Orleans House Gallery

(81 reviews) 81 5
Riverside Twickenham Middlesex TW1 3DJ
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About Orleans House Gallery

Riverside, Twickenham
Middlesex, TW1 3DJ

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

Facilities at Orleans House Gallery

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Unique Weddings
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Orleans House Gallery Reviews (81)

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By Sarah Mandow and Peter Fairclough, on 09 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 06 Mar 2020

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.

September wedding at Orleans House
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By Louise Chai, on 17 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Sep 2019

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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By Kate Maddison, on 21 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2019

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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By Christine Osgood, on 28 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Jun 2019

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

Fantastic venue for intimate wedding ceremony
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By Sophie wright, on 10 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 25 May 2019

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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By Clare, on 11 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

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.

Wedding Ceremony - 14th July 2018
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By Andrew & Lucy, on 24 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Jul 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.

Perfect Romantic Wedding Venue On The Thames
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By Q and N, on 09 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 11 Jun 2016

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!

Superb venue and team
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By Cleo and mike, on 05 Jul 2016

Our experience was fabulous from beginning to end. Friendly, efficient, professional and personal service. Everyone we dealt with was charming and thoughtful and we had the most amazing day. The venCleoue was perfect for our vintage champagne tea party and we were looked after and helped with everything and anything we needed. The octagon room is stunning and the understated glamour was remarked upon by all. We loved it and want to do it all over again - a magical day which was facilitated by Charlotte in advance and Lesley on the day. We would recommend it to anyone!

Beautiful venue
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By Nick, on 27 Jun 2016

Orleans House Gallery is a magnificent venue ideal for small weddings of around 50. It was the perfect choice for us. It's a stunning room, steeped in history, with a high ceiling and sumptuous natural lighting thanks to the large windows all around the room. We were impeccably look after before the big day. Nothing was ever too much trouble and all our questions were answered with enthusiasm! On the day itself, the wedding attendant was superb - looking after a very nervous groom and even assisting with the decorating! Outside is just as amazing, you're right by the river and the scenery is lovely. So many great photo opportunities! We were so pleased to have chosen to have our ceremony here. It was everything we wanted, highly recommended.

Wedding Day September 2015
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By David Pexton-Hayes, on 27 Oct 2015

My top tip, book this in advance. The staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Charlotte handled everything perfectly and we had no reason for any panic in the run up. The staff were all very accommodating and we were able to have a beautiful wedding ceremony. On the day the wedding attendant was absolutely superb and our guests commented on how professional yet welcoming everyone was. If I had to do it all over again (and by that I mean rewind to repeat the day) I would certainly always choose Orleans House. Perfect setting with the beautiful grounds and the river close by. It was our dream location. I hope it's perfect for you too!

Orleans House Gallery 31-08-2015
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By Nic Osborne, on 20 Sep 2015

We chose Orleans House Gallery for our ceremony because of the beautiful Octagon room - the views out of the large windows out over the gardens are wonderful, and make for some great photos. We also had a harpist, and the acoustics are fantastic with the dome-shaped ceiling. Our wedding attendant (Jayne) was fantastic and did a great job of calming any last minute nerves and making sure the ceremony ran like clockwork, and even had contingency plans when the rain came! Charlotte, the gallery assistant, was also fantastic in the run up to the ceremony. We loved Orleans House, it was perfect!

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