One important and deciding factor is that the gardens are hired as a whole for 24 hours, which means total privacy and more than enough time to set-up and break-up.
Effectively, and unlike most other venues, there will be only one function at a time and normally all day to get
The gardens are open from mid-April to mid-November. That is the period when rain is not usually expected. For protection against rain or sun, tents can be set up at short notice.
The Gardens can accommodate 1,000 seated and served guests evenly distributed between the arcades and paved area (400), the grass area (400) and the fountain area (200). This number is reduced to 800 guests for a seated buffet reception.
For a cocktail, 1,500 guests can stand comfortably without any congestion.