Venue hire

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Situated in a riverside location in leafy Kew, we are a year-round venue with extensive, landscaped grounds offering both daytime and evening hire. Our high-quality event and conference facilities can accommodate guests for anything from a small meeting, to a celebratory dinner or reception through to a full 250-delegate conference.

Our unique offer includes optional ‘heritage experiences’ as part of our day delegate rate packages: from behind-the-scenes tours and original document displays, to themed expert talks and events.

For more information, contact us at or phone us on 020 8392 5249.

This impressive, state-of-the-art, partially raked events auditorium is perfect for film screenings, lectures and theatre-style meetings.

A fresh and contemporary room with plenty of natural light, well suited for talks, boardroom meetings, seminars, lectures and presentations.

The first floor atrium is ideal for receptions and displays. It features a café, flexible seating and mobile AV. Connected to the Atrium, our Lake, Fountain and Thames Balconies offer private outdoor reception and relaxation spaces with fine aspects.

Our beautiful, landscaped grounds offer a range of tranquil spaces for private hire. A paved area with café seating adjoins our main entrance and two lakes. There is also a grassed area with outdoor seating that can accommodate a marquee.

Our expert team of in-house chefs have an extensive menu for you to choose from. Equally, we can work together to provide exactly the right requirements for your event.