The Grade I listed Orangery at Kew is a fantastic venue with fantastic views! It is perfect for large-scale parties, receptions, dinners, summer balls and Christmas parties.
At one time the largest glasshouse in England, this light, airy and elegant Grade I listed Orangery provides an enchanting venue. It is a very architecturally significant classical building designed by William Chambers.
Set within Kew gardens, the Orangery has great views of the beautiful landscape, which during the warmer months may be better appreciated as the terrace offers an additional space for al fresco receptions.
The Orangery is home to Kew’s Orangery restaurant and is of a large, open plan design. Up to 400 standing guests can be accommodated or 200 seated guests.
The Orangery is the most historic of Kew’s buildings, first designed by Sir William Chambers as a hothouse for citrus plants. When it transpired that the light at Kew was too low for citrus plants to prosper, the royal citrus trees were moved to Kensington Palace and the Orangery was used for other large plants.
In 1862, the Orangery was converted into a citrus museum to exhibit wood collected from British colonies. In 1989 the glasshouse was converted into a tearoom and then refurbished in 2002 to be a restaurant.