Weddings

The Craiglands Hotel

Ilkley, West Yorkshire View map
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Menus from £55
2 to 700 Guests

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Menus from £55
2 to 700 Guests

Your wedding day is the most important day of your life and, here at The Craiglands, we will ensure that no detail is overlooked. We combine our expert knowledge and years of experience to guide you in creating your own special day. Welcoming couples from across the globe for more than 150 years to host their weddings. The Craiglands Hotel is a beautiful example of Victorian architecture, built in 1859 and set within beautiful Moorland, woods and manicured grounds offering the ideal back drop for your perfect wedding album.

Licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships in your choice of 5 beautiful rooms where we are able to cater from 20, up to 700 guests. With our competitive packages and experienced Wedding Co-ordinators supporting and guiding you all the way, you are able to tailor make your day just the way you dreamed.

St Bernards Ballroom - A beautiful grand room with tall ceilings, detailed coving, paneled surround, crystal chandeliers and a 50 foot long dance floor makes the ideal walk way for that all important bridal runway.

The Moorside - Located in the side elevation of the hotel, this stunning room with high ceilings, feature lighting and the full length windows which overlook the garden to the side. This is the perfect setting for you your special day.

Our Conservatory is located at the quiet end of the hotel. Surrounded by glass, the Conservatory offers an intimate room for your wedding with panoramic views of forestry & Ilkley.

The Dales Suite, located above the conservatory, is dreamy for intimate weddings; with edged glass windows, classic decor and dance spotlights!

We offer complimentary use of our Luxury Bridal Suite for your wedding night and a special tariff is available for your wedding guests. The Craiglands really does make your wedding day the most important and perfect day for you to remember.

For further information, to arrange a showround or to discuss our packages please contact Sophie on 01943 886456 or eventsmanager@craiglands.co.uk.

We cant wait to meet you!

  • Function Space to Cater from 2 Guests up to 700 Guests
  • Weddings for all traditions
  • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships in your choice of Five Beautiful Rooms
  • Complimentary Bridal Suite and Discounted Accommodation Rates
  • Discounted Rates for Off Peak Weddings
  • Beautiful Moorland, Woods and Manicured Grounds
  • External Catering Permitted

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Asian Wedding
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
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 Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Beautician
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Jacqueline Married on 21/07/2013
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    Our wedding took place July 2013. Unfortunately due to family illness we had to make changes to our wedding reception with very short notice. The wedding co ordinators and staff at the Craiglands were fabulous, really helpful and professional.
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    Great place to have wedding

    Great place to have wedding. My cousins wedding the other day was lovely and staff were so polite x
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    so excited

    Hi Joanna

    I just wanted to say thankyou for showing us around the hotel. You made everything so easy for us and we are so excited.

    See you soon

    Jessica
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    Perfect Romantic Wedding Location

    We got married at the Craiglands Hotel on 5th September 2009, it was such a perfect day. The hotel itself is gorgeous, with a lovely garden.

    Jodie (Wedding Co-ordinator) is fantastic. She is full of ideas and is always happy to assist with anything. She dealt with a few of my bridezilla moments very well!!

    Our wedding reception was held in The Restuarant room and the tables were set up beautifully. The food was amazing and all our guests seemed to enjoy it. One of our guests even had two desserts!

    Also the Honeymoon Suite is lovely, with a massive bed! Also the bath is more than big enough for two!

    We couldn't have chosen a better venue with better staff!
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    The perfect setting for our special day.

    The Craiglands Hotel was the perfect venue for our special day. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff- they were great. From the minute we first met with Jodie and the team we planned a special day that met our personal needs and tastes and we were never made to feel that we had to stick to a standard formula. We had mulled wine and lots of candles as requested; the hotel was great for photos and we went up to the ‘Cow and Calf’ for photos too. The entertainment was great and most of our guests stayed over at the hotel which was really convenient. Excellent service and a perfect day.
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    Our dream wedding

    Jodie and the rest of the team at the Craiglands were friendly and very professional right through the planning process and up to and during the big day. They put our minds at rest and exceeded all expectations, it really was a perfect day! Friendly staff made us feel very special and they listened to and responded to all our questions and requests. Everyone commented on the delicious food which all 150 guests enjoyed! The bridal suite is fantastic, the ballroom is beautiful and we had a day we, and our guests, will never forget, for all the right reasons!
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    The Perfect Venue

    We decided to have our wedding reception at the Craiglands and from the moment we booked we were treated like royalty! Jodie the wedding co-ordinator catered for our every need and our whole family was looked after very well. Even though the weather was terrible, we had all our photos inside and even managed the ''confetti shot''! It really was the perfect venue. The Bridal Suite was beautiful, the food fantastic and the room where the resception was held The Restaurant looked fabulous. The red carpet on the way into the hotel was a lovely touch and my day was completely stress-free...thanks to Jodie and her team!
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    Beautiful venue, exceptional staff, great value

    We got married at the Craiglands on the 28th August 2009 and we cannot recommend it enough. There are three rooms which can cater for any size of wedding. We were married in the restaurant which was perfect for our 120 day guests. The room looked beautiful for the day and with each room having its own separate bar the venues are private. The bedrooms and suites are also beautifully turned out the honeymoon suite was excellent, and great value.

