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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Situated in Halifax, West Yorkshire, The Fleece Countryside Inn. is an award-winning venue with dedicated wedding planners and breathtaking facilities. Overlooking the beautiful Ryburn Valley in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, it offers scenic views and a tranquil atmosphere. The management team pride itself on delivering a very relaxed and stress-free day for you and your guests

Facilities and Capacity

The Fleece Countryside Inn offers exclusive use of their Wedding Suite, Patio and Private Bar. Licensed for civil ceremonies, you are able to spend your entire day here. In addition to these spaces, the establishment also provides on-site accommodation at their cosy country hotel.

Services Offered

At The Fleece Countryside Inn, the team believes your wedding day should be exactly as you have always imagined, whether it is intimate or grand, laidback or opulent. Whether you choose to spend the day here for your ceremony or your reception, the team is happy to set the scene for your special day. When it comes to wedding planning, they understand that deciding on the season, number of guests, and the day of the week, can be stressful. With that in mind, they have designed contemporary seasonal wedding experiences that truly deliver the style and luxury that The Fleece is recognised for. They also provide all-inclusive wedding packages that you and your partner can choose from. With a private appointment, you can find out about their packages, food services, or create your very own personal wedding package to suit you.

With stunning countryside views, characterful wooden beams and rustic yet modern decor, you can have the perfect setting for your special day here at The Fleece Countryside Inn.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
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

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for The Fleece Countryside Inn

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
37 reviews
100% recommend it
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Mike
Mike M. Sent on 01/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect wedding day, thank you

We fell in love with the facilities at The Fleece from the very first time that we visited, just short of two years before our wedding in July 2023.
Carrie-Anne and the entire staff at The Fleece were absolutely brilliant throughout. They came to our rescue on more than one occasion when other plans went awry, ensuring our special day was indeed extremely special.
If your looking for a venue that has wonderful views, a relaxed atmosphere combined with unbelievably professional service and fabulous food, then we cannot recommend The Fleece enough.
Extremely special memories were made, not just for us, but for all our guests who said it was the best wedding they’d been to.
Thank you so much to the entire team at The Fleece. Hopefully see you all again very soon.
Amanda & Mike, Mr & Mrs McGann
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Kayty C. Sent on 24/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 20/01/2024

Had the most perfect wedding couldn’t thank the fleece enough! Amazing staff, amazing venue, amazing food, amazing service and an all round amazing day! I was felt super relaxed and knew I didn’t need to worry about anything thanks to the fleece! Would highly recommend!
Alisha
Alisha O. Sent on 04/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The Fleece Countryside Inn

We got married at The Fleece back in August 2023 and we couldn't say a single fault. This was our only venue we went to view in person and we booked our date on the day. From that open day, to our first meeting, to the menu tasting and until the big day, everything ran so smooth. We couldnt reconmend the fleece enough, the food was amazing, the plan of the day waa perfect and the views and weather were just an added bonus. It won't be the last time Carrie and the team will see us, as it's also become one of "our places" for date nights ❤️
Kira
Kira B. Sent on 04/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing day!!

We got married on the 2/12/23 and from day one the Fleece have been amazing. From our first meeting we felt so at ease and could ask anything. And on the day they gave us the most beautiful day. All our guests loved the food and the decor. They loved how friendly and approachable the staff were. I could not recommend this venue enough. Nothing was too much and the whole day was unforgettable!
Nicolla
Nicolla M. Sent on 30/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our March 2023 Wedding

We had our wedding here and it was absolutely perfect from start to finish. The day itself was amazing! The staff went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly and the communication on the day was great. We are so happy we chose this beautiful venue and would definitely recommend it! Our guests were amazed by the venue, attention to detail and the amazing food. We will still be regulars for food and for the sights. Get it booked
Sarah
Sarah S. Sent on 26/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Fleece saved our wedding day!

