24 Sep City Rooms Wedding
I recently photographed a beautiful wedding at The City Rooms in Leicester. Steeped in history, this building began its life back in 1775. In 1792, it was destined to become the city’s premier hotel with Leicester architect, John Johnson, head of designing it. The main feature was the beautiful ballroom that runs the length of the first floor. By 1800 the owner was struggling to raise the remaining £3500 to complete the work, but it was never a hotel and instead became assembly rooms.
Over the past 20 decades it progressed from assembly rooms to judges lodgings and county rooms before becoming city rooms. It has been used for a whole myriad of events that include chamber concerts, military dinners, balls, civil weddings and now a venue for the whole county to enjoy.
The wedding in August began with the bridal party bustling around on the top floor getting ready.
The groom party were downstairs preparing in full swing with some of the arriving guests…
The beautiful ballroom was the perfect setting for this relaxed wedding.
The bride and groom sneaked downstairs for a glass of champagne and few shots with the bar and lights as the backdrop.
Such a lively wedding group which made for some fun and laughter during the group shots which all took place outside. I loved how the seamstress (statue) watched over so many people during the photographs! Although she was not created to represent anyone in particular, she was sculpted by James Butler (a British sculptor, 1931) to signify the importance of the hosiery industry within the city. She sits proudly outside The City Rooms and is putting a seam into a stocking.
Day turned to night and the perfect City Rooms wedding was finished off with a twinkling evening reception. The cake was just stunning! Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs…