Living along such a scenic stretch of the river Thames we are spoiled for choice with gorgeous wedding reception venues.

In Richmond borough, just two such places are the fascinating Orleans House Gallery -dating back to 1721,  its baroque setting and river views make it a romantic venue for wedding ceremonies. And tucked between the river and Richmond Park the stunning Petersham Nurseries is renowned for its award winning cuisine.

For Jess and David, their summer wedding saw them choose both of these venues for their wedding day – and part of their dream was to arrive at their wedding reception venue by boat.


Turks would like to thank Jess and David for allowing us the permission through their wedding photographer Graham Nixon to share some of their amazing photos.

Arrive By Boat – from Orleans House to Petersham Nurseries

The ceremony took place in the Octagon Room at the Orleans House Gallery. Newly announced as man and wife, the celebrations started as the happy couple took a romantic stroll down the tree-lined path to the riverside accompanied by all their guests.

Waiting at the riverside was Turks Richmond Royale boat. The bride and groom stepped on board followed by their guests for a champagne reception as they set off to enjoy a scenic summer’s cruise to Richmond. The boat then returned to the drop off point that would see the bridal party enjoy a short stroll across the meadow to Petersham Nurseries.

“Great memories of a fantastic day thanks to Orleans House Gallery and Turk Launches ! Can’t recommend enough. The boat really was the highlight of our day (along with the weather!) Staff were fab! Jess

The weather was stunning and Graham Nixon’s photographs have truly captured just what a stylish and joyous wedding day it was.


A word from Richmond Wedding Photographer Graham Nixon.

The Royal Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames is THE perfect wedding destination for couples looking to combine stylish elegance with a twist of individuality. The River Thames plays such an essential role in Richmond and Twickenham life and the perfect way to capture the spirit of a riverside wedding is with a Turks Riverboat cruise. It is a joy to be on – and a joy to photograph.

Richmond Wedding Photographer Graham Nixon 

Arrive by boat to your riverside wedding reception

For a truly magical wedding experience Turks can transport your guests from ceremony to reception along the river Thames. Or, we can host your entire wedding reception.

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