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The Petersham Hotel

Richmond, Greater London

The Petersham is a dream venue for your big day. 

A boutique hotel built in 1865, it’s perfect for a wedding up to 30 guests. Could there be a more idyllic setting for your wedding? Imagine the photographs, taken from the terrace in the River Room or on the Portland staircase.

The Petersham in Richmond is a 4-star hotel, one of the finest boutique wedding venues in South West London and with the picturesque meadows and River Thames as your backdrop, it's easy to see how. Specialising in smaller, more intimate wedding celebrations, The Petersham is licensed for Civil Ceremonies for 38 guests, Weddings  Breakfasts up to 26 guests and wedding receptions for up to 60. Impeccable service and unique, picturesque surroundings; The Petersham provides the perfect backdrop for your big day.

The River Room

With its private terrace and views stretching out across the Petersham meadow to the Thames, The River Room is elegantly appointed with stylish accessories and furniture. The outdoor terrace allows ample room for you and your guests to enjoy the view of the beautiful countryside. 

Civil Ceremony – up to 38 guests, Receptions - up to 60 guests 

The Terrace Suite

This elegant room is bright and airy, with access to the bar terrace which overlooks the meadow and river. This lavish space combines two reception rooms creating an exclusive private suite. The adjoining ‘Rose Room’ is ideal for pre-dinner drinks whilst the dining room is perfect for a Wedding Breakfast.

Wedding Breakfast – up to 26 guests, Receptions – up to 60 guests 

The Cellar

With its vaulted ceilings and quaint alcoves, The Cellar is a unique and wonderful location for an intimate wedding celebration. Made up of two areas, the Tasting Room is an exclusive bar area for pre meal drinks and receptions while The Claret Room provides the setting for an intimate Wedding Breakfast, seating up to 20 guests. 

Wedding Breakfast - up to 20 guests, Receptions – up to 40 guests 

Alex Bentleys’ Cuisine

Although the setting is of unparalleled beauty, Alex Bentley’s cooking is without doubt the star attraction at The Petersham. Alex Bentley joined The Petersham in 2004 having built his career as Head Chef of Monsieur Max in Hampton, Middlesex, where he held a Michelin Star for five years. He also won the Carlton Restaurant Awards for Best London French Restaurant in 1999. Alex Bentley’s style is imaginative and elegant modern European cuisine. 2 rosettes, AA.

The Penthouse

For a fairy tale ending to your very special day, spend your first night together overlooking the Thames at Richmond.  The Penthouse provides a fabulous setting for the bride and bridal party to get ready in comfort for the special day. The Penthouse is romantic, private and relaxed for the first night together as newlyweds.

Wedding Accommodation

At The Petersham we believe that a proper night’s sleep is the most important part of anyone’s stay. All 58 guest rooms are meticulously appointed for your guests’ utmost enjoyment and comfort. Rich in furnishings, each bedroom has been individually designed to complement the character of the hotel. 

The Iconic River Thames View

The iconic view from the hill to the River Thames is available from the private room veranda, River View bedrooms and from the terrace up the hill.


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Ceremony capacity38
Reception capacity60
Marriage licenceYes
Catering Venue's own
Bar Venue's own
Accommodation58 bedrooms on site
Service levelSupplier recommendations provided
Price ££ (includes catering)


The Petersham Hotel
Nightingale Lane
Greater London
TW10 6UZ