The Secret River Garden is a hidden gem of a venue settled alongside the Thames in Twickenham.
It’s a secret place, discovered down winding lanes and behind a hidden door which opens onto the most stunning of river views. It’s very much off the radar and only let for weddings four times per year.
Nestled among the grounds a double and a single Giant Hat tipi will be installed for in June and July offering couples everything they will need for their summer wedding. These gorgeous tipis by Beautiful World of Tents offer the perfect summer setting, bringing a beautiful boho twist to your special day. With beautifully secluded woodland and river views the tipis are the ideal complement to the natural space and surroundings.
The wedding package, for up to 130 people, includes a gorgeous champagne reception single top tipi on the main lawn over-looking the Thames where you’re free to have a blessing between the apple trees. Follow the path through the woodland to where the stunning main double high top tipi is revealed and a late lunch can be enjoyed with views of the river through the dappled light of the weeping willow. An early evening reception is recommended when extra guests can arrive and an open bonfire lit as day turns into night and the dancing begins.
The blank canvas of sweeping woodlands and views over the Thames can be twinned with the historic Orleans House Gallery just next door for legal ceremonies. The two venues combined provide the most romantic of riverside wedding settings.
We couldn’t believe our luck at finding The Secret River Garden
This is the most beautiful venue – a walled garden with a lush lawn and magical woodland positioned on a wild stretch of the river. Mischa and her family could not have been lovelier or more helpful. On the day of the wedding the sun shone, and the water sparkled and we couldn’t believe our luck at finding this place. It’s in the perfect location, it was so romantic and we loved everything about it! The late-night bonfire with sparklers was the perfect end to an unforgettable day.
Phoebe & Andrew
A magical tipi wedding, unlike anywhere else in London
As soon as we discovered the Secret River Garden we knew it was where we wanted to celebrate our wedding. It’s so magical and unlike anywhere else in London. We were able to have the perfect relaxed wedding outdoors in nature with total privacy – apart from a few ducks swimming by! Unlike other venues we were able to have all the details exactly as we wanted them, including the catering, and the beautiful tipi tents created the enchanted free-spirit vibe we were looking for. We had an amazing day and our friends and family loved it too. People told us it was the most unusual and special wedding they’d ever been to.
Clare & Matt
We knew straight away this secret place was the wedding venue for us
Living in Twickenham we’d often walked past the small green door near the river but we never realised what was hidden behind it until we started looking for a wedding venue. When Mischa unlocked the door and revealed the stunning gardens with sweeping lawns, river views and enclosed woodland area we knew straight away that this was the place for our wedding, and that was before we discovered the swing and weeping willow! The Secret River Garden is such a special place and was the most perfect spot for our wedding. We still walk past every weekend like we did before, but the little green door now has an extra place in our hearts.
Jennifer & Batu
An amazing day in an amazing garden
A big thank you for arranging such a wonderful wedding day for us and all your hard work helping us create such a special day. Nothing was too much trouble and you were so helping ensuring our wedding was such a success. We have such beautiful memories but we’re sad we no longer have an excuse to pop into your amazing garden. We can’t promise we won’t try to peer over from time to time to remind ourselves of an amazing day … thanks so much for being so relaxed about everything!
Juliette & Ben