Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
This is impossible, all of our weddings are amazing for different reasons but the most common is seeing our couples friends and family come together passing food around the table from our sociable dining menus as though they were at home, we want our guests to feel relaxed and remember the day for all of the right reasons.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Start to visit venues as soon as you can& meet the people who will be looking after you, as that's when the majority of questions are answered... allowing you to start enjoying planning your special day.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
The singing waiters were amazing as the guests had no idea that the waiters who had been serving their drinks would burst into song, we did also have Chinese dancing dragons which was very impressive.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Unique, contemporary, stunning, beautiful, tasty
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Amongst the tropical plants in Temperate House however photographers really are spoilt for choice in and around Jephson Gardens
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Not specifically at our venue, but just so you know, every Client is a celebrity at The Riverside Glasshouse. We have, however, worked with many celebrities as Private Clients and also at some of the venues that we work with. In the last five years, our MD Steven holland has looked after the Queen on two occasions. We have also worked with several Celebrity Chefs along the way...
What’s your favourite canapé?
Arancini balls or maybe, Parma ham, mozzarella and sun-blushed tomato croûte or should I say vegan rainbow spring rolls (VG).... Hard to say, no sorry I can't make up my mind.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Chef Russell's own recipe KFC - Korean Fried Chicken or maybe the meatballs marinara with short (no mess) spaghetti and parmesan, we serve all of our evening food Streetfood style, no messy buffets at The Riverside Glasshouse...
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The views of the park and the riverside location are unbeatable and not many venues can boast their very own indoor botanical garden to hold ceremonies in or dance the night away in. Did you know that our aisle has it's very own pond and stunning plants from all over the world.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
We are proud of way we have supported our clients through the Covid-19 pandemic, we have only had two cancellations because we stopped taking new bookings in 2020 so that we could preserve suitable dates for our existing VIP clients to postpone if they needed to. All of our couples were calm and it felt like we have been in this difficult time together, it is so nice to see them all getting married as we move through 2022.