The Best Wedding Reception Venues in Leeds


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If you’re planning a Civic Hall Wedding in Leeds, or a intimate little ceremony in a hotel, you’re going to need a place to celebrate.

I shoot Civic Hall weddings in Leeds a lot which means I sometimes get to enjoy the celebration afterwards. So I’ve put together some of my favourite places to hang out after your ceremony so you can enjoy the big after party with family and friends.

Whether you’re looking for a restaurant, a down to earth boozer that does a good buffet, or a place to hold a hundred of your pals for a knees up, I’ve got you covered.


The Lost & Found Leeds Club

3 Albion Place
Leeds LS1 6JL

  • Good for small weddings
  • Can cater for large parties
  • Central location
  • Private Dining
the lost and found club leeds


A unique Victorian hideaway slap bang in the centre of Leeds, the Lost and Found Club was the former home of the Leeds Gentleman’s Club and retains many of its original features enhanced with curious charm and trinkets.

The opulence of yesteryear mixes with the uninhibited joy of new discoveries in this quirky city centre venue that can cater for the likes of small intimate private dining for a handful of family and friends, alongside hosting a big knees up in its Secret Bar.

This plush drinking den makes the perfect space for up to 80 people to enjoy an exclusive private party with your very own bar and bartenders. The Boardroom has space for up to 50 people and is away from the main bar so you be assured of complete privacy.

The Parlour provides private dining for up to 8 guests for the smallest of city centre weddings. Nestled right in the heart of the action, The Lost and Found is pure escape from the outside world. Enjoy eclectic cocktails inspired by the majesty of botany and delicious food for even the pickiest eater.


Lost and Found


Three’s A Crowd

76-78 North Street
Leeds LS2 7PN

  • Walking distance from the Civic Hall
  • Can cater for large parties
  • Private dining for up to 20
Bride with red bouquet outside Three's a Crowd


If you’re looking for a wedding celebration venue that’s relaxed with a bit of a buzz, then Three’s a Crowd is the place to go. It’s a modern Gastro pub with scrubbed tables and fresh seasonal menus.

It’s a down to earth friendly atmosphere where food is the big draw.

Menu’s rely heavily on fresh and seasonal produce and staff are attentive and discreet. They do a great selection of beer on tap, and have a wine list with over 100 wines to choose from.

For small weddings, there is a little room for private dining, or for larger bashes, the room at the back is great and you get the added advantage of seeing their amazing chefs at work. Down to earth and great if you want something lively and relaxed.


Three’s a Crowd


Shear’s Yard

11-15 Wharf Street
The Calls
Leeds LS2 7EQ

  • Contemporary & relaxed
  • Can cater for large parties
  • Exclusive use
Bride and groom at Shears yard leeds wedding reception venue


Just round the corner from the famous Call Lane, is Shear’s Yard. A former warehouse with polished concrete and bare brick, it oozes style and sophistication in a pared back European style that is perfect for city wedding celebrations.

And if that isn’t reason enough to choose this amazing venue, there’s also a lovely courtyard for summer afternoons and balmy evenings for wedding guests to enjoy.

They do an excellent line in cocktails, and food that relies on seasonality and locally grown produce, but also mixes up traditional fare with unusual flavour combinations.

There’s space for trestle tables or you can opt for a mix, whilst natural light floods in from above. There’s space for dancing and is close enough to all the great nightlife if you wanna go clubbing afterwards.



2 Infirmary Street
Leeds LS1 2JP

  • Historical building with contemporary features
  • Can cater for large parties
  • Exclusive use


Aspire is a totally flexible space for weddings. Whether you want a handful of friends and family, or a big bash for 200 guests, Aspire can do it all.

The venue is rich in historic interest and was originally the head office for the Yorkshire Penny Bank and retains many of its original features – you can even have a ceremony, drinks, or dine in the Director’s office!

They have in-house chefs, and an event planner to help you create your celebration. There is a variety of spaces for large and small gatherings including the Banking Hall which can hold 30 guests, down to the direct’s office for just 10 of your closest family and friends.

It’s also a stone’s throw from the train station and close enough to Greek street for partying late into the night.


New Craven Hall

Fairfield House,
New Craven Gate
Leeds LS11 5NF

  • Industrial chic
  • Slightly out of town
  • Great for larger gatherings
New craven hall


New Craven Hall might be a short cab ride out of town, but it’s perfect for larger gatherings and for a younger crowd who want an industrial vibe.

Exposed brick, metal beams, concrete floors, and a venue you can totally make your own. Choose your favourite caterer – whether that’s your fave street food, or choose one of their dedicated caterers, NCH is all about having the wedding that you want.

they also have their own in-house venue stylist so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

There’s a small outdoor courtyard for al fresco drinks, and it is also licensed for ceremonies too.

City weddings can be just as emotional, full of love, and as beautiful as a wedding in a country house.

Over the years, I’ve photographed weddings all around the world. From the banks of Shangai Yacht Club, to the glitz of Claridges, the luxury of Wharfedale Grange, to the grandeur of Gloucester Cathedral, and I’m here to tell you that great weddings are not down to the location, but to the wonderful people who are there to see you say “I do”.

City weddings in Leeds are just as insanely beautiful, romantic and fun as a ceremony in the middle of a vineyard in France. As long as you’re surrounded by love, there is nowhere better than Leeds Civic Hall. Plus you get to walk to your favourite venue afterwards, calling in for a pint along the way, and taking some nice relaxed photos at the same time.


From the opulence of the Banquet Hall with it’s high ceilings, chandeliers and panelled walls, to the intimacy of the West Room filled with historic paintings, the Civic Hall is a wonderful place for a wedding ceremony. The main Banquet Hall has space for up to 90 guests whilst the West Room can cater for 38 of your closest family and friends, and both enjoy views across Millennium Square.

And who wouldn’t want photographs outside this wonderfully architecturally important building? It’s grand steps and Portland stone pillars are the perfect backdrop for a city centre wedding. The Civic Hall can also provide post ceremony celebrations too.

Discover everything you need to know about getting married at Leeds Civic Hall with my ultimate guide to getting hitched in the city. Click the button below to get the lowdown.

Civic Hall wedding



Town Hall weddings come in all shapes and sizes but for most couples, they are usually intimate affairs with a handful of family and friends, which is why I have a mid-week package for those who are running off to get hitched in a little Town Hall wedding. 

They are a no-fuss approach with a few photographs as you arrive, ceremony coverage, a handful of family photos, and some relaxed portraits.

Just down to earth, informal photography for people who want their kind of city wedding, their kind of way. To discover more about my Town Hall photography package, click the link below.

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