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Holdsworth House Hotel

£1235 - £11130 for a package
Up to 120
38 Bedrooms
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This grand Jacobean Manor was built in 1633 and is a four star, independently owned hotel, packed full of character and history.
Pricing & Costs

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Our Afternoon Tea wedding package is from £27.50 per person and includes Champagne afternoon tea. Our Pain Free Package is from £135....
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Small weddings from £1235 are for our Afternoon Tea Wedding Package for 20 guests. Large weddings are from £7350 in 2018 for 60 day a...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
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. CAMERA FRIENDLY 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.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Claire
We'd be happy to arrange a show round. We can host day, evening and weekend appointments. Just call us on 01422 240024.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Married in September 2018
January 2019
The most beautiful day...
From start to finish the whole process was made really simple with the pain free package. Claire, Tracey, Liam and the rest of the team are lovely and nothing was ever to...
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Suzanne & Andy
Married in October 2018
November 2018
The most amazing day
Planning our wedding day with help from Claire and the team at Holdsworth House was completely stress free! The venue is perfect and the day ran like clockwork! Every det...
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Wedding: August 2016
August 2016
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 absolutely nothing was ever too much tr...
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'AlbertaBob' on TripAdvisor
Wedding: November 2018
December 2018
Amazing Wedding Venue!
So, after travelling 7107 KM - via car, plane, train and taxi, myself and my family arrived at Holdsworth House to attend the wedding of my brother's daughter. As can be ...
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Malcolm D on TripAdvisor
Married in November 2018
December 2018
Excellent Wedding Organisation
We stayed here for 1 night as part of a wedding celebration. Everything was very well organised from the ceremony itself, followed by a meal and then the evening disco. T...
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Clermistonlad on TripAdvisor
Wedding: October 2018
December 2018
Superb venue for a wedding
We were at this hotel last weekend for our daughter's wedding. All the staff could not have done any more for ourselves and the guests. We would like to mention, in part...
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Location & Contact Details


Holdsworth Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 9TB, England

Travel Notes

Many sat navs take you to Laurel Bank Drive but Holdsworth House's tree-lined driveway is accessible from the main Holdsworth road opposite the school. Look out for the large green signs.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M62 junction 26

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Press & Awards

Press & 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
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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 is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Be sure to let your wedding coordinator take 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.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special Offer£2990 off Summer 2019 outdoor wedding package. Now £7000 for 60 day and 80 evening guests, May to September.

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