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St Edmund in the City – Launch Party

Tuesday 21st May 2013 saw the grand opening of St Edmund in the City, a spectacular new events space in the heart of London.

Formerly known as ‘The Banker’s Church,’ St Edmund in the City is a handsome Baroque building that has undergone various restorations after being hit by the Great Fire and the London Blitz. The building is now set to take its place as one of London’s premium events venues.

Situated in Lombard Street, which is one of the oldest centres of commercial activity in the country, the church is built in Portland stone with stunning classical features including an elegant tower and beautiful stained glass windows. 

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This unique space can be transformed to create an elegant space for any event and be used for a multitude of occasions, from weddings and conferences to business meetings.

The pièce de résistance of the church is the former churchyard which is now a beautiful, private courtyard garden that can be hired in conjunction with the main church and/or The Vestry Hall, ideal for summer time events

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The launch party was a fantastic event and champagne and canapés were provided by one of London’s top caterers, London Kitchen.

Guests were shown around the venue, from the Vestry Hall to the smaller meeting rooms and the courtyard garden whilst a harpist played in the background. For a glimpse of the party and a look at this spectacular venue watch here:   https://www.youtube.com/watchv=wzU7lShRkkc&feature=youtu.be

Venue Details:

Capacities

The Main Church:

Standing Reception= 200 – 250

Formal Dining = 80 – 100

Conference Style = 150 – 180

Room Size: 11m 42 x 11m 80

The Vestry Hall:

Standing Reception = 20 – 30

Formal Dining = 10 – 25

Conference Style = 20

 Room Size: 5m x 8m 55

Addison / Storey

First floor meeting rooms that can be hired separately but interconnect to make one space.

Individual capacity for business meetings: 6 – 10

Addison Room Size: 3m x 5m

Storey Room Size: 3m x 4m

Combined: TBC

Secluded Courtyard Garden

An additional hire when hired in conjunction with the main church and/or The Vestry Hall.

 Additional Information

•         Wi-Fi throughout

•         The main church space has under floor heating

•         Central location – within a five minute walk from Bank Underground

•         2 x small counselling rooms also available

•         The Venues preferred caterer is the London Kitchen (link)

Venue History

Situated in Lombard Street which is one of the oldest centres of commercial activity in the country, this stunning church has a fascinating history that can be traced back to between 900 and 1100 AD. The original medieval Church was destroyed in the devastating Great Fire of 1666 and the ‘flaming’ urns on the corners of the tower are an implied reference to the Great Fire.  The present church was re-built between 1670 and 1679, with the facade attributed to the infamous Sir Christopher Wren and the interior by Robert Hooke.

In 1917 the church was damaged by bombing from WW1, and after only being restored in the 1930’s, it again suffered severe damage from the London Blitz. St Edmund in the City now has the unwanted privilege of being the only London church to have been damaged in both World Wars.

For further information please contact:

Beyond Certainty LTD

6 Southgate Rd

London

N1 3LY

Tel: 08453 700 444

Email: inspiration@beyondcertainty.com