Top 11 orangery wedding venues
Orangeries, garden rooms and glasshouses can make a spectacular venue for weddings and civil ceremonies. Above all, newly engaged couples are enchanted by the thought of getting married in a beautiful room filled with natural light that offers breath-taking views of the surrounding grounds. If you’re looking to have your magical day in an orangery, then take a look at our list of favourite wedding venues…
1. Chiswick House, London
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The neo-classical architecture and gilded rooms make Chiswick House the perfect backdrop to a grand and lavish wedding. It’s an exceptionally beautiful villa, set within Italianate gardens. The newly restored conservatory makes a spectacular setting for an intimate civil ceremony, where 50 to 80 guests can enjoy post-ceremony drinks among the rare collection of camellias.
2. Kew Gardens, London
It’s a popular choice but a spectacular venue none the less, the magical Royal Botanic Kew Gardens is an enchanting venue for a wedding. Kew Gardens offer a choice of flexible spaces which can be hired together, such as the Nash Conservatory which is fabulous for a ceremony and the Orangery which is great for dancing the night away afterwards. Whether you’re planning a winter or summer celebration, you can rest assured that the planting experts will have the world-renowned gardens looking perfect for your big day.
3. Belle Vue Park, Newport
An extensive restoration project brought the park buildings and original planting scheme back to life in 2003. Based on the original Victorian designs, the two conservatories were designed by Westbury Garden Rooms and include glass lanterns and gables which highlight the spectacular height and space. Find out how we designed these spectacular buildings by reading our case study. The park itself features some wonderful tree specimens, so you and your guests can enjoy the beautiful views at any time of the year.
4. Petersham Nurseries, London
Ideal for those looking for a quirky yet beautiful venue, Petersham Nurseries is a lovely greenhouse that perfectly lends itself to fairy-tale, botanical themed weddings. What could be more dreamy than a reception amongst the flowers?
5. Syon Park, London
Syon Park is a beautiful country estate, which has hosted lavish parties for centuries. With a rich history and dramatic architecture, it’s a truly romantic setting. The Great Conservatory itself is a show-stopping venue bursting with palms, trees and exotic flowers.
6. Palm House, Liverpool
Palm House is an octagonal three-tiered Grade II listed glasshouse sits in the heart of Sefton Park in Liverpool. You couldn’t get a more romantic spot for a wedding, with the sun streaming into the bright and spacious venue.
7. Kibble Palace, Glasgow
Nestled within the city’s Botanic Gardens, the Kibble Palace is one of the most prestigious iron and glass structures remaining from the Victorian era. It’s home to a marvellous collection of marble statues, along with exotic plants from around the world. The national collection of Australasian tree ferns have been growing there for the last 120 years.
8. Secret Herb Garden, Midlothian
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This charming nursery on the outskirts of Edinburgh is ideal if you’re looking to have a small, intimate wedding. A truly idyllic location, the Secret Herb Garden is surrounded by streams and hedgerows. As its name suggests, the nursery specialises in growing herbs but they also host Full Moon dinners and weddings with a vintage feel.
9. Combermere Abbey (The Glass House)
This is a lovely venue if you are looking for somewhere private and tranquil. Combermere Abbey is based on the Cheshire and Shropshire border, overlooking a lake and rolling parkland. Say your vows in the elegant Glasshouse, surrounded by the walled gardens. While the glasshouse is Edwardian, a recent restoration has given it a sleek, modern finish.
10. RHS Garden Wisley
The breath-taking Glasshouse at RHS Garden Wisley provides the perfect natural backdrop for your wedding reception. Dine amongst the tropical plants and hold your drinks reception on the sunny terrace overlooking the lake and borders.
11. Northbrook Park, Surrey
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A stylish and elegant venue, The Orangery at Northbrook Park is covered in climbing vines with exposed brickwork and flagstone floors. The doors can be opened up onto the large walled garden for summer drinks and games on the lawn.