In addition to offering award-winning full service to our valued private and corporate guests, we also offer dry hire of our beautiful historic venue for wedding ceremonies and celebrations. For instance, for the past four months that I have been at Gibson Hall, I would say that one of the most popular enquiries we typically get are wedding dry hires. On a daily basis as an average, we tend to get between two and three wedding couples asking for a quote.
Since London is such a multi-cultural city, we tend to get people calling from different cultures, races and religions. One of the main factors they decide to go for a dry hire instead of in-house catering is because they would like to celebrate with authentic/traditional food.
Our dry hire cost usually includes: exclusive venue hire of the main hall, garden room and the garden from midday to midnight, an Event Manager, full use of the kitchen facilities and bar, banqueting tables and chairs, dance floor, uplighters in the main hall, a doorman and a cloakroom attendant.
As we know that food is the most important factor, we work with London’s best Kosher, Afro-Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Iraqi, Pan Asian and French outside catering companies. We also have our own in-house Asian caterer Mazaa.
Mazaa offers authentic food created by the chef Pramodkumar Prasanthbhavan Maniyan along with full banqueting services for Asian and Indian weddings which include event design and management. Their dedicated team can take care of every detail such as helping you decide on food, decoration, furniture, lighting and even choosing the perfect music.
We understand that dry hires can be very time consuming when searching for different suppliers. Therefore we have a contracted list of professionals that know our venue very well and can provide services such as furniture hire, event styling, lighting, AV equipment, production, flowers, entertainment, photography, photo booth, toastmaster, stationery and printing.
By Karen Lohana
Sales and events executive.