Guaranteeing you a dinner venue to remember.

A venue of rare beauty to celebrate your special day.

From sumptuous food to inspiring surroundings, choosing Athena as your dinner venue will mean your guests will have a night to remember.

Holding your dinner at Athena Leicester, in all its 1930s art deco splendour will transport your guests into a world of glitz and glamour, where only the best will do and only the best is provided.

From stunning theming to the finest food and wine, your guests will appreciate the finer things on offer at Athena and thank you accordingly. Whether you wish to lavish upon them a grand feast or put on some show-stopping entertainment, Athena Leicester can cater for your every whim and pleasures.

At the end of the evening, when the last flute of champagne has been drunk and the last spoonful of dessert eaten, your guests will leave happy and will remember the night for a long time to come.

Whether you want a simple celebration dinner or a lavish award dinner or award ceremony, Athena can make the night truly special.

For more information about choosing Athena Leicester as your dinner venue, please call 0116 2626556 or order a free, full colour brochure. You can also watch our Video Tour for a flavour of the venue.

For a taste of what Athena can offer, take a look at our Blog, with examples of the many events and celebrations we have hosted.


"We held the second annual UHL’s got talent competition, at Athena Leicester. We used whole of the venue and provided a fun packed, smoothly ran talent show including 19 acts, a disco, and meal for 620 guests. We found the facilities fit for purpose, the technical support excellent, access easy to venue and Athena staff both helpful and friendly." NHS

"Athena was our first change of venue in four years and this proved to be a great success for our New Year Party. The standard of food and the overall service was superb and everyone had a wonderful night. " National Car Rental

"The Athena was a great venue for our annual event. What made it outstanding for us was the service that the staff provided during the planning and execution phases. Not only did they assist us with advice and suggestions, but also applied all their resources to ensuring that the event ran smoothly. Great venue...fantastic staff!" Medi-Link East Midlands

Banqueting Menu


  • Cream of Seasonal Vegetable Soup, Topped with Herb Cream
  • Forest Mushroom Soup
  • All Starters are Accompanied with a Bread Roll and Butter

First Courses

  • Plum Tomato and Feta Cheese Salad
  • Fresh Mango and Prawns - On a bed of Crisp Iceberg with a Lime and Coriander Mayonnaise
  • Fresh Asparagus - with Shallot Confit, aged Balsamic Vinegar and Shaved Parmesan
  • Crown of Ogen Melon

Main Courses

  • Seared Fillet of Sea Bass
  • Pot Roast Loin of Pork served with Caramelised Red Cabbage, Baby Apples and Red Wine Jus
  • Braised Shank of Lamb served with Leek Mash and Rosemary Scented Gravy
  • Pan Fried Chicken with a Wild Mushroom Cream
  • Pan Fried Breast of Duckling
  • Supreme of Chicken Glazed with Mozzarella and served with Roasted Tomato Fondue

Vegetarian Selection

  • Chargrilled Polenta with Spiced Chick Peas, Marinated Courgette, Mozzarella and Basil Pesto
  • Asparagus and Wild Mushroom Risotto
  • Artichoke and Black Olive Ragout in Puff Pastry
  • Baked Aubergine filled with a Selection of Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables
  • Wild Mushroom Lasagne

Dessert Selection

  • French Apple Tart, served with Caramelised Apples and Toffee Cream
  • Orange Bread and Butter Pudding with Double Cream
  • Chocolate Cheesecake with White Chocolate Sauce
  • Bramley Apple and Blackberry Pie served with Chantilly Whipped Cream and Vanilla Sauce
  • Glazed Lemon and Lime Tart with Raspberry Coulis and Chantilly Cream
  • Banana and Toffee Charlotte served with Butterscotch Sauce

From large to small, Athena is the foremost conference venue in Leicester.


Athena is Leicester's most unique celebration and dinner venue.


Enjoy stunning architecture and state-of-the-art facilities.