Trades Hall is often referred to as ‘The Hidden Gem of Glasgow’ or ‘Glasgow’s Best Kept Secret’. The building was designed and built from 1791-1794 by prominent Scottish architect Robert Adam. Steeped in history, it is home of The Trades House of Glasgow and its fourteen incorporated crafts. This stunning Merchant City venue offers magnificent surroundings with a wealth of historical features and opulent interiors.
There’s something rather special about being given the freedom to make your own choices and the ability to move beyond the ordinary. This unique venue offers exclusive use and with a variety of rooms, we can cater for a range of party sizes up to 250 guests.
The Grand Hall
Our flagship room is the ultimate backdrop for a classical wedding. The space is elegant yet opulent and flooded with natural daylight courtesy of five arched windows that overlook Glassford Street. The stunning baroque chandeliers, white marble fireplace, late Victorian décor and historical features all make it a magnificent setting for your special day. The Grand Hall can accommodate up to 220 guests for a Wedding Breakfast and up to 250 for an Evening Reception.
The Saloon features mahogany-panelled walls inscribed with gilt lettering, three newly restored stained glass windows, stunning baroque chandeliers and a white marble fire place. This room adjoins The Grand Hall and can hold up to 60 guests for a Wedding Breakfast, 90 for a wedding ceremony and up to 100 for an Evening Reception.
The Reception Room
A bright and modern space perfect for intimate wedding celebrations, post ceremony or arrival drinks. The Reception Room can accommodate up to 100 guests.
It’s all in the detail…
At Trades Hall, we understand that no two weddings are the same. With an eye for detail and perfection. Use of any of our spaces includes:
Complimentary room with en-suite facilities for the Bride & Groom
Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator
Red Carpeted Private Entrance
Experienced Master of Ceremonies
Crisp White Table Linen
Cutlery, Crockery and Glassware
Personalised Table Plan & Menus
Use of the Venue for Photographs
Cake stand and knife
Reduced rates at city centre hotels
Our skill and experience will allow us to translate your ideas in to the perfect day for you and your guests, which everyone will be talking about long after the day is over. We can arrange the following finishing touches at an extra cost:
Pianist or Piper
Personalised Place Cards
Bespoke Floral Arrangements
Chair covers and ties
Centre pieces and tea light
Coloured table linen
Children’s entertainment and childcare
As the Trades Hall does not have any bedroom accommodation, we have negotiated special rates with some city centre hotels including Holiday Inn Theatreland, Mercure Glasgow City Hotel and Fraser Suites and The Spire serviced apartments.
Food, glorious food!
Our dedicated wedding co-ordinator can help you choose a menu from our extensive menu selector that will tickle everyone’s tastebuds. From canapes served during your drinks reception to our extensive choice of carefully selected dishes for that all important wedding meal, our team of chefs use only the finest ingredients to ensure your entire menu exceeds all expectations.
All income arising from events held within the Trades Hall is used to support the charitable purposes of Trades House and the benevolent work it undertakes.