Welcome to the Secret River Garden

A stunning outdoor pop up playground for summer parties & away days

Experience a taste of the countryside as marquees & tipi tents are installed in the natural river side surroundings of the Secret River Garden. The venue is available between 10am and 8pm (late licence available for weddings) which a makes it perfect for summer parties, away days with garden games, team building and AGMs with a difference

Available for limited summer dates only (see below).



The Secret River Garden is the most exquisite private summer venue. The lush lawns and dappled woods provide the most gorgeous rural river views making it a perfect backdrop for a range of events from weddings to corporate picnics to stylish soirees. Two marquees installed in the grounds provide space for dining and dancing or you can gather round the bonfire for a BBQ feast. Whether you fancy a game of croquet or just sitting back to listen to the sound of wandering musicians, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the gentle pace of a perfect summer escape.

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A venue with a hint of magic. Limited summer dates only.

The Secret River Garden is a tidal venue which means when it’s full moon and the tide is high the gardens are flooded. It’s very romantic but not what you want at your event (unless you’re happy pottering around in your wellies!). We therefore offer strictly limited dates only. Our availability for 2022 and 2023 is listed below.





Summer Venue Secret River Garden

Where the river runs wild

Tucked behind winding lanes and a hidden wooden gate is a stunning garden which runs down onto the River Thames.

The Secret River Garden is a wild riverside lawn and woodland right on the banks of the Thames in Twickenham.

If you didn’t know about it you would never know it existed, its tucked away and feels really private, a little slice of country only a few miles from central London.

For events the Garden will have two Tipi tents installed, transforming it into the perfect summer events venue.

Exclusive summer event hideaway

Nestled among the wild garden and woodland, two elegant marquees will be installed for selected dates in June and July offering clients everything they will need for their summer event.  This is a secret river garden venue you won’t have heard of – there’s no website and everything is bought in for events – it really is off the grid and only for those ‘in the know’.

It’s also only available for a few select dates each year, making it truly exclusive – so you’ll need to book ahead if you want to secure this romantic outdoor location.

Summer Venue Secret River Garden
Summer Venue Secret River Garden

Secluded woodland & river views

Perfect for up to 130 – 200 people, guests can enjoy welcome drinks on the main lawn over-looking the Thames before following a winding path through the woodland as the stunning main marquee is revealed and a late lunch enjoyed, with views of the river through the dappled light of the weeping willow and, as the day drifts into evening, an open bonfire can be lit for guests to gather round whilst sipping drinks from a pop-up gin or whisky bar hidden in the woods.

This is a very special place where you are transported back in time, a place where you feel in the depths of the countryside but less than 30 minutes by train from Waterloo – or if you fancy something extra special you can even arrive by boat.

Rustic setting for afternoon tea, BBQ or seated dinner

Host riverside barbecues for lunch or dine in the summer twilight with great food, great wine and great company. How about choosing a Dingley Dell piggie roast, infused with a special cider and spice marinade and finally given a rub with clarified butter and lemon and pepper infused sea salt (imagine the crackling). The end product is moist and super tasty.

Looking for something a little lighter? Treat your team to a truly indulgent champagne afternoon tea by the waters edge, surrounded by seasonal blooms in the lush gardens.  You might fancy our sharing Millefeuille – an elegant, but gloriously messy, generous, utterly delicious dessert, which encourages everyone to get together and get stuck in!

Summer Venue Secret River Garden
Summer Venue Secret River Garden

Sweeping gardens & hidden spaces

The Secret River Garden is the most exquisite, private summer venue. From corporate picnics to stylish soirees, nothing says summer like a gorgeous garden party.

Our lush lawn is perfect for a game of croquet or funfair stalls, whilst wandering musicians will create a relaxed vibe as guests enjoying canapes and a glass of sparkling wine in the most perfect riverside location.

Messing about by the river

If you’d like to challenge and excite your guests, why not add an interactive element to your afternoon?

We got plenty of ideas for engaging activities and have lined up some of the most creative people offering workshops to help you make the most of your afternoon out of the office as this is the perfect place for a bit of escapism.

Activities we can offer include Circus Training, Transformational Masks Workshops, Paddle Boarding, Life Drawing, Vintage Milliner Skills, Mindful Yoga, Treasure Trail, Rowing Races and Bush Tucker Trials.

Summer Venue Secret River Garden
Summer Venue Secret River Garden

Magical memories

The Secret River Garden is perfect for summer parties, away days and AGMs with a difference.  The venue holds 130 (for Tipi) or 150 (seated conventional marquees) for a seated lunch and 200+ for standing. If you’d like to find out more holding a summer event at The Secret River Garden then please get in touch.

In addition to offering packages the venue is perfect is you are looking to create your own bespoke event such as Festival In A Day with Tipi tents, food carts, glitter artists and circus acts. We have sourced a number of creative partners and are able to offer an exciting selection of additional activities if you’re looking to provide something extra to give your event some added wonder.

June 2022

Monday 6th June


Thursday 9th June

July 2022

Monday 4th July


Wednesday 6th

June 2023 (sold)

Saturday 24th June


Saturday 1st July

Jul 2023

Saturday 22nd July


Saturday 29th July

If you’d like to know more about hosting your summer event at the Secret River Garden then do get in touch with our team who would be delighted to tell you more or arrange a show round. Call the team on 020 7610 2808 or email us at info@evolve-events.com