Drapers' Hall wedding venue is a hidden historic gem with many unique features, including an idyllic garden courtyard in the heart of the City of London. It’s a picturesque reception setting for up to 180 wedding guests to sip on summery cocktails and enjoy pre-dinner canapes alfresco. Inside, The Livery Hall is unquestionably one London's most impressive backdrops for a seated wedding banquet.
Wedding Venue Snapshot:
- Capacity up to 276 seated in the Livery Hall and 700 standing when using all rooms and foyers - Located in the centre of the City of London, off Throgmorton Avenue, with a gorgeous courtyard ideal for drinks receptions - Perfect wedding reception and dinner venue after saying I do at your ceremony venue - Exclusive use of the four main event spaces, and venue hire starts from 6000.00 GBP VAT - One of London’s twelve Livery Companies left in existence - This London wedding venue was featured in the iconic film, The King's Speech - Corkage available from 15.00 GBP VAT - Wedding packages include the use of the in-house AV system, a Steinway classic grand piano, dance floor and candelabra table centrepieces - Please note that Drapers’ Hall is closed during the months of August and September
The grandeur of Drapers’ Hall in the City of London can be felt as soon as one steps through the heavy copper doors and into the large oak panelled entrance hall. From here, a majestic staircase rises up to the main venue spaces. Fashioned from marble and featuring an Italian carved alabaster balustrade beneath a glorious stained-glass window, the staircase creates an exquisite backdrop for photographs of the newly married couple.
Out of the four rooms, the Court Dining Room is the oldest. With peachy coral walls, glittering crystal chandeliers and intricately detailed carvings on the ceiling accented by blue and gold, this room is by far the prettiest and most feminine setting in the venue. It is perfectly suited to post ceremony drinks receptions or dinners for 96 guests. The Drawing Room is equally wonderful in cool tones of mint, with towering windows and multiple mirrors reflecting natural light into the room. Here, one can host drinks receptions of up to 120 guests below the high ceilings and delicate Victorian crystal chandeliers.
The largest and grandest room at Drapers’ Hall is the Livery Hall. Heavy wood panelling is framed by twenty-eight looming marble columns, each one strategically illuminated by uplighters for maximum effect. A golden gallery borders the room and is topped off by violet and gold arches before reaching the magnificent painted ceiling. The Livery Hall’s dining furniture includes rail back chairs, the perfect addition to a traditional wedding dinner.
Lastly, The Court Room is an intimate wood panelled room with large 18th century chandeliers and two silk tapestries lit up by tall windows. This space is best suited to drinks reception or cosy dinners for 60 guests. The Court Room overlooks the picturesque garden courtyard, orchard of mulberry trees and a quaint trickling fountain. Guests can enjoy drinks in the courtyard itself during the warm summer months.
Overall, every room in Drapers’ Hall boasts a distinct splendour and hints to the luxurious events that they’ve hosted throughout the venue’s history. One can easily imagine a lavish wedding celebration taking place in the age old architecture of this magnificent London building.
The space is gorgeous, full of incredible works of art and stunning architectural details. Staff is friendly and attentive. The history of the hall is incredible, dating back to Thomas Cromwell's ownership, the purchase by Henry VIII, and all of the subsequent fires that reshaped the building.
Loved our recent event at Drapers' Hall, it completely exceeded our expectations. Such a stunning venue for functions, small weddings and events. The rooms are all beautifully maintained and the service was top notch. Highly recommend.