The Grand Hotel Leicester

£2,000 - £7,500 for Venue Hire
Up to 300
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Leicester’s famous hotel is truly a Grand setting for a memorable wedding, making it a perfect year-round venue. Its beautiful interiors, provide an idyllic backdrop for your dream wedding.
Pricing & Costs

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• Experienced wedding coordinator to help you plan • A red carpet arrival • Complimentary overnight accommodation in a Classic bedroom for the Bride & Groom with breakfast the next day • Wedding host to give you a main contact on your wedding day • Tables and chairs set up • White linen tablecloths and white paper napkins • One wine glass and one water glass per person • Experienced wedding co-ordinator to help you plan • One set of crockery and cutlery for up to three courses • One kitchen porter • Cake stand and knife hire • Easel hire • Full corkage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) • Ten car parking spaces in the hotels car park* • Use of the kitchen for your approved caterer (strictly for re-heating only) • Discounted accommodation rates for you and your guests
What is included in this pricing:
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day

(price per head)

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Minimum Number of Guests
The Rose Package Celebrate your wedding in style with the personal touches that dreams are made of. - Your guests will be welcomed to the hotel with a sparkling glass of Prosecco - Master of Ceremonies and wedding co-ordinator - Sumptuous red carpet welcome - 3 course wedding breakfast with coffee (Menu selection 1) - A glass of red or white wine from our house selection served with the meal - Sparkling glass of Prosecco served to guests to toast your special day and your future happiness together - Room hire and private bar - A chance to try the menu prior to the big day - A complimentary night’s stay in one of our beautiful Privilege bedrooms with a full English and continental breakfast served the following day - Celebrate your first anniversary with a complimentary meal in our restaurant
What is included in this pricing:
Couple accommodation included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence


Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Grade I/II Listed Building
City View

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Leicester’s famous hotel is truly a grand setting for a memorable wedding reception, making it a perfect year-round venue. Its beautiful interiors, including an imperial staircase, carved Victorian fireplaces and chandeliers, provide an idyllic backdrop for your dream wedding. At The Grand Hotel we’ll get to know you, your tastes, your wishes – and help make those dreams come true. With the spaces, food, drink, and a dedicated team that can deliver all the extra little touches, you’ll be sure to have your perfect celebration.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kristina
Congratulations on your engagement, I am delighted that you are considering our beautiful hotel to host your wedding celebrations. It will be our pleasure to discuss with you how to make your special day memorable. Please get in touch with any questions you may have, I will be happy to assist you. Kind regards, Kristina


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in September
February 2022
Fairy Tale Wedding
I had cancelled my previous venue due to Covid but when I found out The Mercure Hotel was free on my wedding date, I couldn’t resist booking the venue. I can honestly say I haven’t regretted it since. I hired the Kings Room and came down from the balcony, which felt like a fairy tale story come to life. The venue looks phenomenal, where we got endless compliments from our family and friends, where they stated the venue was amazing. The team at The Mercure Hotel were hands on and helped us out throughout the event, so a big thank you for hosting our wedding.
Sonal & Nick
Happy couple married in February
March 2022
Most fantastic service
Dear Cleo From the day our family met you at the Wedding Fair, to booking the hotel in November 2021 for our wedding on 26 February 2022, through to the day after our wedding, we had the most fantastic service from you. You hugely assisted us with our wedding planning, you were increasingly patient on every single occasion we made a change to the plans (which was quite often!), and you were an absolute delight to work alongside. The staff working on the day of our wedding, from reception, general and kitchen kitchen, were all brilliant and they worked over and beyond to ensure our day was special. Our family and friends commented how nice the hotel and service was and we 100% agree with them. We loved having our Hindu wedding at the Mercure Grand and would highly recommend it to anyone. Also, being a dog friendly hotel, we loved our dog, Mango, being party of our special day. We wish you and the hotel the very best and we hope to see you soon. Lots of Love ❤️Nick, Sonal and Mango xxx
Emma & Lee Bayliss
Happy couple married in January
February 2022
Paul was the wedding planner we needed
Paul was the wedding planner we needed. He listened to all of our concerns and offered us advice when needed. He was very accommodating for all of our wedding wishes. During the wedding planning we had a few setbacks but Paul was amazing at helping us find alternatives and providing us with confidence that our big day would be as special as we hoped. Austin and his team provided an amazing service throughout the wedding breakfast and evening. The food was incredible and guests truly enjoyed it. It was definitely a day to remember!
Amisha & Shyam
Happy couple married in August
September 2021
The whole day ran so smoothly
“We want to say a massive thank you to you all for your hard work during our civil ceremony and celebrations. The whole day ran so smoothly. All the help in the run up to the event was very appreciated and nothing we asked for was too much. Thank you again.”
Location & Contact Details


Granby Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6ES, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 - Junction 21

Nearest Train Station

Leicester Train Station

Nearest Airport

East Midlands Airport

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What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

It's your day, make it special for you

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Following in their footsteps - it was a wall of photographs of family members on their wedding day, going right back to great grand parents. It was a real talking point and brought back a lot of happy memories

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning Sophisticated Beautiful Traditional Timeless

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

On our beautiful Imperial Staircase

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We have had Royalty, Prime Ministers and Celebrities, walk through our doors and our venue has also features in big Bollywood movies.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Smoked salmon with crème fraîche blinis

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

It has to be a bacon sandwich

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our Kings Hall - Grade II Victorian Ballroom

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team, they are wonderful, will do everything they can to make your day special and run smoothly