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Wentbridge House Hotel

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Menus from £90
2 to 170 Guests

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Menus from £90
2 to 170 Guests

Nestled in the breathtaking West Yorkshire countryside is Wentbridge House. Dating back to 1700 and set within 20 acres of stunning gardens and grounds in the beautiful Went Valley, this is a truly enchanting wedding venue.

Your wedding at Wentbridge House will be an event you’ll remember for a lifetime. The team have created a setting that is at once elegant, distinctive and relaxing. You can create a wedding that meets your individual needs, expectations – and best of all, that fulfils your dreams!

Your ceremony and reception can take place in the superbly decorated event rooms. Each room is finished in delicate complementary tones with features including hand painted wallpaper, Bose® sound system, air conditioning and crystal chandeliers – the perfect place to make a commitment to the person you love.

The Crystal Suite, with its large windows and luxurious feel, can accommodate up to 130 guests for your wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast, with space for 180 evening guests. The Tudor Room has capacity for 24 seated guests, offering an elegant space for intimate weddings. The Leatham Suite is another stunning option for a smaller wedding, with a maximum capacity of 45 guests.

Alternatively, if you require a religious service, Wentbridge Church is just a five-minute walk away, after which you can join the team at Wentbridge House for a decadent drinks reception.

Imagine your guests socializing amidst beautiful floral arrangements, the calming sounds of a string quartet or the elegant taste of award-winning champagne and canapés served by the team of excellent staff. Any of these special touches are available to you, simply ask the team.

As your wedding celebrations draw to a close, you won’t have far to go before you can kick off your dancing shoes! Wentbridge House has 41 beautifully styled bedrooms available for you and your guests. The bridal suite features a four-poster bed, views of the beautiful grounds and Molton Brown products for a truly indulgent stay.

The best way to experience Wentbridge House is to view it for yourself. To arrange a viewing or to simply find out more, get in touch with the team. Wentbridge House can’t wait to help you plan your dream day!

  • Wentbridge House is the perfect location for your special day. We have created an elegant, distinctive and relaxing setting. A wonderful retreat from everyday life.
  • Since opening as an hotel in 1960, Wentbridge House has built and maintains an enviable reputation as one of the finest hotels in West Yorkshire.
  • The gardens and grounds provide the perfect backdrop for the most memorable photographs
  • Delicious, 2 AA Rosette food and award-winning wine list
  • A highly experienced and creative team that will work with you, customise and create your perfect day.
  • On your chosen day, yours will be the only wedding reception taking place at Wentbridge House Hotel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

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
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Luke R. Married on 04/06/2021
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    *do not book this venue*

    Well, where do I start with this shocking business, awful staff & their disgusting behaviour.

    My fiancé & I booked our wedding date here for the 4th June 2021. We booked this date in 2017 (so pre-covid19). When the pandemic began we, like a lot of people underestimated the gravity of the situation and just how bad things would get & how long social restrictions would be in place. So in October 2020 we decided to arrange a meeting with the events manager Chloe Walker. At this meeting we expressed our concerns surrounding the pandemic and the ways it would likely affect our wedding day. We asked if we could postpone the date for 12 months (availability depending) so we could assure the wedding we had planned would be allowed to go ahead (with no restrictions on numbers, no social distancing requirements & preferably no compulsory face masks). This request was met with a complete lack of compassion or care for their customers and a blunt NO, followed by the excuse that "they are thinking about the business" (profits, not customer satisfaction). Now, I do understand this mentality, to a degree. They run a business, not a charity however, considering we had already paid them £3,000 and were asking to simply move our date (not cancel) they were set to loose nothing!

