Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH
Guildhall has been the City powerhouse since the twelfth century and its impressive architecture is testament to the prestige of the venue. Guildhall is still home of the City of London Corporation and acts as a grand setting for glittering banquets, royal occasions and receptions attended by heads of State and other dignitaries. This Grade 1 listed landmark is a magnificent setting for memorable events.
Weddings at Guildhall
This magnificent Medieval landmark was created and designed to reflect the eminence of London’s ruling elite, and it bestows prestige and gravitas on any event held within its iconic walls.
Your guests will receive a warm greeting in the atmospheric and intimate Crypts, the handsome light-bathed Library or the grand and majestic Great Hall, perfect for your first dance with its richly decorated ceiling. Each one of Guildhall’s superb spaces offers a rare and breathtaking setting for a wedding, and your guests will be bowled over by the rich and opulent setting.
Rooms in the Guildhall
The imposing medieval Great hall with its huge Gothic windows is the largest and most impressive room in Guildhall. The 15th century walls are five feet thick and ornamented with dramatic clustered columns and mouldings.
The Old Library is an airy and spacious room flooded with light from the magnificent stained glass windows. A small mezzanine is contained within a series of tall, graceful arches.
East and West Crypts
The East Crypt and West Crypt are the largest Medieval crypts in London dating back to Edward the Confessor (1042). The circular columns and fine groined ceiling create an intimate atmosphere.
Art Gallery and Basinghall Suite
The Guildhall Art Gallery and Basinghall Suite is a recent addition to the Guildhall, opened in 1999 by her Majesty The Queen. The suite houses the impressive art collection of The City of London Corporation.
With its Corinthian columns, richly decorated, moulded ceiling in gold leaf, and four matching chandeliers this beautifully proportioned room exudes character and provides the perfect location for events to remember. One of the delights of attending an evening reception or dinner, is to see the crystal facets twinkling in the candlelight.