Located right in the heart of the financial district of the City of London, Drapers’ Hall provides a magnificent setting for every occasion. Once, it was a part of an Augustinian Priory, but it was later purchased by the Guild of Drapers in 1543 from Henry VIII. Deeply influenced by the British history, Drapers’ Hall has been frequently used by film-makers. Opulently decorated, and with its own unique ambience, the venue provides an impressive backdrop for your event.
The venue can comfortably hold up to 700 guests, by using all banqueting rooms and spaces for a reception, 276 for a seated dinner and from 300–350 for theatre style presentations or concerts. Hence Drapers’ Hall is perfect location for all types of events, from meetings and presentations to operas, fashion shows and banquets.
We offer a bespoke service to our customers, including individually-designed menus served by professional and highly trained waiting staff. We always go that extra mile and will ensure every aspect of your event meets your requirements – simply tell us what you want, and we’ll arrange it for you.
Our costs are competitive – please contact us for details and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements. We also offer special rates for registered charities.
The Court Dining Room is the oldest room at Drapers’ Hall, dating back in part to the late 1660s. Overlooking the historic garden, the room was renovated in 1869 when the ceiling painting of Jason and the Golden Fleece by Felix-Joseph Barrias was added. Richly decorated and visually dramatic, the Court Dining Room is often used together with the Drawing room for large receptions or on its own for more intimate lunches and dinners. With Sergei Pavlenko’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen facing the magnificent Gobelin tapestries created for the French King in the 18th century, the room is the ideal backdrop for fine dining, meetings and conferences. It also has the added benefit of overlooking the Drapers’ garden.
The Court Room’s historic artworks and décor include two late-18th century chandeliers, King Louis XV Gobelin tapestries hanging either side of the fireplace, and portraits of the Duke of Wellington by John Lucas, and Lord Nelson by Sir William Beechey. Conveniently located next to the Livery Hall, the Court Room lends itself to an array of events, whether as a syndicate area, a space for sponsor stands, or as an informal luncheon or breakout room. This room, connecting as it does directly to the Livery Hall, also makes it a popular choice for dancing, using the venue’s own dance floor and stage
The Drawing Room, with its 19th century décor and furnishings, has changed little since it was designed by Herbert Williams and John G. Crace between 1866 and 1870. Peaceful and elegant, the Drawing room is the perfect place to welcome guests for a Champagne reception. It also serves as a memorable and effective presentation room. Adorned with beautiful Victorian crystal chandeliers and Herbert Draper’s striking painting ‘The Gates of Dawn’, the room is a film-maker’s paradise. The wonderful décor creates a relaxed atmosphere and sets the scene for any occasion. Due to the decor, we regret that dark drinks and food are not permitted in this room.
Set beneath the dramatic ceiling paintings, depicting Shakespearean scenes by 19th century artist Herbert Draper, the Livery Hall is undoubtedly one of the City’s finest event spaces. Having been used in films as a double for Buckingham Palace, the room displays the Drapers’ Company’s collection of royal portraits and some of the larger pieces from its silver collection. The Livery Hall’s dining furniture includes rail back chairs, over half of which date back to William IV. The Livery Hall provides a breath-taking and versatile space for every type of occasion from banquets, fashion shows, concerts, and opera recitals, through to meetings, presentations and cocktail parties.
|Venue Type:||Historic building/Event Space|
|Catering:||British and International Cuisine|