Outdoor weddings at Wakehurst

In the heart of the country estate of Wakehurst, the croquet lawn is perfectly situated for a wedding marquee with breathtaking views across the gardens.

Discover the perfect backdrop for your dream outdoor wedding at Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden nestled in the heart of Sussex.

From the enchanting Walled Gardens and new 360-degree viewing platforms to the breathtaking marquee setting in front of the UK's largest outdoor art installation, our venues offer an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. 

Immerse yourself in the beauty of iconic structures like the world-famous Millennium Seed Bank and our Elizabethan Mansion, as we create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.


Celebrate in the modern and striking setting of the world-famous Millennium Seed Bank. Wakehurst’s 21st century glasshouse is ideal for standing wedding receptions and parties.

Nestled within the country estate, the Croquet Lawn offers breathtaking views and serves as the perfect location for a wedding marquee, with our Elizabethan Mansion as the backdrop, draped in the captivating Planet Wakehurst art installation. This dazzling photo montage features colourful plants from our 535-acre site and creates a stunning backdrop. From here, your guests will enjoy beautiful views across the wild landscape.

Opt for an intimate affair in the vibrant Walled Garden, adorned with bright English Country Cottage flowers, or choose the award-winning Winter Garden. This contemporary landscape delights the senses with year-round colour.

Take in panoramic views across the woodland ravine from our new 360-degree viewing platform, Westwood Viewpoint, while hosting drinks and canapés.


We offer a variety of accommodation options for your guests, from marquees to traditional- or contemporary-style tents and tipis.

Essential information 


  • Seated dining: 200
  • Standing reception: 200
  • Dinner dance: 200

Perfect for 

  • Bohemian weddings, festival weddings, classic marquee weddings, outdoor weddings. 


  • Licensed until midnight
  • License extension until 1am available for £500 + VAT


Our dedicated in-house caterers, Graysons, put creativity, inspirational menus, and excellent service at the heart of everything they do.  Their passion to deliver exceptional events will make your experience at Wakehurst a truly memorable one. 

Whether a formal sit-down wedding breakfast or something more relaxed, Graysons will work with you to individually tailor a wedding that reflects you as a couple. Whether it’s Pimms on the lawns and garden games or mulled wine and mince pies, we will help you embrace your chosen season.

A bride in a white dress and a groom in a blue suit in a Wakehurst garden
Outdoor wedding at Wakehurst © Tom Cullen Photography


If you'd like to find out more about weddings at Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex, or discuss your requirements, or discuss your wedding requirements, please contact our Venue Hire Team.

Make an enquiry

Tel: 01444 894024

Email: wakehursthire@graysonsvenues.com

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