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Incredible Kent Wedding Venues

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Chelsey Kelly Updated:
5th of September 2023

Are you planning to host your wedding in Kent? From historic castles and country houses to rustic wedding barns, Kent has so much to offer couples wanting to tie the knot in this historic county. Here you can read about some of our favourite wedding venues from across "The Garden of England". 

Winters Barns

Winters Barn Kent Wedding Venue
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Nestled in the beautiful Kent countryside, Winters Barns is a charming barn wedding venue surrounded by enchanting country gardens. The secluded, historical barn wedding venue has a unique atmosphere with expansive rooms decorated with antique vaulted beams. Also, the charming courtyard and gardens provide delightful entertaining space with colourful flowers, stunning views, and the chance to hold your ceremony under a pretty wedding arch.

This venue is suited to plenty of wedding styles and sizes, from large weddings to smaller events, Winters Barns offers complete versatility. You and your wedding guests are guaranteed personal and undivided attention with their exclusive use policy. Thanks to its old and new features, Winters Barns is filled with romance, intimacy and character, perfect for a dreamy Kent wedding. 


The Historic Dockyard in Chatham Wedding Venue

The historic dockyard in chatham wedding

Set in the heart of the charming town of Chatham, The Historic Dockyard is a unique wedding venue which offers couples the chance to have an unforgettable backdrop for their wedding celebrations. Whether you dream of an intimate wedding or a big celebration, the venue has something for every couple. The Commissioner's House, the world's oldest surviving naval building, provides a sophisticated and historic setting for indoor ceremonies and receptions. Its elegant rooms boast period features and stunning views that will leave your guests captivated.

This unique, historic setting is perfect for history loving couples or those who love sailing, as being aboard a ship as spectacular as this on your big day will make it stand out in peoples memories forever. Additionally, the incredible historic battleships are a great backdrop for your wedding photos.


Frasers of Egerton

Frasers Kent wedding venue

If you want a venue with a backdrop of the picturesque Kent countryside, Frasers may be just right for you! Frasers offers a wedding venue that has comfort as well as the wow factor, creating an idyllic setting for couples wanting a home away from home feeling for their big day. With its stunning landscapes, charming interiors, and personalised approach, Frasers promises an enchanting experience for your big day.

As you step inside Frasers' beautifully restored 14th-century barn, you really see where this venues history meets modern comfort. The warm and inviting atmosphere of the barn offers an intimate space for ceremonies and receptions, complete with exposed beams, rustic stonework, and twinkling fairy lights. This setting effortlessly combines the old world charm of the venue with the modern comforts you and your guests deserve. For couples dreaming of an outdoor celebration, Frasers' gardens are a dream come true. The gardens provide opportunities for capturing stunning photographs and creating memories that reflect the beauty of your love and the surroundings.


Eastwell Manor, Champneys Hotel

Eastwell Manor wedding venue

Eastwell Manor is a prestigious wedding venue surrounded by perfectly manicured grounds. With its elegant architecture and picturesque landscapes, Eastwell Manor will set the perfect stage for your special day.

Whether you want an intimate gathering or a large celebration, Eastwell Manor offers a range of gorgeous spaces to suit your preferences. The romantic gazebo in the gardens is the perfect setting for outdoor ceremonies that are both enchanting and serene. For indoor wedding celebrations, the Manor's elegant reception rooms provide a perfect blend of charm and luxury, accommodating your guests in comfort and style.


Broome Park

Broome Park wedding venue

Want a hidden gem of a Kent wedding venue? Look no further than Broome Park. This historic estate offers couples the grandeur of a bygone era and provides the perfect backdrop for big day celebrations. From enchanting gardens to stunning architecture, Broome Park is the perfect setting for a wedding day that's as unforgettable as it is breathtaking.

