GROVE HOUSE - MANSION WEDDING VENUE, SOUTH WEST LONDON

GROVE HOUSE

A magnificent Grade II listed Georgian Mansion situated in acres of landscaped grounds overlooking a lake and lily pond. Located just 5 miles out of Central London, it is the perfect venue for your elegant style wedding whilst still being close to The City.

Incorporating three stunning rooms, decorated with crystal chandeliers, stunning regal fireplaces and 18th century wooden panelling, the interior of the house is just as beautiful as the grounds.

Whether you are looking for a more intimate wedding with drinks and canapés or have a large group of friends and family for a seated wedding breakfast, Grove House can accommodate weddings from 10 – 150 people.

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THE HISTORY OF GROVE HOUSE

Built in the late 1700’s, Grove House was designed by James Wyatt for Joshua Vanneck. In 1851 the estate passed to Stephens Lyne Stephens and he came to live at Grove House with his wife Yolande Duvernay, a Parisian ballet dancer.  At this time the family were referred to as England’s richest commoners but were socially ostracized as, prior to her marriage to Stephens, Yolande had been the mistress of the Marquis de La Vallette – amongst others. On Stephens death in 1860 Yolande commemorated her husband by building an Anglican mausoleum in the grounds which still stands today and upon her death in 1894, was buried there herself.

In 1912 Charles Louis Fischer, an American merchant of German/Swiss extraction purchased the House and immediately carried out extensive alterations. These ranged from a man-made grotto, within which is an icehouse, and includes pathways, caverns and cascading waterfalls. It is rumoured that the grotto was built against the boundary wall of the adjoining convent to deaden the noise of the chapel bells! An extension was also built on Grove House with a billiards room (the Panelled Room), probably added the dining room (now the Portrait Room) added the Terrace and had the north front of the house encased in stone.

It is the amendments of Fisher that make Grove House today an elegant wedding venue.

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