Up to 490
Exclusive Use
Wedding license

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

Venue features

Venue Type
Former Grade II listed Church
Seated Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
07:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
City view
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
On-site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
Food and Drink
Asian Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
Kosher Catering
Cultural Experience
Asian Weddings
Jewish Weddings
Muslim Weddings

Industry Awards (1)

Civic Society Awards, Victorian Society Award for restoration

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.
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance


Getting here

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