Holdsworth House Hotel

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£5000 - £14900 for a package
Up to 120
32 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Two additional free bedrooms on the night of the wedding
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Just £5750
Our 17th Century Country House Hotel is the perfect destination for a fairy-tale wedding. With 32 bedrooms and beautiful gardens Holdsworth House is a magical venue that you'll fall in love with.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£90
Maximum Price
£135
Minimum Number of Guests
50
Our all inclusive packages start from £95 per person. We can accommodate weddings from 50 to 120 day guests with extra guest in the evening. The basic package includes everything you need to make your big day perfect and has been created from 60 years experience hosting weddings. The pain-free package includes a dedicated wedding coordinator throughout the planning process and a menu tasting in our award winning restaurant. On the day you get your ceremony room, welcome drinks, canapes, four course wedding breakfast, half a bottle of wine per head, function room with private bar, DJ and evening buffet and much more. We also include the bridal suite and two double bedrooms for your parents - breakfast included. There are no hidden costs and once you book with us your price will never change. Contact us for full details or visit our website to download price lists and menus. We only ever host one wedding a day and exclusive use is also available.
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)

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£5,000
Maximum Price
£14,900
Number of Guests Included
100
Our most popular wedding package is our pain-free all-inclusive package. It is available from 60/80 to 120/150 guests and the price is dependent on the day of the week and time of the year. The package includes everything listed below with no hidden costs. All our packages are adaptable and we will work with you to find the deal that's right for you. Exclusive use of the entire hotel, our grounds and all 32 bedrooms is also available and starts at + £6000. Full details can be found in our wedding packs, on our website or you can call and speak to one of the team whenever you like. If you're interested in getting married at Holdsworth House we'd love to meet you, show you around have a cup of tea and a chat. You can book an appointment via our website. PAIN-FREE ALL-IN PACKAGE: - Specialist wedding team on hand throughout your preparations - 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 Room or Abraham Brigg for your wedding ceremony - Stuart Room and Courtyard for 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, a bottle of Champagne and full Yorkshire breakfast - Two House rooms for your parents with full Yorkshire breakfast - Special bed and breakfast tariff for your guests
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

