Bring your party to Life here at the Empress Ballroom

The newly reopened grand ballroom of the Empress Building in Mexborough, near Doncaster, is the ideal venue for parties, receptions, ceremonies and private or corporate functions of any kind. Complete with its original high ceilings and rejuvenated vintage décor that has been in place since the building was opened in the 1920s, the ballroom still incorporates the original sprung dancefloor and grandiose stage. The ballroom has a capacity of up to 350 seated guests and the private bar is licenced till 1am for weekend functions.

No matter what the occasion, the Empress Ballroom is perfectly equipped to provide a special environment, and is available for private hire, with a series of package deals available that can cater for any needs, including:


Provide your own entertainment and we’ll provide the chairs and of course the bar.


In partnership with the Goa Spice Indian restaurant based out of the Empress Building, we can provide you with a three-course dinner for all guests – this package is ideal for awards ceremonies, business seminars and work functions such as Christmas parties, and has a minimum requirement of fifty paid heads


If you’d rather leave everything to us, we can provide you with an all-inclusive private function starting with welcome drinks, a three-course meal, and then live entertainment to keep your guests partying long into the night. Drinks tokens can be purchased if you’re intending to put on a free bar for your guests. This package has a minimum requirement of fifty paid heads.

Birthday parties for all ages

Anniversary celebrations

Retirement parties

Fundraising events

Family celebrations


School reunions

Engagement parties

Christmas Parties

Business seminars

Awards ceremonies

Facilities available at the Empress Ballroom include:

Free guest wi-fi access

Licenced bar with reasonably priced drinks

Projector and 4m big screen

PA System

Live performance stage

Disabled access and dedicated disabled toilets

Baby-change facilities

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Due to the popularity of the venue, we recommend that you contact our party coordination team to ensure your intended dates are available, and you are able to reserve the venue with a deposit.

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