London Wedding Venue

The Sir Joseph Banks Building was built in 1985 under the Directorship of E A Bell and is one of Kew’s most contemporary buildings. The architect was commissioned to design a building that would minimise energy use and house the 85,000 artefacts that make up Kew’s Economic Botany Collection.

The building is named after Sir Joseph Banks, who was Kew’s unofficial director during the late 18th century and is widely recognised as one of the most important individuals in Kew Gardens’ history.

The West Wing of the Sir Joseph Banks Building is a bespoke subterranean space that is suitable for both daytime and evening events.  Large windows within the event space overlook the surrounding lake at water level, which provide a tranquil setting and an abundance of natural daylight for your event.

The Sir Joseph Banks Building may be used for religious ceremonies when used in conjunction with the Orangery for the reception.  The Sir Joseph Banks Building is only available for exclusive hire and is not available for hire at an hourly rate or a discounted ceremony only fee. 

Entry to the venue is through the private Atrium entrance, which may be used to welcome guests.  A nearby lawn area may be used for outdoor drinks and canapés.

Hire Time

Day or Evening Hire (9am - 11pm)
9 Hour Period within the above times
Additional hours charged as required

Venue Availability

5 January 2012 – 23 December 2012
5 January 2013 – 23 December 2013
No venue availability on public holiday dates throughout the year

Venue Hire Fees

Mon-Fri £4,500 + VAT
Sat/Sun £6,000 +VAT
On Saturday and Sunday dates during the summer months (April-September inclusive) the Sir Joseph Banks Building is not available for standalone hire.

Multiple Venue Hire Packages

For clients who wish to utilise multiple event spaces, bespoke venue hire packages may be arranged across any combination of Kew’s portfolio of venues.  Please contact the Kew sales team for further details.

Joseph Banks Building at night

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