Kew Gardens

(6 reviews) 6 5
Kew West London London West London TW9 3AB
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About Kew Gardens

West London, London
West London, TW9 3AB


On the 5th May 2018, Kew’s breath-taking Temperate House – the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world – reopened after a five-year closure. The entire frame-work of the building has been painstakingly repaired, and its 15,000 panes of glass replaced, along with its intricate ironwork and expansive paved flooring. The result is a glistening cathedral housing 10,000 plants, making it one of the most unique venues in London.  

The stunning newly re-stored Temperate House, originally opened in 1862, is a Grade I-listed show house for the largest plants.  With pitched roofs and pillars support wrought-iron ribs, the House has a mix of decorative motifs, finials, pediments, acanthus leaf capitals, Coade stone urns and statues.

The impressive glasshouse can host large evening dinners and standing receptions of up to 300 guests amongst 10,000 species of rare and endangered plants.  With venue hire starting from £14,000 + VAT for the evening you can impress your guests with endless history within this completely unique space.

Please contact our Events Team on 020 8332 5641 or to arrange a truly awe-inspiring site visit.

Kew Gardens is the perfect location for your wedding celebrations, with a botanical twist. Set within 300 acres of beautiful gardens, the World Heritage Site provides an absolutely stunning, unique venue for your big day.

Kew’s former royal residence, Cambridge Cottage, is full of charm and ideal for a boutique wedding. Situated in its own private gardens, the venue boasts two rooms, perfect for both ceremonies and receptions. Up to 80 guests can be seated for a ceremony or wedding breakfast in the Georgian Drawing Room or on the manicured lawns. For the evening’s festivities, the space can accommodate up to 150 guests.

For longer guest lists, we offer the option for you to hire multiple venues for combined use. You could use the Nash Conservatory for your ceremony, the Princess of Wales Conservatory for a drinks reception, and the Orangery for your delicious wedding breakfast and the following evening celebrations. All of these function spaces can accommodate up to 200 guests.

The stunning Nash Conservatory was painstakingly moved from Buckingham Palace to Kew by King William IV in 1836. The 19th Century glasshouse is a wonderfully versatile space, perfect for occasions held both in the day and by night. The unique and intriguing Princess of Wales Conservatory, renowned for its beautiful rare orchids and Chinese Water Dragons, is ideal for a relaxed canapé reception. Finally, the Orangery is a light and bright space for a large celebration. The high ceilings and arched windows overlook the gorgeous lawns and terrace and allow cascades of natural light to shine into the space.

Kew Gardens is conveniently located in West London, with fantastic transport links to the city centre and Heathrow Airport.

Whatever you decide upon, when you have your wedding at Kew Gardens, you are helping us continue our valuable work in plant-conservation and life-saving research.

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**MORE BREAKING NEWS** Kew Gardens have been voted in the Top 7 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in or near London, by the London Evening Standard.  Why not visit us and see for yourself?!

• 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

Facilities at Kew Gardens

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
In the City
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Kew Gardens Reviews (6)

Venue Service

By Shona, on 13 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2018

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!

Amazing wedding venue
Venue Service

By Y Ajayi, on 01 Jan 2015

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!!

Fantastic day
Venue Service

By Sarah and George, on 12 Oct 2009

We had our reception at Cambridge Cottage in Sep this year. The venue and our caterers, Lodge catering 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.

Fantastic venue, fabulous food, a wonderful day!
Venue Service

By Daniel Andrew, on 03 Nov 2008

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!

Thanks you so much
Venue Service

By Felicity Harrop, on 21 May 2008

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!

The best day of our lives!!
Venue Service

By Jackie Reed, on 28 Sep 2007

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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