A Hall that is worth its Salt
Salters’ Hall has undergone an incredible refurbishment programme and has recently opened its doors for hire. It is a modern building with beautiful artefacts and memorabilia of ‘the importance of Salt’ from medieval London times to the present day. It makes this venue an outstanding location to host any function.
This Grade II Listed building is located bang in the centre of the City a few minutes’ walk from Moorgate tube. The selection of rooms for hire range from the lavish Main Hall to the court and private dining rooms, creating some wonderful spaces to host anything from private dinners, weddings, galas to award dinners. It is one of the only Livery Halls in the City to have been built to a contemporary style with an ash panelled interior walled Banqueting Hall. Many guests who attended this launch commented how surprised they were to be in such a marvellous contemporary building.
Inn or Out Events, working in conjunction with Hire Space hosted a splendid launch evening of history, fine food and hospitality with guests old and new to Salters’ joining to celebrate the launch of such a prestigious Hall.
The evening started with some Blanquette sparkling wine, followed by a short speech by Sean Ritson, Inn or Out Events Business Director and Ed Poland Co-founder and COO of Hire Space. Interestingly, the launch being on the night before the EU referendum – the phrase ‘Inn or Out’ has never been so relevant of the times, Ed states this in his speech, whilst causing an uproar of laughter from the audience. The Hire Space team ran tours throughout the evening giving some Salters’ Hall heritage facts whilst showing the versatile hire spaces, a few of which have their own dedicated service rooms.
Canapes of the evening were sumptuous; Artichoke and truffle arancini with pickled pear, Soy roasted pork belly with kimchi mayonnaise, Crab and mackerel cake with chive crème fraiche, chicken crisp, with bacon jam and mascarpone, Cured sea trout almost burnt cream and pickled cucumber, and Whipped Oxford Blue cheese Gougere with pickled red onion. Guests commented how delicious and plentiful they were.
A wonderful evening was had by all and as guests finally spilled out onto the balconies, the stunning London views just added another dimension to the evening. This contemporary space combined with the rich history of The Salters’ Company proves this is a Hall that is worth its Salt.
Until next time….