A beautiful contradiction: an historic building full of charm yet complemented with a blank canvas feel and the latest AV and tech capabilities. A world away from soulless, stark or consistently corporate, Glaziers Hall is an eclectic mix of spaces that come seamlessly together to offer an event experience like no other. The Great Hall, River View, Court Suite, Library, The Bridge, Thames Balcony and London Bridge Arches each have their own unique character and charm. In the same way, they are all wonderfully versatile and can be used for a range of corporate functions. Whether it’s a simple meeting room or an Awards ceremony with pre-drinks reception, three-course-meal and after-dinner entertainment, our team of events professionals provide the support you need every step of the way. With a network of suppliers to meet with even the most demanding of briefs, we work with you to make your corporate function a success. Conferences, symposia and congress events, AGMs, networking and training sessions all benefit from a 1 gigabit fibre-optic internet link, along with 4G backup and WIFI mesh network to WIFI 6 standards. Providing connectivity for increasingly complex events that require online and in person attendance, more than 500 people can simultaneously access the system. Making sure your event meets and exceeds expectations, our team of experts will recommend the catering and drinks, the table centre pieces and decorations, colour themes and lighting. Whatever support you need, our team will be on-hand to help. With breathtaking views of the River Thames and a panoramic vista across to the City of London, Glaziers Hall is the only Livery building to be located on the South side of the River Thames. Although initially intended for use by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, the Hall is supported by a shareholding of three Companies: The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers and The Worshipful Company of Launderers. The crests of all three Livery Companies can be found throughout the Hall and are displayed prominently on the walls and chairs within the Court Room, which is still used for official business by the Liveries to this day.
Nature-inspired work and event space in East London. Ideal for photo shoots, team building, training sessions, dinners, workshops and more. 3m wide projector screen. Fully fitted kitchen. Over 30 different plants. Located by the canal on Kingsland Road in East London, our space has an estimated capacity of up to 24 people for workshops and dining and 40+ people for networking and social events. We created House of Transformation to help startups and SME's to re-imagine the way they work. Our space is specifically designed for workshops and collaborative meetings. We also host a programme of wellness events, community dinners and personal development courses. We want our space to become a cultural hub where we all support each other as if we were part of an extended family or tribe. If this sounds like your cup of tea, send us an enquiry! A unique, nature-inspired exclusive hire venue in a great East London location. Ideal for photo shoots, team building days, educational programmes, creative workshops, networking dinners, movie nights and intimate community dinners. Self service domestic kitchen with glasses, crockery & cutlery. Up to 6 break out spaces. Access to communal outdoor courtyard. Great natural light and minimal noise, which is ideal for filming. Can host up to 30 people for a team building workshop or dinners. We also run an 8 acre nature venue in Devon - www.selgars.org - ideal for team retreats and offsites in nature. We have accomodation for 30+ people.
Please note, we do not hire out this venue for private parties. Available for product launch, corporate meetings, corporate events, photo shoots and filming, the space features plush soft furnishings, a cornucopia of plants and period details, and large sash windows. The space will be a talking point for your guests and provides the perfect backdrop for product launches, company away days, photoshoots and all corporate small events. A few minutes' walk from London Bridge station this is an ideal central London location set within a stunning Listed Warehouse on Southwark Street. The Menier Lounge is a unique and unusual space with its own garden, providing ideal breakout space for your spring and summer events: with a covered terrace and large decking area. Please note exclusive use of the garden comes at an additional charge and use of the garden must be agreed in advance. The Menier Lounge is one 1500sqft space furnished with soft seating, an industrial style 14 seat table for business meetings and lunches, a small kitchen and 3 toilets. Based in the heart of London Bridge, a stone’s throw from Borough Market, Menier Venues is a versatile collection of venues and meetings and event spaces - beautifully designed with spectacular views that are set to impress for any occasion.
A magical force of the Last Talisman on Bermondsey Street, bringing good fortune in the form of drinks and delicious small plates alongside a sizzling Asian grill. An escape from reality while still feeling like a home away from home. The Last Talisman is set to deliver memorable experiences like no other where guests feel good fortune is on their side while in the magical world of The Last Talisman. The Last Talisman doesn’t stop just there, discover Mala Madre. Mala Madre is The Last Talisman’s Bar-within-a-Bar and Private Events & Hire Space. Connected to, but separate from The Last Talisman, this space comes with it’s own private entrance, bar and facilities, creating the perfect venue to hire in London for meetings, events, parties and special occasions.
