“Accommodating for ceremonies of 100 guests and dinner for up to 480 guests while offering four stunning spaces including the Orangrey, Music Room, Old Kitchen and Flower Garden, this renowned venue is a dream come true for couples looking for a wedding space steeped in history surrounded by remarkable greenery.”
In the 18th-century Kenwood was home to William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, once England’s most powerful judge. As the Lord Chief Justice, he had a long list of distinguished figures to entertain. The house he bought in 1754 was a relatively simple villa. The house it became was a grand design that hosted statesmen, artists and even royalty; passing under a full-height pedimented portico they would step into the entrance hall and begin a weekend of fine dining, music and engaging conversation.
To the rear of the house guests can stand surrounded by exotic plants in the Orangery, to look out over the parkland to London. After Lord Mansfield’s death, a music room was added on. Ladies would withdraw here after dinner, joined later by the gentlemen for tea, music and a view of the gardens.
These views over the rolling hills of Hampstead Heath are still part of Kenwood’s charm today. Holding your wedding day here you’ll feel ensconced in greenery. With a ceremony in the Orangery, your guests can overlook the clipped lawns that stretch down towards two lakes. Or, from the Music Room, look out at the blaze of colour in the rhododendron garden.
Continue your celebrations with dinner in the Old Kitchen. Once humming with the work of the cook and kitchen maids, you can now dine surrounded by the old wooden dressers and the cast-iron open range. Or, if you want to be fully enfolded in the spectacular grounds, a marquee out in the flower garden creates a memorable setting