The Orangery

Nestled at the foot of the south lawns, the Orangery was designed by Sydney Smirke for the Rothschild family. Amongst his many accomplishments, Sydney Smirke is probably best known for the circular reading room at the British Museum in the 1850s.

Embracing the height of nineteenth century fashion, the Rothschild’s Orangery is an exemplar of stunning glass architecture that previously housed the family’s plethora of exotic fruits and plants. Guests would be taken on tours to admire not only the beautiful building and its’ contents but also the impressive views. The sparkling water of the Horseshoe Pond that sits in front of the Orangery offered beautiful reflections of the building, interrupted only by the charming ornamental fountain.

The allure of the exotic flora may be long gone but the beauty of the Orangery has now been gloriouly restored for you and your guests to enjoy today. Perfect for small events for up to 80, it’s available from Tuesdays through to Sundays throughout the year. Whether you’re looking for the romantic ceremony venue of your dreams, an intimate dinner to celebrate that special occasion or a evening reception space to impress clients, then look no further.

Make your event that little bit more exciting and unusual by combining use of the Orangery with either the classical Temple or the magnificence of the Rothschild Rooms within the House. Talk to one of our professional and dedicated events team who will be happy to help advise on how to make your vision a reality.

You can find more information on capacities and fees here.

Please note that, due to ongoing lighting works during 2018, the Orangery will only be available during daylight hours.