Kew Gardens wedding venue contains 300 acres of world renowned botanical gardens and offers enormous flexibility for your ceremony, reception and evening party. Located in the leafy suburb of Richmond, Kew Gardens weddings are steeped in natural wonder and provide your guests with a one of a kind experience in South West London.
Wedding Venue Snapshot:
- Globally recognised gardens with a license for wedding ceremonies - 5 stunning event spaces on-site available to hire - Full private access to Kew Gardens after hours - Capacities up to 250 for a dinner dance in the Temperate House - 2 function spaces licensed for civil ceremonies with a capacity up to 200 - List of preferred caterers to accommodate all cuisines - Access to the beautiful grounds for great photo opportunities via a private buggy
Kew Gardens is arguably one of the most iconic outdoor wedding venues in South West London. Its astounding history as a botanical research and educational institution has gained international acclaim, with 50,000 living plants growing within its World Heritage Site. Kew Gardens weddings are even able to take place in the Temperate House, the oldest Victorian glasshouse in the world. This spellbinding conservatory contains an emporium of exotic plants, ponds and rare species of flora. Kew’s manicured gardens, significant history and touch of royalty makes it hard not to fall in love with.
Kew Gardens weddings are organised within several tiered in-house packages, which allow you to hire more than one space within your desired time frame, with a selected caterer from their supplier list. With several function spaces speckled across the site, such as the airy Nash Conservatory, the elegant Orangery or the striking Princess of Wales Conservatory, your guests will be transported through Kew Gardens on a one of a kind botanical adventure. All of the wedding spaces are open-plan, boasting high ceilings with grand arched windows allowing for a constant stream of natural light, which is sought after by London’s best photographers.
The possibilities are endless at Kew Gardens, and it lends itself well to host Asian wedding celebrations given the larger capacity of some of the reception spaces. However, if you are seeking something more intimate within the grounds of Kew Gardens, the former royal residence of the Duke of Cambridge, ‘Cambridge Cottage’, might be what you’ve been looking for. This quaint residence accommodates up to 80 guests for a seated meal, and it is possible to host your ceremony outside, facing its picturesque French windows. Kew Gardens has an impressive variety of venues to host the botanical London wedding you've always dreamed of.
We held our wedding reception at Cambridge Cottage earlier this month and I cannot speak highly enough of the team and the staff. The Drawing Room and Gallery are beautiful spaces for the wedding breakfast and evening reception. We were fortunate to have gorgeous weather on the day so were able to make the most of the private garden for our drinks reception and group photos. As part of the package, Kew provided a buggy and driver to take us and our photographer to three locations in Kew Gardens for our couple photos. We also booked the Kew Explorer train which took us and all our guest on a guided tour of the Gardens. The staff, particularly Joanna, were really helpful in planning the day and on the day itself.
We hosted a wedding (ceremony, reception, and evening party) in Cambridge Cottage. Setting was lovely; staff were very helpful. Gardens (including free access for guests) added a special touch, and were wonderful for photos.
Thank you so much for all your help leading up to our wedding nothing was ever too much trouble for you and the actual day was absolutely perfect – you made sure the day ran smoothly and we both felt it was a fun and relaxed day. I lost count of how many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to and how elegant Cambridge Cottage looked – Peter and I want to thank you and your wonderful team for making our day so perfect (I didn't want it to end). Best wishes and many many thanks.
Everything went without a hitch and all the guests were very complimentary about the venue and general organisation. Of course Cambridge Cottage is a wonderful location and has such a great sense of occasion but it was your pre-event hard work and that on the day which meant that we the bridal party could confidently enjoy the party without any worries. Laura and I have really enjoyed working with you. Thank you so much for helping to make the day complete and the talking point for all our friends and family for years to come... Many many thanks.
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the team. The day went extremely well and we couldn’t have been happier. Our immediate family were very happy with the service and the running of the complete day. Our guest absolutely loved the venue. Since our first visit, you all have been nothing but accommodating and easing us with all the planning and we couldn’t thank you enough for that. Please forward our thanks to the Kew events team.
Kew Gardens will always have a special place in my heart. Not only because we had our wedding day there, but because it provides us Londoners an oasis where we can escape the noise and the crowds and be surrounded by nature. It was the perfect place to start our marriage and life together.
We held my son's wedding in Kew Gardens, using three of the buildings including the Orangery for dinner and dancing, the Nash Conservatory for a blessing and the Princess of Wales Conservatory for drinks. It was a huge success. The staff under the management of Trent were brilliant, the locations stunning and it all came together to give us all a memorable day. You have to out by midnight which is no bad thing. Strongly recommended.
The occasion couldn't have been bettered and for February we had sunshine all day. All staff we encountered were friendly and helpful and the catering arrangements were superb. The gardens are quite stunning and the exhibition of orchids in the Princess of Wales Conservatory was unmissable.