The Woodman Inn & Thunderbridge Gardens

(185 reviews) 185 4.99
Thunderbridge Huddersfield West Yorkshire HD8 0PX
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About The Woodman Inn & Thunderbridge Gardens

Thunderbridge, Huddersfield
West Yorkshire, HD8 0PX

COVID 19 announcement: We are in uncertain times, not only us, but the world. The one good thing that has come out of this awful situation is the show of love and support through communities and each other. As always, love will prevail. Weddings are a celebration of love, and we at The Woodman Inn are lucky enough to witness and share these special days with our couples. We thank our Bride and Grooms, our suppliers & our team for supporting us through these turbulent times. The Woodman Inn is temporarily closed, but one thing is for sure; we will re-open, and when we do, we are going to party, celebrate & love, more so than we have ever done before. 


Stay safe out there.


Lots of love,


Jordan and The Woodman Inn Team



Get married before March 2021 and receive £500 off your package or quote...*

Set in the centre of a historic hamlet, our beautifully refurbished 18th Century Country Inn offers superb food, a stunning setting for your photographs, impeccable service and unrivalled attention to every detail.

We are thrillled to announce our new wedding venue, Thunderbridge Gardens. We have recently aquired new gardens alongside six new hotel rooms. This stunning space, hidden away within the Thunderbridge Forest running alongside a beautiful stream, can be exclusively yours. More information regarding Thunderbridge Gardens can be sent upon request. 

The Woodman Inn is fully licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies, and for your special day, you will have exclusive use of our intimate Wedding Venue, accommodation for your guests and a personal Wedding Planner, who will work with you to ensure your day is absolutely perfect.

From dressing the room in your favourite shades to finding that special piece of music for your all-important first dance, to adding all those little extras to make the experience magical, our attention to detail is second-to-none.

We are able to create your very own personalised wedding package and menu just for you. Designed in partnership with our talented Chefs, bespoke packages give you the freedom to choose the number of guests attending and a completely personalised menu.

We have handpicked our suppliers and serve only the finest produce, using classic fresh ingredients with modern techniques, to ensure your wedding breakfast is truly the amazing experience of your dreams.

In total we have 16 beautifully refurbished en-suite rooms and three cosy cottages for overnight accommodation for you and your guests. All have been lovingly and tastefully modernised with comfortable furnishings, each with its own unique twist - but all in-keeping with our historic 18th century country inn heritage.

To make your day truly magical, we work with a number of trusted local suppliers, including florists, photographers, musicians and so on, but we will be just as happy to work with your own suppliers. 

*Only available to new bookings made on or after 25th November 2019. Not available on Woodman Package. Other Terms and Conditions apply.

• Intimate Woodland Setting • Licensed to perform Civil Ceremonies • A relaxed & warm approach to Wedding Planning • Lovingly Refurbished Picturesque Country Inn • Dedicated Wedding Planner to Guide you through all aspects of your Special Day • Stunning Gardens available for an Exclusive Marquee Wedding

Facilities at The Woodman Inn & Thunderbridge Gardens

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Pub or Restaurant
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Woodman Inn & Thunderbridge Gardens Reviews (185)

Incredibly Talented and Hardworking Staff
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By Tara & Dan Hope, on 09 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 23 Dec 2019

Jordan, Elinor and their team were just fantastic, from first meeting Jordan at a sunny Woodman wedding fayre in June that we came upon by chance on Facebook, to stumbling bleary-eyed to a delicious breakfast the morning after the wedding night, following a lovely stay in the beautiful Woodman suite, they could not have done enough for us! Jordan and Elinor went above and beyond in the 18 month build-up to our wedding day to keep things stress-free and organised and ensure they had every detail in place to ensure the smooth running of the day; which for a wedding 2 days before Christmas is no easy feat. No question was unanswered and they were so quick to respond to all my weird and odd questions.... width of curtain poles!? So many our our guests from the day commented on how friendly, accommodating and incredible the staff working were, the food was exquisite - and I think its safe to say we have earned the Woodman a whole tribe of new foodie fans from Sheffield - we ourselves will be life-long regulars of the Woodman's Sunday lunch, their food is incomparable! The running of the day was smooth and trouble-free, the service spectacular and nothing was too much trouble. I could not recommend the Woodman Inn more highly and entrust future brides and grooms to place their dream wedding day in the more than capable hands of Jordan and Elinor.

