BEST HISTORIC VENUE OR LIVERY HALL – UP TO 300 ATTENDEES RECEPTION STYLE
Brewers’ Hall is an extremely attractive venue, filled with history whilst providing a clean, fresh event space filled with natural light making the venue suitable for numerous events.
First built in 1403 and used for hall hire since 1422, Brewers’ Hall has always been a desirable livery hall to host in. We have consistently offered excellence by actively seeking and valuing customer feedback, allowing us to continuously improve and tailor our offerings to clients. We take pride in being an award-winning catering service, which reflects our commitment to delivering the best quality and innovative culinary experiences.
Flexibility is key, and our varying capacities and room hire options cater to different event requirements. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, our venue accommodates a wide range of guest numbers without compromising the quality service.
Having undergone recent refurbishment, blending the historical charm with contemporary aesthetics. This rejuvenated ambiance not only preserves the hall’s heritage but also caters to the modern preferences and expectations of clients.
Glaziers Hall is a beautiful contradiction: an historic building full of charm yet complemented with the latest technology and modern facilities. The venue is the only livery building on the Southbank and has been restored over the years with careful consideration taken to preserving the architecture and original features that capture the heritage of the space.
At the same time, strategic investment has ensured that clients have access to digital connectivity that will allow more than 450 simultaneous users to access the high speed WIFI network at any one time and with access to our 1gig hardwired internet, hybrid events can be seamlessly produced.
Each of our seven spaces offers an entirely unique experience for up to 450 guests, which can be hired independently or as connecting rooms for an exclusive experience. With breathtaking views of the River Thames and a panoramic vista across to the City of London, ours is a venue like no other.
The perfect backdrop for private and corporate functions, whether it’s a simple meeting room, an awards ceremony, press conference or a wedding, our team turns standard events into superb and memorable occasions.
The foundations of the Company can be traced back to the Pepperers, who established a Fraternity in 1345, although they were active in London from at least 1180. By 1428, the Company of Grocers had built their first Hall in which to meet and conduct business There has been a Grocers’ Hall in Princes Street since.
When prospective clients initially visit, we incorporate the story of the Company and the history of the Hall with artefacts in the Hall, as well as providing them information towards their event so they can visualise the space for their needs. Thereafter, the whole process from booking to event day is bespoke to client’s needs and customer service is really where the team at Grocers’ Hall excel. With our exclusive-hire policy, all events are treated as bespoke bookings. The reputation of the venue is of upmost importance not only to our team, but to our Court (Board of Directors) and members who are so proud to be members of the Company.
Ironmongers’ Hall is a country house in the heart of London, nestled in the heart of Barbican and discreetly tucked away through an archway onto Shaftesbury Place. This hidden gem is rich with history and full of charm; home to a warm atmosphere, historic grandeur, the largest William Morris Tapestry in the country, heraldic wood panelling, crystal chandeliers and fine stained-glass windows.
The Hall has gone full force into re-modelling its sales & marketing approach to keep current clients engaged and to attract new business through the doors, providing an even more varied business mix, keeping the team on their toes and allowing us to face new obstacles.
With management and retained casual staff, we have implemented & elevated standards to the service we provide all of our clients here at the Hall. By fine-tuning the small points, we have been able to continue to provide the ultimate guest experience.
Our one-team synergy between venue client and catering team is one of the overarching factors that makes our venue unique. We have open and transparent communication, which effectively allows us to provide an unforgettable experience to all of our clients, no matter the size of their event.
Lambeth Palace is a historic Palace with a proud heritage of providing hospitality at all levels over the past 900 years.
In this last year, the Palace has seen a number of new events that will go down in history, including the Palace holding the London Day of the decennial Lambeth Conference, welcoming 1500 Church Leaders and dignitaries to Lambeth Palace, working with CHCC to deliver the Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office’s Official Reception to 650 Heads of State following the funeral of Her Late Majesty Elizabeth II, and delivering the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Reception for the Coronation of Their Majesties, The King and Queen.
Lambeth Palace has a well-established history of sustainable and environmental practice and leads venues across the United Kingdom and internationally in proving that historic venues do not have to choose between preservation of heritage and sustainability.
Ethical and sustainable practices have always been rooted into our ethos. We are proud to be leaders for the historic building community in how we operate with sustainability at our heart. Our practices are guided by our central procurement department, our ethics department and also our onsite sustainability working group.
Royal Society of Chemistry at Burlington House
As the home of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) since 1857, we’re a venue that combines rich heritage with vibrant spirit and contemporary facilities for impactful events, celebrating both history and discovery. Plus, being a not-for-profit organisation, we invest any surplus into supporting the chemical science community.
To ensure the venue keeps its historic charm but also offers the best facilities to meet constantly changing client needs, we undergo continual updates both structurally and aesthetically.
We’ve made significant changes to the business in the past few years, including our appointment of Houston & Hawkes – the UK’s first B Corp certified contract caterer. This complements RSC’s own commitment to net zero – a particularly ambitious target given the restraints of a historical building. We’re also undergoing upgrades to our AV systems and technology in response to client demand.
Over the past six months, we’ve overhauled our whole brand and implemented a fresh, new, distinguished look with new website content, marketing materials, photography and new social channels, boosting business by as much as 77%.
The Royal Society
Situated in the heart of London, The Royal Society offers high-end event facilities in a superb historic venue, providing event organisers and attendees with a first-class experience. Majority of our event rooms are equipped with innovative hybrid event technology. It is the perfect balance of modern conference facilities in a historic décor.
Outstanding catering is provided on site by CH&CO with a clear focus on sustainability. The team champions reducing food waste and their carbon footprint and menus have been created with a focus on seasonal ingredients sourced from local and UK suppliers where possible.
Meetings have been held by the Royal Society since its foundation in 1660 and guests attending events at the venue can see testimonies to the prestigious Society’s past all around the venue. This provides a truly inspirational and unique environment for delegates.
Our approach to customer service encompasses collaboration with our clients where we listen to their needs and objectives and ensure each one is met. Our clients are from the private sector and government. We are particularly proud that over the past year we have hosted repeat meetings concerning supporting researchers at risk from Ukraine.