Civil ceremonies

Exchange your marriage vows in our elegant surroundings by hosting a civil ceremony at Kew.

A glass building with a wedding set up inside

Enjoy a civil ceremony in the unique surroundings of our Gardens for a day that is truly your own.

Choose between the intimate walls of Cambridge Cottage or the high ceilings of the Nash Conservatory to mark the occasion. 

Cambridge Cottage 

For an indoor ceremony, enjoy the relaxed elegance of the Drawing Room before moving through to the Gallery to take in some of our finest botanical artwork. The Drawing Room and Gallery open onto the picturesque and secluded Duke's Garden, a refreshing green space for outdoor drinks and photographs.           

To celebrate outdoors, exchange your vows framed by the French doors of the Drawing Room, with guests looking on from the lawn of the Duke’s Garden. Offering the flexibility you need, Cambridge Cottage provides the best of Kew on an intimate scale – all within easy reach of central London. 

Civil ceremonies at Kew
Civil ceremonies at Kew

The Nash Conservatory 

Begin your wedding day surrounded by lush greenery with a civil ceremony hosted in the Nash Conservatory. With floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, this 19th century conservatory provides an abundance of natural daylight, filling the space with an enchanting glow all year round.  

Simple and sophisticated, this glasshouse can accommodate up to 200 guests, seated or standing. After your ceremony, you may serve drinks on the secluded lawn behind the Conservatory before moving on to your reception venue to continue the celebrations.   

If you do choose to host your ceremony elsewhere, the Nash Conservatory and lawn is also available for pre-dinner drinks as part of a multi-venue experience.  

Essential information 

Capacity for Cambridge Cottage 

  • Civil ceremony: 80 

Capacity for Nash Conservatory 

  • Civil ceremony: 200 

Included venues available

  • Cambridge Cottage   


  • The Nash Conservatory  

Perfect for 

  • Civil ceremonies and drinks receptions 

Dates available for hire 

  • 5 January to 22 December 
  • Bank holidays at special request 
  • Monday – Thursday only  

Fees for exclusive hire of Cambridge Cottage

  • Monday to Thursday: £2,500 + VAT (except bank holidays) 
  • Friday: £3,000 + VAT (except bank holidays) 
  • Saturday: £4,000 + VAT 
  • Sunday: £3,500 + VAT

Fees for exclusive hire of the Nash Conservatory 

  • Monday to Thursday only  
    £3,500 + VAT (except bank holidays) for a period of up to two hours
  • £5,500 + VAT (except bank holidays) for a full day hire period of nine hours


If you would like to find out more or discuss your wedding requirements, please contact our dedicated events team.

Make an enquiry

Tel: 020 8332 5641 


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