Bloomsbury House

Bloomsbury House

So tell us a little bit about Bloomsbury House…

Located in the heart of London in historic Bloomsbury,  Bloomsbury House is a Grade II listed beautiful venue for your wedding day.

Located on Bloomsbury Square overlooking the gardens, this magnificent townhouse which was built in 1887 designed in a Flemish Renaissance style by one F. Pinches and was restored in 2007, it still has many of the original features including the grand spiral staircase, original mosaic floor tiles and stained glass windows.

Originally to house the College of Preceptors.

Are you licensed for Ceremonies?

Yes we are through Camden Council, the most popular room for a ceremony being the Virginia Woolf which can seat up to 80.

What are your capacities?

We can seat up to 80 for a ceremony in the Virginia Woolf and 80 people for dinner in the Ascham room and more guests for a standing reception party.

Do you have outside space?

We do not have any outside space attached to the house but there is an option to hire an area of Bloomsbury Square gardens which is just opposite the house. We can then host your drinks reception out there and serve drinks and canapés. This is something that Camden Council will arrange directly with you for the hire and we can arrange to serve the drinks reception outside.

We have no parking at the house, but just opposite under Bloomsbury Square Gardens is an NCP carpark.

We are also a short 5 minute walk from Holborn station which is on the central line.

What do you really like about the space?

The rooms inside Bloomsbury house are beautiful. The Virginia Woolf is a romantic timeless room, with stunning chandelier features and a classic colour decor of dark blue and gold which works perfectly. We have a feature fire mantle piece which looks stunning dressed up with flowers or just simply some candles, there are lots of options. It doesn’t need much dressing inside the room at all as it is so beautiful, which helps clients reduce costs on over dressing the space.

The Ascham room is a bright, light room, with large windows and a great space to host your wedding breakfast.

The ceilings have wooden arch beams offering a contrast to the first floor with floods of natural light and a great space for dining and then onto your party.

We have a built in bar and backdrop unit which can be used to project personal photos or draped with fairy lights for a backdrop.

What special things do your couples do?

To ensure our couples get to have a confetti shot experience, we line up guests after the ceremony in the hallway to do a confetti shot! This is always great fun.

We have even done a human archway for our happy couple to exit their reception.

Do you have any special entertainment/licensing rules?

We finish at midnight, last orders at 23.30 and live music finishes with background music until guests depart.

We have an amazing offer of no corkage on your Champagne and wine during your drinks reception and wedding breakfast which is a fantastic saving for our clients. You can deliver your drinks up to 2 weeks prior to your wedding and we will store and chill these ready for the big day. We are very lucky to offer this incredible no corkage to our clients at our London venue which means they can chose the exact wines and champagnes they like and it saves them money. We then move onto a cash bar for the evening which they can open a tab if they wish. 

Any downsides?

We don’t have a lift inside the house but we do have the most glorious spiral staircase. We always say the best conversations happen on the stairs as our only toilets are located on the ground floor.

What’s your favourite wedding moment?

Our favourite wedding moment is watching the bride and her bridal party make their entrance up the stairs towards the Virginia Woolf, such a wonderful moment full of excitement.

Can I come and visit?

We can happily book you in to come along to view Bloomsbury House. Just get in touch

How do I get in touch?
Drop me, Natalie a message at

0207 1181 119
07939 007257

Photography credits to:
Guy Collier Photography
Kate Nielen
Jez Dickson
Victoria Eve Photography
Insta Wedding
Epic moments Photography
Libby Christensen Photography