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Top Garden Party Venues in London

Nothing says English summer like a gorgeous garden party and we’re here to show you the top garden party venues that London has in offer! Planning a corporate picnic, Mother's Day tea party, stylish summer soiree or other special event? Whatever your needs, Tagvenue knows the loveliest garden party venues that are perfect for that refreshing al fresco feel this summer. Don’t take our word for it – see our wonderful selection of beautiful garden party venues for yourself. Hop over to our search bar and book your venue in just a few clicks!

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Garden Party Venues Hire Guide

Is there any better way to enjoy the English summer than with a gorgeous outdoor celebration? The warm weather coupled with good food, drink and friends in gardens of all shapes and sizes is a great experience for kids, adults, and families alike. Whether you’re planning a birthday celebration, a classic afternoon party or a team-building activity, there are some things to consider when browsing private gardens for hire in London:

Your budget. To provide for a great party not only for your guests but also for yourself, make sure the venue you’re hiring and everything that you’re planning for your event fits within your budget. Some venues offer special package deals or operate on a minimum-spend basis, so you’re sure to find just what you need for your event.

Menu options. A garden party goes hand in hand with fresh fruit, refreshing drinks, and light snacks. Before you hire your venue, check what food options are available for your event. Make sure it can be adjusted to fit your guests’ dietary needs. If the venue doesn’t offer in-house catering and you need to hire an external provider, ask the venue manager whether they have any preferred suppliers that they work with regularly which can give you a discount for your event.

Ease of accessibility. As beautiful and enchanting as the garden you chose may be, remember about the people you’re inviting. Are there any elderly guests or ones with disabilities? Or maybe parents with strollers? Walking on uneven ground or accessing a rooftop garden may come as an obstacle too big for them to attend your party. So before you make your final booking check what is the access to the venue.

Time of the event. With the always-too-short English summers you want to make the most of the heat and sun, but scheduling your event during the hottest part of the day may not be the best idea. Try to set it up when the sun won’t be so strong to your guests. If you can’t move the event, provide shade, and cold, refreshing drinks for your guests to cool down with.

Lighting. Light is key for when you plan your event to carry on into the evening. You want a “laid back party” atmosphere, not a “survival in the jungle” one (unless that’s what you’re going for!). See if you can add paper lanterns, or fairy string lights to elevate the atmosphere of the party as well as add the extra light.

What is included in the hire of the venue. Check what furniture or other garden party rentals, like linen or umbrellas, are included in the venue hire. If you’re planning on playing music during your event check the venue’s policy on that as well, and what equipment is available for you to use. If the venue doesn’t provide any of the things mentioned make sure you can bring your own.

Back up plan for rain. Planning an event ahead of time has one disadvantage: you can’t schedule the weather. So prepare a backup for what you’re going to do in case it rains on the day of your garden party. Ask the venue whether they will have space for you to move in or if they can provide umbrellas to hide under them.

The type of event. Depending on the kind of event you’re holding, you will look for different types of venues. A wedding would usually require a larger space and perhaps a dancing area. For a kids’ birthday party you would look for a family-friendly spot. A corporate party place should probably have a bar area as well. With Tagvenue’s smart search engine, finding the right venue for your event should not be a problem, but if you’re still struggling to find your perfect one look at some of our suggestions:

  • Maggie Rose - A family friendly roof terrace that will be enjoyed both by the small ones as well as the grown ups. A beautiful interior will make a good backdrop for any kind of occasion, from family celebration to summer team-building parties. Guest rating: 5.0/5
  • TT Liquor - A versatile event space ready to take in big groups. Its roof terrace featuring panoramic views of the City makes for a great spot for a cocktail party, a dinner party, or a corporate celebration. Guest rating: 4.8/5
  • Hope and Anchor - A unique venue offering a one-of-a-kind experience of dining in Tiki Huts. This quirky spot will make your photos pop, making it a great spot for kids’ parties, bridal showers or casual get-togethers with your friends and family. Guest rating: 4.9/5
  • 91 Wimpole Street - A co-working space with a rooftop garden makes for a perfect spot for corporate meetings that can carry into a less formal outdoor party. With professionally equipped rooms and in-house catering, it’s an all-in-one offer you can’t miss out on! Guest rating: 4.6/5
  • Stationers Hall Garden -  A historic venue in the heart of London. With its vast spaces, it’s a great spot for large gatherings like weddings, dinner parties, or corporate BBQs. The oasis-like private garden will make your event one to remember. Guest rating: 5.0/5


Garden Party Venues in London FAQ

How much does it cost to hire a garden party venue in London?

When hiring a garden party venue in London, expect minimum spend options to start around £100 and range upwards to £2000. For flat hire fee, expect a session to cost between £400 to £350. You can also hire a venue for a garden party on a per guest basis, and prices for this option will range £15 to £20 per person. Prices will vary widely depending on the offer and the size of the venue. (All data from

What types of garden party venues can I hire in London?

When it comes to garden party venues London has a vast offer, from the traditional to the quirky and everything in between. Here you can find rooftop terraces and gardens with panoramic views of the city. For a classic afternoon tea party, you can browse through botanical gardens or lawns. You can find gardens for hire in museums or galleries as well. In London, you are even able to find winter gardens, so you can have garden parties all year long.

What kind of party can I host in a garden venue in London?

Garden party venues are a great backdrop for any kind of event. Using a garden space you can host a birthday celebration or an afternoon tea party. During summer time it’s a great idea to organise a BBQ for your company or to launch a new product in natural surroundings. Gardens make for a great wedding venue as well. Any family function can also be elevated if hosted in a garden venue.

What happens if it rains on the day of my garden party?

With how unpredictable weather in London can be, most garden venues are prepared in case of rain. They usually offer an indoor space to move your function to or are ready with umbrellas or a retractable roof to be used in case of rain. To be sure you are not surprised by the elements, before making your final booking consult with the venue manager about the back up plan for rainy weather.

Guests Reviews of Garden Party Venues on Tagvenue

Priyanka Jorge
Booked Garden at Freud Museum London
Fransisco was very helpful before and during our event. He explained everything very clearly to me and our event was fantastic. The whole venue (including the museum itself) is available to explore which was a great feature for our guests. We were allowed to arrive slightly early to set up which was helpful. Our garden party was a great success!
Reuben Wiseman
Booked Whole Venue at The Chelsea Pensioner
What a great team. Damian couldn’t have made the process of planning the party easier. Then on the day, the bar staff were fantastic. Friendly and helpful, several guests made a point of telling me how lovely they had been. The space is great, enjoyed the pool table, darts, and courtyard garden. Then after a few refreshments the queue for the karaoke began to form.... Great night, thanks to all the team.
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Booked Gallery Cottage at Dulwich Picture Gallery
This venue was exceptional. It's such a beautiful location and the room has natural light streaming in all day. All the staff were extremely helpful throughout the day, responsive to any query, as well as speedy to reply and help by phone/email before. We had a very special day at the venue and cannot thank the team enough!
Angela Foster
Booked Garden at Freud Museum London
Perfect location for a summer garden party. Francisco was extremely helpful. All went without a hitch. We bought in our own caterers
Gemma Bird
Booked Gallery Cottage at Dulwich Picture Gallery
Perfect location for small celebration. House is sweet and garden is great if weather is good. Staff really helpful. Especially great in spring/summer when hedge has leaves.
jess martin
Booked Garden at Freud Museum London
Francisco was the perfect host and we thoroughly enjoyed our Garden Party. The setting was beautiful and the team enjoyed exploring the museum and garden. Nothing was too much trouble and he helped make the day perfect!

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