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Kew Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond upon Thames, London, TW9 3AB
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The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a variety of stunning, unique and awe-inspiring venues. Whether you are organising a wedding reception, corporate dinner or meeting, Kew’s diversity offers clients an astonishing variety of spaces to match your creative vision and production/budget requirements. You and your guests will never forget their experience at Kew.

Cambridge Cottage is a Grade II listed building and former royal residence, set within its own private gardens, that is ideal for both corporate and private events. The main body of the venue consists of the Gallery which can seat up to 80 for dinner, and the adjacent Drawing Room, which is licensed for civil ceremonies, can seat up to 80 guests theatre style. The Cottage is available for day hire and evening hire, and comes with its own private Gardens for drinks receptions or BBQs.

The Nash Conservatory is the oldest of the 19th Century glasshouses at Kew and is of major historical and architectural importance. Originally built within the ground of Buckingham Palace, this classical conservatory now provides a unique and versatile event space for both daytime and evening corporate events and can accommodate 200 guests in a theatre style or 80 guests in a cabaret style. Also licensed for civil ceremonies, the Nash Conservatory can he hired in conjunction with the striking Orangery, which is available for evening hire for dinners up to 200 to host your whole event.

For a truly unique event experience, enjoy a canapé reception in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, famed for its rare orchids and Chinese Water Dragons. Available for standalone hire or in conjunction with any of our other venues, the Conservatory can accommodate up to 200 guests for a standing event.

The West Wing of the Sir Joseph Banks Building is a striking subterranean space that is appropriate for both daytime and evening events. Large windows within the main room (which is supplied with wireless internet access) provides a tranquil setting and natural daylight for your event. This building is available daily and can hold up to 230 people theatre style and 160 for cabaret style. The Sir Joseph Banks Building also comes with its own private lawn area, ideal for team building activities and summer BBQs.

Newly added to our venue offering is the Marianne North Gallery, a beautiful gallery housing 832 paintings depicting more than 900 species of plants, all created by Marianne North, a Victorian explorer and artist. The Gallery is ideal for evening drinks receptions of up to 80 and dinners for 50, which the option of adding on the neighbouring Shirley Sherwood Gallery for larger events.

On 5th May 2018, Kew’s breath-taking Temperate House – the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world – reopened after a five-year closure. The entire frame-work of the building has been painstakingly repaired, and its thousands of panes of glass replaced, along with its intricate ironwork and expansive paved flooring. The result is a glistening cathedral housing 10,000 plants, making it one of the most unique venues in London. The impressive glasshouse can host large evening dinners and standing receptions of up to 300 guests amongst 10,000 species of rare and endangered plants. You are now, once again able to hire this magnificent space exclusively in which to throw the most exquisite events. With venue hire starting from £14,000 + VAT for the evening you can impress your guests with endless history within this completely unique space.

A range of our different venues offer all inclusive packages for corporate events, including day delegate rates, corporate BBQs and Christmas parties. For more information on the various packages available, please contact the events team.

Cambridge Cottage
Max Capacity 150

Cambridge Cottage is the former royal residence of the Duke of Cambridge and was added to Kew Gardens in 1904. This elegant listed building is set within its own private gardens, and now houses a permanent exhibition of botanical art by historical and contemporary artists.

The ground floor of Cambridge Cottage, consists of three adjoining rooms which can be used in a variety of ways to accommodate different set-ups from conferences to dinners and standing receptions. All rooms open out into a private garden which may be used for drinks and canapé receptions or for more relaxed summer BBQ party.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 80
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 56
Dinner Dance 80
Reception 150
Theatre 100
U-Shape 30
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The Temperate House
Max Capacity 300

The newest addition to Kew’s venue portfolio, the stunning, freshly restored Temperate House, which is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, re-opened in May 2018 after a five-year closure.

Originally opened in 1862, it is a Grade I-listed show house which is home to some of Kew’s largest plants. With pitched roofs and pillars supporting wrought-iron ribs, the House has a mix of decorative motifs, finials, pediments, acanthus leaf capitals, Coade stone urns and statues.

The impressive glasshouse can host large evening dinners and standing receptions amongst 10,000 species of rare and threatened plants making it London’s most unique glasshouse to host your event in.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 270
Dinner Dance 250
Reception 300
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The Orangery
Max Capacity 400

The beautifully restored Orangery was originally designed by Sir William Chambers in 1761. This stunning 18th century building was formerly filled with citrus trees and remains a central focus of Kew Gardens.

This magnificent Grade I listed building is ideal for large dinners and receptions. With high ceilings and grand arched windows, the room is filled with an abundance of natural light. During the summer months guests can enjoy the large terrace, whilst admiring spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 230
Dinner Dance 200
Reception 400
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The Sir Joseph Banks Building
Max Capacity 230

One of Kew’s most modern structures, the Sir Joseph Banks Building was built in 1985. Designed to minimise energy use, this contemporary subterranean building is located in a quiet, secluded area of the Gardens. The Sir Joseph Banks Building currently houses Kew’s Economic Botany Collection, which is approximately 85,000 plant based artefacts and are stored within the East Wing.

The West Wing is a dedicated events space suitable for a range of day time conferences and product launches. This large open plan venue is filled with natural daylight and offers a great black canvas space which can be enhance to any event brief.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 200
Cabaret 160
Dinner Dance 200
Reception 230
Theatre 230
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Nash Conservatory
Max Capacity 200

The Nash Conservatory is the oldest of the 19th Century glasshouses at Kew and is of major historical and architectural importance, having been moved brick by brick from Buckingham Palace by King William IV in 1836.

This beautiful glasshouse provides a versatile, bespoke event space for any product launch or conference for up to 200 guests. It can also be hired in conjunction with the Orangery to offer a striking pre-dinner drinks reception space on arrival to Kew Gardens.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 100
Cabaret 96
Dinner Dance 120
Reception 200
Theatre 200
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Princess of Wales Conservatory
Max Capacity 200

The Princess of Wales Conservatory is Kew’s most varied glasshouse; opened by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1987 and named after Princess Augusta who founded Kew Gardens. The Conservatory houses ten different climatic zones covering a wide range of  environments, from arid desert to tropical rainforest.

The Princess of Wales Conservatory offers a unique event experience, allowing guests to enjoy a drinks and canapé reception whilst exploring the glasshouse. We encourage them to try to locate the free roaming Chinese Water Dragons and famed rare orchids!

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Reception 200
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Orangery Conference Room
Max Capacity 30

The Orangery Conference Room is a contemporary space that is ideal for small, daytime corporate meetings. Located behind the Orangery restaurant the conference room is perfectly located for guests to explore the Gardens during their lunch break. One wall of the room is made up of floor to ceiling windows which provide access to a small private terrace, ideal for coffee breaks during summer months. The room comes equipped with an inbuilt screen and projector.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 30
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