We have an exclusive selection of beautiful, unique and historic wedding venues available at Leicester museums. At each venue, an experienced team will be on hand to help with the planning of the ceremony and will ensure you and your guests enjoy the special occasion.
From the stunning 14th century timber-framed Guildhall set in the historic conservation area, the delightful 18th century Belgrave Hall and its beautiful walled gardens to the Victorian New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in the picturesque surroundings of New Walk or the novel setting of Abbey Pumping Station, our stunning venues are perfect for couples seeking a truly romantic location for their special day.
Please download our weddings brochure and booking information documents at the bottom of this page
For further information or to discuss your requirements further please contact the venue or email us.
Weddings at New Walk Museum
Situated in the heart of the picturesque New Walk promenade, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery combines culture and history with panache and is home to exquisite collections of art, history and the natural world. This stunning former 18th century proprietary school is the perfect location for a trend setting occasion.
The Victorian Art Gallery has been restored to its full glory and showcases the finest of Leicester's rich art collections, including oil paintings and artworks returning to display after many years. The exhibition displays major 16th - 19th century British and European artists, including Joseph Mallord, William Turner, Lord Leighton, Edgar Degas and Michael Sweerts.
The gallery offers a spectacular setting for civil and wedding ceremonies for up to 180 guests. A magical atmosphere can be created for you and your guests by hiring our Steinway grand piano. After your ceremony, indulge your guests with a drinks reception in the grandeur of the Lord Mayor's Room or step outside into the picturesque New Walk and Museum Square, the perfect backdrop for photographs.
The art gallery has full access for wheelchair users. Guide dogs are welcome and there is a hearing loop system within the gallery.
For more information please call 0116 225 4900.
Weddings at The Guildhall
Leicester's Guildhall is one of the finest surviving timber-framed medieval halls in England and has been one of the city's premier venues for more than 600 years.
Dating back to 1930, the grade 1 listed Guildhall retains much of its traditional architectural splendour with original period features and detailing. The Great Hall has been used for Parliament and borough council meetings, municipal feasts and the entertainment of official visitors. Early in the 16th century, Leicester was visited by wandering dramatics companies, who performed in the Great Hall. It is believed that Shakespeare performed here during Tudor times.
The beautiful Great Hall is a stunning space to hold wedding ceremonies and can accommodate up to 80 guests.
With murals on the ceiling dating back to the 17th century and showing the arms of the Borough and the Hastings family, you can walk down the aisle in a truly atmospheric setting. The majestic Lord Mayor's Parlour with its oak panelled elegance is a stunning space for a civil ceremony and the lovely cobbled courtyard are perfect for drink receptions and photographs.
Weddings at Belgrave Hall and Gardens
This lovingly restored 18th century former family home provides the perfect backdrop for a more intimate wedding ceremony. Surrounded by two acres of serene walled gardens, there is no setting more romantic than Belgrave Hall.
Refurbished in 2014, the hall retains much of its traditional architectural splendour with original period features and detailing. Dating back to 1709, the hall tells the story of its owners, who played a major role in the economic, social and charitable life of the city.
Our summer marquee can accommodate up to 90 guests for a seated meal or reception. There is a professional-standard kitchen in the newly re-furbished stable block. A special bridal room with a view of the stunning gardens is available on the first floor, to make those final touches before walking down the sweeping staircase and down the aisle.
You and your guests can enjoy a stroll around the woodland and formal gardens to discover some of the unusual trees, plants and shrubs that grow here.The garden change with the seasons, so every month there will be something new to enjoy. Colourful flower beds, fragrant Edwardian roses and ancient mulberry trees offer the perfect backdrop for wedding photography.
To discuss your requirements further, please call 0116 266 6590 or 0116 229 8181 or send an email.
Weddings at Abbey Pumping Station
Leicester’s Museum of Science and Technology and Abbey Pumping Station provide a truly unique setting for your big day.
Designed by local architects Stockdale Harrison to resemble aspects of an Elizabethan country house, the Beam Engine House displays decorative columns with foliated gilt capitals that rise up to meet ornate ironwork that has been beautifully finished. Brass shines from every angle and ceramic tiles create subtle patterns around the top of the interior walls. From the moment you and your guests enter this magnificent 120-year-old monument to fine Victorian engineering, you will be transported to a bygone era.
Wedding ceremonies can be held in the Beam Engine House, a truly impressive space and home to the rare Woolf compound rotative beam engines, built by local engineers Gimsons. It is the only place in Britain where you can see four magnificently decorated steam-powered beam engines restored to working order.
You can choose to hold your drinks reception in the adjoining Electric Switch Room, which is a bright and airy space with catering facilities. Alternatively, for an outdoor reception, a gazebo or marquee can be erected in our private paddock and you can have photographs taken in front of exceptional backdrops including a narrow gauge railway, leaving a lasting impression on your guests.
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