Holdsworth House Hotel

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£2,800 - £9,700 for a package
Up to 120
33 Bedrooms
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Holdsworth House Hotel Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£65
Maximum Price
£110
Minimum Number of Guests
40
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
£2,800
Maximum Price
£9,700
Number of Guests Included
80
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
Holdsworth House Hotel Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
150
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
1:00AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Holdsworth House Hotel Full Description
ENTICING & HISTORIC: Holdsworth House, nestled in three acres, boasts beautiful architecture, charming courtyards, and enchanting gardens. Located just north of Halifax and near Bronte Country, it's a favorite for film crews, photographers, and couples seeking a romantic escape. As a third-generation family business, 2023 marks the hotel's 60th anniversary. RICH IN CHARACTER: Discover open fires, oak-panelled dining rooms, cosy lounges, fine antiques, and tapestries that exude history, tranquility, and charm. Our 33 individually decorated en-suite bedrooms include executive suites, split-level family rooms, and house doubles and twins. With constant refurbishment and updates, we strive to exceed guests' expectations. EXCEPTIONAL DINING: Candlelit wedding tastings included in every wedding package take place in our intimate 17th-century oak-panelled restaurant. Our diverse wedding menus offer tried-and-true favourites or unique dishes. Our sommelier will help you find the perfect wine to complement your meal. STAFF & SERVICE: We excel in Yorkshire hospitality, thanks to our dedicated and experienced team. Our staff's passion shines through in everything they do. The personal care and attention we provide make weddings at Holdsworth House unforgettable, as evidenced by our glowing reviews and 2023 award for Best Yorkshire Town and City Wedding Venue. Schedule a show-around and let us make your dream wedding a reality.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Christopher Meehan - General Manager
Allow me to warmly welcome you to Holdsworth House. With over 60 years of experience in hosting weddings, we've mastered the art of creating stress-free, unforgettable celebrations. Our inclusive packages include everything you need for a perfect day, with no hidden costs and a fixed price once confirmed. I encourage you to schedule a showround and join us for a cup of tea. Share your dream wedding vision with us, and we'll take care of the rest.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1963
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
30
Reviews
(126)
North of England Wedding Awards
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
Holdsworth House made our wedding fabulous
I had my wedding at the venue recently. The whole day felt organised, there was nothing to do other than enjoy our moment. Holdsworth House made our wedding fabulous , everyone had a great time.
North of England Wedding Awards
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
My dream wedding
I had my dream wedding, everything was just perfect, the wedding team went above and beyond and made everything possible. The food was delicious and the room was presented so beautifully. I genuinely couldn't have asked for anything more. The hotel is a stunning place 10 out of 10 in every way .
North of England Wedding Awards
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
Nothing was ever too much trouble...
Nothing was ever too much trouble when planning my wedding and also on the day itself. The day I got married we had lots of snow overnight meaning it was a worry that guests and suppliers wouldn't be able to arrive. Tracy one of the wedding coordinators at holdsworth house actually stayed over the night before to be sure she wouldn't get snowed in at home. Everyone was friendly and helpful and really helped my day to be special.
North of England Wedding Awards
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
The staff were amazing...
The staff were amazing, they went over and above making sure the wedding party and guests had everything they needed and everything went smoothly giving us a perfect day.
North of England Wedding Awards
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
Fantastic!
The venue is fantastic. The staff and service is second to none! The food is Michelin star quality
North of England Wedding Awards
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
Our wedding was absolutely perfect...
Our wedding was absolutely perfect, the venue is stunning and the service was outstanding. Tracey, the lady who coordinated our wedding on our day was brilliant, she went above and beyond to ensure it was amazing.
Holdsworth House Hotel Location & Contact Details

Address

Holdsworth Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 9TG, 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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Holdsworth House Hotel Press & Awards
(7)

Industry Awards (2)

🏆 2023 Best Wedding Hotel - Yorkshire & North East - Wedding Industry Awards
🏆 2023 Best Town & City Wedding Venue - North Of England Wedding Awards

Accreditations (1)

AA 4 star

Bridebook Awards (3)

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Describe the best wedding that happened at Holdsworth House Hotel?

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 weddings are extra special because couples can really go to town with the dressing the rooms and keeping the whole estate private and magical for their family and friends. We also had a number of beautiful, small 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?

Trust in our team. We have a very loyal and experienced team who underatand how to turn a good wedding into a great one. Some of us have worked at the hotel for over 30 years and have personally presided over a hundreds and in some instances thousands of wonderful weddings. You couldn't be in better hands. 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 Holdsworth House Hotel in 5 adjectives

Unique. Historic. Hospitable. Stunning. Elegant.

Where’s the best photo spot at Holdsworth House Hotel?

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 Holdsworth House Hotel?

Countless celebrity guests! From The Beatles and Jane Mansfield to Jamie Oliver and Ewan McGregor. We've hosted actors, film directors, musicians, comedians... They all stay here when in the area. We've hosted lots of film crews here too because it's a fantastic backdrop - most recently filming of Happy Valley, Ackley Bridge, Last Tango in Halifax, The One Show, 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 Holdsworth House Hotel most unique feature?

The Grade II listed Jacobean house dates back to 1633. The mullioned windows, beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, creaky floors and Colonnade Courtyard are all so beautiful.

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 do everything possible to exceed expectations - just read the reviews.

Bridebook Benefits

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