As the sun starts to fall in the sky, the guests follow the newly married couple in formal procession via the wooded, secluded Queen’s Walk to the magnificent Great Conservatory. Most spring and summer receptions take place in the Great Conservatory – starting after 5.30pm/ 6pm and running until midnight (with guests leaving by half 12 ).
Adorned with palm, exotic flowers and trees, this stunning precursor to the original Crystal Palace can up to 160 seated guests (without a dancefloor) for dinner, or up to 200 for a standing buffet affair during the evening. Candles on tables and along pathways make for the most romantic of atmospheres – it truly is a fairy-tale setting. After dinner, guests can dance the night away.