June 20, 2018
In celebration of the opening of Temperate House, the brand new wedding venue at Kew Gardens, we thought that this was the perfect to resurrect this fab blog on wedding venues at Kew! Enjoy.
This week, we take a look at the wonderful ground of Kew Gardens. Many a bride and groom may have plans to get married at Kew, but did you know that there are six possible venues to choose from? Naturally, you can mix and match the ones you want for your wedding day and to make it easier, we thought we’d take you through your options.
This fab venue has also been a space that couples spot when walking around the grounds at Kew but until last month they weren't allowed inside. Now restored and reopened to the public, Temperate House is surely one wedding venue to consider on your wedding day; how else would you be able to say that you got married in the world's largest glasshouse, amongst some of the rarest plants on the planet? An absolutely beautiful choice of wedding venue, the space accommodates 270 people for dinner, 250 people for dancing and 300 for a standing reception. Oh, and our very own Wandering Hands were the first entertainment inside upon the reopening!
Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens
A small but perfectly formed royal palace, Kew Palace is a Grade I listed property was once the home of Georgian royalty and can host up to 40 people for your wedding day. The palace is wonderfully picturesque and comes complete with the Queen’s Garden, an area laid out in a 17th century style, where only plants and herbs known in that time period are grown. Adjacent to the palace are the Royal Kitchens, which are suitable for dinner and a drinks reception. The former is particularly enticing for couples who adore history; your guests will dine whilst admiring the original scullery, bakery, silver room and cold store.
The former royal residence of the Duke of Cambridge (no, not that one), Cambridge Cottage became a part of Kew Gardens in 1904. The building is suitable for civil ceremonies and dining, with a stunning drawing room and gallery spaces, where botanical artwork adorns the walls. Both of these rooms open out onto the Duke’s Garden a brilliant choice for wedding photographs or outdoor drinks.
The Nash Conservatory is the oldest of the 19th century glasshouses at Kew and is of major historical and architectural importance. It didn’t actually begin life at Kew; the building was originally built in the grounds of Buckingham Palace before being move brick by brick to Kew Gardens in 1836! Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, the building is served by an abundance of natural light and can hold up to 200 guests, depending on your requirements.
Princess of Wales Conservatory
A unique drinks reception venue for your wedding, the Princess of Wales Conservatory is the most complex glasshouse at Kew Gardens. Containing ten computer-controlled climatic zones, up to 200 guests are able to enjoy drinks and canapés whilst admiring the botanical wonders nearby. Will they be able to find the rare orchids or Chinese Water Dragons? A short stroll from the other Kew Venues, this is a fabulous celebration space for those who love nature!
Perhaps the most popular venue at Kew from our perspective, the Orangery is a hugely popular building filled with citrus trees, that is just perfect for your wedding dinner and the dance that follows! We’ve provided a whole host of brilliant bands to play in this venue over the years, with the large, open plan design allowing a happy couple to customise the area to their delectation. High ceilings and arched windows help to add natural light to the space with spectacular views of Kew able to be enjoyed from the terrace in the summer months.
Sir Joseph Banks Building
Named after the famed botanist, the Sir Joseph Banks Building is a gorgeous modern wedding venue that can hold a maximum of 230 people and is also home to Kew’s Economic Botany Collection. Often hired in conjunction with the Orangery, the building is licensed for religious ceremonies and sports impressive large windows that provide vast swathes of natural light. Entrance to the venue is provided through the Atrium, which can be used to welcome wedding guests upon their arrival.
If you’d like to learn more about hiring Kew Gardens for your wedding then you can contact them at their website here.
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By Henry Fosdike