£20000 - £20000 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
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Right in the heart of Bloomsbury lies BMA House, a stunning Grade II listed building with elegant decor and facilities that can give you a unique and truly special wedding day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£20,000
Maximum Price
£20,000
Enjoy BMA House exclusively to yourselves with our Exclusive Hire option. Price is exclusive of external caterers (your caterer needs to be approved by us)
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Choice of preferred caterers
Furniture included

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£140
Maximum Price
£265
Minimum Number of Guests
30
The Thyme package @ £140.50 pp – Room hire (12:00–23:30hrs) – Dedicated wedding planner who will be present on the day – One glass of sparkling wine and nibbles on arrival – Two course wedding breakfast – Dessert station with tea and coffee – Half a bottle of house wine and half a bottle water with the meal – Glass of sparkling wine for the toast – Cash or account bar facilities – Storm lantern centre pieces – Garden games – Cloakroom area – Tables and classic banqueting chairs – White table linen, napkins, cake stand and knife – PA system and microphone – Menu tasting for the wedding couple – Limited on-site car parking spaces
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
City Hotel
Venue
Dining Capacity
200
Reception Capacity
320
Usual Access Time
12:00PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00PM
Yes

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Grade I/II Listed Building

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Located on the site of Charles Dickens’ former home, BMA House boasts bags of style and charm, offering space for both your ceremony and reception for up to 200 guests. This remarkable, Grade II listed building has created the perfect balance of retaining its heritage and unique characteristics, making your special day all the more spectacular. Step inside their wrought iron gates and you’ll immediately be filled with its beauty outside, then explore further inside the House where’s it’s been updated to a stylish and modern space with sustainability at its heart. They have a spectacular selection of spaces, four of which are licenced for weddings: Great Hall, Snow Room, Paget Room and Prince’s Room; providing a magical setting for every part of your wedding day. However, their true secret lies within their beautiful and romantic outdoor spaces; the Courtyard and Garden. Both areas provide the perfect setting for a drinks reception and for capturing those all-important photographs. Their award-winning catering partners, CH&CO. have a passion and reputation for providing mouth-watering food and exemplary service. Their talented team of chefs create menus that have a historic elegance but with a modern twist. However, if you have a theme or specific multicultural menu in mind, bespoke menus can be designed to suit your wedding wishes. They place a great emphasis on helping you create and design your perfect day; a dedicated wedding planner will be with you every step of the way. They have carefully created three beautiful packages to help make the planning of your wedding stress free, however there is also the option to completely tailor the packages to you.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Vick and our other caring planners
Hello and many congratulations you on your engagement, what an exciting time for you! Whatever stage you’re at in your wedding planning journey, finding the perfect venue is, undoubtedly one of the biggest items on your to-do list, so we want you to make the right choice. Next steps, come and see our charming House and grounds for yourself. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something you will enjoy. After all, it’s your special day. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
9
Reviews
(5)
(5)
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Sarah and Tom
Happy couple Married on August
December 2021
Outstanding venue and a wonderful day!
"Outstanding venue and wedding planner, Victoria Lewis.Due to covid, we had postponed our date several times which has been graciously accommodated and honoured by BMA house. BMA house is a hidden wedding venue gem in central London with beautifully adorned rooms and outdoor space. The rooms are bright and spacious for perfect photographs with high ceilings and elegance. The courtyard and garden combines both urban and natural beauty. The botanical plants and pond were some of the highlights as it gave a magical backdrop in our photos. This was one of the main reasons we chose this venue as it had best of both worlds. Victoria has been the best wedding planner I could have hoped for, she was attentive to my wishes and responded promptly to my messages which greatly eased the stress of planning and re-planning. She was one click away and it meant the day ran smoothly with her guidance. Our guests loved the food, we had lots of choice with both meat and vegetarian bowl foods. The guests were pleasantly surprised that the food just kept coming! Additionally, Tom & I cannot thank you enough Victoria. You have been amazing from start to finish, it has been an enjoyable experience from the first tasting to the actual day. I think I will miss our email chains back and forth! The planning has been flawless. Overall, we had a fantastic wedding day and if you are thinking about BMA house, BMA team will exceed your expectations. Thank you so much to you and your team.Love Sarah & Tom (Mr & Mrs Man)"
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Steph & Alex Reception
Happy couple Married on July
December 2021
Incredible time and staff!
“We had an incredible time. From start to finish, it was perfect. Our thanks to you and the BMA staff for creating such a lovely atmosphere. The two rooms looked fantastic, the food was delicious and even the weather held up for us! The feedback from our guests has been overwhelming.”“After a small family wedding in August 2020 we were thrilled to be returning to BMA House for a bigger celebration, as we had originally planned, in July 2021. We invited 120 guests to our ceremony and wedding breakfast which took place in the Paget Room, with an additional 20 guests arriving in the evening for drinks and dancing in the Snow Room next door. The weather held just long enough for us to have our drinks reception in the beautiful courtyard and we were also able to take some photos with our families in the garden.BMA House is stunning - from the building itself to the courtyard to the rooms, it is everything you could want from a central London venue. The rooms and the courtyard all looked beautiful and we have had tons of compliments from our guests about how lovely it was.Having Victoria and the events team to help us plan was a huge advantage and made everything much more straightforward. Their organisation and communication was fantastic, especially Victoria, both in the buildup and on the day itself.Overall our wedding was perfect - delicious food and drink and lots of fun, in a beautiful and sophisticated setting, with staff who really worked hard to plan the perfect day for us and make sure we could enjoy it to the full. We had a fantastic day - thank you so much for making it all happen and giving us not one but two special days of celebration!”
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Steph and Alex ceremony
Happy couple Married on August
December 2021
Fantastic venue and team!
We had our wedding at BMA House in August 2020. When it became clear that our original plans for a 150-person reception would not be happening this year, Victoria and Kathryn helped us arrange a small, intimate ceremony in the Princes Room. Both were fantastic, showing great patience and flexibility: they managed to respond to the almost weekly changes with each new government announcement, while still making everything special and exciting. They were supportive and positive, while never making promises they couldn't keep.Everything went perfectly on the day: arriving in the courtyard created a really special moment; the Prince's Room looked beautiful and was the perfect space, even with just 10 guests! Afterwards we spent some time in the garden which is another amazing space and has given us some gorgeous photos to remember the day.We will be hosting our postponed reception at BMA House as well and cannot wait to celebrate there again, this time with all of our family and friends!
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Charlotte & Chris
Happy couple Married on July
October 2020
the venue was incredible!
Everything was perfect and all our guests were thrilled and thought the venue was incredible! Charlotte and I had the most amazing time and we owe it all to you.
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Kim & Cliff
Happy couple Married on October
October 2020
I do not use the word perfect very often but...
Because we are both in the health sector the BMA as a venue was what we particularly wanted. I had been to a few evening events over the years so it seemed a good choice. The Prince's room was ideal size for our number pus string quartet and its ambience and finery was absolutely terrific.From the start we were looked after excellently. I think Victoria inherited us in a change-over. If so, she hit the ground running and sorted out Kim's every need.The food tasting arranged by Johnny Reynolds was tremendous. I do a food tasting at the Grosvenor house hotel every year for 30 years for 1,200 people so I do expect the highest standard. Johnny and Vicky were equal to the task. It was an excellent session. On the day everything ran completely smoothly. We had some minor snags from our end which Vicky and Johnny dealt with efficiently and absolutely without fuss.The facilities from changing rooms to drinks bar to car spaces made the whole event able to run so smoothly. The catering on the day was efficiently served by some very cheerful and smiling staff.Kim and I were catered for in every way. I do not use the word perfect very often but for me the BMA venue and the tremendous staff looking after us made it a perfect day.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Tavistock Square, London, Greater London, WC1H 9JP, England

