Rise Hall Wedding Photographer
Abraham Photography is a Rise Hall wedding photographer. Rise Hall is an exclusive use wedding venue in Rise, East Yorkshire. Located near Hull, and boasting some stunning grounds, Rise Hall is the perfect venue for your wedding. The exclusive use extends for the whole time you are there so you can have the most intimate wedding with your guests.
Whether you are having a church wedding or a civil ceremony, Rise Hall offers to host your day and with me, you can be safe in the knowledge that I will capture all the magical moments of your wedding day in full.
Rise Hall was rescued from the brink by Channel 4’s property experts, Sarah Beeny and her Husband Graham Swift. The amazing story of its loving, complex and painful restoration was followed by people worldwide in the series “Sarah Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare”. Rise Hall is no longer the ‘nightmare’ it once was and thanks to Sarah, Graham and their team, this incredible venue and important piece of British heritage has been saved and is enjoying its renaissance as one of the UK’s top wedding and events venues.
I am Abraham, a Rise Hall wedding photographer, if you’re getting married here, get in contact with me to discuss your requirements on 07833447838 or checkout our collection pricing here.
History of Rise Hall
While the building you can see before you today is mostly the result of work completed in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the history of the site goes back to the Domesday Book of 1066. Since then, Rise Hall had a series of owners, including King Richard III! The estate remained a crown estate until 1628 when the house, and its 120 acres of woodland, were used as security for a loan from the City of London to the Crown. In 1639, the grantees of the loan sold the estate.
Today, you can still see a few parts of the sixteenth and seventeenth-century buildings in the courtyard and Jacobean panelling in the pub. The west front of the house was built in 1815-1820 and some key features remain – including the Regency library, original plasterwork in the dining room and the cantilevered staircase.
As with many large country houses during World War Two, Rise Hall was re-questioned and used by the military. Once the War ended, the Hall was used as a convent school and hosted an order of nuns. While the school closes in 1989 as a result of falling numbers, nuns stayed at the Hall until 1995 to run holidays, religious retreats, meetings, and weekend courses.
For years, the hall remained empty and increasingly derelict until it was bought by Sarah Beeny and Graham Swift, where the restoration and battle to turn Rise Hall into a luxury wedding and events venue was televised for Channel 4. In 2019, Beeny and Swift sold Rise Hall to Helen & Daniel Gill who improved facilities further and gave Rise Hall the twenty-first-century comforts that customers demand.
Weddings at Rise Hall
There are several event spaces within Rise Hall to suit your needs. The Entrance Hall, with its marbled columns and beautifully high ceilings, is perfect for your drinks reception or dinner, offering direct access to the portico terrace outside. It seats 100 guests for dinner and 150 in either theatre style or for a reception. Alternatively, Belvedere Hall features a magnificent cantilevered stone staircase with a ceiling that rises the whole height of the house, crowned by a central belvedere. Whether you’re looking to make a movie-style entrance or host your drinks reception in this room, it can fit 100 for dinner and 150 for either a reception or theatre style.
If you’re looking for a larger space, then The Orangery might interest you. Capable of hosting up to 200 for dinner, five French doors offer picturesque views of the surrounding parkland and provide access to a stone terrace, nestled under a lime grove. For even more guests, the stunning grounds at Rise allow for a marquee, capable of accommodating up to 2,000 people!
Wedding Photography at Rise Hall
Rise Hall is undoubtedly a lavish venue, radiating historic charm, elegance, and opulence. It’s a picture-perfect paradise and is sure to provide the most scenic backdrop for photographic memories of your big day. You can see more of my wedding photography here.