Meeting and Banqueting Rooms from 6-250 guests -- In-house catering and Events Co-ordinators -- licensed for Weddings -- Elizabethan Panelled Hall -- 5 ares of Gardens -- Summer Marquee Season-- purpose built boardroom -- Competitive DDR & Dining Packages
A hidden treasure in the heart of London is The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. Founded over six hundred years ago, Gray’s Inn offers an oasis of calm steeped in centuries of tradition. Gray’s Inn has been home to lawyers since before 1388 AD. As one of the four Inns of Court, it has a rich and colourful history in maintaining the independence, quality and integrity of the Bar and the Judiciary.
Today, The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn offers the finest facilities and most impressive corporate conference and private function services in a magnificent and welcoming setting. This prestigious and exquisite venue is available for a wide variety of corporate and private events.
Our meeting, conference, banqueting and wedding service provides a personal and professional consultation to ensure impeccable planning and attention to detail, allowing complete peace of mind.
We are proud to offer Gray’s Inn as the ideal venue for:
• Corporate conferences, meetings and seminars
• Video Conferences
• Dinners and luncheons
• Lectures and presentations
• Graduation ceremonies
• Product launches
• Concerts and other outdoor events in The Walks
• Informal cocktail and barbecue parties in the garden marquee
• Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions
Our experienced events and operations team have all the knowledge to ensure that your meeting or event is impeccably planned and runs like clockwork.
We have contacts for everything you require from florists to AV suppliers and we can even organise the finishing touches for you, if you would like us to.
Gray’s Inn is situated on High Holborn, at the City End, the nearest tube station is Chancery Lane on the Central Line or Holborn is a short walk.
We have limited availability for Wedding and Summer Marquee dates this year, please enquire to the Banqueting department for further details and to arrange a site visit.
Interesting Facts about Gray’s Inn
• The Inn originally formed part of the Manor of Purpoole belonging to the de Grey family.
• One of the Hall’s most notable features is the Great Screen which is situated at the west end. The screen was rescued from the Blitz in 1941 which destroyed the Hall roof.
• Legend has it that the Great Screen was built from the timbers of the Nuestra Señora del Rosario, the flagship of the Andalucian Squadron of the Spanish Armada in 1588.
• It is believed that Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ was first performed in the Hall. It was paid for by the Earl of Southampton, whose portrait is hung in the Hall.
• Churchill and Roosevelt met at our Bench table for the first time at a dinner in 1922. Their friendship continued and they met again in 1941 during a meeting on the HMS Prince of Wales in the Caribbean.
• Current notables of the Inn include The Right Honourable Lord Thomas, the current Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.