Size & Style
The first thing to look for when you are planning a drinks reception is the venue style and size. You want your chosen venue to look great and have plenty of space for your guests. However you also want to ensure that you book the optimal venue size to suit your event activities and number of guests to avoid an overcrowded or empty room. For example, our River Room offers high style and spectacular river views for a standing drinks reception for up to 200 people. If you are hosting a more intimate event for 30 guests, we would recommend our newly renovated Thames Room. Designed for a drinks reception of up to 30 people, our Thames Room provides the perfect riverside room to host your evening, giving your guests the space to network and catch up with old friends.
All of our rooms are suitable for a reception event, however the favourites among our clients are:
The River Room: This room is great for large drinks receptions up to 180 people. It offers stunning river views and can be fitted with a wide variety of equipment.
The London Bridge Arches: Featuring the exposed Sir John Rennie s London Bridge, this space showcases three restored Georgian brick arches, a grade listed original York stone floor and bespoke wine cellar as a backdrop for up to 110 guests.
The Bridge Room: This space is perfect for smaller drinks receptions. It can hold around 50 guests for a drinks reception and provides a more intimate space for a slightly smaller event.
Glaziers Hall understand the essential services that will ensure your guests enjoy a memorable evening at your event. For larger drinks receptions, we would suggest selecting a number of classic drinks to create a concise drinks menu that will please all guests. Our staff can quickly prepare a few options for large crowds or can simply have two or three drinks options poured and ready to circulate amongst your guests. Smaller events or those with a generous drinks budget may opt for a full bar and even offer cocktails. We can also arrange for a professional bartender to be on hand to ensure your guests are served promptly and with a stylish flair.
Food is an integral part of delivering a great drinks reception. Some of our customers opt for canapé service, circulating delicious bite size treats throughout the room while guests network. Others may serve a partial or even a full meal depending on the time of day and event schedule. While some venues have their own kitchen staff, most, including Glaziers Hall, will employ caterers to provide a broader range of culinary options. If you are planning a drinks reception event, this is often the best option. Caterers are adept at meeting all sorts of different needs and can be selected based on their speciality to provide the freshest and most authentic menu available.
Innovative London Caterers
Our caterers provide ethical and locally sourced food that can be adapted to suit any dietary requirements. These include Grazing, who pair style with sustainability to provide amazing catering; Moving Venue, who are more than happy to design bespoke food just for your event; Bubble catering who thrive on providing innovative and luxurious meals, and Alexander and Bjork who combine glamour and refinement with great food. Each of these caterers are regulars in the Glaziers Hall kitchen, making full use of our fully equipped facilities and delivering delicious food to guests every time. Glaziers Hall are always on hand provide recommendations and make introductions with caterers, giving you the opportunity to meet ahead of your event and try everything on your menu.
Lighting and Equipment
At Glaziers Hall, we offer the equipment and technical knowhow to help you engage and wow your guests at every turn. We have AV equipment, projectors, screens, staging essentials, lecterns, microphones, PA systems and LED lighting available. We also have fast Wi-Fi, air conditioning and heating to make sure your guests are comfortable and connected throughout your event. For more advanced requirements, we regularly work with outside technical and production companies and can recommend several reliable suppliers upon request.
Glaziers Hall hold a prime location in the heart of London Bridge, ideal for guests arriving from across London as well as from further afield. Just minutes walk from London Bridge station and London Bridge City Pier, your guests will arrive with ease and will have a variety of transport options available for the trip home.Directions to Glaziers Hall