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Addington Palace Weddings
Addington Palace is a truly unique wedding venue nestled in the rolling countryside of Croydon in South London, offering an abundance of palatial rooms that are ideal for hosting all aspects of your wedding day. As a dry hire venue, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to work with caterers and suppliers of your choice to make your wedding dreams a reality at this enchanting 18th-century English mansion.
When hiring Addington Palace for your wedding day, the venue is exclusively yours for the day. This means you’ll enjoy total privacy and seclusion for your celebrations, with access to the mansion’s ten palatial rooms, living quarters, private gardens, and ample onsite parking. What’s more, there are also a number of charming self-catering cottages on the grounds, providing onsite accommodation for your guests.
The Scene at Addington Palace
Surrounded by acres of meticulously landscaped gardens, sprawling lawns, and lush trees, Addington Palace is a tranquil oasis in the historic county of Surrey. From the moment you arrive, you’ll fall in love with the grand setting of the historic mansion and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. The landscaping of the beautiful 163-acre gardens surrounding Addington Palace was designed and developed by renowned English landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, much of which still exists today as he planned it.
Inside the 18th-century mansion, original period features and lavish decor form a breathtaking backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The spectacular Great Hall is a popular choice for weddings at Addington Palace, boasting opulent interiors with rich walnut panelling, a French chandelier, ornate silk wall coverings, and a fine Italian marble fireplace. We can’t imagine a more regal setting for wedding celebrations near London than this stunning heritage-listed venue.
Addington Palace Wedding Ceremonies
The magnificent Great Hall at Addington Palace is fully licensed for wedding ceremonies, giving you the chance to say your vows beneath the exquisite French chandelier. If you’d prefer to have a traditional church ceremony before an unforgettable wedding reception at the mansion, St Mary’s Church is just minutes away in Addington village.
Addington Palace Wedding Receptions
Following your ceremony, Addington Palace’s manicured south lawn is the perfect place for your alfresco drinks reception in the summer months. Guests can enjoy light refreshments while soaking up the stunning countryside surroundings as you slip away for your wedding photos. For a magical ambience during pre-dinner drinks, why not add to the occasion with a string quartet or pianist?
As evening rolls around, you and your wedding guests will return to the Great Hall for a delicious multi-course reception dinner accompanied by free-flowing wines. Addington Palace partners with a range of exceptional local caterers to provide you with mouthwatering menu options for your special day. No matter how extravagant your vision, these experienced professionals will ensure your culinary experience at this historic wedding venue is one to remember.
Once the wedding feast has finished, the festivities continue as the lights dim, and the Great Hall transforms into a showstopping party space. The hall’s soaring high ceilings create excellent acoustics for your live band or DJ, and the versatile nature of this grand space means there’s plenty of room for a spacious dancefloor area. In the adjoining ancillary rooms, you can create secret spaces for your guests to discover, such as a hidden bar, photo booth, casino tables or even a games room.
Wedding Photography at Addington Palace
Nestled amid 163 acres of picturesque countryside in South London, there are endless possibilities when it comes to your wedding photography at Addington Palace. Potential backdrops for your wedding photos include the beautiful white facade of the Palladian style mansion, the lush greenery of the surrounding parklands, and of course, the mansion’s opulent interiors.Request A Viewing
Wedding Venue Details
Spaces At This Venue
The Great Hall
The Great Hall is Addington Palace’s most popular space for weddings and private events, with its opulent interiors and magnificent historic features. Details of this stunning room include golden silk wall coverings, walnut panelling, and a dazzling French chandelier towering overhead. The Great Hall can comfortably accommodate up to 150 seated guests or 300 standing for cocktail-style events. The venue is licensed for 200 guests for a civil ceremony.
The Winter Garden
This bright and airy conservatory space is perfect for romantic wedding ceremonies at Addington Palace. The light-filled Winter Garden can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests.
The Empire Room
The elegant Empire Room is a private bridal changing room boasting stunning views over the grounds of Addington Palace. Light pours in through large arched windows, making this beautiful room perfect for wedding day preparations and photographs.
Addington Palace Catering
As a dry hire venue, the team at Addington Palace will provide you with a list of exceptional catering suppliers to create an unforgettable dining experience for your guests. Choose from a generous and varied selection of caterers specialising in Kosher, Asian, and classic British menus.
Addington Palace’s recommended caterers are known for using fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients to create mouthwatering menus for events and weddings. Whether you’re envisioning a lavish seated banquet, roving canapés and tasty bowl food or a gourmet barbecue, you’ll find something to suit your event on this hand-picked list.
Highlights of Catering at Addington Palace:
- Hire caterers from the venue’s extensive supplier list
- An array of menu options ranging from roving canapés to seated banquets
- Tailor a bespoke dining experience to suit your event
We had our wedding here a few months ago and we cannot describe how unforgettable the day was, thanks to the beautiful venue and the unbelievably helpful staff. Ana was phenomenal! From day one, she put us and our families at ease and she was always at the end of a phone call/email to make sure our wedding planning experience went as smoothly as possible. Addington Palace itself was phenomenal and that chandelier was featured in many of our photos! We made use of every nook and cranny for our special day and were profoundly thankful for the memorable day, that Addington Palace and its staff gave us.
Lavanya M ·
My son and now daughter in law got married at Addington Palace towards the end of March. We had a beautiful day and made use of all the fabulous rooms available to us. The venue is majestic and full of character and the grand staircase is amazing. The building really is a photographer's dream! Sean was particularly helpful, full of customer empathy and very ready to answer all of our queries. He was present in the background on the day of our event which was comforting to us.
Pauline B ·
Great venue and events team! I held my wedding here in November of this year (2021). The wedding planning was accelerated as we only had three months to organise. Ana and Sean were fantastic in answering queries and generally being accommodating. The venue was perfect for our wedding as we were able to use the different spaces for our guests. I am so pleased with how everything turned out.
Joy A ·
Frequently Asked Questions
The venue hire fee for weddings at Addington Palace ranges from £4,800 to £12,800, depending on the time of year and day of the week. Hire of the palace includes bride and groom preparation rooms, round dining tables, trestle tables, gold Chiavari chairs, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large outdoor area (the south lawn).
Addington Palace’s Great Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests seated for banquet-style dining and 300 standing guests for cocktail receptions.
Weddings at Addington Palace must end by 1am.
Weddings at Addington Palace are exquisite affairs, taking place amidst remarkable Georgian architecture and elegant rooms brimming with opulent decor.
Addington Palace offers onsite accommodation for up to 32 guests in their charming cottages, with sofa beds available for extra guests.
Yes. There are 200 parking spaces available onsite at Addington Palace.
Addington Palace is a dry hire venue, giving you the freedom to bring in your preferred caterer. If you like, the team can recommend exceptional caterers from their preferred supplier list.
Kelly's been planning weddings and events across London since 2016. Her knowledge about the most stylish venues across the city is unparalleled, and she's so easy to chat with that she'll have your venue sorted in a matter of minutes.