Temperate House

The world’s largest Victorian glasshouse, the Temperate House is the perfect location for a breathtaking event.

The Temperate House

A glistening cathedral, the freshly restored venue is home to 10,000 species of plants from the world’s temperate zones.

Offering you and your guests a rare opportunity to dine and unwind in a space that is truly alive, the Temperate House is our most iconic venue. 

Wander round the spiral staircases or along the balcony to gaze down at a sea of green amidst the elegance of this Grade I listed building. 

Containing some of the world’s rarest and most threatened plant species, Temperate House represents the essence of Kew – fascinating surroundings and a commitment to a sustainable future. An extraordinary location for your event.  

Essential information


  • Dinner: 250  
  • Dinner and dance: 230  
  • Standing reception: 300 

Fees for exclusive hire 

  • Monday to Friday: £17,000 + VAT (except bank holidays) 
  • Saturday & Sunday: £18,000 + VAT 

Hire time 

  • Available 7pm to midnight 

  • Extensions available on request 

Dates available for hire 

  • 1 May to 30 September

  • Bank holidays at special request 


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 

Email: venues@kew.org  

Frequently asked questions

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