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
32
Sleeps No. of People
80
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
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
Full Description
OUR PROMISES TO YOU: We've been hosting wedding for 60 years. As a family run business we know much our couples value openness, integrity and a commitment to excellence. That is why we make these three promises. 1. No hidden costs 2. Once your wedding is booked your price will NOT change 3. We only host one wedding a day. ATTRACTIVE AND HISTORIC: Holdsworth House stands in three acres and offers beautiful architecture, pretty courtyards and glorious gardens. Just north of Halifax and close to Bronte Country, Holdsworth House is popular with film companies and photographers, as well as those seeking a relaxing break. PACKED FULL OF FEATURES In our historic house you'll find open fires, oak panelled dining rooms, cosy lounges, fine antiques and tapestries that create a sense of history, calm and comfort. We have 32 individually decorated bedrooms all with en-suite. The bedrooms are comprised of spacious executive suites, split-level suites/family rooms, house doubles and twins. Owning a hotel is a labour of love and we are constantly refurbishing, decorating and updating our room to meet our guests exacting standards. AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANT: Wedding tastings, included in every package, are served by candlelight in our intimate 17th Century, oak panelled restaurant. There are plenty of choices in our wedding menus. Choose from tried and tested favourites or opt or something extra special. We have a wide selection of wines and our sommelier will help you find the perfect pairing for your selection. STAFF & SERVICE: We pride ourselves on offering the very best in Yorkshire hospitality. Most of our team have been with us for many years and their dedication and love of the business comes across in everything they do. You only have to read our reviews to see how important this personal level of care and service makes a wedding at Holdsworth House truly special. Book a show-around, come and see us and we'll do everything we can to make your dreams come true.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Joseph Farrar - General Manager
Let me be the first to welcome you to Holdsworth House. We've been hosting weddings for over 60 years and in that time we've learnt how to make the whole process as stress-free as possible. Our all-inclusive packages contain everything you need to make your special day perfect. There are no hidden costs and once confirmed your price is fixed. My advice is to book a show-around and come and see us. Have a cup of tea and tell us all about your dream wedding. We can take it from there.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1963
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(110)
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Valerie
Wedding: July
August 2022
Outstanding staff
Our daughter’s wedding was booked for 4th July 2020 unfortunately due to covid it had to cancelled on two occasions. However during the past two years the Staff at Holdsworth House were so supportive especially one of the managers Chris who remain totally committed to making it the happiest day for everyone. The hotel and setting are beautiful but what makes this hotel outstanding above other venues are the staff. Everyone one of them are friendly helpful and totally professional. The day was amazing all thanks to them and especially Chris and Amanda the wedding coordinator everyone of our guests said what a beautiful day it had been.
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Bev Naylor
Wedding: July
August 2022
Blown away
My daughter got married here 22nd July it was so lovely the staff couldn’t have been more helpful and organised what a lovely place for wedding pictures everyone was blown away with service and decor highly recommend this place even for a over night stay
Les & Barbara
Happy couple married in July
August 2022
Absolutely perfect.
When you get married you can expect a hiccup or two along the way with regards to the ceremony and reception, this didn't happen. We celebrated our marriage here and were delighted with the professionalism and attention to detail provided by the ALL the staff at Holdsworth House. The ceremony setting was absolutely perfect as was the reception. We cannot praise the venue highly enough and the comments we have received from our guests were equally positive. Once again, thank you Holdsworth house for making our special day perfect.
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Mr & Mrs Avison
Happy couple married in June
September 2022
Best day ever!
I’ve been meaning to write this review for a while I don’t think this post will do it justice but I will try my best…. Me and my partner got married at Holdsworth house at the end of June just a small wedding of 16 people and it was the most perfect day we could have wished for not just because we were getting Married it’s because Amanda our wedding co-ordinator made it that way. Amanda went above and beyond on our big day nothing was too much trouble she was on hand all the way through and couldn’t do enough, every single one of our guests commented on her and how great she was, she genuinely cares about delivering an exceptional service, she’s passionate about her job and it shows! Anything you wanted she would make it happen. From initial planning of the wedding when we were first showed around by Joseph who was so accommodating and caring, menu tasting to the very end we have had nothing but a great experience. Olga who looked after us on a evening was also Amazing!!! The staff are a credit to Holdsworth house. Holdsworth house is beautiful and exactly what we wanted…. something intimate with stone mullioned windows, beamed ceilings, picturesque gardens and of course dog friendly! Thank you so much for an exceptional day we will be back when for our 1-year anniversary next year! P.S the prosecco here is the BEST!! - The Avison’s
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Lydia & Matthew
Happy couple married in June
June 2022
Unreal Wedding
Had our amazing wedding at Holdsworth House this weekend and what a weekend it was. Not only is the hotel beautiful and traditional the staff are incredible. All our guests commented on how wonderful the staff were and how the delicious food was. If you want a stress free wedding, a delicious dinner, a romantic room or basically the best hotel stay every BOOK BOOK BOOK Holdsworth House it's amazing! Big shout out to all the staff but in particular Joe, Chris, Frank and Tracey Lydia & Matthew xoxo
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Malandra Fawcett
Happy couple married in April
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!
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Halifax

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M62 junction 26

Nearest Train Station

Halifax

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Accreditations / Associations (1)

AA 4 star
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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding at Holdsworth House is completely unique because it's about you not us. When the sun shines an outdoor wedding in the garden or courtyard are especially pretty. However if you're lucky enough to have a winter wedding with snow it's truly magical. We only ever do one wedding a day and we're expert at making your party feel like you're the only ones in the building. That said Exclusive Use wedding are extra special because couples can really go to town with the dressing the whole estate and creating something really magical for their family and friends. We also had a number of beautiful, intimate weddings in our 17th 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 a thousand weddings and some how 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?

Our pulled pork burgers are incredible but can you really beat a bacon butty!?

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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