Weddings at Wakehurst Place

Weddings at Wakehurst Place

The combination of the fabulous backdrop of Wakehurst Place and the 16th Century Mansion provide wedding couples and private clients with a memorable venue to celebrate their special occasion.

A Grade 1 listed Heritage building, the Mansion was formerly owned by Lord Wakehurst and later the Price family, before being bequeathed to the National Trust and then later leased to Kew.

As part of your venue hire you will have exclusive use of the Gallery, Hallway and the Dining Room. Both rooms can accommodate up to 60 guests each for dining with the possibility of the rooms opening up to be used as one larger space for up to 120 guests.

The light and airy Gallery displays botanical art and is Licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships for up to 80 guests.

The adjoining Dining Room's grand wood panelled walls and ornamental wood carved fire place create a lavish atmosphere for a seated wedding breakfast for up to 60 guests.

Both rooms open onto a formal lawn, which will be sectioned off from the public, where guests can sip champagne on arrival or between your ceremony and wedding breakfast. Alternatively, the Hallway makes a warm and inviting drinks reception space during colder months.

"Weddings in the marquee"

Set on the croquet lawn our marquee site allows for wedding breakfasts for up to 300 people seated. Venue hire for a marquee includes the use of the Mansion so guests can still enjoy the stunning backdrop. For full prices and further details please contact the event team. To contact the events team click here


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Hire Time

Day or Evening Hire 9am-11pm
9 hour period in the above times
Additional hours are charged at an additional rate

The Exclusive use hire of Wakehurst Place Mansion is available for £2,500.00 + VAT for a Saturday (full day hire - 13.00-23.00hrs) or £2,300.00 + VAT for a Sunday – Friday (full day hire - 13.00-23.00hrs) Additional Hours can be priced on request.
Ceremony Only exclusive hire for up to 3 hours – subject to availability, please speak to a member of the events team. Tel: 01444 894335.

No venue availability on public holiday dates throughout the year or between 24 December- 4 January.

Suggested Timings for the day

2:00pm - Guests arrive
2:30pm - Ceremony in Gallery
3:00pm - Drinks, canapés, photographs on the lawn or in the Hallway
4:30pm - Guests seated for wedding breakfast in Dining Room and or Gallery
6:30pm - Speeches
7:00pm - Evening Entertainment begins in Gallery, evening guests arrive
11:00pm - Guests depart


Wakehurst Place is delighted to announce that we now have a list of approved events caterers that can can be used for weddings, events and marquee events at Wakehurst Place. Please see the list of new caterers on our approved suppliers pages.