Woodlands Hotel

Woodlands Hotel, Gelderd Road, Gildersome, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 7LY
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Woodlands Hotel Highlights

Friendly and professional wedding coodinators to assist you every step of the way 23 individually designed bedrooms including a top floor Penthouse Beautiful landscaped gardens and terrace- the perfect back drop for your photographs An amazing range of menus to choose from The entire hotel is available to hire for Exclusive Use
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About Woodlands Hotel

If you are looking for a beautiful wedding venue in Leeds Woodlands offers a superior elegant atmosphere which makes the perfect venue for a stylish and romantic wedding day.

Woodlands is one of the finest luxury hotels in Leeds. This boutique hotel is set in beautiful landscaped grounds on the outskirts of Leeds city centre, with 23 individually designed bedrooms and an award winning restaurant. Packed with character, this lovingly restored hotel is only three miles from the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Leeds. Privately owned and managed, the hotel was originally built for a local textile mill owner in 1871. It has been restored to its former glory with modern design throughout our guest areas from bedrooms to function rooms. Consider it less a hotel and more your own country retreat!

Weddings at Woodlands are a very special occasion designed especially for you. We have a strict policy of only hosting one wedding at a time. Unlike other venues, there are no rules, set numbers or required packages – our wedding coordinators will help you design the day of your dreams from red carpet arrival to rose petal turndown. We can cater for wedding between 30 and 200 guests in our events spaces which include our stunning garden terrace and permanent marquee space. We are also licensed for Civil Ceremonies or if you prefer a church wedding there are two lovely local churches to choose from.

You can also enjoy the luxury of using Woodlands on an exclusive use basis. You and your guests can enjoy the freedom of using the whole hotel and gardens from 1pm on the day of your wedding until 11am the following day.

Our wedding planners will look after you every step of the way. Experts in turning your dreams into reality, they can help with everything from room dressing to recommending suppliers.

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Reviews for Woodlands Hotel (109)


By Zoe & Nev, on 24 Jul 2014

Just the say overall the wedding day was everything we dreamed of and more. It flowed even better that we’d planned/expected. Once we’d seen the hotel & grounds many months ago, we knew it was the venue for us. Beautiful rooms, amazing gardens and small enough to make everything feel personalised to support our none-traditional wedding idea’s. You made the planning for day very pain free, from our first meeting. Felt really slick and you had all area’s covered that we would have never considered. The day felt so relaxed and in control in the run up for both Nev & I. Every member of staff that we dealt with were helpful, friendly & professional. The room set up for the ceremony worked really well, and the time in the gardens was beautiful. The string quartet were fantastic & the 2 hours in the gardens were perfect. Lots to keep the children entertained and the adults with the garden games. The food was excellent, we’ve had many comments regarding how gorgeous the steak was & I can certainly vouch for the sea bass. The quality of the food whilst catering in volume is a real credit.The Manager (apologies cannot recall his name ) ran the meal & speeches perfectly & both you & he made us feel relaxed & that everything was controlled throughout the day. Again the evening welcome drinks, music & food all went to plan. Guests particularly commented on the chicken wings at the evening reception.


By Mandy, on 24 Jul 2014

John and I would like to express our deepest gratitude to you and your team for making our wedding day on the 23 May 2014 ever sooo fun and fantastic. The staff and hotel was remarkable. Please do extend our deepest thanks to Nigel who managed to put up with all the craziness that evening. Thank you for helping with the wedding planning, I simply could have not done it without you, you were God-send.

The most special day of our lives

By Sally and James, on 24 Jul 2014

Sorry I didn't get to see you before I left yesterday. I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything, it was amazing! Thanks for putting up with our timings and for making it so special.

Most amazing day

By Louise, on 24 Jul 2014

We all had such an amazing time and want to thank you and the rest of the staff for all your help on the day.

Most amazing day

By Louise, on 24 Jul 2014

We all had such an amazing time and want to thank you and the rest of the staff for all your help on the day.

The most amazing day from start to finish

By Karris and Chris Brearley, on 24 Jul 2014

I have to say me and Chris had the most amazing day from start to finish, I couldn't of had a better venue and staff that looked after our guests on the day. You did an awesome job of communicating with us with every final detail. We had the best day of our lives!!! Want to do it all over again. Had great feedback from the guests, saying how the whole day fell into place from drinks on the terrace, the meal, and the set up of the room. Loved everything about it!! It's been emotional.

