Covid-19 has sadly taken its toll on so many couples all over the world this year, with many wedding celebrations having been cancelled or postponed. It has truly been a heart-breaking and confusing time for so many who have been planning their big day for 2020.
We are delighted to say that Glenmore House is still taking bookings for 2020 and will continue to host weddings for those couples still wanting to tie the knot this year despite the most recent government-imposed restrictions of 15 people. We will do our very best to ensure all couples are still able to benefit from our ethos of sensiblepricing and excellent value for money, offering tailored packages that meet your needs without breaking the bank!
Despite these unprecedented and uncertain times, we at Glenmore House want to assure you that we are here to help you navigate through this pandemic and will guide and support you through the planning of your day, ensuring you are still able to enjoy a smooth-running, intimate and unforgettable wedding day with your closest friends and family.
If you would like to enquire about a wedding booking for 2020, or have a question about your existing booking with us, please contact our Events Manager on [email protected]!
Covid-19 Weddings - FAQS
How many people can I have at my wedding?
From September 28th, the maximum numbers permitted at a wedding ceremony and reception decreased from 30 to 15. It's important to note that the 15 people includes the couple, witnesses and any guests. It does not include anyone working, such as a photographer, officiant or venue staff. This means couples will be able to invite a maximum of 13 guests to join them in celebrating their day.
Should our guests wear a mask at the venue?
Guests will need to wear a face covering at all times during the wedding ceremony. The couple and the registrars may remove their face coverings for the ceremony to be clear and understood.
Guests are not required to wear a mask when enjoying food and beverage at the venue (i.e. when in the bar, or during the wedding breakfast)
Are we allowed to have a meal after the ceremony?
Couples can follow their wedding ceremony with a sit-down meal of up to 15 people. Regrettably buffet-style catering is currently not permitted. If you would like to opt for one of our buffet menus, we are happy to discuss ways of providing this as a plated meal.
Are we allowed to have an evening reception?
Regrettably an evening reception with music and dancing is still not permitted, with the only exception to this being the couple's First Dance. We recommend, instead, retiring to the bar after your meal to enjoy a drink and catch up with your guests in a relaxed and cosy environment to finish off your day!
Until what time can we have the venue?
The Prime Minister announced that from Thursday 24th September, pubs and restaurants will only be allowed to offer table service for drinks and will be required to close at 10pm. Couples hosting a reception will therefore need to vacate the venue no later than 10pm. Last orders for drinks will be called at 9:30pm.
Weddings and Receptions at Glenmore House, Surbiton
SINCE 1921, we have been welcoming discerning guests to this romantic venue of contrasts, rich in history and character.
Built in 1840, Glenmore House is a fine example of late Georgian architecture situated in the exclusive Surbiton conservation area adjacent to Claremont Gardens; a landscaped park providing the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs.
Impressive double gates open on to Glenmore’s free, private car park which can safely accommodate up to 110 cars.
Every wedding we host is unique and our experienced, dedicated Wedding Co-ordinators ensure that your special day is one that you will remember forever. Glenmore House is licenced for civil ceremonies and can accommodate wedding parties from 25 to 140 guests.
Recently refurbished, all our rooms complement each other perfectly. Our light and airy Tudor Rooms offer an ideal setting for your wedding ceremony with elegant 16th century reclaimed cathedral glass windows adding to the sense of occasion.
Our fabulous Elizabethan Suite comprises of a magnificent double height ballroom featuring sparkling chandeliers, minstrel galleries and a sprung dance floor, adjoined by an exclusive, contemporary bar area.
With a very competitive room hire charge of just £300* for the private use of our Elizabethan Suite and a £200 hire fee for the use of our beautiful civil ceremony room, Glenmore House represents outstanding value for money, setting us apart from the majority of extortionately priced wedding venues locally.
Your choice of wedding breakfast is prepared in-house by our brigade of award-winning chefs, who can boast culinary experience in some of the UK’s finest establishments including the Fat Duck in Bray. Our delicious food is created for you using the highest quality, fresh ingredients and we have acquired an enviable reputation for gourmet cuisine second to none, offering superb value for money with no compromise on quality.
