Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, Holmfield, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 9TG

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Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant Highlights

Featured in the BBC's Last Tango in Halifax Historic 4 star hotel - one of Yorkshire's top venues Beautiful landscaped gardens. Only one wedding each day permitted. Recommended in the Michelin Guide, 2 AA Rosette-winning restaurant Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence annual winner Special offer for winter weddings 2015
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About Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant


Wedding Fair Sunday 11th January 2015 12 noon - 4pm. Free to attend.

Winter Wedding Offer - £4350 for 50 day guests and 80 evening guests!

Exclusive Use offer - From £8500 in April 2015 for 60 day guests, 80 evening guests and ALL bedrooms B&B

Holdsworth House is an historic, award-winning manor set in beautiful gardens near Halifax. The 380 years old Jacobean house has long been one of Yorkshire's top venues for marriages, civil partnership ceremonies and wedding party celebrations.

Holdsworth House really is totally unique. With many interesting and historic features, it makes the perfect backdrop to your wedding that your guests will remember for many years.

We can host every part of your wedding - the marriage or civil partnership ceremony, the wedding breakfast, all your catering requirements and your evening party.

There are five rooms available for ceremonies from 2 to 120 guests. This includes the Gazebo, which is the smallest licensed venue in the country and the Stuart Room that can accommodate up to 120 seated guests, more for evening buffets. You can even marry outdoors in the beautiful Colonnade Courtyard. We have also had the pleasure of hosting many smaller weddings from 8 - 40 guests and we welcome couples wishing to host their civil partnership here. 

Holdsworth House has 39 ensuite bedrooms including a beautiful bridal suite, and many feature rooms perfect for your party guests. The manor is independently owned and for over 50 years we have achieved an enviable reputation for friendly, efficient service.

Our Pain Free Package makes buying your wedding straightforward and includes:

  • Our wedding planner to help organise your day
  • Menu tasting for the bride & groom
  • Pre ceremony bridal changing room
  • Room hire for your ceremony
  • Private use of Stuart Room & Courtyard for the day & night
  • Banqueting Manager toastmaster to guide you through the day
  • Pimms or Bucks Fizz and canapés after the ceremony
  • Use of the beautiful gardens and historic Hall for your drinks reception
  • Four course wedding breakfast - cooked fresh by award-winning chefs
  • White linen tablecloths and napkins
  • Holdsworth House printed menus
  • Half a bottle of quality wine per person with the wedding breakfast, selected by our Master of Wine
  • A glass of sparkling rose for the toast
  • Use of our cake stand and knife
  • Mineral water on the tables
  • A fantastic evening buffet for your guests
  • Our brilliant DJ playing all your favourite tunes until 12.30am
  • Romantic Bridal Suite with rose petal turndown service plus a fruit basket, chocolates & Champagne
  • Two bedrooms for the bride and grooms' parents
  • Special tariff for overnight wedding guests

Call us to arrange a personal show round on 01422 240024


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Reviews for Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant (90)

Thank you for making our wedding day so special

By The Newly Married Mr & Mrs Garry Hume, on 10 Feb 2014

My New Husband and I would like to say thank you to everyone at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, for making our wedding day so special. You took our ideas & plans into the day not only followed them in a spectacular way but delivered them better than we had even imagined. You have been so helpful & accommodating to our wants & needs, and made the day that bit more special. A fantastic Hotel, beautiful grounds & so photogenic building but also loved the private & secluded places. Special Thanks to Matthew, Claire, Phil, Zoe, & all the staff involved in making our day happen. We Love you all x x x

Wonderful Hotel

By TWEmmers, on 03 Feb 2014

We recently held my daughter's wedding at this wonderful hotel. The date was booked well in advance, a winter wedding package during the week of new year. The Christmas decorations were still up and were tasteful and classy adding to our winter wonderland theme. Claire, the wedding and events manager was always on hand throughout the build up helping with the planning and answering any queries, so a huge thank you to her. We could not fault the actual wedding day, the room for the service was decorated beautifully and the Stuart room for the wedding breakfast and evening reception was just the right size for the top table and 7 large round tables for the guests, the staff were attentive throughout the day, friendly and cheerful, the food lovely, Matthew our designated master of ceremonies did a fantastic job ensuring everything went to plan and guided us all through the day in a professional manner, what a gem along with the team.

An Amazing Wedding Day

By Emma & David, on 03 Feb 2014

We just want to thank all the team at the hotel for making our wedding day even more amazing than either me or David ever could of dreamed. The weather may not of been perfect but Matt and the team definately where, from the food to the decor and service I was blown away by everything so please pass on my praise to them. So from myself and David and all our geusts thank you for exceeding our expectations and delivering a truely dream day. We shall definately be returning in the near future.

