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The HAC

The HAC

This beautiful Georgian House set in 5 acres of delightful gardens is tucked away in the City of London close to Moorgate. A green oasis amongst the urban surroundings, the HAC is a fantastic venue for corporate and private functions of any kind, day or night.

An impressive venue combining history with flexible event spaces, the HAC has complimentary high speed Wi-Fi throughout and is a striking setting for any corporate meeting, large or small. Seating up to 500 delegates in theatre style, The Prince Consort Rooms are light and airy with contemporary décor, and state of the art audio visual equipment. The separate courtyard entrance and the attached courtyard gardens are perfect for arrival drinks or breakout sessions.

The Ante Room and the Queen’s Room seat up to 50 in theatre style, or 40 in boardroom layout; the Medal Room seats up to 45 theatre and 24 boardroom, and The Court Room has capacity for 30 in theatre layout and 12 for a board meeting. Alternatively, the Library and Boardroom seats 14 and is housed in the Sergeant’s Cottage which dates back to 1850. Each space offers a wealth of ambience, history and character.

If you are looking for a venue that can offer the ideal setting for team building, you can even hire the grounds. Home to the HAC Cricket Club, this is a lovely location for sports matches and ice breaking barbecues. And in June and December each year, a huge marquee is erected on the lawns, offering yet more space for bigger conferences and presentations.

Whatever your event, it can be accommodated; experienced events organisers will help to plan your function exactly to your requirements, whether it’s a larger seminar, intimate board meeting or corporate dining. The HAC is proud to offer an extensive range of menus to choose from, prepared by first class caterers.

The HAC has all the magnificence of an English country house, yet is conveniently situated in the centre of London, so it’s no surprise that it’s an awe-inspiring venue for any private function and an absolute gem for fairytale weddings. Armoury House boasts classic rooms with high ceilings, and extravagant features; perfect for any lavish weekend wedding is the stunning Long Room hosting up to 250 for a buffet reception, or 150 for dinner. With rich oak panelling, huge stone fireplaces and a wonderful minstrel’s gallery (great for a harpist), this room can also accommodate 120 guest for a civil ceremony.

The adjoining ornate Court and Medal Rooms are great spaces for arrival or pre-reception drinks, or your guests can be welcomed downstairs in the Queens and Ante rooms, with gorgeous period features. The more contemporary Prince Consort rooms on the ground floor are also well suited to larger wedding receptions, or a cosier affair can be hosted in any of the smaller rooms which are also licenced for civil ceremonies.

Can you imagine, a summer wedding, with your guests enjoying a champagne reception on the beautiful lawns beneath a cloudless blue sky? Without a doubt, the well kempt Artillery Gardens provide the perfect backdrop for the most romantic of wedding photos; a wonderful reminder of your big day.

The HAC is conveniently situated close to bus, tube and rail routes and almost opposite an NCP car park at Finsbury.

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Venue The HAC
Capacity 2,000 guests
Address Armoury House, City Road
London
Greater London
EC1Y 2BQ
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Packages & Offers (5)

The HAC - Christmas Party

Christmas Party

  • Guests: 250 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £85.00 per person + vat
  • Description & Details

    JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION IN STYLE THIS CHRISTMAS, WITH OUR FABULOUS VICTORIAN THEMED CHRISTMAS PARTY PACKAGE.

    Step into our breathtaking rooms decorated in the most authentic Victorian fashion with trees bedecked with candles, sweets, fruit, homemade decorations and small gifts. Then head into our fabulous ballrooms where all the charm of the Victorian era will shine as you enjoy your festive fayre in stylish surroundings.
    From the traditional Long Room for guests up to 150 seated with dancing or 250 guests for a standing reception. To the Prince Consort Rooms which are a stylish and contemporary space for up to 350 guests for a seated dinner with dancing, or up to 700 guests for a more informal standing reception. Choose your favourite space and make sure your party is all beer and skittles.

    INCLUDED IN YOUR CHRISTMAS 2019 PACKAGE WILL BE
    • Venue hire from 7pm – 12 midnight
    • Victorian theming, styling and production
    • Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks from 7pm - 11.30pm, inclusive of 1-hour glitzy sparkling wine reception on arrival
    • Traditional festive supper, with seated or standing options available • Stylised photo booth from 9pm – 11.30pm
    • Disco and DJ
    • Complimentary food tasting for up to four people
    • Full event management, dedicated event security and cloakroom facilities provided


    OPTIONAL UPGRADES
    • Continue the party up to 2am for a small charge
    • Extend your photobooth throughout the evening
    • Our experienced events team can help provide the finest finishing touches to complete your event

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The HAC - DDR Package

DDR Package

  • Guests: 350 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £80.00 per person + vat
  • Description & Details

    Centrally located in impressive surroundings, The HAC is the ideal location for your next event. The contemporary Prince Consort Rooms are the ideal backdrop for conferences up to 350 delegates, with a spectacular view across our private 5-acre garden. Supported by state of the art technology, award-winning catering and exceptional delivery, The HAC really is the finest corporate, private and sporting events venue right in the heart of the City.

