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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 ceremony and reception, a corporate conference or a private dinner, 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 can seat up to 80 guest’s 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. This classical conservatory provides a unique and versatile event space for both daytime and evening corporate events and can accommodate 200 guests standing or in a theatre style or 80 guests in a cabaret style. The Nash Conservatory can be hired in conjunction with the striking Orangery to continue your event into the later hours.

The Orangery is an ideal setting for your evening dinner and dance for up to 200 guests or up to 400 for a standing reception. As a Grade-I listed building, with high ceilings and grand, arched windows, it offers space to celebrate any occasion from wedding receptions to corporate awards ceremonies in an atmosphere that is both stylish and serene.

For a truly unique event experience, enjoy a canapé reception in our living tropical glasshouse, the Princess of Wales Conservatory. 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 Marianne North Gallery offers a one-of-a-kind setting for a private dinner of up to 50 guests. The beautiful gallery houses 832 paintings depicting more than 900 species of plants, all created by Marianne North, a Victorian explorer and artist. Alternatively, you can host a standing evening drinks reception of up to 80 with the option of adding on the neighbouring Shirley Sherwood Gallery for larger events.

Take your guest’s breath away with an event in the World’s largest Victorian glasshouse, the Temperate House. The impressive space can host large evening dinners of up to 230 guests and standing drinks receptions of up to 300 amongst 10,000 species of rare and endangered plants. You can impress your guests with endless history within one of the most unique venues in London.

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 or visit our website at kew.org/venue-hire.

By hosting your event at Kew Gardens you will contribute to Kew’s mission, as all income generated through private and corporate events supports Kew’s vital conservation, education and research programmes.

Kew Gardens are situated on the south bank of the River Thames, on the outskirts of South-West London. We encourage our guests to travel via public transport for environmental reasons. The London Underground or South Western Railway is the best way to get to Kew from the centre or West End of London. Buses serve those living north or south of Kew (Ealing down to Kingston) and the neighbouring suburbs.

Cambridge Cottage
Max Capacity 150

Whether you are hosting an intimate lunch or a corporate event, Cambridge Cottage is suited to accommodate your needs.

The Drawing Room and Gallery are spacious and light, available to be used independently or combined depending on your requirements. Both rooms open onto Duke's Garden which is a tranquil and scenic space ideal for outdoor coffee breaks or drinks receptions.?

The lobby, entrance hall and ante-room provide additional break-out space if required.

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

A glistening cathedral, the freshly restored venue is home to 10,000 species of plants from the world’s temperate zones.

Offering you and your guests a rare opportunity to dine and unwind in a space that is truly alive, the Temperate House is our most iconic venue. 

Wander round the spiral staircases or along the balcony to gaze down at a sea of green amidst the elegance of this Grade I listed building.

Containing some of the world’s rarest and most threatened plant species, Temperate House represents the essence of Kew – fascinating surroundings and a commitment to a sustainable future. An extraordinary location for your event.

Room Layouts

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

The large, open plan design of this venue makes it ideal for a whole range of events, from drinks and cocktail receptions to award ceremonies and festive corporate events.

During the summer months, guests can enjoy the large terrace with its spectacular views of the landscape, with lights illuminating the surrounding trees at night.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 230
Dinner Dance 200
Reception 400
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Nash Conservatory
Max Capacity 200

Originally built in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the Nash Conservatory was moved brick-by-brick to Kew in 1836.?

This 19th century glasshouse can accommodate a wide range of events, from presentations to product launches, corporate away days to drinks receptions, and much more. Floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides create a?wealth of natural daylight with relaxing views onto the 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 the most complex glasshouse at Kew.

Stunningly illuminated after dark it offers a unique?event experience, allowing guests to enjoy a drinks and canapé reception whilst exploring the glasshouse and wandering through different climates. 

The Princess of Wales Conservatory is an easy distance from all our venues and works perfectly for a post conference drinks reception in conjunction with Cambridge Cottage or the Sir Joseph Banks Building. Alternatively, you could consider using the glasshouse as a pre-dinner drinks reception space when combined with the Orangery or Temperate House.  

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Reception 200
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Orangery Conference Room
Max Capacity 30

A bright, intimate venue with everything you need for a meeting or team away-day. 

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 in-built screen and projector. 

Located behind the Orangery restaurant, the conference room is perfectly located for guests to explore the Gardens during their lunch break. 

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 30
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Marianne North Gallery
Max Capacity 80

The gallery houses a permanent exhibition of 832 paintings by the Victorian artist Marianne North. 

?Restored in 2009, the?paintings depict?more than 900 species of plants, perfectly blending beauty and science.  

With limited availability, the Gallery provides an intimate and unique experience for your guests. It is suitable for a variety of occasions, including private lunches, commemorative events, birthdays or dinner parties.  

The neighbouring Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art may also be used for larger events,?subject to availability and approval. 

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 80
Reception 80
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