Polished tables, antique chandeliers, silk brocade drapes and floor-to-ceiling windows – Barber-Surgeons’ Hall has all of the fripperies to host a wedding for the ages. First built in 1441, the historic Hall is one of the capital’s finest examples of a building that connects traditional London of old with the comfort and practicality of a modern wedding venue.
Every couple who chooses this glorious venue as the spot for their wedding celebrations gets an experienced co-ordinator to tailor-make their day and work out how they can best use the remarkable physic garden, where rolling lawns are bisected by the original London Wall. There are four light, airy and versatile rooms to choose from, in addition to the charming outside space for alfresco entertaining, so whether it’s an intimate party you’re planning or a big wedding reception for all your friends and family, there’ll be a space to suit.
The most striking of the four is the Great Hall, which features an abundance of Japanese oak panelling and doors that lead directly onto the Terrace. Lit with Waterford crystal chandeliers and dominated by a magnificent Holbein painting of Henry VIII, this large space is flooded with natural light throughout the day making it an ideal spot for seated wedding breakfasts for up to 120 guests.
Party Ingredients is the caterer contracted to deliver bespoke menus, so you’re in safe hands when it comes to drinking and dining. Designed for serving on the Hall’s Edwardian-style display tables, a wedding tea menu might include cold sushi canapés and warm crispy duck and mango spring rolls, or a tiered offer of more traditional sandwiches, eclairs and scones.
The staff here understand that each couple is unique and are on hand to discuss the infinite possibilities to ensure your special day goes off without a hitch.