Weddings

Holdsworth House is one of the premier, award-winning wedding venues in West Yorkshire.

I Do Best Wedding Venue Winner 2016

Finalist Yorkshire's Large Hotel of the Year 2015, 2016 and 2017

National Wedding Awards shortlist Best Historic Venue 2018

95% of those enquiring about weddings at Holdsworth House book on their 1st visit.

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 A UNIQUE WEDDING VENUE

OVER 50 YEARS' EXPERIENCE OF WEDDINGS

Every wedding is special and unique to us. At Holdsworth House we know how to turn a good wedding into a great one: we've been hosting the best weddings and parties since 1963. Yours will be the only wedding on the day and it will run like clockwork, so that you have the time of your life.

A WEDDING VENUE LIKE NOWHERE ELSE

An historic Jacobean manor, Holdsworth House is hidden from view by three acres of beautiful gardens. You'll find it close to Halifax town centre in West Yorkshire and packed full of character with so many historic architectural features and period quirks.

The house dates back to 1633 and the facade is a photographer’s dream whichever season you get married in. Inside there are 38 bedrooms for your guests to stay over and our 2 AA Rosette kitchen team is ready to cook your wedding breakfast fresh, for maximum flavour and quality.

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TripAdvisor Holdsworth House"The venue is amazing. It has character and charm. The food is excellent and fully deserves its rating. The wedding day was amazing. Ran beautifully and all staff involved made it a truly special day.” Tripadvisor, January 2018

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WEDDING OPEN DAY

We're busy finding a date for our next wedding open day. In the meantime, book a free show round at a time and date to suit you. Call 01422 240024 or email our wedding team.

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Abraham Brigg Room, (non standard chairs)
Abraham Brigg Room, (non standard chairs)
Stuart Room
Stuart Room

CEREMONY ROOMS

For small weddings you can hire The Ayrton Room or De Aldworth Room - originally both first floor bedrooms; The Beatles slept here in 1964. These rooms are great for up to 20 guests and you might get married in one and dine in the other. Alternatively the Hall, the Mullion Room (restaurant) or the Panel Room are beautiful for marriage ceremonies up to 20 guests.

The Gazebo, beside the sunken Parterre garden, is a totally unique space for weddings in warmer months, for up to ten guests.

Up to 80 guests: The Abraham Brigg Room is a ground floor room that can host up to 80 guests for a wedding ceremony. You can get married in here and have your wedding breakfast in the Stuart Room.

Up to 120 guests: The Stuart Room is the largest suite, has a private bar, cloakroom facilities, dance floor and adjoining Colonnade Courtyard. This is perfect for weddings up to 120 guests for a ceremony and reception meal, and up to 150 for your evening party.

Outdoor weddings are also possible for up to 120 guests May to September on the house lawns, or up to 60 guests in the Colonnade Courtyard at Holdsworth House. Click here to read more.

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Wedding FAQs

Once a provisional reservation has been made, an option on the date will be reserved for 14 days after which time the reservation will be released automatically if a deposit has not been received. To secure a reservation we require a non refundable, non transferable deposit of £1500.00

Minimum numbers apply on key dates Friday – Sunday as follows:

From 1st April to 31st December

Minimum 80 day guests and 100 evening reception guests for Saturday weddings and Sundays before a Bank Holiday.

Minimum 60 day guests and 80 evening reception guests for a Friday or Sunday wedding.

Minimum 15 bedrooms must be booked for Saturday wedding and Sundays before a Bank Holiday.

How do I book?
  1. Once a provisional reservation has been made, an option on the date will be reserved for 14 days;
  2. You will be asked to read and accept our Terms and Conditions;
  3. To secure a reservation a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of £1500.00 is required. After 14 days if a deposit has not been received the reservation will be automatically released.

Minimum numbers apply 1st April to 31st December on the following days of the week:

  • Saturdays and Sundays before a Bank Holiday: minimum 80 adult day guests and 100 adult evening guests, plus a minimum 15 bedrooms
  • Fridays and Sundays: minimum 60 adult day guests and 80 adult evening guests
What licenses does Holdsworth House hold?