    I asked chloe what Wentbridge's suggestion was, what COULD they do for us. Chloe had to "ask the senior management" in the back office (which is brave of them). When she returned we were told that to move our date forward 12 months we would loose our initial deposit of £1,000 and would therefore be considered to have only paid £2,000 towards our final invoice. UNACCEPTABLE. the other "offer" they gave us was to essentially do nothing untill 8 weeks before the date and if the government said that our wedding could not go ahead then we would have the option to rearrange. We explained that we couldn't do this as it would likely incur huge financial loss to ourselves with other suppliers (as well as leave these other businesses in the dark). There would have also been the issue of my partners wedding dress which needed to be ordered, measured & fitted months before the wedding day. Their response to all this was essentially that it's not their problem. At this point, seeing that it looked like we would get nowhere with this business, in desperation, with my fiancé literally in tears now, I asked chloe what she would do if this was her wedding. She SHRUGGED her shoulders! This is how little this "family run" business cares about it's customers! 

    I have gone as far as to write a pleading letter on this matter to the company director & owner  Mr Geoffrey Page, in the hopes that he may not have even been aware that his business is being managed and operated like this & that he may be the only person at that place who actually does care. I recieved no reply.

    We eventually had to make the very difficult decision to cut our losses so as to not incur further loss through suppliers, dresses, suits etc. On the 17th November we issued a formal cancellation to chloe to which we expected to receive a reference number as per their own T&C's. We finally received this confirmation from Nicola Guest, the operations manager on the 24th November because Chloe didn't forward it! We ended up loosing the £3,000 that we had paid to them, as they refused to refund it!

    This whole situation has been handled by Wentbridge House Hotel in a completely irresponsible & unprofessional manner. There has been no compassion, understanding or even basic morality shown to us throughout. This is so disappointing because the building & grounds are stunning! They're just completely ruined by the owners, management & staff.
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    Mr Married on 22/12/2019
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    Attention to detail was impeccable

    We recently visited Wentbridge House for the occasion of our daughter’s wedding! The day was perfect from beginning to end! The hotel staff were all polite and attentive and nothing was too much trouble! In fact the service was excellent throughout the day! Special thanks to Anthony who ensured the smooth running of events throughout the day and his attention to detail was impeccable! He truly is a real asset to the organisation! The hotel rooms were immaculate! Clean well furnished and very comfortable with everything you could possibly need. The food at the wedding breakfast,evening buffet and breakfast the next morning was all of the highest standard with service second to none! All in all a truly memorable day! We cannot thank the hotel enough and look forward to visiting…
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    Sue Married on 15/11/2019
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    Wow!

    Can I just say we had my daughters wedding at Wentbridge this week. we had the most perfect day. The venue and staff were fantastic and made sure that my daughter and son in laws day was the most perfect day ever. We also had a meal on the Thursday night and one of the staff, Babs couldn't do enough to help and was there for all our needs, she was also at breakfast on the Friday morning and again was fantastic - thank you so much. just to thank the staff for making my daughter and son in laws day so perfect can't thank you enough. Would recommend to anyone for your special day. Thanks again!
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    Mr Married on 09/11/2019
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    Amazing Food

    Thank you, we really enjoyed our day! The food was amazing and people are still talking about it now!
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    Nicola Married on 05/10/2019
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    Fabulous wedding at Wentbridge House Hotel

    The staff were amazing, the food at the wedding breakfast was probably the best I have had and I have eaten in Michelin * restaurants. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and ensured that my day and breakfast went smoothly and couldn't do enough to help. I would definitely recommend this place.
    I do take grandma for afternoon tea and that is also fabulous especially with the new male version.
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    Natalie Married on 20/09/2019
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    Perfect from start to finish

    We had our wedding at Wentbridge House on Friday 20.09.19 and it it was absolutely perfect from start to finish.
    We would firstly like to thank Sophie, the wedding co-ordinator, who dealt with all our queries and helping plan. I probably messaged her a little too much on the run up to the wedding but nothing was ever too much trouble.
    Our Master of ceremonies Antony, absolutely made our wedding. The attention to detail was amazing and just his little extra touches. A few examples are; I didn't like the wine we had bought for the drinks package so he brought me an alternative everytime the drinks were poured. Our daughter didn’t like her melon (she’s a little funny with sauces, which was on the fruit) so he had her some garlic bread made, which she loved.
    We stayed over the night before and he came and introduced himself and helped us set up and he went out of his way to sort everything. We cannot thank him enough, he’s an absolute credit.
    Also the bar staff, the night before and the serving staff on the wedding were all brilliant, all very polite and attentive.
    Then there’s the hotel itself!! The grounds are beautiful, the food is absolutely out of this world. Everyone commented on the food, it was a big hit.
    We’ve stayed at Wentbridge a few times now and I love it everytime we come, my daughter keeps asking to come back!
    Thank you so much everyone! If I could give 10 stars I would!
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    Sarah Married on 13/09/2019
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    Amazing Staff

