This is part two of Marisa and Ruairi’s wedding. After leaving St Paul’s Cathedral where the ceremony took place in the OBE Chapel, the guests made the short walk back for the Stationers’ Hall wedding reception.
This makes it very convenient if you are considering using these two venues together for a wedding.
The Stationers’ Company is a Livery Company and there are 110 of these in London. Each representing a profession or trade. They were first created by groups of tradesmen in the medieval era to promote, protect and regulate their trades. Back then, most of the craftsmen travelled around, but the manuscript writers and illuminators concentrated in the area around St Paul’s Cathedral, setting up stalls or ‘stations’, Hence they they given the nickname ‘Stationers’ and their guild was formed in 1403.
When printing came to England in the late 15th century, the Stationers’ were ready to embrace the new processes and techniques available to them and have continued to adapt to the many changes that have taken place in the Communications and Content industries ever since.
Today, the Stationers’ Company is broadly made up of industries such as print, publishing, newspapers, broadcasting, packaging, and online media.
As a venue for a wedding, Stationers’ Hall has a suite of four interlocking rooms and a large City garden. The guests were already here in the garden enjoying the reception drinks when Marisa and Ruairi made their entrance down the decorative wrought iron staircase to be showered with confetti at the bottom.
For a photographer, The Garden is a lovely private outside area that is easy enough to move around in a contained enough so that the guests don’t disappear too far.
The Stationers’ Hall wedding breakfast took place in The Hall. It’s beautiful inside – the oak flooring and panelling, huge stained glass windows and colourful flags. There’s also a minstrel’s gallery which is good for a general view photo of the whole hall below.
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