Kew Gardens wedding photography Surrey

A picture of the elegant and historic  Cambridge Cottage taken from the Duke's Garden in a Kew Gardens wedding by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Cambridge Cottage at Kew Gardens - Surrey wedding photographer

Cambridge Cottage, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew , Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB  Phone: 020 8332 5641020 8332 5641

 

Cambridge Cottage at Kew Gardens - A brief history

Augusta, the Prince of Wales from 1719-1772 followed her late husband's plans to improve Kew Gardens, spending an estimated £30-40,000 extending it and adding features and buildings. She was assisted in this undertaking by Lord Bute, her botanical advisor and a friend of her late husband and a well-known botanist who resided in Cambridge Cottage. After Augusta's death it was purchased by King George III in 1772 and one of the subsequent residents was the Duke of Cambridge who had it remodelled in 1840 and extended to make it his permanent residence.

Kew acquired Cambridge Cottage and the gardens in 1904 and the latter was named the 'Duke's Garden' rather than the more obvious 'Cambridge Cottage Garden' to avoid confusion in the horticultural circles with the classic 'cottage garden'. Cambridge Cottage now houses the Kew Gardens Gallery and is know to everyone at Kew as 'Kew Gardens Gallery'.

 

Wedding photographer opportunities at Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens Surrey

Cambridge Cottage is an elegant Surrey wedding venue situated in the world renowned Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew and is a lovely venue for a wedding photographer to work at.

Wedding ceremonies are held in the refined Drawing Room which accommodates up to 80 wedding guests and the airy Gallery next door, which displays botanical art of past and present, seats up to 80 guests for the wedding breakfast. After dining, guests can return to the Drawing Room whilst the Gallery is made over for the rest of the evening’s celebrations. The number of guests with these two rooms plus the ante-room and lobby can be increased to 150 for the evening wedding reception.

There are many photographic opportunities and different vantage points inside for capturing memorable wedding pictures and the corridor that connects The Drawing Room and The Gallery also exhibits some fascinating and colourful LondonTransport posters which have advertised Kew Gardens as a rail destination since 1908.

Both rooms open up onto the Duke’s Garden, which is a secluded and picturesque space perfect for group wedding photographs as well as informal reportage wedding photography. As well as being a lovely area to take the Bride and Groom off for some romantic personal wedding photographs there is also the opportunity to take a buggy tour of some of the most popular parts of Kew Gardens, weather permitting.

 

The Bride in her beautiful dress in these wedding photos taken at Surrey wedding venue Richmond Gate Hotel before leaving for Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens

Bride descending stairs in this wedding picture taken at Richmond Gate Hotel as she leaves for Surrey wedding venue Cambridge Cottage at Kew Gardens

Outside on the steps of Richmond Gate Hotel in this wedding photograph of the Bride ready to leave for Surrey wedding venue Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens

Escorting the lovely Bride to her car in this photo taken outside Richmond Gate Hotel on route to Cambridge Cottage a Surrey wedding venue in Kew Gardens

An atmospheric pre-ceremony picture of the empty Georgian Drawing Room captured at Kew Gardens Cambridge Cottage Surrey wedding venue

A wedding photograph of Bridesmaids in purple holding up the Bride's dress as she enters the Surrey wedding venue Cambridge Cottage in  Kew Gardens

Two wedding photos of the Bridesmaids and the Bride walking from the corridor to the ceremony room at Kew Gardens Cambridge Cottage

A smiling Bride walks down the aisle wedding photo taken in the Georgian Drawing Room in Cambridge Cottage at Kew Gardens Surrey wedding venue

A loving look to her husband to be in this sweet wedding photograph taken at Surrey wedding venue Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens in the Drawing Room

A lovely wedding picture of the Bride reaching the end of the aisle taken at Kew Gardens Surrey wedding venue in Cambridge Cottage

A beautiful bride wedding photo taken as she places the ring on the Groom's finger at Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens an historic Surrey wedding venue

Close up intimate wedding photograph of the Bride slipping the wedding ring onto the Grooms' finger taken at Kew Gardens Cambridge Cottage

A happy Bride and Groom wedding photo taken at Kew Gardens as they sign the marriage register in Cambridge Cottage Surrey wedding venue

Guests taking photos wedding picture captured in the elegant Drawing Room at Cambridge Cottage in Kew Gardens Surrey wedding

Two emotional wedding couple shots taken during the wedding ceremony in the Drawing Room at Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens Surrey

Happy Bride and Groom with their Bridesmaids and Best man in this wedding photo taken at Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens Surrey in the Duke's Garden

Smiling guests enjoying a joke over a glass of Pimms in this relaxed wedding picture taken at Surrey wedding venue Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens

Newly-weds with parents in a group wedding photograph taken in the Duke's Garden at Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Guests smiling at the image in their camera in this wedding photo taken at Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Family give a wave and thumbs up in this fun wedding picture taken by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens

Wedding guests sharing a joke in this light hearted wedding photo by Surrey Lane wedding photography in Kew Gardens at Cambridge Cottage

An everyone at the wedding photo taken outside and from above at Cambridge Cottage Surrey wedding venue in Kew Gardens

An atmospheric wedding photo of staff making final preparations to the dinner tables in The Gallery at Kew Gardens Cambridge Cottage

A tilted photo of Cambridge Cottage taken from beyond the fountain in the Duke's Garden at a  Kew Gardens Surrey wedding

Children dancing in the puddles in these delightful wedding photographs taken on a rainy day at Surrey wedding venue Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens

Two romantic wedding photos of the newly-weds walking and kissing in the Duke's Garden taken at Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens Surrey

A romantic kiss photo captured in the lovely secluded Duke's Garden by the fountain in Kew Gardens Surrey wedding venue at Cambridge Cottage

Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens newly-weds look on with affection during the Father of the Bride speech in the The Gallery of this Surrey wedding venue

A guest taking photos in this wedding picture captured during the speeches at Surrey wedding venue Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens in The Gallery

Raising a glass of champagne in celebration in this wedding photo taken in The Gallery at Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Yummy wedding cup cakes on display in the Drawing Room at Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens a beautiful and genteel Surrey wedding venue

Fun wedding photo taken of guests checking out their own wedding photo that has just been taken at Kew Gardens Cambridge Cottage Surrey

Posing for a wedding photograph in this about to eat a wedding cup cake picture by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens

Band getting ready to play for the Bride and Groom by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens in the delightful Gallery room

A lovely smiling bride dances with her husband as the band play for the first dance at a wedding in Kew Gardens Cambridge Cottage Surrey

Romantic wedding pictures of the Bride and Groom taking their first dance in The Gallery at Surrey wedding venue Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens

Cambridge Cottage, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew , Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB  Phone: 020 8332 5641020 8332 5641

For more information and to check our availability for your wedding day at Kew Gardens  Contact us at Surrey Lane wedding photography