Size & Style
The first thing to look for when you are planning a drinks reception is the size and style of your venue. 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. With seven unique spaces to choose from, we have a setting to match with every occasion. What's more, our team can help you to choose the canapes to complement your drinks package, leaving nothing to chance. Working with expert mixologists and bar tenders, we can turn your drinks reception into an experience that your guests will never forget.
All of our rooms are suitable for a drinks reception, 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. This space really captures the charm and uniqueness of Glaziers Hall. The Arches are simply filled with character. The interconnecting spaces with exposed brickwork, superbly finished with wooden beams, are a feature in themselves. Whether an event starts, finishes or is exclusively hosted in the Arches, few spaces can offer the same fusion of history, character and charm.
The Banqueting Hall: Epitomising elegance and style, the Banqueting Hall is a show-stopping space for professional and private functions. Set against a backdrop of cloth draped walls and with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, there is no doubt you will make an impression when you invite your guests to drinks in this room.
A toast to making the right choices
We understand the attention to detail that needs to go into every element of an event, including the drinks package. We want to ensure your guests enjoy a memorable evening and that the drinks are flowing.
For larger drinks receptions, we would suggest selecting a number of classic drinks to create a mouth-watering 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 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 or mixologist to be on hand to ensure your guests are served promptly and with a stylish flair. Thanks to our hand-picked partners, we can cater for even the most complicated of needs to make your event the show-stopping performance it deserves to be.
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 bowl food, street food or locally sourced produce from Borough Market. Depending on the time of day and event schedule, we can make recommendations to complement your function and theme. 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 resident caterers, Life’s Kitchen, provide ethical and locally sourced food that can be adapted to suit any dietary requirements. The chefs at Life’s Kitchen work as an extension of our team at Glaziers Hall. With a fully-equipped kitchen, they make use of our facilities and deliver delicious food to guests whatever the function. With years of event experience, we are always on hand to provide recommendations and to introduce you to the chefs that will be preparing your food. This then gives you the opportunity to shape and try everything you choose to put on your menu.
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