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Last update: April 2024

Nestled within 163 acres of exquisite pastoral beauty, Addington Palace is a historic wedding venue in the depths of Croydon, Surrey. This beautiful location is just twelve miles from central London and holds strong ties to royal history, including Henry VIII's courtship of Anne Boleyn. Today, the illustrious Georgian mansion offers to-be-weds exclusive use of ten versatile spaces and a sprawling estate to host their dream stately affair. From the landscaped gardens to the grand staircase, this idyllic setting is a splendid backdrop for the tender beginnings of a once-in-a-lifetime happily ever after.

Facilities and Capacity

Addington Palace specializes in abundance and tangible opulence. Every hire includes exclusive access to the entirety of this breathtaking estate with absolute flexibility for outside vendors. Couples have a choice of two licensed rooms for their ceremony, including the bright and airy interiors of the Winter Garden chapel. Forming the heart of the palace, the Great Hall is a fitting space for couples to exchange their vows amongst walnut panelling and French chandeliers. The hall can also be transformed into a lovely banqueting area for 150, ideal for wedding breakfasts and three-course meals.

The estate offers an indulgent array of relaxing settings as guests await the evening's festivities, including the surrounding parklands and the Morning Room. The landscaped garden also features a delightful terrace area which is ideal for toasts of bubbly and canapes on warmer days. Crowned with an intricately designed dome, the Georgian staircase is perfect for wedding portraits and grand entrances. At night the high ceilings of the great hall will enhance the acoustics of any evening entertainment. Meanwhile, the ancillary rooms offer ample opportunity for photo booths, games, and private bars. After the celebrations have ended, up to 36 guests can retreat to the luxurious cottages only a short stroll from the main house.

Services Offered

Addington Palace is proud to offer couples exclusive and flexible use of their magnificent grade II listed property. From caterers to elite floral designers and wedding coordinators, there are no limitations for to-be-weds to craft an entirely bespoke event. Venue hire includes:

  • Two select get-ready rooms
  • Corkage option with no charge
  • Facilities for private catering
  • Alcohol license
  • On-site cloakrooms
  • Entertainment license
  • Live band and DJ facilities
  • Permit for outdoor fireworks
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Castle
Stately home
Historic
Landmark
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Changing room for wedding guests
Elephant baraat permitted
Horse baraat permitted
Orangery on site
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Nitesh Sent on 08/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Marque is good for any type of event!

The entrance of the manor is very pretty.... Marque is good for any type of event.
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Alice Sent on 08/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating
We recently had our Christmas Wedding at Addington Palace and the whole day was magical. Hannah from the Palace was a star and helped us every step of the way. She was there to help on the days running up to the wedding and did everything with a big smile on her face.
The palace itself was a beautiful location and made all the more special by them being so flexible with our decorations, including Christmas trees dotted all around.
All our guests loved the day and loved the palace, it was well worth the cost - after all, you only do it once.
I would definitely recommend Addington Palace as a wedding venue and cannot speak more highly of the staff that work there.
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Datsun Sent on 20/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful wedding and party venue!

A beautiful wedding and party venue.
Ample parking on site and can accommodate UpTo 500 guests.
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Arman Sent on 20/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Very lovely service and very lovely people

Very lovely service and very lovely people. I would go there again in a heartbeat. Just fantastic.
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Chris Sent on 12/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Had our fairlytale wedding on 10th August 2017

Google Review: Had our fairlytale wedding on 10th August 2017 in the main building. Everything went extremely well all the staff worked hard behind the scenes to ensure everything ran smoothly and was a memorable day for all who attended. Special thanks to Hannah our event coordinator who led us through the whole process and nothing was too much trouble.
The building and grounds were grand and at times the whole event seemed surreal. =)
I can heartily recommend Addington Palace as a fantastic wedding venue.
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Opilus Sent on 20/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely setting, staff where great and nice grounds

Attended a friend's Hindu wedding reception. Lovely setting, staff where great and nice grounds. Very enjoyable!
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Biman Sent on 13/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We couldnt have chosen a more beautiful venue and

