WHERE WILL YOU SAY ‘I DO’? Kent’s Top Wedding Venues
WHERE WILL YOU SAY ‘I DO’?
Kent’s Top Wedding Venues
Picking the perfect venue for your wedding is probably the most important part of getting your day right. There’s a lot to think about – how will the photos look? How many guests can you fit in? What kind of catering packages are on offer? And how much do you love the venue of your dreams? With such an array of choice in Kent, we’ve put together a selection of some of the most idyllic, beautiful, and charming wedding venues in the county.
New Road, East Malling ME19 6DZ
Bradbourne House is a breathtakingly beautiful venue, available for weddings, receptions and civil partnerships; a venue with charm and elegance, exquisite cuisine, true quality of service and attention to detail. This stunning wedding venue in Kent is set in 20 acres of beautiful parkland complete with a lake, waterfalls and ancient trees – a perfect backdrop for photographs.
The Grade I listed house was originally built in Tudor times, a historic venue for a day of elegance and splendor. Booking your wedding at Bradbourne House will mean you can enjoy exclusive use of the truly stunning country manor and its surrounding grounds, exceptional culinary delights and a wedding partner to guide and assist you right through to your wedding day.
Eastwell Park, Boughton Lees, Ashford TN25 4HR
Eastwell Manor is one of the most beautiful and romantic locations for your wedding reception. This four-star hotel lies in 62 acres of grounds in the midst of a 3,000-acre estate in the heart of the Garden of England. The house has been steeped in royal history through the ages and today the regal surroundings and traditional service makes Eastwell a highly esteemed country house hotel with a quality of service hard to equal.
Eastwell Manor is licensed for three rooms in the hotel and a gazebo in a romantic walled garden where civil ceremonies can be held, this bringing obvious benefits by enabling you to organise your entire day at the same venue.
Maidstone ME17 1PL
Leeds Castle in Kent has been described as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’ and there can be no more romantic place to hold your wedding. With dates still available for your wedding in 2017, please take the opportunity to visit on Saturday 18th or Sunday 19th March, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and view the castle dressed for your wedding day. Appointments will be available to you on either of the two days from 10am to 5pm and the experienced wedding co-ordinators will be on hand. Please call 01622 767877 to arrange a suitable time to visit.
Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG
photo credit © Nik Jordan
Make your wedding day something to truly remember by enjoying it in the gorgeous and unique surroundings of Turner Contemporary in Margate. Turner Contemporary is fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies and its elegant spaces and warm, welcoming atmosphere provide the perfect backdrop for the bridal party.
The venue’s beautiful reception space has panoramic windows that frame the captivating Margate coastline, a private terrace for your guests to enjoy, and all of the modern amenities to make your celebration flawless. The dedicated Turner Contemporary wedding team will ensure that your day exceeds all expectations, whilst its superb on-site caterers will tailor the menu to your needs and tastes.
Edenbridge TN8 7NG
Hever Castle, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, is an award-winning wedding venue in Kent. Whether it is the stately grandeur of the castle itself, the country house atmosphere of The Astor Wing, or the stunning lakeside location of The Guthrie Pavilion, Hever Castle can deliver beyond all expectations.
Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a larger event, whether you want an outdoor wedding or roaring log fires, it’s all waiting to be discovered at Hever Castle. Also offering 28 beautiful five-star bedrooms, offering traditional features and antique furnishing sympathetically combined with modern day luxuries.
Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone ME14 3AU
The team at Kent Life understand that organising a wedding can sometimes be overwhelming – that’s why they have a dedicated wedding co-ordinator who can help you with every aspect of your wedding plan and design.
There are many reasons to get married at Kent Life including the most gorgeous Kentish setting, a variety of function rooms to choose from, free entrance and use of the attractions for your guests for the day (including exclusive use of the grounds after 6pm), high quality catering, two hotels within a two-minute walk, easy access, a fully licensed bar, and much more.
The Port Lympne Hotel
Aldington Road, Lympne, Hythe CT21 4LR
Voted Kent’s Wedding Venue of the Year in 2016, the Port Lympne Hotel, a beautifully refurbished Edwardian mansion at the heart of the popular wild animal park, offers a unique, romantic setting for weddings. Built in 1912 the hotel is surrounded by 15 acres of landscaped gardens, incorporating water features, colourful borders, romantic terraces and the famous Trojan steps.
Charlton Park, Bishopsbourne, Canterbury CT4 5JA
Charlton Place is a private country house set in parkland, just a 10-minute drive from Canterbury. The stunning white Regency façade and elegant first floor ballroom create perfect backdrops for civil marriages, celebrant weddings, and wedding receptions. Up to 80 guests can be seated in the ballroom for served meals, while marquees are erected to accommodate greater numbers (350 max) and evening dancing. The Bechstein piano in the ballroom is used during ceremonies and wedding breakfasts too.
Celebrant ceremonies held on the lawns and in the woods are tailored to the happy couple’s wishes. Meanwhile, during the winter months, guests can enjoy the open log fires in the hall and drawing room, and the marriage, wedding feast and evening party (up to 60 guests) can be held in the house. The Charlton Park team is dedicated to creating the perfect, bespoke wedding day.
