Pre-Wedding

Pre-Wedding

Initial enquiry (by phone or email)

We will respond to your enquiry with further information and approximate costings.


 First visit/s

A member of our sales team will show you round the venue and answer your questions to help you decide if we will be suitable for you. You will be given your very own Merchant Taylors’ Hall wedding note book to take down your thoughts as we show you round – we know how it gets with venue hunting, organisation is key!


Provisional wedding date arranged

Whilst you are deciding on which venue suits your requirements, we are happy to hold your wedding date for an agreed period of time.


Full guided tour of the venue

You will meet your wedding co-ordinator, who will be available to support you throughout the process.They will help you explore your options and talk with you at length to find out your preferences, requirements and budget. You are welcome to bring family or friends to help advise you. Your wedding co-ordinator will create a bespoke wedding package based on your discussions. It will cover things like the date, number of guests, function rooms required, style of menu and confirmed costings. If required we can provide you with a proposal to help you reach your decision.


Contract signed

Once you have signed the contract, your wedding co-ordinator will be formally appointed.


Planning things in detail

When it comes to organising the details of your wedding, from registrar bookings to rehearsals, your wedding co-ordinator will give you as much or as little support as you wish. Merchant Taylors’ works with a number of first-class events suppliers and your co-ordinator can help you with: The cake, florist, decor (from table/chair covers to ice sculptures), lighting designers, live music and entertainment (from a classical quartet to fire jugglers), disco and DJ, photography and video.


Meeting the team and menu tastings

Your wedding co-ordinator will arrange for you to meet with our Head Chef and front of house staff and organise menu tastings.


Final refinements

The ‘refinement’ period is a continuous process up until the day before your wedding. Your wedding co-ordinator’s goal is to get everything exactly as you want it including the day’s itinerary, seating arrangements and the garden’s appearance.


The day before

We will be on hand to receive the deliveries of anything being brought in from outside – (AV equipment, flowers, wheelchairs, film equipment etc.) to allow you time to relax and look forward to enjoying the next day.