Princess of Wales Conservatory

Stunningly illuminated after dark, the Princess of Wales Conservatory offers a chance to travel the world within a single glasshouse – a truly unique setting for any event.


The Princess of Wales Conservatory is the most complex glasshouse at Kew.

Stunningly illuminated after dark it offers a unique event experience, allowing guests to enjoy a drinks and canapé reception whilst exploring the glasshouse and wandering through different climates. 

The Princess of Wales Conservatory is an easy distance from all our venues and works perfectly for a post conference drinks reception in conjunction with Cambridge Cottage or the Sir Joseph Banks Building. Alternatively, you could consider using the glasshouse as a pre-dinner drinks reception space when combined with the Orangery or Temperate House.  

Essential information 


  • Standing reception: 200 

Fees for exclusive venue hire  

  • Monday to Friday: £3,000 + VAT (except bank holidays) 
  • Saturday or Sunday: £3,500 + VAT 
  • Hourly rate when used in conjunction with another venue Monday to Sunday: £750 + VAT 

Dates available for hire 

  • 5 January to 22 December 
  • Bank holidays at special request 
  • Available for standalone hire Monday to Thursday between November and March, otherwise as part of a package 

Hire time 

  • Evening hire only: 5.30pm to 11pm 
  • Fees cover a 3-hour period within these times 
  • Additional hours charged as required 


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

Make an enquiry

Tel: 020 8332 5641 


Frequently asked questions 

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