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Keep up to date on news and events at New Craven Hall.

Real Weddings – Mark & Aishah

On Saturday 27th May 2017, Aishah & Mark held their Wedding Celebration at New Craven Hall. Marrying in Santorini, the couple wanted to hold an evening celebration on their return for all their friends and family that couldn't attend their wedding abroad. The couple went all out with their decorations, using light up letters to create atmosphere in the venue. The Petal Studio created beautiful blooms for the centre pieces and sweet table as well.Guests arrived greeted by a welcome drink before enjoying a delicious hand made Pizza from I Knead Pizza.Once everyone had eaten the couple, along with their guests danced the night away to a Live DJ and Saxophone Player by Jonny Ross Music. The best moments were captured by Amy Lou Photography. Aishah and Mark fell in love with the venue because of its uniqueness and industrial
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Real Weddings – Mark & Aishah

Real Weddings – Fran & Phil

On 15th July 2017 Fran & Phil celebrated their wedding at New Craven Hall. It was a fantastic day, with the bride and groom, along with their guests thoroughly enjoying such a special day.When Fran and phil booked their wedding with us, we weren't yet licensed to hold civil ceremonies within the venue, so they decided to hold a blessing for all their friends and family to watch. It really made the day all the more special! Once the ceremony was over the wedding party enjoyed a drinks reception in our yard area, whilst their photographer, Sugar Bird Photography captured some family shots.The wedding party were then seated for a delicious meal by Gimbals who catered for the entire day. As the night drew in its was time to party, Four Authors were on hand to get everyone up and dancing!   The whole day was photographed by the amazing Sugar Bird Photography who really captured every aspect of the couples special
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Real Weddings – Fran & Phil

NCH Christmas Fiesta – 15th & 16th December

New Craven Hall are pleased to announce the launch of our Christmas Fiesta ticketed Christmas parties, on 15th & 16th December. We are working with some of the best events suppliers in the city and we want to give you a sneak peak into what to expect from our Christmas parties with a twist! On arrival you will be welcomed with a winter cocktail to get you in the fiesta spirit! Be wowed by the aesthetics of the venue with our alternative Christmas decor, creating an intimate and magical experience. You will then be seated for a Christmas Tapas banquet tailored for us by James Brown at Nomad Catering. The specially selected menu has been created with the Leeds foodie in mind. Every aspect of the menu is what you would traditionally find on your plate on Christmas day, each with its own modern twist.There is exciting entertainment in store from Bare Brass Band, who will really get you up and dancing the night away, followed by DJs from Hi-Life Entertainment. Are you a bit of a Selfie Queen or King? Viva La Booth will be on hand to capture your best poses with their vintage booth and hilarious festive props!For the full menu and ticket prices please email info@newcravenhall.co.uk or call 0113
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NCH Christmas Fiesta – 15th & 16th December

Real Weddings – Amy & Richard

On 17th June 2017 Amy and Richard celebrated their wedding day at New Craven Hall, and we were lucky enough to help them in creating their dream day. The couple put their own personal stamp on the venue, decorating with simple vintage centrepieces of roses and candles surrounded by romantic rose petals. Amy and Richard married at St Margaret's Church, before getting on a vintage bus to New Craven Hall along with their guests. On arrival, guests were welcomed with a glass of Prosecco and canapés by Food for Though by Claire and John, who catered for the entire day! Guests then took their seats for a three course sit down meal before the wedding party's touching speeches. Guests then enjoyed the sun in our yard area, with it being one of the hottest days of the year! As the evening set in, DJ Tom of Hi-Life set the mood with the couple's first dance, before really getting the party started. The BBQ was then set up as Food for Though by Claire and John served burgers and hot dogs outside. The whole day was captured by Vivienne Edge Photography who really embraced our industrial look and location capturing both unique shots of the couple along with clever angles in the surrounding
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Real Weddings – Amy & Richard