Coopers' Hall is a stunning event venue located in the heart of London's financial district. This historic building dates back to the 13th century and has been beautifully restored to offer a unique space for corporate events and dinners, private parties and anything in-between. With a capacity of up to 85 guests within the whole hall, Coopers' Hall is perfect for smaller intimate events. The venue features a beautiful court room which is perfect for meetings, talks, product launches and roadshows as well as The Dining Rooms for more personal intimate gatherings, The Dining Room can seat up to 24 boardroom style which is perfect for fine dining and The Court Room can seat up to 20 with AV . The space is also fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, making it ideal for presentations meetings and pitches. Coopers' Hall is renowned for its exceptional service and attention to detail. The experienced team of event planners will work closely with you to create a bespoke event that perfectly suits your needs. From menu planning to floral arrangements, the team will ensure that every aspect of your event is flawless. Whether you're looking to host reception drinks, corporate dinners, or private party, Coopers' Hall is the perfect venue.
Choose from our vast array of flexible event spaces that come equipped with the latest technology; expertly managed by our in-house Events & Audio-Visual Team who have over 20 years of experience in creating unforgettable events.
Discover an incredibly unique Central London Venue, where historic architecture meets grand opulence. This Livery Hall offers a blend of tradition and modernity, featuring versatile event spaces and a stunning roof garden. With top-class facilities, state-of-the-art AV systems, and a dedicated fibre optic broadband line, we ensure seamless connectivity. You'll experience renowned service and hospitality from Life's Kitchen Ltd, surrounded by the history and tradition of a City of London Livery Hall. Our Spaces: The Ground Floor The Great Hall The Mezzanine The Court Rooms The Roof Top Garden Each space has been thoughtfully designed to preserve the venue's historic essence while incorporating modern touches. Whether it's meetings, private dinners, weddings, conferences, award ceremonies, product launches, or other events, our spaces cater to your needs. Our in-house catering offers delicious menus, and our dedicated event planners are here to assist you. Whether you're new to hiring a Livery Hall or seeking a venue that stands out, our knowledgeable team is ready to showcase the versatility of our spaces. We look forward to welcoming you and ensuring your event is truly exceptional.
Timeless elegance meets superb flexibility. Tucked away on a blink-and-you’d-miss-it square in the heart of the City, Brewers’ Hall is steeped in history and makes a dramatic first impression. With its marble lobby and carved oak staircase, this venue in the City of London offers an unforgettable start to any event. Perfect for functions, lunches and dinners, business meetings, conferences, and intimate weddings, get help and support organising your event from an experienced in-house team.
Surrounded by history and tradition, the venue offers an impressive and unique venue in the heart of the City of London. Completed in 1673, it is full of character and charm as well as being extremely well equipped with high spec facilities. This hidden gem, located right next to St Pauls’ Cathedral, is flexible and therefore imminently suitable for a diverse range of events. The four interconnecting rooms as well as the beautiful secluded garden offer a magnificent setting for any occasion including corporate presentations and conferences, AGMs, dinners, receptions, summer parties as well as weddings and private parties. Seating Capacities: 200 Theatre style 96 Cabaret style 150 Dining (round tables) 205 Dining (Long tables)
Are you searching for a one-of-a-kind and sophisticated venue to host your next event? Look no further than The Boathouse London – Canary Wharf jazz bar boat. This stunning boat is an ideal location for high-end events, corporate functions, birthday celebrations, and more. With a capacity to host up to 20 people, the boat is equipped with modern facilities and stylish decor, providing the perfect atmosphere for your event. Additionally, it's the perfect location for live musicians to perform, adding an extra level of entertainment for your guests. One of the unique features of this venue is its stunning and intimate setting. Your guests will be in awe of the breathtaking views of the cityscape from the deck. Imagine enjoying a cocktail while taking in the stunning scenery, making your event even more unforgettable. Situated on the water in London's Docklands, Canary Wharf is a luxurious events space that offers a perfect setting for any special occasion. Our jazz bar boat is an exclusive and unparalleled venue that will make your event one that you and your guests will never forget. Don't miss the opportunity to host your next event at The Boathouse London – Canary Wharf jazz bar boat. Contact us today to learn more about this unique and sophisticated venue.
