Annual Ladies Banquet returns to Butchers’ Hall
The traditional White Tie Banquet, hosted by The Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers and his consort, and attended by The Rt. Hon, the Lord Mayor and The Lady Mayoress returns, after an eight year absence, to Butchers’ Hall on Friday 10th March.
The evening will include a four-course meal, fine wines and entertainment. The formal traditions of the loving cup and stirrup cup will also be served.
Master, Andrew Parker said: “We look forward to welcoming Liverymen, partners and guests to experience a memorable night, filled with ceremony and City traditions.”
The dress code for the evening is White Tie and Decorations and tickets are priced at £125 per person, including VAT.
To the uninitiated, who may be attending a Livery Company lunch, dinner or banquet for the first time, Livery events can appear a daunting prospect, yet it need not be so – in fact it should be an entirely enjoyable experience.
In order to help Liverymen and guests understand the ‘rules’, The Worshipful Company of Butchers has produced an Etiquette Guide which explains; dress codes, traditions, what to expect at a Livery event and more importantly what NOT to do at functions.
Liveryman, Pam Brook said: “The Etiquette Guide is designed to share with guests at upcoming functions, so all diners know the customs. Many in the industry are perhaps not aware that many of our events are open to guests but it is important to make them aware of the formal traditions the Company upholds – otherwise, how else are people expected to know! A lot of the time it is the traditions that make these events so special – but it’s helpful to communicate what people can expect.”