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Gibson Hall
  • Located in the City of London
  • Close to a number of underground stations
  • Grade I-listed former bank building, built in 1865
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Outdoor garden space with venue hire
  • In-house catering for traditional or Asian weddings
  • Over 25 years' experience in hosting weddings

Opened in 1865 as the new head office of the National Provincial Bank, Gibson Hall is an opulent Grade I-listed building whose name derives from its architect, John Gibson, whose work was much celebrated in the Victorian era, and who had once served as assistant to Sir Charles Barry, who built the Houses of Parliament.

Located in the heart of the City of London, Gibson Hall is far from the only historic site in the area; choosing this former bank as your wedding venue allows you to tie the knot in one of London's most historic quarters within a unique and extravagant venue that combines the elegance of a bygone era with the excitement of a central London location.

History

Construction of Gibson Hall first began in 1862, when the directors of the National Provincial Bank decided to rebuild their offices in Bishopsgate in the City of London.

They hired esteemed architect, John Gibson, to take charge of the job, following his work as an assistant to the architect of the Houses of Parliament, Sir Charles Barry. Upon its completion in 1865, the building was the largest banking hall in London.

Having gained Grade I-listed status in 1950, the banking hall was closed later in the 20th century when National Provincial Bank and Westminster Bank merged. It has been available for hire as a private events venue since 1990.

Facilities

The Main Hall

As opulent today as it was when it was first opened for business some 150 years ago, the Main Hall boasts extravagant and intricate details everywhere you look; from the drooping crystal chandeliers, to the gold leaf work on the ceiling, there isn't an inch of this room that isn't jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

Perfect for large receptions, but also able to host a civil ceremony or partnership, this room is certain to impress your guests and provide the perfect backdrop for photos.

Ceremony capacity - 350 guests

Banqueting capacity - 280 guests with dancefloor/350 without

Evening reception capacity (standing) - 450 guests

The Garden Room

Situated adjacent to the Main Hall and adjoining the Garden, the Garden Room is ideal for a smaller indoor ceremony or drinks reception. However, as hire of Gibson Hall is always for exclusive use of the venue, this space is free to be used in whatever capacity you wish on your big day.

Ceremony capacity - 150 guests

Banqueting capacity - 50 with dancefloor/80 without

Evening reception capacity (standing) - 300 guests

The Garden

This private and secluded outdoor space offers privacy even in the midst of bustling central London. Perfect for al fresco ceremonies or drinks receptions, this space is ideal for weddings taking place in the summer months.

Ceremony capacity - 250 guests

Drinks reception capacity (standing) - 400 guests

Catering

Catering at Gibson Hall is handled by their Michelin-starred food director, David Cavalier, and his team at KUDOS caterers. David will work with you as a couple to come up with your ideal wedding breakfast menu and will ensure all of your guests' dietary requirements are met.

For Asian weddings, Gibson Hall is partnered with Mazaa, who can not only cater your wedding, but can also provide comprehensive event styling and management services.

To book Gibson Hall as your wedding venue, get in touch via the contact buttons above or below this listing.

Address
Gibson Hall
13 Bishopsgate
London
EC2N 3BA

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