22nd December 2019 A Perfect Winter Wedding
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By Sharee & Jamie Farrall, on 15 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 22 Dec 2019

It was everything we had wished for & more, all down to the fantastic organisation and consideration of the team. From meeting Jordan for the first time, we felt his professional but radiant & friendly vibe shine through! Nothing was ever too much for him & Elinor from day dot which was very relaxing. The food was outstanding, as commented on by our guests, the venue was a beautiful mixture of rustic class & the company of Jordan, Elinor, Dan & the bar staff made our wedding feel very personal! I want to thank you all for making our day so special & sharing our experience; Love from Mr & Mrs Farrall Xx

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By Kevin & Jo, on 05 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 21 Dec 2019

We both absolutely loved the day and thanks to the superb efforts of you and all the staff we were able to just relax and enjoy the day rather than stressing about things being done properly. So many people have commented to us about how great the venue is and how good the food was. The whole day went exactly how we both envisioned and probably even better. Nothing felt like too much trouble and all the staff were amazing with our daughter. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to friends/family if they were looking for a wedding venue.

Fantastic Team & Venue
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By Beckie & Stephen, on 09 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 07 Dec 2019

Honestly we would not change a single thing about our day. Everything was so organised, the staff are all so professional and the day ran 100% to plan. You guys have a fantastic team and venue and you should be very proud of what you do ?? I can’t thank you enough for all you did for us. Best day of our lives by far! The guests mentioned to us afterwards how lovely the day was and how beautiful the venue is and how they will come back. The Woodman will now always be one of our fave places and we will now be regulars ?? thank you so much again!

Relaxed yet professional
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By Sally & Chris, on 07 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Nov 2019

Our honest feedback on the wedding day is that we were ridiculously pleased with how well everything went, the whole day ran very smoothly and everyone had a good time, even with a couple of fainters! The whole experience was very organised but also laid back which relaxed me and Sally no end, we felt as though we were in safe hands. All of your staff should be commended for what was a fantastic day, everyone was courteous and polite and always seemed happy to help. People made lots of positive comments, many about the food which was exceptional. We’re going to leave a glowing review on facebook and Tripadvisor. We will definitely be coming back, The Woodman will always hold a special place in our hearts and we’ll be coming up for a meal very soon, seen as the burger I had the night before was one of the nicest I have ever had! Thanks again!

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By Jane & Paul, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Nov 2019

Dear Jordan, Elinor & Everyone at The Woodman. What can we say words are nowhere near enough to thank you all what a fantastic day we had on the 23rd November sharing our wedding at your beautiful venue. From the first moment we met Jordan you made everything so easy and simple including helping with having different ideas and doing things differently like having the amazing marquee as an option for us. The venue looked absolutely stunning and blew us both away, the food was out of this world and all our guests commented that it is the best food they have ever eaten at a wedding. It was the most magical day and that was made possible by you all thank you sooooo much we really wish that we could do it all over again and again and again. Will miss you all and the plotting and planning you really are the best events team ever don’t ever change as you truly make peoples day magical. Sending our love Mr & Mrs Arnott xxxx

Nothing was too much trouble!
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By Katie & Guy Gledhill, on 11 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 16 Nov 2019

Well what can we say about the Woodman Inn... it’s simply amazing. We knew straight away it was the perfect venue for us! At every meeting I was instantly put at ease with Jordan, by the end of our day it felt like he was family. After the wedding was over and having time to think about our day, I could never thank Jordan, Dan and the entire team enough. Nothing was too much trouble, I couldn’t believe the amount of prep, help, work and support that was given from Jordan throughout it definitely made our experience even more perfect as I knew he was thinking ahead in every way. Dan was also brilliant and a credit to your team. Again, instantly put at ease and so helpful. We have just got our photos back and wish we could do it all again. Thank you for making our wedding everything we’ve ever wanted! The Wedding Team is a huge credit to the Woodman Inn. Love Katie & Guy Gledhill 16 November 2019

