Skinners' Hall

Skinners' Hall

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Skinners' Hall

Dowgate Hill, London EC4

Skinners' Hall dates from 1670 and is a Grade I listed building rich in history and tradition, being built immediately after the Great Fire of London. The hall is beautifully furbished with great style and elegance, including impressive courtyards inspired by Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winners Tommaso del Buono and Paul Gazerwitz.

Entrance is via the ceremonial gates and charming paved courtyard to the warmth and atmosphere of a fine Country house complete with outstanding paintings, coats of arms and period furniture. The building offers several different rooms and has many unique features which include the 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.

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Receptions

300

Dinners

170

Event Spaces

9

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Event Spaces

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Great Hall

Receptions

300

Dinners

170

Conferences

170

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Great Hall

Receptions

300

Dinners

170

Conferences

170

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.

Great Hall Floorplan

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Old Court Room

Receptions

150

Dinners

50

Conferences

80

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Old Court Room

Receptions

150

Dinners

50

Conferences

80

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.

Old Court Room Floorplan

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Roof Terrace

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.

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Outer Hall

Receptions

80

Conferences

80

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Outer Hall

Receptions

80

Conferences

80

The unique double height Outer Hall is a perfect location to greet guests and enjoy a glass of bubbly. The oak panelled room is licensed for wedding ceremonies and, with a magnificent open fire, it comes into its own during the Winter months.

The Outer Hall features an overhead circular gallery and a glass chandelier – a gift from Empress Catherine the Great of Russia to James Harris, first Earl of Malmesbury.

Outer Hall Floorplan

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Entrance Courtyard

Enter a different world through the ceremonial gates from Dowgate Hill into the Entrance Courtyard, primarily used for the formation of guild processions. Skinners’ Hall is entered to the right – cloakroom facilities are located here and guests are then guided into the Outer Hall.

Please note the Entrance Courtyard is included in Skinners’ Hall hire and cannot be hired separately.

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Committee Room

Receptions

30

Dinners

16

Conferences

30

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Committee Room

Receptions

30

Dinners

16

Conferences

30

The Committee Room is a small private room, located between Great Hall and Old Court Room, used primarily for intimate dinners for up to 16 people or small business meetings for 20 people.

Committee Room Floorplan

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Court Room

Conferences

45

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Court Room

Conferences

45

The Court Room, formerly known as the Cedar Drawing Room, is a beautiful space panelled in the Virginian Cedar wood. Dark brown wood creates an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere perfect for small scale meetings and company presentations for up to 45 people.

Court Room Floorplan

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Library

A small private drawing room for VIP receptions, or a bride and groom to find some privacy.

This room is used primarily by the Skinners’ Company themselves, but may be available by special arrangement.

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Parlour

Dinners

12

An elegant additional room suitable for smaller dinners, meetings or ‘break out’ discussions for up to 12 people.

This room is used primarily by the Skinners’ Company themselves, but may be available by special arrangement.

Parlour Floorplan
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