calendar of events

Discover what's on at Holdsworth House Hotel in Halifax. We've put together a collection of dining, workshop and wedding events throughout the year to offer you something special, somewhere unique.

APRIL 2019

Watercolour Workshop

Join professional artist Paul Marlor for a masterclass in watercolour painting at Holdsworth House in Halifax. We are running two courses: Thursday 11 April and Thursday 26 September 2019.

The workshops are suitable for all levels of painting ability from beginner to advanced. All materials are included and you’ll get a mount to frame your picture to take home with you. You’ll also get a two-course buffet lunch and a tea and coffee station.

The courses take place in the Courtyard, gardens or in the Abraham Brigg room. Feel free to bring any still life object you wish to paint.

  • £85 per person
  • Commence 10.30am
  • Lunch break 1.30pm
  • Finish 4.00pm
  • Prepayment required in advance


Easter Sunday Lunch on 21 April 2019 will be a traditional three-course Sunday roast menu, served 12pm - 2.30pm for £25.50 per adult. Children can choose half portions or dine from the children's menu. The three course menu is also available on Easter Monday.

Private dining rooms can be booked for families for an additional £50 room hire.

An Easter Afternoon Tea will be served throughout the week, 15 - 22 April 1pm - 5pm. Expect some chocolate patisserie treats and freshly baked hot cross buns instead of scones.

MAY 2019


On Sunday 19 May 2019 come and view Holdsworth House as a wedding venue. At our open days you can see the bedrooms and suites, ceremony rooms and wedding reception rooms. Taste handmade canapes, stroll around the grounds and meet our wedding team. Bring as many family and friends with you as you wish!

Our open day runs 12 - 4.00pm

(Please note our open days are a chance for you to browse Holdsworth House, they are not supplier wedding fairs. See November section for our next wedding fair).

September 2019

Watercolour Workshop

The second of our Watercolour Workshops with professional artist Paul Marlor.  Thursday 26 September 2019.

Includes all materials, two-course buffet lunch and a tea and coffee station.

  • £85 per person
  • Commence 10.30am
  • Lunch break 1.30pm
  • Finish 4.00pm
  • Prepayment required in advance

November 2019

Christmas Door Wreath Workshops

  • Friday 22 November and Monday 25 November
  • £47.50 per person. Prepayment required in advance
  • 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Join us for an afternoon of creativity, craft and cake!

Back by popular demand, Karen Longbotton of Finishing Touches Florist in Huddersfield will help you create a live, festive wreath to take home and hang on your door all the way up to Christmas. It's always a brilliant event with everything supplied.

Rings will be ready-mossed by Karen and you'll learn how to correctly add the foliage and as many ribbons, baubles and trimmings as you want! Lots of tips and tricks of the floristry trade will be revealed.

Includes full afternoon tea served at 4. 00pm

Wedding Fair

Each November we host the Holdsworth House Wedding Fair. Unlike our open days, the wedding fair invites many wedding suppliers to exhibit their wares. Come and meet with florists, photographers, car hire companies, bridal wear boutiques, cake makers and jewellers.

Our wedding team will be at the fair too to answer any questions you have about available dates.

Sunday 10 November 2019, 12-4pm

December 2019

Christmas Celebrations

Information coming soon.