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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

The Arches is a charming industrial wedding venue located in Halifax, in England's West Yorkshire region. This Victorian property, originally known as Dean Clough Mills, was once the largest carpet manufacturer in the world. It was then lovingly restored by the Hall family and established as an event space in 2014.

Facilities and Capacity

This striking setting is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, so you can spend your entire day in one convenient space. Inside the Arches, couples and their guests can be charmed by vaulted red-brick ceilings and Yorkshire stone floors. Exposed beams cross the ceiling for an added touch of historic charm. It offers a versatile backdrop for a variety of colour schemes and decor styles. This venue has a versatile setup and can comfortably accommodate events with up to 300 guests. More intimate gatherings with as few as 60 people are also welcomed. A special area can be set up with games for younger guests.

Services Offered

The Arches offers all-inclusive wedding packages to streamline the planning process. Couples can work with the exceptional in-house Executive Chef and team, who can create exactly the right food and drink options to suit your vision. Tasting nights are included as part of your Package. The venue's dedicated weddings and events team can help you realise your vision and walk you through the planning process. They have unrivalled experience in high-end, luxury event management with impressive suppliers at their fingertips. Each outside vendor is carefully chosen, ensuring they all believe in creating exclusive and impressive moments to remember.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Arches

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Laura B. Sent on 05/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Everything we wanted and sooo much more!! ***HIGHLY RECOMMED*

I myself found 'The Arches' via 'Hitched' and from the very beginning the staff were amazing!
On trying to find our wedding venue, The Arches speaks for its self and that is why we booked it on our first visit.
Booking just three months prior to the date, it was a little out of the ordinary and with such a small amount of time the staff were so supportive and super organised.

The Arches is so beautiful, it was exactly what we wanted, everything under one roof, stunning industrial look, feel and amazing architecture.

On our wedding day the staff were exceptional, the food was outstanding (we will defiantly be booking in at the True North restaurant to re live our menu!), everything was so relaxed and ran so smoothly.
My myself, my husband and our guests were made to feel so welcome and never had an empty glass!
Sam (a member of staff) was fantastic!!! He brought my vision of a old school 'Hed Kandi' party to life! Along with our saxophone and bongo drums players it was a night to defiantly remember!

Highly recommend the campervan photo booth, so much fun and the photo guestbook is hilarious to look through of all our guests having such a good time.

I cannot recommend The Arches for your wedding or special event, you will not be disappointed.

Thank you so much, Jamie, Kat, Sam and all the outstanding team!

Mr & Mrs Daly xxx
Katie D. Sent on 11/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 05.05.2024

We very recently got married at The Arches. After seeing a few different venues, we adored the industrial, laid back vibe The Arches offered and the responsiveness/helpfulness of the team was the deciding factor vs other venues.

The venue is so unique, minimal additional decoration is needed but looked amazing with our bright/colourful touches. The team had pages and pages of instructions from me and decorated/turned around the venue, with no input from ourselves - it was effortless and allowed us to really focus on preparing for our special day.

All of our friends and family were stunned by the venue and food. All of them said it was refreshing to go to a different type of venue they have never been to before vs a church or a barn!! So many of them said they could see why we chose The Arches and how 'us' it was, and that is a reflection of the team really encouraging you to pur your personal touch on it. Yorkshire has been our home for many years and it felt so special to have a venue (and multiple vendors) that reflected this.

The food was fantastic. We had visited True North prior to booking, and for our menu tasting, but were still blown away on the day. The quality and portion sizes were like nothing we have had at any wedding before - which many of our guest echoed! (The onion bhaji canape and sticky toffee pudding were particular incredible).

All of the team really looked after us and cared for us so extremely well. Kat, Jamie, Sam and Jack are a credit to The Arches, and just made us feel so at ease. We truly cannot thank the whole team enough!
Ann T. Sent on 05/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Magical !!!!! Best Day Ever xxx

Wow! what an absolutely stunning venue, it was the first one we looked at and nothing compared after.
Our Singer that we booked cancelled with a few hours to spare which was so disappointing but the team did not allow this to spoil the day.
The team at The Arches go above and beyond to make sure your day is perfect.
The food, service and everything was amazing so much so that I want to relive it all again.
Thanks you so much Sam, Jack and the team xxx
Nicola W. Sent on 21/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The day couldn't have been more perfect!

We got married at the Arches on Saturday (16.07.22) and it could have not been more perfect. We booked back in 2020 so had lots of time to plan - The Arches team kept us up to date with the ever-changing Covid landscape and then when it got closer to the date, Naomi was just amazing at going through every detail with us, without it ever becoming overwhelming. The team helped with every aspect, from deciding what food to choose, to calming my nerves about impending 40 degree weather, to catering for a multitude of dietary reqs!

The venue itself is stunning and as a DIY bride, I really appreciated not having to need to add a lot to the venue in terms of decor / styling to have a big impact - and even then, Naomi helped on the morning to ensure everything was just right.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Arches as a wedding venue - we've had so many compliments from friends & family about the venue and surroundings - and the food, one guest said that they'd remember the Sticky Toffee Pudding for the rest of their lives, and another was quick to note how well V/Vgs were catered for - which they'd not had at other venues. Special shout out for Naomi who had an early start helping us set-up, re-arranging timings on the day when we fell behind and just generally being amazing! We had the perfect day, thank you.
Amanda D. Sent on 02/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amanda & David Thomas

We had the most magical day, everything was just perfect. Naomi and the team were great from start to finish, nothing was a problem and they kept everything organised and calm. Loved it !!
Joe G. Sent on 20/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue and an amazing team at The Arches. Thank you!!

