Venue Tour: Stationers’ Hall, London
We are delighted to share with you a tour of the classical London wedding venue, Stationers’ Hall with details of their recent wedding showcase. The amazingly talented Helen Warner Photography captured the details of the décor steeped in history and character. It was built in the 16th Century and is Grade 1 listed so these authentic details such as grand fireplaces and elaborate gilded gold crests and coving create magical statement features in their own right! Karen Woolven Flowers dressed tables in The Court Room in Autumnal shades of red, orange and yellow which also compliments the fabulous flags on display whilst standing out from the enormous 18th Century Mantelpiece – what a feature! This key room of Stationers’ Hall has capacity for 120 guests for a seated ceremony with the beautiful light streaming in through the stained glass windows and it has direct access to the wonderful Garden which is perfect for mingling with your guesst after the ceremony! The magnificent tree you can see is said to be one of the oldest in London and planted in 1800’s, the Ivy trailing up it and lovely Hydrangea are such pretty details and we think using these within your wedding scheme indoors would be so beautiful!
With four interlinking rooms, Stationers’ Hall has plenty to offer! These include The Court Room described above, as well as The Main Hall, The Stock Room and The Ante Room. Oak is a predominant element of the décor with The Stock Room having splendid oak panelling and carvings which date back to the 17th Century and The Main Hall again including oak panelling and beautiful flooring. Oh how we do love wonderful wooden floors! The Main Hall can seat between 150 and 200 guests for a reception and the team tell us that the most beautiful ambience can be created with permitted candles – which is a rare bonus for such an old Livery Hall! This would look so romantically beautiful for the evening’s dancing too as The Main Hall’s acoustics is famed to be one of the best in London! If you’re looking for a Church ceremony instead the St Martin Within Ludgate Church holds up to 160 people and is of the same historical and classic style with stained glass windows and oak flooring from the 12th century!
Chester Boyd Catering offers their classy culinary experience at Stationers’ Hall where they are passionate about providing food which is as outstanding as the setting! Offering classical dishes and contemporary twists, the finest ingredients and their Dinner Menu is completely tantalising! Options include Aged Scottish Beef Fillet with Asparagus, Broad Beans Girolles and Parmesan Mash or the delicious Gressingham Duck, a Pan Roasted Breast with Kentish Cherries and Glazed Cabbage. Fabulous! You can see a selection of their small decorative Canapés below too and do take at look at the menu which includes Meringues with Beetroot and Goats Cheese, as well as Wild Mushroom Truffle Tartlets with Hollandaise.
Helen Warner Photography