Venue Focus: Drapers' Hall, London
Venue Focus: Drapers' Hall, London
THE PEOPLE'S PALACE
Step foot into the people’s palace of the City and marry into 500 years of history, where Thomas Cromwell chose to build his mansion centuries ago. Now, after many decades and renovations, it stands as the grandest wedding venue in London boasting a spellbinding sense of grandeur quite unlike the rest – think silver candelabras and silverware, huge lofted cielings and marble-shrouded spaces, stunningly delicate chandeliers, luxury furnishings and priceless artwork.
The team at Drapers' Hall know that planning a wedding can sometimes feel overwhelming and every couple and wedding is individual and specific to them, that’s why they offer a bespoke service and exclusivity of the venue to make your wedding day the most special day of your life.
With so many indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from, you can plan and style your big day exactly to your preferences and wedding décor. Their dedicated in-house wedding team and award-winning chefs will be glad to accommodate. Now let's explore the spaces...
THE LIVERY HALL
Step into the heart of Drapers' Hall, where kings and queens have dined, including our late HM Queen Elizabeth – every aspect and fine detail of the room has been fine-tuned to be fit for royalty. The ceiling is adorned with intricate scenes from some of Shakespeare’s most renowned plays ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, vibrant with colour and emotion.
With marbled columns supporting the whole space, The Livery Hall is a remarkable wedding space for grand, unforgettable celebrations. It fits 276 for dining, so go big and revel in your iconic moment.
You've just tied the knot! Celebrate with some bubbly in the Drawing Room surrounded by your loved ones in this classy space.
This light and airy room is accented by the intricate crystal chandeliers and pale sage green and cream walls that have had this colour scheme since the 1860s. This room is full of fortunes from the past, like the green walnut chairs and sofas dating back to 1868 and George IV’s mahogany games table from 1825 – plenty of conversation pieces for your guests!
I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE AND OVERALL EXPERIENCE WITH DRAPERS' HALL FOR MY WEDDING RECEPTION. THE SPACE ITSELF IS ONE OF THE MOST STUNNING ONE COULD HOPE TO FIND IN CENTRAL LONDON.
FIONA ANDERSON WHEELER
The scarlet and maroon tones reflect and complement the Louis XIV tapestries and portraits of the Duke of Wellington and Lord Nelson as they tell silent stories across the walls as you dance the night away. Drapers' Hall provides a dance floor for you to bust your moves on beneath the Victorian chandeliers. This room connects to The Livery Hall, so you and your guests can enjoy some fine dining before hitting the dance floor where you can kick-start your wedding party.
The Court Dining Room provides a cosy space for a more intimate wedding breakfast and heartfelt speeches or you can just enjoy some after-dinner drinks at the bar during the evening with your wedding cake.
Overlooking the historic gardens, which is already a rare sight in London, this room is filled with history – the space dates back to the 1660s' and hold iconic pieces such as a portrait of our beloved late HM Queen Elizabeth, and a grandfather clock that has been ticking away since 1715 – a true symbol that with care and work, love will last for an eternity.
THE CULINARY CREATIVES
Their renowned in-house catering team is led by Excecutive Head Chef, Mark Page who has quite a few rewards under his belt, from Chef of the Year, twice a finalist of the UK’s most prestigious culinary competition and, a holder of more than 20 gold medals for his exquisite dishes, you’re in safe hands here.
Drapers' Hall offers wedding packages with a 3-course meal, drinks, canapes, and more, perfect for your wedding celebration. You can also create a bespoke menu to fit your special day.
A well-kept oasis of rose bushes, fruit bearing trees and fresh herb beds that Thomas Cromwell once strolled around, The Garden arguably matches the beauty of inside. Feel like you have stepped into a story book surrounded by greenery and manicured bushes that take you to the tranquil countryside, whilst being in the heart of The City. On warm evenings, invite your guests for drinks outside. The garden can host up to 180 guests.
Boasting 19th century Portland stone arches with water features, The Courtyard is the beating heart of Drapers’ Hall. The perfect immersive space for those all-important wedding photos, this is a star-studded space to get that perfect shot with the sunlight dancing down and reflecting from the fountain. It's giving "golden hour glow".