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.

Princess of Wales Conservatory illuminated at night

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: £1,000 + 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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