Thank you so much to everyone at The Arches for making our wedding day so special. The venue is stunning, all the staff on the day were so friendly and provided great service. All the backroom team who helped with the preparations and planning were so helpful and made things go so smoothly for us, we would recommend The Arches 100%.
Zoë A. Sent on 05/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue, incredible food and the most attentive staff

Choosing The Arches in Halifax as our wedding venue was easily one of the best decisions we made for our special day. The venue itself is simply fantastic. Its arched ceilings and expansive windows create a stunning ambiance, providing a picturesque backdrop for our reception.
One of the highlights of our experience at The Arches was the incredible food. Our guests couldn't stop raving about the culinary delights served at our wedding, and neither could we.
Moreover, the staff at The Arches were the epitome of professionalism and attentiveness. From our initial inquiries to the big day itself, the staff went above and beyond to ensure that every detail was taken care of. They were responsive, accommodating, and genuinely invested in making our wedding day special.
Leah B. Sent on 11/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

First class experience and amazing customer service

We had the perfect wedding reception with the Arches after getting married at the nearby church. Jamie and the team were incredibly accommodating and communicative, and worked with us to arrange our ideal event, taking care of all the suppliers and set up and sorting extra touches that made the whole thing so stress free. The food (we opted for buffet 'feast tables') was amazing and they also put on a small kids food station as we had lots of under 10s in attendance - a bit hit with the parents. They even arranged the karaoke we wanted with their in-house DJ! The venue is stunning, with a fairy light ceiling, and the space works with or without additional decoration (we opted for some set pieces like large glow-up letters and a sparkly stage backdrop from an external supplier, but mainly let the room speak for itself). We received so many compliments on the service, the food, the venue aesthetic, the entertainment. Also, the parking is extensive and free. We thought it was incredibly well priced for what we received. Highly recommend.
Jack Sent on 28/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, communicative and accommodating

Hiring The Arches was an absolute pleasure. Jamie, Sam, Kat and the team went above and beyond in ensuring our evening was as well catered for as possible. Our picky requests were met with no problems whatsoever, which we were extremely grateful for. The venue is ideally situated just outside the town centre, and with guests coming from all over the country, good rail and road links were vital. With the Travelodge next door, it was an absolute no brainer. The food was unbelievable, the best we've ever had at a wedding, and the team always made sure we had a drink and were happy with how the evening was going. For the price and service, I'm not sure we could have asked for me. The Arches surpassed our expectations.
Rebecca G. Sent on 21/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Personal and Excellent

Our experience with the team at the Arches was phenomenal from start to finish.

After initially securing a 2023 wedding date at The Arches, we made a last minute decision m to push our date forward due to family circumstance and married on 12/08/2022. We were taken aback and truly appreciate Naomi and Jamie’s flexibility in helping to make this happen which meant that special family members were here to watch us marry.

Throughout consultations, Naomi provided us with options from table plans, to menus, to vendor recommendations. Dietary requirements and alcohol preferences were all accommodated and the venue enabled us to bespoke a children’s menu. As we don’t live local to the venue, we appreciated Naomi’s prompt and detailed email responses.

As a DIY couple, we were able to attend the venue the evening before the wedding (with a cohort of helpers) to dress it - meaning we didn’t haven’t to stress on the morning of our wedding. All of our equipment and belongings were also safely stored the night of the wedding which we were able to collect the next day. Meaning we could go home straight after a night of partying!

Naomi also took the stress off our shoulders by liaising directly with our vendors, so we had nothing to worry about on the day.

Thank you so much to Naomi, Jamie and the team for making our wedding so special.

Rebecca and Jake Williams.
Natalie Sent on 25/08/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Would book again for any major event.

Cannot recommended The Arches and their team enough.

From start to finish my experience with The Arches current team and events planner was great.
Naomi was on top of everything she was prompt with responses and no question was too silly, she makes you feel welcome and at ease at all times.
Our wedding day ran perfectly thanks you her.
The food was incredible all my guests commented on it and how beautiful the venue was. The staff on the day were lovely and friendly to all my guests.
Would book here again for any major part and event.
Bronwyn G. Sent on 21/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding

Our wedding was the most perfect day from start to finish. Prior to the wedding Naomi and Jamie were really helpful and accommodating, we had to change our wedding date a few times due to covid restrictions and they were always willing to go above and beyond for us. The day ran smoothly with no hiccups along the way. The food was amazing and really tasty. We unexpectedly had to change photographers with 5 days to spare and the new photographer was vegan. The venue did everything to make sure she was fed. Overall an amazing experience and would highly recommend.
Amy C. Sent on 04/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding that can be filled with lots of personal touches

Naomi, Jamie & the rest of the team at The Arches were fantastic from start to finish. They made our evening wedding celebration so perfect and took away all the stress & worry, instead making it a fun experience. The venue itself looked absolutely stunning, especially when the sun set and all the fairy lights came on - all our guests said we had found a hidden gem, which we couldn't agree more with. The food was absolutely delicious and the team were really accommodating for various dietary requirements and last minute changes. We couldn't recommend The Arches more, especially for anyone who wants to have a wedding with lots of personal touches and a fantastic team of people helping to make it happen.
James Sent on 09/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Room was beautiful, food yummy, staff so lovely

Hi all
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us create the most perfect day yesterday. The room was beautiful, the food was super yummy and the staff were so lovely. Thank you for helping us at such short notice and for bringing it all together. It's been amazing and wish we could do it all again! Warmest wishes to you all. James & Charlotte xxxxxx
Karen Sent on 13/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

You absolutely did us proud...

“I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the work that was put into our wedding behind the scenes and on the day, we had such a fantastic day. The comments from our friends and family often began with the words ‘wow’ and ‘fantastic’. The venue looked beautiful and the opportunity to come in the day before was great. The food was fabulous and again everyone, and I mean everyone that we spoke with said the same. So thanks once again, you absolutely did us proud!!!!”
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