Judges Country House Hotel

£5870 - £11790 for a package
Up to 160
21 Bedrooms
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Country House Hotel of the Year 2018 - Good Hotel Guide Set within 22 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, Judges Country House Hotel creates a wonderful location for a wedding.
Pricing & Costs

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We provide all the necessities, so everything goes to plan. • A set 3-course meal • Drinks Package • Evening Buffet or Barbeque • Honeymoon Suite • Resident DJ (For Every Event) • Top Table Flowers (from Flowerhouse in Hartburn) • Complimentary House Champagne in the Honeymoon Suite • Mystery Gift on the Day from Judges • Master of Ceremonies • Cake Stand & Cake Knife • Cutlery, Glasses and Crockery • White Table Linen & White Linen Napkins • A Display Table Plan and Menu • Preferential Room Rates for your 1st Anniversary • Red Carpet Reception (Weather Permitting) • Exclusive use of the Courtyard Suite with Private Garden • Wooden Dance Floor Off season weddings (October to April) start from £5870 and Peak Season £10,755
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
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Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
César Award Winner Country House Hotel of the Year 2018 Good Hotel Guide Editors Choice for Weddings 2020 & 2021! Judges Country House Hotel, Yarm, North Yorkshire An “AA Inspector’s Choice” 3 Red Star Hotel, Judges Country House Hotel in Yarm is rated as being one of the very best hotels and restaurants in the UK and Ireland. With its welcoming atmosphere, twenty-one beautiful guest bedrooms and the unique Courtyard Suite in a setting rich with Victorian charm, guests have come to depend on the Judges Hotel’s gracious hospitality and superior, unobtrusive service. Judges Country House Hotel is the perfect location for your wedding. From an intimate gathering to a large party we have the setting, the history and the magic to ensure a truly memorable occasion. 'One Wedding - One Day' Created from the imaginative conversion of the Victorian stables in keeping with the traditional style of Judges Hotel. The Courtyard Suite offers free exclusive use of two bars, lounge areas, a reception area and its own private gardens, for just you and your guests in your own private wedding suite.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Suzanne & Jackie
Congratulations to you both on your forthcoming wedding from all of us here at Judges Hotel! We hope to play a part in your special day and we look forward to showing you around our venue. Hope to hear from you soon, Suzanne


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jaclyn & Jamie
Happy couple married in January
February 2023
Our wedding day
We recently had our wedding here in January, and from booking it in 2020 right up until the day I can't complain with the amount of help we have had from Suzanne, and if she wasn't in to reply to my emails then Jackie would make sure to. Nothing was ever too much bother for them even with the amount of changes we had to make in the few weeks before the big day. The day went as smoothly as we could have wanted and it was perfect from start to finish, the food was beautiful and the staff were also amazing all day. I'm so glad we made the choice to have our wedding here, and if anyone else is considering them then please do! And I won't hesitate to recommend to anyone looking. From us both, thank you to Suzanne, Jackie, Paul, and all the staff for the most incredible day.
David and Vicki
Happy couple married in October
October 2022
What an amazing day
There are not enough adjectives in the dictionary for the Judges. The day was brilliant! The staff were fantastic, they really made it. Nothing was to much trouble, they helped when ever we asked, even when we asked them to dance! Everything went as planned and Paul and Suzanne’s organisational skills, herding all the cats ( Wedding guests) into the right place at the right time was phenomenal. The food, wow, Paul the roast beef was fantastic. As for those special lemon meringue pies, what can I say it’s those little touches which made it all so special. An amazing place to have a wedding made all the more amazing by wonderful, friendly, attentive staff. Already booked our 1st Anniversary stay.
Annie Jaq
Wedding: September
February 2023
We had a 5 star wedding at Judges.
We had a 5 star wedding at Judges. What a day. A huge thanks to the team who ran the day so smoothly, not to mention the planning beforehand. We knew the day would run smoothly and it did. Our wedding breakfast was excellent, a choice of salmon or roast beef dinner and people only had compliments about the food. Imagine the surprise when this was surpassed by the BBQ that evening. Dietary requirements were well catered for too. In all a perfect wedding venue supported by excellent staff.
Rob and jenny
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
A magical day
As soon as we enquired about having our wedding at Judges, Suzanne the events planner, was so reassuring. Never pushy and always understanding of our requests. She answered emails promptly and anything seemed possible. We went to Judges a few times to introduce the venue to friends and family before the big day and the staff were always so welcoming to us! We even got a glass of bubbly on the house, when I took my best friend a week before the wedding. They always remembered my name and that I was getting married there, this attention to detail made me feel so special. The wedding itself was spectacular. The area to have an outside ceremony is perfect, the grounds so vast. We had our reception in the main house, in the smaller Garden Room and it was perfect. Traditional and quaint with all facilities available. They even took a photo of us straight after the wedding and printed it out and framed it for when we sat down for our wedding breakfast. Such a gorgeous idea! I wouldn't have changed a thing. The staff seem to really enjoy working there and so its a credit to the managers as getting such thoughtful staff is so difficult nowadays. I cannot recommend Judges enough, it really was a perfect day. Thank you.
Julie and David Tarn
Happy couple married in September
December 2022
An amazing happy day
Wonderful and very helpful wedding events team, especially Suzanne who was brilliant, THANK YOU so much XX
Charlotte Hall & Connor Hill
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
Mr & Mrs Hill
Everyone had the best day ever, Suzanne was amazing in the lead up to the wedding with any queries and a special thanks to Paul who made sure everything ran smoothly on the day and was so attentive xx

