December 4, 2021

Plenty to look forward to at Grantley Hall in Ripon

Grantley Hall in Ripon has just unveiled an exciting series of events that will take place at the superlative country house hotel throughout the year.  From a private opera recital with world-renowned British soprano, Alexandra Lowe, an Ebor Festival Ladies Day for a fun-filled day of racing, an Ibiza Sunset Party, bringing the legendary Café del Mar vibes to Yorkshire, to an exclusive luncheon with Yorkshire-based artist, Lucy Pittaway.

All events are bookable on the Grantley Hall website and details on each of the events can be found below:

Ebor Festival Ladies Day at Grantley Hall

Thursday 19th August 2021

Visit Grantley Hall on Thursday 19th August in The Orchard, the hotel’s brand-new alfresco dining restaurant on the West Terrace, for a fun-filled day of racing. Guests can watch the races live on the big screens throughout the day, while the Race Pundit does the rounds giving some valuable tips!

Tickets include:

  • Canapés & Champagne cocktail on arrival;
  • Delicious sharing platters;
  • A bottle of Moët & Chandon per person;
  • Afternoon Tea served between 4pm – 5pm with tea & coffee;
  • Still & sparkling mineral water.

In true Ladies Day spirit, Grantley Hall will be presenting the Best-Dressed Lady with a magnum bottle of Moët & Chandon on the day.

Tickets start from £996 for a table for four – to book visit:

Ibiza Sunset Party

Thursday 26th August

Party until the sun goes down Ibiza style in Grantley Hall’s new stylish alfresco dining space, The Orchard. Guests will be greeted with exquisite cocktails and sumptuous tapas on arrival and the DJ will be bringing the legendary Café del Mar vibes to Yorkshire. At 10:30pm, guests will be invited to the late-night Champagne & cocktail bar, Valeria’s, to continue the party.

Tickets include:

  • A cocktail and delicious tapas on arrival;
  • DJ playing until sunset;
  • Party in Valeria’s.

Tickets start from £65 per person – to book visit:

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Dinner

Tuesday 7th September 2021

This exclusive event will take place in the magnificent Music Room for just 20 guests. Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage champagnes, unlike most champagnes, are made from the grapes of a single exceptional year, rendering each one entirely unique. Each possesses the distinctive, inimitable qualities of that year’s outstanding grapes, qualities which have been elevated to their fullest expression through the savoir-faire, experience and expertise of Moët & Chandon and the House’s chef de cave. Since 1842, the House has released 69 vintage champagnes. Guests can enjoy a specially created five-course menu by Grantley Hall’s Executive Head Chef Simon Crannage, paired with a selection of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage champagnes.

Tickets start from £590 for two tickets – to book visit:–chandon-grand-vintage-dinner/51-40/

Meet the artist luncheon: Lucy Pittaway 

Thursday 14th October 2021

This exclusive afternoon will include a chance to view Lucy Pittaway’s collection and purchase any artwork at the end of the event, along with an exquisite two-course lunch.

Tickets include:

  • Tea, coffee & cake on arrival;
  • Introduction with artwork displays;
  • Presentation by Lucy Pittaway;
  • A two-course luncheon;
  • Glass of wine or soft drink.

All proceeds from the event will go to Lucy’s charity of choice, Calm. The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. They provide frontline services, helplines, community support and key campaigns to change the suicide rate in the UK.

Tickets start from £125 per person – to book visit:–lucy-pittaway/51-41/

Floral secrets of the stars with Fulford Flowers 

Thursday 28th October 2021

Grantley Hall will be joined by celebrity florist, Sheryl Popplewell of Fulford Flowers, who has worked with many A-List clients, films, TV shows and intimate celebrity parties. Sheryl and the team at Fulford Flowers have worked on some fantastic projects, from large and intimate events, film productions and set designs, arena tours and concerts to name a few. Guests will be guided through a floral arrangement fit for an A-Lister, accompanied with a sumptuous lunch.

Tickets include:

  • Arrival tea, coffee & cake;
  • Introduction from Sheryl;
  • Interactive flower arranging class;
  • A luxury arrangement to take home;
  • A delicious two-course lunch;
  • A glass of wine or soft drink.

Tickets start from £175 per person – to book visit:

Private Opera Recital with Alexandra Lowe 

Friday 29th October 2021 

This October, Grantley Hall will be hosting a special evening of opera recitals and fine-dining. British soprano Alexandra Lowe joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the start of the 2020/21 Season and made her Royal Opera debut as Daphne in Apollo and Dafne as part of The Royal Opera’s 4/4 in October 2020.

Tickets include:

  • Champagne & canapés on arrival;
  • Six course Michelin-star tasting menu in Shaun Rankin’s restaurant (dinner will be served in a ‘house party’ style table of 30, so that all of the guests can enjoy the recital);
  • Coffee & petit fours in the Drawing Room;
  • Two opera recitals.

Tickets start from £299 per person – to book visit:

Grantley Hall opened its doors in July 2019.  Owner and Yorkshire local, Valeria Sykes spent three and a half years painstakingly restoring the Grade II* listed mansion house back to its original Palladian splendour, making the most of all the wonderful produce and resources available in her native Yorkshire. Located in the heart of the rolling Yorkshire countryside with its own English Heritage-listed Japanese garden, the historic property, a member of the prestigious association of hotels and restaurants Relais & Châteaux, is a distinctly different luxury hotel and wellness retreat, featuring 47 exquisite rooms and suites.

Steeped in over 300 years of heritage, Grantley Hall was built by Thomas Norton and his son Fletcher Norton, first Baron Grantley, in the 17th century, based on a Palladian design by English architect Isaac Ware. Over the years, the property became firmly established on the British country retreat scene, welcoming high profile guests including Queen Mary and the Princess Royal, prominent international businessmen, politicians and society families.  The multimillion-pound restoration project, overseen by owners the Yorkshire-based Sykes family, saw Grantley Hall return to its former glory, capturing its elegant grandeur, along with the addition of several new buildings.

Rooms at Grantley Hall start from £450 per room, per night including breakfast.

More details can be found at