Information about the venue
Cambridge Cottage, the former royal residence of the Duke of Cambridge is nestled in a quiet peaceful corner of Kew Gardens in southwest London, and is the ideal wedding venue for your Special Day. Kew Gardens (a World Heritage Site) was founded in 1840 and consists of over 300 acres of exotic gardens including more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, whilst the stunning herbarium has over seven million preserved plant specimens. In 1904, the period cottage became part of the magnificent gardens that boast the largest and most diverse botanical collections in the world. As you can imagine, the opportunities for romantic backdrops for your stunning wedding photographs are endless.
The iconic Cambridge Cottage will create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests, and is perfect for an intimate wedding accommodating 80 guests for a seated ceremony and reception dinner, and up to 120 for the evening entertainment. Marvel at the elegant Drawing Room before moving through to the Gallery for dinner surrounded by some fine botanical artwork. Outside, you’ll find the secluded Duke’s Garden — a fine place to mingle with your guests, nibbling canapés and sipping a glass or two of Champagne … and don’t forget the photographs! The Drawing Room and Gallery are light and spacious and are available independently or combined. The choice is yours.
After the wedding celebrations, there is so much for everyone to see and explore at Grade I listed Kew Gardens … and be assured, your trusted photographer won’t be far behind you! Take, for example: the magnificent Palm House, completed in 1848, and built of wrought iron and hand-blown Victorian glass; or the Temperate House which is twice as large as the Palm House as is now the largest Victorian glasshouse in existence.
It was given a £41 million revamp in 2018. Also worth visiting are: the Treetop Walkway — a 200 metre walkway suspended 18 metres above the ground; the Sackler Crossing bridge which spans the lake and is constructed of black granite and bronze; the Nash Conservatory, The Princess of Wales Conservatory, the Temperate House; the Orangery and the lofty Chinese Pagoda, built in 1771. If you don’t feel like walking, there is always the escorted buggy tour to take you around the most scenic locations.
Exchange your wedding vows in an elegant ceremony at Cambridge Cottage. You and your loved one can be assured of a wonderful day spent with friends and family. It will certainly be a grand occasion that everyone will remember for many years to come — happy memories prompted by a set of my stunning photographs.
Previous weddings at this venue
Address: 37 Kew Green, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AB
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