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The Empress Building is a city wedding venue in Doncaster, in the South Yorkshire region of England. Built in the 1920s, this structure incorporates the signature sprung dance floor and grand stage of the era as well as majestic, tall ceilings and opulent vintage decor. This facility's management invites couples that are planning their wedding celebrations to make this the setting for their remarkable occasion.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue includes one of the largest ballroom function spaces in the region, with a maximum capacity of 350 guests. This historic space has been restored with massive investment to make it once again a setting for ballroom dancing and dining. This appropriately lavish environment and classic atmosphere help make this event space a marvellous backdrop for a couple's nuptials. This room also features a licensed bar and live performance stage to further enhance festivities. Additionally, the property has car parking, changing rooms for wedding guests, a fitness centre, and disabled facilities.

Services Offered

The Empress Building staff offers a variety of bespoke wedding packages to make each couple's planning more straightforward. These include several or all services nearlyweds could need for their big day. These include arranging catering, bartending, floristry, photography, decorations, and entertainment. This team has also partnered with three local hotels to provide accommodation for couples and their guests.


The Empress Building catering staff offers a choice of hot or cold food, all freshly prepared in on-site facilities. The on-site bar is licensed until 1 am, providing ample time to enjoy the festivities.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:


Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Horse baraat permitted
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Empress Building, 2 Swinton Road, Mexborough, S64 9JB Doncaster (South Yorkshire)
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