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The Conservatory at Painshill
  • Permanent marquee wedding venue
  • Stunning 18th-century landscaped gardens
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Ceremonies with up to 200 guests
  • Formal receptions for up to 320 guests
  • Preferred external caterers, or your own
  • Decorate the marquee how you wish
  • Set within Grade II-listed walled gardens
  • Beautiful landscaped grounds to explore

The Conservatory is idyllically set in the historic, Grade I-listed Painshill Park, within stunning walled gardens. Surrounded by 18th-century landscaped grounds, including the River Mole, a Chinese Bridge, Gothic Temple and the magical Crystal Grotto, not to mention the immaculate lawns, this permanent marquee and structure can host resplendent ceremonies and receptions.

Besides its natural beauty, another great strength of the venue is its ability to accommodate and cater for a wide range of sizes and types of celebration. Able to seat up to 320 guests for large formal events, it's ideal for large-scale festivities such as Asian, Caribbean or Jewish weddings. The Conservatory at Painshill is also licensed to host civil ceremonies with up to 200 guests.

History

Idyllically set within a Grade I-listed, 18th-century landscaped garden, it should come as no surprise that this venue basks in plenty of history. Work began on the gardens in 1738, and was carried out under the direct auspices of MP Charles Hamilton.

Showcasing a natural landscape, and featuring plenty of trees sent over from Philadelphia by the naturalist John Bartram, the gardens were originally open only to 'respectable' visitors, who would be shown around by the head gardener for a modest tip.

Besides the breathtaking landscape, the Painshill gardens are home to a number of cute romantic architectural features, such as the Gothic Temple and Tower, the Waterwheel, the Chinese Bridge, Ruined Abbey and Crystal Grotto, to mention just a few.

Facilities

The Conservatory itself is the permanent, high-quality marquee structure found in the Grade II-listed walled gardens at the east end of the park. It has its own raised deck area which leads out onto the pristine lawns, allowing guests to wander and mingle.

The space is able to seat up to 320 guests for a formal event, but is flexible enough to be 'reduced in size' to accommodate more intimate wedding days. The Conservatory is also licensed for civil ceremonies and can seat up to 200 for such a purpose.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 200 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 320 Guests

Catering

Cuisine at The Conservatory at Painshill is usually provided by the preferred external caterer, Create Food and Party Design. There is also a short list of approved caterers from which you can choose, or you can bring in your own (subject to approval).

Create Food and Party Design are an award-winning company, vastly experienced at the venue, who can create and serve you anything from delectable canapés to standing-up options such as food in bowls, food stalls, barbecues and glorious banquets.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not available at Painshill Park, but plenty of hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses will be found in nearby Cobham.

Get in touch with the weddings team at The Conservatory at Painshill via their contact details just below this listing.

Address
The Conservatory at Painshill Park
Portsmouth Road
Cobham
Surrey
KT11 1JE

Reviews

  • Tope Medupin – 08/2015

    We’re back from our honeymoon in Rio and actually can’t believe its all over. We had the best day of our lives at your beautiful venue and our family and friends cannot stop talking about how much fun they had! Thank you.

  • Dukshini Mohan – 29/08/2016

    Thank you for your kind wishes, it has been a pleasure working with you for the past year. Thank you for making it an enjoyable experience in preparing my wedding. Everyone really enjoyed themselves with beautiful scenery.
    A special mention to the Event manager of the night, Tom. He did an amazing job who was very professional and provided exceptional service

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