Brooksby Hall is a picturesque 16th Century Manor House set on an 850 acre estate in the heart of the beautiful Leicestershire countryside.
As an award winning wedding venue we provide excellent food, personal service and attention to detail – leaving you to fully absorb the breath taking experience of your wedding day. We are also available to hire for private events, corporate conferences and dinners, proms and are open each month for Sunday Lunch.
During your event you can enjoy exclusive use of one of Leicestershire’s most beautiful venues. When we say exclusive, we mean exclusive – you will have the whole of Brooksby Hall to yourself.
Steeped in History
In the18th and 19th Centuries, Brooksby Hall was owned and leased by many famous names, each of which play significant parts in history.
Sir George Villiers of Brooksby (1550 – 1606) dynastically raised the Villiers family from minor gentry to a key part of English history. The most famous of the Villiers line is George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592 – 1628), supposed lover of James 1 and advisor to his son Charles 1. George was born at Brooksby Hall in August 1952.
Amongst many other famous owners, Admiral David Beatty and his wife Ethel purchased Brooksby in 1903. Beatty is most famous as Commander in Chief of the Grand Fleet, receiving surrender of the German High Seas Fleet at the end of the war. He was then named 1st Earl Beatty, Viscount Borodale and Baron of the North Sea and Brooksby in 1919.
Brooksby itself is considered one of the lost villages of England. With the Ironstone house and St Michael and All Angels Church being all that remains here.
As you can imagine with such a standing in history there have been lots of ghostly happenings and apparitions have been witnessed over the centuries.
The ghost of a lady in grey who walks the corridors and has been seen by many staff and visitors, and footsteps and strange knocking sounds are often heard. Each year, it is said that at midnight on December 21st, the longest night of the year, a coach and horses has been heard galloping down the road, and during previous renovations a headless skeleton of a woman carrying the skeleton of a baby was discovered in a hidden room.