It is the outrageous fun of Ping Pong, combined with state of the art facilities and reputation for hosting well executed events that sets Bounce apart as the ultimate conference and corporate party destination in London. Located just 3 minutes walk from Old Street station, the vast space offers flexible layout options ranging from 100 capacity theatre style set up through to 400 capacity standing reception events. A perfect place for all events: Conferencing - Team building - Private parties - Networking - Award nights - Hybrid events - Meetings - Away days - Product launches - Christmas parties Day Delegate Packages start at just £40 + VAT. The venue also features a luxurious private room, available for exclusive hire. It is an ideal setting for groups of 50-90 standing. Perfect for smaller conferences, meetings and social events this versatile space can also be set up theater, cabaret or boardroom style. Hiring the room for up to six hours includes: Three Ping Pong tables and a Beer Pong table - Private cocktail bar, mixologist & bar seating - In-house music of your own choice - UV lighting and iridescent artwork - 40” LCD screen & 7ft projector Exclusive areas at Bounce include a variety of opportunities for you and your group to enjoy everything we have to offer for a longer period of time in your own dedicated space, while still being able to soak in the electric atmosphere from our main bar. Perfect for groups of 30-60 guests.
Founders Hall is an elegant and versatile event space located in the heart of London, easily accessible by three different tube lines: Farringdon, Barbican, and St Pauls. The venue boasts two beautifully appointed rooms, The Livery Hall and The Parlour Room, both of which offer an exceptional backdrop for a range of events, from corporate functions to breakfasts and lunches or private parties. The Livery Hall is the larger of the two rooms and can accommodate up to 120 guests for a standing reception or 64 guests for a seated dinner. With its tall ceilings, amazing lighting that can change colour, and stunning stained-glass windows, the space exudes a sense of grandeur and sophistication, making it the perfect choice for all events. The Parlour Room, on the other hand, is a more intimate space that can accommodate up to 60 guests for a standing reception or 20 guests for a seated dinner boardroom style. Featuring a contemporary design with stylish furnishings, the room provides a more relaxed and informal atmosphere, making it ideal for smaller gatherings or networking events. Overall, Founders Hall is a unique and impressive venue space that combines historic charm with modern amenities, making it the perfect choice for a wide range of events.
If you’ve decided that you want your big day to be a more formal event, then black-tie is the way to achieve this. Having your wedding labelled as a black-tie event lets all of your guests know what to expect and it means that you can really pull out all the stops. We’re talking white glove service, a formal dinner, the whole shebang. After all, it’s your day, so if you want one night where everyone gets really fancy, then now is the time to do it. Knowing where to start with a formal wedding is more difficult, so here are a few tips for organising your black-tie big day.
Before you decide on black-tie, you have to be sure that it’s right for you. Don’t be pressured by your parents or in-laws’ expectations of the day. You need to make sure that you are both comfortable with it, and that dressing up fancy suits your personalities. If you aren’t normally the type that goes all out for an event, then you’re going to leave your guests confused. Your wedding should still feel like you, no matter how you dress on the day, and if black-tie really isn’t your vibe, then there’s no point in trying to force it.
Make it Clear
When you send your invites out – or even when you send your save the dates, you need to make it absolutely clear that black-tie is what you want. Don’t word in vaguely either, as guests tend to interpret instructions the way that they want to. If you don’t mind if people wear a suit or tux, write ‘black-tie optional’. If you want to make sure that everyone dresses to impress, you’ll need to go with a simple ‘the dress code is black-tie’. Of course, you might get a few people who ignore this, but you’re unlikely to get anyone breaking the rules in a big way.
