With wedding day options ranging from all-inclusive packages to bespoke choices, be it for 50 or 500 guests, the team at The Empire are prepared to assist you in any way they can to make your day as special as possible. 



This magnificent venue is a perfect setting for your wedding. Photography opportunities are endless around the venue providing the ultimate setting for any occasion
Every bride and groom dreams of their perfect day - one that will live on in their memories.  We are here to help to ensure that all of those dreams become a reality.

Further Information


Phone:  0116 220 1129

Visiting Hours


We're open from 6:30pm till 8pm every Wednesday.


The Empire offers a truly unique venue for your special event.

We cater for all sizes of weddings, from intimate gatherings for say 50 guests to larger gatherings for up to 500 guests.

The room will be lit up with ambience coloured lighting to complement your colour theme and your guests will be entertained in the most stunning, elegant and refined surroundings. 

​We can offer you venue hire only or a full service including catering

Self catering Package 


Our self catering package has been designed for the essential needs for weddings and receptions.
This includes:
• Exclusive use of the venue
•  5ft round tables

• Luxury Chiavari chairs
• Trestle table for head table for the Bride & Groom
• 4ft round table – for the cake
• White table linen
• Use of white crockery, cutlery and glassware
• Venue set up (tables and chairs)
• Use of our large stage for top table/entertainment
• Use of our in-house PA system
• Coloured ambience lighting to complement your theme.
• Use of our large production kitchen for a caterer chosen from our recommended list
• Container for rubbish disposal
• Final cleaning included.

Other services we can provide:

Car Park 
Hire of crockery & cutlery
Table linen & Napkins (assorted colours)
Chair covers with coloured organza sashes
Stage decorating
Table centre displays
Fresh flower displays
Kharai stands
Waiter service
Wedding co ordinator........and much more.

Civil Ceremonies

The Empire Hall is a licensed venue for the solemnisation of marriage and civil partnerships. You can enjoy both the ideal ceremony and the perfect celebration in one place.
Victorian surroundings will make the perfect picture to capture that special day allowing you to make a spectacular entrance down the 50ft aisle.


We advise you to contact the Registrar’s office to arrange the provisional booking of your date. There are legal requirements which need to be discussed and complied with and this will take place between you and the Superintendent. The Registrar will also discuss charges for the solemnisation of the marriage that need to be paid directly to them (these are separate from our charges)

Registrar’s Office: Email:
                                  Tel: 0845 045 0901

As well as being able to hold your civil wedding and reception here at The Empire we are happy for you to hold just your ceremony from Monday to Thursday. The Empire is suited for smaller more intimate ceremonies for 50 guest, as well as those for a larger number up to 500  guests.
• Civil ceremony only (from Monday to Thursday)
   The Hall would be available to you for a 2-hour period

Civil ceremony proceedings are licensed to take place at the following times:
Monday – Friday                     11.00, 14.30     15.00
Saturday                                   11.00, 13.00     15.00
Sundays & Bank Holidays     11.00, 13.00     15.00

For a civil ceremony followed by a reception please contact us on 0116 2201129.

Cultural Wedding

At The Empire we welcome weddings and ceremonies from all cultures and religious backgrounds. Over the years we have built a strong reputation with several different communities for providing an exceptional service.

We offer hire of the hall on a venue only basis which is a popular option for those with specific cultural requirements such as Asian, Caribbean and Greek weddings.
We have close partnerships with caterers and local suppliers and together we will discuss your specific needs, to help create that magical day. We allow our cultural weddings to bring in external caterers for their wedding day if required.