Holdsworth House is fully licensed for marriages by official council registrars and can host your entire wedding day: your marriage ceremony, wedding breakfast and your evening reception.

You can be married in any room at Holdsworth House; the Gazebo is the smallest wedding venue in England. You can even marry outdoors, beneath the Colonnade Courtyard or the Garden Gazebo.

The hotel is licensed to sell alcohol until Midnight for wedding guests, with music ending at 12.30am. Hotel residents can be served alcohol in the hotel bar until 1.00am.

Do you hold more than one wedding a day?

No we only permit one wedding per day.

I only want a small wedding; can I still hold it at Holdsworth House?

Yes you can have a big wedding or a small wedding: we have packages for both or can create something bespoke for you. There are five rooms available for eight to 120 guests seated comfortably. Evening receptions can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Do you cater for LGBT couples?

Yes we welcome all couples

Are children counted in wedding numbers?

Children don’t count for minimum numbers in our wedding packages – these have to be adult places. But children are counted in your final numbers to ensure everyone has enough space at the dining tables. We can fit up to 120 people for a reception or 150 in the evening. Children can dine from our special children’s wedding menu or have half portions of the adult meal. Any child taking a full adult meal will be counted as adults and charged the full rate.

Do my guests get a special overnight room rate?

Yes, you will be allocated a special wedding rate for your party, which is valid up to 6 weeks out and only bookable direct. Rooms are sold on a first come first serve basis and the rate is available up to six weeks before your wedding date. Within six weeks of your wedding date, if your guests haven’t yet booked, they will be required to pay our Best Available Rate, which could be higher than the wedding rate but – if booked direct - is always £5 cheaper than any other website.

There are 38 ensuite bedrooms including twin rooms, doubles, suites, interconnecting rooms, accessible rooms and dog-friendly rooms.

Will there be other guests in the hotel?

Yes, unless you take out Exclusive Use there may be other hotel guests and restaurant diners, however they will not be permitted access to the areas designated to your wedding party.

Can I hold a religious ceremony at Holdsworth House?

Religious ceremonies cannot be held at Holdsworth House: it is not a designated religious site. You can get married in the religious venue of your choice and then hold your wedding reception and evening party with us. Civil marriages/partnerships are permitted here and conducted by the Halifax Registrars.

Can I bring decorations beforehand?

Yes you can bring table gifts or decorations to the hotel the day before and we will store them for you. It is unlikely you will have access to the function room until the morning of your wedding. Our team can put simple table decorations/gifts out for you if you provide clear instructions and plenty of notice. Please speak to our wedding coordinator to discuss your ideas.

Can we bring our own drinks?

Sorry no, we don’t offer a corkage service. Holdsworth House has a strict policy of bringing no alcohol onto the property; any evidence of such will result in immediate confiscation and a fee chargeable to the bride/groom as listed in the contract that you are required to sign. Holdsworth House will not tolerate the use of any illegal drugs or narcotics by any person on the premises: any illegal drugs found on any persons or on the premises will result in the management immediately notifying the police.

Where will the bride/groom get ready at the hotel?

If you are getting married at the hotel we allocate a changing room to your bridal party for you to use the morning of your wedding, usually a Suite. Most brides/grooms book this room the night before their wedding.

Can I allocate certain bedrooms at the hotel to certain guests?

Yes any bedroom can be booked by paying a £50.00 non-refundable deposit per night. To allocate rooms to VIPs in your party call Reception on 01422 240024; our team can put a guest’s name to specific rooms.

Are your rooms Accessible?

Yes we have Accessible bedrooms with wide doors and showers, and ramps for accessing the function rooms by wheelchair. Designated parking spaces and an Accessible cloakroom are also available close to reception. As an historic building Holdsworth House does not have a lift and the ground floor has three small sections of stairs, which are avoided by Accessible routes outside the building. The quickest route for wheelchair users to the Stuart Room from reception/cloakroom is 10 metres across the car park and via the fire doors.

If you can't find the answer to your question just get in touch and we'll be really happy to help.

Talk to the wedding team on 01422 232359

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