- History & About Us
Something Special, Somewhere Unique
The history of Holdsworth House is as mesmerising as its architecture. Our stunning Jacobean manor house dates back to 1633 and retains many period features. With historical ties to local luminaries including Anne Lister and the Bronte family, Holdsworth House is the perfect place to relax and treat yourself to something special, somewhere unique.
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Holdsworth Road, Halifax, HX2 9TG
Private Dining, BIRTHDAY Parties & EVENTS
Holdsworth House is synonymous with celebrating. For baby showers, milestone birthdays, anniversaries, memorials and other life celebrations, Holdsworth House can help you create wonderful memories, for a small gathering of family and friends or up to 120 guests.
Choose a beautiful private dining room, the large Stuart Room, the historic Gazebo or our cosy restaurant. Our experienced team will help you plan and deliver the most amazing event where your guests will feel truly indulged.
Arrange your event by calling 01422 240024
“We booked a Winter Ball with drinks reception and three-course meal for 65 guests... The venue is fantastic the food was superb and staff polite and helpful.”
Bridal / Baby Showers
To celebrate a forthcoming marriage or a baby’s imminent arrival, gather friends and family together for an afternoon tea party at Holdsworth House.
From £18.95 (plus £50 room hire charge) we can allocate you a fabulous private dining room. We can add some simple decorations or you can dress the room yourselves with as much colour-coded bunting and balloons as you wish. You’ll have enough sandwiches, pretty homemade patisserie treats and refreshing tea to feed all your guests, but there's plenty more we can do to make it extra special.
Call to discuss private dining on 01422 240024
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Birthdays and ANNIVERSARY PARTIES
Holdsworth House is perfect for a landmark birthday or anniversary celebration. We can host small gatherings or larger private events for up to 120 guests. Talk to us about your ideas and we'll create a bespoke price and package for you, or choose from our private dining menus.
Funeral Teas, Memorials and Wakes
For a top-class venue in West Yorkshire to celebrate the life of a recently passed loved one, Holdsworth House is the perfect choice.
Our beautiful and uplifting surroundings, award-winning food and unobtrusive, traditional service will help mark the passing of someone special in the most memorable and special way – for a small event of a few close family and friends or a larger gathering.
You can choose a hot or cold buffet selection, a wonderful restaurant meal or a seasonal afternoon tea for mourners. Or if you have something else in mind, let us know and we will be happy to work with your ideas.
Our teams work closely with all the funeral homes of West Yorkshire, so rest assured you’re in caring hands: you can be confident of the utmost diligence, attention to detail and respect from our team.
Call to discuss a wake or memorial event on 01422 240024
Private Dining Rooms
The Ayrton Room was originally a first floor bedroom. The Beatles slept here in 1964 and Jayne Mansfield in 1967. The De Aldworth Room next door is where the Fab Four and Brian Epstein took room service on John Lennon’s 24th birthday. These two small party rooms are ideal for 10-20 family and friends when you want to get together
The Abraham Brigg Room is a newly refurbished ground floor room for afternoon tea events and wedding ceremonies. It can host up to 80 for a wedding ceremony or 20 - 50 for an afternoon tea gathering. The Stuart Room - the main banqueting suite - has a private bar, cloakroom facilities, dance floor and adjoining Colonnade Courtyard for events up to 150 guests.
The Gazebo, beside the sunken Parterre garden, is a small room for totally unique space for private dining for up to four people.
Arrange a free show round to see the rooms for yourself and to discuss your event with an expert party planner.
Host a Roast is a popular party idea to gather family and friends for a home cooked roast or pie menu for sharing around a large table. From £30 per person for three courses choose from the Holdsworth House Pie Collection, Classic Host a Roast or the Ultimate Tasting Menu – there is something for all tastes and budgets.
Afternoon tea remains a popular choice for parties too and can be seasonally adapted to suit your event. Start with handmade canapés or a drinks reception - whatever your plans, we have plenty of ideas we can share.