    The HAC DDR Package includes:
    Event Space
    • Main meeting room from 08.30 - 17.00hrs (additional hours room hire are available on request)
    • A separate catering space for your delegates
    • Minimum numbers of 100 apply
    • All prices are exclusive of VAT

    Catering
    • On arrival - Tea, coffee, juices & selection of freshly baked pastries and fruit basket
    • Add bacon rolls for £4.50 per person
    • Mid morning tea, coffee, homemade biscuits and fruit basket
    • Hot fork buffet lunch with fresh fruit juices, including two main courses with accompaniments, and a choice of desserts
    • Add a British Cheeseboard for £4.50 per person
    • Afternoon tea, coffee and granary bars

    Audio Visual
    • Complimentary wifi
    • Custom stage set with lectern, screen and 2M x 2M stage
    • Data projection and video, with laptop and wireless clicker
    • PA system with 2 microphones
    • Full technical support for the duration of the meeting
    • Additional items can be arranged at an additional cost

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The HAC - Weddings in the Long Room

Weddings in the Long Room

  • Guests: 150 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £85.00 per person + vat
  • Description & Details

    The HAC is an exceptional wedding venue, offering the ambience and exclusivity of a magnificent country house in a central London location. We pride ourselves on handling every aspect of your day with a professional, personal approach, leaving you free to relax in the knowledge that you are in the safest possible hands and concentrate instead on the new memories you are making..

    Armoury House has a number of unique and beautiful spaces for all types and scale of ceremony.

    The Long Room is an elegant, historic setting, perfect for your wedding celebrations, seating up to 150 guests for dinner. This richly decorated, oak-panelled room features a minstrel’s gallery, stone fireplaces and large picture windows framing breathtaking views of the Artillery Garden and out to the City beyond.

    In addition, the HAC is framed by the stunning six acre Artillery Garden. Perfect for a champagne reception on the lawn or simply for the fabulous views it affords from inside the House, it is a unique feature that sets the HAC apart and which will help make your wedding memorable.

    RECEPTION ON ARRIvAL
    Nv BRUT BODEGAS SANTA ANA ARGENTINA 2 glasses p/person
    JUICES and elderflower cordial
    THE WEDDING BREAKFAST
    A delicious three course served meal from our wedding menu selector. You should choose the same starter, main and dessert for all guests however we will happily cater for any specific dietary requirements of which we have been notified in advance.
    2010 UGNI BLANC vIN DE FRANCE LA CADENCE & 2010 CARIGNAN vIN DE FRANCE LA CADENCE 3 glasses p/person (choice of either wines)
    MINERAL WATER still and sparkling
    Nv BRUT BARON DE MARCK CHAMPAGNE For the wedding toast 1 glass p/person
    INCLUDED
    CAKE STAND silver 17” round stand and knife
    MENUS and place cards
    TABLE LINEN and chair covers in ivory or white
    CHANGING ROOM for the Bride and Groom
    DISCO AND DJ
    FLOWERS An allocation for floral table centres is included in the package. You will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred design and colour scheme with our florist.

    To find out more about our Diamond wedding package, please visit our website and download the full brochure.

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The HAC - Weddings in the Prince Consort Rooms

Weddings in the Prince Consort Rooms

  • Guests: 400 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £85.00 per person + vat
  • Description & Details

    Built in the shell of the old victorian drill hall, the Prince Consort Rooms are a contemporary space that also pay tribute to the long and colourful history of the Honourable Artillery Company. The resulting combination is an exceptionally stylish venue of great character.
    The Prince Consort Rooms can seat anywhere from 150–400 guests making it the ideal setting for larger wedding receptions.

    It can be used independently of Armoury House or combined to give your guests the perfect mix of both the historic and modern sides of the HAC. There is also a picturesque outdoor courtyard overlooking the Artillery Gardens and the City beyond.
    The Prince Consort Rooms also provide an impressive and flexible setting for Kosher and Asian wedding celebrations.

    In addition, the HAC is framed by the stunning six acre Artillery Garden. Perfect for a champagne reception on the lawn or simply for the fabulous views it affords from inside the House, it is a unique feature that sets the HAC apart and which will help make your wedding memorable.

