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The Arches at Dean Clough

£7000 for a package
Up to 300
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The Arches is a spectacularly stylish industrial venue. We perfectly blend our unique heritage with our reputation of being at the forefront of contemporary Wedding & Event Planning and innovation...
Pricing & Costs

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Number of Guests Included
We offer an all-inclusive package which can be personalised to your specific requirements. Our Last-Minute 2019 Packages start from £70...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Converted Mill
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
The Arches is a truly unique industrial venue. Originally the largest carpet manufacturer in the world, Dean Clough Mills has been lovingly restored by the Hall Family into a unique complex of modern, inspiring Mills. Bursting with creativity, the Mills also house the largest private Art Collection in the whole of Europe, a Theatre and a Hotel. - The Arches was established in 2014 when we saw the opportunity to hold distinctive and memorable events within the Mills. We have been hosting incredibly individual Weddings and exclusive Events ever since. Our beautiful vaulted red brick ceilings, iconic Northern Lights and Yorkshire Stone floors provide the backdrop for some serious styling and artistic touches. - Quite unusually for a venue of our type, we offer a versatile capacity, meaning that despite our 300 person capability, we can also host a minimum of 60 Guests without compromising experience quality. Plus we, remarkably for a quirky venue, offer all-inclusive Wedding Packages as we have our own exceptional Executive Chef & Team, rather than a long list of Caterers, who can create exactly the right food and drink options to suit you and your Guests. Ask us about our Tasting Nights and Chef's Table Options which are included as part of your Package. - Our Weddings & Events Team can help you realise your vision and walk you through the planning process. They have unrivalled experience in high-end, luxury Event Management with some seriously special suppliers at their fingertips who, just like us, believe in creating exclusive and impressive moments to remember.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Diane Lynch
Hello! Welcome to The Arches. There's no where quite like it! You're going to love being part of our family...


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Karen & Richard
Married in August 2019
August 2019
You absolutely did us proud...
“I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the work that was put into our wedding behind the scenes and on the day, we had such a fantastic day. The comments from our...
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Kelly & Simon
Married in February 2019
July 2019
We had a truly amazing day...
Thank you to everyone for their well wishes and for being so welcoming. We had a truly amazing day, the venue looked absolutely beautiful and the food was delicious. Lo...
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Elaine & Fraser
Married in May 2019
July 2019
It genuinely was the best day of our lives
Dear Diane & the Team at The Arches - Thank you so much for all your hard work, planning, preparation and assistance on the day to make our wedding go without a hitch. A...
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Elaine & Fraser
Married in May 2019
June 2019
If you are considering getting married here, do it
We got married here in May and I honestly say it was perfect. Diane was brilliant, helping us so much with the planning and preparation. Every detail was considered. The ...
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Ash Williams
Wedding: May 2019
June 2019
Cracking people, cracking venue
Cracking people, cracking venue and a place to get married if you want your wedding to stand out from the rest! Highly recommend The Arches!
Jo & Andrew
Married in May 2019
May 2019
It was the happiest day of our lives...
To Everyone - God I just don't have the words! It was amazing. we had so many comments about how beautiful the venue looked, they raved about the food. Everything from...
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Location & Contact Details


Dean Clough Mills, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 5AX, England

Travel Notes

The Arches is based within the very prestigious Dean Clough Mills site, originally the largest Carpet Manufacturer in the World! We are based on the Ground Floor of E Mill. Enter the site through GATE 1 and follow the road around until you end up in the E Mill Car Park, or alternatively enter at GATE 9 and drive past some of the larger Mills, past Jack Wills and down into E Mill Courtyard.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M62 J25 or J26

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All the Weddings are the best Weddings! The fantastic thing about The Arches is that it is such a blank canvas so every Wedding is truly different. And it's the personalisation that matters!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

An excellent Wedding Co-Ordinator. Like me! We take so much of the strain from you. And rightly so! You need to enjoy your Special Day.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

So, so many. We are always so inspired by our Couples and the fantastic ideas they bring. We love being a part of something new and the beauty of The Arches is that we are all about pushing boundaries and being at the front of a revolution! But personally, I loved the Couple that had their dog be the ring-bearer. He was the star of the show all day!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Industrial, funky, out-of-the-box, quirky, excellent

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

*The "Abbey Road" Zebra Crossing *Against the fabulous stone walls *Underneath our Starlight Canopy *We once had a Bride have her photo taken in a massive Scissor Lift, being used to renovate one of the other Mills. What made this extra special was that she was scared of heights!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

YES - Royal Family, Politicians, Sporting Celebrities, Celebrity Chefs, Film Stars, Soap Stars... We seem to attract Couples wanting something special and unique, both historic and contemporary with the ability to personalise and build the events themselves to create something completely bespoke and memorable

What’s your favourite canapé?

ALL OF THEM! Mini Fish & Chips are always a crowd pleaser.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese & Crackers.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Inside, the Yorkshire Stone Floors and unique Vaulted Red Brick Ceilings are amazing. Outside, there are numerous unique and quirky corners which make fantastic photo opportunities. As a business, the things that make us completely unique are our location, our people and our ability to personalise any part of your day. The most unique thing about our Packages is that they don't include things you don't need for the sake of it and we offer a Fair Children's Pricing Policy.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The Team. Without doubt. We are a big family. We all heartily believe in excellent customer service and genuinely love being part of a Special Day. .
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