Bruisyard Hall is a family-run business full of energy and devotion to our guests. We want to make sure everyone who comes here has a wonderful experience and falls in love with this beautiful and historic country house.
robert & Teresa Rous
When Teresa and Robert Rous inherited Bruisyard Hall from Robert’s father in the mid-80s, they had a shared love of the fascinating history of this former nunnery, farm and stately home, and a great desire to return it to its former glory. Now they want people to come and enjoy the splendour of this property for many years to come.
“This house loves people, and people love this house. It’s a very happy place, steeped in history and we only have single groups in at any time. We really want visitors to feel at home here, in this unique setting from a different age.”
Alan joined to lead the team in 2017, he's focused on making sure the high standards that Bruisyard has become well known for are maintained as the business continues to grow.
With over 30 years’ hospitality experience, beginning just up the A14 in Newmarket, Alan has held various management roles taking him across the UK, the US and Japan.
Alan has a flair for events and an eye for detail. He makes sure that all our customers receive a great service and that every event run at Bruisyard Hall is one we can be proud of.
Katie joined the Bruisyard Hall events team in November 2017.
With over two years experience in the Wedding and Events industry across Suffolk, her passion and dedication for event planning shines through in her work.
Always approachable and enthusiastic, Katie will never hesitate to go the extra mile to ensure a couple’s wedding journey - from first viewing to the big day itself - is the complete stress free experience at Bruisyard Hall.
Events Manager - (On maternity leave)
Laura has been here since the beginning - and was the first Bruisyard Hall employee after renovations were completed! Laura has organises weddings as well as the other events at Bruisyard Hall and Barn including private parties, charity galas, conferences, yoga retreats, Christmas parties and more.
Laura had her wedding reception at Bruisyard in 2015! She explains: ‘I just couldn't bring myself to go elsewhere. I have complete faith in everything we do and nowhere else lived up to expectations. It was a magical day and the team really did me proud.’
Richard has over 20 years’ experience in the catering industry working as head chef in 2/3 rosette restaurants across the country. He has a real passion for local, seasonal produce and a keen eye for detail.
Richard joined the team in 2018 and is now excited and committed to working with the customer and creating dishes and menus for your special day.
Nikki spends more time at Bruisyard Hall than she does her own home. Nikki takes great pride in the appearance of Bruisyard Hall and her attention to detail ensures everything is in keeping with our 5-star rating. Nikki is a firm believer in marriage – having got married at 17 after knowing her husband for 2 months they are still madly in love 23 years later!
Nikki explains: “I really enjoy meeting different people, welcoming guests at check in and hearing about their stay on check out. I love Bruisyard Hall. I love looking after it and making sure it’s looking great and running smoothly.”