Dating way back to 1670, the grand and stately Skinners’ Hall is one of the top wedding venues in the City, handily located right by Cannon Street railway station and a short walk from Bank tube station.
Skinners’ Hall is the home of The Worshipful Company of Skinners, one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies, the historic trade associations and guilds of the City of London. The Grade I-listed building is something of a hidden gem in the Square Mile. Grand ceremonial gates open onto a courtyard within which you’ll find the wood-panelled Outer Hall, rebuilt after the Great Fire of London. The double-height room has a wedding licence for civil ceremonies, as well as a circular balcony for wedding speeches and photography. It can accommodate 80 guests.
There’s even more wood panelling in the spectacular Great Hall, which has room for 170 people for a seated dinner at round tables, before guests head to the Old Court Room to party the night away on the dance floor to the sounds of a live band or a DJ.
In warm weather, drinks and canapés can be served around the fountain on the roof terrace, one of the venue’s three outdoor spaces. Wedding barbecues are also popular in the summer here, making the most of the venue’s gorgeous courtyard.
When the weather is cooler, fires are lit in the Great Hall, where you can have a buffet meal or a sit-down meal catered for by Party Ingredients, one of London’s leading special-event caterers, who offer a full-on food and event management service.
An on-site events team is on hand throughout the whole process of planning your wedding to make sure that you get exactly what you want from your big day and they are always available to ensure that everything runs smoothly.