We were in the heart of London, bang smack in the City on Tuesday talking to Brides and Grooms about Mighty Fine Entertainment at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall Wedding Showcase. As we are the recommended Wedding DJs at Merchant Taylors’ Hall, I thought I should do a little bit of research on the history of this incredible building. To be honest, the entrance is quite unassuming as you walk down Threadneedle Street, and it’s not until you enter the building that you discover a truly hidden gem!
In fact it may be that the Livery Company ‘The Worshipful Company of Merchants Taylors’ and their threads and needles actually gave name to the street itself. The building was built back in the 14th Century and has had Kings and eminent people through its doors ever since. There are seven rooms in total that can be used for weddings or events and each of them has their own personality. For the Wedding Showcase, we were in The Great Hall, which I have to say is amazing! It has an incredibly high ceiling, stunning wooden panelling and breath-taking chandeliers. There is also an organ gallery above, leading to the Renatus Harris Organ, and this gallery can also be used by photographers and film crews to capture great images of the wedding. The room has plenty of space for guests and is very versatile, as we saw during a Christmas corporate event that we DJed for. The Great Hall leads into The Cloisters whereby they had a bar for the Showcase attendees and from here you can access the beautiful Courtyard Garden. I could really see why this venue is so popular with Brides and Grooms as it has a natural flow through the space and a natural elegance to it.
We were also very lucky in that we got a chance to taste the canapes created in their 500 year old kitchen by Head Chef Richard Trant and his team, absolutely yummy and definitely kept us going. If you are thinking of a central London wedding venue then you should definitely have a look at Merchant Taylors’ Hall, it’s survived the Great Fire of London and The Blitz and still looks beautiful so it definitely deserves a round of applause!