Wedding Hire Information for 2021
Congratulations on your wedding! We are delighted to tell you about our wonderful venue in the heart of Kew, and our special wedding package, which includes exclusive use of the Main Hall, kitchen and West End Room, and access to the gardens.
This is our largest hall. The Main Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated meal. We have ample banqueting chairs and tables.
West End Room
We also include complimentary use of our small ante-room attached to the Main Hall which provides access to the garden through the double doors.
We have a well-equipped kitchen containing a gas oven with six gas burners, an electric oven and grill, an air-heated Bain Marie, fat fryer, two microwaves and a commercial dishwasher. You or your caterers are welcome to use our kitchen and kitchen equipment. We just ask that everything is clean and put away at the end.
There is a servery/bar area next to the kitchen within the Main Hall. It has two dedicated hirer’s fridges where drinks can be chilled. We can also supply large buckets which you can fill with ice for keeping drinks cool.
You can choose whoever you like to cater for you. We do not charge any commission. Your caterers are most welcome to view the kitchen by appointment before your big day.
In addition to not charging commission on external catering, we do not make a charge for corkage.
No license is required for serving alcohol to your guests. However, if you wish to charge your guests for alcoholic drinks, you will need to obtain a “Temporary Event Notice” from Richmond Council. Sometimes this can take several weeks. If you employ a professional to run the bar, it is likely that they have a personal licence – you should check this with them.
Music and Timing
You may have a DJ or a live group. As we are based in a residential area, it is a condition of the booking that all music stops at 11pm and all guests depart by midnight.
Other items included
We include tables, banqueting chairs, plates, cutlery, and glasses at no extra cost (we have water glasses, wine glasses and Champagne flutes). In addition, you are very welcome to store items in our Meeting Room which can also be used as a place to change clothes if required.
Set-up and clean-up
We work on a “do-it-yourself” basis, i.e. we provide the building and equipment, and the hirer is responsible for set up and clean up. If you employ a caterer, this is normally included in the service that they provide but you should check with them. Some caterers also provide their own plates, cutlery, glasses and so on.
We provide access to the Main Hall on the preceding Friday from 4 pm until 10pm for you to set up and decorate as you wish. On the Saturday, we provide access to the Main Hall, kitchen and West End Room from 8am until midnight.
We have off-street parking for approximately 20 cars. In addition, there are no parking restrictions on the surrounding roads on weekends.
St Luke’s Church holds a service in the building every Sunday morning. This means that the Main Hall needs to be cleaned on the Saturday night.
The hire fee is £2,400 (including VAT).
Extra Rooms available
The Alexandra Hall (upstairs) and the Marwood Room (downstairs) may also be hired. Both are available from 1.30pm on the Saturday at an additional cost of £240 for either room. (We have long-standing regular classes in both rooms on Saturday mornings although you are permitted to decorate the rooms on the preceding Friday so long as the floors are kept clear).
Please telephone or email us if you would like to arrange a viewing. The office is open Monday to Friday and we would be happy to show you our beautiful building.
The contact details are:
Phone No: 020 8948 8806