Perfect day in everyday
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By Tom and Simone, on 15 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Nov 2019

Hi Jordan, Really struggled to do you guys justice, hope this is okay! From the moment we approached The Woodman Inn, we were taken in by its beautiful setting and instant charm. As we walked inside, we experienced the atmosphere: friendly, cosy and welcoming. It seemed almost perfect. Then we met Jordan, the final piece of the puzzle to a perfect venue. Any words of thanks and praise I can heap on this guy do him absolutely no justice at all. The Woodman was the first place we visited on our search for a venue. It was also the last, and we cannot recommend it enough. From the very start of the process, until the very end, the service we received was faultless. Jordan answered every question, query or concern swiftly and with a personal touch, we really got the feeling we weren’t just “another customer”. Everything was made as easy as possible with Jordan and his team co-ordinating with everyone required after introductions had been made, meaning that on the big day, everything fell into place perfectly, everyone was where they needed to be, when they needed to be there and we didn’t need to worry about a thing. When the day finally came, it really was perfect. The team at the Woodman and Melanie, our florist, worked incredibly hard and made the room look absolutely stunning, both before the service and then again for dinner, which was incredible. The standard of the food was absolutely out of this world.

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By Luke & Ffion, on 04 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Oct 2019

Hi Jordan, We are back after 2 nights in Whitby. Well what can we say about our day, it was everything we wanted and more. It all went by so fast but honestly you guys were amazing. The whole team could not do enough. We've had such amazing feedback from our friends and family. We can't thank you all enough for the best day. Can't wait to receive the pictures back from our photographer. I've attached a picture we've received ??

Lost for words
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By Colette and Marc xx, on 04 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Oct 2019

In terms of feedback we’re at a bit of a loss for words, everything was so perfect and we know that a significant part of that was down to you and the team. Our day ran so smoothly and you totally smashed it with setting up our tables, you captured our vision perfectly. All we can say is a huge thank you, we wouldn’t have changed a single thing; the Woodman Inn will always be such a special place for us ?? We’ll be back with some photos and for a roast very soon! With all our thanks Colette and Marc xx

thank you so much Jordan
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By Sue Lyn & Aaron, on 08 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2019

Dear Jordan, First and foremost, my wife and I would like to extend the biggest thank you to you, Jordan, and your lovely team at the Woodman Inn; for making our wedding day so so special. We will forever remember this lovely day. From the moment we found the Woodman Inn last year, we had 5 star service from ALL the staff members. Everyone who spoked to us from the start treated us with kindness and answered all our questions. We still remember coming to the Woodman Inn 1 year ago meeting Chloe then Jordan. Both gave us a lovely tour of the venue along with describing the layout and what the wedding package entails. We are truly grateful Jordan, for your continuous and effective communication between us throughout the past year. Thank you Jordan for your kind and thoughtful personality during our final meeting. Thank you for guiding us through the final preparation and making our wedding day a successful one. Sue Lyn and I really appreciated your input/suggestions Jordan on incorporating the local tradition into our wedding ceremony. We really had lots of fun that day. Thank you for coordinating with the florist, photographers, and the cake baker on our special day. We appreciate your clear and strong voice ushering our guest on Sunday. To the wonderful chef, oh my word, the food was AMAZING. Our guest commented “Food was amazing” “I’ve never tasted such good food throughout all the weddings that I have been too” “Oh my, so yummy!” We both loved the food too! Sue Lyn and I will forever remember this special day of ours spent with family and friends at the Woodman Inn. Thank you Woodman Inn. Thank you so much Jordan. Best wishes Sue Lyn and Aaron Wedding on 6/10/19

Thank you thank you
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By Rebecca & Carl, on 11 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Oct 2019

In regards to feed back... Our day was fault-less. The team was fantastic, with great sense of humour and amazing tolerance for drunken shenanigans. The food was next level and everyone raved about it. Thank you so much for all your help leading up to and on the day. You made us feel very special and very relaxed, knowing that the days organisation was in good hands. The rooms were next level. I don't think I've had that good a nights sleep for a very long time. Please pass our thanks onto the bar team, they were fantastic and please know that we will recommend The Woodman Inn for years to come!

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