BEST HISTORIC VENUE OR LIVERY HALL 2021
113 Chancery Lane (The Law Society)
113 Chancery Lane, within easy reach of the City and West End, is home to the Law Society and is at the centre of the legal world since 1832. Behind the magnificent pillared portico of this fully accessible Grade II* listed building lies a treasure trove of striking rooms, perfect for weddings, dinners, celebrations, meetings and parties for up to 300 guests.
Clients choose us for many reasons – the prestige and elegance of the venue, the welcome of the dedicated reception team; the soundproofed rooms and the links with our long serving team We undertake a constant programme of renovations to always present a pristine venue.
A critical success factor is the creativity of the chefs and the skill of our sales team in bringing the clients vision to life.
Although 180 years old, 113 Chancery Lane has the latest event technology and facilities. We have undergone further refurbishments (2020-21) with some rooms being equipped with the latest video conferencing facilities.
We attracted 45% first time clients for the upcoming year using partnerships with marketing agents; a well optimised website and an effective key account strategy.
Our testimonials and value of repeat business shows we know how to deliver.
Banqueting House is a magnificent survivor of the lost royal Palace of Whitehall. After the previous banqueting house burned down, King James I was looking for an elegant replacement. His spectacular Banqueting House building was completed in 1622, to the King’s great delight and the astonishment of all who surveyed it.
The palace has been a place of great celebration for kings, queens and courtiers since 17th century and the beauty and scale of this historic palace continues to inspire. The original ‘party palace’ lends itself perfectly to intimate dinners, weddings, lavish receptions and large-scale events and is available all day, every day.
The Banqueting House can marry the creative with the curatorial for any and all events, embracing innovation through technology, design and excellent client and supplier relationships, to bring the venue and its events to life.
Offering the perfect dramatic backdrop for entertaining, it’s a venue with a legacy in hosting world-class occasions. History, rich interiors, a magnificent Rubens’ ceiling, and the scene for the execution of Charles I, Banqueting House’s history and importance in London and Britain cannot be replicated anywhere in the world.
Grocers’ Hall is in a prime position opposite the Bank of England and a 1-minute walk from Bank underground. Externally, the hustle of the City is left behind as you enter an oasis of calm in our private courtyard. Inside, our Exclusive Hire policy is a huge advantage to clients presenting sensitive information whilst providing separate catering space to encourage vital networking opportunities.
We have a small but very experienced and passionate team aiming to exceeding expectations in every aspect of customer service, who we believe are amongst the best in the industry. Emphasis is on quality – not quantity of events – with our philosophy combining a commitment to excellence and meticulous attention to detail, leaving guests to experience not only one of the finest events venues in the heart of the City of London but also the highest standards of food and service. The proof of this are our longstanding clients who come back to us time and again.
Grocers’ Hall’s extensive 600-year history, combined with modern facilities and our friendly yet professional approach and strive for perfection, makes Grocers’ Hall stand out from the crowd.
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 evolved through the pandemic by adapting its offering through the introduction of on-site hybrid AV equipment to keep Livery Companies and other businesses connected whilst everyone can not be in the same room. In wanting to provide a COVID secure environment, we have upgraded our air filtration and conditioning units to provide a constant flow of fresh air throughout the spaces – keeping our guests safety at the forefront of our events, along with providing a well-rounded experience for clients with award winning catering.
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 has been the home of the Archbishops of Canterbury for 800 years. The venue has 12 unique event spaces available to hire from 2 person meetings all the way up to 2000-person garden parties. We have a truly unique site in central London that can offer events in the main Blore building built in 1830, the Great Hall built in 1663, the Lambeth Palace gardens that have been continually cultivated since Medieval times and our new state of the art Library with views across London. We are a not-for-profit venue that allows us to be able to host a mix of events from FTSE 100 companies and industry leaders as well as leading and emerging charities and Community events. All our clients are ethically checked to ensure that only clients with the highest ethical standards can host events. All our catering is provided in-house, and we try to use as much in season from the garden as we can. This includes cooking and garnishing with our homemade honey, quinces, citrus fruits, berries, herbs, flower and fruit from our 400-year-old fig tree.
Museum of London Docklands
Located over five floors within a late Georgian Warehouse, the Museum of London Docklands is Canary Wharf’s only Grade I listed building based on the waterfront and traces the 2,000-year history of London’s river, port and people.
The museum’s unique collections which are focussed on the maritime history of London are a significant draw for clients. With the building itself a listed venue and an artefact in its own right, guests are always in awe of the historical significance of the museum and relish the opportunity to explore the collections after hours.
With an impressive collection of galleries and blank canvas spaces, as well as an outside terrace overlooking the Quayside, organisers are spoilt for choice when it comes to which spaces to use. With the option of dining within the galleries themselves, bespoke tours, and the addition of actors to really set the scene, the Museum of London creates a truly unique and memorable event experience for guests.
Plaisterers Hall is London’s largest Livery Hall, a breath-taking and sophisticated venue boasting one of the best locations in the City, ideal for both corporate and private events. The venue, backs on to the remains of the original London Wall, and is positioned at the edge of the city and the West End, minutes from St. Pauls, Barbican and Moorgate stations, the Hall is an exclusive hire events space for up to 550 guests for a standing reception and 360 for a seated dinner. Boasting a sophisticated and beautifully finished neoclassical decor designed by Robert Adam in the 18th Century throughout, Plaisterers Hall reflects the grandeur of a bygone era in an ultra-modern setting, creating a luxurious atmosphere for entertaining.
Plaisterers Hall is a unique, hidden gem of a venue in the city with a versatility and flexibility to rival others, shown through the huge variety of events we can accommodate. No other Livery Hall in London is larger and has the capacity to achieve the scale and diversity of events Plaisterers Hall can. Known for the three stunning centre piece chandeliers in the Great Hall, their wow factor attracts a whole variety of clients.
The Ritz Hotel, London
In 2005, The Ritz bought William Kent House, a spectacular historic mansion designed in the 1740’s that adjoins the hotel.
In November the following year it was opened to Ritz guests, following an extensive refurbishment project which saw the exquisite collection of lavishly decorated private dining rooms and suites restored to their original Renaissance style decor.
Today, this stunning 18th century house, designed by famous architect William Kent, is an integral part of The Ritz, proving guests with a range of magnificent rooms to enjoy.
Now, more than a century after first opening its doors, we continue to offer our guests the same exceptionally high standards and exquisitely luxurious experience that was the keystone in the creation of our world-class hotel.