Our largest room, this grand ballroom has its own contemporary bar featuring minstrel galleries, a sprung dancefloor and a double height ceiling with chandeliers. Seating up to 140 guests on round tables and up to 155 with a top table and rectangular tables, it is perfect for conferences, wedding breakfasts, banquets, conventions, concerts, parties...
130 with a layout using a top table and sprigs
140 persons with a layout using a top table and round tables
With its tall arched reclaimed stained glass feature windows, and crystal chandeliers the room oozes character, which is why it is utilised for the conducting of civil marriage ceremonies. The room has high ceilings, and the advantage of an acoustic partition to divide the room in half if required. It is an ideal space for the conducting of civil marriage ceremonies, or a smaller Wedding Breakfast for up to 70 people for a sit-down meal.
70 people for dinner with round tables
100 people seating in theatre style
This fabulous bright and airy room has large bay windows overlooking Claremont Gardens. Once the master bedroom to the old house, it has been transformed into a large multifunctional space with comfort cooling and blackout curtains. The room is perect for hosting a more intimate wedding breakfast!
30 persons with a layout using round tables
35 persons with a layout using rectangular tables
This large and contempoary bar brings the perfect level of diversity to this historic building
Please contact us for details
What They Say
Terry & Nicky
We booked Glenmore House for our wedding (March 2020). We knew instantly when we walked in that this is where we wanted to get married, especially after meeting Faye and her team. I cannot recommend Glenmore House highly enough. Unfortunately we could not have the wedding we originally planned due to exceptional circumstances (coronavirus pandemic) However, Faye and her team were so supportive and did everything they could possibly do to give us a memorable and fantastic wedding day. We are so grateful to Faye & the MD for ensuring that our special day could still go ahead and for keeping our spirits up. As soon as we are able to we will be booking Glenmore House again to have the wedding reception that we originally planned with all our friends and family that were unfortunately unable to attend due to the circumstances. Lastly Faye thank you so much, for your calmness, humour, efficiency, advice, help and for being an exceptional person. With warmest regards, Terry & Nicky Butler
Kim & Jackie
Faye, Jackie and I just wanted to thank you and your team for a fantastic day on the 29th November it could not have gone better and sorry I didn’t get to thank you in person on the Sunday when I came to settle the bar bill but understandably after such a late night you deserved a little lye in. Everyone commented on how wonderful Glenmore House was from the food down to the staff so we cannot thank you enough for making it a day that Jackie and I will both never forget for the rest of our lives. We cannot thank you enough for everything that you did for us. Take care……..and thank you Kim and Jackie
Nicky & Mark Slater
What can be said about Glenmore House? Back in the Summer 2012 I stumbled across Glenmore House on the Internet. I never then would have believed I could of so easily found the hidden gem that Glenmore House proved to be. We could never have dreamed that we could have found such a beautiful venue but that we did. My husband and I were Faye’s first official booking and we couldn't have asked for a more attentive, helpful and supportive wedding coordinator. Faye was always at the end of a phone answering any question or offering advice and was the support network every bride dreams of having. The food was amazing, which made our food tasting a little challenging, but enjoyed by all our guests on the day. The bar was well stocked, well-staffed and very reasonably priced and a welcome contrast to the stunning Elizabethan Suite which was the perfect room for our wedding breakfast and evening reception. The waiting staff, chefs and coordinators done the most amazing job all day ensuring that everyone was happy and well looked after. We have received nothing but praise for such a wonderful day and venue from our guests and we highly recommend this beautiful venue. Can't wait to book again for another special anniversary.
Just had our Daughter’s wedding here, absolutely amazing venue, with fantastic staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The wedding organisers, Freya & Faye, both a credit to Glenmore House. We booked venue 18 months in advance, they answered all our questions & always replied to emails, they were a pleasure to deal with. There is No charge to hire the venue, which is great now days, and even better, the bar is normal prices, not over-inflated hotel prices. The food was delicious, & service first class. The Manager Robert & one of the chefs Barry even gave Bride, Groom & us a lift over to hotel because it was raining. We would recommend Glenmore House to anyone thinking of getting married, or looking for a venue that will certainly impress family & friends. If you have a date in mind book early so you're not disappointed. Thank you again for making a special day, even more special. The Chamberlains & The Duffins.
