Frequently Asked Questions

How many people does Southwood hold?
Temple for ceremony – 120
Dining room – Sit down meal 120 Buffet 150 Bar/Lounge – 80
Connaught room – 60

Do you have plenty of parking?
Yes we have private off street parking for approximately 30 cars.

Is Southwood licenced for weddings?
Yes we are fully licenced for civil ceremonies. Most people choose to get married in our beautiful temple, but you can get married in any room that you wish or even on our lovely sun terrace if you prefer.

Is there somewhere to get ready for my wedding at Southwood?
Yes, we have a lovely large and comfortable room for you to get ready.

How do I get married at Southwood?
Civil marriages/partnerships are conducted by the Calderdale Registrars. Once you’ve reserved a date with us, you need to ensure the registrars have availability on the same date. Contact Calderdale Register Office directly for an appointment as soon as possible,
Monday to Thursday (8.45am – 5.30pm) and Friday (8.45am – 5pm) on 01422 288080. There are extra fees payable direct to the Register Office for the marriage/partnership ‘notice’ and the ceremony itself. All information can be found online at

How long does the ceremony take?
The ceremony takes about 20 minutes.

How much does it cost to get married at Southwood?
£700 gives you exclusive use of the building for a full wedding or partnership ceremony, plus the cost of the registrar. Your catering costs for food and drinks will be on top of this.

Will there be other functions happening at Southwood on my wedding day?
No, the building and gardens will be for the exclusive use of your wedding party.

Can I bring my own food and drink?
We do not allow our guests to supply their own food and drinks.

Some of our guests have special dietary requirements, can you accommodate these people?
Yes, our in-house chefs are very experienced in catering for all dietary requirements. We’re happy for you to make an appointment to discuss this further.

What time is last orders?
Last orders is at 11.45pm and the bar closes at midnight.

What are Southwoods opening hours? 

Southwood is open to lodge members from 6.30pm until closing Monday to Thursday. Members of the public are asked to telephone or email for an appointment to arrange to view the premises.