Category: Venue Spotlight
Chelsea Physic Garden
Kalm Kitchen is thrilled to have been recently approved as a supplier at the beautiful Chelsea Physic Garden. This historic garden wedding venue is London’s oldest botanic garden, occupying four acres of land on the edge of the Thames.
Tucked away beside the River Thames and nestled behind walls, the garden has a special, secret feel due to its location. In fact, it’s situated on one of Chelsea’s smartest streets, a buzzing part of London that still maintains a village feel.
With a rich past of providing medicinal plants for apothecaries, today Chelsea Physic Garden is a living collection of around 5,000 different edible medicinal and herbal plants. It is also an exceptional venue for all kinds of events. Light, airy and spacious, The Gallery room is an elegant indoor space available to hire throughout the year. With high ceilings, and an outlook to the iconic gardens, The Gallery can accommodate all types of events, including weddings for up to 90 guests.
Meanwhile, the Garden itself is a beautiful botanical setting with a large marquee as an optional hire. A Wedding Ceremony Room is available for up to 70 guests and blessings in the gardens are welcome. The entire Garden is available to hire exclusively, or more intimate areas can also be booked separately. For instance, the Lower Lawn – tucked away in the South West corner – is a secluded grassy area ideal for small, day-time gatherings of up to 100 guests.
Available for exclusive private hire on Saturdays and on weekday evenings, this outstanding and adaptable venue offers any number of décor and theme possibilities. Exclusive hire means guests are most welcome to explore the pathways and peripheries, loaded with idyllic photograph backdrop opportunities amidst its collection of rare and historically significant plants.
This magical venue is an idyllic space to hold your wedding. The historic charm of the gardens is quite unique and provides a spectacular yet understated setting for a botanical-themed celebration. Even better, when you hire The Chelsea Physic Garden for an event, your money goes to support the work of caring for the collections of plants and The Garden for future generations.
For more information on hosting your wedding at Chelsea Physic Garden visit their website www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk. Email the team on email@example.com or call on 020 7352 5646.
Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HS
The Barn at Botley Hill
Launched in summer 2019, The Barn at Botley Hill is an exclusive-use wedding venue. This inspiring barn with far-reaching views has been re-imagined to combine rustic with contemporary for a versatile space you can style your own way. We’re thrilled to be on board as one of the venue’s preferred suppliers…
Renowned for its breathtaking views, Botley Hill is situated on the Titsey Estate at the highest point of the North Downs Way, in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Barn sits alongside the celebrated restaurant and pub Botley Hill Farmhouse. Shortly after revitalising the Farmhouse, its current owners undertook a four-year journey involving planners, architects and builders to build this luxurious barn which would celebrate the magnificent views over the sweeping valley. Built from traditional black shiplap timber and crafted inside from reclaimed wood, the Barn features exposed steel beams. Aged terracotta tiles have been shipped from Italy and the tables have been hand crafted by local carpenters from reclaimed wood. Stunning floor to ceiling windows made from glass and steel take in the breathtaking views and spectacular sunsets which can also be enjoyed from the landscaped gardens and terrace.
This really is a most special space to tie the knot. The view out from the massive floor to sky windows is enough to give you goosebumps. We love the rustic elegance along with contemporary features which makes the space beautiful in its own right. But also it offers huge versatility as a backdrop to a wedding or event as unique as your dreams can imagine.
The Barn at Botley Hill, Limpsfield Road, Titsey Hill, Surrey CR6 9QH
Steeped in history, with an awe-inspiring setting, you couldn’t dream of a much more magnificent location than Blenheim Palace. We had the privilege of catering one of last year’s most talked about society weddings here. And we’re also very proud to be on the super-exclusive list of its preferred suppliers. It’s just the place to give your wedding the wow factor.
Located on the edge of the picturesque town of Woodstock, and only a 20-minute journey from Oxford.
This monumental Baroque designed masterpiece is the only non-royal or religious country house in England to hold the title of palace. Birthplace and ancestral residence of Winston Churchill, it’s currently home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough. Today it boasts six venue options, suitable for up to 2000 guests. The Palace is surrounded by swathes of spectacular parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. You’ll also find 150 acres of sweeping manicured lawns and formal gardens including the water terraces, rose garden and the Duke’s Italian garden.
This really is an iconic setting, which is all geared up to capture the day of your dreams. Its architectural features and impressive grounds have all the glamour of a movie set. In fact, you can’t fail to be swept away by its captivating stories and sense of romantic heritage. Check out Camilla and George Blandford’s magical wedding we catered last year on our blog here. We let our imaginations run wild when planning this breathtaking day.
For more information on hosting your event at Blenheim Palace, visit their website at www.blenheimpalace.com/