Thank you to all the Glenmore House Team for your care, consideration and efficiency which combined to produce such a happy and successful celebration for our daughter jennifer and her new husband Paddy on January 19th. From setting up prior to the wedding, throughout the whole event until staggering home time - the bar prices are amazing! - and not forgetting the help, the following morning, in seraching for the lost suit jacket, another family member picked it up and returned it! every single member of the team displayed the same efficiency and courtesy at every level. No one person stood out, you all did. Further, everybody agreed that the food and wine were superb. It was a truly memorable day. Thank You Glenmore House is brilliant as are their staff.
Magda & Mark Pettman
I would like to thank Faye, Robbie and everyone at Glenmore House for the most amazing day ever. It was a very stressful day from the beginning, I was running late but they stayed calm and collected, led me to the registrar interview and walked through every minute of the ceremony. Faye was always asking if everything was ok, but it was more than ok, it was perfect. I could not praise the chef enough, the food was a work of art, it looked beautiful and it tasted even better. I mean, it was like eating in a Michelin star restaurant, fantastic service and great looking and tasting food. Everything went smoothly, and the day was amazing. Robbie even drove my husband’s parents to the hotel, even though they were staying just down the road, that’s how thoughtful they are. Massive thank you to John Rahim, Glenmore’s recommended photographer. He was there from the beginning, was very calm and great at crowd control. I cannot wait to see the photos. Another massive thank you goes to John Brewer, venue’s photographer, who was absolutely amazing. Created a fantastic atmosphere during the meal with his background music. He played great songs, everyone loved the music, he also played every single song that our guests requested. Everything was just perfect and I could not recommend Glenmore House, John Rahim and John Brewer more. I would most definitely book Glenmore House, John Rahim and John Brewer for my next wedding 😉
Sophie and Chris
We got married at Glenmore House a few weeks ago and we had an amazing day. The Glenmore team work so hard on many weddings and events but they always got back to us with answers to queries and accommodated site visits for my family to see the venue, which is so rare with many other venues. The value for money is absolutely brilliant, there really are no hidden extras, everything is included in the quote, which again is rare for a wedding venue of such high quality. Freya and the whole team always went above and beyond during planning and delivery of the day. We had an amazing wedding day, as did our guests. The food is so good, you get proper portions of delicious dishes. Our guests commented on how great the food was and there is a great choice of options to choose from. The Elizabethan Suite is beautiful, we had a winter wedding and hired Glenmore's candelabras which looked stunning. Freya personally oversaw every little detail of our day, which meant we could really enjoy our day. John the DJ who comes recommended by Glenmore was also fantastic, our dancefloor was packed all night with guests of all ages. We had a number of songs we wanted playing and this was no problem for John. He came and met with us a number of times and on the day itself, he was brilliant. We had the most perfect wedding day at Glenmore House and we cannot recommend the venue and team highly enough. Thank you so much to Freya and the team.
Katherine and Ian Avery
Freya and the team at Glenmore were brilliant!! Right from the moment we enquired they did everything they could to accommodate our requests and offered us some great ideas, like adding mini mince pies to our canapés and where to put candles in the bar. Their two main rooms are very different in style and I was a little worried about this to begin with but actually they perfectly reflected the character of the building. The main Elizabethan suite is perfect for the dinner (it's so beautiful) then the bar area suites the more fun side of weddings. Their policy of returning the cost of any unopened bottles of wine was great as we had about 5 unopened in the end. The value of Glenmore House as a venue was amazing, especially as the quality of service was never compromised and the food was brilliant. Our guests absolutely loved the food and I know they kept the bar staff busy, but no drink was too hard to accommodate. The staff were always friendly and on the day went out of their way to ensure my husband and I were well looked after. We had our own tray of canapés and personalised desserts!! With our 5th December wedding, Glenmore was perfect as we didn't really need any outdoor space – however Claremont Gardens opposite worked our great for our main photos. DJ John (recommended by Glenmore) - was great and accommodated almost all our requests (we had 60 as opposed to 40!). We didn't have to worry about any music during the reception. He gave us a CD at the end with all our tracks which we've been continuously playing since. This was so lovely! So to sum Glenmore House weddings can be everything you want and still be affordable!
