Our History

The concept that is now The Spinney exhibition and events venue was conceived from the observation that although Leicester had a number of locations to hold your events there was a distinct lack of versatility, charisma, elegance and that most important of ingredients ‘a special personal touch’ to ensure clients got exactly what they desired to make their event or day special. Lacking was a suitable premises to allow this vision to become a reality.

In 2011 a local landmark building housing the Spinney Hill Working Men’s Club, in Frisby Road was acquired for this purpose. The Spinney Hill Working Mens Club was among the movement’s first clubs in Leicester, established for local working people in 1897. This purpose built location for the movement was built in the 1920s and over the years had been extended, providing over 16,000 ft of ground and first floor space, including a large rear concert room with a capacity of around 400. On-site parking for a small number of cars was also present. In its heyday, during the 1960s, membership reached 1,600, derived from the workforce of local factories, who lived mainly in the neighborhood. A number of factors in general had led to the decline of the working mens club including factory closures, the migration of workers to suburban housing estates and social trends, including drink-drive laws and the smoking ban. In keeping with modern social trends, acquisition of this premises for a wedding exhibition and event venue in order to continue to serve the local population and beyond was welcomed by the local population.

When acquired The Spinney was far from what we see today. Dated, drab, wood paneled, beer glass, smoke filled rooms have now been replaced by thoughtful bright, fresh elegant interiors to accommodate any kind of event. In addition a purpose built stainless steel catering kitchen and contemporary amenity rooms now make The Spinney the location of choice for your special day/event.

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