Covering 300 acres on the banks of the Thames and named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003, Kew is one of the world's foremost botanical gardens. There are plenty of spaces where you can host your wedding, from the elegant and intimate former royal residence Cambridge Cottage, to glasshouses such as the Nash Conservatory or the Prince of Wales Conservatory, home to a collection of rare orchids. Who needs a huge flower budget with that as your backdrop?

GUEST LIST up to 200 for ceremony; 230 seated reception THE BILL Venue hire from £1,250 (Cambridge Cottage) LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 020 8332 5641;