In the heart of London

Home House

My first experience of Home House Private Members Club, London was incredible. As the photographer for a styled wedding photoshoot, it was a unique opportunity to get to know the venue. I loved it from the minute I walked through the door.

From the outside, Home House looks like any handsome townhouse in London. But look closer. N° 20 Portman Square is a Robert Adam masterpiece. A celebrated architect in the 18th Century, it’s his finest surviving London town house. Designed by him for the Countess of Home, it is stunning….a gorgeous mix of original architecture and contemporary interior design.

As a creative Wedding Photographer I always look for features that are unique to a venue. This luxury venue is without a doubt the most unique that I’ve photographed.  The theme for our wedding photoshoot was ‘When Bond Got Married’. A fictional foray into Bond’s wedding; it was styled by Alexandra Wood of AW Bespoke, Savile Row. How fitting it seemed that Home House has in its history a tangible link to the murky world of espionage.

Our sources at Home House tell us that the house was once ‘home’ to the Courtauld Institute of Art. What’s the significance? Its director for many years was the art historian and infamous spy, Anthony Blunt. His equally infamous compatriots Philby, Burgess and Maclean were regular visitors and, MI5 even concealed a listening device in the connecting wall between N° 20 and N° 21 Portman Square’. Wow…how very Bond!

The house has a ‘masculine’ feel that complements its opulence. You can’t fail to be in awe of the Imperial staircase that rises through the entire height of the house. The glass dome at its top reveals the sky above. Just beautiful, and perfect for wedding portraits. 

Away from wedding photography I often do architectural and interior photography. No surprise then that I was completely smitten with Home House and its glorious interior. 

why should you choose Home House as the venue for your London wedding?

So, aside from it being an amazing building, why should you choose it as the venue for your London Wedding?  Here are my top seven reasons why Home House Private Members Club is a perfect choice for your wedding:

  • Whether your celebrations are intimate or grand, you can have a gorgeous wedding celebration. Home House can cater for events from a bijou group of 5, right through to an impressive crowd of 250 guests. 
  • With a frisson of old world glamour, this luxury venue has character in spades; just perfect for creative wedding photography.
  • Home House is beautifully restored with a quiet exclusive elegance; a rare find in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting capital cities.
  • 18th Century grandeur and drama mix with contemporary sleek. What groom and his ushers wouldn’t want to sip a martini at the iconic brushed steel bar?
  • Step outside to the vibrant London streets for more photographs. Exciting, urban and well, this is London!
  • This is a house that was originally designed for the Countess Home as a ‘palace of pleasure’. So it’s grown up glamour all the way for one of the most significant days of your life.  Dare to be different……….
  • Summer Wedding? The Front Parlour and the Eating Room have a private patio overlooking a ‘secret garden’. Who wouldn’t want access to a secret garden?
  • And when it’s evening and time to dance? You can party till you drop in the atmospheric Vaults, or take a more traditional route with a marquee on the lawn. Both are fabulous locations for candid and relaxed evening wedding party photographs.

Oh, and if you want to see something special, take a look at the Countess’s Etruscan State Bedroom. It’s one of the most architecturally important rooms in England. I won’t spoil the surprise. Just go see it for yourself. 

What more can I say but that Home House is an amazing place……………….PS: You can see more of our styled shoot featured on 5 Star Wedding Directory. Enjoy!

Looking for a photographer for your Home House wedding?

If you’re holding your wedding at this gorgeous venue and looking for a Documentary Wedding Photographer I’d love to hear from you. I’m an approved supplier at Home House and I’d be delighted to chat through your day to hear your plans. Contact me at or call me on 0370 626 5200