A wedding venue near Beverley, East Yorkshire, which is owned by property developer and TV personality Sarah Beeny, has been sold to the founders of a Leeds-based event and hospitality management business.
The Grade-II listed Rise Hall has been owned by Beeny and her husband Graham Swift since 2001, with the renovation project finding fame on a Channel Four documentary, Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare in 2010.
After being instructed by Barclays, Christie & Co’s Valuation Hospitality team conducted a full valuation of the 29-bedroom venue ahead of its purchase by Dan and Helen Gill, founders of Leeds-based event and hospitality management business, Dine.
Dan and Helen will continue to operate the prestigious property as a luxury wedding and events venue.
The couple are well-respected in the hospitality industry, having successfully built Dine into a £3m turnover business operating at luxury venues from Leeds to Liverpool, including its flagship venue, The Mansion at Roundhay Park.
Dine will work alongside the existing team at Rise Hall, including manager Stuart Ward, who remains with the business.
Gill comments: “We are thrilled to acquire this prestigious venue. Rise Hall is a stunning building with a rich history which will now begin a new chapter in its life under our guardianship. We have two decades of experience in luxury weddings and events, so our couples and clients are in good hands. It’s very much business as usual.
“While Dine operates at a range of venues throughout the UK, this is the first venue that Helen and I have directly purchased. Rise Hall has tremendous potential and we’re keen to build on its reputation and create one of the UK’s most luxurious venues.”