Call me a bit biased just because I’ve been able to view this stunning venue once or twice already, but really and truly Syon Park is one of London’s best wedding venues.
Surrounded by its own parkland, with Kew Gardens across the Thames, it is hard to believe that Syon is barely 10 miles from central London.
Take your pick from the magnificent Great Hall in Syon House which is perfect for civil ceremonies (maximum of 120 seated guests) or the alternatively beautiful State Dining Room (maximum 50 seated guests). Both rooms are are available for hire on Fridays and Saturdays from April to October each year.
If you’re considering on hosting post-ceremony drinks this can be held in the charming inner courtyard, a parterre garden with fountain and perfumed white flowers. Alternatively, if the weather is not so kind (and let’s face it, this is England we’re talking about lol), then it is possible to use the State Apartments.
In formal procession, your guests can then follow you via the wooded, secluded Queen’s Walk to the magnificent Great Conservatory. Most spring and summer wedding receptions take place in the Great Conservatory, running from 6pm to midnight (with guests leaving by 1am). Candles and amplified music are all welcomed in this stunning venue in the gardens. The Great Conservatory can accommodate 150 guests for a seated meal, or up 200 for a standing buffet reception during the evening.
For larger summer receptions, Syon Park has partnered with one of London’s leading event management companies, The Concerto Group, to install a stunning, fully produced marquee in the gardens from May to September each year. This can be hired on a venue only basis or as a complete party package. The fantastic purpose-built venue boasts a seating capacity of 600 and standing capacity of 800.
A particularly popular option for evening events is to have a drinks reception in Syon House before moving to the Garden Room Marquee for dinner and dancing. Alternatively some couples tend to opt for a civil ceremony in Syon House before adjourning to the Marquee for large and further celebration.
During the colder months the State Dining Room is now being offered for candlelit morning civil ceremonies, followed by drinks on the Private Apartments with up to 50 guests. It is particularly suited to the more intimate and stately weddings.
What are your thoughts on the lovely Syon Park? Would you consider holding your wedding here?