Here is a selection of venues that we often work with. We are delighted to recommend these locations due to their quality and suitability. We also have a list of alternatives, country and world-wide, so please call for ideas.
The Brewers’ Hall, refurbished in 2011, is located in Aldermanbury Square: an oasis amongst the high rise modernity of the City of London. This welcome open space can be found between the Guildhall and London Wall. The Brewers’ Company is one of the oldest of the City of London Guilds or Livery Companies with origins dating back to the medieval period.
Butchers' Hall is one of the most elegant of the City livery halls, having been carefully restored after its destruction during the Second World War. The ancient Guild of Butchers has written evidence of its existence dating back to 975AD. Still closely associated with the Meat Industry it is suitably located in the vibrant Smithfield area.
Owned and run by award winning cheese maker Bill Oglethorpe, the Kappacasien dairy provides a unique and dramatic backdrop to any tasting event. The cheeses produced within its Victorian arches will provide the delicious centrepiece to your event and the beers produced by neighbouring micro-breweries can provide the ideal accompaniment. We structure the tasting in the classical Taste of the Vine format; introducing interaction, humour and for those competitive groups: a challenge, and Bill provides the venue, cheeses and anecdote.
Kensington Palace has been a royal residence for over 300 years. Originally a private country house, the building was acquired by William III and Mary II in 1689 and was transformed into a royal palace by Christopher Wren. The palace was home to William and Mary, Queen Anne, George I and George II and was the birthplace and childhood home of Princess Victoria (later Queen Victoria).
Built in 1830 as a Church and Spiritualist Venue, and now Anton Mosimann's world famous dining club, The Belfry has interest charm, style and character in equal measure.
Anton realised his dream when he opened the club in 1988, offering the best of foods and finest of wines in the most luxurious surroundings.
A former cellar of a Port shipper, the atmospheric Vaults at the Royal Society of Arts are an ideal location for events with a wine theme. Situated behind the strand, it is well suited for groups coming from the City and West End. Vault 1 (pictured) is a perfect location for a pre dinner challenge or tasting reception. Vault 1 holds up to 80 people standing.
The Balcony Room (pictured) is light and airy with panoramic views of the Thames, the City and the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral. It will comfortably hold 60 people for a seated event. The contemporary décor is suited to all manner of functions, conveying an informal though elegant feel.
Particularly suited to beer themed events, The Brewery houses a wide range of rooms suitable for tasting events. Our favourites for smaller groups are the Sugar Rooms and Smeatons Vaults, both characterful settings accomodating between 30 and 100 people. The Smeatons Vaults were once beer fermentation vessels.
The Porter Tun is a stunning room ideally suited to events for between 250 - 700 guests.
The vaulted basement of the Banqueting House was designed as a drinking den for James I. Soon after it was completed, Isaac de Caus was commissioned to decorate part of the basement as a shell grotto where the King could enjoy himself with his friends.
You instinctively slow down on the approach to Waddesdon Manor and imagine you have been transported to Bordeaux. The magnificent Renaissance style chateau was built by the Rothschild family at the turn of the century and is now home to the finest collection of Rothschild wines (Lafite Rothschild & Mouton Rothschild) outside Bordeaux.