The historic Painters’ Hall hosted PA Life Club members for a spookalishious evening on Halloween to showcase the beautiful venue and their superb catering.
The in-house catering team had created a wonderful Halloween themed buffet for us to sample whilst we took in the many amazing paintings and decorations gracing the room. The most delicious canapes and bowl food soon followed – we were all in awe of the wonderful seasonal British catering that Graysons, the venue’s event partner, is well known for. We must also mention the excellent service on the night – the team at Painters’ Hall were truly exceptional.
Upon arrival, we were also given a quiz sheet with questions about Painters’ Hall and its colourful history to complete. That was a really good way to learn about the venue and made for a fun activity.
After the feast, it was time to see the rest of this lovely venue. There are two large halls and a very attractive dining room, which serves perfectly as a meeting room too. We headed up to the largest space – the Livery Hall – on the first floor, that serves as a great conference, exhibition or gala dinner space. Its grand stained glass windows and many impressive paintings ranging over 400 years, include senior royals from the past to present, are truly impressive.
The Clerk, Alice Pearson, entertained us with a wonderfully insightful and interesting talk about the rich history of Painters’ Hall. We learned about some less than savoury royal stories from the past, and even a few details about some of the decorations and finishes not being quite what you’d expect thanks to the very clever member painter-stainers’ exceptional work. This was also a good opportunity to learn more about the venue in order to complete the questions in our quiz.
PA Life Club events are for members only. We invite new members to register here for a free membership in order to be able to enjoy exclusive invitations to events such as this, partner offers, competitions and discounted online courses.
ABOUT PAINTERS’ HALL
Painters’ Hall is home to Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainer’s. A Company whose origins can be traced back to the thirteenth century and who are ranked 28th in the seniority of the City Livery Companies. It is the fifth oldest of the Livery Companies in the City. Today, the company is less an association of painters and more a charitable company, with the promotion of education in the fine and decorative arts and crafts as its main theme. The Painters’ Company Scholarship Scheme was established in 2012 to support undergraduates every year at London Art Colleges.
|The Livery Hall
|The Court Rooms
|The Painted Chamber
Find us in the City of London
A minute’s walk from Mansion House tube station, the Hall benefits from a variety of public transport options right on the doorstep including tube, train and bus routes.
Address: Painters’ Hall, 9 Little Trinity Lane, London, EC4V 2AD
Nearby tube stations: Mansion House, St Paul’s and Bank
Nearby train stations: Cannon Street and Blackfriars
Contact us for further information on venue hire, via
The Grayson’s team:
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