From Intimate to Grand

At Osterley Park, we have the flexibility to host small, intimate weddings in our beautiful Temple of Pan, to grand statement ceremonies in the Entrance Hall, both showcasing the best of Robert Adam architectural design.

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The Temple of Pan has a capacity of up to 50 guests, perfect for a small, intimate Civil Ceremony

 

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Whereas the Entrance Hall can seat up to 100 guests, perfect for a fabulous statement Civil Ceremony

 

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We can host gorgeous Mandap Ceremonies within a Marquee in the grounds…

 

 

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Followed by grand receptions and celebrations for up to 800 guests

 

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Or you can keep it simple with a standing drinks reception on the lawn, where you can toast the start of your new life together.

 

 All of this in the beautiful surroundings of Osterley Park & House…

 

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Sunlight great medows

 

 

 

 

 

The Pleasure Gardens in June at Osterley, Middlesex
Pristine formal gardens

 

 

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and the Hall which speaks for itself.

 

Get in touch with our Weddings & Functions Coordinator today to see how we can create the perfect Wedding for you.

Email: april.johnson@nationaltrust.org.uk

Direct Line: 020 82325052 

Alternatively, complete the contact form below with your enquiry and contact details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Say ‘I do’ in Style…

 With our beautiful grounds and gorgeous Robert Adam designed Entrance Hall, say ‘I do’ in style  at Osterley Park.

 

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Your wedding car will drive up and around the lake..
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and will drop you off in front of the grand Mansion House.
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The Bride’s entrance begins on the Portico…
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and into the stunning Entrance Hall.
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Say ‘I do’ in style underneath the alcove…
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and then onto romantic sunlit photography in the grounds.

Osterley Park is truely a unique setting to host your Civil Ceremony. For hire charges and availability in 2015 please contact the Weddings & Functions Coordinator or fill out the comment form with your enquiry at the bottom of this page.

020 82325052

april.johnson@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Last, Certainly not Least

Date: Saturday 13th September

The Location: Osterley Park of Course!

The Couple: Lizzie & Chris

A Civil Ceremony in the Entrance Hall followed by a Marquee Reception on the West Lawn.

We work exclusively with Marquees and Pavilions at Osterley Park, who are fantastic at providing tailor made marquees. This is where it all begins – the foundations of a great marquee
Within a couple of hours of starting, the main frame of the marquee was erected
Within a couple of hours of starting, the main frame of the marquee was erected. Can you spot the colour of the carpet?
One of the best things about marquees is you can have exactly what you want. Pink carpet? No problem!
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Our event partners from Rhubarb came in on the Friday to dress the tables
Heart and Soul Flowers came in on Sunday Morning with these fabulous arrangements
Heart and Soul Flowers came in on Saturday morning with these fabulous arrangements
The Orders of Service
The Orders of Service
Beautiful pedestal arrangements in the Entrance Hall
Beautiful pedestal arrangements in the Entrance Hall
The Entrance Hall dressed and looking stunning
The Entrance Hall dressed and looking stunning
Tissues for Happy Tears - These were being passed around during the Ceremony
Tissues for Happy Tears – These were being passed around during the Ceremony

 

Confetti at the ready!
Confetti at the ready!

 

The most delicious cakes I have ever seen! By Le Papillon Patisserie
The most delicious cakes I have ever seen! By Le Papillon Patisserie
The seating plan
The seating plan
Prepared for every eventuality! Thankfully it didn't rain, however these made a lovely gift for the guests to take away
Prepared for every eventuality! Thankfully it didn’t rain, however these made a lovely gift for the guests to take away

 

 

A fabulous wedding to finish the season off here at Osterley

Congratulations Lizzie & Chris

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Dedication

The wedding at Osterley Park on Saturday 6th September brought with it one of the most dedicated wedding gifts Ive seen.

Each order of service given out (by four adorable ushers in beige suits and brogues!) had a hand drawn sketch of Osterley on the front.

All images copyright Richard Reid.

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A heartwarming ceremony followed by a reception at their family home,  I really enjoyed getting to know this couple in the lead up to their day.

Congratulations Jess & Charlie

xxx

Wedding Cars & Transport

Travelling around London over the weekend I stumbled across three great ideas for weddings cars. 2 of these cars were at National Trust properties no less.

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A terrible London cliche? Absolutely not! Such a brilliant way of transporting all of your guests from your ceremony venue to your reception.
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This Bristol was parked up at Ham House on Sunday.
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This car looked fabulous cruising up the drive at Osterley Park.

