How we created a magical night at Merchant Taylors’ Hall

How we created a magical night at Merchant Taylors’ Hall

People have been gathering in Merchant Taylors’ magnificent building for centuries and with its nine versatile spaces, this beautiful livery hall is perfect for entertaining.

Last month we were delighted to be asked to style this prestigious venue for a winter party, creating different moods through the venue which culminated in the discovery of an enchanted garden with secret nooks and twisted trees.

enchanted garden by evolve events
enchanted garden by evolve events
enchanted garden by evolve events

Winter wonderland

Guests were welcomed with a red carpet inside a winter walkway with painted birch trees . This winter forest theme continued in the Great Hall where we installed a large circular LED bar, casting a cool blue light throughout the room. White and mirror top furniture with frost prints provided break-out areas for guests to network and relax.

Evolve Events at Merchant Taylors
winter wonderland by evolve events
winter wonderland by evolve events
winter wonderland by evolve events

A magical garden

Inside the Courtyard Marquee, the mood changed completely with our creation of a ‘trippy enchanted forest’. We styled the venue with a range of features creating a playful yet contemporary fairytale feel, covering the floor with artificial grass and moss, as well as installing trees with hanging glass baubles, padded toadstool seats and statues dusted with glitter.

enchanted garden by evolve events

A garden of secrets

Inside the garden was a Shot Station, discovered via a secret door, hidden amongst an abundance of foliage. A ‘shot chair’ was decorated with grass and floristry whilst actors, dressed as woodland creatures in whimsical costumes, administered the shots.

It was an absolute treat working at this venue with its traditions, history and heritage whilst being given the opportunity to style in it a fresh and vibrant manner. It was a truly enchanting evening.

enchanted garden by evolve events
enchanted garden by evolve events
enchanted garden by evolve events
enchanted garden by evolve events

An historic venue

Nestled in the heart of the City, the unique atmosphere of this historical building is full of flexible spaces making it perfect for a range of events including awards ceremonies, special dinners, conference, weddings, parties or private dining experiences.

We are proud to be an appointed stylist at the venue working across their nine stunning spaces including a magnificent Great Hall, an elegant Drawing Room and a pretty Courtyard Garden. The Great Hall dates back to the 14th century and can cater for up to 700 guests for a reception or 280 for a Gala Dinner.


Evolve Events team have over fifteen years’ experience in producing and styling events. The team is headed up by Gary Peters who has been voted as one of the most influential people in the events industry, listed on Event Magazine’s Top 100 Club.

Our event services including venue finding, set design and build, AV and lighting, stage management and sourcing entertainment.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you produce and style your event then please get in touch and we can chat through your requirements.

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TEL : 020 7610 2808 – EMAIL : info@evolve-events.com

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