West Yorkshire has the best of both worlds when it comes to wedding venues - the very coolest in contemporary urban spaces but with stunning countryside settings only moments away.
Once the centre of the clothing industry, the region is now packed with a whole host of refurbished woollen mills that have been renovated into gorgeous industrial wedding venues. Boasting steel beams, exposed brickwork and high ceilings, they make for some pretty spectacular spaces.
But if bustling city settings aren't your style, check out the rugged landscape views and tranquillity on offer with West Yorkshire's rural wedding venues. From rustic barns to breathtaking vineyards, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Feeling overwhelmed? We don't blame you, there are a lot of gorgeous West Yorkshire wedding venues to choose from, which is why we've narrowed it down to 18 of the very best. Keep scrolling to explore waterfront art galleries, historic hotels and more...
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1. The Woodman Inn - Huddersfield
Cosy, rustic and steeped in history, The Woodman Inn is an 18th century country wedding venue offering a relaxed and romantic day.
If you're planning a wedding for up to 80 guests, the Country Room is a fabulous space with charming wooden beams and warm features. Having a larger guest list? Set in woodland, the secluded and tranquil Garden Room will be ideal for up to 150 people.
When the celebrations are over, the venue has 19 beautiful en-suite rooms in three enchanting cottages for overnight accommodation.
With modern facilities yet still in keeping with its historic heritage, you'll have a very comfortable stay.
2. Holmfirth Vineyard - Meltham
You'd be mistaken for thinking this breathtaking seven acre vineyard wedding venue was in the South of France - it's actually a lot closer to home in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside.
Wether you choose to host your ceremony and reception indoors in the light-filled Solaris Suite or take things outside with a stunning twilight ceremony, at Holmfirth Vineyard you and your guests won't be disappointed thanks to the spectacular vineyard views.
As for the accommodation, conscious couples will fall in love with this venue's self catering eco apartments. Located at the foot of the vines, there's a lovely honeymoon suite for your first night as newlyweds.
3. The Arches - Halifax
Creative couples dreaming of a contemporary and unique wedding venue will love the industrial setting of The Arches.
Originally the largest carpet manufacturer in the world, The Arches is now a cool space in Halifax for you to get hitched. Think stylish steel beams, beautiful red brick ceilings and iconic Yorkshire stone floors.
With a large capacity of up to 300 people, this quirky wedding venue is a wonderfully versatile space and even boasts the largest private collection of art in the whole of Europe!
4. The Mansion - Roundhay
Located in 700 acres of picturesque parkland, The Mansion is a Grade II listed wedding venue with spectacular features around every corner.
From the ornamental gardens and historic architecture to the high ceilings and spacious rooms, you and your guests will be seriously impressed.
Our favourite feature? The stunning, sweeping central staircase with a glass dome roof and sparkling chandelier. Just imagine how beautiful this will be for photographs or for making a breathtaking entrance!
You won't have to worry about the details either, as they'll be in the safe hands of your Event Manager. With over 20 years of experience working with celebrities and the Royal Family, get ready for VIP treatment at The Mansion.
5. East Riddlesden Hall - Keighley
East Riddlesden Hall is a National Trust wedding venue - so you can guarantee it's going to be beautiful!
With a romantically rustic barn and historic house surrounded by charming gardens, there's so much space for you to make use of on your big day.
For an intimate winter wedding of up to 30 people, we love the idea of a ceremony in the 400-year-old Great Hall complete with cosy fireplace and warm stone walls.
If you have a larger guest list of up to 250, the Airedale Barn is adorned in twinkling fairy lights creating a lovely atmosphere. It even has underfloor heating so you can party all night long!
6. Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant - Halifax
Fancy getting wed at a venue that's appeared in TV shows including Jamie Oliver's Jamie's Great Britain, The One Show and Happy Valley? Well, you can if you choose Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant.
This 380-year-old Jacobean building is a seriously photogenic location thanks to its landscaped gardens, wood panelled halls and decadent antiques.
There are five rooms available for your ceremony, each as beautiful as the next. The Stuart Room is one of our favourites and can seat up to 120 guests for breakfast and 150 for an evening party.
You can even exchange your vows outside from May-September in the stunning Colonnade Courtyard. Offering drinks and canapés on the lawns and patio, it's simply dreamy!
7. Bowcliffe Hall - Bramham
No matter what your wedding taste, theme or preference, Bowcliffe Hall is a versatile wedding venue that's bound to be able accommodate. It boasts a number of unique spaces for your special day each with their own character and charm.
There's the stylish art deco setting of The Ballroom, the contemporary copper and glass treehouse Blackburn Wing and the glamorous 1920s-inspired Bowcliffe Driver's Club to name a few!
Plus, with 38 acres of gorgeous grounds, you and your guests can take part in fun outdoor games on the lawns.
8. The Hepworth Wakefield - Wakefield
Another modern wedding venue that contemporary couples will adore is award winning art gallery The Hepworth Wakefield.
Situated on Wakefield Waterfront and designed by the commended David Chipperfield Architects, this striking building lets you marry among one of a kind 20th century British art and exhibits.
Choose to say 'I do' in the gallery itself and then make your way into The Auditorium with fabulous views across the weir for your wedding breakfast.
