Rise Hall was rescued from the brink of dereliction by Channel 4 property expert, Sarah Beeny and her Husband Graham Swift. The story of its loving, complex and painful restoration was followed by millions of people worldwide in the series “Sarah Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare”.
Now, Rise Hall is certainly not the ‘nightmare’ it once was and thanks to Sarah, Graham and their incredible team, this hugely important piece of British heritage has been saved and is enjoying its renaissance as one of the UK’s top wedding and events venues.
Set in 27 acres of landscaped grounds, the Hall is surrounded by idyllic countryside and has outstanding views.
The Hall was built by architects Watson and Pritchett between 1815 and 1820 for the High Sheriff of Yorkshire, Richard Bethell. It remained the Bethell family seat until after the Second World War when it was leased to St Philomena’s Convent School. After the school closed, the house stood empty and in an increasingly derelict state, until Sarah Beeny and Graham Swift bought it in 2001.
In a response to its soaring popularity, Sarah and Graham have decided that the Rise Hall experience should no longer to be restricted to guests who are fortunate enough to be invited to attend a wedding or event at this beautiful venue. “These buildings come alive when they are full of people. We want to share our passion for British heritage and highlight the importance of finding a 21st Century purpose for these incredible historical homes.”
Twenty nine bedrooms are available (subject to a minimum of six rooms per booking) on a self catering basis, making Rise Hall the perfect setting for a group of friends or family members to enjoy the ultimate country house escape.