Outdoor WeddingsBook a show round appointment
In addition to five indoor rooms, Holdsworth House in West Yorkshire offers you the unique chance to get married outdoors in one of two areas, the pretty Colonnade Courtyard or the Garden Gazebo.
Our 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, Yorkshire stone flags and a pillared porch.
To the Courtyard’s rear is a double doorway where the bridal party enters the aisle. Your marriage ceremony takes place beneath the pillared porch – the Colonnade.
The Courtyard is perfect for small and intimate weddings, seating up to 60 guests. There is standing room too, allowing up to 80 guests altogether. Wedding ceremonies last around 20 minutes.
We can provide chair covers as pictured with a choice of sashes, or you can arrange your own. You can even have musicians to play (James Hey Piano pictured) At dusk we light the Courtyard with lanterns and string lights – it’s wonderfully pretty.
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 and flowers.
The Garden Gazebo is fully licensed by Calderdale Registrars for outdoor marriage ceremonies. So, from from May to September, you gan get married outdoors on the lawn with up to 120 guests. You can dress the Garden Gazebo in whatever style you wish.
Your wedding ceremony taking place inside the gazebo, between the two historic weeping ash trees that date from the 18th century. The trees were planted by the Wadsworth family in 1821 and form a beautful, twisted canopy around the gazebo.
Your guests will sit on comfortable New England-style, folding chairs, which create an aisle for you to walk down. After your ceremony you can enjoy the gardens and terraces for your drinks, canapes and photos. We can play your favourite wedding music through our sound system or you can hire live musicians to play on the terrace.
Outdoor Weddings: When it rains
If the weather forecast is poor, we’ll make the call to move your ceremony indoors before it begins so that you needn’t worry about it on the day. Since yours will be the only wedding here at Holdsworth House, you’ll have the beautiful Abraham Brigg Room or the Stuart Room already on standby, just in case.
Book a show round appointment
A garden ceremony set up fee applies May to September. 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