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RHS Garden Wisley is a wedding venue in Wisley, Surrey. Set amidst the picturesque Surrey Hills, just 20 minutes from Guildford and 40 minutes from London, this magnificent venue is the perfect setting for a magical wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

RHS Garden Wisley is licensed for civil ceremonies and offers a choice of fabulous event spaces. The Butterfly Lovers Pavilion is a lovely Chinese-style pavilion on the Seven Acres lawn. This tranquil lakeside spot can accommodate parties of up to 150 guests. The Waterlily Pavilion, located at the end of the Jellicoe Canal, seats 100 guests and affords spectacular views of the walled garden.

After the ceremony, you and your guests can adjourn to the Glasshouse Terrace, overlooking the lake, for a relaxing drinks reception. The adjoining Glasshouse has a capacity of 140 seated or 180 standing guests and features a waterfall and lovely tropical plants, making it an ideal setting for a romantic wedding reception. If you prefer a more informal reception, the Glasshouse Restaurant is a great alternative. You can dine alfresco, sit and watch the sun go down, and then dance the night away. The Hilltop is RHS Garden Wisley's newest addition. This state-of-the-art building is an airy, versatile event space with sufficient room for 200 seated or 400 standing guests.

Services Offered

RHS Garden Wisley has everything you need to celebrate your special day in style. Their experienced team of event planners will work closely with you to design a wedding experience that meets your needs and reflects your unique style and love story. They'll even arrange for a five-seater buggy to take you around the garden for photos. Optional extras include catering services, furniture, and decorations. The RHS Garden Wisley team is proud to offer a friendly, stress-free service that you can rely on, and they can't wait to make all your wedding dreams come true.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Reviews for RHS Garden Wisley

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Alay V. Sent on 13/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream team, dream venue!

Sakshi & I got married at RHS Wisley on 24th June 2023. We used the beautiful Glasshouse & Waterlily Pavilion as venues.

It is a sensational venue that made our special day even more special. It’s unique in how grand and serene the setting is without being stuffy and overwhelming. The Glasshouse is perfect for those who want an outdoor feel for their wedding but are worried about the rain. Our guests spent a lot of time around the gardens and are still raving about the venue!

The real stars of the show though are Sue, Sophie and the entire Wisley team. Leading up to the day, the team was very responsive and so so flexible. Sue operated with a ‘how can we make this work’ mentality at all times and was sensationally organised. The flexibility in terms of venue and supplier use was exceptionally helpful. Really appreciated her creative ideas throughout the process.

On the day, we had Sophie personally look after us and she was fabulous. She was incredibly attentive, cheerful, and really our best friend on the day. She made sure we got to enjoy our celebrations as the married couple fully. Thanks to her, we had no stresses or worries on the day!

Sakshi & I would recommend this wonderful team and venue in a heartbeat!
Anna Sent on 04/08/2019
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Stunning wedding venue and great staff

We had the most amazing wedding at RHS Wisley and were so well looked after by Sophie, Sue and the team. The glasshouse is stunning, so many of our guests commented that it was the most amazing wedding venue they have been to it and the gardens and glasshouse were a beautiful backdrop in all of the photos. Throughout the planning to the day itself the team were so warm, thoughtful and helpful. We couldn't recommend it enough and wish we could do it all again!
Alexandra Sent on 11/10/2016
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September wedding in the Glasshouse

What can I really say about our wedding at Wisley, such a gorgeous place was bound to provide the perfect day, and it certainly did! All the staff were excellent, from first enquiries up to & throughout the day, liaising with all the suppliers to ensure everything went to plan. Our guests were bowled over by the beauty of the gardens, many will be returning. I can't wait to go back and reminisce about our perfect wedding!
Rachel Sent on 06/07/2016
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Fantastic venue and team

We had a humanist ceremony and reception at RHS Wisley in a marquee, followed by dinner and party at the beautiful Glasshouse. Despite some super dodgy weather on previous days, we had an amazing (and dry!) day, and all our guests commented on the beauty of the venue - which also lent itself to some fantastic wedding photos.

Throughout the whole planning process, Chrissie was very helpful and accommodating, helping us get a late licence for the party and quickly re-plan aspects on the wedding when our plans for the day changed. And, importantly, Chrissie's team alongside our caterer made sure that the day ran like clockwork.

All in all, a fantastic venue and team!
Helen Sent on 17/06/2016
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Wedding 11 June 2016

We had our wedding reception at RHS wisley gardens last Saturday. The whole day was absolutely perfect. We had drinks opposite the Loggia and our wedding breakfast in a marquee in wilsons wood. Chrissie the events manager is such a pleasure to work with - extremely professional. We had so many lovely comments from guests about the wonderful venue. Everything went like clockwork. You couldn't ask for a better location for your wedding photos! Highly recommend
Philippa Sent on 11/08/2015
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Thank you and all your staff for making our wedding day perfect. Everything ran like 'clockwork' and nothing was too much trouble for your staff. The food was out of this world...we only wish we would do it all again!
Meherzad Sent on 07/08/2015
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Enchanting wedding in the Glasshouse

We are writing to express our appreciation of all the staff at RHS Wisley who helped to make our event a great success. In particular, we wanted to highlight the central role played by RHS Wisley’s Events Manager, Chrissie Milton, both on the night and in the run-up to it. We all drew immediate comfort from Chrissie’s unruffled approach, clear grasp of our wedding concept and “can-do” attitude – qualities which were essential in helping to plan an Indian wedding for 250 guests! Her engagement helped to alleviate quite a bit of the pressure we were under as organisers. Our guests were clearly enchanted by the appearance of the Glasshouse, particularly in the evening light and we received a lot of positive feedback in relation to the venue.
Arielle Sent on 07/08/2015
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Exquisite setting for a wedding

Wisley made the most exquisite setting for our relaxed and beautiful wedding. The chef provided amazing food of the highest quality - our guests commented what a relief it was not to eat the usual boring chicken! The whole experience, being surrounded by nature and gorgeous plants, made the day elegant and perfect.
Sandra Sent on 07/08/2015
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Unique wedding in the Glasshouse

The RHS gardens at Wisley provided the most wonderful setting for our daughter's wedding reception in the Glasshouse. Surrounded by beautiful flowers on a summer's afternoon must be the very definition of romantic and the gardens did not disappoint. The Event Management team headed up by the wonderful Chrissie swung into action an hour before the gardens closed to the public and worked with our caterers to transform the exotic Glasshouse into a breathtaking space for entertaining our guests. Everything went like clockwork, not least due to the efficient organisation effected beforehand by Chrissie with both us and our caterer and we are all very grateful for her enthusiasm and drive to make the day as special as possible. All our guests enjoyed this unique experience - our overseas guests especially - and we all felt it had been a most special and memorable day for our family surpassing all expectations.
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