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“Great venue”

King's Hall and Winter Garden
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Ilkley
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Owner description: The King's Hall and Winter Garden are located in the heart of the picturesque town of Ilkley. The Hall comprises a traditional theatre and with the adjacent glass roofed spa Winter Garden; perfect for weddings or social functions.The King's Hall and Winter Garden currently host a wide range of events and community provision, from local amateur dramatic and performing arts companies, weddings and parties to lifestyle fairs and community events, as well being a key venue for the Summer Festival held in August.The auditorium of King's Hall is a delightful multi-functional space that consists of a small balcony and eight bow fronted boxes, richly decorated with busts of famous authors and composers. The stalls seating area is flexible and can be modified to suit all requirements, including parties and wedding receptions.The Winter Garden is a handsome reception area featuring a grand staircase leading to a curved iron balcony. The spa lantern glass roof provides a delightful focal point to this flexible and attractive space. This is the perfect setting for wedding breakfasts and evening celebrations.King's Hall and Winter Garden are available for hire for many functions including Weddings and Corporate events.
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
304 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Great venue”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Victorian building where annual beer festival,pantos,plays,concerts,exhibitions and gatherings take place.Its a great bonus to the town of Ilkley.

Visited February 2014
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Menston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Incredible wedding venue!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We got married at the King's Hall and Winter Garden a few weeks ago and we cannot recommend it enough! The venue itself is absolutely beautiful and perfect for big and small weddings with a choice of different spaces to use throughout. All our guests commented on how well cared for the venue is from the bar to the toilets, not forgetting how breathtakingly beautiful the Winter Garden and King's Hall are. You really MUST go look around - we visited on the morning of a couple of weddings to see how the venue looks set up and this really helped us realise how much potential the space has and just how amazing it can look on the day!
The staff are amazing, from booking the the day to clearing our stuff out after, they could not do enough for us (particularly Laura and Charlotte). They genuinely care about the day being what you want and work so hard to realise your vision. Lovely people to deal with! On the day the serving staff really looked after us from boxing up chocolate brownies for us to take on honeymoon to grabbing us a coffee when we were flagging!
The food was wonderful. We were a little apprehensive because you can't use your own caterers but have to use Bradford Theatre's. No need to worry! We had platters with snacks in our drinks reception, afternoon tea and then steak and ale pie with mushy peas in the evening. Everything was incredible quality, with local ingredients, freshly made and tasted amazing! Particularly the pie! They were so flexible about what we wanted with food and drink - in a way you simply would never get with a hotel - and did everything exactly as we wanted!
We were also concerned about the lack of outside space for pictures. Again - there was no need to worry! We went to the Cow and Calf to have our photos as a couple (they are beautiful) and the staircase in the Winter Garden makes a beautiful spot for formal group pictures - they all look fab!
Overall, staff, venue, food, value for money, everything about this place is fantastic for a wedding and if we were to do it all over again tomorrow we would choose this venue every time.

ONE MORE THING - the lighting - you would never get anything like this in a hotel - the theatre lights absolutely made the King's Hall for our wedding breakfast - beautiful!

Visited July 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“In need of some love”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We have seen many things here over the past few years. On a recent visit we were struck by the state of the toilets and the seating. It is about twenty years without love. However the location is great and parking can be found five minutes away. Just needs some money spending on it which I'm sure won't happen Any time soon.

Visited June 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Wedding Venue”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

It's taken me a while to get round to doing this but I have to express to everyone what a wonderful venue this is for a wedding!

We hired the Winter Gardens for our wedding on 28th December 2013 and loved every minute of it!

The impressive room looks even more fabulous all dressed up and the effective lighting throughout the adds an even more eyecatching element to the venue.

The food was fantastic we couldn't have asked for anything better, all the guests were impressed not only with the quality of the food but also presentation and variety of choice.

The staff were amazing both on the day and during the lead up to the big day nothing was too much trouble!

I honestly can't recommend this place enough, if you're looking for a venue for any event this is the place!

Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Elkie S
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Haworth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant wedding venue”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We had our wedding ceremony in kings hall and reception in winter garden in May 2014 and it was brilliant from start to finish.
Everyone who came was raving about what a great looking wedding venue it was and it looked fantastic on the day with the theatre lighting making for excellent photo opportunities in spite of torrential rain outside.
The food was delicious, especially the Yorkshire puddings and the staff could not do enough to help us from the minute we went to look round to last orders at the bar on the day itself.
Compared to other venues in the area it is well priced too.
Highly recommended wedding venue!

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank Hannah598
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