From small weddings to large events, Broome Park offers a variety of elegant venue spaces that cater to your wedding day visions. The grandeur of the Mansion House is perfect for sophisticated indoor ceremonies, where intricate architecture and beautiful interiors create an atmosphere of refined luxury. For those who wish to embrace the natural beauty of the estate, the Orangery provides a picturesque setting for outdoor ceremonies, surrounded by manicured gardens and majestic trees.


Doubletree by Hilton Dartford Bridge

Doubletree by Hilton Dartford Bridge Kent Wedding Venue

Doubletree by Hilton Dartford Bridge is a lovely hotel wedding venue. This recently refurbished hotel is the ideal place for your big day celebrations, with a large function room that is very versatile. The Queen Elizabeth suite has been recently improved and updated with a stylish, contemporary theme. This stunning room offers natural light, a private bar and a courtyardm it really is the perfect blank canvas space. Or, the fantastic Grand Ballroom features a built-in dance floor, perfect for celebrating your wedding all night! 

A dedicated Weddings Manager and Wedding Room Block Manager are on hand to give you personalised service. The hotel has a selection of packages with flexibility for you to pick and choose. These packages include everything you will need for your dream Kent wedding from three-course menus to a red carpet on arrival!


St Martin's Priory

St Martins priory wedding venue

St Martin's Priory is a stunning wedding venue featuring Jacobean and Georgian architecture. The venue is nestled within private gardens, offering you seclusion throughout your special day as well as lovely surroundings. It boasts beautifully landscaped grounds that provide an idyllic backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and your wedding photos. The gardens offers both natural beauty and historic charm, creating a magical atmosphere thats truly unforgettable.

Whether your wedding day is big or small, St Martin's Priory offer a range of versatile spaces to suit your wedding vision. Every couple will have a personalised experience with the team working closely with you to understand your preferences and style.


The King's School Canterbury

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Located in historic Canterbury, The Kings School Canterbury boasts picturesque grounds that offer a wonderful backdrop for your wedding photos. The breathtaking gardens and stunning architecture make this the perfect venue for couples wanting a picture-perfect wedding venue.

From enchanting chapels to historic halls, The King's School offers a range of grand spaces for every aspect of your wedding day. Along with this, the dedicated team at The King's School understand that every couple is unique. They work closely with you to customise every detail of your wedding, from the decor to the catering, ensuring that your big day reflects your personal style and preferences.


Hever Castle & Gardens

Hever Castle Kent Wedding Venue

Hever Castle is a stunning 13th-century castle once home to Anne Boleyn located in Edenbridge. Now its splendid panelled rooms contain fine antique furniture, tapestries, and a unique collection of Tudor portraits. These can be seen throughout the spaces exclusively available for your wedding. The Astor Wing is a charming Edwardian wing of Hever Castle, designed in Tudor style. The result is a series of beautiful Tudor-style buildings joined to Hever Castle. The oak-panelled Tudor Suite Sitting Room, overlooking the Castle and formal lawns, provides the perfect setting for an intimate wedding ceremony. Reception drinks are taken in the Music Room, or on the Tudor Suite Terrace overlooking the croquet lawn and moat. 

Wanting an outdoor wedding? Consider an Italian Garden Wedding within this venue's magnificent area of the gardens, designed to display William Waldorf Astor’s fine collection of Italian sculptures. Outdoor wedding ceremonies take place under the beautiful arched columns of the Italian Loggia overlooking the 38-acre lake. Afterwards, take a short walk under the flower-clad terraces and through the rose gardens to The Guthrie Pavilion. Extensively refurbished in Palladian style, The Guthrie Pavilion offers vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling arched windows. This provides a light and romantic atmosphere for your reception. So, Hever Castle offers a historic Kent wedding venue to suit all your wedding day dreams.


The London Golf Club

The London Golf Club Kent Wedding Venues
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Located on the beautiful North Downs, The London Golf Club is a hidden gem providing a picturesque and private wedding venue for your special day. Set in the heart of 700 acres, a Clubhouse for all seasons awaits you from the impressive 1-mile driveway - a real wow factor from the start. The venue has three beautiful ceremony rooms that are licensed to host your civil ceremony.

