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Orleans House Gallery

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Up to 60 Guests

Situated within magical woodlands overlooking the beautiful river Thames, Orleans House Gallery provides the peace of the countryside within an urban landscape.

The stunningly restored Octagon room is full of character and has a rich history, dating back to 1721, when it was built to entertain Queen Caroline, wife of George II. The space can accommodate up to 60 guests for your ceremony and the public gardens leading from the room are the perfect place to host your post ceremony drinks reception.

Your guests will also be able to make the most of the unique venue and are encouraged to stroll around the grounds and explore the gallery exhibitions when they arrive.

There are plenty of beautiful reception venues along this stretch of the river, so why not catch a boat from the wonderfully quaint pier, situated just minutes walk from the gallery, to your evening celebrations? Or if you are looking for a smaller, more intimate lunch or afternoon tea party to celebrate your day, our on site Coach House can host up to 60 guests, with catering especially delivered by our on site Stables Cafe events team.


For further information please contact our Business Co-ordinator, who will be happy to discuss your plans in more detail.

  • Historic setting in an urban landscape
  • Overlooking the River Thames between Richmond and Twickenham
  • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies
  • Maximum capacity of guests for civil ceremony is 60.
  • Easy access to central London and Heathrow
  • Dedicated staff to ensure you have a wonderful day

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

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    Annabelle S. Married on 27/12/2020
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    Just perfect

    Orleans house gallery is such a beautiful venue, and the space was perfectly suited to host our small ceremony of 12 guests. The whole place is very special and everyone was blown away by its elegance. Charlotte was lovely to communicate with, very reassuring and supportive during what wasn’t the most straight forward time to be getting married. Despite this, the team and Leslie in were just wonderful and the day went so smoothly. We just loved every minute, we can’t thank them enough! If you’re thinking of having your wedding here, you won’t be disappointed.
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    Vithurshaa G. Married on 02/09/2020
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    Post Lockdown Wedding

    We had stumbled across this beautiful venue by happy accident and fell in love instantly. Originally we had planned for a May civil ceremony with 60 guests but due to the pandemic we were forced to postpone our wedding with no knowledge of what the future held.

    Charlotte was absolutely AMAZING and informative by really helping us keep up to date with the latest government guidelines and we were able to have an intimate ceremony with 20 of our closest family and friends in early September. The day went by seamlessly, and even the heavy rain decided to disappear so we had sunshine and smiles with full access to the stunning Octagon Room for the ceremony, the Courtyard and gardens!

    We were really pleased to have chosen the Orleans House Gallery for our wedding, it was everything we wanted and more!

    Orleans House Gallery's reply:

    Thank you so much Vithurshaa & Rogaan for such lovely words. It was such a pleasure to welcome you and your families and we felt very lucky to be part of making your day a special one. Do come and see us again soon and best wishes from the whole team for the next journey in your married adventure together.
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    Emily M. Getting married on 11/06/2022
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    The perfect venue for a small/medium wedding!

    We got married at Orleans House gallery with 40 of our closest family and friends in September 2021 and it was the most perfect venue. Charlotte (venue organizer) and Leslie (wedding attendant) were both absolutely lovely and extremely helpful, exactly the kind of people you need for your big day! The venue is stunning both inside and out with impressive interior features and huge windows onto the beautiful gardens and woods. We couldn't recommend it more highly!
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    Marie Married on 29/10/2021
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    Beautiful venue - the perfect wedding venue

    We had our wedding this year in June 2021 during the pandemic, following it being cancelled last year, and came across this beautiful venue by chance, and it didn't disappoint. It's an absolutely beautiful venue, the perfect setting for your ceremony and beautiful photos!! From the moment we contacted them (only a month before our wedding!) they were super responsive - Charlotte was our contact and was absolutely fantastic. On the day Lesley made our day fantastic. Due to terrible weather and traffic, we were extremely late and Lesley was on hand to calm us down and ensure the ceremony was still super special. We had our ceremony, followed by reception drinks in the same room due to weather, and it really was amazing. I highly recommend this venue!
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    Juliet J. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Absolutely perfect

    If you've seen pictures of the venue, you know it's absolutely stunning. What the photos don't show is that the Orleans House team are an absolute dream to work with- friendly, gracious, knowledgeable and completely unfazed by our many, many questions. They made the whole planning process so much easier for us and on the day they truly went above and beyond. Also, unlike some venues we spoke to, they never made us feel odd or out of place because we're both women. Our wedding day was wonderful. If we had to do it over, we'd pick Orleans again in a heartbeat.
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    Sarika P. Married on 19/06/2021
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    Beautiful venue for Civil Wedding

    Orleans Gallery is a beautiful, intimate venue. My fiancé and I are so glad that we chose this venue for our Civil Wedding ceremony. Lesley the wedding coordinator was excellent and extremely helpful throughout the ceremony. All the wedding guests have commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and the lovely venue.
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    Adam E. Married on 15/05/2021
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    Wonderful wedding venue

    Orleans House Gallery was a perfect wedding venue for us and our 30 guests. The Octagon Room itself is really stunning, and the grounds and nearby Thames make for great photos. After the wedding, the room was also swiftly changed into a new layout with tables and chairs for some post-ceremony drinks. Everything was made a smooth and easy process by Charlotte, who answered all our questions beforehand, and Lesley, who was super helpful on the day. We would definitely recommend it to others.
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    Sarah Married on 06/03/2020
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    Superb!

