Wood Hall is a magnificent country house hotel with delightful gardens enjoying views over the West Yorkshire countryside. As your wedding venue, it ticks so many boxes, you can hold your ceremony here and then celebrate in style in a number of different suites depending on the size of your wedding party.
Wood hall have a policy of only hosting one wedding party at the hotel at a time, creating a special and unique atmosphere, which together with a high level of service ensures that you and your party have the most memorable day.
We absolutely love the fact that Wood Hall also has it’s own spa facilities, making it simply perfect for relaxation and wedding preparation.
With an experienced team on hand to ensure that your day runs smoothly, we’ll let them guide you through more of what Wood Hall has to offer.
Tell us about your venue
Originally built as a country escape for the Vavasour family, Wood Hall Hotel & Spa remains a tranquil country house where today’s pressures seem an age away. Ever since the house was completed in 1750, it has been a place of peace and relaxation.
Even today, the house stands next door to a Carmelite monastery, home to a silent order of nuns. Nevertheless, Wood Hall is not simply about quiet contemplation – host your perfect wedding day and enjoy the views of the Wharfe Valley in our Italian Gardens.
Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?
We offer civil ceremonies in our Wharfedale Suite, Manton Suite and Vavasour Suite dependent on your number of guests. We also offer outdoor civil ceremonies on our Exclusive Use packages.
Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?
We have a strict policy to ensure we only have one bride and groom at Wood Hall at all times. This creates a special atmosphere at the hotel as we all celebrate your wedding together.
Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?
Our maximum numbers are as follows: Civil Ceremony – 100, Wedding Breakfast – 100, Evening Reception – 150. The number of guests that we can accommodate all depends on your package choice and which Suite you celebrate in.
Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer
Our wedding packages aim to offer you and your guests everything you need on your wedding day including delicious food, refreshing beverages and a comfortable night’s stay.
We have a variety of packages available from our Fairytale Package to our Exclusive Use Package with a few offers available on special dates too.
Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?
We provide an in-house catering service and do not allow any outdoor catering on site.
Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?
We have a strict no-corkage policy as we prefer to provide everything for you. Should there be a special drink you would like to provide, we will always do our best to order this in for your big day.
Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?
Our couples are more than welcome to choose their own suppliers although we do provide a list of recommended suppliers as a starting point.
Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?
We have 44 bedrooms at Wood Hall and a number of these come included in our wedding packages. Each room caters for a maximum of 2 adults and some of our rooms also accommodate children.
Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?
We have a fantastic wedding team at the hotel to ensure all of our couples have their own dedicated wedding co-ordinator to look after them throughout their planning.
How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?
We allow access to our Suites from around 11:00am on the morning of the wedding. Our access times vary depending on the Suite being used and the functions taking place at the hotel, so we always recommend contacting us directly nearer to the wedding to see when we are available.
Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?
Our Italian Gardens overlooking the Wharfe Valley provide the perfect backdrop for your photographs. Our rose archways are also a favourite spot with many of our couples getting married May-September.
What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding venue?
Our best advice is to choose the venue you fall in love with! Make sure your venue is flexible to work with you and your specific requirements to create your perfect day.
And finally, what are your favourite moments from a previous wedding you’ve been involved with?
One of our favourite moments with all of our weddings is announcing the newly-weds into their Suite to celebrate and enjoy a delicious meal with their wedding breakfast.
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