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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

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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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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Marianne North Gallery
Max Capacity 80

More than 800 remarkable paintings cover the walls of the Marianne North Gallery.  

A vivid collection of 19th century botanical art, the gallery is a treat for both art lovers and adventurous minds.  As a woman who defied convention, North travelled the world solo to record the tropical and exotic plants that captivated her.  

She challenged the tradition of Victorian flower painting and chose to paint plants in their natural settings instead. Her work became a powerful record of the dramatic landscapes she visited and the plants that inhabit them - years ahead of the invention of colour photography.   

Now, North’s vast collection of paintings is on permanent display here at Kew, exhibited in geographical order for you to follow in her footsteps. 

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 80
Reception 80
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