Kelham Hall was originally the home of the Manners-Sutton family (a family connected to the Dukes of Rutland) of Averham. The Hall has been destroyed by fire and rebuilt several times over the past few hundred years.
The present hall was designed and rebuilt by the architect Sir George Gilbert Scott, famous for the Albert Memorial and the Grand Midland Hotel in London, which now provides the frontage for St Pancras International Station and which bears a striking resemblance in design to Kelham Hall.
The hall was sold to the Society of the Sacred Mission in 1902 and housed the Monastic Order for the next 70 years and was run as a theological college. During the 1920’s the Great Chapel was constructed (now known as the Dome). This huge arena provides the perfect backdrop for any event.
The main building at the front of the hall was completed in 1939 to house the monks and the theological students. The college closed in 1972.
Today the building provides a stunning location for English and Asian weddings, corporate events, large outdoor events and family days out within the 42 acres of grounds.