Situated on the banks of the River Thames, Middle Temple is one of the ancient Inns of Court, and has been at the heart of the legal system since it was first built in the mid sixteenth century.
It boasts one of the finest examples of an Elizabethan Hall in the country, where the soaring double hammer beam roof and stately wood panelled walls provide a dramatic backdrop for any event.
Surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns and gorgeously blooming flowers, Middle Temple can cater for all types of events, from large garden parties of 700 guests to smaller private dining evenings of 20, in a range of spaces that each provide a glimpse into the fascinating past of this historically important venue.
Ancient artefacts are on display everywhere – from original oil paintings to suits of armour and coats of arms. Guests can dine in the same hall that hosted the first performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – with Queen Elizabeth I and the Bard himself in attendance.
The same hall welcomed back Sir Francis Drake with a huge celebration after his expeditions to America in 1586. And for some modern-day romance, Mark Darcy proposed to Bridget Jones here, forever immortalised in popular film. All of this contributes to the tangible atmosphere of living, breathing history.
Follow in the footsteps of history and let the magical atmosphere of Middle Temple charm your guests and create a stunning event that will linger in memories for decades to come.