Judges Country House Hotel
Judges Country House Hotel
tel:- +44 1642 789000
web address:- www.judgeshotel.co.uk/
Judges Country House Hotel :-
Venue type - Hotel
Venue type - Restaurant
Venue type: Country House Hotel
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 5
Function room names and capacities:
Courtyard Suite - Max of 200
Garden Room - Max of 50
Conservatory Restaurant - Max of 60
The Dom Perignon Dining Room - Max of 8
Orchard Marquee - Max of 150
Guests rooms available: 21
Honeymoon suite available: 2
Garden suitable for marquees: Yes
Choice of wedding breakfast menus - Yes
Alcohol License - Yes
Toastmaster Available - Yes
Dedicated wedding planner available - Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies - Yes
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted - Yes
Dance Floor - Yes
Evening Reception Facilities - Yes
Car Parking Facilities - Yes
Ideal Honeymoon Venue
Tables chairs linens and tableware included
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Yes, we have 31 acres of gardens (includes waterfalls, bridges, secret garden and landscaped lawns)
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Yes, in all rooms
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Yes
Venue special features: Exclusive use of the Courtyard Suite and it's private garden
Best kept secret of the north east
Venue History: History plays quite a part in this gracious country house hotel and its extensive grounds.
Built on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors in 1881 for the former engineering family, the Richardson s of Hartlepool, Kirklevington Hall was their home throughout the 1914-1918 war during which most of the family was lost.
Following the death of the only surviving member in 1940, the estate passed into the hands of a Hartlepool entrepreneur prior to being requisitioned by the Army towards the end of the last World War.
The Army built a massive bunker within the grounds, which became a vital, secret command centre for the North East. With two feet thick reinforced concrete walls, it has now been converted to a modern residence for members of the Downs family- Judges current owners.
During the 1970 s Kirklevington Hall became home to the country s Judges when they were on circuit to Middlesbrough courts hence the current name.
In 1989 the circuit Judges no longer required the Hall and it was acquired by the Downs family. They were no strangers to developing high quality country house hotels as they had already created Crathorne Hall Hotel, prior to selling it as a successful operation to the Virgin group.
Extensive utility development and a total refurbishment programme were undertaken and in 1994, Judges at Kirklevington Hall was launched. The Family and its small team, many of whom worked alongside them at Crathorne, subsequently set about restoring the 22 acre grounds to their former glory.
The beautiful gardens now comprise graceful lawns that sweep down from the Hall s sunny terraces to a tiny river, which meanders across the estate via waterfalls and under ornate bridges. There are extensive rhododendron beds, formal features, herbaceous borders and a herb garden which provides the Kitchen with fresh produce. There is also a Victorian walled garden graced by old fruit trees and current developments incorporate a sizeable vegetable garden and greenhouse.
Natural woodlands complete with a network of unobtrusive pathways provide guests with a chance to stroll, jog or simply sit quietly on a shady wayside seat and watch the many birds, squirrels and rabbits at play or even the occasional deer or pheasant who wander into the grounds to sample the lush vegetation.
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