Let Your Venue Shine
If you are having a black-tie wedding, then it goes without saying that your venue is going to be somewhere special. If it’s a grand building, then let the architecture and décor speak for itself, and use it as a guide when it comes to anything that you want to add. In general, these venues will provide some beautiful tableware and you should take full advantage of this. After all, the management know how to show off the venue in the best way possible. Consider going for a historic site such as one of the livery venues for hire in London. Some portions of these buildings date back to the 13th century and they really are as grand as it gets. They are also used to holding formal dinners, so a black-tie wedding won’t be an issue.
If you had your heart set on a buffet dinner at your wedding, then a black-tie event isn’t for you. Guests will expect a certain amount of formality and that will need to be in the form of a seated plated dinner of at least three courses. Take care when choosing your menu as well. Consider giving your guests an option to choose from for their meal. This will add to the sense of class and sophistication that’s brought to the dinner. Having some canapés either after the ceremony or later on at night will be a great added touch, and of course a certain amount of wine and champagne should be provided.
It’s definitely a myth that black-tie equals breaking the bank, it can still be done on a budget. That being said, if you are looking to add certain extras to the day, and you want the formal meal, it will add up to a healthy amount. Traditionally, black tie events have at least 100 people in attendance which will add a lot to the cost as well. However, you don’t have to do much more than that in order for your wedding to fit black-tie requirements. Ultimately, it’s about the dress code, so while a certain amount of luxury will be expected, you don’t need to be rich and famous to afford it. Making a budget before you plan any event is a must, and a black-tie wedding is no exception.
Black-tie is classy, there’s no other way to describe it. Because of this, you’ll have to carefully consider your décor in order to fit with what your guests will be wearing. Think neutral colours and a pared-back look. With all of the gents in black and white, this gives everyone a wonderfully uniform look, and you’ll want things like your table linens and menu cards to reflect this look as well. When choosing décor, you’re thinking about minimalism and sophistication at all times. This should also, of course, fit it with the style of your venue. You should take all of your design cues from it.
When Black-Tie Isn’t Appropriate
Black-tie is suitable for almost every wedding. As we’ve mentioned, you don’t need a huge budget for it, and it’s more about the dress code than spending lots of money. Yet there are times when a black-tie wedding just isn’t going to work out. One of these times is if you are having a destination wedding. Too much sun and humidity, plus sand, just won’t be comfortable for anyone involved. While it might look great in photographs, your guests are going to be overheated and miserable.
Your wedding day is always going to be amazing, simply because it’s your day. Having a black-tie event is a great way to bring in a certain level of sophistication to proceedings and let’s face it, black-tie looks amazing in photographs. The best tips for this type of wedding is to not go overboard, add a bit of luxury, but still keep to the chic minimalism that black and white naturally brings alongside it.
Livery hall venues are popular for a whole host of different events in the capital and beyond. With their grand nature, spectacular architecture, high ceilings and fascinating history, livery halls are steeped in London’s heady tradition and never fail to impress.
Livery halls provide the perfect backdrop for a wealth of different occasions, including: • Conferences • Weddings • Award ceremonies • Dinner parties • Engagements • Networking • Proms • Graduation celebrations • Birthdays Bursting with character and centuries of stories that will captivate and excite your guests, London’s magnificent livery halls are available to hire for all different types of events. With this in mind, if you’re looking for an impressive yet unusual venue for your event, this traditional style venue should be your first port of call.
When hiring any event venue in London, it’s certainly not a case of one size fits all, especially when it comes to how much it will cost to hire an event. Prices for hiring a livery hall typically start from around £2000, but vary depending on how many guests you are inviting, the nature of your event, your requirements, and how long you need to book the space for. When booking any event, venues will listen carefully to your requests before providing a price.
The vast majority of livery halls have a list of approved caterers and sometimes in-house caterers, which they use for events. So, if you wish to bring along your own caterer for your event, it’s worthwhile checking in with the venue manager to make sure that this will be allowed, before making the booking.
London is home to some of the most fascinating historic buildings in the UK, which have undoubtable shaped the city’s iconic landscape. And, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect livery hall venue in London, you will be pleased to hear that there are more than 100 liveries for you to choose from.
If you’re looking to add a unique dimension to your London event, look no further than a Livery Hall. Offering an incredible amount of flexibility when it comes to planning the perfect event, these historic venues provide a unique backdrop for any event. Varying in size and style, livery halls also offer a high-quality catering services that can meet individual event requirements.