Graduation Parties & Ceremonies in Bradford

Graduation Parties & Ceremonies

The end of University and College life is a big moment for anyone. That’s why you want the occasion to be as memorable as possible.

Friends, family and fellow students all make such days great fun and something to be remembered forever.

We can help with every aspect of planning and coordinating a graduation party or ceremony, so that everyone is sure to have an incredible time.

Proms in Bradford

Celebrate Prom Night in style!

Celebrate the end of exams, the end of school and the end of an era with our great Prom Packages.

We’ll help you make sure the party goes off in style, with up to 250 Prom Kings and Queens.

Let us take the strain of planning, so that the guests can get down to the serious business of partying.



What better way to celebrate the christening of a child than with friends and family in beautiful surroundings.

We can help you to plan every aspect of the happy day to ensure that it’s perfect.

Funeral wake venues in Bradford

Planning a Funeral Wake

Losing your loved one can be a difficult time and planning a wake for a funeral can be overwhelming, but we are here to provide an excellent range of services and our venue can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Our highly experienced team will help you organize the wake at our beautiful venue in Bradford and will arrange a funeral reception, managing caterers, florists, room layouts, and everything else involved with a gathering of this nature.

Our experienced staff at Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel is here to help and can tend to your requirements with the sensitivity and professionalism you would expect.

Finger buffet menu from £15.95 per person or choose from a range of adaptable menu options for your reception. From morning and afternoon teas to finger buffets and sit-down meals, simply let us know what you’d like, and we’ll make it happen. We also offer a range of drink packages to suit your budget.

You can find us at this address:
Bradford Road
BD16 1TU

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a 5-mile-long heritage railway line in West Yorkshire, with services running from Keighley to Oxenhope.

British Railways operated the last scheduled passenger train in 1961, but reopened in 1968 as a heritage railway. It is now operated by over 500 volunteers and 10 members of staff.

The trains carry over 100,000 passengers each year, making it a major attraction in the Bradford area.

Trains run every weekend, bank holidays and school holidays and other special dates. Just 20 minutes’ drive from Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel, making it the perfect activity to enjoy with the whole family whilst you stay.

Salts Mill

Salts Mill

Saltaire is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an outstanding preserved example of a mid 19th century industrial town and also home to Salts Mill – art, dining and shopping in one large historic building.

Expect free parking, free entry and lots of shopping opportunities. Browse the independent retailers or call in for a coffee and cake, or a meal in Salts Diner. Enjoy a very large collection of artwork by David Hockney in the Hockney 1853 Gallery, be inspired by the very best in independent retail and enjoy our bustling restaurants and cafes.

Check out the 3rd Floor Gallery (pictured) for ‘The Arrival of Spring‘ by David Hockney. These original works were drawn by David on his iPad in 2011, and printed at an incredible scale.

Shipley Glen Tramway

Shipley Glen Tramway

The Shipley Glen Tramway serves as a virtual time machine.

Opened in 1895, Britain’s oldest working funicular offers a steep ride up to the sprawling site of long gone fairgrounds. An Edwardian sweet shop at the top station serves as a nod to that era.

But what about before that? Evidence that the site has been inhabited for thousands of years lies in its Bronze Age cup-and-ring marks. Take a scenic stroll across expansive moors to discover dozens of the carved rocks, largely found near Dobrudden Farm. Theories on how they were used by ancient inhabitants range from religious ceremonies to tools for shaping stone axes.

To know for sure, you’ll need to find an actual time machine.

The Shipley Glen Tramway is a 15 minute drive from the hotel.

Mainline Border Collie Centre

Mainline Border Collie Centre

Spend a day on Mainline Border Collie Centre’s scenic farm to discover the time-honoured Yorkshire art of sheepdog handling.

Admittedly, the word ‘Yorkshire’ usually conjures up images of fluffy-haired terriers. But why should they get all of the attention? Sure, they’re adorable, but collies are equally lovable in addition to having a noble herding heritage.

