Lee Mawdsley

5 Beautiful Garden Wedding Venues

Love a green themed wedding? Why not take your love of greenery to a whole new level with these botanic wedding venues? Find your favourite lush oasis among these tropical jungle hideouts, secret gardens and sprawling green spaces, perfect for a wedding in the UK.

09 Jul 2018
Kathryn Lee

Kew Gardens, Richmond, London

Boasting the largest and most diverse collection of plants in the world, Kew Gardens is the ultimate venue for floral fans. Get wed in the Nash Conservatory; host drinks in the tropical greenhouse (while you hop on a buggy for photos around the grounds) and then tuck into dinner in the Grade I-listed Orangery where your guests can admire soaring ceilings, arched windows and a terrace with spectacular views.

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Chiswick House, West London

The 18th-century, neo-Palladian Chiswick House (with soaring domed ceiling in the saloon, Old Masters on the walls and an original desk in the Blue Velvet Room where you sign the register) sits within 65 acres of fragrant formal gardens and woodland wilderness. There’s a glass conservatory for drinks, which houses the rarest collections of camellias in the country, and The Burlington Pavilion, a stylish marquee with chandeliers and an ivory interior, ideal for drinks receptions, dinner and dancing.

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The Conservatory at The Barbican, Barbican, London

In complete contrast to the brutalist architecture of the Barbican performing arts venue itself, The Conservatory at The Barbican is a hidden oasis – the second-largest conservatory in the capital - featuring exotic fish, tranquil ponds and more than 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees. Say your vows and sip Prosecco among the palms, before sitting down for a wedding breakfast in the adjoining Garden Room. Going green has never been more hip.

Pennard House

Well-connected hosts Harry and Georgina Dearden have had everyone from Coldplay’s Chris Martin to The XX stay at their Grade II-listed home, a ten-minute walk from Glastonbury, which they also hire out for weddings. Pennard House is set in a 130-acrea estate of woodland and cider orchards, with a lake (perfect for drinks), teepees during the summer and a former coach house and stables turned reception venue. There’s also a beautiful bridal suite with hand-painted murals by Frederick Wimsett.

The Grove, Hertfordshire

Palatial gates, sprawling parkland and Instagram-worthy lakes make The Grove one of Hertfordshire’s most handsome hotels. Larger spaces, such as Amber (which can fit up to a whopping 700 guests) and Cedar, which is embedded in the formal gardens and has a living roof, have been designed to bring the outside in. There’s also a Victorian glasshouse with shabby chic interiors in the Walled Garden and the Potting Shed, ideal for spring cocktails.