Just outside of London, Painshill, in the heart of Surrey, is a beautiful 18th century landscape garden full of romantic follies and stunning views.

 The spectacular Crystal Grotto at Painshill has recently been licensed to host both civil and partnership ceremonies for a unique, intimate day which will wow your guests.

 The Crystal Grotto was featured in Channel 4’s popular tv show, Married at First Sight, when Johnathan and Sophie met to renew their vows in series 7.

The Crystal Grotto is a magical, naturalistic cave with shimmering, bubbling water, rough rock and stalactites covered in sparkling crystals. On a sunny day, shafts of light pierce the interior through carefully placed openings in the ceiling. The light makes the crystals sparkle as it bounces off the coral pools and lake water.

Of course, the Crystal Grotto is not the only location in Painshill where you can tie the knot. Ceremonies also take place at the glamourous Gothic Temple with sweeping views down toward the lake and also at the atmospheric Ruined Abbey with exposed brickwork and romantic trailing ivy.

Wherever you choose to have your ceremony within Painshill, you will of course have access to the entire 160 acres of incredible award winning landscape too, ensuring that you are able to capture some beautiful memories and stunning photos with an absolutely incredible backdrop.

Also new for 2024 at Painshill – Host your reception in Painshill’s Walled Garden! Following your ceremony, welcome your guests into the magnificent 18th century Walled Garden, exclusively yours for the whole day. The garden boasts beautiful flower beds and a manicured lawn, offering a wealth of flexibility and a blank canvas for you to create your perfect wedding reception.

By booking your wedding celebration at Painshill, not only are you celebrating your marriage in one of Surrey’s hidden gems, you are also helping a small independent charity to maintain an important piece of history for generations to come.

If you are looking for a truly unique venue for your special day, please do get in touch with Painshill’s Events Team at Weddings@painshill.co.uk to arrange a tour and to find out more about what a wedding at Painshill could offer.