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National Trust Rhubarb Partnership in Action

The Event

A lavish Jewish Ceremony and Marquee Reception

 The Location

Hampstead

Sunday brought a chance for me to experience the National Trust Rhubarb partnership in full swing at one of our neighbouring properties. The morning began with deliveries of catering equipment, flowers, benches and most importantly, food and alcohol! Rhubarb focused on setting up the marquee, ceremony and reception areas, whilst Trust staff ensured the the lorries could get in and out safely and the property and gardens were protected from potential damage at all times, as well as greeting the different suppliers and directing them to the right places. It takes a lot of forward planning on both sides of the partnership to ensure a smooth operation on the day. Constant communication is required between the Event Manager for Rhubarb and The National Trust team to ensure everything happens as per the schedule.

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The guests were directed through the gardens to the Orchard, where the Jewish Ceremony took place
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The chuppah was hand built in the morning of the wedding
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A secret walkway to the rose garden
Time for a glass of fizz!
Time for a glass of fizz!
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The gorgeous rose garden where the guests enjoyed glasses of champagne and pimms
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Delicious canapés by Rhubarb food design. It was challenging not to pinch one!
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Rhubarb did a fantastic job of transforming the marquee ready for the evening reception
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The clear sided marquee allowed for views of the flower borders
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Beautiful pots of flowers and candle arrangement by Mary Jane Vaughan Design in Flowers
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To protect the garden, the marquee incorporated the trees
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Views of the house from the marquee
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Time for dinner! Printed menu cards on each table, all in keeping with the theme.

A beautiful venue for a beautiful wedding. 

To find out more about The National Trust Rhubarb partnership visit:

http://www.rhubarb.net/events/national-trust 

Taking Over The Reins

Having only moved to London yesterday and starting at Osterley this morning as Weddings Coordinator my brain is frazzled. I couldn’t be more grateful for the fantastic weddings handover that was left for me, thank you Becki! Its tonights homework whilst sitting out in this beautiful weather.

I look forward to responding to your enquiries and running the upcoming weddings at Osterley. Check out my other wedding blog at:

http://weddingandevents.tumblr.com

to see the weddings and events I have been a part of in the past.

April x

Cheerio from me…

 

Thursday 4th June 2014 is my last working day at Osterley Park as the Wedding& Functions Coordinator for the property. After spending over two years here, I have made the decision to move on from the National Trust, furthering my career within the higher education sector in an events role.

 

I will be leaving weddings behind me, along with some fond memories of extravagant dresses, colour co-ordinating groomsmen, reminiscent themes of gone by eras and nervous brides. Not to mention there is also some less fond memories such as rain pouring just as the wedding guests are about to leave, late grooms and alcohol induced guests to contend with!

 

For my last blog post I have picked some of my favourite moments to share with you from the last two years:

 

Emma & Sam – 6th July 2013 – They greeted each other on the Temple Lawn, Emma on foot, Sam on his moped. This was a highly skilled operation from National Trust staff to enable the couple to meet in the middle at exactly the same time. After their ceremony, they fled the scene together, Emma on the back of the moped this time.

 

Toni & James – 26th July 2013 – Toni’s 50’s style dress and makeup was perfect for her personality and her lipstick matched James’s bright red laces on the day. They had quirky and fun photos afterwards in the grounds, followed by a roaring 50’s theme reception with their own jukebox.

 

 

Toni & James - Jonathan Ince Photography
Toni & James – Jonathan Ince Photography

 

 

Gail & Michael – 7th September 2012 – They greeted their guests on the portico steps for a champagne reception accompanied by canapés such as miniature fish & chips. Their beautiful marquee was open at the sides and their pictures on the day really did the property justice. Amazing weather alongside superb catering and gorgeous floral decorations made for a wonderful wedding.

 

 

Gail & Michael - Ian Baker Photography
Gail & Michael – Ian Baker Photography

 

 

Ramiya & Nivan – 31st August 2012 – You would think an 800 person wedding would be hard to manage with a few hair pulling moments, however when Ramiya & Nivan celebrated their Hindu ceremony with us it was nothing but gracious guests and fantastic entertainment. The traditional instruments that were played whilst accompanying the groom on his arrival could be heard throughout the property and amused visitors, compelling them to stop and watch the ‘show’.

 

 

Heather & James – 6th September 2013 – This relaxed couple were a perfect fit for the property. Their fun guests were treated to afternoon tea with champagne in the Brewhouse followed by a sit down meal catered for by our in-house catering team. As a special treat both the bride and groom were treated to multiple deserts from our catering manager when she remembered that they had trouble deciding between just one when discussing their menu choices-always a nice touch.

 

 

James & Heather - Chris Martin Photography
James & Heather – Chris Martin Photography

 

 

I hope Osterley Park continues to make memories like these for years to come!