Holdsworth House Hotel

£2300 - £15500 for a package
Up to 120
36 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
4th & 10th June 2022
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Just £5500
Our Jacobean Manor was built in 1633 and is a four star family owned hotel, packed full of character and history. We've been hosting weddings for 60 years and know how to make your day perfect.
Pricing & Costs

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Our Pain Free Package starts from £135.00 per person and includes everything you need to make your day special; Ceremony drinks and canapés, premium menu choice, wine with the meal, evening party with DJ and late night buffet. Our small wedding Afternoon Tea package starts from £27.50 per person and includes Champagne afternoon tea.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)

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Our most popular package is our Pain Free Package which comes with everything you need to make your special day perfect. Specialist wedding team on hand from show around to the day itself. Menu tasting in the award-winning restaurant. Dedicated senior manager to guide you through the day. A pre-ceremony changing room for the bride/groom and bridal party. Private use of the Stuart Roomor Abraham Brigg for your wedding ceremony. Stuart Room and Courtyard or your wedding reception and evening party Choice of arrival drink from Drinks Package 1* Your choice of three handmade canapés after your ceremony* Use of the beautiful gardens and historic halls for your drinks reception and photographs Premium four-course wedding breakfast including sorbet course White linen tablecloths and napkins Half a bottle of quality wine per person selected by you with our Master of Wine* A glass of our finest fizz for the toast* Use of our wedding cake stand and knife Your choice of evening buffet selections Professional DJ playing until 12.30am Private bar in your function room Overnight honeymoon suite with chocolates, bottle of Champagne and full Yorkshire breakfast Two House rooms for your parents with full Yorkshire breakfast We have a total of 36 bedrooms and exclusive use of the hotel is available for an additional fee starting at £6000.
What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
ATTRACTIVE AND HISTORIC Holdsworth House stands in three acres of attractive grounds and offers beautiful architecture, stone mullioned windows, pretty courtyards and well-kept gardens. Located three miles north of Halifax and close to scenic Bronte Country, Holdsworth House is popular with film companies and photographers, as well as those seeking a relaxing short break. PACKED FULL OF FEATURES In this historic house you'll find open fires, cosy lounges, fine antiques and tapestries that together create a sense of history, calm and comfort. There are 36 charming en suite bedrooms, all are individually furnished and some are dog friendly. AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANT Dinner is served by candlelight in the exquisite 17th Century, oak panelled restaurant. Choose from tried and tested local favourites or opt or something extra special - perfect for fine dining connoisseurs. The Long Bar has a wide selection of wines, whiskeys, cocktails and soft drinks and offers a cosy atmosphere at the end of the day. CAMERA FRIENDLY The manor house has always been the premier choice in the area for famous guests since the ‘60s, and remains so today. More recently the manor has been popular with film companies including Channel 4's Ackley Bridge, Hollywood's Marvel, BBC's Gentleman Jack, ITV's Happy Valley. The hotel also featured in the BAFTA-winning TV show Last Tango in Halifax. All overnight guests benefit from free onsite parking and free wifi. Under 10 miles from the M62, Bradford Huddersfield and Haworth, Holdsworth House feels a world apart from the bustle of everyday life.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Joseph Farrar - General Manager
Planning your wedding is exciting but it can also be overwheming. We've been hosting weddings for over 60 years. In that time we've learnt how to make the whole process as stress-free as possible. Our inclusive packages contain everything you need to make your special day perfect. There are no hidden costs and all of the packages are adaptable. The best thing to do is to book a showaround and come and see us. Have a cup of tea and tell us all about your dream wedding. We can take it from there.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Malandra Fawcett
Married in April 2022
May 2022
What an absolutely fantastic day.
What an absolutely fantastic day. From the Friday when myself and the bridesmaids got there, the reception team were brilliant. On the wedding day, Tracy, Frank and Cameron couldn't do enough for us along with the rest of the team working. We were not rushed and we were provided with time to breathe when needed. Our day was absolutely beautiful and the food was delicious. We have had nothing but compliments from all of our guests, so I would like to say a massive thank you to the whole Holdsworth House Team. We will be back to enjoy an overnight stay soon!
Jo and Jon Ackroyd
Married in March 2022
May 2022
The staff are an absolute credit to the hotel.
As soon as we walked in the venue we fell in love with the surroundings! The organisation of the wedding was a smooth process with a "can do" approach by the staff. On the day itself everything went so smoothly - such incredible professionalism, attention to detail and brilliant service - We just had to do what Tracey told us to! I was particularly impressed with the young member of waiting staff who ensured we got canapes and top ups when we were having photos taken. The staff are an absolute credit to the hotel. The food was out of this world. Many of our guests commented on the stunning venue, organisation and food quality. We would unreservedly recommend this venue for weddings
Marc and Vicki Gallagher
Married in February 2022
May 2022
I am recommending the hotel to everyone!
A truly amazing day, all made possible by Deputy Manager Chris, whatever I was thinking Chris was already doing. His attention to detail was outstanding. All our guests commented on it being the best wedding they have been to!! I am recommending the hotel to everyone looking at booking a wedding, you will not be disappointed. Thanks again for a beautiful day Marc and Vicki Gallagher
Mark Woodcock
Married in February 2022
May 2022
A fantastic wedding day at Holdsworth House
We had a fantastic wedding day at Holdsworth House and it was everything we could have wished for. The staff were friendly and courteous throughout and nothing seemed too much trouble. After we were married and returned to our room we even found a bottle of champagne, chocolates and rose petals on our bed waiting for us. Can't speak highly enough about this venue and their staff, very highly recommended.
Katie and Joshn Widdowson
Married in November 2021
November 2021
We are so grateful
Dear Claire and the Holdsworth House team, Thank you so much for making our day absolutely perfect. We are so grateful.
Christine and Keith
Wedding: November 2021
November 2021
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you
To Tracy, Ryan and the team. When your daughter gets married you always wonder how the day will go. We are lost for words, perfect, amazing don't even go anywhere in explaining your team's contribution. You made it a day Katherine and James will remember forever along with the family. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Keep up the amazing work.
Location & Contact Details


