Exclusive hire can give you access to both the Court Room and the Dining Room.
The Worshipful Company of Coopers came into possession of its first premises in 1522 at the bequest of John Baker, who left the company his house - The Swan' - in Basinghall Street near the Guildhall. In 1957 the Basinghall Street site was sold to the Corporation of the City of London for the extension of Guildhall and the Company purchased the freehold of 13 Devonshire Square from the Salters' Company.
In 1976/77, under the direction of Pastmaster Palmer, a distinguished Architect, assisted by Mr. Liveryman Sharpless, the Company restored the Entrance hall, refurbished and equipped the present Courtroom, and improved a number of other rooms and ares within the Hall. Liveryman Sharpless, who was appointed the Company's first Curator, was responsible for managing the display of artefacts of the cooperage trade and an account of the links with the Company's Schools; a role now managed by Liveryman Don Lyons.
The house is a late 17th Century merchant's house, built on land that once formed part of the gardens of Devonshire House. Elegantly appointed and decorated, its rooms offer surroundings that are both beautiful and intimate - yet is found tucked away just across the road from Liverpool Street Station.
The Hall is available for hire as a private venue and is the perfect location for exclusive lunches, dinners, meetings, conferences and receptions. As an exquisitely preserved example of a pre-Georgian town house in the heart of the City of London, Coopers Hall is very popular with clients wishing to hire an entire house, where their guests are guaranteed the undivided attention of the dedicated staff.
With a beautiful entrance hall and magnificent staircase spiralling up the entire height of the house, the initial impressions of the Hall are of sophistication and grandness on a domestic scale.
The Court Room and the Dining Room are available for individual hire: the dining room with a seating capacity of 32 and buffet capacity of 50; the Court Room which offers a marvellous boardroom-style meeting room with capacity for up to 35 people.
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13 Devonshire Square provides the Company with an elegant and modest Hall within the Square Mile. Rataining some of the atmosphere of a family residence, it affords a convenient centre for the conduct of the Company's affairs and a gracious gathering place in which to continue the tradition of hospitality which is a feature of the life of City Livery Companies.