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 2 Historic 4 star hotel - one of Yorkshire's top venues Beautiful landscaped gardens. Only one wedding each day permitted. 2 AA Rosette-winning restaurant Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence annual winner Finalist in the Wedding Industry Awards and North of England Wedding Awards
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About Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

  • Free Wedding Open Day Sunday 8th March 2015 12 noon - 4pm
  • Any remaining date until the end of July 2015 you can have the wedding of your dreams for £4995

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 (93)

Our Wedding

By GemmaG, on 30 Dec 2014

Me and my husband got married hear on 4-12-14 and what can I say from start to finish the wedding staff was out of this world and was so helpful we was getting married there April 2015 but had to bring the wedding forward due to a family matter so we only had 4 weeks to plan everything. The wedding team was fantastic and so help full The food is out of this world the venue is stunning so happy we found this hidden gem. Big big thank you to all staff We will be back

Amazing Staff

By BarneyNearSheffield, on 30 Dec 2014

My son has just got married at Holdsworth House Hotel, in Halifax and it was an absolute amazing experience! We were a little apprehensive before, thinking that the venue was a little 'old fashioned' initially. Our fears were not realised at all. The ceremony and reception were fantastic, from the intimate room where my son and his future wife were married to the luxurious reception room, the venue was just perfect! I would like to think Tracey for her expert organisational skills; she made the event run extremely smoothly. Thank you Tracey! The food was outstanding, from the ham hock and Turkey pate to the hot chocolate fondue and ice cream, everything was just right! I would highly recommend this venue for a wedding. Well done Holdsworth House Hotel staff! The photographs in the garden were really lovely, even with the cold climate and the slight rain shower. This was made much better with the warming 'real fires' in the rooms and courtyard! A really big thank you! Joy and Steve, the groom's parents!

Daughters Christmas Wedding

By Poppy4, on 30 Dec 2014

Our daughter was married here on Sat 20th Dec. From start to finish the staff were wonderful and everything was spot on. Even when the guitarist let us down at the last minute they sorted the music out & no one was any the wiser. The food was wonderful & accommodation lovely. Really can't praise everyone enough, they work so hard and deserve all the wonderful comments on trip advisor. Well done to all of you.

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.

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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

Late Availability for Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

On selected dates in 2015 you can have the wedding of your dreams for £4995:

APRIL – Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 26th 
MAY – Sunday 10th & Saturday 23rd 
JUNE – Sunday 7th & Friday 12th 

For 50 day and 50 evening guests

  • Expert Wedding Planner to help organise your day
  • Complimentary menu tasting for the bride and groom
  • Abraham Brigg for your wedding ceremony
  • Stuart Room and Courtyard for your wedding reception and evening party
  • Pink sparkling wine and Chef’s selection of handmade canapés after the ceremony
  • Three-course set meal with coffee and chocolates
  • Your choice of Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, Merlot or Shiraz wine with your meal, specially selected by our Master of Wine
  • Fine quality pink sparkling wine for the toast
  • Evening set buffet
  • Professional DJ playing all your favourite tunes until 12.30am
  • Dedicated Duty Manager to guide you through your day
  • Overnight bridal suite
  • Preferential overnight accommodation rate for your guests
  • Additional day guests £65.00 and Evening guests £14.50

To enquire please call our wedding team on 01422 232359

Terms: For new bookings only. Subject to availability on selected dates in 2015, set menus apply. Cannot be used on conjunction with any other offer, promotion or discount.

Table Plans for Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

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    Trestle Tables for up to 120 Guests



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    Round tables up to 120 guests



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    Round Tables for 80 guests



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Special Offers for Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

47% off the Exclusive Use Wedding Package

Saturday 19th September 2015, £9500 (normal price £17,280)

  • For 60 day and 80 evening guests
  • Additional guests can be added, ask us for prices

Save a whopping 47% off our standard Exclusive Use Pain Free wedding package, for one date only – Saturday 19th September 2015.

The date is unexpectedly now available and so you can book the entire hotel for your wedding day at this hugely reduced price.

Exclusive Use means that we close the hotel and restaurant to all outside visitors for 24 hours, your party has all 39 bedrooms on a bed and breakfast basis and included are all the delights of the usual Pain Free Wedding Package.

So if you want the ultimate private house party for your wedding, be quick to enquire as this date won’t be available for long!

Call the wedding team now direct on 01422 232359

Terms: For new bookings only. Cannot be used on conjunction with any other offer, promotion or discount.

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