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London Syon Park

A historic venue and landscaped parkland on the river Thames.

Syon Park is a slice of garden paradise overlooking the river Thames.  Its stately charm and harmonious symphony with nature make it an exquisite site for wedding receptions and ceremonies. The site is also open for formal dinners, exclusive luncheons, concerts, birthday parties, civil ceremonies, Hindu ceremonies, outdoor events, and corporate events.

Syon Park is the last remaining ducal residence complete with its country estate in Greater London. The estate encompasses all of 200 acres of parklands, which includes 40 acres of stunningly designed gardens, a beautiful ornamental lake, the famed Great Conservatory, and the grand structures of the Syon House—home of the Duke of Northumberland.

Northumbrian designer Lancelot “Capability” Brown designed the 200-acre parkland from the 1750s to the 1770s. The 40-acre gardens are home to an extensive collection of 200 species of rare trees.

Within this garden paradise lies the stunning Great Conservatory—the crowning glory of Syon Park’s gardens. The third Duke of Northumberland commissioned Charles Fowler to build the conservatory in 1826, with the original purpose of it being a show house for the Duke’s collection of exotic plants. It was renowned for being the first of its kind to be made out of glass, gunmetal, and Bath stone. It served as inspiration for designer Joseph Paxton in his creation of the Crystal Palace. The Great Conservatory can accommodate 150 guests for a seated meal, or up to 200 for a standing buffet reception during the evening. The venue is not available for daytime use or winter wedding receptions.

During the months of May to September, an outdoor Marquee is erected to accommodate large and festive summer receptions. The marquee is a graceful, fully produced structure with a capacity for 600 seated or 800 standing guests for drinks and delicious canapés.

Syon House offers both State and Private Apartments for event venues. The Great Hall is a magnificent venue for civil ceremony use. Its grand scale and splendour is reminiscent of Imperial Rome. In fact, Scottish designer Robert Adam based the design on a Roman Basilica, and aimed to create a palace of “Graeco-Roman splendour”. This regally appointed space can accommodate 120 seated guests. Another prime venue is the State Dining Room, which can seat a maximum of 50 guests. Both rooms are available for hire on Fridays and Saturdays from April to October each year. After the ceremony, celebratory drinks follow in the delightful inner courtyard. Beautiful, perfumed flowers and a charming fountain create a luscious ambiance for you and your guests.

The State Dining Room is now offering candlelit morning civil ceremonies during the winter months. Drinks follow on the Private Apartments which can hold up to 50 guests. This venue in particular is more suited to intimate and elegant weddings.

To take a look around Syon Park’s grounds and stately venues, visit Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford, Middx, TW8 8JF.