You'll enter the Clubhouse via The Great Hall, where magnificent oak beams are a prominent feature before proceeding to the Long Bar. The Banqueting Room can accommodate up to 150 guests for a sit-down wedding breakfast and up to 250 for an evening buffet. The patio and terrace area also provides the perfect setting to relax and enjoy your drinks reception. With a stunning view over the lakes and manicured fairways, this backdrop overlooking the Championship Golf Courses is perfect for unforgettable wedding photographs.


The Spa Hotel

The Spa Hotel Kent Wedding Venue
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Set in 14 acres of stunning grounds, The Spa Hotel is an 18th-century mansion nestled in the beautiful countryside surrounding the spa town of Tunbridge Wells. The stunning hotel is a recognised landmark of Tunbridge Wells and following extensive refurbishments, its grandeur works in harmony with the modern luxury that has made this venue a sought-after, premium location for a wedding.

The Spa Hotel has a range of beautiful ceremony rooms, including the option to be married outside in The Spa Temple, set within in the gorgeous, mature landscaped gardens. The Hotel is family owned and operated, offering warm and friendly service, yet retaining excellent standards and attention to detail. A dedicated wedding team will be on hand to help to create the perfect Kent wedding from start to finish.


West Heath Sevenoaks

West Heath Sevenoaks Kent Wedding Venue

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, West Heath Sevenoaks is an idyllic countryside wedding venue. The gorgeous 18th-century house is steeped in history with lots of original features. As soon as you walk in, you will love the beautiful wood-panelled entrance with its stunning original staircase and its large fireplace. The stunning rooms are classically designed with high ceilings, bright airy atmosphere, beautiful chandeliers and neutral colour schemes. 

West Heath has the space and facilities to accommodate your wedding reception whether you have a large or small guest list. Alongside a beautiful setting for your special day, West Heath Sevenoaks has a friendly team who are dedicated to easing your wedding planning process. So, your special day will be carefully designed to bring your dream wedding to life. 


Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle Kent Wedding Venue

Surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens, Leeds Castle is known as one of the loveliest castles in the world! You can hold your ceremony in the beautiful Castle itself, with its stunning rooms and views across the water. The romantic Maiden's Tower on the castle island with its secluded walled garden is lovely for an intimate wedding; or for larger weddings, the splendour of the 17th-century Fairfax Hall is simply perfect. A banquet-style wedding breakfast can be served in the Henry VIII Banqueting Hall boasting impressive views across the moat, a grand 16th century French Caen stone fireplace, and a magnificent ebony floor. 

Alternatively, the Fairfax Barn, a 17th-century Kentish timber-framed barn wedding venue, is the ideal space for a rustic wedding reception if you are getting married in the Maiden’s Tower. Retire after dinner with your guests to the opulent 1920s Castle Drawing Rooms and continue your celebrations with dancing in the Heraldry Room before staying overnight in one of the luxurious period Castle bedrooms. Many of the bedrooms at Leeds Castle offer traditional four-poster beds and views across the moat and surrounding parkland, so you can truly feel like royalty on your big day! 


Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

Kent Wedding venue

Escape to an exotic world at Port Lympne Hotel, a truly unique wedding venue set in the grounds of the amazing Port Lympne Safari Park in Kent. With its breathtaking landscapes, exotic animals and luxurious accommodations, this venue offers an extraordinary setting to celebrate your special day that will take your wedding guests' breath away.

You can choose from a range of remarkable locations to hold your ceremony at this incredible venue, including the elegant Mansion Hotel, the enchanting Moroccan Courtyard, the picturesque Pergola, or the charming Orangery. Each option promises a unique experience for you and your guests. The wedding venue also offers luxurious accommodations that allow you and your guests to extend the festivities. The stylish and comfortable lodges provide an immersive experience where you can wake up to the sight and sounds of the animals at the Safari Park!


