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 (99)

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.

Woodlands gelderd road leeds

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

Fantastic wedding venue!!

By Colette jagger, on 20 May 2014

I recently had my wedding at the Woodlands and had the most amazing day!! The staff were fantastic and did everything they could to ensure the day ran smoothly, they even offered to go find someone who was lost to guide them to the hotel!! The food is absolutely fantastic and literally everyone commented how nice it was. The breakfast was also fantastic! The grounds are lovely, weather permitting!! We managed to get out for a few photos. Everywhere is nice and clean and modern. I wish I could do it all again. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel as they clearly know their stuff when it comes to weddings!!

Amazing venue!

By Emma Lelliott, on 12 May 2014

We had our wedding at the Woodlands in April 2014, and the day was nothing short of amazing! We loved it! Lauren was great in sorting everything out we asked for, a fussy bride for her meal (sorry!) and some bodybuilding guests who required a special meal also! We made some last minute changes which were not a problem. The venue is gorgeous, the bedrooms are so beautiful it is just a shame you don't spend much time in them. The staff were so great before the wedding and on the day and I would not change a thing!

Wonderful venue for a wedding

By Mark whitehead, on 11 Apr 2014

This is a fantastic venue for a wedding, we had a great time, the staff were superb, Our wedding coordinator Lauren was very professional, the rooms were fantastic especially the bridal suite. The food was brilliant and mouth watering ( wedding breakfast and evening party) All in all we had a great day,also we had no negative feed back from any of our guests.

the best life time event...total professionalism

By Les Adams, on 18 Mar 2014

just experienced one of those events that you pray will be successful and memorable... I shouldn't have worried at all... my daughter Jenny and her new husband James used this venue to celebrate their wedding...a total success..congratulations to all the staff, you all deserve recognition for your politeness and professionalism...what a great 24 hours total satisfaction. thank you..

Perfect wedding

By Jemma and Jonathan Nash, on 29 Jan 2014

I would highly recommend this wedding venue - we had the most perfect day and could not have asked for more! Amazing venue, food, room, staff! Just amazing!!

The best wedding ever at the woodlands. NYE 2013

By Elizabeth ward, on 21 Jan 2014

Hi Lauren, Firstly, I would like to say a massive thank you to you and all the staff at the woodlands. Every single member of staff made our wedding the most amazing day for us and all our guests. From the start, since when we booked, you have been amazing. Nothing has been too much trouble for you to sort out or arrange. You listened to all our ideas and helped us in getting in touch with suppliers to make it possible. Your suppliers are also 5 star service. From ann-Marie for the flowers to the DJ. Everyone was so helpful and knew exactly what we wanted to do. On the day, all the staff couldn't do enough for us. From 1st thing in the morning to last thing at night. We would also like to personally thank Nigel, the general manager. Again, nothing was too much trouble for Nigel. He was there whenever we needed him for anything. He kept us in the loop for everything that was going on. Myself, lee and all my family were really impressed with Nigel. He was a real super star. I will be recommending the woodlands to anyone I hear that is getting married or even just for a romantic break or meal. Everyone who attended said it was the best wedding they have ever been too and I agree. The woodlands is the nicest hotel we have ever stayed at. From the food to the rooms, to the all the staff, it's 6 star service and so close to home.. We can't wait to come back for Sunday lunch or even a romantic break. Thank you so much to all the staff and everyone who made our day the most perfect memorable day. Team woodlands!! :-)

Our wedding! It was a dream come true, perfect!

By Mr and Mrs Ali, on 05 Dec 2013

The rooms the entire venue the service and staff is just perfect. We fell in love with the hotel when we booked it for the wedding and now all our guests have also fallen in love with the hotel. Plus the food was amazing! Can't wait to stay again x


By Natalie Adams, on 03 Oct 2013

Had our wedding here on 14th September 2013 and couldn't have been more thrilled over how amazing the whole day was, nothing was too much to ask of the wonderful team who really are a credit to the hotel. Couldn't have asked for a better wedding venue, we highly recommend woodlands to anyone looking for a venue in Leeds, it really is fabulous!

Amazing Day

By Vanessa & Jonathan Jackson, on 30 Aug 2013

Thank you to Jessica for helping to make our day so wonderful, we had an absolutely amazing day and couldn’t imagine having our wedding anywhere else. A special mention to Emily, she did a Stirling job and the food was outstanding. It is truly a day we will never forget, we can’t wait to visit Woodlands again in the near future!

HUGE thank you

By Shirley Peacock, on 30 Aug 2013

A HUGE thank you to Lauren and everyone at the Woodlands. The day was just amazing and when we have been used to everything going wrong in our lives over the last two years to have that one perfect day for Vanessa and Jonathan was just out of this world. Yourself and all the staff were so helpful and really couldn't do enough for us they were professional but extremely friendly. Our guest on the day and on Sunday had nothing but praise for the venue and all staff. Lauren and Emily ran the Wedding Breakfast absolutely brilliantly, (the cold face towels were life savers and everyone thought it was brilliant) and whenever we saw Emily around the hotel she always stopped to speak and ask how things we're going. Lauren was there with everything we needed before we even had to ask.

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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

SEP 2014

Woodlands Wedding Fayre

Woodlands Wedding Fayre

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

Full description

We are delighted to announce the next Woodlands Wedding Fayre which will be held on Sunday 21st September from 12-4pm. It's free admission and a perfect opportunity to have look around and meet our suppliers We have our experienced sales team on hand to answer any questions you may have. We hope to see you there.

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