The Autumn Mansion House installation is an occasion to remember. For those who have not experienced a City of London formal function, with the traditions and ceremonies of the City of London and of both the Gin Guild and the Worshipful Company of Distillers, it is an unforgettable experience.
Unlike the Gin Industry Annual Dinner normally held in May in London’s Guildhall, which is restricted only to industry members so as to provide maximum networking opportunities, the Annual Banquet and the preceding Gin Guild Autumn Installation is open, and welcomes spouses, consorts and other guests.
Timings for the event are as follows:
Pre installation, a refreshing G&T is available.
The Gin Guild event will be held in the Old Ballroom. This is on the floor above the main reception hall.
Approximate ceremony start time: 4.30pm
5.00pm Post Installation
Post installation, the Gin Guild bar will be offering a choice of G&T’s.
The Guild bar will close at 5.55.
6.25 Banquet Reception
At 6.25 guests exit the Old Ballroom and join and merge, through the main doors to the reception hall, with the flow of guests to the banquet.
Please collect your seating plan and greet the Master. A choice of drinks from the Master’s Bar will then be offered by servers.
We will be called to dinner at 7.00 or thereabouts. Guests are requested, if possible, not to leave their seats during dinner or the speeches.