    Thank you on behalf of us both for really making our day special. All the staff were amazing and the venue was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. Everyone keep saying how amazing you all were. So thank you so much for making our day, one we will never forget.
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    Jackie Married on 29/08/2019
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    Beautiful Service

    I stayed the night before my wedding and had a free upgrade as it was my wedding. Beautiful room, beautiful service. Nothing too much trouble and everything was perfect from start to finish. I cannot recommend highly enough. Mine was only a small wedding but nevertheless I was made to feel very special. I would absolutely recommend.
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    Kylie Married on 18/08/2019
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    Just beautiful

    We stayed here at the weekend for our friends wedding. What an absolute hidden gem this place is. Staff were super friendly, room was absolutely divine and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The wedding was perfect, I’m a vegetarian and they catered brilliantly for it. The breakfast was spot on too!
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    Laura Married on 28/07/2019
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    Our Wedding 28th July

    Wow!! What an absolutely stunning venue! I would highly recommend the Wentbridge as a Wedding Venue. We were extremely impressed with the help and support Nicola and the Wentbridge staff gave us during the process and on the day. We had our heart set on getting married outside but due to the weather, we ended up inside on the day. The Wentbridge made the room so intimate and it looked stunning. The master of ceremonies was extremely helpful on the day. He went above and beyond to ensure everything went to plan. The new bridal suite was absolutely stunning. The food was great and the outside courtyard was a nice area for guests to enjoy their drinks.

    Thank you for making our big day special.

    Laura and Bry
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    Dsunderland30, Married on 18/05/2019
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    Excellent

    Drove up from Devon to a friends wedding on may the 18th.: we were very impressed. The wentbridge was amazing The Food and , staff were very polite and friendly. Definitely 5 star service. And the receptionist even called us a taxi at the end of the evening , nothing was too much trouble. The hole day went smoothly if you are thinking of getting married, its definitely worth considering.
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    Elaine, Married on 08/03/2019
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    Amazing Place

    My youngest daughter had her wedding at wentbridge house. The rooms were excellent the staff could not do enough for us all, especially “Ash” who worked in the resturant and bar. My friends can be a little excitable ( to say the least) and “Ash” coped with them really well, always a genuine smile curtiuos and made all of us feel at ease. Would recommend this hotel for any occasion absolutely amazing place, food was spot on and all round brilliant time
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    Charlotte, Married on 08/03/2019
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    Beautiful Grounds

    Had our wedding there yesterday, absolutely amazing staff who worked extremely hard to make our day perfect ! Couldn’t recommend them enough for everything they did for us. Beautiful grounds for the photos and a very clean well looked after venue
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    Andrea, Married on 02/02/2019
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    Superb

    We got married at the hotel in February. Staff were very helpful, especially Anthony who built our cake and arranged our flowers!
    Winston the DJ did a fantastic job, keeping the dance floor full all night.
    The rooms were fabulous as was the food. We would recommend the hotel as a wedding venue to anybody and look forward to returning to celebrate our anniversary.
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    Erica Married on 02/02/2019
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    Food Intolerances, dealt with amazingly!

    Everything about the stay was lovely. It was my mum's wedding and everything regarding the wedding was brilliant as I'm sue every guest would attest. I personally have many food intolerances (some of which are not in the common 14 which must be identified) which can make me very ill. We had told the hotel this in advance and when I arrived they checked with me personally what I could and couldn't eat.

    Anthony was brilliant and he went out of his way to ensure that I had enough food and that I was happy throughout the night. As anyone with an allergy or intolerance will know, it makes a huge difference when you can completely trust the team member taking care of you.

    Overall my boyfriend and I had a great experience and I would stay here again.

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