Merchant Taylors' Hall Open Days 2018 - FREE admission

The Hall Open Days provide a wonderful opportunity for residents and visitors to the City of York to find out more about this medieval guild and to visit the ancient Hall. Built in 1415, it is one of York’s buildings of historical importance.

The Hall will be opening its doors between 11.00 and 15.00 on the following days:

  • Tuesday 10 April 2018
  • Tuesday 8 May 2018
  • Tuesday 12 June 2018

Learn about our history with guided tours from our members. During your visit take a break and enjoy refreshments from our award-winning catering partner, Poppy Caterers Ltd. Our historic building is also an ideal location for corporate and private events and, weddings. If you wish to explore this then representatives from Poppy Caterers Ltd will be on hand to discuss any enquiry that you may have.

Free admission and no booking is required (except for groups of 8 or more people). For group bookings please contact: Poppy Caterers Ltd, tel: 01347 878628, email:

We regret that parking on the premises is available to authorised permit holders only.

Wedding Testimonials

Dear Val and all the team at Poppy Caterers, Thank you so much for looking after us so well both before and during our wedding day. Everything was perfect and we and all our guests enjoyed the food, the venue and your wonderful organisation and hospitality.

We had an amazing day and made memories to last a lifetime.

Thanks again love Christine and Mark.   

Winter Wedding Packages at the Merchant Taylors Hall

If you a looking to get married during the winter months, we are offering a winter wedding package, of £3,999 for further information please call the office on 01347 878628.    

The Package includes:

Four Course Wedding Breakfast

Half Bottle of House Wine per Person

Reception Glass of Sparkling Wine

Complimentary Bottle of Champagne for the Bride & Groom

Glass of Sparling wine for the Toast

Table Centre pieces

Hire of the Hall from 2pm

Open Logged Fire if Required


Wedding Testimonials

To All the team at Poppy.

We honestly cant thank you enough.  You went above and beyond with our food on the day which was fantastic.  Everyone was very complimentary about the food and we both felt the customer service was excellent both prior to our big day and on the day its self.

Thank you so much for your hard work, flexibility, creativity and personal touch. It was a pleasure working with you.

Sarah & Chris

Wedding Testimonial

Dear Val,

Just to say thank you to you and all the Poppy team for your help and guidance in preparing the wedding breakfast for Tom & Tash.  The whole day was remarkable and a testament to your professional approach to looking after your clients. We would have no hesitation in recommending Poppy to anyone thinking of holding a major event. Once again many thanks for your support and all the very best for the future.

Best Regards Gary & Vicky Hudson

Wedding Testimonial

To all the team at Poppy Caterers, thank you  for everything you did to make our day so special. To Val, Thank you so much for everything from the start to the day of the wedding, we couldn't have asked for a better coordinator. To Katie thank you so much for everything you did for us both on the day, you helped the day run so smoothly.


Love Simon & Raxchel Midwood    


Dining with Poppy Caterers at the Hall

Poppy Caterers provide bespoke menus for all our clients, from Fine Dining to Medieval Banquets, Canapé Receptions, Hog Roasts Buffets to afternoon teas.  Using the finest ingredients from local suppliers, all our menus are freshly prepared by our highly skilled team of chefs. 

Simon the owner and executive chef of Poppy Caterers, will design a menu around your specific tastes and requirements, offering a top table taster for the bride and groom and clients.

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Draper

Matthew & Melanie celebrated their marriage on Friday in style.

The sun was shinning, the drinks were flowing and the band had everyone up dancing. It really was a great day had by all. They enjoyed the very popular sharing platters for a starter, a magnificent traditional Hog roast and lovely fresh fruit and local cheese for dessert.

We hope the newly weds Mr & Mrs Draper enjoy married life together and we want to thank them for using the beautiful Merchant Taylors Hall.