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The House

Exclusively yours >

The house and grounds will be exclusively yours for the day to give you and your guests complete privacy. You and your suppliers will be able to access the house from 8am to set up and it’ll be yours for the entire day all the way through until midnight.

Main Hall >

The main hall, overlooking Bushy Park is approximately 9m x 8m. We are licensed in this room to hold civil ceremonies for up to 150 people (120 seated and 30 adults standing on the balcony area). If this area is not required for a civil ceremony then the hall makes a wonderful room for the drinks reception. There are two fires which can be lit on request. The grand piano may be played by a professional player during the ceremony and drinks reception.

Hampton Court House Front

Main Hall Gallery >

The gallery overlooking the main hall may be used as a standing area during the civil ceremony. No children are allowed on the gallery due to health and safety reasons. The gallery area access is then closed after the ceremony.

Great Dining Hall >

The great dining hall complete with a stage measures 15m x 9m and has the capacity for 150 guests for a sit-down meal. Hampton Court House provides round tables and chairs.

Conservatory >

The conservatory measures 11m x 9m and is available for dancing with plenty of space for a band or DJ. The ceiling of the conservatory has LED fairy lights, perfect to set the mood for the evening party. You will also have use of Hampton Court House’s bar. The conservatory leads out on to the terrace palm garden.

Flower Corridor >

The flower corridor is the corridor connecting the main hall and the conservatory. There is a cloakroom for coats and belongings located next to the flower corridor.

Accessibility >

The dining room and conservatory are accessible by wheel chair from the garden. Lavatories in both the main hall and dining area accommodate wheelchairs.

There is no wheelchair access to the main hall and flower corridor due to a short flight of steep stairs and steps. However, manual lifting to navigate these steps can be arranged with the help of someone from the wedding party.

Furniture >

Seating and tables are provided throughout the house including sofas and chairs in the main hall, sofas in the flower corridor and chairs and tables in the dining room.

Lavatories >

The ladies and gentlemen’s lavatories are close to the dining room and there are an additional three individual, unisex lavatories close to the main hall. All will be provided with soap and paper towels and there is the option of bringing luxury toiletries with you to display in each.

The Grounds

Gardens >

The gardens are very private and are entirely protected from public view. The garden is complete with a heart shaped lake, shell grotto and palm trees.

We have a licence to hold civil ceremonies in the garden.

The playground equipment and lake are strictly out of bounds and should not be used by guests. This is for health and safety reasons.

Marquees >

The grounds can accommodate large marquees. Marquees can be erected on the grounds by a professional marquee company. They should be erected on the day of event/wedding with access to the grounds from 8am and should be taken down by 8am the next day.

Food & Drink

Catering >

We have an extensive list of approved caterers who will work with you to create the perfect menu for you, all of whom can be found on our supplier list. Please contact us for a list.

One of our approved caterers from the list must be chosen to cater and run the bar for the day. All caterers must provide a food hygiene certificate, public liability insurance and adhere to the house terms and conditions.

Alcohol >

You may bring your own alcohol to be served throughout the day by your caterers and there is no corkage fee.

For the evening bar, if you would prefer to run a pay bar, please get in touch with us for recommended bar suppliers.

Waste Management >

Caterers are responsible for removing the general waste and empty bottles from the premises. Failure to do this can jeopardise the return of the refundable deposit. This information is outlined in the terms and conditions for external caterers.

Suppliers & Decorations

Recommended suppliers >

We have some great suppliers to choose from on our approved suppliers list including caterers, DJs, florists, photographers, etc. Please contact us for a list.

Decorations >

You’re most welcome to add decorations to the house and personalise it how you would like. Decorations will need to be approved by the events team prior to the wedding/event. Please note that decorations are solely the responsibility of the hirer.

Candles >

Candles are permitted in some areas in the house, so long as they are made safe and displayed in a holder, the holder must be taller than the flame. Candles should not be used in the lavatories, on floors and stairs for safety reasons.

Additional lighting effects >

Additional lighting for inside and outside may be provided by a certified lighting company. There are sockets available on the grounds but power extension cables should be provided by the lighting company.


Booking the registrar >

Couples are required to book their ceremony with the Registrar at Richmond Borough Council. You can do this online up to a year ahead of your wedding date.

Ceremonies can take place at Hampton Court House during the the afternoon from 2pm. If requesting a late ceremony (after 8pm) there is an additional fee on top of the attendance fee.

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On the day, the groom sees the registrar approximately twenty minutes before the ceremony followed by the bride. The bride will be greeted by the Venue Manager at the gate and shown to the registry room through the side entry to avoid being seen before the ceremony.

The bride then retraces her steps to make her stunning appearance via the front door.


Getting here >

Hampton Court House, Hampton Court Road, London, KT8 9BS

Hampton Court House is 7 miles from Heathrow airport and 15 miles from the centre of London. The nearest station is Hampton Court, which has direct trains from London Waterloo. There is also on-site parking.

Parking >

The front car park has 40 parking spaces and there is an overflow car park located at the back of the grounds.

There is also a public pay and display car park on Hampton Court Green. There is one parking space for disabled guests but more spaces can be allocated if required.

Front gate >

The front gate is 9 ft wide and vintage routemaster double deckers can drive through and make their way to the front of the house. Coaches should be left at the top of Campbell Road.

Accommodation >

Please contact our partner hotels direct for special HCH rates.

The Park, Teddington
The Kings Arms

House Rules

Requests >

To ensure that every wedding/event is special and unique we request that the following should be taken into consideration:

  • Balloons are not allowed in the dining room because they are very difficult to remove
  • Blu tack or stickers should not be used on the walls
  • Sky lanterns / flying Chinese lights and confetti should not be used
  • Please do not park on or drive over the grass areas
  • Please do not park on the circular driveway at the front of the house; this area is used to drop off and pick up guests
  • Cars should only be parked in the front and rear car parks
  • Fireworks and sparklers are not permitted due to Health and Safety reasons

At every event we will have a Venue Manager on site at all times who holds first aid, health and safety, and fire warden certificates. The Venue Manager has the authority to ask a guest to leave should they deem that their behaviour is inappropriate.

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