Weddings at Daphne’s London | Our Honest Review 2023

Planning a wedding at Daphne's London and want to know more about the venue.

We're happy to help.

As luxury London floral designers, we've worked with couples celebrating at Daphne's.

So, we have first-hand experience with the venue, the decor, the ambiance, and the menu.

And we're excited to share our insights into this top London wedding venue.

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What Can You Expect from a Wedding at Daphne's in London?

1. What Type of Venue is Daphne's?

Daphne's is an exquisite and charming Italian restaurant.

It has a warm and welcoming vibe as well as authentic Italian-influenced decor and a creative gourmet menu.
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The restaurant's elegant conservatory is a dedicated private dining area that's perfect for wedding celebrations.

The garden-inspired surroundings are open to the sunshine during the summer months, and the roof is closed to create a cosy atmosphere when winter arrives.

So, the location is ideal for weddings throughout the year.

Where is Daphne's in London?

The address of Daphne's is 112 Draycott Avenue, London, SW3 3AE.

This location is in South Kensington/Chelsea.

You and your wedding guests can walk to the venue in five minutes from South Kensington tube station, which is on the Piccadilly, Circle, and District Lines.

There is also a limited number of parking bays outside the restaurant.

Parking costs £3 per hour between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
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What is Daphne's London dress code?

The dress code at Daphne's is smart.

Of course, this won't be a problem at your celebrations where everyone will look fabulous for your big day.
Looking for a London wedding venue where the menu is seasonal, fresh, and authentic.

You won't be disappointed at Daphne's London.

The menus created by head chef Michael Brown are authentically Italian while benefiting from modern culinary techniques.

And, the ingredients are as fresh as you can get.
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The emphasis at Daphne's London is on providing seasonal dishes for guests.

We love this approach as we believe in using seasonal produce, whether it's fresh vegetables or stunning locally grown flowers.

Our services may be very different, but our ethos is the same.

This ethos is one of the reasons we love working with the team at Daphne's London.

And, that's not all...
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There's a specific vegan/vegetarian menu for private dining groups.

And the restaurant team is happy to cater to other dietary requirements you and your wedding guests may have.

You can also choose to create a bespoke wedding dining menu from the restaurant's set menus, which are:

- Canape menu, £14.00 per person for pre-lunch and dinner and £28.00 per person for a standing reception (price is for eight canapes from a selection).
- Summer Menu One, £48.00 per person.
- Summer Menu Two, £54.00 per person.
- Summer Menu Three, £62.00 per person.
- Summer Menu Four - £74.00 per person.
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The wine and cocktail lists at Daphne's London are equally as impressive as the food.

Each cocktail has an Italian twist to it.

The specialty of the house is the I Nostri cocktail which is all about entertainment and theatricality.

3. How Big is the Venue Space at Daphne's London?

The stunning surroundings of the Conservatory at Daphne's London can accommodate up to 32 guests for a seated wedding reception.

If you're holding a drinks reception, the venue can accommodate 50 people.

For seated receptions, you can choose a long table set-up that accommodates 24 people.

Or, you may prefer a set-up of 32 guests seated around four tables of eight.
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Whichever seating option you choose, the wedding reception space at Daphne's London is stunning.

During the summer months, the retractable glass roof lets the sun shine in, creating an alfresco feel.

The fragrance of the lemon trees adds to the fresh and natural vibe.

You can see how stunning the private dining space is at this time of year.
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Dreaming of a winter wedding and wondering whether Daphne's London will work for you?

We have excellent news.

When the winter months arrive, the conservatory dining space is transformed into a cosy, intimate location with a roaring real fire.

It's absolutely gorgeous.

That's not all...

Place cards, menu cards, and candles are included with the hire of the room at any time of year.

If you need any help with other wedding supplies, take a look at our journal entry.

"10 Best Wedding Suppliers in London | Get The Luxe Look (2023)"

We're also happy to work with suppliers to arrange things for you if you'd like us to.

4. How do I Book a Wedding Reception at Daphne's?

Like the sound of a wedding at Daphne's London and want to make a booking?

That's great news.

The reservation process is simple.

Just call the friendly and professional wedding team on 020 7307 5786 or send an email to
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What days and times is Daphne's available to book for?

The conservatory at Daphne's London is available for exclusive hire from Monday to Thursday.

Access for lunch bookings is available from 12:00 p.m. with service beginning at midday and departure required by 4:30 p.m.

For dinner bookings, access is available from 6:00 p.m. with service beginning at 6:30 p.m. and departure required by midnight.
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What equipment is available to hire at Daphne's?

Would you like some of your own music playing during your wedding reception?

No problem.

There's a docking station you can use, and other acoustic musical entertainment can be arranged on request.

But, there are no facilities for a DJ or dancing at the venue.

5. What We Love About Weddings at Daphne's

As top luxury wedding florists, we're passionate about helping couples bring their wedding dreams to life.

So, we only recommend venues and suppliers that we've worked with and trust.

And, we're always completely honest.

In the case of Daphne's London, we especially love the warm and charming atmosphere with a genuine Italian touch.

We also like the fact that Daphne's has a long and esteemed history that began in 1964 with founder Daphne Rye who was also a theatre agent who discovered Richard burton.
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The gorgeous decor is another reason we always recommend Daphne's London as a wedding reception venue.

Its vibrant colours create a traditional Italian vibe that's perfect for celebrations.
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We're also impressed by the attention to detail of the team at Daphne's.

They're just as dedicated as we are to making sure everything is perfect for couples who hold their reception at the venue.

Last but not least...

We admire the seasonal approach that the venue takes.

Head chef Michael Brown creates regularly changing menus with dishes created using fresh seasonal products.

This approach is something that's close to our hearts at Blooming Haus.

We use seasonal blooms in our work whenever we can.

There are good reasons why choosing seasonal options makes sense:

- Products that are in season are usually better quality.
- Seasonal products can usually be sourced locally and are therefore good for the environment due to the lower carbon footprint involved in acquiring them.

6. Plan Flowers for Your Wedding at Daphne's

Planning a wedding at Daphne's London and looking for flowers to add romance and magic to your celebrations?

The team at Blooming Haus is happy to help.

Led by Swiss-trained Master Florist Michal Kowalski, we bring our passion for creating exclusive and unique floral creations to your wedding celebrations.
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We'll meet with you in situ at Daphne's, or any other venue of your choice.

This allows us to create sketches of design ideas that are an excellent fit for the surroundings.

Then, we'll agree on our ideas with you and create our final bespoke designs.

And, we'll be with you on your big day to make sure your florals look amazing, and everything goes to plan.
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Our entire design process is sustainability focussed.

This includes using green energy in our studio, composting our organic waste, and recycling packaging.

That's not all...

When we've completed your wedding design project, we'll arrange for a tree to be planted in your name.

So, you get an incredible wedding flower landscape and help to protect the planet.

What's not to love? 😍
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Call us on 020 3389 9609 to start planning the design of your wedding flowers.

Or, send an email to

We're excited to join you on your wedding journey.

Have questions about weddings at Daphne's London?

Want to know more about weddings at Daphne's London?

For specific queries about your event, we'd recommend calling the venue at 020 7307 5786.

We'd also love to see any more general queries or comments you have.

Just pop something in the comments, and we'll take a look ASAP.

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