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Get married outdoors in West Yorkshire
In addition to five indoor rooms, Holdsworth House offers you the unique chance for an outdoor wedding in one of two areas, the pretty Colonnade Courtyard or the Garden Gazebo.
COURTYARD WEDDING VENUE
The beautiful, historic Colonnade Courtyard is nestled snugly in the centre part of the hotel, it features an outdoor fireplace, large candle-filled lanterns and floral borders, beautiful Yorkshire stone flags and a pillared porch.
At the back of the courtyard is a doorway where the bridal party will walk from the main house entrance and down the aisle.
For courtyard weddings, the marriage ceremony takes place beneath the porch. It is perfect for small and intimate weddings, and it seats up to 60 guests. There is plenty of standing space too, allowing up to 80 guests altogether, with ceremonies lasting around 20 minutes.
We can provide the chair covers or you can select your own. You can even have musicians to play. At dusk we light the Courtyard with lanterns and lights, making it picture-perfect.
GARDEN WEDDING VENUE
The gardens at Holdsworth house are simply stunning and tended to by our long-term gardener John. Each year we plan a colour palette of pretty border plants and hanging baskets. The Sunken Parterre garden bursts with bulbs in spring and the clematis on the house facade is awash with colour in summer.
The Garden Gazebo is fully licensed by Calderdale Registrars for outdoor marriage ceremonies. So, from from May – September, we can cater for your big outdoor wedding – up to 120 guests* – on the lawn. You can dress the Garden Gazebo in whatever style you wish. Our picture shows styling by Pamella Dunn Weddings.
An Historic Outdoor Wedding Venue
Picture your wedding ceremony taking place between two historic, weeping ash trees, which date from the 18th century. The trees were planted by the Wadsworth Family in 1821 and form a beautful, twisted canopy around the gazebo. In the 1980s, the house owners imported a third weeping ash, and planted it near the sunken Parterre garden.
A Memorable Ceremony
We will set out comfy, New England-style, folding wedding chairs on the lawn, creating an aisle down the centre. After your ceremony, we’ll move the chairs so you can enjoy the gardens and terraces for your drinks, canapes and photos.
We can play your favourite wedding music through our system or we’ll position live musicians on the terrace.
If the weather is poor, we’ll move your ceremony indoors before it begins. Since yours will be the only wedding of the day, you’ll have the beautiful Abraham Brigg Room or the Stuart Room on standby, just in case.
Book a free show round appointment online *A set up fee applies to Garden Gazebo, please call for details. To be married at Holdsworth House you need to book the Calderdale Registrar direct on 01422 288080; they perform your legal marriage service at the hotel, for which there is a fee payable direct to them. Standard wedding terms and conditions apply. Main photo courtesy of James Tracey Photography. Courtyard image courtesy of James Hey Piano