Brenda Beary

“Many guests used the words “perfect” and “best wedding ever”.
We were most impressed particularly by the food and the meal service.”

Sarah Wilks

“Finally an opportunity to send a big THANK YOU message to you and your team for such an incredible time on the 4th, not to mention all your help before hand!!!
Thanks to you all for making our wedding reception so seamless – we were absolutely thrilled with everything and all our guests have said what a wonderful evening it was.

The venue looked gorgeous and everyone had such fun.

The rave reviews we have had about the food have been incredible – many people have said it’s the best meal they’ve had this year and one (rather distinguished chap!) even “ever”!!! So thank you!

Thank you also for ensuring all the little details were seen to like the water jugs, the band, highchairs etc., etc.
It was much appreciated that we could just spend the time with our guests and not worry about logistical things.

Also – the complimentary glass of sparkling wine was great – thank you for that kind gesture…
Whilst I don’t want to get married again, I wouldn’t mind another reception at MT’s!!!”

Rana Herbert

“I would like to thank you and everyone else at Merchant Taylor’s hall for helping us have a wonderful wedding.
The hall was beautiful and the food was outstanding.

The architecture added to the beauty of the wedding.

I was amazed with the speed of transforming the main hall and the attention that was put into details.

Having a Persian ceremony in such an old and beautiful building was a special experience for me and my Iranian guests.

We had a great time, and although I can’t speak for our guests, they all seemed to enjoy it as well.
Many thanks for being there for us throughout planning one of the most important events of our lives.

Please send our regards to everyone, especially your chef.”

Liga and Will Dugdale

“Staff were absolutely fantastic!”

Alice Clay and Osman Rankin

Alice Clay:

“You gave us a wonderful and memorable day, and the service was absolutely superb.
You and Keith, in particular, were so professional and helpful.

Many, many thanks.

Excuse brevity – but we were so pleased that we chose to have the event with you.”

Edward Clay (bride’s father):

“…It is to thank you both for the arrangements you made for last Saturday’s wedding for our daughter, Alice, and Oz.

Although Alice and Oz made by far the largest contribution from our side to the planning of the celebrations, we appreciated greatly the way you both dealt with us all, and your approach to preparing for the day.

Your presence and quiet but effective guidance and interventions on Saturday helped it all to run as smoothly as if on rails.
I certainly would like to thank your staff for their approach, too.

They were professional but not so detached nor cool as to make it seem as if this was just another chore.
They were dignified, hospitable and welcoming. Please pass on our appreciation of the way they performed.

Those who worked out of sight did extremely well in preparing and serving a delicious meal.

My wife Anne and I are extremely grateful to you and to Keith, and to all your colleagues involved.
I wish we had another daughter and might approach you again for another wedding!

We shall do what we can, however, to commend to others our enjoyment of the venue and the service you provided.”

Carlie and Robert Jackson (bride’s parents)

Carlie Jackson:

“…I just wanted to thank you and all the team at Merchant Taylors’ for the wonderful event you put on for Annabel and Kevin on Saturday.
Everything ran like clockwork and your staff were so friendly.

The tables and chair covers looked stunning and I have promised you a photo of how well they set off the flower arrangements.

The food was delicious and my sister-in-law and niece were particularly impressed with their gluten-free canapes.
Please thank the chef and his team.

Dinner was a huge success evidently and the three of us who went to St Thomas’s enjoyed the starter and dessert at 11.00.

Another indication of your team’s professionalism in all eventualities.
Not many, completely sober mothers of the bride end up in an ambulance, having heard the speeches and knowing everything at the reception is under control.
The doctors were amazed I was not hysterical but I knew I could depend on Merchant Taylors’ hall.

Thank you, for thinking of so many small things which make all the difference on such a momentous occasion.

You have been so easy to make all the arrangements with for Annabel and Kevin’s special day.
They loved every minute and looked so happy…”

Joy Walters

“I wanted to write to you and thank you for the excellent job you did in helping us organising the reception of Matthew & Emma’s wedding.

It was such a success because of the way you and your team looked after us. The food and service was superb, so please thank everyone involved.

I can only recommend Merchant Taylors’ to anyone who wants a professional but personal approach to their event. Thank you once again.”


Feedback from Matthew, a guest who attended Kate and Carlos’ wedding

“Like everyone else, we had a wonderful time at the wedding.

A wonderful venue, the tables beautifully laid out, and such a feeling of joy and happiness radiating from Kate and Carlos.

Thank you again for a very special day – we are very pleased that we were there.

I did, however, want to say something with my restaurant reviewer hat on.

We go to lots of places where they don’t seem to be able to grill a steak properly, let alone stop it from getting cold between the kitchen and the table.

So I tend to be very skeptical of hotels and large scale caterers on the grounds that it is almost impossible to produce really good food for 150 people, simultaneously, and as a result don’t hold out too much hope of good food when we go to weddings and events like this.
But your event has proved me wrong.
I was really impressed by the quality of the food and the efficiency of the staff, and any kitchen that can produce beef like that, perfectly cooked, served hot on nice warm plates, for so many people all at the same time, deserves a round of applause.
I take my hat off to them.”

Martin and Eric

Martin Huddart:

“… Everything went to plan. The food was superb, the service exemplary and everyone commented on how wonderful and enjoyable the day was. We could not have asked for more. With grateful thanks again to you, Keith, Richard and all at Merchant Taylors’ for making the dream a reality.”

Paul and Claire


“This is a very belated note to say a huge THANK YOU for everything you did for our wedding on 29 January 2011!
We can’t say enough how fantastic you and all your helpers were. We thought it was wonderful and so did all our guests.

We have had so many nice comments about the food – people were really impressed, especially with the beef – (even some real foodies who are pretty hard to please!). And everyone was amazed by the building and the staff.
One of my cousins declared that the wedding must have cost more than £100,000(!!!) because it was so fantastic!

You looked after us so well, even down to us having individual waiters looking after us and trying to top up our glasses!
All in all it was wonderful and we’re so pleased we put your trust in you and your team, it paid off.

Thanks for all your help and for being so calm when we were getting stressed in the run up.”


“Thanks so much for all your hard work in making our wedding reception a fabulous event.”