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A Grade II listed building and a historic landmark of Leicester. The Empire Hall is available for exclusive hire.


  • Venue Type: Former Grade II listed Church
  • Seated Dining Capacity: 490
  • Reception Capacity: 400
  • # Bedrooms: 0
  • Sleeps # of People: 0
  • Usual Access Time: 07:00 AM
  • Usual Finish Time: 01:00 AM
  • Late Night Extension Available: Yes
  • Bridal Suite: Changing Only


  • Exclusive Use
  • In-house Wedding Coordinator
  • Outdoor Reception Space
  • Disabled Access
  • On-site Parking
  • bridal Changing Facilities
  • Marquee Permitted
  • Open Flame Permitted
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Water View
  • City view
  • Grade I/II Listed Building
  • Ballroom
  • Spa On-site

Ceremony and Reception

  • Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
  • Outdoor Ceremony Licence
  • Church Within Walking Distance
  • Sound System Available
  • Dancefloor Available
  • Fireworks Permitted
  • Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

  • In-house Catering
  • External Catering Permitted
  • Kosher Catering
  • Halal Catering
  • Asian Catering
  • Alcohol License
  • In-house Wine List
  • Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
  • No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Experience

  • Asian Weddings
  • Jewish Weddings
  • Muslim Weddings


Detailed Description

This elegant venue is a work of magnificent architecture. Full of antique charm and character it makes a truly grand setting for your wedding.
Located in the centre of Leicester, this historic Landmark is the most ideal setting for all your guests.
The moment your guests walk in they will be awe! The vaulted ceiling, arches & marble pillars are just some of the features.
Huge Italian chandeliers and mirrors make it a grand setting for your big day. Take advantage of the balcony and capture some special photos

We have many years experience in all aspects of planning and co-ordination of a successful event and will gladly provide assistance based on our knowledge and experience.
In addition, we can recommend companies who are able to provide entertainment, lighting, flowers, activities and other services.
We welcome weddings from other cultures and can accommodate for religious ceremonies i.e. Mandaps etc.
We at The Empire understand that every event is bespoke and therefore we are very flexible and can offer you various options.
Self catering is very important to most of our Asian clients - so you also have this option.
We can offer you the full A-Z package or just the venue only hire.


- Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
It was a fairy tale wedding with pink blossom trees 9ft tall and a pink carpet for the walk way. The centre pieces were a wow factor with blossom trees and designer perfume as favours hanging off the tree.
- What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Budget everything!
- What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Pebble stones used instead of name cards, Each stone was lovingly written for all the guests
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  • # Of Weddings Hosted: More than 50
  • # Of People In Team: 7
  • Public Liability Insurance: Yes

Featured In

Asiana Magazine

Industry Awards

Civic Society Awards, Victorian Society Award for restoration

Getting here

  • Address:
  • 1 Belgrave Gate, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 3WU, England
  • Nearest Town:
  • Leicester
  • Nearest Train Station:
  • leicester station
  • Nearest Airport:
  • EMA