Article by Lee Glasgow
Selecting a wedding venue is among the priority considerations as with setting a date and choosing the attire. You cannot afford mistakes with the venue choice when arranging a wedding. Leicester has a myriad of options that offer all types of settings. Whether you want an intimate gathering of small people or a large extravagant celebration, you can find the appropriate place. Any decent place should also offer different features for wedding photographers to work with. So, what are some of the venues in Leicester that can make your wedding a memorable one?
The City Rooms
You get three function suites to choose from with each one carrying a license for civil ceremonies when you pick this venue. It means that you can have the whole celebration there from start to finish. The banquet ballroom is a sight to behold with its gorgeous windows and tasteful décor. With the large windows, a photographer can do wonders with the interior shots. One problem that photographers have to deal with when taking shots for the reception is insufficient natural light in venues. The spacious suites at the City Rooms allow you to get creative with the seating arrangements. You also get a well-furnished bar, dining and drawing room that are ideal for small celebrations.
If you are planning countryside wedding, this elegant venue meets all your dreams. It has a civil marriage license and offers three settings for your event. You can choose to have meals and drinks in the Orangery that accommodates 250-seated guests. There is a Bandstand that caters to your garden wedding needs quite nicely. Or you can opt for the Old Spa Room that comes with ornate surroundings. A photographer can have a lot of fun with the garden settings that the Shearsby Bath provides. The perfectly manicured lawns and carved stone at the centre of the venue set a magnificent background for a photographer to work with.
Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel
The King’s Hall Victorian ballroom in the Grand Hotel is Leicester’s last one. This venue is in the heart of the city for brides who prefer that kind of setting. There is the Queen’s Hall, Cromwell Room and Empress Room to choose from. The décor in these rooms is vintage with an old school charm that is gold for a photographer. With its grand staircase and soaring ceiling, the hotel gives a fairytale setting for your wedding reception. The combination of lavish wall hangings and stylish furniture is perfect for the final photos as you wind down the celebrations. For evening events, the rooms are brilliantly lit for the right ambience.