Drapers’ Hall

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Throgmorton Avenue, England, EC2N 2DQ, United Kingdom


Drapers’ Hall London Events

Drapers’ Hall is a traditional events venue in central London, located near the Bank of England. Surrounded by London’s historic financial district, the venue’s past traces back to the 1530s when it was once the site of Thomas Cromwell’s Tudor palace. 

Drapers’ Hall is a preserved relic of yesteryear that’s richly decorated in its original style. No wonder it makes a mesmerising setting for corporate events, social gatherings, and traditional London weddings.

The venue has a selection of heritage function spaces that make it feel like a stately home. It also has a beautiful stone courtyard, which is a rare find in central London. So, as you might imagine, couples, clients and party planners are always drawn to Drapers’ Hall for its indoor and outdoor versatility. 

With the exclusive hire, you can create a new experience in each event space, from welcome drinks and canapés in the garden, through to dinner and dancing in the Livery Hall and Court Room. At Drapers’ Hall, the possibilities for events are endless. 

 

Highlights of Drapers’ Hall London Events:

  • Close to Bank, Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations
  • AV equipment, microphones, dancefloor and stage included
  • Unique outdoor garden courtyard
  • Excellent in-house catering for all events
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Capacity

standing Up to 250 Standing
dining Up to 276 Dining
theatre Up to 350 Theatre
boardroom Up to 70 Boardroom
cabaret Up to 140 Cabaret
classroom Up to 70 Classroom

Facilities

Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 4

Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Shared Platters

Spaces At This Venue

Drapers' Hall Livery Hall

Livery Hall

The largest event space at Drapers’ Hall is the Livery Hall, which is perfect for weddings, fashion shows and concerts. Its spectacular circular design includes Shakespeare ceiling paintings by the famous 19th-century artist, Herbert Draper.

Drapers' Hall Private Party, Court Dining Room

Court Drawing and Court Dining Room

The Court Dining Room is the oldest event space in the buildings with direct views over the ornate garden. This regal celebration room features a portrait of her Her Majesty The Queen and a magnificent ceiling painted by Felix Joseph Barrias.

Drapers' Hall Court Room

Court Room

This elegant function room is located right next to the Livery Hall, making it an excellent choice for break out areas, or a dancefloor space. It includes 18th-century chandeliers and two King Louis XV Parisian tapestries either side of the grand fireplace.

Drapers' Hall Garden and Courtyard

Garden and Courtyard

Surrounding Drapers’ Hall is a beautiful garden terrace that had a redesign in 2016. It’s a secret oasis in the heart of London where you can host outdoor receptions. HRH The Queen and The Prince of Wales even planted Mulberry trees here.

Location

The location of Drapers’ Hall

Nearby Hotels

  • South Place Hotel
  • The Montcalm Royal London House
  • The Ned
  • Andaz London Liverpool Street

Nearby Restaurants

  • SushiSamba
  • Duck & Waffle
  • New Street Grill
  • The Ivy City Garden

Nearby Parks

  • Postman’s Park
  • Bunhill Fields Burial Ground
  • Altab Ali Park
  • Mint Street Park

Nearby Attractions

  • Tower of London
  • Spitalfields Market
  • Sky Garden
  • Tower Bridge

Venue Testimonials

What a beautiful place! A lot of interesting history here, owned by an association of drapers. Even King William of Orange used to be a member for some time. [...] It's currently used as a venue that can be rented out for weddings, events and so on. I even saw Sir Francis Drake featured in a stained glass window! This hall also has the biggest windows I've seen in a while, as well as beautiful paintings and decorative ceilings

Juliette H ·

Attended the Chartered Institute of Tax admissions ceremony at Draper's Hall. Beautiful venue for functions, small weddings etc. Has great history and portraits. Main hall and other smaller rooms beautifully designed. Has a palatial feel.

Dushyant T ·

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.

Rebecca W ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

The largest capacity for weddings at Drapers’ Hall is 450 standing and 276 seated in the Livery Hall. If you are hiring the entire venue exclusively, the standing capacity increases to 700.

Drapers’ Hall weddings are elegant and refined. Whilst the venue is not licensed for wedding ceremonies, it is a beautiful choice for indoor and outdoor receptions. There are four function rooms inside the building that feature historical paintings, antique chandeliers and gorgeous views of the garden courtyard. The in-house Wedding Coordinator can assist you with all plans.

Yes. Drapers’ Hall is a popular corporate function venue. The traditional interiors create a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere, and bespoke banqueting menus are provided by the in-house catering team. State-of-the-art modern technology is also subtly built-in, including built-in high-quality AV equipment, a PA system, staging and lighting. 

Nearby hotels include:

  • South Place Hotel – double rooms from £140
  • The Ned – rooms starting from £295
  • Andaz London Liverpool Street – rooms starting from £143

There are 4 parking spaces at Drapers’ Hall. For additional parking, you can use the two NCP car parks close by in Finsbury Square and London Wall.

Drapers’ Hall has an in-house catering team that provides the best of seasonal British dishes. The fine dining menus are flexible and can be altered to accommodate your preferences and dietary requests. External caterers are not permitted to work at this historic venue. 

The venue hire fee is £8,000 + VAT (1pm-midnight). Additionally, the wedding dinner package per head is £85 + VAT.

Weddings can be booked every month apart from August and September when the venue is closed.

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Kelly's been planning weddings and events across London since 2016. Her knowledge about the most stylish venues across the city is unparalleled, and she's so easy to chat with that she'll have your venue sorted in a matter of minutes.    

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