One of the best things about the big smoke is the variety; the capital is packed with bars and restaurants for every kind of person and it’s no different when it comes to wedding venues. London offers everything from grand old houses to pub wedding venues and wedding venues with a view. But what if you’re keen to celebrate in the city with the beauty of the country? For those torn between green spaces and bustling places, we’ve rounded up the best garden wedding venues in London.
Read on for our pick of the best garden wedding venues in London.
The Hill Garden and Pergola, NW3 7EX
If you’ve decided on a London wedding reception venue, but you still haven’t found the perfect setting for your vows, then The Hill Garden and Pergola might just be the ideal choice for you.
Set in the beautiful Hampstead Heath area, this garden wedding venue in London boasts three ceremony options and a range of fantastic backdrops for wedding photography. The team can even arrange a garden tour as entertainment for your guests as you capture your wedding portraits.
Capacity: The Hill Garden Shelter, 120. The Belvedere, 25. The Rotunda, 50.
Kew Gardens, TW9 3AB
Kew Gardens offers an idyllic oasis, just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of central London. The Nash Conservatory is the perfect setting for your civil ceremony, you and your guests can enjoy the serenity of the gardens through the floor to ceiling windows.
Following on from your vows, you can make the most of the iconic gardens and take those all-important wedding photographs. Drinks can be served on the lawn, allowing guests to take in the enchanting surroundings before enjoying an opulent wedding reception in The Orangery.
Capacity: The Nash Conservatory, The Orangery, 200.
Chiswick House and Gardens, W4 2RP
A grand garden wedding venue in West London, Chiswick House & Gardens offers a range of options when it comes to your ceremony and reception, allowing you to host a completely bespoke day. Civil ceremonies can be held in the house or the conservatory as well as receptions – along with the Burlington Pavilion which offers a large celebration space.
The conservatory offers the feel of an outdoor wedding with the protection of an indoor ceremony. Roses, Wisteria and a host of colourful blooms surround the building, making for stunning wedding photography. Round off the celebrations with drinks on the raised lawn and vintage garden games!
Capacity: Chiswick House; 90 ceremony guests, 80 seated dinner guests and 120 party guests. The Conservatory; 100 ceremony guests, 24 seated dinner guests and 150 party guests. The Burlington Pavilion; 220 standing reception guests and between 40 and 220 seated dinner guests.
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Stationers Hall and Garden, EC4M 7DD
Situated in the heart of the city, Stationers Hall and Garden is an unexpected garden wedding venue in London. The charming St Martin within Ludgate church is situated on-site and provides a beautiful historic setting for couples wishing for a religious wedding ceremony.
The church backs directly onto The Stationers Garden, which is packed full of seasonal plants and flowers – a simply stunning backdrop for your photographs. Drinks can also be enjoyed outside, before heading indoors for an evening reception.
Capacity: 140 people for a church ceremony. 120 guests in the Court Room and 200 in the Main Hall for civil ceremonies.
The Cloister Garden at The Museum of the Order of Saint John, EC1M 4DA
The Cloister Garden at The Museum of the Order of Saint John is the ideal choice for couples marrying in nearby St John’s Gate and is a popular choice for champagne receptions and wedding photographs.
Full of flowers and fragrant medicinal herbs, you’ll feel a million miles from the buzz of Clerkenwell just outside the walls. If you wish to spend your entire day in this inner-city oasis, you can also book a ceremony in one of three licensed civil ceremony rooms.
Capacity: The Chapter Hall, 100 guests. The Council Chamber, 30 people seated and 50 standing. The Prior’s Dining Room, 10 guests.
The Gardens at Dulwich Picture Gallery, SE21 7AD
Dulwich Picture Gallery is home to some of the finest collections of Old Master paintings in the world, making it a truly unique place to celebrate your nuptials. Licensed for civil ceremonies, you can wed against the backdrop of the magnificent art before making your way into the gardens.
The beautifully manicured gardens are the perfect place to pitch a marquee and host a large-scale celebration, with space for up to 400 guests. Serve the wedding breakfast in the marquee and place deckchairs and outdoor wedding games on the lawn to set the English country garden theme!
Capacity: Ceremonies, 150 people. Marquee receptions, 400.
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