    The Octagon Room at Orleans House Gallery is a simply splendid place to have a marriage ceremony. The room is stately and quite grand, but not too big: it holds a maximum of 60 guests. Charlotte Gleeson the local manager who organised the venue for us, and Lesley, the coordinator on the day could not have been more charming and helpful. The other staff in the gallery, who we met during our various visits during the arranging phase were also lovely.
    The Gallery complex is great for guests because there is free parking, galleries to view and a cafe for refreshments for early arrivers.
    We thought the house and grounds were magical in the spring sunshine, and our guests thoroughly enjoyed going across the river by ferry to our post-ceremony lunch venue at Petersham Nurseries.
    It was a most wonderful experience.
    We absolutely recommend the Gallery to anyone in search of a lovely, medium-sized wedding venue.
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    Louise Married on 27/09/2019
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    September wedding at Orleans House

    We had our wedding ceremony at Orleans House in September 2019.

    The venue itself is very impressive and it looks absolutely stunning in all our pictures. It has the balance between being historic and beautiful, while still looking fresh, clean and very light which was perfect for our photos. It is also close to the river which was perfect for us as the next part of our day involved travelling by boat to our wedding reception venue.

    Charlotte and other colleagues were very helpful. All our questions were answered and the venue was relatively flexible, advising us well in advance about deposit/fees we would need to pay up front.

    We would highly recommend Orleans House.
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    Kate Married on 27/07/2019
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    Beautiful

    We live in Twickenham and love walking our dog along the river, it seemed fitting to get married somewhere that we enjoy being.
    We had originally planned on a small do, and after looking around we knew Orleans House Gallery would be perfect. 60 of our closest family and friends were able to watch the ceremony and then others that we wanted to celebrate with us met us on the lawns as soon as it was over.
    The venue is amazing, it is a beautiful building which has recently undergone extensive renovations bring it back to its original glory. All of our guests commented on how lovely the Octagon room is.
    After the ceremony we were able to use the grounds for a period of time. The length of this depends on if there is another ceremony on the same day, fortunately for us there wasn’t so we told we could take our time. We had a singer, drinks and canapés on the lawn which was all very relaxing. Afterwards we had hired a boat to take our wedding party on the Thames to the Wharf where we had our reception.
    Charlotte Gleeson, the lady who helped us to organise everything, was lovely. She met with us a few times (whenever we asked her to) and answered any questions we had via email promptly.
    There is a kitchen that can be used to prepare food which our caterer found to be perfect.
    It should have been tricky not having our wedding and reception at the same place but everything fell into place thanks to both venues being so well organised
    Thank you, Charlotte, for being so calm and helpful.
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    Christine Married on 15/06/2019
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    Wonderful!

    After being together 25 years, we decided to get married on 15th June 2019 at Orleans House Gallery. The setting is beautiful and the room spectacular.
    There was so much space for the little ones to run around! Prior to the day, Charlotte kept in touch regarding our arrangements, and on the day, Lesley was amazing!! Thank you so much for making it such a wonderful day.XX
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    Sophie Married on 25/05/2019
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    Fantastic venue for intimate wedding ceremony

    Orleans gallery was a great venue for our wedding in May 2019. We had 40 guests for the service and enjoyed drinks on the lawn afterwards overlooking the river Thames before catching the pedestrian boat to Petersham nurseries for our reception. The staff we very helpful in the run up to the day, and we on hand all the way through the event making sure everything was running smoothly. The room itself is incredibly elegant and the perfect setting for a wedding service. I couldn’t recommend this place more!
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    Clare Married on 04/08/2018
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    perfect

    We had our simple, small wedding ceremony at Orleans House and it was perfect. Charlotte and team were so helpful and calm throughout. It's a beautiful room and then the gardens in front on the river are gorgeous. Highly recommended.
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    Andrew Married on 14/07/2018
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    Wedding Ceremony - 14th July 2018

    We had a great ceremony at Orleans House Gallery which is a beautiful venue and location.
    The team are incredibly helpful and provide a great service on the day and beforehand to ensure your wedding is special.
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    Q Married on 11/06/2016
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    Perfect Romantic Wedding Venue On The Thames

    Charlotte and Lesley did a fantastic job helping us plan and making sure the wedding day went perfectly.

    They are very experienced and can help with all your requirements. They went out of their way to make sure our special day went smoothly.

    The location is superb. A lovely Palladian Villa built in 1710. The wedding takes place in an ornate atmospheric Octagonal room. Which looks amazing in wedding photographs.

    It was lovely for our wedding. I understand it is shortly going to be renovated and no doubt look even more beautiful.

    After the ceremony we had drinks in the gardens that surround Orleans House.

    From Orleans Gallery it is a short walk to Hammertons Pier where we took a boat to Dove Pier a short walk from Linden House were we had our wedding reception.

    Linden House was also a lovely venue on the Thames and we were also looked after extremely well by their event organiser cooking 4 a crowd.

    For us Orleans Gallery was perfect and provided everything we needed. I could not recommend it enough.

    Travelling by boat to get to the next venue made the day even more special for our guests (we used Colliers Launches who also looked after use extremely well).

    We would definitely recommend Orleans Gallery for anyone looking for a romantic, intimate wedding ceremony at venue with a lot of character and ambience and style that is also well organised and run.

    We would not have chosen anywhere else!

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