London’s livery companies come taste the wine at Vintners’ Hall

Vintners’ Hall, home to The Worshipful Company of Vintners and one of ‘the Great Twelve Livery Companies’, welcomed 120 guests for an events showcase, 26 September.

Vintners’ Hall event caterers, Searcys, served up a range of high end food as part of the evening reception.

The guests were mainly wardens and clerks of The City of London’s leading livery companies and were invited to sample the venue’s grandeur, service and creative catering skills.

These wardens and clerks are responsible for organising meetings and events in and around the City.

“This year we are holding all our key events at Vintners’ Hall for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is their focus on flexibility and quality,” said Kim Lyons, assistant clerk of The Worshipful Company of Distillers. “As a company focused on the highest quality spirits we need to start our event management process with the drink and then create a menu that matches our needs.”

Lyons told CN she appreciated the knowledge and flexibility of a fellow livery company, given that hers did not have its own meetings space. “One of our events involves more than 200 separate high end spirits and tastings by some of the City’s most influential individuals. Vintners’ and Searcys between them deliver the perfect balance of creativity, flexibility and service,” she said.

Patricia Paixao, sales and marketing manager for Searcys at Vintners’ Hall added: “The event was our most successful showcase to date. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback and a variety of enquiries. Our partnership with Vintners’ Hall allows them to provide uniquely creative catering, unmatched by the other Halls, and we look forward to welcoming their events in the near future.”

Vinters’ Hall boasts one of the oldest continuously-used meetings spaces in the country and the livery company’s presence at the hall dates back to the 15th century.

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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  • Sounds like a fabulous event with great food, wine and fabulous guests . Also the venue had its own charm to add to it as it has been a meeting place since the 15th century.