Conferences in the Great Hall


Conferences in the Great Hall

Fantastic conferences need to be held in fantastic spaces. Even the best speakers and the most enthusiastic of delegates need to be given the right environment in order to hit their stride, and The Great Hall at Merchant Taylors’ is one of those places.

 First impressions

Stepping into The Great Hall for the first time is an experience your guests won’t forget. Most visitors are impressed at finding such a large space in a building nestled amongst the bustling streets of the City. With its 13-metre-high ceiling and 3-metre-tall stained glass windows, The Great Hall has the interior to match its majestic dimensions.


The room’s 338m2 floor space, when used to its full capacity, can accommodate up to 380 delegates in a theatre-style formation. But smaller conferences using different formats including classroom or cabaret, can rest assured their delegates won’t feel overwhelmed by the space. The chandeliers and mahogany panelling create a warm, welcoming atmosphere that suits meetings of all sizes – we’ve even held a meeting for just 15 guests in there!


Delegates, organisers and speakers alike tell us how much they love being part of an event in a venue with a story to tell. Merchant Taylors’ Hall dates back to 1347, so its rich history offers up lots of talking points. For example, the original 14th century rush beaten floor of the Great Hall can still be seen today. Your guests may also be interested to know that previous attendees of events in our biggest space include Alexander I of Russia and Frederick William III of Prussia.


The organ gallery can be used by AV crews, for theming or photography and the room also boasts a generous dais which is perfect for presentations. The Great Hall is conveniently linked to the Courtyard Garden, Cloisters and The Parlour, any of which can be incorporated into your event as a breakout space or an area to serve refreshments. You can enter The Great Hall from either end of the room, giving you the opportunity to move delegates through different spaces during your conference, enriching their experience.


As soon as you book your conference at Merchant Taylors’ Hall you will be assigned a dedicated event co-ordinator. They will be your point of contact through the conception, planning and execution of your event ensuring seamless communication. Our team prides itself on being able to translate your vision into a reality, proposing practical solutions to any challenges that may arise and going the extra mile to make sure your event plays out exactly as you want it to. They also know our beautiful venue inside out and are full of creative ideas if you need them.

 Get in touch

If you’re looking for a conference venue call the Events Team at Merchant Taylors’ Hall to check your dates against our diary. You can reach us on 020 7450 4445.

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