Carmen’s Hall will give members their own permanent home, for the very first time.
From the front entrance to the top floor, there is something for every Carman, from the sole surviving contemporary statue of Good Queen Bess standing proud above the entranceway, to the group of the mythical King Lud and his sons inside.
This space on the first floor is where Carmen will gather for Company events.
Members will recall Mansion House as they climb the restored staircase, with graphics and displays, including paintings, maps and a specially commissioned quilt, patterned to reflect many decades of the Company’s past.
Those who prefer swifter ascent for the less mobile will utilise the ultra-modern lift, and everyone will have the benefit of the dual cloakroom facilities.
With modular tabling, Carman chairs and stackable seating, this multi-purpose main space can rapidly move between receptions and luncheons, serious meetings and charity fundraisers, educational needs and special events.
Equally useful for members’ events and outside organisations it can be used for corporate functions or family celebrations, such as weddings or key birthdays.
Alongside the Gallery Hall is a coffee bar, replete with washdown surface, sink, fridge, coffee machine and comfy chairs – a tranquil meeting place.
Together with upstairs kitchen, the coffee bar can double as the catering facility for small luncheon events or stand-up functions.