Styled Wedding Shoot at Leicester Guildhall

Published: 2 November 2021

Banner photo: Vicki Clayson Photography

In keeping with the rich history and architectural detail of our heritage venue, the team at Leicester Guildhall used 17th Century Still Life Painting as their initial inspiration behind the photoshoot, to create a bold and colourful, visual feast for the eyes.

With over 600 years of history, Leicester Guildhall is reportedly one of the most haunted buildings in Leicester, and as such, always sees Halloween weekend as one of our busiest times of year for wedding couples seeking an alternative wedding setting.

A bold colour palette was inspired by the colours within the original features of the Mayors Parlour’s fireplace. And much like the still life paintings we drew inspiration from, we wanted to create a rich, colourful and detailed wedding setting, full of varying heights, textures and shapes, which once set against the room’s dark oak panelling, allows the vibrancy of the florals and styling details to really shine through.

Situated in the heart of Leicester’s beautiful Old Town Quarter, Leicester Guildhall is the perfect place for couples looking for a unique city wedding. With its private enclosed courtyard, ceremonies, and drinks receptions here, offer a secret city escape for couples and their guests to enjoy.

The Mayors Parlour room with its 15th century stained glass windows, original fireplace, and stunning oak panelled walls, offers a more intimate ceremony option, accommodating up to 45 guests. Alternatively, the 14th Century timber-framed Great Hall, where grand feasts were once held and Shakespeare’s players took to the stage, can be used for larger ceremonies of up to 90 guests. With the enclosed outdoor courtyard space for after ceremony drinks, or the option of a cosy fire in The Great Hall, Leicester Guildhall is perfect all year round for your city wedding celebrations to be held.