When we decided to pull the plug on our destination wedding 8 weeks before the wedding date due to COVID, we were on a mission to find a UK wedding venue in time. The Fleece was perfect - a beautiful and intimate venue with the most incredible views! Carrie-Anne and the team helped us to re-plan our wedding in just 8 weeks and I can honestly say we have no regrets. We had the most amazing wedding day which was everything we dreamed it would be. The food was unbelievable, it was amazing value for money and the setting made for the most beautiful photos. Thank you so much The Fleece!
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Cheryl S. Sent on 20/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome Venue

We had our wedding here in December 2021 - it should have been in December 2020 but had to be delayed.....
Through the upheaval of having to change everything Carrie-Anne and the team at The Fleece were amazing.
Nothing was too much trouble, all questioned answered :-)

Our eventual Wedding Day was amazing - very foggy but amazing. The whole team supported us both throughout the day and evening to make sure everything went as planned and everyone had an amazing time.

The food is phenomenal - we eat here once a month but the kitchen outdid themselves serving 70 people at once with gorgeous hot food, and the wait staff kept the food coming and kept the wine glasses topped up.

The views are stunning and really make for beautiful wedding photos as does the venue - inside and out.

If you are looking for a wedding venue you cannot choose a better one than this
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Sarah F. Sent on 03/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue

Fantastic countryside side venue. Staff were helpful friendly and would do anything to make your day special. I can't thank them enough Carrie-Anne the coordinator was always thire to help and kept in touch through the build up to our special day.
Thank you again the fleece inn for making our say amazing
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Demi C. Sent on 02/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Can we do it all over again?!

What a day we all had, amazing day from start to finish!
We finally got married at The Fleece almost 3 years after booking due to switching dates because of Covid, and it was well worth the wait.
During the planning process Carrie-Anne couldn’t do enough for us, any questions we had were always answered really quickly, nothing was ever too much.
On the days itself everything went so smoothly, the food was fab and the venue looked stunning, we were amazed when we first walked in, it was everything we had hoped it would be and more. All our guests commented on what a perfect venue The Fleece was, the staff were so attentive and professional.
Thank you so much to Carrie-Anne and all the staff at The Fleece for such an amazing day. Xx
Dannielle
Dannielle D. Sent on 15/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding

A M A Z I N G !
From start to finish, I could write a book about how wonderful our wedding day was at the Fleece! I wish we could do it all over again Can't recommend enough!
Despite covid causing a postponement, Carrie-Anne was so kind and understanding, communication was brilliant before during and after, she was there for us every step of the way, to the finest of details being planned to finally getting us down the aisle and to have the day we had waited so long for.
The staff on the day was wonderful, they made sure we was okay at all times, had a drink to hand, kept us in the loop, running as smooth as possible and was just so lovely, complimentary, attentive and professional! Our personal card touch in the bedroom was a nice surprise and came home with us as keepsake (thank you)
Our guests all had a wonderful time and could see why we both fell in love with the place! From the amazing views (the big talking point), decor, service, food, rooms, everything! We was lucky the weather stayed dry and we made full use of our private terrace in the evening for photos, mingling and dancing, it was honestly perfect we couldn't of asked for more! The whole day was full of smiles and laughter all round (and tears), honestly thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who was there.
We are so thankful to everyone at the Fleece for making our wedding the best day of our lives, we are eternally grateful and so pleased we got to share our special day at our special place with wonderful people! We can't wait to come back again!
(we had a number of drives up and visits for cocktails, restraunt food, terrace food and drinks, plus meetings on the lead up to our wedding and we was never disappointed) we will be booking an overnight stay for our anniversary that's for sure :)
Kind Regards
All our love
Dannielle and Nathan Chadderton
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Lucy M. Sent on 07/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect intimate 15 person ceremony amidst pandemic

We recently had an intimate wedding ceremony on the 2nd January 2021. We had originally planned for a 60-80 person wedding, but we are beyond happy that we decided to go ahead with our day on the date we booked 20 months prior. It was more special than we could have imagined and we even got snow. The Fleece have supported us thoughout the highs and lows of the Covid situation, and we couldn’t have asked for better service. The journey to the day was such a roller coaster but Carrie-Anne managed to get us excited again after each blow.

If anybody is worried about having a smaller ceremony with face coverings, just go for it if you want a special day all about you and your partner. It was the most magical and unique day, and the Fleece did everything they could to make it that way. After all, ‘all you need is love’. Thank you Carrie-Ann and Mark from The Fleece, we can't thank you enough x x x
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Rebecca H. Sent on 13/12/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Perfect day!

Myself and my husband had the wedding of our dreams at the fleece on the 16th June 2023.

After many venue visits we instantly fell in love with the fleece and its picturesque location. We knew we wanted a venue in the countryside with accommodation for our guests, the fleece ticked all of our boxes whilst being easy accessible for all. The entire process of planning our big day was made stress free by Carrie-Anne and her team- we had regular catch up emails and visits to the fleece to ensure we were on track with planning our perfect day!

The venue itself is gorgeous! The view from the terrace is amazing- we were blessed with the weather and enjoyed canapés and drinks outside after the ceremony and also spent time outside with our guests in the evening.

The day itself was seamless we didn’t have to worry about a thing- we had two events coordinators one for the day and one for the evening, they ensured that everything on the day was perfect and to time.

We went for the summer wedding package, we loved that the package included everything so there was no hidden extras (unless you have any special requests). The food was outstanding and we received so many compliments from our guests.

Thank you so much to everybody at the fleece, we are now looking forward to returning for our anniversary stay!
Love,
Becky & Alex.
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Lucy W. Sent on 21/11/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful views, organised planners, a truly special day

The wedding planners at the fleece inn were extremely kind and very organised. Everything went to time and plan. The staff were very friendly and made our day feel very special. Extra requests were not an issue, every question we asked the fleece inn had a solution or idea.

The view at the back of the venue really blew us away and made our day so special.

The food was delicious and catered well for all dietary requirements.

The bridal suite and breakfast the next day was spot on, we had the whole of one side of the restaurant to ourselves. Highly recommended this place to get married!

The value for money is spectacular, we had our wedding in peak summer time with 80 day guests and 120 evening guests for the price of £6500 including food.
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Kim Q. Sent on 07/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever

From booking our wedding in Oct 21 to our wedding day Dec 22 & beyond the team at the fleece have been amazing. On the day they made sure everything ran smoothly and helped arrange guests. We both had an amazing day and loved every moment thanks to the team at the fleece x
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Emma F. Sent on 01/11/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

A wedding worth waiting for!

We booked our wedding with the Fleece back in 2018! We then had to postpone due to Covid twice! During this time Carrie-Ann was brilliant, responding quickly to emails and questions when she must have been swamped!

During the run up to our date the communication was fab! We even had some last minute dietary requirements the week of the wedding but this was no problem to sort out.

The day was perfect!! Well organised, all the staff were professional and communicated well with us throughout the day. The food was delicious and served quickly. Everyone commented on how nice the food was. The bar staff were great and the range of drinks and cocktails was really good.

The surroundings of the venue are beautiful. We had mixed weather but still managed to get some beautiful shots. The only thing that would make this venue even better was if more people could stay at the venue. However I understand that this is a small venue and has lots of character.

We loved our wedding day!!
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The Fleece Countryside Inn Real Weddings

Olita & Paul
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Katrina & Harry
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Deals

Events

07 Jul
Open Door

Come and see The Fleece dressed to impress and discuss your special day with their Event Manager at their next Wedding Open Day.

  • Meet a handful of recommended suppliers
  • Enjoy bubbly arrival drinks
  • Sample the cocktail bar
  • Indulge in delicious canapés
  • Have a sneak peek at the country bridal suite & a family bedroom
  • Start planning your special day!

No pre-booking is required!

12 pm to 4 pm.

Last admissions 3:30pm.

See you there!

Date: From 07/07/2024 to 07/07/2024 Schedule 13:00 - 16:00
Place: Ripponden New Bank, Halifax, West Yorkshire

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Ripponden New Bank HX4 0DJ Halifax (West Yorkshire)
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