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.