Dream finish for Beeny’s nightmare

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TV presenter Sarah Beeny says she has “realised her dreams” after finally relaunching a once-crumbling mansion in East Yorkshire as a wedding venue.

Ms Beeny and her husband Graham Swift said they have overcome a “stressful” 12 months to open Rise Hall, near Hornsea, for bookings.

They bought the former convent 10 years ago and were granted a wedding licence by East Riding Council in 2010, although couples were not allowed to get married “over concerns for the health and safety of their registrars”.

Ms Beeny’s run-ins with the authority over the property featured in her Channel 4 programme Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare, but she has now put those wrangles behind her.

She said: “Both Graham and I are so pleased that we are able to realise our dreams in bringing this beautiful house alive again and we look forward to sharing Rise Hall with future couples who are now able to get married here.”

The Grade II-star listed building boasts 28 expertly designed rooms sleeping 56 guests and has seven reception rooms.

The venue will be managed by events specialists Dine. Daniel Gill, managing director of Dine, said: “Rise Hall is a beautiful country house, which has been painstakingly restored by Sarah and Graham to bring it back to its former glory. The team at Dine is really enjoying working with the couple at this fairytale venue and we can’t wait to make brides’ dream wedding come true.”