Wedding Ceremonies

At Holdsworth House you can hold your civil partnership or marriage ceremony in any room within the hotel or even outdoors for a romantic courtyard or garden wedding.

Book a show round appointment and you will receive a gift experience voucher following your visit.

same sex wedding civil partnership at Holdsworth House
© Alex Knight Photography


Holdsworth House warmly welcomes all couples to its historic halls and is proud to host many events from the LGBT community.



The Stuart Room is the biggest suite in the hotel and can cater for up to 120 guests for a wedding reception and 150 at an evening party. This function room has a large, private bar, stage area, cloakroom and lounge facilities, dance floor and adjoining Colonnade Courtyard. The Stuart Room is adjacent to the kitchens, so your meal will be served fresh and hot.

For the marriage or civil partnership ceremony we will create an aisle in the centre of the Stuart Room. We've shown the aisle styled with simple candle-filled lanterns. Once married we will turn the room round for your reception meal (usually while you and guests are having photographs, drinks and canapes).

For your reception, your chairs and tables can be set in many layouts. We've show it here in the traditional layout – round tables for 10 or 12 guests and a top table on the stage. It's possible to create a hollow-square (see our wedding gallery) or long banqueting tables. Some couples choose not to have a top table. Whatever you want, talk to us about your ideas.

For the evening party, the tables and chairs will be moved to the edges of the room, revealing the central dance floor beneath the carpet. Party DJs or live bands can be positioned at the back of the room or on the stage.

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The Stuart Room© Maroon Blu
Large event in the Stuart Room
Large event in the Stuart Room


The Abraham Brigg Room is a ground-floor wedding ceremony room at Holdsworth House. It is popular for marriages and civil partnerships with 40 to 80 guests. After the ceremony, you'll have your wedding reception meal and evening party in the Stuart Room. So, your guests get to see more of the hotel and you all enjoy a 'change of scenery'.

Small Wedding Venue

Holdsworth House specialises in small weddings for around 10 guests. Available Mondays to Thursdays, an intimate midweek wedding gives you the ultimate in romance and price.

For small weddings we use The Ayrton Room or De Aldworth Room - originally both first floor bedrooms; The Beatles slept here in 1964.

These rooms are perfect for marriages and civil partnberships up to 20 guests; you might decide to get married in one and dine in the other. Alternatively the ground floor Hall with it's wooden floor, the Mullion Room with its impressive fireplace or the Panel Room are equally beautiful for smaller marriage ceremonies and receptions.

The Stone Gazebo, beside the sunken Parterre garden, is a totally unique space for weddings in warmer months, for up to 10 guests. Originally a summer house or private chapel, the Stone Gazebo has stencilled walls and feature ceiling open to the rafters.

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Outdoor marriage ceremoney in The Colonnade Courtyard at Holdsworth House

Outdoor Wedding Venue

The beautiful backdrop of Holdsworth House makes a stunning setting for an outdoor marriage or civil partnership ceremony.

You can tie-the-knot with up to 120 wedding guests, anytime from May to September.

Choose a Garden Wedding on the lawns for up to 120 guests or the hidden Colonnade Courtyard for up to 60 guests.

Book a show round appointment and you will receive a gift experience voucher following your visit