Christmas at Merchant Taylors’
The sun is shining, the evenings are long and the sweet summer air is punctuated with the smells of barbecues and suntan lotion. So at Merchant Taylors’ we are turning our attentions to, you guessed it, Christmas! It’s one of our favourite times of year and preparations are well under way to make it our best festive season yet.
As you would imagine at Merchant Taylors’, this starts with the food. Our Head Chef, Richard Trant has put together a fabulous menu which both you and your guests will love. Our entrées include Potted Ham Hock, Beetroot Infused Gravlax and a selection of Warming Winter Soups. To refresh the palette between courses, Gin and Tonic or Peach Champagne sorbets will be served. For our Christmas main courses we have a choice between Roasted Guinea Fowl or Duck, Salmon Wellington or Wild Mushroom Stroganoff. And then of course there’s dessert. The selection this year includes Chestnut Parfait, Christmas Pudding Ice Cream and a Christmas Pudding Parfait. Whet your appetite further by looking through the Christmas Package Menu 2015.
If you’re yet to book your Christmas party Merchant Taylors’ Hall will offer your guests a night they’ll never forget. We have nine sensational spaces varying in size and décor, so there’s bound to be a room that fits your numbers and taste. If you’re planning a large function with over 100 people, our Great Hall would make a fantastic choice for a sit down dinner. The mahogany panelling and chandeliers create a warm and welcoming atmosphere on a winter’s evening and when dressed for the occasion, the room is the perfect choice for a festive gathering.
For smaller soirees, we have a varied choice of spaces, including The Library. With its open fire and glass-panelled book cases it’s one of our most intimate spaces – perfect for an exquisite fine dining experience. Our Drawing Room has just as much charm and elegance, but a more genteel ambience. The soft pastel colours of its palette and the hand painted Chinese silk wallpaper impress guests and organisers every time we conduct site visits.
Once you’ve chosen the perfect space for your Christmas party, your dedicated event organiser will offer you all the support and advice you need to make sure your function is everything you want it to be. From decorations and entertainment to wine matching and canapé selection, the team at Merchant Taylors’ Hall can help you with all your creative decisions. It’s also their job to take care of all the logistics and to-ing and fro-ing with suppliers, removing the stress entirely from your shoulders.
Between them, our Events Team – Liz, Tanja, Zara and Claire – have organised hundreds of parties, dinners and receptions at Merchant Taylors’ Hall, so you can rest assured that your Christmas party is in safe hands.
Our prices for Christmas dinner or lunch start at £87.50 per person and depending on numbers, there may be a venue hire charge too. Get in touch with our Events Team to discuss your dates and requirements on 020 7450 4445.