Weekend Package – Friday arrival after 4pm, Monday departure by 10am – £12,000
Mid Week Package – Tuesday arrival after 4pm, Thursday departure by 10am – £8,000
Venue hire includes:
The accommodation includes:
The east facing wing in the Manor House is The Butler’s wing. This is designed to be totally private from the rest of the house for you both to enjoy some alone time in pure luxury! Featuring an epic wood panelled master bedroom with a huge copper bath at the foot of a four poster super king bed. The bridal suite next door is the ideal dressing room with an enormous mirror and French double doors opening out onto your private patio, garden area and hot tub. Finally, a beautiful en-suite and kitchenette so you can hide away from the rest of your guests for as long as you like!
Holesfoot is located in the magnificent countryside of the Eden Valley, nestled between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Approached by quiet country lanes, the nearest village is the picturesque rural community of Maulds Meaburn (1 mile), described by journalist Hunter Davies as ‘one of the most beautiful villages in the country’. The estate sits centrally within 20 acres of its own private grounds, with a blend of formal and informal gardens, a lake, woodland and picturesque meadows to enjoy.
The area has many leisure activities within close reach ranging from grouse shooting on the Pennines to sailing on Ullswater, bridleways, footpaths and local golf courses.
Holesfoot is your home away from home, blissfully secluded and filled with luxuries that’ll make you want to stay forever! Wild and whimsical beauty surrounds every corner of the estate, spoiling you for choice on photo ops and set ups.
Your wedding can be exactly as you have always envisioned. Let’s start with the preparation day before. Treat yourself from the minute you check in! Mobile spa treatments in the bridal suite? Hot tub and Prosecco with the girls? Poker night in the secret nook with the boys? Takeaway and a cosy movie night to calm the nerves? Fine dining dinner party in the Long Room with your nearest & dearest? Paella or BBQ in the garden? You can even have the resident barman knock you up a signature Holesfoot Mule for your own private cocktail night in the bar whilst doing your final bits of decorating and setting up.
Choose from their three stunning locations to say I do before drinks, music, and canapés on the front lawn overlooking the pond. Alternatively you can get wed in one of the reception rooms of the beautifully renovated Grade II* listed Georgian-meets-Victorian manor house, in the walled garden, the bar & cosy undercrofts, Italian garden, or even in the bluebell filled woodlands. Fancy a pianist, a string quartet, singer/guitarist? Do it!
There is so much space for activities such as garden games, rounders, archery or axe-throwing to spice up the days events. Why not have a photoshoot around the pond surrounded by a wild flower meadow with the magnificent house as your backdrop? Choose from an abundance of epically beautiful nooks and crannies, indoors and outdoors, to create that wedding album you will never forget.
Move in to the Barn, the Long Room, or even outside, for your wedding breakfast, which can beBset up exactly as you wish. In the barn the rustic stone walls, huge oak floorboards, and wrought iron chandeliers create the perfect setting for your beautiful touches to really stand out and complement the setting. The superbly high ceilings and windows, the huge glass entrance porch, and the beautiful stained glass window all allow natural light to flood in. Likewise with the Long Room, the intricately carved wooden panelling and pillars, along with the divine floor to ceiling windows, create the perfect setting to complement any decor.
The Italian Garden Terrace is a Holesfoot ceremony favourite. Weather dependent, it is an absolute must-do and will leave you and your guests covered head to toe in goosebumps having witnessed something so stunningly romantic. Walking through arches of roses and honeysuckle, along an aisle bordered by water lilies, with stone statues perched on every wall and wisteria creeping up walls and down pillars in the most naturally enchanting of ways.
When it comes to your first dance, go for it and make an unforgettable entrance! The whole barn ceiling is covered with thousands of fibre optic lights to create the most incredible twinkly starry night sky. This really is a stand out feature of the venue and will add another dimension to your celebrations whilst dancing the night away. Their over-the-top sound system is guaranteed not to offend the neighbours…as they don’t have any!
The morning after, a long soak in one of the many extravagant bath tubs, or a coffee in the hot tub will cure that inevitable foggy head. Whip up some eggs for brekky courtesy of the Holesfoot hens and head to their coffee shop for a cheeky hair-of-the-dog Bloody Mary by the cosy fireplace or amongst the flowers in the walled garden to reminisce over your big day. As self confessed coffee snobs, you’ll appreciate a properly made barista style coffee with their own blend of coffee beans.
- Both card and cash will be accepted at our bar
- A minimum spend of £10 per person applies
- No corkage for your own table wine or fizz for your reception / wedding breakfast. However, you must use our bar for the evening after your reception and wedding breakfast. The caterer will usually provide and serve arrival drinks and the table wine. If you want to provide the these drinks yourselves, we are happy to serve the reception drinks, however, if you would like table service you will have to ask your caterer and this will be an additional cost if it is your own alcohol.
- Only wine / fizz on the table, no spirits or beer, these will need to be ordered from the bar
- Our alcohol license allows us to serve until 00:30
We are lucky enough to have no nearby neighbours, making Holesfoot the perfect place to keep on partying with your own music even after your band / DJ may have said goodnight!
Tables, chairs and decorations will not be provided in 2023. There are plenty of plug sockets and hanging spots to be able to dress the barn however you like.
Our outside furniture consists of two 10 man teak tables and 20 chairs. We will also have some iron benches and some whiskey barrels as tables. You can play around with these and move them wherever you like. Trestle tables are very useful for outside! We have 10 for catering use and any left over you are welcome to use. We also have a large cable drum reel you can use as a rustic table. (Nice to display the cake or reception drinks station for example).
The bar area will have its own furniture, including bar stools, chairs / sofas, drinks tables.You are welcome to dress the bar if you wish.
Our team will be on hand to take care of things such as:
- The bar, glass collecting, moving chairs/tables/props around from ceremony/reception/dinner/evening transitions. Parking management, security, greeting the registrars/celebrant, making sure the main house is fresh for your arrival back later on, bridal suite sofa bed out if needed and kitchen/ general downstairs area cleared up.
- We are happy to serve your welcome drinks if the caterers package does not include this.
We would recommend hiring a wedding planner/co-ordinator to run the day if its within your budget. Someone will always be here on site overseeing and making sure things are running smoothly and helping where needed. However, we are not qualified coordinators. The caterers will need to manage the food timing and service themselves. And we recommend, especially if you haven't got a professional coordinator, to allocate jobs to ushers/best man/bridesmaids to round up the troops, someone to perhaps be an MC on the microphone, as it can be like herding sheep sometimes with large groups!
But it's always helpful for us to have a copy of all of the timings and run of your events so we can make sure the team are able to help as much as possible!
The Barn Main Hall and bar are fully wheelchair accessible. There is a disabled WC conveniently located through the cloakroom. One of our stable conversions will be a fully disabled friendly ensuite bedroom with small kitchenette. The Main House is unfortunately a bit tricky with wheelchair access, as there are about 3 steps to get to the ground floor of the house. Couples can always come and see and then you can make your mind up on whether it will work for you and your guests.