Judges Hotel


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Recent winners of the 2020 Good Hotel Guide's Editors Choice for Weddings in the UK and Ireland, Judges Country House Hotel is the perfect location for your wedding!

Congratulations to you both on your forthcoming wedding from all of us here at Judges!
An AA Red Star Hotel Judges 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 rooms, the unique Courtyard Suite, 31 acres of idyllic, landscaped gardens and woodlands, graceful lawns that sweep down from the Hall’s sunny terraces to the tiny river, which meanders across the estate via waterfalls and under ornate bridges, Judges offers a truly memorable setting for your wedding.

We look forward to hearing from you and to playing our part in one of the most magical days of your lives. Suzanne and Kim would love to hear from you so please give them a call on 01642 792472 to arrange your appointment or alternatively email us at [email protected]

Judges Hotel at a Glance

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Stately Home
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Up to 200
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Up to 200
Country House Hotel of the Year 2018, AA Red Star Hotel Twenty-one beautiful guest rooms Unique Courtyard 31 acres of idyllic, landscaped gardens Gazebo Wedding Ceremonies Award-winning Accommodation Pricing Category : LuxuryReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 200Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 200Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 40 View More
Country House Manor HouseWedding Contact : Suzanne Brampton Kim BrownNumber of People In Team : 2No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : YarmNearest Airport : Durham Tees ValleyNearest Motorway : A19Nearest Train Station : YarmUnique Wedding VenueClassicFormalIntimateLuxuryConfetti PermittedFireworks PermittedCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseAlcohol ProvisionBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListBuffet StylePre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsCeremony and Reception MusiciansCeremony MusicReception MusicPackageFull Service PlanningOn The Day Wedding CoordinationMaster Of CeremonyWeek Of Wedding PlanningPublic Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpaceGreat ViewsLovely GroundsRomanticStylishGarden OutdoorHotel View Less

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Exclusive Promotion:

In the Off-Peak Season (October to the end of May) we offer the following discounts on our full price food menus only (can also be used with the set packages):- January - 40% February - 35% March - 30% April - 10% May & October - 5% November & December - 25%

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Megan and Ben
We fell in love with our venue within seconds of arriving. Stunning buildings and fantastic gardens. Suzanne and Kim have been wonderful from the very start (the only place to offer me a cup of tea by the way, so they were already on to a winner!) - we cant wait to get married next year.
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Belinda and Scott
Surrounded by farmland and its own woodland, judges estate is breathe taking. Getting married in their purposeful built gazebo which is situated by a stream and picturesque willow tree. Meeting every guest needs, from their luxury suites, refined food menus and extensive collection of drinks available. The court yard suite gives was the main reason I fell in love with this venues. The intermittent private room, a pond full of beautiful koi fish and the court yard full of flowers. They have went above and beyond. Suzanne (wedding organiser), is alway there to answer calls or emails.
I can’t sing their praises enough, I really want to thank them for everything.
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Megan and Danny
Amazing service !!
From our first contact with the venue, they have been nothing but helpful. They answer any queries we have effectively and efficiently. They are always friendly and approachable. There’s no job too big or too small that we can’t ask them to do. They really have made us feel welcome and as though we have booked with the right venue. The value for money is also second to none.
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Magical Wedding
A massive thank you to Judges for the most amazing wedding reception we could have ever dreamt of, every little detail was so thoughtfully attended to, it was a truly magical night! Everything went so well, beautiful hotel, great staff, fabulous DJ, and Suzanne and Kim made sure everything was taken care of from the first enquiry to the end of the night, our guests all commented on how wonderful the night was and the food was amazing! A big thank you to you all for making our evening one that we will never forget.
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Terry Hamer
Son's Wedding
Wow what a place - just the spot for a wedding. The whole experience went very well. The staff took control where they had to and left the rest of us to have a good time. The accommodation was excellent, the Bride and Groom (and guests) wanted for nothing. I would thoroughly recommend but doesn't come cheap but then try and a find a good venue, good food and good accommodation that does?

Thank you, the Grooms Dad
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Fantastic Wedding Day
My wife and I had our wedding at Judges at the end of November and from the first moment we stepped through the door nothing was too much trouble.

The staff were attentive, caring and helpful throughout, which all added to a fantastic and stress-free wedding day.

Our guests haven't stopped complimenting the venue itself, the food, and the accommodation, and we all had a day that we will never forget. I could not recommend this hotel highly enough as a wedding venue, you truly will not be disappointed.

