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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Set in the centre of the historic hamlet Huddersfield, England, The Woodman Inn is a beautifully refurbished 18-century country inn and wedding venue. It offers a stunning backdrop for photographs, impeccable service and unrivalled attention to detail.

Facilities and Capacity

The Woodman Inn has two very special event spaces on offer, both of which are unique in their own way. The Country Room is the intimate and historic country inn wedding venue, comfortably seating between 40 and 80 people. The Garden Room is a glass structure located in its very own gardens, secluded and hidden away from the world. Seating anything between 60 and 150, The Garden Room makes for a light and airy setting.

Services Offered

The Woodman Inn is fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies. For your special day, you will have exclusive use of the property, accommodation for your guests and a personal event planner. From dressing the room in your favourite colours to finding that special piece of music for your all-important first dance, this planner's attention to detail is second-to-none. The Woodman Inn's team also creates your very own personalised package and menu, designed in partnership with talented chefs.

19 beautifully refurbished en-suite rooms and three cosy cottages are also available for overnight accommodations. These have been lovingly and tastefully modernised with comfortable furnishings, each with its own unique twist, all in keeping with the venue's 18th-century heritage.

The venue is also dog friendly with ample parking.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for The Woodman Inn

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5.0 out of 5 rating
286 reviews
100% recommend it
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Charlotte S. Sent on 12/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST day of our lives!

We got married at The Woodman Inn on 10.11.2023 and it was simply amazing! We booked our wedding nearly two years prior and the team were so supportive from the moment we booked it (especially Kieran) and still are now nearly a month after our wedding day! I never felt like I sent too many emails or any question was too much. We asked for special arrangements for some of our guests and nothing was too much and Kieran offered great advice.

Kieran, Jordan, Ben and the whole team went above and beyond to make sure our day was more than perfect! All our guests have said how much they loved the day, loved their stay in the gorgeous rooms and were so complementary of the staff, the food, the venue and how the day went and trust me there some harsh critics there. The staff were so friendly, welcoming and accommodating to all the guests. Our supplier also were so complimentary of you and the team and together you all made the day.

Since the wedding everybody has asked me, 'how did it go? did everything go to plan' and I can honestly say everything went to plan and I cannot fault a single thing. Our wedding day was simply amazing and that is down to the team at the Woodman - I will always recommend the Woodman Inn and it will always have a special place in my heart!

My advice to any bride and groom - visit The Woodman Inn, book a view and honestly, if you're looking for a gorgeous, picturesque venue with amazing staff and gorgeous food - The Woodman is the venue for you!
Stephen S. Sent on 10/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding at the Woodman Inn

The Woodman Inn
Well all of this started for sue and I around 18 months ago. I had proposed and Sue said yes so the next big thing for us was the location of the wedding. We looked at quite a few locations but got the this is it moment when we visited one of the wedding open days. We met Ben who showed us around the venue we looked at the diary for our date and that was it all we needed to do was pay. Now anyone who has been through a marriage will know that it’s certainly not cheap but the woodman will tailor your day to your needs and your budget they will also keep you on track with what you should have done by now and what is still to do. They have a full team and all of them know exactly what they are doing. Sue put a lot of effort into this but so did ben and the rest of the guys we had a wonderful day to remember and so did our guests the food was fantastic and it came out with military precision. Indeed the hole day slipped from one thing to the next seamlessly and that’s why you should have your best day at the woodman they know what the are doing because they have done it before I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Thank you for making our special day come true. The venue also has 19 rooms that they hold for you so that if your guests need accommodation they can book through you and don’t have the worry of getting home after what is a very long and fluid day. The only other advice I can give is take some time in the day to just sit down together and relax and look around you and enjoy your moment because for you and your partner it seems to go by in a flash. Again thank you Ben and the rest of the team for our day we will always remember you.
Zoey G. Sent on 26/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Can I Give 6 Stars?

Best. Day. Ever.

We had the pleasure of getting married at the Woodman back in February and the entire process, from planning to execution, was beyond seamless thanks to the team at The Woodman.

