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Trades Hall

The stunning Trades Hall in the heart of the Merchant City, Glasgow, has been home to Trades House since 1794.

Before this the Crafts met in an Almshouse on the corner of Cathedral Street and the High Street, where the Barony Hall of Strathclyde University sits today.

Robert Adam was the architect who won the commission in 1791, but sadly died before it was completed. His younger brothers, James and William Adam, saw the building finished.

The façade of the Trades Hall is one of Adam’s finest designs, originally comprising of a block of five bays with the emphasis on the central entrance way and outer bays. The cost of completing and furnishing the building was £7,927. It is the only major Adam work surviving in Glasgow, and the oldest building (apart from the medieval cathedral) still used for its original purpose of a public hall.

Today our clients enjoy this unique venue for a multitude of different events from location filming to high school proms, weddings to college exams, intimate to large gatherings, meetings to celebrations (catered and non-catered, up to 250 guests).

This picture perfect venue has recently been refurbished with state of the art air-conditioning and architectural lighting throughout its six unique function rooms to ensure you and your guests experience maximum comfort. Exclusive use of the building can be requested.

For more information, visit Trades Hall’s website.