenty-six guests in all the 13 bedroom suites.

The auction winner will uniquely enjoy the former royal residence built in 1838, including all bedrooms and the extensive grounds which overlook the stunning North York Moors, for an intimate experience with their selected guests.

Established by Prince Charles in 1976, the charity runs a range of training programmes, mentoring support and financial grants to build the confidence and motivation of disadvantaged young people.  Each year The Prince’s Trust works with more than 60,000 young people, with around 80% moving on to employment, education, training and volunteering.

Owner Sandra Johnson, said: “We are honoured to be supporting the incredible work The Prince’s Trust does to support young people, not only in region but also throughout the country.  The annual fundraising dinner is a fantastic celebration of the work the charity does and also a unique opportunity for us to give back to the community.”

The fundraising event will be held at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on March 31st 2017. 

Historic Royal Residence Announces Coghlans at Rudby Hall

Former royal residence Rudby Hall has reinforced its reputation as Yorkshire’s most luxurious private venue for extended weddings, prestigious events and private hire with the appointment of opulent fine dining specialist Coghlans at Rudby Hall.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the five-star hospitality industry the Richmond-based business, led by Janet and Andrew Coghlan, has been named the country hall’s butler service.    

The appointment at Rudby Hall - built in 1838 for the daughter of King William IV, Lady Amelia Cary and her husband the 10th Viscount Falkland – is part of the award-winning venue’s personal and bespoke commitment to its guests.   

Together with their personal house butler, bridal couples and private event hosts are encouraged to design and create a dining experience tailor-made exclusively to their tastes and preferences; in addition to every other detail of their stay and occasion with the Rudby Hall team.  

The Grade II* listed country home, which is privately owned and managed by Sandra and Martin Johnson, is nestled within ten acres of secluded grounds overlooking the North York Moors, close to the village of Hutton Rudby.

Sandra Johnson, said: “We are delighted to announce Coghlans at Rudby Hall and are particularly proud to be working with another Yorkshire family business that is a celebrated leader in the luxury hospitality industry.”

“Our guests are encouraged to indulge in true luxury, with complete freedom to make Rudby Hall their perfect home-away-from-home whilst staying with us or celebrating an exquisite occasion, such as a wedding over an extended wedding weekend or for several midweek days.”

Since opening to the public for the first time in its 180-year history in 2014, following a meticulous conversion, the 13-bedroom country home has received global recognition for its consistently high standards as a TripAdvisor Service Excellence winner for Hospitality.

Andrew Coghlan, said: “We are delighted to bring our hospitality experience to Rudby Hall and are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship.  Together, our exquisite standard of service and impeccable attention to detail will ensure guests enjoy a luxurious experience, personally bespoke to them.” 

The fine dining hospitality company has a wealth of five-star hotel experience with owners Janet and Andrew Coghlan having trained in the five-star Turnberry Resort and Hilton international Mainz Germany.  In addition to opening one of the UK’s finest hotels, the five-star Hagley Road Birmingham Swallow for the Vaux Group, a winner of more than 50 national awards including hotel of the year.  Coghlans also bring their hospitality team with vast experience working for British Airways and five-star hotels around the world with them to host events at the luxury Yorkshire home.

For further information about Rudby Hall or to arrange a private viewing, by appointment only, please contact Sandra Johnson on 01642 701839 or; alternatively visit

 Andrew Coghlan & Sandra Johnson at Rudby Hall  Lauren Braithwaite Photography

Andrew Coghlan & Sandra Johnson at Rudby Hall

Lauren Braithwaite Photography

Make Your Extended Wedding Weekend a Statement of Love & Luxury

‘Our greatest luxuries in life are time and space’.

A simple philosophy we embrace and one that represents the life-changing experience for our bridal couples who celebrate their nuptials over a luxurious extended wedding weekend.

Your marriage is set to last for a lifetime so why not start it off in style in your own private country mansion and make your wedding a statement of intention for your life together.

Imagine welcoming your close friends and family on the Friday to stay at Rudby Hall and starting the celebrations early with a gourmet meal together or cocktail party.

On the Saturday, with your guests content to explore the grounds and mansion, you can pamper yourself and relax before declaring your all-important vows to each other. The celebrations continue with a wedding breakfast and evening reception.  

On your final day together, you and your guests can share stories and relive the extravagant weekend.

Dreaming about your wedding as a young girl you don’t imagine being scheduled to a strict timetable, missing out on spending quality time with your guests and most importantly, failing to sit back and take in the occasion with your partner.

So don’t go with the flow, dare to be different with a prestigious three-day celebration at Rudby Hall, and enjoy the luxuries of time and space.  One perfect day is simply not enough!