Private Dining, Dinner Dances & Parties

We are totally flexible in arranging your function to suit the occasion, budget and style that you have in mind. Our expertise allows us to advise you on the best room layouts, menu choices and timings, but we want to ensure you are happy with the arrangements and don’t feel obligated to stick with traditions!

So, whether you’re planning a Dinner Dance with a disco, Sporting or Charity Dinner, a Birthday or Anniversary Party or just a small family meal, we would be happy to discuss your requirements over a coffee without any obligation. Call us today to arrange a time!

The Prince Albert Suite can take upto 180 guests and offers a more personal setting. The Suite has been developed to cater for a range of events and includes its own private bar area and dance floor and is located on the ground floor with access via the front entrance stairs or guests with walking difficulties can use the lower ground floor lift to enter the hotel if needed.

We offer a variety of menus to suit both your taste and your budget, from buffet or afternoon tea’s to a three course, four or even five course menu.

Our Connaught Room can seat up to 48 people and is also available to hire for private functions and is located close to the Piano Bar and reception on the ground floor, whilst the Brasserie Restaurant can also be hired privately for upto 40 guests.

Whichever you prefer, you can be assured that with a dedicated events planner always on hand, we’ll ensure that every details of your celebration is take care of – making it an event to remember.

Banqueting Suite




Prince Albert Suite  180  60 200
Connaught Room  48  30  60
Brasserie Restaurant


 14  60

We have many local suppliers who can arrange table flowers, balloons, entertainment and much more. Please ask for more details. (you are welcome to provide your own but these are our preferred businesses, who have worked with The Empress for many years.)


Send us your event enquiry below, and we’ll come back to you as soon as possible or call 01624 661155 if you need more help.