A modern, cosmopolitan city in the North of England, Leeds has a contemporary vibe in a beautiful historic setting. It’s full of art galleries, music venues and stunning Victorian buildings which are nestled between modern-day skyscrapers. It has a true 21st-century vibe, a city full of music and culture with lots to see and do! When it comes to wedding venues it does not disappoint. If you’re looking for a northern city centre wedding venue, Leeds has some of the best alternative wedding venues, from industrial warehouses to converted churches. Here are 10 of our favourite alternative Leeds wedding venues.
Left Bank Leeds
Left Bank Leeds is a hive of activity and culture. Formerly a church built in 1907 it’s got character, super cool vibes and is an almost blank canvas space for your wedding day, minus the beautiful architecture. It’s a charity venue space that is part of the community, and is used for events, creative activities and of course weddings! Suited to larger weddings due to its grand space inside it has a capacity of 350 standing and 170 seated. They have a number of wedding packages available and have a team on hand to help you create your special day as you imagine it!
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Leeds Club – The Lost and Found
A mix of the weird and wonderful awaits you at this amazing venue. With beautiful, luxurious decor and a dark and dreamy vibe, it’s a great alternative wedding venue. Described perfectly as ‘pushing the boundaries of discovery’ it offers a dining experience full of molecular mixology and seasonal cuisine. It has multiple rooms depending on the size of your wedding party, each room is named after a famous professor and it serves Avant-garde cocktails – perfect for a glamorous yet whimsical drinks reception.
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Royal Armouries Museum
Get married amongst history at this venue. They have two spaces for your reception and if you’re looking for a larger venue then this place is for you! It’s set right beside Leeds Dock too, a very picturesque area of the city and perfect for those unique photograph opportunities! They have bespoke wedding packages available and also specialise in Asian weddings.
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This classic and contemporary venue is full of character. Originally the Tetley Brewery Headquarters and now a contemporary art gallery in Leeds south bank, it has art deco architecture with original historic features. Their weddings are one of a kind and they work with couples to create a day based on their vision. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and they can host both intimate and large receptions beautifully with heir multiple available spaces.
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New Craven Hall
A unique wedding venue just outside the city centre, this converted warehouse holds urban luxe civil ceremonies and wedding receptions. Couples can create a bespoke wedding package with the team at New Craven Hall and will have complete control over their special day. The main hall has a cosy romantic feeling and is a complete blank canvas, meaning with the help of the team and some creative suppliers you can do exactly what you want here!
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Perfect for intimate weddings and wedding receptions Crafthouse Leeds is in the heart of the city centre. They have dedicated event executives that will help you plan your perfect day. They serve seasonal British menus and a champagne and canape drinks reception is just one of the options. You can host your exclusive experience wedding from with the restaurant or on the outside terrace which has views across the city!
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Leeds Town Hall
Leeds has a town hall like no other and it stands proud in all its glory in the heart of the city. It’s a grade I listed building steeped in history and grand architecture, a beautiful place to get married! They have a choice of two different spaces for your big day and can accommodate small intimate gatherings or large soirees, for a truly memorable experience.
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Set on the outskirts of Leeds in Roundhay Park, The Mansion is perfect if you’re wanting a city buzz but with serene and picturesque surroundings. It’s a luxurious country house estate that is steeped in history. It’s stylish, intimate and suitable for both small and large weddings.
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Leeds Brewery has three venues to choose from when it comes to your wedding day. Lamb and Flag, Midnight Bell and Eagle and Child are all owned by the brewery and each of them can host your special day. If you are a couple who loves a trip to the pub and good beer then this one is definitely worth a look. A casual-luxe experience with a cosy romantic feel.
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Unapologetically bold and grand Harewood house is based on the outskirts of Leeds and recently held the wedding of Ellie Goulding! It’s full of charm and can host civil ceremonies from 15 -100 with the option to use the grounds too! They offer an English tea party wedding breakfast, glamorous drinks with canapés on their terrace or dinner under a stretch tent, which seats up to 140 guests. It’s surrounded by beautiful views with amazing photo opportunities.
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If you’re looking for an alternative Leeds wedding venue then you can’t get much better than our top picks. There is something unique about each of them and whatever your style you are sure to find one that is perfect for the two of you!
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