North East Brides Wedding Fair at Judges Hotel

26th February 2023
We are delighted to be hosting the North East Brides Wedding Fair on Sunday 26th February 2023, 11am-2pm. Register here for fast-track entry: https://northeastbrides.com/judges-hotel-wedding-fair/
Location & Contact Details


Thirsk Road, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire, TS15 9LW, England

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Although people say it must be the same for you every week it really isn't. All of our weddings are unique for different reasons, some are traditional and formal, some are full of fun and activities and some have family emotions tied in - after looking after a couple and getting to know them and their story in the run up to the wedding I will admit to having shed a tear a couple of times! In terms of themes, I really loved the Harry Potter wedding, complete with an Owl ring bearer and letters appearing to fly out of the fireplace, they went all out on this and it really worked. We have a wedding next year and the theme is the Pixar movie 'Up' - I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do with this!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

There are many so I'll list them! Ask all your questions - couples often say 'it's a silly question but can I ask ..... ' if something is on your mind please ask away, we are here to help as much as we can, planning a wedding is a big task! Remember that it's your day - make a list of must haves + might haves and work through this ticking off your wish list as you go while sticking to your budget. All weddings are unique and if you stick to your ideas you will have the day your are dreaming of. Top 5 feedbacks on what to consider for the guests: the venue is easy to get to, accommodation on site if needed, good food, drinks and some entertainment Take as much as advice from the venue as possible and attend their fairs and open days to meet their recommended suppliers - some of which they will have worked with for years so they can point you in the right direction for photography, decor, casino or a saxophonist if that's what you are looking for; then you can relax knowing you are in safe hands and it will all come together on the day.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

One of our brides knitted little models of her guests as the wedding favour, all personalised to them. It must have taken such a long time and the effort was certainly appreciated by the guests.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Luxury | Beautiful | Classic | Charming | Tranquil

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The beauty of Judges Hotel is that there are so many! The outdoor wedding gazebo is surrounded by flowers and woodland, a really natural backdrop that changes with the seasons. There is a little hidden waterfall feature which is beautiful, I also love how the lawns from the back of the house meet the stream, bridges and the willow tree. The original staircase is also a must, a photo taken from above in this location looks so grand!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We have - I can't say who but we've looked after a few!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Savoury - duck spring roll and hoisin sauce Sweet - lemon meringue pie

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What is your venue's most unique feature?

The privacy of the Courtyard Suite with it's own private garden, there is of course the full grounds to take advantage of for your photographs but you keep this area just for yourselves, friends and family to enjoy the sunshine, drinks, canapes and music!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our longevity in the Hospitality industry and how we always approach every day by putting the customer first and providing a wonderful experience. We are rated highly by the AA for our Hotel and Dining and the Good Hotel Guide for weddings. Many of our staff have been here from the beginning which shows it is a lovely place to work and this consistency of experience carries through in all areas of the Business. We are also very proud of how we managed to take care of all of our weddings during lockdown and the postponement phase, making it as easy as possible for our couples to re-arrange and adapt their plans in such a difficult time.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferComplimentary champagne in the Bride and Groom's wedding night plus a surprise gift on your wedding day!