Martyn and Becky
We held our wedding reception at Glenmore house on the 23/05/15. Faye was our coordinator. From start to finish she was helpful, professional, friendly and reliable at all times , she really understood what we wanted from our day and we got everything and more we could have wished for. Our guests were overwhelmed by the high standard of food and the service received from all members of staff on the day. The room set up looked stunning, We could not have been happier with our choice, our day was amazing thank you so much Faye and the team, Martyn and Becky
Jen and Paddy
Finding an affordable reception venue in the London area is very difficult so when we visited Glenmore House we couldn't believe our luck. It was exactly what we were looking for and significantly cheaper than anywhere else we'd looked at. Freya was extremely helpful from our first visit and all staff on the day (and the day after) were friendly and welcoming, accommodating individual requests without fuss. When snow prevented a number of our guests attending they happily removed a table and adjusted the seating plan when we informed them on arrival at the reception. They also sorted out last minute food requests without any fuss. The wide range of wines they offer are reasonably priced and offered on a sale or return basis and the bar choice is extensive and priced lower than most pubs. Choosing our menu from the wide range of dishes available was difficult but the included tasting definitely helped! The portions are extremely generous and several people have told us it was the best food they’ve had at a wedding. We can’t thank Glenmore House staff enough for helping us hold a brilliant reception; we even got a lift to our hotel from one of the managers to top it off!
Emma & Jamie
We had the most wonderful wedding day at Glenmore House. Faye and her team were amazing from the day we booked a viewing. Nothing was ever too much trouble. We fell in love with the venue straight away, the ceremony room was perfect with two gorgeous stain glass windows and the Elizabethan suite was so magical on its own that all we needed was table decorations. We feel so lucky that we were able to find such a gem of a venue for such a reasonable price. We had the most perfect day and the team ensured everything went to plan and completely took the stress of the day away from us. The food was delicious and the staff were outstanding. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you so much. xxx
Greg & Emma
What an amazing day and it was all down to the staff and Freya. Freya was remarkable, really professional and approachable. My family are still talking about are amazing day and the staff at Glenmore House. John the referred DJ knew exactly what we wanted and delivered. The food was delicious. you made are day - THANK YOU so much
Tom & Jo
Our wedding at Glenmore House was fantastic in every respect. Freya was a calm and reassuring presence during the planning and her and her team were fantastic on the day. The venue looked stunning, the food was delicious and we and all our guests had a great time. All at a reasonable price too!
Francesca & Daniel Parker
We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place to get married and have our reception here. Freya and her team were so helpful and accommodating, everything went without any hiccups. The location was fab, my pics look lovely in the garden opposite. So many people commented a about how delicious the food was, I would defo recommend this to all my friends. Thanks so much 🙂 xx
Jennah & Michael
We are beyond thrilled with the incredible job Faye and her team did with our wedding. From cocktail hour to the end of the night, they were flawless. Wedding planning can obviously be a stressful time, but Faye was an absolute gem to work with. We so appreciated her calm, upbeat attitude throughout the process, not to mention her endless patience with our hemming, hawing, and constant readjusting of details in the final weeks. Even our guests commented to us how great Faye was, and how friendly and helpful every member of the staff was throughout the night. From the welcome canapes to dinner, not to mention the ridiculously awesome spread for the evening snack, our guests were stuffed to the max with delicious food. And the venue......it's so beautifully presented and we loved having the bar area separate from the main hall as it allowed people to the freedom to boogie on down or drink and chat without shouting to be heard. My husband and I had high hopes when we picked Glenmore House as our venue, but what we got in the end far surpassed what we dreamed of (we really cannot stress enough just what an incredible deal Glenmore House is for everything that you get). When we woke up the morning after, we were ready to plan another wedding just so we could enjoy another night like that. We're pretty determined to find something else to celebrate there soon.
