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Situated on the highest point of Richmond Park, London, is the beautiful grade II listed Pembroke Lodge. One of the city’s most popular wedding venues, this site has 11 acres of landscaped grounds, stunning views, and over 50 years of experience in hosting wonderful weddings.
Facilities and Capacity
Pembroke Lodge makes the rather impressive claim of being the only wedding venue situated within a London Royal Park. Richmond Park is the largest Royal Park and the tranquil space is home to around 650 deer; as you wander the park you’ll feel a million miles from the bustling and vibrant city nearby. The Lodge itself boasts an impressive frontage, sure to impress guests as soon as they arrive, as well as a light and airy interior. Licensed for civil ceremonies, you can say your vows in The Belvedere, a light-filled and neutral space that lends itself perfectly to any colour scheme or style. The space can accommodate up to 140 guests for your ceremony. The Russell Suite is also licensed for civil ceremonies and is the ideal choice for smaller weddings of up to 70 guests. The room features large period style windows, classic portraits and a stunning marble fireplace. You also have the option to marry outside on the Belvedere Terrace. Looking out onto acres of spectacular grounds, this is a truly romantic spot to say ‘I do’. The terrace is also the ideal place to pop a cork and begin celebrating your marriage, with an elegant drinks reception. As guests mingle and enjoy the views you can slip away to capture some photographs within the park. Your photographs are your lasting memory of the wedding and therefore form an important part of your day. The view from King Henry’s mound within the gardens, is the only view in London that is protected by an Act of Parliament, what better backdrop for your pictures?
The highly experienced wedding team at Pembroke Lodge will assist you in the planning of your special day, from your first enquiry right through to the departure of the very last guest. From a grand, large scale affair to an intimate ceremony followed by drinks, the team are happy to accommodate your wishes.
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An incredible wedding venue
Good venue but with some issues!
However, there were a number of areas where Pembroke Lodge does fall short. Not only did they get our surname wrong after being pronounced husband and wife, no supplier despite being there at 9am was met by the venue. The only time they saw someone from the venue was when they were showing couples around for potentially using the space for their wedding etc. Despite being told they are a family run business they made little effort to engage with us, and only got in touch when we were due payments. We had to chase them up for tastings and an agenda for the day and we only met the venue twice, once to initially see the venue, the second at the tasting (there was also one zoom call to discuss menus). This is an amazing location, venue and despite all of the issues, if you are willing to deal with some irritations which can quickly snowball it is worthwhile.
From the moment we first viewed the venue, some 15 months earlier, to collecting the decorations we had provided the morning after the wedding, I honestly could not fault a thing & we are some very picky people!
The whole team at Pembroke simply could not do enough to help & accommodate our needs ensuring an absolutely perfect day
I don’t know if they also have some ‘special contacts’ as we also enjoyed incredible weather! Considering 2023 was somewhat lacking in that department, we were so fortunate that on Friday 6 October the sun shone for us As a result, the drinks reception on the terrace was, as one guest remarked, ‘like being in the Med’ & the views … just wow!
We decided to increase the number of canapés instead of having a starter - such a great selection - and the main meals were also delicious, commented on by all.
The ‘Desert Canapés’ also went down a treat providing a choice whilst enabling guests to also swop around which was fun & again proved a talking point. I would really recommend these as it’s difficult to find a one dessert that fits all.
But although the location, the venue & the food were all excellent, it is the staff who are the real stars of the show
Emma, Nelson & all the other support staff - we simply cannot thank you enough for all your hard work, your endless patience & most importantly letting it be a truly individual event (unlike so many wedding venues where you are expected to fit into their ‘pre-determined wedding box’!)
Perfect & magical are the two words used most by our guests to describe the day & I couldn’t disagree
In fact given the chance of a ‘do over’ I honestly wouldn’t change a thing … and there’s not often in life when you can say that!
The perfect day
With its beautiful surroundings, building & backdrop, it really is the perfect setting for a perfect day.
We used the downstairs room & had access to the amazing terrace which, paired with sunshine & warmth, we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Nelson, Emma & their team were absolutely wonderful. Being a bit…. Let’s say specific when it came to the wedding (I can’t even tell you how many spreadsheets I had during the whole planning process), Nelson & Emma couldn’t have done more to do everything in their power to give us exactly what we wanted & needed as well as exactly the right advice when required.
Emma answered so many (too many!) of my emails so expertly & quickly with nothing being too much of a problem.
The day itself went so smoothly I was pinching myself, everything I went to check on the status of, Nelson had already dealt with & in the most discreet way possible.
The food was absolutely delicious & everybody is still raving about it! From the canapés to the dessert.
I couldn’t recommend Pembroke Lodge & it’s staff more highly, they deserve every single 5 star review that they have earned.
We can’t wait to continue being able to return & visit our most special place.
Wonderful wedding venue
Beautiful venue and great team behind it!
We could not have been any happier with our choice. The backroom team were incredibly helpful, making the booking process simple and always being on hand to promptly respond to our queries. Our venue manager Robert was terrific – he kept the show on the road all day without our guests realising he was there, which is the mark of someone doing their job perfectly!
The venue itself was beautiful. The grounds were in immaculate condition and the drinks reception on the terrace, with its view out over the Thames Valley, was the highlight of the day. Thank you to everyone at Pembroke Lodge for helping us to pull off the best day of our lives.
We had the most wonderful day, and had so many compliments from our guests - from the attentiveness of your staff, the tastiness and portion size of the food, and the quality of the wine. The view and the weather got a lot of compliments too! You made it so smooth, fun and went above and beyond for us, thank you.
We would recommend Pembroke Lodge to anyone, we feel so very, very lucky to have had our wedding with you - thank you so much.
Photos by Fiona Kelly Photography
Made our day
Wonderful day with great staff!
We had a wonderful wedding because of a fabulous team!
Simply the best!!
Perfect wedding with the most wonderful people
What an incredible experience!
I cannot put into words how impressed I am with the service we've received. From the initial viewing, to booking, tasting and what must have been the answering of a million questions from me, Pembroke Lodge have impressed at every turn.
Our day flew by and I can honestly say it went smoothly from beginning to end, and at no point did I feel like I needed to check something. Our day coordinator just worked together with the Best Man to ensure everyone knew what they were doing, where they had to be and when. My now husband and I had absolutely nothing to worry about. Not to mention the incredible location. I mean who doesn't want to get married in Richmond Park?
Thank you, Pembroke for an unforgettable day!
We had the perfect wedding!
We are truly grateful to the Pembroke team for allowing us to have such a beautiful wedding. We could wholeheartedly enjoy the day without ever needing to worry about if things are going to plan.
For anyone thinking of having their wedding here, no need to think twice! The location is great, the views from the terrace are truly stunning, and the venue is surrounded by all these beautiful flowers. There's really not many other venues like it!
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