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Private Hire of Leek Road Venue

After last year’s impressive £1million redevelopment Leek Road Venue (LRV) is now available to hire. LRV is an impressive, versatile space with modern and stylish features that puts us at the top of the list of hireable Staffordshire venues.

LRV has a fully serviced 5 station bar. The LRV main room has the largest floor space in Leek Road Venue at over 1,500 Sq Metres. LRV has a 40 foot raised stage with a 5m projection screen, along with full DJ equipment and lighting facilities which can service both day and night time events. Attached to the LRV space is a secure and illuminated external area with some covered picnic bench seating. LRV also has the facility to close off the main bar with folding doors. This is ideal if you are looking for a function space where a bar is not required. There are secure cloakroom facilities, along with a spacious air conditioned 'Green Room' for function organisers to use at their leisure during their event.

LRV is located in Stoke-on-Trent, at the heart of the country with excellent transport links and close proximity to some of the UK’s most vibrant cities. We’re located a five minute walk from Stoke-on-Trent railway station, have nearby M6 motorway links and extensive parking directly outside the venue (absolutely free of charge).

Our dedicated venue team have a wealth of experience in hosting events and functions for external clients, and always work and strive to exceed your needs and expectations.

LRV has achieved gold standard in the national ‘Best Bar None’ awards for the past two years, recognising the venue as meeting the highest standards in safety, responsible alcohol retailing and prevention of crime and disorder. This award-winning venue is the perfect setting for a range of events, offering excellent value for money that even includes the expertise of our on-site events team who’re on hand every step of the way.

A capacity of 1,500 and the flexible nature of LRV means that we can facilitate exceptional events of all sizes from birthday’s and weddings to conferences and trade shows. The venue is split into two areas and exclusive hire of both is available at competitive rates as part of the customisable hire packages detailed below. These are provided below to give you some guidance around costs and what's available. All of these packages are flexible, and we will work with you in order for your event to be a success.

Available Packages

Student Birthday

Ideal when you are looking for a small area to party, we will provide the basics and you bring everything else.

Student Birthday Packages

Basic Package £50.00 - Includes: Private Area for Birthday party, 1 x Bottle of Wine, 3 x Balloon Decoration, Free Entrance to Refresh for entire Birthday party

Premium Package £75.00 - Includes: Private Area 1 x T-shirt for Birthday person, 1 x Bottle of wine, 1 x Birthday cake, 3 x Balloon Decoration, Free Entrance to Refresh for entire Birthday party

Extras

T-shirt - 1 print on front( pp ) £13.00, Bottle of wine per bottle £10.00, Birthday Cake from £10 - £20

All prices exc. VAT. Birthday party must enter before 11pm.

Birthday Packages

Ideal for when you are looking for a room to hold your function, with a little bit of support to help you run your event.

Birthday Packages

Basic Package £550.00 - Includes: Room Hire - Verve Only, Free Water Cooler, Free Wifi, Outdoor Courtyard, Unisex Toilet, Facilities, Baby Changing Facilities, Tables and Chairs, DJ and Equipment, Use of Media System, Security Staff, Venue Staff

Premium Package £1,400.00 - Includes: Room Hire - Verve Only, Free Water Cooler, Free Wifi, Outdoor Courtyard, Unisex Toilet, Facilities, Baby Changing Facilities, Tables and Chairs, DJ and Equipment, Use of Media System, Security Staff, Venue Staff, Birthday Decoration, Buffet Style Catering

Both packages are excluding VAT. Verve capacity - 220 persons. Buffet - Based on catering for 100 persons. Birthday Decorations inc. Balloons, table centre pieces

Trade Hire

We provide you with the space, and will work with you to source any additional requirements. This may include catering, banqueting facilities, décor, or providing a bespoke corporate event.

Trade Packages

Basic Package £600.00 Includes: - Room Hire, Free Wifi, Outside Courtyards, Picnic Tables, 4 x Leather Sofas, Disabled Access, Baby Changing Facilities, Private Car Park

Stage 2 Package £1,250.00 Includes: - Room Hire, Bar & Kitchen open, Free Wifi, Security Staff, Outside Courtyards, Picnic Tables, 4 x Leather Sofas, Disabled Access, Baby Changing Facilities, Private Car Park

Basic Package (LRV Only) £500.00 Includes: - Room Hire - LRV ONLY, Free Wifi, Outside Courtyard, Picnic Tables, 4 x Leather Sofas, Disabled Access, Baby Changing Facilities, Private Car Park

Bronze Package £1,500.00 Includes: - Room Hire - LRV ONLY, 5 Meter Projector Screen, Free Wifi, Wireless Microphones x 2, Outside Courtyard Laptop for powerpoints or presentations, Picnic Tables Podium, 4 x Leather Sofas, PA system, Disabled Access, Seating (upto 400 chairs), Baby Changing Facilities, Private Car Park

Silver Package £2,200.00 Includes: - Room Hire - LRV ONLY, 5 Meter Projector Screen Free Wifi + Wireless Microphones x 2, Outside Courtyard Laptop for powerpoints or presentations, Picnic Tables Podium, 4 x Leather Sofas, PA System, Disabled Access, Private Room for VIPs/Speakers, Baby Changing Facilities, Use of cloakroom & Box Office, Seating (upto 400 chairs), Buffet Lunch, Private Car Park

