We can cater for around 75 seated guests, or 120 buffet style guests in our dining room, or choose a marquee option for larger weddings. Our beautiful Lodge and three and half acres of grounds provide the perfect setting for the most memorable wedding photographs. Our atmospheric Jacobean wood panelled ceremonies room is licensed for
civil weddings. The History of The Old Lodge
The Old Lodge was originally built in 1604 as the Gatehouse to the Castle of Malton.
In about 1670 or so the property was left to two sisters, Margaret and Mary Eure. They squabbled over ownership until the Sheriff decided to demolish the property and allocate each of them a pile of stones! This, quite unbelievably, is exactly what happened, starting with the now long forgotten Mansion house, which stood at the end of what is now our lawn.Fortunately the sisters reached a compromise moments before the Gatehouse was pulled down.
The Old Lodge is perfect for the winter wedding. Just imagine, mulled wine, our roaring log fire, stunning christmas decorations and even guarenteed snow from our snow machine - perfect for photographs! Discounts are available weekday and winter weddings.
Weekday weddings can often have the advantage of having a more intimate and exclusive feel. For smaller weddings we can offer you a private dining experience in our Jacobean Hall for parties up to 14-16.
The Old Lodge is a listed building, and its grounds are a National Monument, due to the ancient treasures that may lie beneath, just waiting to be discovered.
The Old Lodge has been open for guests accommodation since August 1996.
As we hold a Civil Ceremonies license you can choose to be married at the Lodge as well as hold your reception. You will need to contact the Registrar or Vicar prior to confirming date just to make sure they are available.