Skinners Hall London Venue Hire EC4
Welcome to Skinners Hall, a Grade 1 listed building nestled in the heart of the city, dating from 1670 Skinners is steeped in rich history and tradition, it is beautifully furbished and elegantly styled. A fine country house in the heart of the City rich in history and tradition. This hidden gem is full of character and charm with three separate outdoor areas including the unique fountain roof garden. The Hall can accommodate up to 170 for a seated dinner or up to 350 guests for informal entertaining. Dancing is permitted and there are plenty of lovely areas for musicians or other entertainment.
Enter through the ceremonial gates and charming courtyard to the warmth and atmosphere of a fine Country house complete with outstanding paintings, coats of arms and period furniture. There are several different rooms with many wonderful features which include the stunning round gallery and open fire in the Outer Hall, the magnificent polished East India Table in the Old Court Room and the beautiful Italianate roof garden featuring a central fountain.
The neo-Georgian Skinners’ Hall is the ideal setting for a unique corporate event, with a range of versatile areas. With excellent City connections, beautifully furnished rooms and high-speed wifi, the venue will suit all your requirements. Their experienced events team will plan your event according to your precise requirements and will use their experience, passion and creativity to deliver an impressive and unforgettable event.
Or perhaps you are looking for a venue for informal dining options, their team are able to conjure the most inspiring theme ideas or work to your own requirements, finding the perfect catering mix from canapés, to bowl food, to buffets and food stations.Packages
Skinners’ Hall Hospitality
Food is a pivotal point of every event and the style of menu you choose can play a big part in creating the atmosphere for you and your guests. Sample menus below reflect the Hall while offering the best of British seasonal produce. All our menus can be tailored to your liking – please send us your brief and the team will work to create a truly magical dining experience.
Networking at its finest
The Hall spaces are beautifully furbished and laid out perfectly to encourage a good guest flow throughout the event. Skinners’ Hall provides rooms and spaces suited to entertaining whatever the season, with wet-weather back-up plans for (British) summer parties.
Seasonal Events to Remember
Delight your guests with themed celebrations this year. For summer, join us as we focus on the multiple Great British summer sporting events – there’s an athlete in all of us! A full century on, our Christmas parties this year are capturing the magic of the 1920’s – an era of decadence, liberation and stylish fun.
The Great Hall, formerly known as the Banqueting Hall, can accommodate up to 170 guests for dinner or a meeting and up to 300 for standing receptions. Dating back to 1670, the Hall is oak panelled and includes the Minstrels’ Gallery beneath which the Company’s banners are hung during festive occasions.
Amongst the remarkable features of the Great Hall is an exquisite silver display case, coats of arms and large panels painted by Sir Frank William Brangwyn.
The Great Hall can be used for a range of events and adapted to a variety of layouts based on your requirements. It sits adjacent to the Old Court Room and can be used in conjunction with the Committee Room and the Outer Hall, with two courtyards for al fresco entertaining at ground floor level.
Dinner – 170
Theatre Style – 170
Reception – 300
Old Court Room
The Old Court Room was restored in 2012 under the direction of English Heritage – colour choices referenced the original architectural period of the interior. The centrepiece is the mahogany East India table from the 18th century, a parting gift to the Skinners’ Company, nowadays still used for dinners and meetings.
The Old Court Room, with an integral sprung dance floor, is a popular choice for summer balls, after dinner parties and is widely used by wedding couples for their first dance.
Dinner – 50
Theatre Style – 80
Reception – 150
With this distinctive outside space, the Roof Terrace at Skinners’ Hall offers unrivalled potential for seasonal alfresco entertaining. The Italianate terrace is an extraordinary luxury and a hidden oasis in the heart of the City.
It is accessed via a chamfered square brick pavilion with a glazed octagonal lantern roof, or via the large Venetian windows of the gallery. Sculptures, olive trees and a circular central fountain make it the perfect place for summer entertaining, wood-fired BBQ buffets with cookery displays and wedding receptions. The Roof Garden can be decorated to match your style, with gazebos, music and additional services arranged upon request.
Please note that the Roof Terrace is included in Skinners’ Hall hire and cannot be hired separately.