Holdsworth Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 9TB, England

Travel Notes

Some sat navs take you to Laurel Bank Drive but Holdsworth House's tree-lined driveway is accessible from the main Holdsworth road opposite the school. Look out for the large green signs.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M62 junction 26

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (1)

AA 4 star

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is completely unique because many couples use Holdsworth House as their blank canvas. Outdoor weddings in the courtyard are especially pretty. Exclusive Use wedding are also fantastic because the couple and their families get to roam the grounds, rooms and gardens at will! But we also have lots of stunning, intimate weddings in the historic, stone Gazebo with just a few friends - it's utterly romantic.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

No.1 Holdsworth House Tip: Trust in Tracey. Our Weddings Master of Ceremonies, Tracey has worked at Holdsworth House for over thirty years. She's known to many brides as 'The Fairy Godmother'. She's personally presided over more than a thousand weddings and remembers each and every couple. There's nothing she hasn't seen and she won't let anything disrupt your special day. She's the Fairy Godmother for a reason! You couldn't be in better hands. No.1 General tip: Be sure to let our wedding coordinators take the strain. Wedding planning should be fun and we can help by advising on the best timings, numbers and how many to cater for to ensure all you and your guests are happy. We're here for you from your first visit to the day itself and for every anniversary beyond. When you get married at Holdsworth House you become part of our family.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We're a dog-friendly hotel so we love it when couples bring their pooches as ring bearers, or just to be part of the ceremony. We see some dogs wearing bow ties or corsages to match the wedding colours, it's fabulous!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique. Historic. Hospitable. Stunning. Elegant.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our luscious lawn, historic trees and beautifully maintained parterre gardens with the hotel's fairy-tale facade in the background. Stunning in the Yorkshire sunshine and truly magical in the snow. It's every photographers dream venue.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Lots! From The Beatles and Jane Mansfield to Jamie Oliver and Derek Jacobi. We've hosted plenty of actors, film directors, musicians, comedians. They all stay here when on business in the area. We've had lots of filming here too because it's so pretty - most recently BBC's Last Tango in Halifax, The One Show, Ackley Bridge, Jamie Oliver's Great Britain.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Too many to choose from but the Yorkshire pudding with roast beef and horseradish sauce is divine!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Pulled pork burgers

What is your venue's most unique feature?

It's grade II listed Jacobean facade dating back to 1633. (closely followed by the mullioned windows, beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, creaky floors and Colonnade Courtyard!!)

What part of your business are you most proud of?

No question it's our incredible team - we get so many great comments about our amazing staff that bend over backwards to exceed expectations - Just read the reviews.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftWe offer a complimentary bottle of Champagne with every wedding anniversary celebrated with us after your special day.
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