A STATELY home will host wedding celebrations and private parties under new management by Leeds-based hospitality and event planner Dine.

It has agreed a long-term lease on Grade-I listed Jacobean-style Howsham Hall and will manage a range of events.

Dine says the North Yorkshire hall received “an extensive, sympathetic restoration programme, which included the 18 bedrooms, and is now available for private hire”.

Howsham Hall, which is near Malton, was a family home for 350 years and later became a preparatory school. It is set in 80 acres of parkland in a secluded valley by the river Derwent.

Designed and built by Sir William Bamburgh in the 17th century, the interiors were re-modelled in about 1775 by John Carr, who is best known for his work at Chatsworth, Harewood House and Castle Howard.

Dine founder Dan Gill said: “We are delighted to have agreed terms on this exquisite venue in beautiful surroundings and to play our part in building a sustainable future for the building.

“Howsham Hall is an exceptionally exciting addition to our hand-picked raft of venues in some of the most beautiful locations in the UK.”

Established in 1998, Dine caters for more than 100 corporate events and 200 weddings each year, as well as providing exclusive private dining.