The Crypt at Bleeding Heart

Up to 150

About The Crypt at Bleeding Heart

Dating back to the 12th century, The Crypt at St Etheldreda’s most famously hosted a rather grand, days-long feast for Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Today, wedding receptions are a strong suit, with the time-worn stone walls, beautiful beamed ceilings and candlelight evoking a rich history. Sat beneath the oldest Catholic church in England – which also happens to be mentioned in two of Shakespeare’s plays – the space is an unceasing conversation sparker at business events and regularly hosts banquet-style dinners, cocktail receptions and Christmas parties. A veritable gem on the west side of the City of London.

The original beamed ceiling, stone floor and rustic columns, which can be adorned with anything from flowers and foliage to fairy lights, or left undecorated, all make for a magical atmosphere in which to enjoy your wedding, Christmas party or banquet whatever the time of year. Natural light streams through the stained glass windows during the day while candles accentuate the stunning setting come nighttime.

Round tables always look a picture when dressed and ready for any type of banquet or celebration, for 50 to 120 guests seated. Service is always impeccably drilled from the staff at the adjoining Bleeding Heart Restaurant.

Catering is provided by the restaurant, too, touting modern interpretations of French and European classics. The executive head chef Julian Marshall has worked with some of Britain’s best chefs including Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, the restaurant offers a range of set food and drinks packages, as well as bespoke menus tailored to your requirements.

Located on Ely Place – London’s last privately-owned gated street – in the city’s famous Hatton Garden, The Crypt is easily accessible by public transport from both Farringdon and Holborn.

Smaller events of up to 50 can also be held here or at the other Bleeding Heart venues, most notably in the Bleeding Heart Tavern.

Venue Facilities
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Delegates/Guests
Up to 150
Venue Type
Party venue
Venue Style
Historic, Spacious, Traditional

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The Crypt at Bleeding Heart Rooms

The Crypt

The Crypt

120
Meeting
150
Standing
120
Banquet

The medieval Crypt boasts a unique atmosphere and can accommodate 120 for a banquet or 150+ for an atmospheric reception

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The Tavern Bar Privé

The Tavern Bar Privé

40
Standing
1
Banquet

The traditional British Tavern can hold up to 32 for private dining, with the option to hold a reception in the ground floor bar first.

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The Wine Cellar

The Wine Cellar

20
Meeting
50
Standing
1
Banquet

The Wine Cellar features an impressive collection of vinous memorabilia and exposed brick walls, and can seat up to 30 guests.

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The Parlour

The Parlour

12
Meeting
20
Standing
16
Banquet

Seating up to 16 guests for a private lunch or dinner, the Private Parlour is an intipate space featuring a long table and rich, red decor.

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One Bleeding Heart Yard

29
Meeting
60
Standing
46
Banquet

Warm and rustic, this space is great for receptions and less formal occasions for up to 60 guests.

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Location

Ely Place, Holborn Circus, City of London, London, EC1N 6RY

020 7242 8238

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