The historic Drapers’ Hall situated in Throgmorton Street in the City of London dates back to 1543 when it was bought from King Henry VIII in 1543 for the sum of 1,800 marks (approximately £1,200). Since that time the building has been rebuilt several times having been destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666 and a further fire in 1772. Today, the unrivalled grandeur and opulence of Drapers’ Hall provides a magnificent setting for every type of event – from business-related meetings, working lunches, and presentations to cocktail parties, dinners, celebrations and wedding receptions.
Frequently used by film-makers (including the The King’s Speech), Drapers’ Hall is steeped in history and home to many outstanding works of art. Richly decorated, and with its own unique atmosphere and ambience, Drapers’ Hall boasts its own on-site catering team, all food is prepared and cooked in its own kitchens and has access to one of finest wine cellars in the City. The venue hosted over 160 events last year on an exclusive basis.
Key Challenges – Need to replace outdated technology that could support the growth and delivery of its high quality events
With its existing EP (Events Perfect) venue and event management system reaching end of life, Drapers’ Hall needed to upgrade to a system that could continue to support the delivery of a growing volume of high quality events.