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Last update: May 2024

Kew Gardens is a historic wedding venue surrounded by enchanting scenery in Richmond Upon Thames, South West London. From the verdant Royal Botanic Gardens to the iconic buildings, there's no shortage of breathtaking backdrops for your momentous occasion. This UNESCO World Heritage site uses income from celebrations for vital conservation and educational and research programmes that help save the planet.

Facilities and Capacity

Kew Gardens boasts a myriad of settings where you and your loved ones can enjoy your milestone event. Set within 320 acres of renowned gardens, you'll be spoiled for choice on where to host your festivities. Cambridge Cottage and the Nash Conservatory are licensed for civil ceremonies for your all-important 'I do' moment. The cottage is ideal for intimate get-togethers, with space for up to 80 guests for your ceremony and wedding breakfast and an additional 40 for your reception. The Nash Conservatory can be hired independently or as part of a multiple-venue package. This mesmerising 19th-century glasshouse can seat 200 guests for your ceremony. With an abundance of natural light and gorgeous views of the gardens, your wedding photographer will have a ball capturing you and your guests enjoying your day. There are plenty of other settings where you can host your day, from the Princess of Wales Conservatory and the Orangery to lush, secluded garden areas. Each space can accommodate a dance floor, seated meals, buffets, and live entertainment. Kew Gardens offers a beautiful range of Grade I and II listed venues, former royal residences, outdoor areas, and glass houses where you can enjoy an unforgettable celebration.

Services Offered

Kew Gardens lets you use your desired venue exclusively, and the team will stop at nothing to realise your vision for your special day. A professional wedding coordinator will work with you every step of the way to ensure your event is everything you dreamed of. Couples can browse generous wedding packages to find the ideal experience for their magical occasion.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Asian wedding
Historic
In the city
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
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Reviews for Kew Gardens

4.9 out of 5 rating
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Misbah Sent on 14/08/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

A wonderful venue + great team

Flexibility limited with listed building and being a botanical garden (so lots of rules), however that aside the team did all they could do make our day how we wanted it. Really helpful throughout the pandemic and wonderful in their support and commitment.
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Shona Sent on 13/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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 拢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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Y Sent on 01/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

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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Sarah Sent on 12/10/2009
5 out of 5 rating

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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Daniel Sent on 03/11/2008
5 out of 5 rating

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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Felicity Sent on 21/05/2008
5 out of 5 rating

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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Jackie Sent on 28/09/2007
5 out of 5 rating

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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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew TW9 3AB Richmond Upon Thames (South West London)
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