Partnered with a sheepdog and under the guidance of a working shepherd, venture out onto the moors. There in the picturesque countryside, you’ll learn what it takes to master a flock of disorderly (and at times defiantly disobedient) sheep – just like a true local.

The Mainline Border Collie Centre is just a ten minute drive from the hotel. 

East Riddlesden Hall

East Riddlesden Hall

East Riddlesden Hall is an impressive historic manor. It acted as Heathcliff’s home in the 1992 and 2009 film and TV adaptations of Wuthering Heights, and the interior is a fantasyland of massive stone fireplaces and period embroidery.

But what about its residents?

The 17th-century estate once housed the nefarious Murgatroyd family. Legend claims that the River Aire changed its course to flow away from the shamefully ill-behaved clan. Then there are the ghosts. The Grey Lady has a namesake bedroom, where legend says she was murdered for infidelity. The Blue Lady is said to have drowned in the pond. In addition, keep an eye out for the spirits of the family horses, dogs and cats.

East Riddlesden Hall is located on Bradford Road and is just ten minutes by car from the hotel.

Celebrate your awards event at our hotel in Bradford

Celebrate your awards event at our hotel in Bradford

There’s always time to celebrate the good things in life, so why not treat your guests to an exclusive awards dinner or evening at Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel!

Our stunning Gothic-style hotel is set within landscaped grounds near River Aire, offering your guests a stunning retreat with plenty of spots for a photograph or two to mark the occasion.

Your awards dinner package

To help you host your awards dinner or event in style, we’ve created a special package that will make your guests feel like true VIPs. From just £25 per person and based on 80 guests, your package includes:

  • A glamorous red carpet welcome for your guests
  • A welcome Bellini for guests to sip on
  • Your own Event Host for the event
  • An elegant three-course meal – download our menu to view your options
  • Room hire until 1am
  • A DJ and disco, with a dancefloor
  • White chair covers
  • Coloured uplighters
  • 1 bottle of Prosecco for the organiser

If you’d like to arrange a smaller, more intimate dinner please contact our team and we’ll be happy to create the perfect package tailored to your needs.

Book your awards evening

If you’re ready to organise your awards dinner contact our team on or 01274 211 012.

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Upgrade options available – contact our team to find out more.

Party venue

Host your party at our hotel in Bradford

Celebrate the good times with your own private party at Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel! Our party venue offers you and your guests a stunning countryside location for a special occasion, whether it’s a surprise birthday party, anniversary, or family reunion.

Your party package options

Starting at just £20 per person for a minimum of 80 guests, your all-inclusive package includes:

  • A glamorous red carpet welcome for your guests
  • A six-item buffet or a three-course meal – download our menu and explore your options
  • Room hire until 1am
  • A DJ and a dancefloor
  • Cake stand and knife if required
  • White chair covers
  • Coloured uplighters
  • A bottle of Prosecco for the organiser

If you’d like to plan a more intimate get-together for your guests our team can help you create a bespoke package.

Need a room for the night?

After a day of celebrating, you and your guests can relax in our comfy hotel bedrooms and enjoy exploring our landscaped gardens near the River Aire.

Contact us about your event

If you’re ready to organise your special occasion call us on 01274 211 012 or email us at

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.

Charity Events

Whether you’re celebrating your achievements or raising awareness of your cause, Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel is the perfect base for your special event.

For £27.50 Perfect Package Includes:
• A delicious three-course meal
• 1 raffle prize donated by our hotel
• 1 complimentary bedroom for the organiser
• Balloon centerpieces on each table
• DJ and dancefloor

Anniversary and Engagement Parties

Celebrate With Us

Recently engaged or celebrating that special anniversary?

Our inclusive package means we do all the hard work for you, leaving you to enjoy every minute of your special celebration!

• Event room hire until 1 am
• 6-item buffet or three-course meal
• DJ & dancefloor
• Cake stand & knife if required