Made by Mum


To celebrate Mother’s Day, We asked some of our staff to comment on  how their mothers have influenced and encouraged them in life, and what they most of all love about them…

Katja Pandza, Assistant Sales & Marketing Manager

My mum is a very strong & hardworking person, one of the best things she has taught me is to fight for what you want and always finish what you started.

Martin Hicks, Managing Director

By instilling in me high levels of resilience & tenacity, that helped her through the hardships experienced in world war two, were she was bombed in her home in East London.

Rebecca Davis, Hospitality Supervisor

My mother & father have five daughters ageing from 22-30, my mother always encouraged us from young ages to take opportunities presented to us and she always instilled that we could achieve whatever we wanted as long as we worked hard and treated other people and ourselves with respect. One of  her favourite quotes regarding  work and success is: “Always be nice to people on the way up, because you will surely meet them on the way down.”

Chris Platt, Hospitality & Beverage Manager

My mum has always supported me in any decision I have made, whether that be the right one or the wrong one.

Lynn Geldart, Nights Operations

My mum is 81 now and has more energy than a lot of people half her age. About 18 months ago she had a bout of ill health, but once treatment was sorted she was back to playing tennis  four times a week and is not satisfied by taking it slowly, but takes pride in her competitive streak! She doesn’t play with any 80+ year olds, but with people in their 50′s and 60′s. She walks the dog twice a day and always keeps the house spotless.

I admire her energy, spirit and positive attitude.

Collette Hurley, Customer Service Manager

My mum has taught me how to make a great Irish Stew!!!

If you want to re-live some of your childhood memories with your mum over lunch this Mothering Sunday, why not book a table for 10th March at Weetwood Hall. To book please call 0113 230 6000 or visit

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Weddings Galore with Weetwood Hall


A wedding co-ordinator plays an important part at your wedding. From all the planning, budget handling, and the running of the day, your wedding co-ordinator has to see it all.

So with our wedding fayre coming up on 13th January 2013, we took the chance to interview our very own Wedding & Special Events Co-ordinator, Rachel Raphael on what she really thinks about weddings galore.

Why should you choose Weetwood Hall as your preferred wedding venue?

Weetwood Hall has a lot to offer couples who are looking for a wedding venue. It has picturesque grounds perfect for wedding photos, a 17th Century Manor House with traditional features, perfect for small intimate weddings and plenty of accommodation for wedding guests. Weetwood Hall really does have the complete package to host ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions.

Which Weetwood Hall wedding package is your favourite?

My favourite wedding package from is the new brochure the Ruby menu package and the drinks package 5.

What has been your most memorable wedding you have planned throughout your career?

My most memorable wedding would have to be the one in September 2012, this was the first wedding I had booked and confirmed at Weetwood Hall. It was very rewarding to be part of the planning and then seeing the bride on the morning of her wedding day.

What is your favourite part of the day?

This would have to be the wedding breakfast and speeches, I love a good laugh and a cry.

What is your favourite thing about your job?

Getting to know the bride & groom, discussing plans and knowing that I have played a part in their big day.

Top honeymoon destination?

The Maldives would be a top honeymoon destination, perfect for relaxing and being in total luxury.

Do you think ’brides to be’ can benefit from wedding fayre’s?

Yes I think wedding fayre’s are ideal for future brides, as they get to see their venue set up, it also gives them an opportunity to see how their wedding might look like and most importantly helps them gather ideas for decorations, wedding transport, cakes and photographers.

For more information, please visit and look out for our re-vamped wedding brochure in the New Year!!!


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Christmas Party Nights

Planning a party can be hard, especially when you want everyone to have a fantastic time. It’s about giving something back, showing your appreciation and finally a great excuse to have a party.

So why not celebrate your Christmas Party in Leeds this year, and at the same time make a weekend of it?

Weetwood will make sure you have a blast with your friends & colleagues with party packages starting from just £25.00pp. Furthermore you can make your Christmas break even more memorable by visiting some of Leeds local attractions as part of your party break.

You can start off with some Christmas shopping at the Victoria Quarter in Leeds and take advantage of some of the world’s fashion and lifestyle brands like Reiss, Liz Earl, and Karen Millen. You can also walk around its elegant grade 11th listed buildings and enjoy lunch at the Fourth Floor Cafe  & Bar at Harvey Nichols, in one of the country’s finest shopping destinations.

To complete you’re Christmas experience drop in at the Leeds Christkindelmarkt and enjoy mulled wine and a delicious German sausage.

The Leeds German Market is one of the most established German Markets in the UK. Its running right now until mid December and will guarantee you an evening of festive fun, from 40 quirky little chalet stalls of handcrafted toys to delicious food & beverages, its colourful twinkling lights will make the atmosphere magical and will be sure to leave you with an unforgettable festive experience.

To end your day drop your bags at Weetwood Hall, get ready and party the night away.

Merry Christmas!




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