£500 - £2999 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
The Lion Ballroom is a Grade Two Listed Georgian Ballroom built in 1843 with stunning plasterwork and original features. The two chandeliers are quite a centre piece in this magnificent room.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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The venue hire includes exclusive use of the venue from Friday midday to Sunday midday. It includes the use of the ballroom, tables and chairs, the catering kitchen, use of the carpark, the space outside from late afternoon through the evening, a member of staff on site during your event and the venue has a wedding licence. You may choose your own caterers or you may use our caterers at an additional charge. You will be able to choose your own menu for your event. Ceremony from £500 and then increasing to a maximum of £2999 depending on number of guests.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
(price per head)

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You may choose the number of courses and menu for your wedding. We can offer guidance if you would like and once you have selected your menu, we would offer a tasting session so you could relax knowing you have made the right selection. We would run the bar for you.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Table linen included
Corkage charge applicable

(price per head)

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Minimum Number of Guests
We offer catering to suit your individual requirements. This maybe providing you with a finger buffet or a fully catered three course meal with serving staff and coffee to finish. The choice is yours.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
City Hotel
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time


Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Outdoor Reception Space
On-Site Parking

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Church Within Walking Distance

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Full Description
The Lion Ballroom is situated in the heart of Leominster in Herefordshire off Broad Street, accessed through an archway with large gates that can be closed during private functions. The building offers all modern amenities, Wi-Fi, toilets, stairs, lift, and disabled access, while offering exclusive use. The venue hire includes hire of the ballroom, use of the chairs and tables, catering kitchen and an additional room if needed. There is also access to private outside space and use of the carpark. This unique venue holds up to 100 guests and is perfect for an intimate wedding for a couple who would like an exclusive location. It now has a wedding licence and you can either choose Dry Hire or a Wedding Package. Dry Hire allows you to hire the venue and take control of your event from start to finish, making every decision. Alternatively, you can have a bespoke wedding package and choose all aspects of your wedding including the catering, flowers and styling from our trusted suppliers. We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your special day so we can understand how we can help you.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jo
Welcome to The Lion Ballroom in Leominster. We have a small intimate wedding venue, which allows flexibility and a personal touch. Each event is different and you can tailor your wedding and reception to your style. If you would like to organise your own event and use your own suppliers, you may hire the venue exclusively or you are able to use our listed suppliers and have all or some elements organised for you. We look forward to welcoming you soon to our stunning Georgian ballroom.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Abbi Fisher - Photographer
Wedding: November
November 2021
Such a romantic venue....
The Lion Ballroom is a hidden gem. A beautifully grand looking ballroom with elegant original features and chandeliers. Such a romantic venue inside with a grand piano to set the scene. The perfectly rectangular ballroom can hold your ceremony with plenty of room for guests and can be transformed ready for your wedding breakfast then party. It’s a memorable venue that your wedding guests will love.
Red Barn Vintage China
Wedding: October
October 2021
Vintage China Supplier
The Lion Ballroom is a wonderful venue suitable for a wide variety of events. Its classical elegance, with graceful columns, lends itself beautifully for an intimate wedding and the lovely large windows allow light to flood into the ballroom too. A fabulous place for stunning photos and the subtle décor works well with any colour scheme. With tables dressed in vintage cloths and gorgeous china and table linen, the ballroom takes on an air of having an afternoon tea in places such as Bath’s famous Pump Room and the Ritz but in a beautiful venue in Herefordshire. However, it also lends itself well to other events such as the traditional dinner dance or Rock and Roll dance with space for dancing and room for tables and chairs, concerts, exhibitions and fairs. And while the venue is a brilliant starting place you are then able to call upon the Lion Ballroom for help with local suppliers from the register that they hold in the knowledge that they are working with people who are passionate about their businesses. Red Barn Vintage China
Steve Lyons - Chef
Wedding: August
August 2021
one of the most beautiful venues I have had the pleasure to work in
The Lion Ballroom in Leominster is one of the most beautiful venues I have had the pleasure to work in. I have held several events here and I am always made to feel welcome and nothing is too much trouble for Jo and her team. As soon as you walk through those large wooden doors you are met with some amazing architecture, wonderfully restored to how it should be. The large, drooping chandeliers, the exquisite sash windows to the wonderful restored wooden floor. This was before it was even dressed. It is good to see money being put back into the venue with a beautiful new kitchen and a new reception room. I hope to hold many more events over the coming years.
Cathy Williams
Happy couple Married on July
August 2021
General review
We have been lucky to use The Lion Ballroom on a couple of occasions. Firstly we had a 40th birthday party. The space is so atmospheric and versatile. We used the space downstairs for reception drinks , a space that can so easily be overlooked, and having the front room , as more of a quiet room, it was the perfect venue. We have used the venue for a fund raising fashion show which again it lends itself to as we could utilise the stage. Thirdly, after a major spruce up, we were fortunate to secure a table at the very well supported, supper club. What other venue could accommodate a top chef in a fully fitted catering kitchen along with the ambiance of sitting under stunning chandeliers but retaining a fun and relaxed environment. A fantastic evening once again on this stunning space. This is a stunning venue with easy access and so so many possibilities.
Eamonn Redden
Wedding: July
August 2021
Myself and Pip @thegastropod or The Gastropod on Facebook, have catered many times at The Lion Ballroom, mainly doing location catering. We are always given a warm welcome by Jo and the team. This is a fantastic unique venue for weddings or other occasions. The venue has its own parking and a lift for any kitchen equipment we have needed to take in. The kitchen is always spotless with new equipment including a turbo fan oven, fridges and freezers. It is a pleasure to work there.
Kay Louise Make-Up Artist
Wedding: September
September 2021
A beautiful venue for your big day
I worked with Jo and the team at The Lion Ballroom for a branded photoshoot. I must say I was blown away by how beautiful the ballroom is. The ornate chandelier is the focal point of the room along with stunning architecture all around the ceiling. Huge windows that let in floods of natural daylight and a lovely reception entrance really allows you to creatively design your wedding theme to perfection. Jo is just lovely. So welcoming and friendly. She was the perfect host throughout the day and I know she and her team will collaborate with you to make your wedding day, the day of dreams! Nestled in the centre of the picturesque town of Leominster, this venue gives you a stunning backdrop with a lovely blank canvas to make your own. Plus you have use of their courtyard too, partially under cover you can utilise this and have another beautiful space to use as your own. If you are looking for an intimate venue for your wedding day, you simply must check out the Lion.
Location & Contact Details


Leominster, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8DB, England

Travel Notes

If you are walking, the venue is situated off Broad Street, between Oxenham Art and Roundabout Stationary. Go under the arch between the two shops and the entrance is on the left hand side. If you are in a car, the carpark is off New Street, between Rugg House and Hinton Terrace. There is a barrier into the car park and The Lion Ballroom is situated in front of you, slightly to the left.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Worcester M5 Junction 7

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

When weddings are given a personal touch, the scene is set for a unique and special occasion.

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

Think about your top priorities and what is actually important on the day. Make sure those around you understand your vision. They will make this happen.

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

Hand made signs on the tables and photos of the couple in the communal areas for the guests to look at. A guest book is always wonderful to look at after the wedding for the couple.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning, unique, breath-taking, historic and romantic.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Entrance to the ballroom.

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

Possibly. Now that would be telling!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Simple and delicious. Not too large. Something you can put in your mouth and eat easily.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Always dark chocolate!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The stunning chandeliers and plasterwork on the ceilings and walls.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The building works well as a venue and everyone from different backgrounds feel comfortable in the location, but also everyone feels honoured to be there. It always feels special, even when you go in there everyday.