Freemasons' Hall Christmas Showcase
Mon 03 Jul 2017
On Thursday 29th June 2017, Freemasons’ Hall opened its doors to the Smart Christmas Parties showcase. The event marked the launch of two new exclusive Christmas party experiences, The Grand Temple and The Gatsby Club, both within Freemasons’ Hall, whilst celebrating the full range of venues available this Christmas season with Smart.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a selection of summer cocktails as they made their way through to the Grand Temple. The Rhubarb Clover Club, Summer Spritz and Lavender Lemonade cocktails all provided a unique taste, mirroring the remarkable setting.
Guests were then treated to exquisite catering courtesy of Moving Venue, beginning the night with delicious canapés. These included the pan fried seabass with crispy squid sponge, pea, mango and pancetta; oriental duck croquettes with citrus yuzu jam; and smoked shiitake mushrooms with tofu, ginger and lotus root on a rice cake.
Canapés were followed by a selection of delicious bowl food: Hot smoked salmon with shaved heritage beets, whipped curds and a citrus dressing; Char Siu bao (sweet, sticky bbq pork belly in steamed buns) with pickled vegetables; and scraps with warm pea mousse, vinegar pearls and pea shoots.
Live jazz band, Ronnie Scott’s Rejects, provided the entertainment for the evening, giving guests a taste of what to expect at The Gatsby Club this Christmas. Hosted in the Gallery suite of Freemasons’ Hall, The Gatsby Club will boast a Roaring Twenties theme, a sparkling wine reception and unlimited drinks package, a choice of bowl food or three course seated dinner, and more. Whilst The Gatsby Club offers capacity for 400 roaming and 230 seated, The Grand Temple offers the same package but for larger parties of up to 1,450 roaming or 350 seated.
Built in the late 1920s, Freemasons’ Hall is a fine Art Deco Grade II listed building originally built as a memorial to the Freemasons who died in the First World War. The exclusive venue boasts a beautiful interior, marbled staircases, ornate corridors and impressive unique rooms. With its central location in Covent Garden, the venue provides an exciting opportunity for clients looking for something different this Christmas.
Find out more about Smart Christmas Parties here.