Macmillan Masquerade Ball

On Saturday 3rd June we were lucky enough to host a Macmillan Masquerade Ball at New Craven Hall, organised by Harriet King. Harriet approached us in 2016 with her ideas for the Masquerade ball, having previously used hotel venues she wanted a change, something that would surprise her guests, New Craven Hall was just that.The preparation was huge with both us and Harriet working closely to create the perfect event. Many bottles were collected by us for Harriets mum to spray gold and use as unique centre pieces for the big event. Decorating the venue together with Macmillan bunting strung from every beam, the splash of green reminding everyone why they were there.On the evening guests were greeted with a glass of Prosecco, before take their seats for a delicious three course meal by Food for Though by Claire and John. Hi-Life were on hand creating the perfect atmosphere with back ground music and later when it was time to dance the night away. After dinner entertainment was a first at New Craven Hall, with Leeds Burlesque putting on a dazzling after dinner show hosted by Penny Sweets. Guests crowded around the Party Shotz Magic Mirror with the whole evening being captured by Nick Hodgson Photography . The evening was a great successes and thanks to Harriet guests raised money for Macmillan. If you would like to donate to this charity please follow the link here... Macmillan Charity Masquerade
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Macmillan Masquerade Ball

Real Wedding’s – Caroline & Christian

On 18th February 2017 we were so lucky have this fabulous couple as our first wedding. From the off Caroline and Christian were an absolute pleasure to work with, enjoying every part of the coordination process with them, especially our one to one coordination meeting and wine tasting. You've got to let your hair down a little, even when you're planning the biggest day of your life!For a February wedding the weather certainly held out, and on this lovely afternoon Caroline and Christian married at Aspire in the centre of Leeds before hopping on a vintage bus to the venue. On arrival, guests were greeted before taking their seats for a feast created by Hog and Apple - we were later told by numerous guests that it was the best wedding food they'd ever had! Take a look at their smoking dessert boxes. For the speeches what better way to toast than with a Sloe Royal. We loved how the couple kept the venue stripped back with simple décor and stationery, really embracing the aesthetics of the venue. Candles were used as the centre pieces keeping the cosy and relaxed vibe of New Craven Hall. Chic and simple stationery fit alongside their sloe gin wedding favours and beautiful bouquets created by Sally at Serendipity Floral Design.As the evening drew in this creative couple enjoyed their first dance and partied the night away with a specially selected band, some of the best musicians in Leeds came together to serenade the guests with Soul and Motown classics, finishing off with a DJ.  This fabulous day was captured by Paul Joseph Photography and as you can see from the images, they have really kept the atmosphere of the day in these shots. Congratulations to Caroline and
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Real Wedding’s – Caroline & Christian

Ambassadors Dinner at The Mansion

Dine are an innovative events and catering company born out of a Michelin-Starred restaurant. They provide bespoke and unique catering from concept to completion. Hosting hundreds of events, and in late 2016 we partnered up with this amazing company.Based at The Mansion at Roundhay Park, Ben and I were lucky enough to be invited to their Ambassadors Dinner. This was a real insight into what Dine are all about; from the moment we walked through the beautiful foyer of The Mansion we were treated with a cocktail and a selection of beautiful canapés presented in unique, modern displays.Once we had been seated in the cosy dining room, we enjoyed a crab ravioli starter which was to die for, followed by a mouth watering fillet of steak with potatoes and leeks, each course accompanied by a selected wine to match. The dessert, a trio of pistachio flavours with a shot of 'Love Potion' and matched with a delicious sweet dessert wine, topped off what was an excellent meal.It was lovely meeting a range of people from such a diverse range of business and work backgrounds, comparing stories and enjoying the atmosphere. The staff at Dine were professional and welcoming, and it was great to meet the team. We can really see how Dine are at the top of their game and understand that every client has individual ideas.For more information on dine please visit our suppliers page. Until next time! Jane
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Ambassadors Dinner at The Mansion