Google Review: We had our Hindu wedding, civil ceremony and reception at Addington Palace and it was such a beautiful event! The venue is amazing to say the least, but all it's staff are very welcoming and helpful and make planning your event as easy as possible. We couldn't have chosen a more beautiful venue and a more lovely events team! Thanks Hannah, Kate and Craig!!
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Biman Sent on 16/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating

We couldnt have chosen a more beautiful venue

We had our Hindu wedding, civil ceremony and reception at Addington Palace and it was such a beautiful event! The venue is amazing to say the least, but all it's staff are very welcoming and helpful and make planning your event as easy as possible. We couldn't have chosen a more beautiful venue and a more lovely events team! Thanks Hannah, Kate and Craig!!
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Carol Sent on 03/12/2015
5 out of 5 rating

My Perfect Day 24th May 2015

I had my wedding at Addington Palace last month. It went so smoothly thanks to the great support from Craig and his amazing staff.
I got so many photos taken on the day both inside the venue and outside near the fountain.
I picked the Gold menu and the food was pretty pleasant. Very prompt and polite service from the waiting staff on the day.
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Athir Sent on 03/12/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Five Star

We had our wedding at Addington Palace at the beginning of the month and have to say it was truly amazing.

Craig and his team were fantastic not just on the day but in the months leading up to the wedding. Their experience helped us plan for the wedding and they came up with many points we had not even considered. The staff were so professional and helpful on the day and our suppliers tell us they had an easy time making sure decorations and placements were all exactly as we wanted.

The venue is stunning and all our guests fell in love with it. Because it is grand inside with the furniture, chandeliers, silk gold wallpaper etc, you only really need to decorate the main hall and the ceremony room and even then you only really need flowers.

The food was fantastic and huge portions to everyone's delight. Seriously, hats off to the caterers, really delicious food.

There are certain rules around health and safety which means you cannot have everything you want (like real lit candles, confetti indoors) but this is expected in a venue like this so please discuss with the team there early on what you can and cannot have to ensure you are not disappointed..

A note of caution, it is not the cheapest venue to have a wedding, however, having, looked at other similar venues where you get full exclusive use, it is very comparable cost-wise. The key thing for us was exclusive use of the whole building which Addington Palace is ideal for.

Thank you all for helping make our wedding day so special.
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Drew Sent on 03/12/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You!

Hello Craig,

Bev and I want to say a big thank you to you and all the staff that made our wedding day a huge success

Kind regards
Drew
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Sally Sent on 22/07/2013
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous venue

Hi Emma

Thanks for your email and for all you did to make our day so special. It was amazing and we just smiled the whole way through.

We had a great honeymoon, very relaxing, despite some mixed weather. It’s now back to the real world…..although in a way it’s nice to be able to move on from wedding planning!

The palace is a fabulous backdrop, great venue.

Thanks again to you and your team

Love

Sally x
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Don Sent on 22/07/2013
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning

Addington Palace is an amazing wedding venue, the great hall creates a stunning backdrop for the wedding breakfast and transforms into a great evening party space.

With exclusive use of so many reception rooms and outdoor space its a unique venue with a first class team that thankfully guides you through the whole process.

I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Don

Father of the Groom
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Rachael Sent on 05/11/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You

To All at Addington Palace,

Billy and I would like to thank you so much for all you help to make our wedding day (25.08.12) the most amazing and special day.

The day was so relaxed and we had so much fun, we have had lots of great feed back from all our guests on how lovely everything was from start to finish, and everyone has mentioned how lovely, friendly and professional all the staff were on the day, and we couldn’t agree more, they really were and worked so hard all day.

Take care

Love Rachael & Billy x
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Charmaine Sent on 05/11/2012
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Day

Hi All,

Just a quick note before we head off for honeymoon – thank you so much for all your help in the lead up to and on our wedding day! It was such an amazing day and everyone was really overwhelmed with how stunning the venue was. Really appreciate all your help in making the day as perfect as it was.

Thank you so much – I have no doubt that I would recommend the venue, you and your team to other couples looking to have a truly stunning wedding day!

Charmaine and Christopher
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