With every booking you'll receive a one year complimentary membership to the gallery, so you can visit and reminisce about your special day.
9. The Venue Bowers Mill - Halifax
Loving the idea of an industrial style wedding venue? We couldn't resist including The Venue Bowers Mill in our roundup - it's the perfect combination of contemporary cool and rustic romance.
Previously a textile woollen mill, it has easy access to transport links in the nearby city of Leeds while still boasting a calm and tranquil setting thanks to the surrounding woodland and lake.
The large Bowers room can hold up to 400 people but it can also be divided in order to create a cosy and intimate space.
With iron pillars, exposed brickwork and high ceilings, your wedding photographs are going to look amazing if you marry here.
10. New Craven Hall - Leeds
Stylish, chic and modern, New Craven Hall is an urban wedding venue in the heart of Leeds.
Boasting exposed bricks, industrial steel beams and decked out with fairy lights, the space looks cool and contemporary while still having a romantic ambience.
There are a number of places for you and your guests to mingle in and relax on your big day.
From the brick and copper bar and cosy seating area to the charming outside garden, you'll have all the space you need to host a day to remember.
11. The Queens - Leeds
Another beautiful wedding venue situated in the urban city of Leeds is The Queens.
From the moment you and your guests enter this historic hotel you'll be wowed by its glamour, grandeur and original art deco touches.
You won't have to worry about cutting down your guest list- The Queens ballroom is a magical space that holds up to 450 people, and at the end of the night the venue has 215 luxurious rooms to accommodate.
After your ceremony, make your way into the Ark Royal Suite, located just off the ballroom, for a delicious drinks and canapés reception ahead of your three course wedding breakfast.
12. Woodlands Hotel - Morley
Built in 1871 for a local textile mill owner, Woodlands Hotel is now a boutique hotel that opens its doors as a magical location for your special day.
If stylish interiors, landscaped gardens and charming accommodation is what you're after, you won't be disappointed if you choose to marry here - just look at that bedroom!
Able to host weddings between 30 and 200 guests, your celebration can be as intimate or as large as you want. Plus, if you're planning a religious ceremony there are two gorgeous churches conveniently located just a few minutes away.
13. Manor House Lindley - Huddersfield
Manor House Lindley is a unique and quirky wedding venue in West Yorkshire that boasts traditional architecture with modern and chic finishing touches. We're talking hanging florals and bright neon signs with opulent wallpaper and decadent chandeliers.
Vintage loving couples will adore getting hitched in The Coach House, which can accommodate up to 160 guests for a sit down breakfast and 220 an evening party. Inspired by The Great Gatsby, it features spectacular stain glass windows, a floor to ceiling bar and a private garden.
14. Left Bank Leeds - Headingley
Fancy getting hitched in a former church? Look no further than Left Bank Leeds!
This Grade II listed gothic style building is a breathtaking space, able to host a wedding party of up to 300 guests.
Boasting impressively high ceilings and a gorgeous garden out front, you'll have so much room to move around and mingle during your reception.
They'll also be a lovely ambience throughout the day thanks to the spectacular stain glass windows that bask the whole room with a beautiful glow. Hang some twinkling fairy lights above your heads and it'll create a seriously romantic effect.
15. King's Croft Hotel - Pontefract
We don't think we've seen an outside pavilion wedding venue quite like this one at King's Croft Hotel.
Set in the grounds of the hotel and able to seat up to 80 people, it's completely glass panelled so you and your guests can enjoy panoramic views of the West Yorkshire countryside during your ceremony.
Perfect for any time of year, it'll look equally as lovely on a sunny day as it will with calming rain or snow pattering against the panes.
Alternatively, the main house has a range of stylish suites you can choose from, all packed with character and charm.
16. Wood Hall Hotel & Spa - Wetherby
Make the most of the picturesque rural landscape West Yorkshire has to offer by getting hitched at Wood Hall Hotel & Spa.
Surrounded by 100 acres of woodland and parkland, as soon as you make your way up the sweeping drive to the gorgeous ivy covered country house you'll feel relaxed and tranquil.
Grand in stature yet with a homely charm, you can marry outside overlooking the venue and the Italian Gardens or head inside to the gorgeous Georgian Room.
Plus, with an on-site health club and spa you can be truly pampered before the big day.
17. The Old Barn at Esholt - Baildon
The Old Barn at Esholt has previously been awarded the Best Wedding Venue in Yorkshire and Humberside, and we can see why!
This 200-year-old barn wedding venue features fabulous exposed beams and original stonework, making it a big hit for couples who adore rustic themed weddings.
You can marry in the barn itself, or if you're planning a religious ceremony there is a beautiful traditional church nearby.
As for the food? From informal barbeques and quaint tea parties to grand banquets and delicious buffets, The Old Barn at Esholt is the place to marry for delicious grub.
18. The Fleece Countryside Inn - Halifax
Overlooking the spectacular Ryburn Valley in Calderdale sits The Fleece Countryside Inn, a Grade II listed stone barn with a private bar and outside terrace.
Able to host wedding ceremonies of up to 110 guests and evening receptions with up to 250, this wedding venue has a whole host of packages you can choose from for your big day.
From their Serene Summer package with flower wall and festoon lighting to their Marry Me Midweek offer with bacon butties and bridal suite fizz, there's something to suit all couples.
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