The Arches at Dean Clough

£7000 - £15000 for a package
Up to 300
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The Arches is a spectacularly stylish industrial venue. We perfectly blend our unique heritage with our reputation of being at the forefront of contemporary Wedding & Event Planning and innovation.
Pricing & Costs

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Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
We offer an all-inclusive package which can be personalised to your specific requirements. Our 2021 package is all inclusive and starts from £8,400 for 60 Day Guests and 80 Night Guests.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Day before set up available
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Converted Industrial Mill
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
The Arches is a truly unique industrial venue. Originally the largest carpet manufacturer in the world, Dean Clough Mills has been lovingly restored by the Hall Family into a unique complex of modern, inspiring Mills. Bursting with creativity, the Mills also house the largest private Art Collection in the whole of Europe, a Theatre and a Hotel. - The Arches was established in 2014 when we saw the opportunity to hold distinctive and memorable events within the Mills. We have been hosting incredibly individual Weddings and exclusive Events ever since. Our beautiful vaulted red brick ceilings, iconic Northern Lights and Yorkshire Stone floors provide the backdrop for some serious styling and artistic touches. - Quite unusually for a venue of our type, we offer a versatile capacity, meaning that despite our 300 person capability, we can also host a minimum of 60 Guests without compromising experience quality. Plus we, remarkably for a quirky venue, offer all-inclusive Wedding Packages as we have our own exceptional Executive Chef & Team, rather than a long list of Caterers, who can create exactly the right food and drink options to suit you and your Guests. Ask us about our Tasting Nights and Chef's Table Options which are included as part of your Package. - Our Weddings & Events Team can help you realise your vision and walk you through the planning process. They have unrivalled experience in high-end, luxury Event Management with some seriously special suppliers at their fingertips who, just like us, believe in creating exclusive and impressive moments to remember.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gemma Smith / Jamie Horsley
Hello! Welcome to The Arches. There's no where quite like it! You're going to love being part of our family...


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Emma and James
Married in October 2019
July 2020
Thank you from The Trenholmes
We can't thank you enough for the service we received on our Big Day and the lead-up. After a few changes at The Arches, you were really reassuring and made sure everything was covered. Our food tasting was amazing and all communication from you has been great. On the day itself everyone commented on how you would magically appear and sort anything that needed doing without any fuss. Just what we needed. The whole day went without a hitch (apart from our hilarious rather dramatic entrance), the service was great and the food was delicious, thanks to your super talented Chef. We had lots of compliments on the staff who did well to navigate several small children running around! Thank you
James & Charlotte
Married in August 2019
August 2019
It was beautiful, food yummy, staff were lovely...
Hi All We just want to say a huge thank you for helping us create the most perfect day yesterday. The room was beautiful, the food was super yummy and the staff were so lovely. Thank you for helping us at such short notice and for bringing it all together. It's been amazing and wish we could do it all again! Warmest wishes to you all James & Charlotte xxxxxx
Karen & Richard
Married in August 2019
July 2020
A Big Thank You
I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the work that was put into our wedding, behind the scenes and on the day. We had such a fantastic day. The comments from our friends and family often began with the words, 'Wow' and 'Fantastic'. The venue looked beautiful and the opportunity to come in the day before was great. The food was fabulous and again, everyone, and I mean everyone that we spoke with, said the same. So, thanks once again, you absolutely did us proud.
Beth & Simon
Married in June 2019
June 2019
You guys worked so hard...
To Nicola, Diane and Team at The Arches. Just a note to thank you all for helping to make our Wedding day so special. Everyone had a fantastic time and commented on how beautiful the food and venue were! You guys and the team worked so hard to ensure everything ran smoothly and we really do appreciate it. Love Beth & Simon Hetherington
Kathryn & Paul
Married in June 2019
July 2020
So impressed. Helpful, friendly and flexible.
Just want to say a huge thank you to the whole Arches team. Paul and I immediately loved the look of the venue and on our first meeting, we were so impressed with the 'yes, we can' attitude. Throughout the planning process, everyone was so helpful, friendly and flexible; allowing us to create a wedding unique to us. The Arches is beautiful and we got all the help we needed to create the wedding we wanted. Everything on the day went to plan and our guests were amazed by the place. We received so many compliments on our choice of venue. The food too was amazing. We couldn't have asked for more and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Arches.
Ash Williams
Wedding: May 2019
May 2019
Cracking people, cracking venue
Cracking people, cracking venue and a place to get married if you want your wedding to stand out from the rest! Highly recommend The Arches!
Location & Contact Details


Dean Clough Mills, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 5AX, England

Travel Notes

The Arches is based within the very prestigious Dean Clough Mills site, originally the largest Carpet Manufacturer in the World! We are based on the Ground Floor of E Mill. Enter the site through GATE 1 and follow the road around until you end up in the E Mill Car Park, or alternatively enter at GATE 9 and drive past some of the larger Mills, past Jack Wills and down into E Mill Courtyard.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M62 J25 or J26

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All the Weddings are the best Weddings! The fantastic thing about The Arches is that it is such a blank canvas so every Wedding is truly different. And it's the personalisation that matters!

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

An excellent Wedding Co-Ordinator. Like me! We take so much of the strain from you. And rightly so! You need to enjoy your Special Day.

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

So, so many. We are always so inspired by our Couples and the fantastic ideas they bring. We love being a part of something new and the beauty of The Arches is that we are all about pushing boundaries and being at the front of a revolution! But personally, I loved the Couple that had their dog be the ring-bearer. He was the star of the show all day!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Industrial, funky, out-of-the-box, quirky, excellent

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

*The "Abbey Road" Zebra Crossing *Against the fabulous stone walls *Underneath our Starlight Canopy *We once had a Bride have her photo taken in a massive Scissor Lift, being used to renovate one of the other Mills. What made this extra special was that she was scared of heights!

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

YES - Royal Family, Politicians, Sporting Celebrities, Celebrity Chefs, Film Stars, Soap Stars... We seem to attract Couples wanting something special and unique, both historic and contemporary with the ability to personalise and build the events themselves to create something completely bespoke and memorable

What’s your favourite canapé?

ALL OF THEM! Mini Fish & Chips are always a crowd pleaser.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese & Crackers.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Inside, the Yorkshire Stone Floors and unique Vaulted Red Brick Ceilings are amazing. Outside, there are numerous unique and quirky corners which make fantastic photo opportunities. As a business, the things that make us completely unique are our location, our people and our ability to personalise any part of your day. The most unique thing about our Packages is that they don't include things you don't need for the sake of it and we offer a Fair Children's Pricing Policy.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The Team. Without doubt. We are a big family. We all heartily believe in excellent customer service and genuinely love being part of a Special Day.

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