Photo: event facilities at Rydal Hall, Ambleside

Event facilities

Rydal Hall has six meeting rooms available to host up to one hundred people. Facilities can be hired for a number of hours or days as required and with our kitchen team producing delicious home-cooked meals, we can offer a range of catering options to suit each visit.

These are the meeting rooms:

The Bishop’s Room and Loughrigg Room:

  • each provide for up to 8 people boardroom-style and also offer sofa seating areas.

The Library:

  • can host 12 people boardroom-style
  • plus 8 on comfortable sofas and armchairs.

The Drawing Room:

  • can accommodate up to 50 people theatre-style.

The Old Kitchen

  • accommodates up to 50 people
  • situated on the ground floor beside the Bar
  • tables, chairs, fixed projector screen and fully carpeted
  • low lighting possible and strip lighting for a brighter environment.

The Bishop Bulley Barn:

  • can accommodate up to 100 people
  • with its own toilet facilities, stage and minstrel’s gallery
  • it is perfect for larger events, practical workshops, celebrations, dances and training events


As part of our celebration of summer our artist in residence, Dianne Standen, has created a permanent exhibition of her textile artwork throughout the lower floor of Rydal Hall’s Bishop Bulley Barn.
Created from woollen fabric interspersed with felt strips and beads, the colours have been chosen to reflect the sunshine enjoyed throughout the season and the water in Rydal beck which flows through the grounds.
These textiles can be enjoyed by anyone who would like to hire the Barn at competitive prices for any event requiring a large open space to accommodate up to 100 people. Daily and hourly rates are available. Catering and refreshments can also be provided if required.
More of Diane’s work can be found in the Sculpture Path which winds its way through the woodlands to the rear of the Hall. A leaflet is available from Reception and the Tea Shop.
She regularly updates her Facebook page, Instagram and Pinterest with any new images of work in the grounds. For further information of courses, she teaches at her studio in Brigham, near Cockermouth, please contact Diane directly.
dianne@creative-textiles.co.uk
www.creative-textiles.co.uk