Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
The best celebrations use the Garden to its fullest. It's lovely to see guests learning about our history with the volunteer guides or strolling between the borders at sunset.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It's easy to feel like you are organising a party for your friends and family, but don't forget this celebration is for the two of you! Plan for your own perfect day.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Themed tables are lovely, and make your seating board fun. Why not group your guests by native flowers or wildlife, or using the Botanic Garden's literary links?
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Venerable, verdant, enchanting, inspiring, iconic.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The Merton Borders in the height of summer.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Not at our wedding receptions, but Oxford Botanic Garden has literary links to JRR Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, Evelyn Waugh, and Philip Pullman.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Sesame and chilli tiger prawns.
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
After an evening of dancing, a sweet chocolate pick-me-up is most welcome.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Our status as the oldest Botanic Garden in the UK. We turn 400 in 2021!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our work to conserve plant species around the world.