Address: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, United Kingdom
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Available to hire all year round.
What it’s renowned for
Situated within the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew – it is a breathtaking location.
You might not know but..
Queen Charlotte’s Cottage once housed a menagerie containing some of the first kangaroos to arrive in Britain and is now a picturesque place for an intimate dinner or reception.
Kew Palace provides an intimate setting for private dinner parties and receptions. Following a major restoration project, this tiny ‘doll’s house’ of a royal residence was re-opened in April 2006 for HM The Queen to celebrate her 80th Birthday dinner surrounded by her close family. It has been beautifully represented to appear as it would have done during the residence of George III and Queen Charlotte, and provides a fascinating insight into their domestic life. Upon arrival at Kew Palace, guests are greeted at the door and shown through to the exquisite Queen’s Garden for pre-dinner drinks. Private guided tours are possible, prior to dinner which is served in the grandeur of the King’s Dining Room for up to 30 guests.
Queen Charlotte’s Cottage is a picturesque and rustic cottage, built in the late 18th century as a modest country retreat for the Royal Family who would enjoy private picnics during long summer walks through the gardens. Its rural setting gave plentiful space to the large paddock which was situated to the rear of the cottage, where many exotic animals were kept including tigers, kangaroos, Tartarian pheasants and oriental cattle. The charming Picnic Room is now available for dinners or receptions for up to 24 guests.
Next door to Kew Palace, the Georgian Royal Kitchen remains miraculously preserved 200 years after it was last used. Following a £1 million restoration project, it re-opened to the public for the first time in May 2012 and now evokes life from 1789, when George III was given back his knife and fork after his first episode of ‘madness’. Drinks receptions for up to 60 guests can be enjoyed in the sunshine amongst the authentic working royal garden which has recently been brought back into bloom. Guests are also able to explore rooms that would have previously been utilised as a scullery, bake-house, larders and stores for silver and spices. Dinner for up to 24 guests can be served in the great Royal Kitchen, the most impressive room in the building, complete with its roasting range, charcoal grill, pastry oven and even the kitchen table.
Meeting Rooms: 10
Outside Areas: 40
ContactAddress: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, United Kingdom
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