Most beautiful venue in Leeds

By Mr & Mrs OLeary, on 24 Jul 2014

Well what can we say about our amazing wedding day at the most beautiful venue in Leeds . Karen and myself are lost for words as to how professional you were all on our special day , we couldn't have asked for more from yourself as our perfect co ordinator , Nigel and everybody else involved , you should be very proud of yourselves as a business . The feedback we have had from our guests as to how fantastic the venue was , how beautiful the food was ( your chefs are a credit to you ) and everybody else that was involved made it a unforgettable day that we will treasure forever . Thank you so much , we look forward to seeing you all for our first anniversary if not before

Faultless evening

By Helen Blackmore, on 24 Jul 2014

I would like to thank you and all of the staff at the Woodlands for a superb evening. Everything ran smoothly with no hiccups. It was a success and everyone appeared to enjoy themselves. To top it off – the weather was fab! I think a few people were on about booking their wedding there last night – ha! Please can you personally thank that guy (so sorry I have forgotten his name) who managed last night. He was great


By Freida Cooke, on 24 Jul 2014

David and I just wanted to thank everyone at Woodlands for making Jilly and Tim’s wedding such a success last weekend. Everything was perfect – even the weather – and we have received nothing but positive feedback about the venue, the staff, the food, etc., from everyone who was there. Once again, thanks to everyone for all their help. The wedding will be talked about for a long time to come.

What an amazing place!!

By Abby & Chris, on 24 Jul 2014

Just wanted to say how amazing our wedding day was! Everything from the food to the service to the marquee to the bedrooms was absolutely perfect! The day was an absolute dream from start to finish and flowed to perfection! Thank you for all your hard work on the wedding! we had the most magical, joyful day, sprinkled with fairy-dust, that we could ever have imagined, and are so very grateful

Wedding, July 13th, 2014

By Maggie Baldwin, on 16 Jul 2014

Woodlands is pretty unique: a country-house hotel set in its own, beautiful grounds, where you could imagine yourself to be somewhere in the Cotswolds, or in a French country chateau. Yet, amazingly, you are only five minutes away from the M62 and ten minutes from Leeds city centre- a real bonus with guests arriving from far- flung places. This is no tired, faded old country house: it's stylish and contemporary, smart yet comfortable, and says "quality". When you have added the music, delicious food and flowers that you yourselves have chosen, and have filled it with your own loved ones and friends, you will be glad that you chose such a magical place for your dream wedding. Yet, as Mother of the Bride, what sets Woodlands apart even more in my opinion, is the undivided and tireless attention of the wedding coordinator, ( Lauren in our case), who goes beyond the extra mile. It's hard to remember that she is doing this for couples week in, week out, because you feel as though yours is the only wedding taking place! She worked closely with the bride on everything, but also responded to every little question and request that I sent her myself, always replying super quickly with patience and good humour. Thanks to her, I was able to arrange several private, lovely surprises, and received reassurance or answers whenever I had an anxiety. I will never forget her, and superb as Woodlands is, ( and it truly is) it is all the better for having such a special asset onboard as Lauren.

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By Karris and Chris brearley, on 23 Jun 2014

The weather was perfect, we couldn't of asked for a better venue and the staff were amazing on the day. Me and Chris want to do it all again. We had so much feedback from our guests on the day about the venue it's surroundings, the food, entertainment and the wedding as a whole!!! I would like to say a massive thankyou to Lauren who helped co-ordinate our wedding with every final detail, she was also very reassuring!! Thanks for making our day so special xx

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Woodlands Hotel Facilities

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony License
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment License
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
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
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Upcoming Wedding Fairs at Woodlands Hotel

MAR 2015

Woodlands Wedding Fayre

Woodlands Hotel Spring Wedding Fayre, March 2015

Admission: Free |  Opening times: 12:00 - 16:00

Full description

Come and Join us for our Spring Wedding Fayre! Free admission, A perfect opportunity to meet our suppliers, see the venue dressed and speak with our experienced wedding co-ordinators. We'll look forward to welcoming you!

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