Gold Package £2,750.00 Includes: - Room Hire - LRV ONLY, 5 Meter Projector Screen, Free Wifi + Wireless Microphones x 2, Outside Courtyard Laptop for powerpoints or presentations, Picnic Tables Podium, 4 x Leather Sofas, Private Room for VIPs/Speakers, Disabled Access, PA System, Baby Changing Facilities, Use of cloakroom & Box Office, Seating (upto 400 chairs), Breakfast + Buffet Lunch + Afternoon Tea, Coffee, and Biscuits

Silver Package Info

The Working Lunch - Assorted Sandwiches, Assorted Wraps, Real Crisps, Fruit Kebabs, Fresh orange juice, Mid Morning Tea, Coffee, and Biscuits

Gold Package Info

The Light Start - Coffee/Tea/Fruit Juice, Croissant, Danish pastry, Sliced seasonal melon
Afternoon - Tea, Coffee, and Biscuits
The Working Lunch - Assorted Sandwiches, Assorted Wraps, Real Crisps, Fruit Kebabs, Fresh orange juice

All packages are ex VAT. Both Packages based on 9am - 5pm events.
Silver/Gold Package Lunch (based on 100 ppl x £6.59per head).
Gold Package Breafast (based on 100ppl x £3.59). Tea,Coffee, and biscuits (based on 100ppl x £2.15 per head).

Wedding Package

Ideal when you are looking for a small area to party, we will provide the basics and you bring everything else.

Wedding Package £1,900.00 - Includes: Room Hire, Wedding Decorations, Outdoor Courtyard with Furniture and external electrical points, Upto 10 Tables with maximum 10 seats per table - seating 100 Guests, Straight Top table, Cloakroom with hooks and coat rails, Private room for the Bride & Groom with Tea and Coffee making equipment, Sofa’s, Tables, and Mirror provided, Wireless Microphone for speeches, Staffordshires largest projector screen provided if required, Cake Table with Cake knife, Private Car Park, Evening Buffet tables if required, Iron & Ironing board, Ipod dock & Speakers, Disabled toilet and bar access, All table linen and chairs.

Full PA & Sound system to allow your own choice of Background music (please note are system is not suitable for live bands. Can be organised on request.

Everything is based on 100 guests & 8 on Top Table Decorations inc:- Table centre pieces (x 10), Balloon Arch, Exploding confetti balloon, Balloon arch for top table and more. Packages are ex VAT

Equipment Hire

  • Digital Projector 5 Meter Screen - £ 70.00

  • Laptop - £ 40.00

  • Flipchart, pen & Paper - £ 10.00

  • Wireless Microphones (per mic) - £30.00

  • Small PA System - £80.00

  • Large PA System - £120.00

  • Seating (per chair) from £1.50 - £3.00

  • Table Hire from £3.00 - £8.00

Refreshments

  • Tea/Coffee per person - £ 1.79

  • Tea/Coffee/biscuits per person - £2.15

  • Speciality Teas - £1.79

  • Fruit Juice per litre - £3.35

  • Still or sparkiling water 500ml - £1.44

  • Buffet menu’s on request

Other Information

As Leek Road Venue is used by Staffordshire University Students during term times, the external hire of either room is dictated by its use during these times. We can provide you with the most up to date information around the venue availability and whether your event can be held during term time. Please speak to us prior to making any arrangements.

For Student and Birthday packages please give us at least 4 weeks' notice prior to making any arrangements, so we can source staff (the more notice the better) and make sure your event will run smoothly. For Trade or Wedding Hire we will require at least 8 weeks' notice to ensure you can secure the exact date you want, although if you are more flexible with your dates, less notice is needed, but is determined by the additional requirements such as catering and décor.

A 50% non refundable deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance being paid 14 days prior to your event. You will receive an invoice at the time of booking and will be required to sign a ‘Venue Hire Agreement’ which outlines standard Terms and Conditions in full detail. We will tailor the agreement to cover your individual needs.

We can help you sell tickets via www.staffunion.com at no charge to you and can also have tickets professionally printed for you. Please speak to us directly to find out more around on-line ticket sales. We’ve outlined the most popular packages on this page to showcase LRV’s potential. We also facilitate christenings, anniversaries, leaving parties – the works. If the event you have in mind isn’t featured then be sure to get in touch and we’ll happily provide you with the information you need to get started.

For more information, please contact lrv@staffs.ac.uk or telephone 01782 294118 and ask to speak with one of the venue management team who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.

For student groups, if you wish to hold an event at the venue then please fill out this Event Feasability form
*Verve is available to hire at weekends from 6pm during term time. Outside of term time Verve is available for hire at weekends from 11am.
**Smoke Machines and Lasers may only be operated by fully trained Tech Staff. Additional costs will apply for providing trained Tech Staff should you wish to use this equipment.
Send postal enquiries to:- The Venue Hire Team, Commercial Services Department, The Students' Union, College Road, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2DE
Venue address is:- The LRV, The Students' Union, Staffordshire University, Leek Road Campus, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2DF