    The food at the Craiglands is absolutely top class for both the day and evening receptions. The menus are varied and can be mixed if necessary, also the hotel’s policy of no obligatory evening buffet means that it is easy to stick to any budget. We had many guests with special dietary requirements and we also had loads of changes to the guest list, even at very late notice, but this never seemed to faze any of the staff.

    This brings me to the best thing about the Craiglands, the staff. Absolutely all the staff are brilliant. Nothing is too much trouble for any of them and you really feel like it’s your day and you can literally do what you like within reason!!! The wedding coordinator, Jodie, and the management bent over backwards to make our day exactly as we wanted it.

    I could go on and on about how great our day was but I think you get the picture! Choosing the Craiglands was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding and we wouldn’t change a thing.
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    An amazing wedding venue.

    We got married at Craiglands on 30/08/09 and had an amazing day. From when we first went to look at the venue the staff were so helpful and assisted us in planning the perfect day every step of the way. On the day everything was perfect -and trust me I''d given them plenty to do! The food was gorgeous and they took on board our personal requests, the service was great and our guests had the best time! We can not thank everyone there enough for what they did for us, helping us to make our dream become a reality - we still talk about our wedding all the time and are so glad we chose the Craiglands, we would give it 5 stars.
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    An amazing day, always to be remembered.

    It was lovely to be able to leave the organisation on the day to the Craiglands team. Nothing was too much for them. The table settings and flowers were perfect. Everything went like clockwork and we didn''t have to worry about a thing. Thank you Craiglands.
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    Fantastic Yorkshire setting

    We got married in Nov 2008 and had a fantastic day courtesy of the Craiglands Hotel and all their staff. The whole day was made very easy to organise thanks to their helpful approach. For several weeks prior to the event we had changed our minds and altered things, but this never posed any problems for them. Even on the day itself, no request was too much effort. This included changing the time for food and moving the 33Kg cake!! Jodie and the team always gave you the feeling that the day would go just as you wanted and it did.
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    Gorgeous Hotel - Perfect Venue!

    We got married at The Craiglands Hotel on Saturday 27th December 2008. It was fantastic. The hotel was decorated beautifully and had a lovely Christmas tree in the entrance which was used as a backdrop for our photographs.
    The wedding coordinator Jodie was so very helpful, and did her best to help us out by organising us a menu tasting and wedding rehearsal so we could get our music and timings just right. She even recommended us a hairdresser in Ilkley who was brilliant!
    On the day Jodie and the staff were faultless, they helped the day run smoothly and we just had the best day.
    This hotel is just simply stunning and is the perfect place for a wedding.
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    Great venue and great service

    We had our wedding both ceremony and reception at the Craiglands Hotel in May 2008 and cannot fault the venue or the service. The venue was ideal because there was ample room for everybody with a homely feel and it was wonderful getting married in front of their big bay windows overlooking a beautiful view of Ilkley. We had access to the well kept gardens which were great for photos and allowed the children present to run around! It was perfect for the evening because we had our own adjoining bar area where people could go to sit and talk away from the music and dancing when they wanted a rest. What made the day however was the service from all the staff, in particular the wedding coordinator Jodie and the master of ceremonies Dan. They both fell over themselves to help us in any way they could, both in the lead up to and on the day of the wedding without ever getting in the way. This even included Jodie volunteering without us asking to blow up all our balloons in the morning that we had bought ourselves. At no point during the day did we ever feel like we were having to organise anything- everything went so smoothly it was almost too good to be true! We would certainly recommend the Craiglands to any other couples looking for a wedding venue.
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    Excellent venue and excellent staff

    We had our wedding reception at Craiglands in June 2008. We couldn't fault the effort the wedding coordinator and staff put in to make our special day run smoothly!! The attention to detail was amazing and they didn't seem to mind when the timings didn't go according to plan!! All in all,excellent food, staff and venue!!

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The Craiglands Hotel 1
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  • 40 day and 60 evening guests
  • Red Carpet Arrival
  • 3 Course Festive Menu
  • Chair Covers and Sashes for the Wedding Breakfast
  • White table linen and napkins
  • Wedding Post Box
  • Resident DJ for your evening celebrations
  • Evening Buffet
  • Complimentary 1 month spa membership for both bride and groom

Just £2,495. Please enquire with eventsmanager@craiglands.co.uk for more information or to arrange a viewing.

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Cowpasture Road LS29 8RG Ilkley (West Yorkshire)

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