Tony Frier (Father of the Bride)
We really couldn’t have dreamed of a more wonderful day than the one Glenmore House helped to provide. From the very first contact they were professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and simply couldn’t do enough to ensure the day went smoothly. We had some fairly unique requests but they took them on board and delivered the perfect day. They even managed to hold off the rain until after the photos were taken! We’d looked at quite a few alternatives but Glenmore House just ticked all our boxes for being stylish, affordable and flexible. Huge thanks to Faye and her colleagues for providing such a memorable day.
Nicola & Sam
My new hubby and I got married here on Saturday 21st April 2018 and had the best time ever! Our guests loved it, and the food and bar were a massive hit with everyone! Nothing was too much for Faye and her team and the day went without a hitch! They made our day amazingly special and made us feel like we were top of their priorities! Thank you so much to Faye and everyone at Glenmore for everything! You are all a credit to Glenmore House!
The Happy Couple: Jenna & Mike
Date: 25th August 2018
No. of guests: 99 adult + 3 Children
"We are beyond thrilled with the incredible job Faye and her team did with our wedding. From cocktail hour to the end of the night, they were flawless. Wedding planning can obviously be a stressful time, but Faye was an absolute gem to work with. We so appreciated her calm, upbeat attitude throughout the process, not to mention her endless patience with our hemming, hawing, and constant readjusting of details in the final weeks. Even our guests commented to us how great Faye was, and how friendly and helpful every member of the staff was throughout the night. From the welcome canapes to dinner, not to mention the ridiculously awesome spread for the evening snack, our guests were stuffed to the max with delicious food. And the venue......it's so beautifully presented and we loved having the bar area separate from the main hall as it allowed people to the freedom to boogie on down or drink and chat without shouting to be heard. My husband and I had high hopes when we picked Glenmore House as our venue, but what we got in the end far surpassed what we dreamed of (we really cannot stress enough just what an incredible deal Glenmore House is for everything that you get). When we woke up the morning after, we were ready to plan another wedding just so we could enjoy another night like that. We're pretty determined to find something else to celebrate there soon."
Wedding Room Hire @ £300.00
Canapes: 3 x Chef's Choice per person @ £1.20
Welcome Drinks: Prosecco @ £3.60
Adult Bespoke Wedding Breakfast @ £38.50
Kids Wedding Breakfast @ £16.00
Supplier's Meals @ £17.00
1/2 bottle Wine per guest: Bin 26 @ £16.00; Bin 13 @ £16.50
Juice Jugs @ £3.50
Elderflower Jugs @ £6.00
Mineral Water @ £2.00 per bottle
Toast Drinks: Prosecco @ £22.50 per bottle
Chef's Choice Buffet @ £16.00
Fairy Light Hire @ £10.00 per balcony
DJ Fee @ £200.00
Bar Extension @ £75.00
External Chivari Chair Breakdown Fee @ £30.00
Total spend: £7864.90
The Happy Couple: Gemma & Adam
Date: 29th March 2019
No. of guests: 83 Adults + 14 Children
"We had a fantastic wedding day at Glenmore house, Faye and all the staff on duty that day were absolutely amazing and we couldn’t have asked for anymore!
We even got a lift over to our hotel which was a lovely touch and totally unexpected.
Nothing was to much trouble for Faye and her team throughout the whole 2 years of planning.
Thank you again for helping us achieve the wedding of our dreams.
