Images by Jez Dickson.
So the first week of February was pretty busy!
I was invited to two stunning London wedding venues for a little show-around and a spot of lunch with some fellow wedding industry friends. All very, very lovely.
The first venue I visited was in the heart of Bloomsbury and it’s a brand new venue to the London scene. I’ve written a little report below, but before you dive in I wanted to share this exclusive offer from Bloomsbury House for all you folks currently considering London as your city of choice!
Coco Exclusive Offer
To celebrate the launch of Bloomsbury House the venue are offering a rather generous £2,000 off venue hire for all remaining Saturdays until the end of June 2016.
To discuss this offer and to book your viewing please contact the team on 020 7118 1119 or email email@example.com.
Want to know more…?
Have a little read about the yummy event I attended…
A Wedding Venue in the heart of Bloomsbury…
As I approached the stunning townhouse (built in 1887 for all you history geeks), walked up the stone steps and opened the door I was instantly greeted by a breathtaking scene.
At the end of the entrance hallway is a grand spiral staircase that leads up to the Ceremony & Reception rooms. It was beautifully highlighted with a truly stunning display of florals by Poppy Designer Flowers.
After being warmly welcomed by the Bloomsbury House team, we were offered a glass of fizz and ushered into the Virgina Wolf room which is licensed for Civil Ceremonies. Seating up to 80 guests I was amazed at the décor – a mix of moody panelling, golden walls and the most incredible light thanks to the huge windows overlooking Bloomsbury Square Gardens.
As I was one of the first to arrive (spot the keen one!) I was the target for Boutique Booths… Gulp. Now at these kind of events there’s usually a photo booth where we can take a few snaps and generally behave a bit silly which I must admit doesn’t sit too well with me in the afternoon before a tipple or three. BUT, the owner of Boutique Booths, was pretty ace. He told us exactly what to do, how to pose and offered us moral support. Also, this is the only photo booth I’ve been in which is full length! Yes that’s right my friends, this booth will capture you and your guests in your full wedding finery. I like this, I like it a lot. The photos were flattering, funny and some of my favourite to date – I’ve been in a lot of booths people.
Once the gang had arrived we took to the grand staircase once more and made our way to the Ascham Room which seats up to 100. This room was quite different and had a contemporary feel with it’s white walls, wooden floors and high vaulted ceilings. Once again the light was incredible and I soon started to imagine dressing this blank canvas space.
Our lunch was courtesy of Beluga London and it started with a delicious mezze of cured meats, English cheese, roasted vegetables and yummy breads. This was followed by an interactive course where a member of our table played ‘Head Chef’ carving our fillet of beef! It was fabulous.
The food created by Beluga London is seasonal and features only the best ingredients. Whilst having a finger on current foodie wedding trends they’re also skilled at hosting classic banquets. Dishes include ham hock terrine with piccalilli & sourdough, baked crab and brown shrimp cassoulet through to indulgent salted chocolate brownies.
Speaking of cakey things, GC Couture stepped in for all things sweet and we had the opportunity to decorate our own cupcakes! I loved it! I also managed to save them until I got home to share with my boy. Dinner that evening was chocolate and red velvet cakes with a glass of fizz! Super healthy I know.
To end the day at Bloomsbury House we had an intimate catwalk show with Andrea Hawkes Bridal showcasing her stunning collections. Andrea is renowned for her classic yet modern aesthetic and attention to detail. I completely fell in love with the Stella two-piece gown that had the best rustle sound!
All in all, it was a pretty epic trip away from the office… Thank you Louise & team!
Hiring Bloomsbury House
So what’s the lowdown on hiring Bloomsbury House…?
Weddings at Bloomsbury House are managed by Louise Perry Weddings, their independent planner chosen for her excellence. That, combined with award winning caterers Beluga, is a recipe for a day you’ll never forget! Which is exactly how it should be folks.
When you book your wedding at Bloomsbury House you will have full exclusivity from 9am – 12pm midnight. You’re welcome to provide your own reception drinks and wines with no corkage fees. They can also offer a fully stocked cash bar for your evening celebrations.
Venue hire includes;
- Exclusive use of all spaces throughout the house
- Access from 9am for set-up
- Account / Cash bar available
- Dedicated Wedding Planner
- Banqueting Manager on the day
- Fully experienced waiters, bartenders and support staff
- Fully staffed cloakroom
- Battery operated tea lights and holders
- PA system with microphones for your speeches and background music if required
- Easel for your table plan
- Cake stand & knife
- Menu tasting for the couple
Venue Bloomsbury House | Photographer Jez Dickson | Wedding Planner Louise Perry Weddings | Flowers Poppy Designer Flowers | Catering Beluga London | Cakes GC Couture | Entertainment Amy Langmead | Photo Booth Boutique Booths.
If you’d like to have a chat with the team about viewing Bloomsbury House or want to know more about the exclusive offer of £2,000 off venue hire then you can reach them on 020 7118 1119 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lots of love…