Wedding Photography at The Woodman Inn

Jun 13, 2022

I love photographing weddings at The Woodman Inn. It’s a beautiful 18th-century venue in the countryside village of Thunderbridge just outside Huddersfield. It is in such a picturesque setting and has everything close by that you need on your wedding day which makes it a really popular venue for both local couples and those from further afield. I’m proud to be a recommended supplier and photograph several weddings a year here. 

If you’re planning a wedding at The Woodman Inn, have a little read of this for information, ideas, and inspiration. 


There are three beautifully renovated cottages (think small windows, low beams, country charm) with a living area and bedrooms, providing plenty of space for many people getting ready together. It’s only a short walk from here to the ceremony, and two of the cottages are dog-friendly.

The Country Room

The Country Room is located upstairs in the Woodman Inn. It is an ‘L’ shaped room, but if you don’t have many guests coming, part of it can be partitioned off. The Country Room accommodates a maximum of 60 guests. 

The Country Room can be laid out in different ways for the reception meal. You can have a top table either in front of the windows or opposite the main doors. I’ve seen long tables set up and arrangements with smaller tables too – both work well. The dancefloor is located to the left of the main part of the room. There is room for a DJ and photobooth. You could fit a small band here too.

The Garden Room

The Garden Room is located opposite The Woodman Inn itself. You cross the road and then follow a little path down past The Orangery to find it. This option is similar in shape and size to a marquee but more of a permanent structure, so you get the advantage of a warm space and carpet flooring. The Garden Room is really big and can have up to 150 guests in it. It is the perfect space for ceremonies, receptions and the p-a-r-t-y!

Mix and Match

The lovely thing about these two spaces is that you can just have one for the whole day, or use a mixture. You could get married in The Country Room and then head to The Garden Room for your reception, or you might have your ceremony in The Garden Room, then food in The Country Room, before heading back to The Garden Room for the party. There are different costs depending on what you choose, but I love this flexibility.

Outside Space

Outside The Garden Room is a beautiful little space overlooking the stream (there is a fence to avoid anyone falling in after too many lemonades!). This space always reminds me of the 1990’s film Fairytale as it feels like a magical little fairy glen. On nice weather days (which can happen in any month or season with this being Yorkshire),  this is the perfect space for everyone to chill and enjoy the day. You can even fit a bouncy castle in this space. 

This garden also works well if you would like a few group photos or portraits. There is a little wooded clearing which makes a brilliant backdrop. There are other spots just a short walk away which are perfect for sneaking off for some photographs.

The path between the river and The Orangery that leads down to The Garden room is the perfect spot for confetti.

The Orangery

The Orangery houses the bar which can be used after your ceremony, regardless of whether you use The Country Room or The Garden Room for your day.

The Food

The food at The Woodman Inn is nothing short of delicious. It is all prepared freshly on-site. 


There are two large car parks with plenty of parking for your guests. There is also some street parking outside the pub itself. 


There are 19 rooms/suites which can allow up to 40 guests to stay. Three of these rooms are dog-friendly too.  If you need additional accommodation, The Foxglove Hotel is about a 3-minute drive away. It is also only a 15-minute drive into Huddersfield where there are more hotels available. 

The Team

The team at The Woodman Inn are very accommodating and friendly. They work tirelessly to ensure that weddings run smoothly and professionally. I always feel really welcomed and looked after here, so I can only imagine how it feels to the wedding couple.

Want to see more from The Woodman Inn? Check out Lizzie and Oly’s big here or Ash and Adam’s day here.

Hey There!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post!

My name is Anna and I’m a photographer based in North West England specialising in fun and chilled weddings. Please check out the rest of my blog for more wedding inspiration and planning tips or follow me on instagram.

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