Chelsea Physic Garden provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding day, it is quite simply the ultimate garden wedding venue!

The Garden is a botanic venue with a large marquee as an optional hire. The venue is ‘dry hire’ so clients can select from a wide range of accredited suppliers to create your dream team. A Wedding Ceremony Room is available for up to 70 guests and blessings in the gardens are welcome.

The entire Garden is available to hire exclusively, or more intimate areas can also be booked separately.


  • Civil ceremony, in the Gallery at Chelsea Physic Garden: 70
  • Standing reception: 450 
  • Dinner and dance: 450

Perfect for  

  • Elegant ceremonies, drinks receptions and dances.  

Dates available for hire The Gallery (civil ceremony)

  • 20  January to 20 December 

Dates available for marquees on the lawns

  • 1 April to 4 October

The Garden and Lawn

The Garden spreads over four acres in total and is roughly divided into quarters by intersecting paths, meeting at the central statue of Sir Hans Sloane, owner and benefactor of the Garden in the early 18th Century. At the top of the site is the Main Lawn, an idyllic space well-suited for weddings. Marquees may be installed here, with the wide variety of plants and flowers providing a beautiful setting for event.

Lower Lawn

Tucked away in the southwest corner, this secluded lawn is ideal for small, day-time gatherings of up to 100 guests.

The Gallery

This indoor room is on the upper floor of main building, which lines one side of the Lawn and overlooks the Garden. The room is well-lit, airy and spacious.

How hiring supports the Garden