Stunning Surrey Wedding Venues With Lovely Gardens
By Aneeza Qureshi /London Venue ExpertWed 15th Mar 2023 Wedding Venues
When you picture a fairytale, does it take place in nature among lush greenery, thick trees, and chirping birds? We thought so! For that reason, Surrey garden venues are just what you need for a romantic wedding ceremony.
With that said, though — there’s always a risk of the weather taking an undesirable turn. Does that mean all hope for an English garden wedding is lost? Not at all. That’s where indoor Surrey wedding venues surrounded by stunning gardens come in, letting you gaze at the outdoors from windows that frame them.
In this guide, I’ll give you a peek at the most stunning garden wedding venues in Surrey that I know you’ll love. Some are historic spaces that exhibit the charm of countless stories told. If you’d like to book Henry III’s private greenhouse or another heritage-listed mansion with lush parklands for your day, keep reading.
1. Kew Gardens
Your search for garden wedding venues in Surrey ends at Kew Gardens, where you can say “I do” in the middle of over 50,000 lively plants. No wonder this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and botanical research and educational institution.
The indoor space of this magical venue includes the surreal Princess of Wales Conservatory (a spectacular greenhouse with ten different climate zones), the classic Cambridge Cottage, and the lively Nash Conservatory, all with varying capacities.
What they have in common is their high ceilings and long windows, which give you tons of natural light and offer a cinematic view of the outdoors, so you can imagine how dreamy your wedding photos will look. Even better, you can hold your wedding at several of the venue’s spaces and visit the nearby Temperate House for dinner on your anniversary — it’s the oldest Victorian glasshouse worldwide with exotic plants.
2. Addington Palace
Located in the rolling countryside of South London’s Croydon, Addington Palace has that royal aesthetic that dates back to the 18th century. This one’s perfect for an intimate ceremony, enabling you and your partner to feel comfortable and celebrate your love with family and friends.
The palace features 10 palatial rooms, private gardens, living quarters, self-catering cottages, 163 acres of manicured gardens, wide lawns, lush greenery, walnut panels, a fancy marble fireplace, a French chandelier, and luxurious silk wall coverings. And to seal the deal, it’s so versatile that its spaces can be turned into dance floors, hidden bars, casino tables, and photo booths.
3. Ewell Court House
Do you have a clear vision of what your big day should look like? Ewell Court House can be the blank canvas you need – you’re free to turn it into a huge wedding party or a small personal ceremony. Its neutral colours lend themselves easily to any aesthetic, and the 18th-century heritage-listed venue comes with a cooperative team that’ll make your dream wedding a reality without the dreaded wedding stress.
As you peek outside, imagine yourself exchanging vows with your significant other across from the charming countryside and lush park backdrop. As for the indoors, you have ceilings with intricate details, unique wood panelling, light-filled rooms, and huge windows to take in the view. Also, let’s not forget the fine culinary experience this venue offers you in the form of delectable multi-course menus.
4. Cowdray House
Have you always fantasised about having a countryside wedding? Cowdray House delivers on the refined rustic vibe with sprawling woodlands, a lovely lake, wooden chairs, charming wood panelling, a cosy fireplace, mid-19th century exteriors, and several cottages.
All of the venue’s excellent facilities are for your private use, which is just what you deserve on your special day. We’re talking en-suite bedrooms, a bowling alley, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a croquet lawn, and a helipad. And don’t get us started on the adorable Summer Pavilion, an indoor space with an outdoor experience and a picturesque view.
5. Hampton Court Palace
Live out your fairytale garden wedding at Hampton Court Palace. The 16th-century venue has welcomed kings (such as Henry VIII and William III), queens, and dignitaries since 1514 and witnessed iconic moments in British history. Imagine walking in your white dress surrounded by original Antonio Verrio and Andrea Mantegna murals then retreating to the extensive gardens for wedding photos.
Choosing this venue means grand halls, intimate settings, stained-glass windows, intricate tapestries, marble sculptures, chequerboard flooring, dishes from Michelin-starred chefs, a view of the River Thames, and a huge marquee space. The cherry on top is 1920s-style orangery that frames the gorgeous private garden, which used to be Henry III’s private greenhouse.
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6. Nonsuch Mansion
Give your wedding an air of grandeur and a piece of nature by hosting it at Nonsuch Mansion. This Georgian-era mansion is all yours if you want it, including its menus by Michelin-starred chefs, manicured gardens, large bay doors, stained glass windows, gold chandeliers, long mirrors, Tudor rose motifs, Georgian furnishings, and so much more.
Also, you’ll love the mediaeval fireplaces with “Now and Forever” inscribed in Latin, making your wedding shots look like they’re straight out of a period piece! As for the outdoor areas, the garden paths are well-lit for endless photo opportunities. Just picture the elegant marquee, twinkling lights, and Gothic arched doorway with old writing and gorgeous art.
It isn’t easy to pick just one of the Surrey wedding venues with lovely gardens, which is why we’re happy to assist — get in touch with us, and we’ll help you book the ideal venue for your wedding!