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Kew Gardens

Richmond Upon Thames, South West London View map

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From enchanting gardens to iconic buildings, weddings at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are designed to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests - all within easy reach of central London.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Kew has a variety of stunning venues set within 320 acres of world renowned botanic gardens whether you are looking for a small, intimate ceremony and reception with close family and friends, or a larger, memorable celebration with up to 200 guests.

Our two civil ceremony licensed venues are Cambridge Cottage and the Nash Conservatory.

The most intimate of our packages is located at Cambridge Cottage. A former royal residence to the Duke of Cambridge, this classically styled venue is perfect for civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts for up to 80 guests, you can invite a further 40 guests as part of your after-dinner party.

For an indoor celebration, enjoy the relaxed elegance of the Cottage’s Drawing Room before moving through to the Gallery for dinner surrounded by some of our finest botanical artwork. The Drawing Room and Gallery?open onto the picturesque and secluded Duke's Garden, a refreshing green space for outdoor drinks and?photographs.?We can also accommodate outdoor ceremonies at Cambridge Cottage in the Summer months, where you can exchange your vows framed by the French doors of the Drawing Room while your guests look on from the lawn of the Duke’s Garden.

The Nash Conservatory can be hired on its own, or as part of our multiple venue packages. Exchange your vows in the enchanting 19th century glasshouse for a civil ceremony of up to 200 guests. With floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, the stunning Conservatory provides an abundance of natural daylight, filling the space with a warm glow all year round.

Serve drinks on the secluded lawn behind the Nash Conservatory or nearby in the colourful Princess of Wales Conservatory, a unique glasshouse with ten climate zones. While your guests enjoy their drinks, you’ll have time to tour the Gardens in an escorted buggy for photos in our most scenic locations.

You then have the option of hosting your evening dinner and dance in either our classic Orangery or the iconic Temperate House. A Grade I listed building, the Orangery is an ideal setting for your wedding reception and dinner dance. With high ceilings and grand, arched windows, it offers space to celebrate in an atmosphere that is both stylish and serene.

Alternatively, the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse, the Temperate House is the perfect location for a breath-taking evening reception. Home to 10,000 species of plants from the world’s temperate zones, this unique venue offers you and your guests a rare opportunity to dine and dance in a space that is truly alive.

By hosting your event at Kew Gardens you will contribute to Kew’s mission, as all income generated through private and corporate events supports Kew’s vital conservation, education and research programmes.

To see more about our individual packages please visit our website at kew.org/venue-hire

  • Grade I & II listed venues including the former Royal residences and Glass Houses
  • Variety of venues for between 10 and 400 guests
  • Two venues licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 200 guests
  • All function spaces are within the Gardens, offering beautiful views and photo opportunities
  • Many local hotel and guest houses can provide overnight accommodation
  • Your wedding helps fund Kew’s plant conservation and scientific work

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
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    Magical!

    Our wedding day at Kew was truly magical - every member of staff went out of their way to make the day special for us and the venue is obviously unique! We have some wonderful memories. They were also very professional during the organisation, answering every question promptly and patiently. Kew's suppliers work with them like a well-oiled machine which takes a lot of stress out of the process. You'll need to factor in extra costs though, due to the way Kew works. If you're using the Orangery you'll need to pay extra for even the most basic lighting and a PA system, even if the DJ already has one - phone around for quotes before booking the venue (the ones we called were all around £2.5k). Kew's listed suppliers are top notch but obviously that comes at a price. Finally, Kew's strict rules means it's difficult to save money in other ways, eg. by doing your own table centres or using a local florist. You can reuse the flowers from one venue in another one though, which helps. Overall a fantastic experience but be prepared to pay more than you think at the outset!
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    Amazing wedding venue

    We got married at kew last September. We used the Nash conservatory and the orangery. We had a great time. The events team were fantastic. Beautiful memories all round. Thanks again!!
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    Fantastic day

    We had our reception at Cambridge Cottage in Sep this year. The venue and our caterers, Lodge catering lodge-catering.co.uk were fantastic. We had a buffet on the day and the food and the service were both excellent. I can''t recommend either or them enough.
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    Fantastic venue, fabulous food, a wonderful day!

    We had a very special day at Kew. Cambridge Cottage was a beautiful venue. The private garden was lovely for our photos. The catering was exquisite and the Kew Events Team were very attentive. We will go back to Kew and visit the gardens for our anniversary. Thank you Kew!
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    Thanks you so much

    My daughter and her husband are now on their honeymoon after the most fabulous wedding I've ever been to. Thank you especially to staff at Kew, especially that lovely Charlie Tauchert - what a helpful young man!
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    The best day of our lives!!

    It couldn't have been better. Apart from being one of the most beautiful places in the country to be married, the staff were incredible and made made the day unforgettable for us and all our guests.

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