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THE COURT ROOM


The Court Room is one of the oldest rooms in the City of London and has recently been made available for hire to our clients. The room contains a fine painting of St Martin dividing his cloak with the Beggar, after Van Dyck, first mentioned in the archives in 1702-3, and portraits of Charles I, Charles II, Mary II, Prince George of Denmark (the Consort of Queen Anne), Robert Shaw, Master in 1636, and Sir Thomas Rawlinson, Master in 1687 and Lord Mayor in 1705.




Courtroom LayoutCapacity
Dinner Only50


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THE LIVERY HALL


The Livery Hall, now the venue for spectacular banquets, dinners and other events, was the original meeting place for members of the Company. The present room was built in 1671, and still retains late seventeenth century carving. In 2013 the ceiling underwent a major refurbishment.

THE BOARDROOM


The 1911 Boardroom provides an elegant Edwardian ambiance for meetings/dinners/lunches of up to 24 people. In addition, the Roof Garden may be booked for your reception prior to you event in the Boardroom

 




Boardroom LayoutCapacity
Reception30
Dinner / Lunch24
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THE DRAWING ROOM


This was redecorated in the current style in 1899 by Mr Schmidt, and refurbished in 1989.

The room contains a fine collection of enamel and porcelain wine labels. The long case clock was made in 1683 by James Gavell. The Company's charters line the walls, and overthe Boule cabinet hangs the first deed for the Hall dated 1352.The annexe was created over the Entrance Corridor in 1989. In it is hung the Tapestry of1466 depicting St Martin and St Dunstan, and the Hearse Cloth given in 1539 by John Hussee (Master 1528-31).

The conservatory was formed also in 1989. Much of the ironwork comes from the demolished Vintry House. The lead cistern with the Company's shield dates from 1701, and the bronze swan was presented in 2002 by Past Masters Butler-Adams and Newton.



Drawing Room LayoutCapacity
Reception158
Dinner / Lunch50


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THE GASSIOT & SWAN ROOMS

The Gassiot Room is named after Charles Gassiot (Master 1894), and is used for committee meetings and lunches.

It is part of the 1990s redevelopment. It was built to replace the Smoking Room of 1899, demolished to make room for Vintners’ Place. One fireplace is from the old Smoking Room, and bears the date 1899; the other is dated 1992. Paintings above the two fireplaces depict the Thames in the early 19th century, and during HM the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. Other paintings of interest are of the Court in 2000, by Julian Barrow; "Vintners’ Gifts”, by Paul Brown, presented in 1999; a painting attributed to Lucas Achtschellinck (1626-99) of the Apple and Grape Harvest; and a Dutch painting from the circle of Pieter Angillis (1685-1734) depicting the wine making process, with three men treading grapes. At the east end of the room is a fine collection of antique bottles and decanters.

The wallpaper is in the colours of the Royal Tank Regiment, which is sponsored by the Company.


The Swan room, like the Gassiot room, is part of the 1990s redevelopment, and is in recognition of the Company’s association with swans. It is designed to have an ‘outdoor’ feel, and is often used for wine tastings. The Company's right to own swans on the Thames is by prescription, ie before legal memory. It predates the Company’s first surviving records. The first mention of swans in the Vintners' archives is a payment for looking after them during the "Great Frost” of 1509. The care of the swans is entrusted traditionally to the junior warden, or ‘Swan Warden’.

The Swan Warden’s banner hangs at the western end of the room. The swans are counted and the cygnets ringed on an annual Swan Upping Voyage in July. On the north wall is a pastel of Swan Upping by Patricia Ashmore. On the east wall are portraits of Richard Turk, Swan Marker for 56 years (1904-60), by James Dring, and of Bruce Todd, Swan Warden in 1964, by Aubrey Davidson-Houston.

Facing the french windows are three false arches. The three trompe l’oeil paintings within them were executed by Colin Failes in 1996. They depict scenes on the south bank of the Thames at different times in the Company’s history. Also displayed in the room are archaeological finds from the excavations for Vintners’ Place, and various antique bottles.Also on the north wall are the armorial bearings of three recent Vintner Lord Mayors, Sir Denis Truscott OBE TD (1957-8), Sir Noel Bowater GBE MD (1953-4) and Sir Lionel Denny GBE MC (1965-6). A painting of all three hangs in the lobby between the Gassiot Room and the Livery Hall.



 

Gassiot Room LayoutCapacity
Reception24
Dinner / Lunch24
Swan Room LayoutCapacity
Reception40
Meeting40


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THE ROOF GARDEN



If you are booking the Boardroom for your dinner or lunch, you may wish to use the Roof Garden for your reception drinks. This venue provides spectacular views over the City of London.

 

Roof Garden LayoutCapacity
Reception24

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THE BUSINESS SUITE

 


The Business Suite was opened in January 2014.  This is an ideal space for someone looking to hold small meetings in the City for up to 5 people.

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