! KEW GARDENS, THE TEMPERATE HOUSE - Create

The largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, perfect for weddings, receptions, dinners and summer celebrations

Venue Overview

The venue is especially perfect for allowing guests to admire the intimate surroundings of Kew Gardens. The venue itself is also a breath-taking site to take in, particularly at night time when the whole venue can be lit up in hundreds of lights.

The Temperate house consists of five linked spaces – a central hall, two octagons and two additional wings at at 180 metres long, and enclosing 4,880 square metres

The space is brilliant for receptions, dinners and weddings, hosting up to a maximum of 270 guests surrounded by 10,000 plants. In addition, the space can also be hired alongside other event spaces at Kew. It can be created and set up in various ways to cater for a variety of events.

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Venue History​

The Beautiful Temperate house was designed by Decimus Burton, who also designed the Palm House at Kew.

Building worked started in 1860 and the venue opened three years later to the public housing plants from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific Islands.

This grade I listed building is twice the size of the Palm House and has always been home to some of the rarest and most threatened plants in the world.

Summer 2018 saw Temperate House open its doors after a five year restoration that involved 69,000 individual elements removed, cleaned, repaired or replaced and 400 staff members and contractors working on the project in phases, taking 1,731 days to complete.

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This Grade I listed building is home to an internationally important collection of temperate zone plants, including some of the rarest and most threatened.

 

Dinner: 270

Dinner and dance: 250 

Standing reception: 300

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This Grade I listed building is home to an internationally important collection of temperate zone plants, including some of the rarest and most threatened.