The Empire Hall

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

Overview

Venue Type
Repurposed Church
Dining Capacity
490
Reception Capacity
400
Usual Access Time
07:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Kosher Catering
External Catering Permitted

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full 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.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
7
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Location & Contact Details

Address

1 Foundry Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 3WU, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Leicester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

leicester station

Nearest Airport

EMA
Press & Awards
(2)

Press & Awards (1)

Asiana Magazine

Industry Awards (1)

Civic Society Awards, Victorian Society Award for restoration
FAQ
(8)

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 is your No. 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

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

‘stupendous’,’fantastic’,’outstanding’,’sensational’,’stunning’,’exceptional’. just some of the comments from our clients

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

It has to be the balcony! The photo shoots from the balcony are stunning. It make a perfect backdrop for your pictures.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Keith Vaz - Parliament

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The whole venue is full of features.. what our clients say.. Everywhere you look you see yet another feature which shows how much attention to detail has gone into its restoration. We will certainly be back and I would love to bring other clients to enjoy your surroundings too. Mary Anne Rankin Unique Events on behalf of B&Q

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our customer service :)
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