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Debenham House - London W14
We love working at this venue. Debenham House occupies a site of approximately 1.025 acres/0.41 hectares, and forms part of one of London's premier residential neighbourhoods in the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. This private home really does offer the "wow" factor. From the road you would not even know that it is there, until you enter the covered walkway (and separate carriage drive) through its own front garden, laid out in a formal Dutch style.
One of the most prominent features of the house are the colours and the use of Doulton Carraraware brickwork, of a pale terracotta shade, with panels of glazed brick and glazed tiles. The tiles are wonderfully varied, depicting peacocks, eagles, flowers, galleons and mythical beasts. Many are reputed to have come from an assignment originally commissioned for the Czar's yacht Livadia, built in the late 1870's, and from another assignment for six P&O liners. The domed and galleried hall, at the centre of the house, includes brilliant mosaics, added later, to a design by Gaetano Meo and executed under his supervision. The design includes mythical and legendary figures, signs of the Zodiac and small portraits of the Debenhams and their children. The cupola itself is of leaves and branches in green and gold.
This venue is ideal for quiet and intimate events, such as receptions, where you want to really wow your guests with an incredible backdrop and venue setting. The beautiful gardens allow for stunning summer receptions and events.
Quite possibly one of London's best kept venue secrets.
|Maximum Venue Capacity||Reception||Dinner||Dinner & Dance||Conference|
|Main Domed Hall||120||70||0||0|
|Access Times to Venue:||all day until midnight|
|Venue Closed Periods:||24th & 25th December|