We wanted a venue that felt cosy and intimate while allowing us the flexibility to DIY the shit out of the place, and The Country Room at The Woodman Inn was absolutely perfect. We spent an entire year making 1,000 origami paper cranes to deck out the room and it looked bloody brilliant, with plenty of advice from the team on how to hang them. They even let us access the room the day before (as there was no wedding on) to set up, offering help where needed.

On the day the team worked quietly behind the scenes to make sure EVERYTHING was perfect, from filling up popcorn to rallying the troops, and distributing sake.

Special shout-out to Ben who had the downright awful job of having to take down 1,000 paper canes at 12:30am 😅

If you're considering The Woodman - DO IT.
Rebecca B. Sent on 29/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue, 5* star food, organised and proffesional

We had the best day on our wedding day, it was made so easy to plan and organise our big day, commuincation between us and the woodman inn was really good and we always recieved quick responses to any queries we had, they helped to make sure we knew what we needed to organise beforehand and made it easy for us to do so, the food was amazing they catered to various allergens and me being coeliac myself felt so reassured that they knew about my allergen and ended up with pretty much the same food as the rest of the guests which made the meal so enjoyable and took a stress out of my day, the venue looked amazing and the day all ran smoothly we can't thank all the staff enough.
Marcus J. Sent on 28/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Everything and more !

Wow what can I say ! We were blown away. It was the most amazing day. Kieran and the staff at the Woodman are simply the best there are they made our day a day we certainly will remember forever. The food was 100% .
The venue is the most magical place tucked away in our area, really just so so well organised without fuss, what a real pleasure to deal with a business and people on top of their game !
Jasmine Sent on 28/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect experience

Our whole experience at the Woodman was incredible from start to finish. We knew this was the place for us the first time we visited… the staff were both welcoming and friendly, and we were wowed by how beautiful and intimate the venue was. The whole planning process was seamless and wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Kieran, who was so accommodating and always on hand to answer any questions. The day itself was perfect, we were married within the venue’s beautiful gardens and celebrated the rest of our day in the country room. The food was a particular highlight, with guests mentioning how much they enjoyed their meals and that it was the best wedding meal they had - we went for the salmon and can say it was the best salmon we’ve had. All in all, we couldn’t recommend this place enough. The venue, the food, the value for money and most of all the team, who made our wedding day the most incredible day of our lives!
Helen C. Sent on 28/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 2024

We had our wedding here last February.
Kieran, Ben and the team did an amazing job of making our day a special one and it all ran like clockwork.
The food was better than we could have imagined and all the guests commented as to how good it was.
Thank you to the Woodman Inn for a memorable day.
Katy Sent on 28/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever!!!

We got married in June 2023 and had the best day ever at the Woodman Inn! Jordan, Kieran and the team were so professional and the day ran so smoothly - we didn’t have to worry about anything! They were really flexible with our ideas, and helped make the day personal to us. We received so many compliments about the food, the staff and the DJ. The setting was perfect for our hot sunny day and we chose the venue knowing it would be great in the rain as well. It was like we were in another world. Can’t recommend the team and the Woodman Inn enough!!
James C. Sent on 23/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfection: A Masterclass in True Hospitality

Kieran and the team at The Woodman Inn ensured that our wedding day was, indeed, the perfection people talk about. People want the personal touch and the no-worries day, and the food to be amazing, and no one to be bored, and everyone to be happy. They do it all, and more.
Two years ago, we were shown around by Jordan and knew it was the one. A brightly lit pub opens up into a warren of superbly decorated rooms - a canvas for a relaxed, cosy wedding.
However, it cannot be expressed more strongly how, without the staff, the building would be soulless. It is them that make it harmonious. Despite our needs and requests, we didn't meet a disgruntled face, not a complaint, not a cutting line - they know that the team they have and the resources they have created are at the forefront of hospitality in 2023: a difficult accomplishment in the currently climate.
The food - the best our guests had ever had at a wedding. The service - the best our guests had ever had at a wedding (and believe us, they told us!). The lack of judgement and complete professionalism - noticeable and humbling. We came as clients and left as friends.
Kieran - the Weddings Manager - you were the antidote to our stress and nerves. Ben - you received a million compliments about your candour and work ethic. Jordan - you lead a team of wonderful people who must get up every morning and be proud to be part of a forward thinking, hospitable team with a true desire to pursue the best.
And if you want the best, book The Woodman for your wedding. Thank you all.
Jody B. Sent on 20/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best in the business 🤍