    RECEPTION ON ARRIvAL
    Nv BRUT BODEGAS SANTA ANA ARGENTINA 2 glasses p/person
    JUICES and elderflower cordial
    THE WEDDING BREAKFAST
    A delicious three course served meal from our wedding menu selector. You should choose the same starter, main and dessert for all guests however we will happily cater for any specific dietary requirements of which we have been notified in advance.
    2010 UGNI BLANC vIN DE FRANCE LA CADENCE & 2010 CARIGNAN vIN DE FRANCE LA CADENCE 3 glasses p/person (choice of either wines)
    MINERAL WATER still and sparkling
    Nv BRUT BARON DE MARCK CHAMPAGNE For the wedding toast 1 glass p/person
    INCLUDED
    CAKE STAND silver 17” round stand and knife
    MENUS and place cards
    TABLE LINEN and chair covers in ivory or white
    CHANGING ROOM for the Bride and Groom
    DISCO AND DJ
    FLOWERS An allocation for floral table centres is included in the package. You will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred design and colour scheme with our florist.

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The HAC - Summer Parties

Summer Parties

  • Guests: 200 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £75.00 per person + vat
  • Description & Details

    Discover our secret garden hidden right in the heart of the City.
    Steeped in history, here at The HAC we’ve been keeping the City’s best-kept secret for centuries.

    Included in your Summer 2019 package will be:
    Hire of the Prince Consort Rooms and pop up terrace from 6 pm - 11 pm
    Classic wooden and rattan garden party furniture with parasols
    Brightly dressed soft furnishings
    Garden games including table tennis, Jenga and Connect 4
    Our delicious Summer barbecue menu
    4-hour unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks package
    Vibrant lighting in the Prince Consort Rooms to create that Summer feeling
    Fully manned cloakroom and event security staff Prices from £75 per person plus vat
    Optional extras can include live acoustic music, DJ, Summer Cocktail on arrival or an enhanced drinks package.

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Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.

Rooms & Event Spaces (7)

The Artillery Gardens Marquee - The HAC

The Artillery Gardens Marquee

  • Max Capacity: 2000
  • Full Details

    Large marquee available to hire for events at Christmas and in the summer. Minimum numbers 450.

    Capacity

    • Dinner & Dance: 850
    • Formal Dining: 950
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 400
    • Theatre: 1000
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Prince Consort Rooms - The HAC

Prince Consort Rooms

  • Max Capacity: 700
  • Full Details

    Contemporary and modern yet incorporating elements of the HAC’s history, the Prince Consort Rooms are an exceptionally sleek and stylish venue with great character with:
    An in-built atmospheric lighting scheme which includes remote controlled pinspot lighting and LED colour change uplighters.
    Complimentary secure, wireless broadband internet access.
    Flexible space that can be used as one large room seating up to 450 theatre style or 400 for dinner or divided into smaller areas.
    All the benefits of the HAC's magnificent City location.
    A separate courtyard entrance ensuring privacy and security
    Attractive courtyard garden for drinks and barbecues.
    The Prince Consort Rooms lend themselves equally well to a conference or awards lunch as to a summer or Christmas party or a wedding reception.

    Capacity

    • Dinner & Dance: 350
    • Formal Dining: 400
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 130
    • Cabaret: 240
    • Theatre: 480
    • Classroom: 156
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The Long Room - The HAC

The Long Room

  • Max Capacity: 250
  • Full Details

    Elegant, oak panelled room is steeped in the rich history of the HAC. Huge picture windows allow fantastic views of the Artillery Garden and out to the City of London beyond.

    Capacity

    • Formal Dining: 48
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 24
    • Cabaret: 32
    • Theatre: 60
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Ante Room - The HAC

Ante Room

  • Max Capacity: 60
  • Full Details

    The Ante Room, on the ground floor, is an extremely attractive, light and airy meeting room with enormous windows which look out onto the Artillery Garden and to the City of London beyond. It is the ideal City venue for a meeting or conference, a reception, lunch or dinner.

    Capacity

    • Formal Dining: 48
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 24
    • Cabaret: 32
    • Theatre: 60
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Queens Room - The HAC

Queens Room

  • Max Capacity: 60
  • Full Details

    With very high ceilings and huge windows looking out on to the Artillery Garden the room feels spacious and airy making it ideal for meetings, lunches or dinners.

    Capacity

    • Formal Dining: 48
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 24
    • Cabaret: 32
    • Theatre: 60
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The Court Room - The HAC

The Court Room

  • Max Capacity: 40
  • Full Details

    The richly decorated Court Room offers a fascinating insight into the history of the HAC

    Capacity

    • Formal Dining: 30
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 14
    • Cabaret: 21
    • Theatre: 30
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The Medal Room - The HAC

The Medal Room

  • Max Capacity: 40
  • Full Details

    The Medal Room can be hired for small lunches or dinners of up to twenty guests, or again for a drinks reception prior to dinner in the Long Room.

    Capacity

    • Formal Dining: 40
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 24
    • Cabaret: 32
    • Theatre: 40
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Venue Features (12)

  • AV Equipment
  • Disability Access
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access