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Throgmorton Avenue, England, EC2N 2DQ, United Kingdom
Drapers' Hall Weddings
Are you searching for a heritage London wedding venue, with regal interiors and outdoor garden space? Drapers’ Hall could be the one you’ve been looking for. Engaged couples are also drawn to this wedding venue for its iconic movie appearances — it has been used as a backdrop for period dramas and films like The King’s Speech.
VenueCrew Tip: Drapers’ Hall is closed to weddings in August and September, so this venue is a better pick for couples planning a late autumn, winter, or spring wedding.
The Scene at Drapers’ Hall London
From large Asian weddings to intimate gatherings of just your closest friends and family, Drapers’ Hall can accommodate all kinds of nuptial celebrations. Four spectacular function rooms can be hired individually or all together, with the total capacity reaching 700 standing and 276 seated. The courtyard also adds a refreshing element to summer weddings in London.
Drapers’ Hall is a historic venue where creative wedding ideas can come to life. With a built-in PA system, dancefloor, staging, and the latest AV equipment at your disposal, the possibilities for production are endless. Whether you’d like a banquet in the Livery Hall or a drinks reception in the tranquil courtyard, the Drapers’ Hall team will bring your ideas to life.
Drapers’ Hall London Wedding Receptions
After exchanging your vows at a nearby church like St Michael Cornhill, or a suitable London Registry Office, your chosen Drapers’ Hall function room will be dressed and ready for your arrival. If the weather permits, the Garden Courtyard is a beautiful setting to kick off the celebrations, with a champagne reception beneath the Portland stone arches and carvings.
Inside, the Livery Hall is the largest room reached via a grand staircase. Its incredible painted ceilings, panelling and marble columns create a majestic wedding scene. For a more intimate feel, the Drawing Room is a firm favourite amongst wedding couples. The classical 19th-century decor, chandeliers and mint coloured furniture make a picturesque reception setting.
Wedding Photography Near Drapers’ Hall London
Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Drapers’ Hall London are:
- Leadenhall Market
- London Bridge
- St Katharine Docks
- Tower Of London
Wedding Venue Details
Spaces At This Venue
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drapers’ Hall London Catering
Drapers’ Hall catering is flexible, delicious and memorable. Catered by experts in the industry, every Drapers’ Hall celebration runs without a hitch. The catering team have hosted hundreds of weddings, corporate functions and all-night parties, so their event experience will guide you every step of the way.
The in-house chefs will work closely with you to design a bespoke menu that matches your preferences. All dietary requirements will also be accommodated and coordinated with your seating plan. At Drapers’ Hall, you can count on the catering team to mark any special occasion with a meal that embodies the art of fine dining.
Highlights of Catering at Drapers’ Hall London:
- Celebrate in-house chefs who can design you a bespoke menu
- All dietary requests will be incorporated into the meal plans
- Antique candelabras and original rail back chairs included
- South Place Hotel
- The Montcalm Royal London House
- The Ned
- Andaz London Liverpool Street
- Duck & Waffle
- New Street Grill
- The Ivy City Garden
- Postman’s Park
- Bunhill Fields Burial Ground
- Altab Ali Park
- Mint Street Park
- Tower of London
- Spitalfields Market
- Sky Garden
- Tower Bridge
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 ·
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.
12am (the bar closes at 11.30pm)
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.
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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