Kew Gardens is one of our favourite venues for weddings, and if you take a look at the breathtaking photos of this summer wedding it’s easy to see why!
The couple wed in the Nash Conservatory. The oldest of the 19th Century glasshouses at Kew, the Nash Conservatory is of both major historical and architectural importance. The venue was originally built inside Buckingham Palace’s grounds, and was later moved brick by brick to Kew, by King William IV in 1836.
Following the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests raised a toast with a drinks reception and cake on the Banks Lawn.
Later, the Kew Explorer arrived to take guests to their next destination: The Orangery. This Grade I listed venue is light, airy and elegant, making it perfect for wedding breakfasts. It offers stunning views over the landscaped gardens and has room for up to 200 wedding guests.
Guests were served a delicious three-course wedding breakfast by the Create team. The starter was breast of quail, with smoked English pancetta, pumpkin purée, candied pecans, baby leaves and balsamic syrup. Or, a vegetarian option of chargrilled aubergine and smokey moutabel, with pomegranate, parsley, garlic and tahini sauce.
For the main course, we served a rendered duck breast with duck liver bon bons, creamed savoy cabbage, smoked pineapple gel, a beetroot ribbon, brown butter and blackberry vinegar and fennel. Vegetarians enjoyed a main course of spiced ratatouille, wrapped in courgette ribbons, with cocottes of beetroot, parsnip, butternut squash and potato, served with a pastry crisp.
For dessert, guests tucked into a ‘snow egg’ – a guava and custard apple egg with a sprinkling of lychee sherbet. There was also a vegan alternative of white chocolate gianduja mousse, with cherry jelly, almond meringue, cherry sorbet and lavender shortbread.
Then it was time for speeches and the grand opening of the photo booth, before the couple hit the dance floor for their first dance. Guests then partied the night away to celebrate the happy couple!
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