Boasting its own private entrance, guests arrive into the stunning Octagonal Hall, with mosaic floor and stained glass-domed ceiling making for an impressive start to any event. The evocative corridors running alongside the Grand Hall allow for further storytelling as guests journey through them before stepping out into the hall itself.
The Grand Hall, beautifully restored following a devastating fire in 2015, is an event space unlike any other. With potential to hold from 100 to 800 guests in a variety of formats, the Grand Hall is as functional as it is unique. The stunning lattice ceiling, hiding an advanced technical infrastructure, and remaining original features from its rich 125 year history make it ideal for hosting events that push boundaries. Large windows surrounding the hall allow natural daylight to flood in or clients can opt to use our blackout blinds and create their own stunning lighting effect within the space.
Alongside the Grand Hall and Octagonal Hall, event guests can also make use of the dedicated bar space, recently redesigned by artist Jake Tilson. The space also has its own private kitchen where, led by Head Chef Nigel James, our experienced in-house catering team can cook up an array of culinary delights, from canapes to bowl food, from finger buffets to sit-down banquets.
Every event in the Grand Hall is looked after by our team of event and catering professionals who are always on hand to provide a personable and professional service.
Grand Hall Capacities: 300 sit-down dinner, 640 seated theatre-style, 800 standing
Grand Hall Dimensions: Length 35m, Width 16m, Width between galleries 12m
Suitable for: Weddings, conferences, award ceremonies, dinners, lectures, concerts, fashion shows
Rates: 12 hour hire period from £7,000 - £7,500 + VAT to include Grand Hall, Octagonal Hall and Bar
Availability: Apr - Dec 2019 and further availability from April 2020
Extended hire periods and load-in and load-out days negotiable
bespoke technical packages are available from the venue at additional cost
Staffing costs are quoted bespoke for your event
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