About danby hall


Danby Hall is the ideal location for the discerning couple looking for something a little different; something off the well trodden wedding path; something unique for a stunning marquee of their choice! 

It is the fairytale marquee site 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.



The key benefits of danby hall Weddings

  • YOU enjoy an entirely personal experience at Danby Hall marquee site

  • YOU enjoy complete privacy

  • YOU have exclusive use of this marquee site with a stunning backdrop of this stately home

  • YOU are guaranteed flexibility in planning and style

  • YOU choose your suppliers from our extensive list of Preferred Partners (including traditional marquees, sperry tents, tipis, sailcloth marquees etc)

  • YOU make your day entirely unique

  • YOU take control of your overall wedding costs

  • YOU are fully supported from beginning to end

  • YOU enjoy breathtaking views of Wensleydale all around you

  • YOU can use a Local Celebrant to design a completely bespoke ceremony for you

  • YOU have access to several local churches for ceremonies

  • YOU enjoy extensive grounds offering idyllic photo opportunities


Your Day, Your Way!


What you need to know

  • Marquee site only. No access to main house.

  • Minimum capacity 100 people - no maximum capacity in marquee

  • Ample parking

  • Easy access from A1

  • Lots of local accommodation

  • Cash or funded bars provided

  • 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.