Thank you again!
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Louise Alderson
We got married here in July and had the most perfect day. All the staff were wonderful and couldn't have done any more for us. The food is of a very high quality in the restaurant and also in the Courtyard Suite. The rooms are all individual and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. This is the perfect venue for any event big or small. Will be returning again hopefully soon.
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Mr & Mrs Alderson
A Perfect Wedding Venue
We decided to book Judges for our wedding as the venue and service they provide was rated very highly.

Suzanne and Kim consulted with us every step of the way and all the hotel staff were friendly and professional. Every detail is thought of and the grounds are beautifully groomed and idyllic for photographs. The food is amazing and the chef was very accommodating, all guests were very impressed by the presentation of the Courtyard Suite and it’s facilities.

We wish we could do it all again and we will certainly be returning for future events.

Thank you so much Judges, for making our wedding so perfect.
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Mr & Mrs Cawthra
Winter Wedding 28 December 2018
Judges is a very unique Hotel that surpassed our expectation. The Court Yard suite was a fantastic setting for the Wedding Reception, the Wedding Breakfast and the Evening celebration. The Court Yard and Hotel were elegant and extremely breathtaking during the day complemented well by the internal decoration. The grounds were a fantastic setting for the pictures and at night you truly caught the magic of Christmas with the external decorations the lights and the Christmas tree.

The Staff: What amazing people you all are. The hard work and effort that is put in by all shows what a professional team you all are. Every request was met with enthusiasm and expertise.

Wedding Planner - you are a true professional. When we first met it was hard for us to picture how the wedding would look on the day, you seemed to be able to visualise the picture in our head which was then transformed by you and your team to a reality on the day.

You are a very talented person and one who has left us with everlasting memories. We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts , you truly made it a day to remember.

Wedding Reception: My first words when I walked in was ‘stunning ‘ it felt like we were in another world and not in a small part of a room that would be transformed several times that day.

Wedding Breakfast: We were so pleased with how the tables were decorated. The room and tables looked amazing, we couldn’t of asked for anything more. Our compliments to the Chef, the food was excellent and lots of it. One of our guests still talks about the amount of meat he got with his main meal.

The Evening Disco: We are not sure if our family dance will go viral on YouTube but we have to confess we really did enjoy it. The final part of the day was again made special by your lovely hardworking staff. The evening buffet was again fantastic and something different to the normal run of the mill buffet.

It is very difficult to express our thanks to you all, just saying ‘Thank you’ does not feel fitting for what was such a magical experience on the 28th December 2018.

We recently received our professional wedding photographs which we have to say are stunning. The pictures of the children in the grounds are little gems and still bring a tear to our eyes.

We would like to pass our sincere and truly heart felt thanks to all the staff at Judges who made our day one that we will remember forever.

Keep up the good work your reputation precedes you.
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Charlene Tilley
I can't thank everyone here enough!
We were absolutely over the moon with our wedding, the venue is amazing and all the staff were so helpful and lovely, nothing was too much of an ask and everything went so smoothly, I can’t thank everyone here enough! The food is incredible and the rooms are huge!
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César Award Winner - Good Hotel Guide 2018
César Award Winner - Good Hotel Guide 2018
Judges Country House Hotel is an AA Red Star “Inspector’s Choice” Country House Hotel.
Judges Country House Hotel is an AA Red Star “Inspector’s Choice” Country House Hotel.
Consistently rated by “The Good Hotel Guide", particularly recommended by the Michelin Guide and praised by both “The Times”, “The Sunday Times” and “The Telegraph” newspapers Judges is one of the finest hotels and restaurants not only in North Yorkshire
Consistently rated by “The Good Hotel Guide", particularly recommended by the Michelin Guide and praised by both “The Times”, “The Sunday Times” and “The Telegraph” newspapers Judges is one of the finest hotels and restaurants not only in North Yorkshire
Good Hotel Guide 2020 - choice for weddings
Good Hotel Guide 2020 - choice for weddings
Good Hotel Guide - Editors Choice for Weddings 2021
Good Hotel Guide - Editors Choice for Weddings 2021


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier


Kirklevington Hall, Kirklevington, Yarm, North Yorkshire, TS15 9LW

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

Suzanne Brampton

Thank you for your interest in Judges Hotel and congratulations on your forthcoming wedding! I have been with Judges Hotel for 14 years now - having organised so many wonderful weddings and met so many lovely couples over the years we've found we never tire from it! Our whole team has a wealth of experience and as we have so much flexibility here, no two weddings are ever the same - you really will be making it your day! From the point of meeting you both to take a look around, right up until the big day we are your main contacts for all your wedding requirements. We do hope to have the pleasure of meeting you at Judges Hotel and to play a part in your future wedding plans!