About danby hall
Danby Hall is the ideal venue for the discerning couple looking for something a little different; something off the well trodden wedding path; something unique!
It is the fairytale venue that offers refreshing flexibility denied by most other stately home venues.
Home to the Scropes for generations, a pre-conquest Norman family, Danby Hall is steeped in history and situated in one of the most picturesque parts of the Yorkshire Dales on a large private estate. As it is privately owned so we are privileged and thrilled to be able to offer it exclusively to our couples for weddings and private parties.
The key benefits of danby hall Weddings
- YOU enjoy an entirely personal experience at Danby Hall
- YOU have exclusive use of the venue for your celebration
- YOU are guaranteed flexibility in planning and style
- YOU choose your suppliers from our extensive list of Preferred Partners
- YOU make your day entirely unique
- YOU take control of your overall wedding costs
- YOU are fully supported from beginning to end
Your Day, Your Way!
What you need to know
- Minimum capacity 100 people - no maximum capacity in marquee
- 3 receptions rooms in the house available for drinks receptions - max capacity within the house 150/200
- Small Catholic Chapel within the house for ceremonies and blessings
- Local Celebrant runs completely bespoke ceremonies at Danby within the house, grounds and chapel
- Bedroom provided for bridal preparation
- Extensive grounds offering idyllic photo opporunities
- Extremely peaceful and entirely private
- Incredible views
- Ample parking
- Low corkage charge!
- Easy access from A1
- Lots of local accommodation
- NO packages - entirely bespoke
history of danby hall
Danby on Yore has been owned by the Scropes, a pre-Conquest Norman family, since 1548. Until Tudor times the Scropes were a major political force and principle landowners in northern England. Over 300 years the family provided an Archbishop, two Bishops, two Chief Justices, four Principle Treasurers, five Knights of the Garter, two Earls and over twenty Barons; an unprecedented dynastic ennoblement in Medieval England. However, Henry VIII’s Reformation saw significant erosion of influence and power for a family that remained staunchly Catholic.
Danby on Yore was acquired by the marriage of Henry Scrope to Margaret Conyers in 1548 and has been retained by the family ever since. Penal Laws inflicted professional and financial penalties with increasing severity on those who continued to practice the Catholic faith. During this oppressive time the Scropes of Danby became recusants and were barred from purchasing or inheriting land, entering Parliament or the Army, whilst incurring double taxation, imprisonment and often execution.
In spite of all of this, families such as the Scropes took the lead in keeping the Roman Catholic church alive whilst protecting the interests of a large Catholic minority. Catholic priests were outlawed and housing them was an act of treason. However, the Scropes employed priests throughout this period, conducting weekly Mass in a secret chapel in a peel tower at Danby. A consecrated Roman Catholic chapel remains in the house to this day.