Information about the venue
If you’re seeking a quintessential English mansion as a setting for your wedding celebration, Pembroke Lodge, situated in Richmond Park could be the ideal choice.
Set in 11 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with views across the Thames Valley to Windsor and Surrey, this Grade II listed Georgian property elegantly conveys the style and architecture of its era whilst providing all you could ask for in terms of convenience, style and facilities. As part of the Crown Estate, Pembroke Lodge has a rich heritage of royal, military and political connections and has carved out a historical niche as the residence of Prime Minister, Lord John Russell who was granted occupancy by Queen Victoria in 1847. His grandson, philosopher Bertrand Russell spent his childhood days at the Lodge and family memorials can still be seen in the rose gardens within the grounds.
Having been restored to its full splendour by the Hearsay Family Limited, the mansion has hosted weddings for over 50 years and currently offers two suites – the Russell Suite and the Belvedere – from which to host tailor made celebrations.
With its elegant high ceilings dressed according to the era and a classic ‘afternoon tea’ atmosphere, the Russell Suite is an example of original Georgian architecture, a step back in time to the opulence of a traditional Georgian parlour but with an intimate romantic feel. The smaller of the two wedding suites, ceremonies, receptions and evening entertainment can easily be hosted and with seating for up to 70 guests, top quality banqueting fare provided by the specialist onsite catering team, a beautifully cultivated exterior lawn for outdoor refreshments, a summer wedding at the Russell Suite of the Lodge is a very popular choice.
For those who need to accommodate larger numbers and would prefer a more modern, purpose built setting, the Belvedere with its outside terrace provides seating for 140. Modern lighting and sound systems for evening celebrations are included in hire package prices and as with the Russell Suite, the Belvedere hosts ceremonies, receptions and evening events with its dedicated catering team providing a wide ranging seasonal menu including buffets and desserts.
Both the Russell Suite and the Belvedere enjoy magnificent views over Richmond Park. An area of outstanding natural beauty with its many ponds, streams, exotic shrubs, trees and wildlife, a wedding ceremony staged within this Royal Park allows opportunity for stunning photographic shots to capture your special day.
Richmond Park and Pembroke Lodge has it all; history, heritage, beauty and elegance all set within a peaceful, serene, natural conservation area. A world where history and nature effortlessly combine to provide one of Surrey’s most picturesque landscapes – a perfect setting for your occasion of a lifetime.
Previous weddings at this venue
“From when we first made contact with Murray he was very quick to respond and arrange to meet to talk about our options.for the meeting he was very friendly, had lots of options to show us and listened and understood exactly what we wanted. leading up to the wedding he asnwered any quesitons we had and also made sure he had all the details needed for the day. On the wedding day he was very well presented. Assertive when needed to make sure we got what we wanted and overall did an amazing job.” – Sian & Jack
“We were so happy to book Murray for our wedding. He delivered a beautiful reportage of our wedding, capturing every important moment, feeling and emotion. He worked seamlessly during the day, we felt very relaxed in his presence and really enjoyed working with him. Also, he delivered all pictures very promptly after the wedding and was very flexible when we were designing our wedding album. Nothing is too much trouble for him, he is a very positive, enthusiastic person.” – Jana & Martin
“Thank you so much for being our photographer for the day – we had such a nice time!” – Joanna & Dominic
Address: Richmond Park, Queen St, Richmond TW10 5HX.
Phone: 020 8940 8207
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