Friday, 25 May 2012

Here come the sun - great value for money (again)

Our summer offer is as follows:
  • 2 night break £120 per person. 
  • The break includes 2 nights accommodation, dinner on the first night, full Yorkshire breakfast both mornings and a fabulous Jubilee themed cream tea. 
  • Of course we offer free parking, wifi and a welcome glass of wine on arrival. 
  • Add a 3rd night for just £25 per person, room only 
  • Upgrade to a Suite for just £10 per person per night
This offer is based on 2 people sharing a room and £30 per person allocation in the restaurant for dinner. Subject to availability.

To book call 01422 240024

Ma'amma Mia - How can you resist them?

If you ever needed an excuse to make your mouth water, just check out the creations Chef and is team came up with for the jubilee afternoon tea photo shoot. All home made of course, we expect no less from such a talented brigade. Everyone showed great restraint in keeping the tasty treats on the plates. Chef Rules!

Outdoor Parties

Phew anyone cooled down yet? As the sunshine came out this week so did the tables at Holdsworth House. We couldn't have timed it better - we were after an outdoor party/banqueting shot and the rays scorched down on us to provide the most stunning photography.  You can see the images on our Facebook page or the website wedding gallery.
We challenge anyone to find a better venue for outdoor parties and weddings!

Monday, 14 May 2012

All In The Detail

The great willow

Broken urn

The Beatles were here

Jamie Oliver was here


The bird has flown

Pink blossom, so sweet

Daisy Chain

Bright Pink

Through the keyhole

Knock to hear the lion roar

From this day forward

Mirror mirror on the wall

Secret Garden

Sunshine on a cloudy day

One lump or two?


Wedding leftovers

A light at the end of the tunnel
Best in show

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Wedding Open Day


On Sunday 8th July 2012 come and spend a leisurely afternoon looking round Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant in Halifax.

Open from 12 noon until 4pm the function rooms will be set up for civil ceremonies or wedding breakfasts. You will be able to browse the bedrooms and wander through the gardens and Gazebo and meet the team who will look after you on your wedding day. Plus you can see our newly approved Outdoor Wedding area, one of West Yorkshire's only officially approved outdoor marriage areas.

We have some fantastic wedding albums showing the rooms set up in various layouts as well as the wedding diary available for you to search your preferred date and make a provisional booking. Plus there's a free bottle of Champagne if you confirm your wedding with us on the day.

Tables for lunch can be prebooked in the award-winning restaurant by calling 01422 240024. Or our famous afternoon tea will be available in the lounges or gardens for £12.50 (again booking is essential).  One lucky couple registering to attend will win afternoon tea on the day.
Its free to attend, as long as you've registered here you don't need to bring a ticket - we'll have a list of everyone on the day.

Sunday 8th July 12noon - 4pm.

We will provide you with a list of available wedding dates at the open day, and you will be able to discuss possible dates with the team. However if you've already booked your wedding with us and wish to discuss specific details with our wedding coordinator Claire Nicholl, please call today to make an appointment for an alternative date when Claire will be able to give you the dedicated time you need - 01422 240024.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Jubilympic Afternoon Tea

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee we’ve put together a majestic afternoon tea!
Our inviting restaurant is the only one in West Yorkshire to have been awarded 2AA Rosettes for 13 consecutive years so to celebrate our 50th year of ownership and the Queen’s 60 year reign, we’ve created a wonderful Jubilee Afternoon Tea for you to enjoy.

We’ll serve our delicious Yorkshire tea from vintage bone china cups and you can choose to sit in the restaurant or in the gardens if they weather is kind to us.
Available from Monday May 14th until the end of June you can book your fabulous afternoon tea for only £15 per person by calling 01422 240024. Tables are still available from 3.00pm.  Here’s a preview of some of the treats in store:
  • A glass of sparkling pink Prosecco
  • Coronation chicken sandwiches
  • Smoked salmon sandwiches
  • Cucumber sandwiches
  • Royal roast beef sandwiches
  • Bakewell tart
  • Victoria sponge
  • Lemon curd tart
  • Speciality teas or coffees
To book call 01422 240024 and quote ‘Jubilee Afternoon Tea’

If you would like to buy someone the gift of a Jubilee Afternoon Tea then we can easily arrange for a delightful boxed and ribboned gift voucher to be sent to you or direct to your recipient for £15 per person. Call us to arrange this on 01422 240024.

Something Old Something New...

A NEW outdoor wedding area in the OLD Colonnade Courtyard. As its name suggests the Colonnade Courtyard is an example of classical architecture with a row of columns supporting a porch which fronts the sunny courtyard, within the hotel walls. This pretty area has been newly approved by Calderdale's Registrar as a place where marriages performed by them can legally take place.

The Colonnade Courtyard is beautiful dressed with flowers, sprinkled with rose petals or confetti and with candles lighting the large lanterns. Marriages take place beneath the Colonnade itself, whilst guests enjoy the sun trap of the courtyard. We place seating for around 12 guests, leaving room for approximately 60 guests to stand and watch the ceremony, which lasts around 30 minutes.
The Colonnade Courtyard is one of only a handful of outdoor wedding options in West Yorkshire, officially approved. Adjacent to the spacious Stuart Room - where most wedding breakfasts are served - the whole area combines brilliantly to offer a private wing of the hotel. For more information or to come and view the outdoor wedding area, please call Claire Nicholl on 01422 240024 to make an appointment.

Calderdale Tourism Conference

Last week four of the Holdsworth House team attended the Calderdale Tourism Conference at the Halifax Minster. As well as seeing this amazing building at first hand, the conference was to explore how local businesses can help increase spend within the area and entice visitors from inside Calderdale and beyond the Pennine borders to visit more of the local attractions.  Gary Verity, Chief Executive of tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire, attended and explained his plan to get Yorkshire noticed on the world stage. Plus there were a number of workshops to discuss what makes Halifax and Calderdale unique and how together we can all draw on this unique landscape to generate hard cash. There are certainly enough unique places and landscapes that make the area attractive, so come on let's all shout it from the roof tops - Halifax brilliant!!

New Beauty Offers

Holdsworth House resident beauty therapist Gina Tomsett is at it again - improving her skill set and bringing fantastic new beauty treatments to the range Holdsworth House can offer. As well as taking a course to qualify her in Bridal Hair (available at the hotel from July) Gina is now an expert in Airbase Airbrush make-up, a foundation base system that gives flawless results to bridal make-up. Not only does it contain moisturising ingredients, the top notch makeup is applied by an airbrush and is long lasting, requiring no touch ups throughout the day - an important benefit to brides.  The treatment is £25 on top of the normal bridal make-up fee.

New Booking Engine

The new booking engine has gone live on the website. The more user friendly version will guests to book a room direct into the system quickly. It also provides ideas for making your trip extra special e.g. by adding on Champagne and chocolates or flowers if its your anniversary for example. The system also adopts an airline style of calendar which allows you to spot bargains on alternative dates if you are flexible about when you can travel.