Wedding at Chiswick House and Gardens conservatory


Maureen and Luke approached us just six months before their wedding at Chiswick House and Gardens, in search of an experienced wedding planner to bring their vision of an English Country Garden inspired celebration to life.  With busy lives and multiple logistical challenges, they were keen to partner with an experienced wedding planner in London. As well as planning a wedding at Chiswick House and Gardens, they also needed our expert experience to deliver a sensational welcome event the night before. We were of course delighted to set up to the challenge. Having been a recommended Wedding Planner at Chiswick House and Gardens for a number of years, we knew that we had the experience, insight and creative vision to deliver the wedding that Maureen and Luke desired.


Şenel Besim Event Design is a leading London Wedding Planner, creating truly beautiful weddings that guests talk about for years to come. Where understated elegance meets distinctive charm and every detail is personalised to reflect your unique love story. We have curated an impressive portfolio throughout our 20 years of planning experience, having delivered weddings and events for clients at some of the most esteemed venues in London including Kew Gardens, The Natural History Museum, The Mandarin Oriental and private homes across the country.

Maureen and Luke opted for our Full Wedding Planning and Design service, our signature and most comprehensive Wedding Planning offering. We planned every detail across the two days of celebrations, handling all of the complexities to deliver a beautiful and incredibly personal weekend of events.


Maureen and Luke’s celebrations started in style, with a Welcome Reception at the iconic Tower of London. Guests were transported in style from their hotels in luxury coaches with a Butler on hand to keep the Champagne flowing while they enjoyed scenic views across the Thames. On arrival at the Tower of London, guests were greeted by the Yeoman Warders who conducted a walking tour of the Tower of London site including The Bloody Tower and the Crown Jewels. Guests then made their way up the sweeping staircase of the White Tower, the location for the evening’s celebrations. From the top of the staircase, decorated in beautiful and abundant florals from Lavender Green, Maureen and Luke, and their guests were able to take in the breathtaking views of London in the Summer sunshine.

Once inside the White Tower, the celebrations were underway. Guests were greeted with Champagne and cocktails on arrival, before enjoying a delicious array of mouthwatering food from our chosen caterers, Create. Working closely with our production partners we created several lounge areas within the West Wing of the Tower, marrying together a spring like colour palette while tying in the historical architecture of the building. Much of this design was carried through to the wedding the next day, creating a seemless and effortless transition into the wedding day.


The next day saw Maureen and Luke’s wedding take place at Chiswick House and Gardens, starting with the Ceremony in the Conservatory. The Conservatory is a historic glass building set within the beautiful Italian rose garden at Chiswick House. The moment that Maureen walked up the aisle was breathtaking; accompanied by her children and dogs, it was an incredibly special moment to witness.

After enjoying a wonderful array of canapes and champagne in the sunshine, Maureen and Luke, and their guests made their way through to the marquee for the reception. We worked very closely with Maureen and Luke on the design of the marquee to ensure it encapsulated their vision of an English country garden in the middle of London. A key part of our signature Full Wedding Planning and Design service is to curate a design that is understated while being luxurious and refined, something that we spend many hours honing. The floral design, expertly curated by Lavender Green Flowers included a sweeping hanging installation from the ceiling and exisite tablecentres. We elevated the look further by creating a luxurious lounge and seating area with signature pieces from Wedhead, to allow guests to relax and soak in the atmosphere of the day.

After dinner, everyone took to the dancefloor for a show stopping evening of performance from Handfulla Soul, one of the many incredible bands that we are fortunate enough to collaborate with on our client’s weddings. The music could be heard across the park late into the evening, creating the most wonderful and electrifying atmosphere.

Maureen and Luke’s wedding at Chiswick House and Gardens was an incredible honour to plan and produce. We have been delivering exceptional weddings and celebrations across London and Europe for many years and have forged a reputation as one of the leading Wedding Planners in London. We are very fortunate to work with incredible couples and a curated team of excellent industry leading wedding suppliers, which is what allows us to deliver sensational events for our clients.

Şenel is one of the most friendly and approachable planners I’ve had the pleasure of working with. She is exceptionally organised and has such an eye for detail. I am confident in recommending her to couples at Chiswick House & Gardens where she has been a recommended supplier since March 2019. Senel is a joy to work with and I look forward to working with her again soon to create more beautiful weddings together.

Rozanna Worthington
Head of Weddings at Chiswick House and Gardens


Şenel Besim is the UK’s leading luxury wedding planner with over 20 years of experience planning weddings at some of the most esteemed luxury wedding venues in the UK. We have been recommended to couples getting married at Chiswick House and Garden’s since 2019 and would be delighted to assist you with your plans.

Şenel and her team specialise in thoughtfully planned weddings where the vision you hold close to your heart guides every last intricate detail to ensure your special day is everything you imagined it to be, and more.

Please do reach out to arrange a time to speak,  where Şenel can guide you on the steps you need to take to plan a wedding that your guests will talk about for years to come. 


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