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Kenwood House

Kenwood House

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Kenwood House

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  • Stunning 18th century mansion
  • Located in central London, within Hampstead Heath
  • Venue with incredibly rich history
  • Fantastic all-inclusive venue
  • Two rooms licenced for civil ceremonies
  • Civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests
  • Evening receptions for up to 120 guests
  • Marquee receptions for up to 480 guests

Located within the beautiful Hampstead Heath, is this impressive 18th century mansion. As you and your guests arrive at Kenwood, you'll be amazed by the building's brilliant white exterior. The surrounding acres of landscaped gardens and parkland give this venue a peace and tranquillity that you might not expect when marrying in central London.

Kenwood features a magnificent art collection, as well as historic furnishings and classic décor. When holding your wedding here you'll have a choice of many elegant and sophisticated rooms that can host both large and small celebrations. You may also choose to hold a marquee reception within the beautiful lawns of the flower garden.


In 1754, Kenwood was bought by William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield. As an important and influential judge, William needed a beautiful house in which to entertain statesmen and even royalty! He commissioned Robert Adam to redesign many aspects of the villa in order to give it a grand and elaborate look.

The Facilities

Kenwood boasts several different rooms that can be used for your wedding, as well as space for a marquee on the lawns outside.


Enormous, floor to ceiling windows line the south wall, allowing the sun to come streaming in. You can enjoy views of the immaculate lawns and impressive lakes within the Kenwood grounds.

After a ceremony in the Orangery, you and your guests will enjoy reception drinks within two other rooms found in the West Wing: the Music Room and Green Room.

Civil ceremony capacity - 100 guests

The West Wing

The West Wing of Kenwood House contains the elegant Music Room and sophisticated Green Room. These rooms are brilliant for smaller ceremonies and feature beautiful chandeliers and stunning views of the adjacent flower garden.

Alternatively, after a larger ceremony in the Orangery, you and your guests will enjoy reception drinks within the Music Room and Green Room.

Civil ceremony capacity - 40 guests
Reception drinks capacity - 50 guests

The Old Kitchen

This cute and quirky kitchen can now be hired for wedding breakfasts and evening receptions! Wooden dressers displaying beautiful china and copper saucepans line the walls.

All music must end at 11:30pm and all guests must leave by midnight.

Wedding breakfast capacity - 80 guests
Evening reception capacity - 120 guests

Marquee Receptions

The lawn within the picturesque flower garden is the perfect place for a marquee reception. You must source your marquee from the English Heritage list of approved suppliers.

Wedding breakfast capacity - 480 guests
Evening reception capacity - 480 guests

Catering and Accommodation


English Heritage have created a list of accredited suppliers for you to use when selecting your caterer for your wedding breakfast.


Although accommodation is not provided on-site, Kenwood is situated just outside central London and so, has great transport links. Highgate Station, Golders Green Station and East Finchley Station are a short ten minute drive from Kenwood. For more information, or if you'd like to book Kenwood for your wedding, please get in touch using the contact options at the top or bottom of this page.

Hampstead Lane


  • Sarah and Family - April 2016

    I just wanted to thank you and your team on behalf of myself and my parents for a fantastic evening last night. The evening ran very smoothly and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves throughout. The tours were expertly run and a number of people I understand actually ended up doing a second tour! The room looked lovely and everything worked to time and without any hiccups.

  • Katherine and Dan - May 2016

    Just to say thank you so much for making our wedding reception so lovely. It really went even better than we’d hoped, and you and your team were fantastic. Thanks for being so helpful and giving us sensible work-arounds. The guests all seemed to enjoy their tours and of course the beautiful location.

  • Nik and Anjali - July 2016

    We had an amazing day (even if it flew by in a dizzying blur), and I know our guests did too. The staff at Kenwood were also very friendly and helpful at all times, not just throughout the day but also at the end of the evening and the following morning, when we were respectively stowing and retrieving various bits and bobs.

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