Several truly spectacular venues
This summer I have found myself preoccupied by posies. So what better to discuss this astonishingly long British summer than a Kew Gardens wedding. The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew are thirty minutes from Central London with direct links to Heathrow Airport. Accommodating between 80 and 400 guests you can choose from the stunning Nash Conservatory, moved from Buckingham Palace in 1836, the elegant Orangery flooded with light, or the rare-orchid-filled Princess of Wales glasshouse. Nash Conservatory offers the most breathtakingly elegant space for your wedding ceremony with high white wrough-iron ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides. The glasshouse has to be my favourite venue for a drinks reception, with dramatic lighting and beautiful exotic plants tumbling from the ceiling. Most importantly, imagine the photographs…
Cambridge Cottage at Kew Gardens
Last summer we photographed a beautiful, relaxed summer wedding at the former royal residence, Cambridge Cottage. The cottage is a completely charming setting with two rooms, set in its own private gardens. It can seat up to 80 for a ceremony in the light-filled Drawing Room.
The wedding breakfast in the Georgian dining room can have up to 150 evening guests. One of the most notable things about the Kew venues is that you can be as relaxed or as extravagant as you wish and neither look out of place! Schuyler and Mark opted for a day focused upon the grand English setting, and enjoying the intimate adjoining gardens. See their full album over on our portfolio page.
Voted in the top 7 best outdoor wedding venues near London by the Evening Standard, the range of backdrops is extensive. You can choose from the ornate architecture of the hot houses to the country-luxe of the outdoor gardens. There’s also the dizzying tree-top walkway or the hyper-modern Alpine House and the Hive. The possibilities therefore really are endless for any outdoor-loving couple and offer great opportunity for some striking portrait shots.
In conclusion, another plus for the botanically-inclined. By having your Kew Gardens wedding you support their conservation and scientific research efforts! So whilst getting hitched in a stunning natural setting you can also pat yourself on the back.