New Leeds wedding venue for music and theatre lovers

A new wedding venue launched in Leeds, West Yorkshire just a few weeks ago. Promising something unique, Howard Assembly Room could be especially suited to theatre and music lovers.

It’s a performance venue and the working rehearsal space for the renowned Orchestra of Opera North.

It’s a versatile space for your wedding ceremony or reception ~ which could include full theatre lighting, a big screen, stage and performances by Opera North singers and musicians.

The venue was originally opened at the Leeds Grand Theatre in 1879, and provided a variety of entertainment from magic and minstrel shows to musical concerts.

For most of the 20th century the space operated as a cinema, including a brief ‘flash’ showing adult films in the 1970s.

Located in the cool northen edge of the city, it is now home to an eclectic cultural programme including an art house cinema, a major art installation for Yorkshire, free public workshops and showcases international artists from classical, jazz and contemporary pianist Joanna MacGregor to American jazz pianist Brad Mehldau.

Much of the building has been restored to its original Grade II* listed Victorian splendor, including a barrel vaulted ceiling, gothic motifs and arched windows, providing a dramatic setting for a wedding.

Need to know:
46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU
Web ~; email ~; phone ~ 0113 2439999
Catering is provided by Taste Cuisine.
Howard Assembly Room can hold 200 guests for a civil ceremony, 180 for a wedding breakfast and up to 350 for a drinks and canape reception.

Credit where it’s due: 1-5 Nicky Chadwick Photography.


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