Nothing could be more quintessentially British than a country house surrounded by botanic gardens. If ‘English Country Garden Wedding’ is the theme that you’re heading down for your special day, then Wakehurst could be the perfect choice for you.

Imagine strolling through the estate’s stunning gardens with your loved one while your wedding photographer follows behind. As the Estate is managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, you know that the backdrop of your photos will be blooming with English florals.

We’re excited to be at Wakehurst next weekend for their wedding showcase where we will have set the venue, along with Lisa from Not Your Average Flowers, for a stunning ‘English Country Garden’ style wedding. Come along next weekend to see us and the event team at Wakehurst.

Wakehurst Wedding Showcase

Sunday 23rd June 2019 11am-3pm

Free entry but booking is essential – to secure your place email: wakehursthire@graysonsvenues.com

We would love to see you there!

Wakehurst, a stunning and intimate Elizabethan Mansion set at the head of formal lawns is the perfect setting whatever the season. Choose to either marry in one of the rooms in the Elizabethan Mansion, or, if the Great British weather is on your side, marry on their manicured lawns surrounded by historic gardens.

The key details:

Day guests: Up to 140 guests

Evening guests: Up to 180 guests

The entrance way has a sweeping staircase, the perfect backdrop for some striking and impressive wedding photographs.

The Mansion Library

For an intimate wedding ceremony of up to 80 guests, marry in the Library.

The moment you step through the heavy oak door of the Mansion, you’ll be immersed in its impressive history. The Mansion has three reception rooms, giving you flexibility in how you wish your wedding to flow. The Library, Gallery and Dining Room are connected by a charming entrance foyer perfect for those ‘in-between’ elements such as your guestbook area and cards.

It has a striking fireplace and high sculptured ceilings which give a quintessentially English feel to your day.

The Mansion Gallery

The Mansion Gallery is perfect for an indoor drink’s reception.

Either choose to embrace the history and photographs which adorn the walls.

Or if you’re looking to create a blank canvas, we can create a draping curtain wall for you to cover the walls.

The Mansion Gallery can also be used as a seated dining room for up to 80 guests.

And for the party in the evening, the Gallery is the perfect room for a boogie, a bar and some evening food. Get in touch with us to dress your bar and design a bespoke backdrop you.

The Mansion Dining Room

Continue your wedding celebrations in the Mansion Dining Room, with charming historic features including panelled walls and an ornately carved wooden fireplace it will give a romantic backdrop to your speeches!

You have the choice of setting the room with either round or long tables in a seating arrangement that suits you and your guests. Seating up to 60 guests in the dining room, or split the tables across both the Dining Room and the Gallery to seat up to 140 guests.

The Lawns

For a summer wedding, choose to say ‘I do’ on the manicured lawns which lie ahead of the Mansion. Surrounded by historic gardens, your ceremony photos are sure to WOW. You are able to have a large wedding of up to 140 guests for your outside ceremony, perfect if you’re looking to invite all your loved ones for the entire day.

Let your guests enjoy Champagne and canapes on the lawns which overlook the picturesque Mansion Pond.

Swap your Champagne for Pimms for a typically English Country Garden party feel.

The Gardens

There are endless photo opportunities in the grounds of Wakehurst, from wild meadows, lush woodland, a Himalayan Glade, Walled Garden, Iris Dell and a newly designed Winter Garden.

Marquee Wedding

For larger weddings, hire a marquee to ensure that you have enough space to cater for all your guests. With the house and gardens as a backdrop, it is the perfect location for it!

Dancing the night away

The venue is licensed until midnight, but if you want to drag the most special day of your life out just a liiiiiiiittle longer then you can extend the licence until 1am for a cost to keep the dance floor going!

Catering 

Wakehurst have a dedicated in-house catering team, Graysons. Grayson’s put creativity, inspirational menus and excellent service at the heart of what they do. Their passion to deliver exceptional events will make your experience at Wakehurst a truly memorable one.

Whether you are looking for a formal three-course sit-down wedding breakfast, or something a little more relaxed, Graysons will work with you to individually tailor a wedding day that reflects you as a couple.

We’d love to see you at the Open Day next weekend so that we can provide you with face-to-face ideas and inspiration on creating your very own quintessentially English wedding day!

Credits:

Props, Styling and Design by Not Your Average I Do / https://notyouraverageido.com/

Florals by Not Your Avergae Flowers / https://notyouraverageido.com/flowers/

Photographs by SMP Weddings / https://www.smpweddings.co.uk/

Furniture, Linen and Tableware by Co-ordination Catering Hire / https://co-ordination.net/

Stationery by Grey and Copper / https://www.greyandcopper.com/

Catering by Graysons / https://www.graysonsrestaurants.com/

Venue, Wakehurst / https://www.kew.org/venue-hire/wakehurst-mansion

Harpist, Keziah Thomas / www.keziah.co.uk/