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.
Reviews for Orleans House Gallery
Recommended by 100% of couples
Sarah Mandow and Peter Fairclough · Married on 06/03/2020
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.Sent on 09/03/2020
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.
Louise Chai · Married on 27/09/2019
September wedding at Orleans House
We had our wedding ceremony at Orleans House in September 2019.Sent on 17/11/2019
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.
Kate Maddison · Married on 27/07/2019
We live in Twickenham and love walking our dog along the river, it seemed fitting to get married somewhere that we enjoy being.Sent on 21/08/2019
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.