Where do I even start with how fantastic this place is? I visited the Woodman Inn at the back end of last year when searching for a wedding venue. We were looking for somewhere that looked the part, of course, but the main thing was that we wanted a warm and relaxing atmosphere.

I met Kieran at the first meeting (who is absolutely wonderful, might I add) and I just LOVED the place. We decided to go back a few days later for the wedding open day, and after seeing it all set up, we booked there and then. We went for dinner and an overnight stay a few months before our wedding for my partners birthday, and it was so lovely. All of the staff were so friendly and welcoming, and the food was divine.

The run up to the wedding.. I could not have asked for more, honestly. Kieran, Jordan and Ben were absolute saviours. So helpful, offered advice, checked in with us regularly, always available to speak to one of them. And then came the day..

IT WAS INCREDIBLE!!!! The chef worked with us to create a Mediterranean style dinner, it was amazing! And the sticky toffee pudding is, hands down, the best on the planet. We danced and drank the night away with our loved ones and it was everything we wished for. My new husband said the breakfast was also amazing, I unfortunately can't comment on this due to the massive hangover that prevented me from eating it 🤣, but it looked delicious.

I honestly believe the team at this place are the best in the business, every single one of them.

The Woodman Inn will forever hold a special place in our hearts and we can't wait to return.

Thank you for everything.
Mr & Mrs Berry x
Laura C. Sent on 17/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best day ever!

Surreal from start to finish, the best day of our lives. The team are brilliant. Special thanks to Kieran for everything he did for us, before, during and after. Wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you so much!
Orica T. Sent on 12/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best day!

The first and only wedding venue we visited was the Woodman Inn. We knew as soon as we got there that it was THE ONE. The venue itself and the surroundings are beautiful and give off the relaxed vibe that we wanted for our special day.

We got married on 22/09/23 in the garden room and the day couldn’t have been better! Our guests absolutely loved the venue and we received so many lovely comments about the staff and the food.

From start to finish, the whole team were so lovely, especially Kieran, who was extremely helpful and accommodating! We chose to take a super relaxed approach to our wedding planning and Kieran made that possible.

Thank you so much for making our day so special!

Orica & Zach xx
Matt D. Sent on 12/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Day at the Perfect Venue!

Kieran and the team handcrafted and delivered our perfect day. The level of service was outstanding, the food was exceptional and the team couldn't do enough for us. From beginning to end, Kieran was on hand to take the stress of the big day away and nothing was too much trouble! Couldn't recommend this place enough for an experience to remember!
Tracey S. Sent on 07/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Stress Free Wedding - Book here now

Wonderful Venue, Amazing food, lovely accomodation and setting for your special day.
Most important feedback we could give to any couple trying to decide if this venue is for you would be the staff here will make your day. Every member of staff makes you feel like the most important couple in the world. Everything is taken care of, true professionals, excellent customer service and attention to detail. Everything we asked for was accommodated and even more that we didn't ask for but came as standard (very high standard).
The whole experience from first visit to leaving the morning after our wonderful wedding day was faultless. I would not hesitate to recommend the Woodman and their wonderful team.
thank you for making our wedding such an amazing experience
Tracey & Dave Stonehouse
Claire W. Sent on 02/03/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wonderful venue, amazing team, glorious food!

The Woodman Inn went over and above to ensure our special day was the best it could’ve been. Kieran was great in every meeting running up to the big day and corresponding on the smallest of details to ensure less stress our end. Ben was amazing on the day snd was there every time I looked for him to ask ‘what’s next ?’ A wonderful team, gorgeous venue and amazing food! We would highly recommend!

Claire & Craig
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