Wedding room hire @ £300
Ceremony room hire @ £200
Bar extension @ £75
Chair covers @ £5 each
Fairy light hire- £10 per balcony
Bespoke menu - £38.50 per head
Children’s meals @ £16.00 per head
Bacon Rolls - £6 per head
Sandwiches & Chips for suppliers @ £7 each
Welcome drinks @ £3.60 per glass
Juice for tables - £3.50 per jug
1/2 Bottle of House Red/White wine per person @ £13.95 per bottle
Toasting Prosecco Bin 37 @ 20.30
Dj Fee - £200
Total spend: £5561.70
The Happy Couple: Hannah & Jamie
Date: 4th May 2019
No. of guests: 105 adults and 9 children
We used Glenmore House for our wedding reception - absolutely couldn't fault them! Faye was efficient, helpful, professional, unflappable and an absolute star at arranging a fantastic afternoon/evening. Couldn't recommend them highly enough. We had a perfect, stress-free day thanks to all their organisation, fantastic food and recommendations for decorations/catering. Plus very competitively priced, so made our dream day affordable too :)"
Wedding Room Hire: £300
Adult wedding breakfast: 105 x Menu One @ £35.00 per guest
Children: 9 x Kid's menu @ £16
Canapes: 300 x Chef's Choice @ £1.20 each
Evening food: Bespoke buffet @ £2000 Budget
Welcome drinks: 100 x Prosecco @ £3.60 per glass
Additional welcome drinks: 10 x jugs of fuit juice @ £3.50 per jug
Additional welcome drinks: 20 x Sparkling elderflower @ £2 per glass
Meal drinks: ½ bottle per guest - House wine @ £13.95 per bottle
Top Table Wine: Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc @ £18.20, Cabernet Sauvignon @ £15.70, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo @ £16.50
Toast drinks: 12 x Prosecco @ £20.30 per bottle
Bar extension until midnight: £75
Audio Visual: Projector & Screen Hire @ £25
Total spend: £7,880
The Happy Couple: Mr & Mrs Philips
Date: Saturday 19th August 2017
No. of guests: 88 adults and 10 children
"Amazing day at Glenmore House - Excellent service, restaurant quality food, friendly and helpful staff, beautiful venue - we'll be back!"
Adult wedding breakfast: Menu 4 @ £46 per guest
Children: Kid's menu @ £16
Canapes: 4 x Chef's choice @ £3.60 per guest
Evening food: Chef's choice buffet @ £16 per guest
Additional food: Supplier's two-course meal @ £17 per person
Additional food: Sandwiches & chips for band @ £5 per person
Welcome drinks: Prosecco @ £3.60 per glass
Additional welcome drinks: Top-up Prosecco @ £21.90 per bottle
Additional welcome drinks: 4 x jugs of orange juice @ £3.50 per jug
Additional welcome drinks: Sparkling elderflower @ £2 per glass
Additional welcome drinks: Top-up sparkling elderflower @ £10 per jug
Meal drinks: ½ bottle per guest - House red/white wine @ £13.90
Toast drinks: Prosecco @ £21.90 per bottle
Bar extensions until midnight: £75
Decorations: Chair covers @ £5 each
Decorations: Chair cover transfer from ceremony to dining room @ £1 each
Decorations: Fairy lights for balconies @ £10 each
Ceremony hire fee: £200
Total spend: £8,290.30
Choose one starter, one main course, and one dessert for the whole group
Also included is a bread roll with butter, filter coffee and a Glenmore Chocolate
Warm Tartelette of Reblochon, Sunblushed Tomato and Chorizo, Pesto Dressing
Trio of Smoked Fish, Sweet Gherkin Salad and Horseradish Cream
Fresh Steamed Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce and Truffle Oil
Fillets of Guilthead Bream, Crushed Pearl Potatoes, Roasted Courgettes, Samphire Butter
Fillet of Scottish Beef Wellington, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Fine Green Beans, Rich Madeira Jus
Roast Rump of English Lamb, Parsnip Puree, Root Vegetables, Champ Potatoes, Redcurrant Jus
Iced Passion Fruit Souffle, White Chocolate Shavings
Dark Chocolate and Bailey Mousse, Brandy Snap Wafers
Fresh Strawberry and Shortbread Tower, Wild Berry Coulis
£46 (incl VAT)
Also available is a Children's Menu, Vegetarian Menu and Vegan Menu.
All of our food is prepared in our own kitchens using the finest and freshest ingredients. We are more than happy and able to cater for dietary requirements and allergies
Please fill in the form giving as much information as possible. We will contact you shortly to discuss your requirements.
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