Travel Notes

Our SatNav postcode is WC1H 9JZ

Nearest Town

London

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1

Nearest Train Station

Euston

Nearest Airport

London City Airport

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Press & Awards
(6)

Accreditations / Associations (3)

'Highly Commended' again in the BVA BDRC VenueVerdict Accreditation feedback scheme

Industry Awards (3)

'Most Sustainable Venue’ by the London Summer Event Show in 2019
'Greenest Venue' by Hire Space in 2018
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Steph and Alex - after a rather turbulent year with many weddings put on hold due to the pandemic, I was fortunate enough to see one of my couples twice! After a small family wedding in August 2020, Steph and Alex were thrilled to return to BMA House for a bigger celebration, as they had originally planned in July 2021. They invited 120 guests to their ceremony and wedding breakfast which took place in the Paget Room, with an additional 20 guests arriving in the evening for drinks and dancing in the Snow Room next door. The weather held just long enough for them to have their drinks reception in the beautiful Courtyard and they were also able to take some photos with their families in the picturesque Garden. Such a fun day!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

An important first step is to decide what you want the budget to be for your wedding. This will be a driving factor in many of the decisions you make later down the line so should be one of the first things you think about.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Wedding favours are one area where a couple can really add a personal touch to thank their guests for coming. One wedding saw a very crafty bride use individual photos of their guests as their place setting, the photos were clipped onto beautiful holders with the couples names engraved into it, which their guests could take home as a memory of the special day.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Charming, Historic, Impressive, Unique and Picturesque.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In front of the central, bronze fountain in the Courtyard.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes, back in 2014 we celebrated the wedding of Nicola and Chris. Chris's brother, Dan, is married to television presenter, Rylan Clark-Neal! So we had a nice surprise on the day to have Rylan as one of our guests, who had just taken part in Celebrity Big Brother in 2013.

What’s your favourite canapé?

I'm vegan so it's got to be our delicious 'Aerated butternut squash velouté & puffed British quinoa'

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Come midnight guests are looking for something to soak up their drinks, so my favourite spread to recommend is the simple, bacon roll (vegan option available too)!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our striking and remarkable central fountain in the Courtyard. It's the first thing people see when they entre our Courtyard, always a strong talking point and makes a great backdrop for those all-important photos.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team. Not only our caring event planners, but everyone behind-the-scenes who you may not see, like our hardworking catering team, chefs, porters, security, cleaners, receptionists and technical support, each and every person helps to make BMA House what it is today.

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