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City Council Launch Leicester Wedding Guide in Time for Valentine’s Day

Just in time for Valentine’s day, Leicester City Council have launched a guide to some of Leicester’s historic and quirky wedding venues.

The Pump Room at the Abbey Pumping Station.  One of four venues in Leicester City Council's Wedding Guide  Credit. Leicester City Council
The Pump Room at the Abbey Pumping Station. One of four venues in Leicester City Council’s Wedding Guide Credit. Leicester City Council

Whether it’s an intimate ceremony for 12 people or a major celebration for 200 guests, the city council’s online guide features four of Leicester’s finest heritage buildings, each providing the perfect venue for a wedding.


Couples can make their vows in the timber-framed medieval hall at the 14th century Guildhall, or the splendour of the fully-refurbished Victorian Gallery at New Walk Museum, or in the walled gardens of the 18th century Belgrave Hall.


And for those seeking a truly unique experience, the ornate Beam Engine House at Leicester’s Abbey Pumping Station is now licensed for small weddings.


Assistant City Mayor for Culture and Heritage, Councillor Piara Singh Clair said, “Our museums provide some of most original and beautiful wedding venues in Leicester.


“Couples planning their special day may be surprised to learn that they can get married surrounded by great works of art, in one of the finest surviving timber-framed medieval halls in the country, in an 18th century family home, or in the only place in Britain that boasts four fully-restored and magnificently decorated steam-powered beam engines.


“All our heritage venues offer outstanding settings for wedding photographs, as well as an experienced team who will help make the arrangements for a perfect wedding.


“I hope that our new online guide will help couples pick the venue that’s right for them.”


The new guide can be downloaded at


Printed copies of the guide will be available from early March.

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