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Planning a wedding is an incredibly exciting time, but we can’t ignore the fact that it can be stressful too! From choosing a guestlist, to picking the right flowers, there are so many decisions to be made, both big and small. One thing most people can agree on however, is that wedding planning starts by choosing a venue. 

The perfect venue offers so much more than a simple setting for your wedding; it sets the tone for the entire event, provides a space for guests to eat and be entertained, and serves as a backdrop for those all-important photos. It’s no wonder it can be difficult to decide, so with this in mind, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you choose the perfect wedding venue in Leicester 

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Consider the size

With such a variety of wedding venues in Leicester, where do you begin?! For most couples, the most important thing to consider is the size, as it’s vital that your chosen venue has enough room to accommodate your guest list. A space like the Premiership Suite at Mattioli Woods Welford Road stadium can host up to 800 wedding guests, making it perfect for larger celebrations or Asian weddings

If you’re looking for a more intimate wedding venue in Leicester, the stadium also has a variety of smaller rooms, including the 120 capacity Clubhouse, with breathtaking views of the pitch.  

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Location, location, location

Location is up there with size as one of the most important considerations when choosing a Leicester wedding venue. Are you looking for somewhere in the city centre for easier access? Or perhaps you have your heart set on a venue outside the city and closer to the Leicestershire countryside.

A central location like Leicester Tigers Stadium is ideal if you have family and friends travelling from afar. Our Leicester wedding venue is just a 20-minute drive from Junction 21 of the M1, or a short 15-minute walk from London Road Railway Station. The stadium is also within easy travel distance of local hotels in the city centre, so guests won’t have far to go once the celebrations end! 

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amenities and facilities

The right amenities and facilities are essential to ensure your wedding day runs smoothly. This could cover everything from parking to a private bar, bathroom facilities, air conditioning, and a picture-perfect photo background. 

Additional extras can vary hugely from venue to venue, but most will have a chosen list of suppliers if there’s anything they’re unable to provide in-house. The right facilities ensure guests stay comfortable all night long and helps to remove any last-minute stress on the big day.  

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Flexible catering

Food and drink play a significant role in any celebration, and especially during your wedding day. Catering options should be carefully considered when it comes to choosing your wedding venue, as well as ensuring that any dietary or religious requirements can be accommodated. 

At Mattioli Woods Welford Road, we can design tailored menus to meet different cultural traditions and dietary requirements or put you in touch with our team of expert wedding planners to discuss your ideas. We're also proud of our commitment to sustainability, crafting delicious dishes using only the finest locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. 

All suites at Tigers Stadium include licensed bars and our planners are on hand to talk you through our range of drinks packages. We’re confident that we can conjure up the right catering package for your wedding – whatever your budget.  

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Décor and details

Considerations like venue size and location are important, but don’t forget the details. The interior décor of your Leicester wedding venue and those small personal touches can really elevate your special day to the next level. Think about the theme and style of your wedding and how the venue can reflect this. Many venues will be more than happy to let you customise a function room or bring your own decorations, but always check before committing to a booking.  

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Tigers Stadium: A truly unforgettable Leicester wedding venue

If you’re looking for a unique and memorable wedding venue in Leicester, get in touch with the team at Mattioli Woods Welford Road. With space for up to 800 guests and a range of elegant suites with their own licensed bars, we have everything you need for an unforgettable celebration. 

Our passionate and experienced wedding co-ordinators will work with you every step of the way, to ensure that your wedding day is everything you’ve dreamed of. Find out more about our wedding reception venue today or contact a member of our experienced team to discuss your plans.  

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Get in touch

We can’t wait to host your event at Mattioli Woods Welford Road. If you’re ready to start planning, let us know what you have in mind and we’ll be in touch.

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