Private banqueting

We are totally flexible in arranging your private dining 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!

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.

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Function rooms

The Prince Albert Suite can take up to 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.

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 up to 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.

Christening and baby showers

A celebration for family and friends is the perfect way to welcome your new arrival!


The Empress Hotel will ensure that this night is an unforgettable one. A night where you can dance, eat and party in style.

Corporate events

Corporate events for up to 200 guests including recruitment & open days, sales exhibitions, meetings and conferences as well as corporate dinners and buffets.

Charity events

Our package includes everything you need to make the function go off without a hitch and help your chosen Charity raise their vital funds.


Our experienced, discreet and professional staff recognise the importance of such events and can organise catering, flowers, musicians and anything else you may require.

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Have a private event you would like to organise, contact us to find out more.

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