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Canterbury Cathedral, The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH
Situated within a wonderful and unique location in the beautiful grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, sits an often unknown wedding gem. For those seeking a truly exceptional venue, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is a modern and contemporary venue that can accommodate up to 120 guests for a sit-down wedding breakfast.
The team at the Cathedral Lodge are dedicated to offering wedding couples quality and choice. Using its own in-house catering team to offer fine food and fine wine and in keeping with the ethos of the Cathedral, the highly skilled chef’s source high quality, fair-trade and local produce whenever possible.
A dedicated events team offers expert help and advice in assisting couples with their individual requirements, ensuring the highest level of hospitality at all times. Offering peace and privacy within the heart of the city, those attending weddings have the option to stay overnight in stylish guest accommodation – with each room in the Lodge benefiting from an amazing view.
Rowhill Grange Hotel
Wilmington DA2 7QH
Rowhill Grange Hotel was originally built as a grandiose Victoria summerhouse in 1870. Over the years, the hotel has grown into a stylish four-star boutique hotel and spa, yet the venue still holds the splendour of its origins. This unique quality combined with a sweeping entrance, romantic gardens, and a collection of individually designed suites makes Rowhill Grange Hotel a truly unique setting for your Kent wedding.
Gore Farm, Oak Lane, Upchurch ME9 7EZ
Nestled in the heart of the Kentish countryside surrounded by 150 acres of stunning landscape combining rolling hills, natural woodland and romantic orchards, The BarnYard is an enchanting setting for the most memorable day of your life.
Tranquil, charming and unique, licensed for ceremonies and home to a luxurious marquee which can host lavish receptions for up to 300 guests. Welcome your guests after your ceremony with a celebratory drink, relax and mingle on the beautiful lawn while your perfect memories are captured on film, or meander over a romantic wooden bridge built over a lily pond, home to exotic koi carp, set amongst stunning landscaping with a view of our family friendly animals.
Penshurst TN11 8DG
Discover your Kentish fairy tale wedding in one of three stunning banqueting rooms available within the beautiful 14th-century Penshurst Place & Gardens. Imagine your perfect wedding day as the experienced banqueting team set the scene in the magnificent Baron’s Hall, cosy Buttery, eloquent Sunderland Room and outside in the inner courtyard and listed Tudor gardens. Enjoy a delicious fine dining menu provided by Leith’s – Penshurst’s exclusive caterers – as you settle in for your first meal as a married couple. Penshurst Place never host more than one function in a day, giving your big day the exclusivity and attention it deserves.
Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4NQ
Tudor Park’s Wedding Show on Sunday 26th February has everything you need for your big day in one location. Chat to suppliers and glean ideas for your dress, flowers, photography, cake, stationery and much more. Take a tour of the four-star Marriott Hotel & Country Club, including its fairy-tale gazebo – one of several venues within the hotel where marriages can take place. And talk to Tudor Park’s experienced wedding planners who will help turn your dreams into reality. The Wedding Show starts at 11am until 3pm. Entry is free and there is a goodie bag for all couples getting married. Tudor Park can be found on Ashford Road, Bearsted, just a minutes’ drive from junction 8 of the M20.
London Golf Club
Stansted Lane, Ash, Kent, TN15 7EH
London Golf Club is one of the few Kent wedding venues located on the beautiful North Downs, providing a picturesque and private venue for your special day. Set in the heart of 700 acres, the clubhouse is approached from the gatehouse by the impressive one-mile driveway – a real wow factor right from the start. With stunning views over the lakes, manicured fairways and a backdrop overlooking the two championship golf courses, your photographer will be spoilt for choice. In a world where the finest details matter, London Golf Club continues to raise the bar with an award-winning clubhouse, first-class and exceptional service including your own dedicated wedding co-ordinator to assist you with both planning and overseeing your special day from start to finish. The venue is easily accessible offering ample parking, a designated helipad available for use and several excellent hotels offering nearby accommodation.
Chiddingstone Castle, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge TN8 7AD
Award-winning Chiddingstone Castle is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Kent countryside – the perfect venue in which to hold a truly magical wedding day. Set in 35 acres of beautiful grounds, including a lake with a footbridge, the Castle retains the timeless splendour of centuries gone by and is one of Kent’s finest historic houses. With three licensed areas available for the civil ceremony – the Great Hall, the White Rose Drawing Room and the Victorian Orangery in the gardens – and with the Castle and grounds closed to the public for weddings and receptions, we are able to offer exclusive use throughout the day.
Prince’s Golf Club
Princes Drive, Sandwich Bay, Sandwich CT13 9QB
Prince’s is a wonderful location for your wedding celebration overlooking Pegwell Bay. They offer traditional wedding receptions and parties for those couples choosing to get married abroad and need a fabulous venue to celebrate with friends and family on their return.
Prince’s can accommodate 60 to 170 guests and all types of catering are offered from a formal meal to a relaxed offering of canapés around the room. Their professional, friendly staff will be on hand to plan, offer ideas, assist organising and ultimately host your event to ensure that you enjoy it and that all your expectations are fulfilled.
Prince’s also caters for all types of functions: meetings, lunches, dinner dances, prize-giving evenings and more.