VENUE OF THE MONTH: APOTHECARIES' HALL
26 Sep 2017 | Katja Skafar
INTIMATE AND ATMOSPHERIC
The Apothecaries’ Hall is one of the oldest Livery halls in the City - a discreet, delightful setting a stone throw both from St Paul's and the Inns of Court. Accessed off a cobbled hill and through an atmospheric private courtyard, the Hall is a portal into another time.
Home to the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries since 1632, Apothecaries’ Hall has all the historical features to impress your guests and make your event special and unique.
The largest of its event spaces is the Great Hall, which features a beautiful 18th-century candelabrum, oak-panelled walls and stained glass containing Coats of Arms of Past Masters – it is a good choice for dinners, receptions, weddings and other celebrations for up to 200 people.
The more intimate Court Room suits smaller parties and has the feel of a stately home, with portraits lining the walls and impressive stained-glass windows. With its intimate atmosphere the room is a great place for private luncheons, meetings and small dinner parties, including Christmas parties. This Christmas, Apothecaries’ Hall is engaging with the theatrical – great British Pantomime themed entertainment, drawing on the best bits of Christmas tradition.
The smallest of all, the brightly lit Parlour is great for intimate meetings and receptions or works well as a breakout space for up to 30 people. The
central focus is the Society’s drug jar collection, displayed on both sides of the room.
One of the highlights is Apothecaries’ Hall newly refurbished courtyard, magnificent outdoor space, ideal for wedding and summer receptions for up to 200 guests. Look up when you enter the courtyard – Apothecaries’ Coat of Arms is located just above the entrance, showing Apollo, the god of healing, and a rhino (believed to contain healing properties).