Whilst living in Kenya in 2009, Tom fell in love with luxury camping and felt that there was a huge gap in the market at his home and native county of Yorkshire for this alternative way to holiday. After researching various options Tom discovered the huge benefits of the beautiful structures known as yurts. Light and airy in summer and warm and cosy in winter the yurts were ideal for the UK ‘Glamping market.’ Yorkshire Yurts holidays was born 2010.

Due to requests from guests wanting to hire yurts for parties and weddings, in 2011 Yorkshire Yurts purchased their very first large 33ft yurt suitable for a whole host of events and special occassions. Strong demand and positive feedback has meant the business continues to evolve and over the years both the number of yurts and the team has grown.

In 2012, the difference between the holiday and hire business ensued the Yorkshire Yurts holiday division became known as Yurtshire whilst Yorkshire Yurts continued to specialise in Weddings, Parties and Events.

Here at Yorkshire Yurts we know how important your event is and how we will only get one chance to make it amazing. Whilst your colour schemes, party size and canapés might change, we pride ourselves on being able to be your constant throughout the planning process.  Knowing that you will be dealing directly with one of the Yorkshire Yurts team throughout the entire process you can be assured that we will do our utmost to ensure your hopes and visions for your event become a reality.

Whether you are planning a corporate event, a private birthday or a big wedding celebration, we can promise a professional service, friendly staff and the most beautiful British handcrafted yurts and marquees. We’ll always be happy to help so don’t hesitate to pick up the phone!

Meet the Team

Tom Sterne – Founder and Chief Yurt Man

Tom formally worked as a qualified Chartered Surveyor before setting up Yorkshire Yurts. A self confessed yurt lover Tom set up the business in 2010 as a ‘one man band’ and is now proud to have a great team of passionate fellow yurt lovers behind him.

Rosie Spencer – Event, Party and Wedding Coordinator

Rosie joined the team in June 2015 with a wealth of experience in customer service and project management. Rosie will ensure that your party, event or wedding is planned perfectly; she’ll take away any stress you may have and answer all your questions, making sure that your booking runs smoothly from start to finish.

Sarah-Jane Stapleton – Events and Marketing Executive

Sarah-Jane joined us in June 2016 having previously gained a multitude of skills and knowledge working in the hospitality and events industries. As our newest member of the team, she plans Yorkshire Yurts’ internal events such as our wedding fairs and Christmas parties, as well as being on hand for any enquiries from our sister site Yurtshire.

Yurt and Marquee Crew

Our hardworking team that help make all your events become a reality! Working through wind, rain and snow, no structure is too much trouble.


Ollie Hemsley – Operations Manager




Dean Gray – Yurt and Marquee Riggers




Alex Riley – Yurt and Marquee Riggers




We look forward to working with you! – The Yorkshire Yurts team

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