Wonderful venue and people

By Alex A, on 16 Dec 2013

We have just had our wedding at Holdsworth House and boy they throw a good party! Wonderful staff, can't do enough for you, stunning food impeccably served, and a lovely setting. We were a party of 110 and they managed this wonderfully. Tracey was brilliant. We choose this place for our wedding over a year ago and have visited many times in that year. Every time they have been warm and the food great. Everyone of our guests were so happy.

Our Perfect Wedding

By vaso99, on 16 Dec 2013

After months of planning, we celebrated our wedding on Thursday 8th August 2013. From on arrival on the Wednesday afternoon to check out on the Friday morning, the whole experience was faultless. All the staff could not do enough to help us. The day itself started with a hearty breakfast which was delicious. Tracey our wedding coordinator for the day was amazing and got everything done for us. The hall for the ceremony looked fantastic as did the Mullion room where we were dining afterwards. The ceremony went without a hitch and perfectly orchestrated by Tracey who made us feel relaxed and even getting us water at the last minute to calm any nerves that may have been there. The drinks reception was in the garden and was perfect, canapés, champagne and brilliant weather. Our wedding breakfast was faultless with all our guests saying how good the food was. The whole day was completely wonderful with all our friends and family commenting on how beautiful everything was and how fantastic the staff were. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the reception staff who helped us out of a few tricky situations with the help of superglue and blutack!!!!! Simon and his amazing team in the kitchen, the food was delicious. Kat and the restaurant and bar staff, faultless service throughout. All the housekeeping and grounds staff, everywhere was so clean and well kept. Thanks to Claire for her help in planning and organising the whole event. Finally Tracey.............. What can we say?? A very BIG thank you, you were amazing and thanks to you our wedding day was perfect. We would have no hesitation in recommending Holdsworth House for their wedding.

Perfect Day

By GI29, on 16 Dec 2013

We had our wedding here on 16th August and the day was just perfect! From our arrival the day before the wedding, right through to breakfast the morning after. We have to say a big thank you to all of the staff who were so kind and helped keep us on track throughout the day! Everything ran so smoothly because of them. The food was superb and this was commented on by many of the guests. I cannot recommend Holdsworth House highly enough! Thank you again for such a wonderful day!

My wedding. From start to finish, amazing

By yesplease83, on 16 Dec 2013

I got married here on Thursday 15th August 2013 and from the start of the wedding planning (mid 2012) to Friday16th August everything was brilliant. Claire the wedding planner was always available and was happy to oblige to our every need through the whole wedding process. The wedding breakfast was superb and all our guests enjoyed the food (the beef was gorgeous). Holdsworth House itself is beautiful with great character, features and very pretty grounds. The rooms are lovely, spacious and very comfortable. The staff are very professional and courteous from the receptionist to the waiters to the kitchen staff. Nothing was a problem. The breakfast the following morning was outstanding, absolutely delicious. My wife and I had a brillant day and so happy we chose this venue for our special day. I cant say enough great things about Holdsworth House and have recommended it to friends who are looking to getting married in the not so distant future. A huge thank you to every member of staff that helped us have such a fantastic, memorable day

Wedding Day

By Tracey Dyson, on 16 Dec 2013

We got married at Holdsworth House on the 15th of November and we had such an amazing day. The staff on the day couldn't of been more helpful. The food was delicious. I can't recommend this hotel enough.

Our Wedding

By brianconnolly635, on 16 Dec 2013

Holdsworth House is definitely the place for any wedding! Myself and Emma had the most amazing time and the staff were fabulous. From our taster night to leaving on the day after we were treated impeccably. No panics, no, stress and always available to help whether that be the receptionists, waiters, cooks, they were all brilliant.

Mr and Mrs Gee Wedding 5th January 2013

By Sarah and John Gee, on 09 Jan 2013

Holdsworth House was perfect! A fantastic family run hotel, the food was absolutely gorgeous all our guests were super impressed with the standard! The staff ensured that we had the perfect day. The rooms were fantastic and all the guests commented on how comfy the beds were! Would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for s first class wedding hotel at affordable prices!

Thank you so much

By Dawn & Mike Vince, on 09 Jan 2013

Thank you so much for making our wedding such a wonderful day. The service provided by all of the staff was faultness and commented on WHat a wonderful place Holdsworth was. We could not wish for a better wedding day.


By Mr & Mrs White, on 28 Aug 2012

Our wedding took place on Tuesday 7 August 2012, what an amazing day. The food is the best I have had and all our guests thought the same. The staff are wonderful, attentive, nothing was too much trouble. The setting is fantastic. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Holdsworth House to anyone for a Wedding.

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Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant Facilities

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony License
Exclusive Use
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment License
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol License
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

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