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Blackfriars' Hall


Blackfriars' Hall

Blackfriars' Hall is our second largest space. This lofty oak-panelled hall adds style and elegance to any event. Around its walls are paintings dating from the 16th century, of mayors, sheriffs and benefactors to the city, and forming an important part of the civic portrait collection. The most impressive is a large portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson by Sir William Beechey. The pictures and decor add a tremendous sense of occasion and history to any event, as appropriate to a conference or book launch as to a wedding or banquet.

Blackfriars’ Hall can accommodate up to 200 diners for a formal banquet. It is also a popular choice for wedding ceremonies, acoustic concerts, meetings, and fairs. At the east end is a raised stage with a hireable Bosendorfer grand piano. Smaller events can be refocussed with portable staging onto the north side to create a more intimate atmosphere.

As well as being a practical and elegant space in its own right, Blackfriars' Hall is an ideal reception space or sponsor's lounge for larger events that are taking place in St. Andrew's Hall.

A public address system is available for speech reinforcement, and an induction loop fitted for those with hearing difficulties.

There are power, microphone and input sockets around the hall as well as 63 amp three-phase supply. Additional presentation equipment can be hired to suit the event.

Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson by Lord Beechy

Portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson by Lord Beechy