Wedding Cake tours

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Enjoy code: 572628
Target groups
Youth, Adult, Elderly
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Wedding Cake, a 12-metre-tall ceramic sculptural pavilion in the form of a three-tiered cake, is a major new Rothschild Foundation commission from celebrated Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos.

Opening this summer, the Wedding Cake will stand within a grove of trees at Waddesdon beside the 19th-century Dairy. Part sculpture, part architectural garden folly, it’s a playful continuation of the history of placing fanciful buildings in gardens and landscapes, which at Waddesdon include the ornamental Dairy and gilded Rococo-style Aviary.

Step inside this astonishing work of art on a 45-minute guided tour and enjoy a unique, richly sensory experience. After the tour, you’ll have the chance to explore the collection of contemporary sculpture in the Water Garden at the Dairy including Lafite, Vasconcelos’ magnificent sculpture in the form of two giant candlesticks made of wine bottles.

"I want people to have three different approaches to it: looking from the outside, enjoying the surroundings from the different levels or balconies and rising to the top, finally completing the artwork with their presence. Above all, I always thought of it as a temple to love." - Joana Vasconcelos

Guided tours of the Wedding Cake run on Thursdays and selected Sundays from 8 Jun - 26 Oct. £15 per tour ticket, normal grounds admission also applies.