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London’s best summer venues with gardens

If you’re looking to book a venue for your perfect summer party our selection of the best Summer Party Venues in London to hire could be just what you need to get inspired. 

When planning a summer event it’s lovely to host it at a venue that has an outdoor space.  We’re always looking for venues that excite and have surprise elements so that the venue itself becomes a talking point and in our travels we’ve stumbled across some fantastic summer venues with paths to secretive and hidden gardens allowing guests to lose themselves in the surroundings with a drink in their hand.

Below are a few examples of venues with unique outdoor spaces worth exploring to give your event another layer of interest. Whilst we can vouch for their beauty and uniqueness, we cannot sadly guarantee the sunshine, so do remember to check what alternative plans the venue can provide just in case the weather isn’t on your side.

Petersham Nurseries Café


One of the most unique, beautiful and greenest venues in London, Petersham Nurseries Café is for us the most rustic romantic venue in London, taking in views of the River Thames and lush fields with grazing cows.

Petersham Nurseries Café is available for receptions, where guests can dine surrounded by flowers and plants at antique tables in the main glasshouse and enjoy seasonal, produce led cooking. The glasshouse restaurant has a maximum capacity of 120 guests and during the summer months, if the weather permits, you are able to move your event outside to dine al fresco.

Kensington Orangery

Kensington Orangery

The Kensington Orangery is perhaps the world’s most beautiful orangery. Built in 1704, Queen Anne originally intended to winter her orange trees here; instead it was frequently used as a venue for lavish balls and celebrations. Popular year-round, this romantic venue’s palatial interior décor, Portland stone terrace and tranquil surroundings make it one of London’s premier venues.

Museum of Gardens, London

Museum of London Garden Rebecca Law

Combine perfect views of the Houses of Parliament with an ancient abandoned church, and you get the Museum of Garden History. It’s also the venue chosen by by floral Artist Rebecca Louise Law for her installation of 3,000 blooms which she hand wired and suspended on copper in the nave, proving that you can always create a garden inside if needed. One of London’s more unusual venues, and most definitely the ultimate venue for green-fingered events, the Museum of Gardens is a riot of horticulture. Don’t miss the 17th-century knot garden: it’s a photographer’s dream.

Ham House

Ham House Gardens

While Ham House itself might be one of the finest examples of 17th century architecture in England, the stunning formal gardens certainly aren’t to be missed. The hornbeam archway is the perfect photo spot, while the 350-year-old Kitchen Garden just oozes vintage romance. If you do want to head inside, you can enjoy Ham House’s internationally recognised collection of art and antiques. Perfect!

Chelsea Physic Garden


An English country garden, but in the heart of London? Yes! Known as ‘London’s Secret Garden’, Chelsea Physic Garden is a 17th century idyll. Hold your evening reception in the marquee, and you’ll be fooled into thinking you’re in the depths of the countryside. Make sure you explore the gardens with your photographer: those rustic statues make an irresistible backdrop.

At Evolve we work with some of the most prestigious and unusual venues available so why not let us do all the work for you. Make an enquiry with us now and book your perfect summer party venue in London.

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