Merchant Taylors' Hall

Merchant Taylors' Hall, York: Address, Phone Number, Merchant Taylors' Hall Reviews: 4.5/5

Merchant Taylors' Hall
4.5
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The Merchant Taylors' Hall provides a magnificent venue for special occasions like banquets, weddings and concerts as well as providing excellent facilities for meetings, exhibitions and conferences. The Hall, built six centuries ago within the medieval city wall, accommodates up to 150 guests and is one of the most remarkable memorials to the City of York's medieval past. The Hall is home to the Company Of Merchant Taylors, one of seven guilds in the City whose origin dates back to the 13th Century and one of only three that have existed without a break since medieval times. Ordinances and a members' register are in the City archives of 1387.
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Andi M
York, UK563 contributions
Excellent guild hall - great historic site
Jan. 2020 • Couples
This is another guildhall in York that belongs to the guild of Taylor’s - this hall has been in the site from the 1300’s !

We visited on York Residents weekend and they had music and people spinning wool

The hall is a magnificent setting and the hall is used for wedding and dinners

There’s a cafe in the hall

Written 2 February 2020
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Daniel H
Warminster, UK197 contributions
Excellent Venue
May 2019 • Business
The Merchant Taylors’ Hall is a lovely venue for an event. The food was cracking and the staff were very helpful.
Written 26 May 2019
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Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review Dan and we're delighted to learn that you enjoyed your time here at the Hall. We hope to welcome you again soon!
Written 27 May 2019
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icannon
3 contributions
Private Party
Dec. 2018
Great time was had by all - Roast hog was wonderful and everything was really well cooked. Staff were excellent.
The building was lovely, great place for a party or wedding
Written 11 December 2018
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your experience at our Hall. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again soon!
Written 12 December 2018
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Freddie K
Amersham, UK266 contributions
A Beautiful Building!
Jan. 2018 • Couples
We visited the Hall this morning and the interior is beautiful. We were greeted very warmly upon entering and given a guided tour of its history, the stained glass, coats of arms and silver on display. Really enjoyed the visit and would highly recommend it.
Written 28 January 2018
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Merchant Taylors' Hall.
Written 4 February 2018
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emilyparker567
North Yorkshire, UK6 contributions
Unforgettable wedding venue
Dec. 2017 • Couples
Where do I start with this review for Poppy caterers at The Merchant Taylor’s Hall? From the moment we booked our wedding here we have had only glowing reports to give. Every single member of staff we interacted with have been helpful and friendly and have bent over backwards to help us. The food they served was individual to us and absolutely delicious, as was the food at our complimentary tasting we had prior to the wedding. The Hall is the perfect setting for a winter wedding and we are so happy we chose the merchant Taylor’s. We only wish we could do it all again.
Special mentions must go to Katie who was on hand throughout our day. She was extremely helpful, always letting us know what was going on. She was also really lovely and friendly, thanks!
Written 5 December 2017
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Thank you Emily for your lovely comments. It was our pleasure to host your wedding here and we're delighted that you had such a memorable day.
Written 9 December 2017
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Christine R
Featherston, New Zealand77 contributions
Average
Mar. 2017 • Business
I went with a very large group as our conference dinner. The venue was lovely with its Tudor building and well appointed clean bathrooms. But the food was really disappointing. We had the vegetarian choice which was an aubergine tomato mix. The eggplant was tough and too much onion for my liking. The green beans were overcooked but the carrots and potatoes very nice. Desert was pretty average with a brownie, brandy snap filled with berries and ice cream and what looked like Crete brûlée but tasted like custard. To top it my cup of tea didn't actually seem to have any tea in it so it went back. It was kindly replaced. The service was ok.
Written 16 March 2017
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Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent visit and thank you also for your compliments on our beautiful Hall. We hope you and your fellow guests had the opportunity to admire our very recently installed 600th anniversary windows, which are a stunning addition to the building. We’re disappointed to hear, however, that your dinner didn’t meet your expectations and will make sure your feedback is passed on to our catering partners for review and action. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you to the Hall again very soon.
Written 29 March 2017
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MedEngland
England2,302 contributions
Stunning interior
Jan. 2017 • Solo
The exterior of this Hall is not as exciting as that of the Merchant Adventurers Hall, but it is true to the architecture of the 14th Century when it was built.

However the huge internal Hall is a delight with a massive timber beamed ceiling and a grand fireplace. A smaller room off the Hall houses some of the Company of Merchant Taylors artefacts.
Written 30 January 2017
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We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Hall, and were so impressed by the interior. We think it's stunning - but we are a little biased! Did you have time during your visit to view our glorious new East window - we're very proud of it. We very much hope to see you at the Hall again soon.
Written 1 February 2017
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Christopher D
York, UK98 contributions
Wonderful event at excellent venue
Nov. 2016 • Couples
We chose the Merchant Taylors' Hall for our 30th wedding anniversary celebration - a concert and meal for 40 guests. It is a wonderful venue, 600 years old, with a big log fire to add atmosphere. Poppy Caterers were excellent: the meal was delicious, with plentiful food and unobtrusive but professional service. The whole event was really well planned by Val, who owns and manages the business and we were able to just relax and enjoy it, which we did! We looked at 6 venues in York (which has many fine old halls) for our event and are very pleased we chose this one.
Written 21 November 2016
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Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review here. We're delighted you chose to have your celebration with us at Merchant Taylors' Hall and very proud that our team played a successful part in such a wonderful occasion. Happy anniversary!
Written 23 November 2016
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Stephen H
Sleaford, UK112 contributions
Party
Aug. 2016 • Friends
Great venue for a private party. Easy access with good parking. Great Caterers. Super building with real heritage and historic interest.
Written 28 August 2016
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Hi Stephen - many thanks for taking the time to give feedback on your recent party. We're delighted to hear it was such a success and pleased that you enjoyed the food provided by our fabulous catering partners Poppy Catering and our lovely Hall. We hope we might see you again soon!
Written 30 August 2016
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Sue B
York, UK5 contributions
Superb venue
Aug. 2016 • Friends
We booked the Hall for a wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect. The staff took care of every detail. The food was lovely. The staff were very efficient with the serving of the food and very attentive to people's needs. All made even better by exceptional atmosphere of such a fantastic historic building. I would highly recommend The Merchant Taylors Hall.
Written 21 August 2016
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Dear Sue - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, and we're delighted to hear that your wedding was such a success. Our catering partners, Poppy Catering, work incredibly hard to offer the very best food and the very best service and it's lovely when that is appreciated. We think our Hall is very beautiful too - though we are just a little biased! We hope to see you at Merchant Taylor's Hall again soon.
Written 23 August 2016
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