This grand Jacobean Manor was built in 1633 and is a four star, independently owned hotel, packed full of character and history.
Features & Capacity
Country House / Manor House
Seated Dining Capacity
Sleeps # of People
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
Minimum Number of Guests
This was my dream wedding...
This was my dream wedding. We took the pain free package and took the whole hotel over. We added extras, we negotiated changes and absol...
Beautiful olde world charm with exceptional staff
Just back from 2 nights here for my sister's wedding. The food is delicious , the staff can't do enough for you and are all friendly and...
ATTRACTIVE AND HISTORIC
Holdsworth House stands in three acres of attractive grounds and offers beautiful architecture, stone mullioned windows, pretty courtyards and well-kept gardens. Located three miles north of Halifax and close to scenic Bronte Country, Holdsworth House is popular with film companies and photographers, as well as those seeking a relaxing short break.
PACKED FULL OF FEATURES
In this historic house you'll find open fires, cosy lounges, fine antiques and tapestries that together create a sense of history, calm and comfort. There are 38 charming en suite bedrooms, all are individually furnished and some are dog friendly.
2AA RED ROSETTE RESTAURANT
Dinner is served by candlelight in the exquisite 17th Century, oak panelled restaurant, which has held 2 AA Rosettes for over 16 years. Choose from tried and tested local favourites or opt or something extra special - perfect for fine dining connoisseurs. The Long Bar has a wide selection of wines, whiskeys, cocktails and soft drinks and offers a cosy atmosphere at the end of the day.
The manor house has always been the premier choice in the area for famous guests since the ‘60s, and remains so today. More recently the manor has been popular with film companies including Jamie Oliver and the BBC; the hotel also featured in the BAFTA-winning TV show Last Tango in Halifax.
All overnight guests benefit from free onsite parking and free wifi.
Under 10 miles from the M62, Bradford Huddersfield and Haworth, Holdsworth House feels a world apart from the bustle of everyday life.
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
Daily Mail, Telegrpah, Belle Bridal, BBC's Last Tango in Halifax show
Accreditations / Associations (1)
AA 4 star, 2 red dining rosettes
Industry Awards (1)
Finalist Large Hotel of the Year 2017, Winner 2016 Yorkshire Wedding venue
Location & Contact Details
Holdsworth Road, Halifax, West yorkshire, HX2 9TB, England
Nearest Motorway & Junction
M62 junction 26
Nearest Train Station
Many sat navs take you to Laurel Bank Drive but Holdsworth House's treelined driveway is accessible from the main Holdsworth road opposite the school. Look out for the large green signs.
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Every wedding is completely unique because many couple use Holdsworth House as their blank canvas. Outdoor weddings in the courtyard are especially pretty. Exclusive Use wedding are also fantastic because the couple and their families get to roam the grounds, rooms and gardens at will! But we also have lots of stunning, intimate weddings in the historic, stone Gazebo with just a few friends - it's utterly romantic.
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Be sure to let your wedding coordinator take some of the strain. Wedding planning should be fun and we can help by advising on the best timings, numbers and how many to cater for to ensure all your guests are happy and you're not worrying about ANYTHING on the day!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We're a dog-friendly hotel so we love it when couples bring their pooches as ring bearers, or just to be part of the ceremony. We see some dogs wearing bow ties or corsages to match the wedding colours, it's fabulous!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Unique, quirky, historic, hospitable, stunning
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The front gardens with the historic facade in the background
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Lots! From The Beatles in 1967 to Jamie Oliver, plenty of actors, film directors, musicians, comedians. They all stay here when on business in the area. We've had lots of filming here too because it's so pretty - most recently BBC's Last Tango in Halifax, The One Show, Ackley Bridge, Jamie Oliver's Great Britain
What’s your favourite canapé?
Yorkshire pudding with roast beef and horseradish sauce
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Pulled pork burgers - yum
What is your venue's most unique feature?
It's historic facade (closely followed by the mullioned windows, beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, creaky floors and Colonnade Courtyard!!)
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The team - we get so many great comments about friendly staff that bend over backwards to exceed expectations.