Cooling Castle Barn

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Step into a world of rustic elegance at Cooling Castle. With its grand historic character and picturesque setting, this Kent wedding venue offers a dreamy backdrop for your wedding day celebrations. The barn at Cooling Castle has been beautifully restored, preserving its original features while offering modern comforts. These spaces provide an idyllic backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception and will be one to stick in your guests minds for years to come.

Cooling Castle Barn excels in delivering a culinary experience that's enjoyable for both your eyes and your taste buds. The dedicated chefs craft delicious menus using locally sourced ingredients, ensuring that your wedding feast is a celebration of Kent's wonderful ingredients. Along with this, the venues dedicated team will work closely with you to understand your vision and preferences ensuring that every detail for your wedding is personalised to you and your partner.


Upchurch River Valley Golf Course

Wedding couple walking through the golf course on their big day

Upchurch River Valley Golf Course offers a fantastic location for both your Kent wedding ceremony and reception. The Rivers Restaurant is situated on the first floor with balconies overlooking the golf course as well as views across the River Medway. Upchurch River Valley Golf Course can provide a full wedding service tailored to your personal requirements. All meals are freshly prepared and cooked in the kitchens, guaranteeing an unforgettable wedding breakfast.

What's more, a wedding advisor is on hand to help ensure your wedding dreams become a reality. So, discover your perfect Kent wedding location at Upchurch River Valley Golf Course. 


Pierremont Hall

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Pierremont Hall is a wedding venue that encapsulates timeless romance and historic charm. With its elegant architecture, enchanting gardens, and a touch of vintage allure; Pierremont Hall sets the stage for couples seeking an intimate and memorable celebration for their big day.

Step into Pierremont Hall and you'll be captivated by its timeless elegance. The beautifully restored interiors boast a perfect blend of vintage charm and modern comfort. The venue offers versatile spaces that can be adapted to your wedding vision, ensuring that your ceremony and wedding reception unfold flawlessly in an atmosphere that resonates with your style. For couples wanting an outdoor celebration, the landscaped gardens at Pierremont Hall provide the perfect romantic backdrop for your "I dos."


Battel Hall at Leeds Castle

Battel Hall wedding venue

Battel Hall is a newly restored 14th century manor located on the edge of the Leeds castle estate surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful parkland. It boasts historic architecture with elegant drawing rooms and an old romantic English bower

At Battel Hall the teams wedding coordinators are on hand from your first enquiry to your big day. Supported by an exceptional culinary team and overseen by the RHS awardee Louise Roots you can be sure that your wedding day will exceed expectations. Along with this you can exchange vows within the oak panelled ceremony room or beneath the romantic canopy outdoors, btoh offering an idyllic backdrop for capturing your "I do's"

St. Augustine's

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St Augustine's

With five elegant banqueting rooms, a garden gazebo and a stunning chapel, St Augustine's can cater for every wedding! You may choose to have your civil wedding in the Drawing Room, Oak Room, Board Room, Amber Room, Ruby Room, the distinctive, elegant outdoor Gazebo, or the magnificent Chapel. The stunning French-style Chapel at St Augustine’s was built in the early 1900s and contains 350-year-old carvings from Paris; not only creating an impressive setting for your blessing but ensuring an unforgettable occasion.

With flexibility, St Augustine’s can tailor a package to suit your particular needs and budget. A bonus with St Augustine’s is the cuisine. You can choose from sumptuous banquets and refined buffets to feast on in the grand banqueting hall. The perfect finishing touch for your wedding at this lovely venue in Kent.


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Bridgewood Manor

Bridgewood Manor wedding venue

Bridgewood Manor is a beautiful venue in the heart of Kent, boasting picturesque gardens and sophisticated interiors. With picturesque gardens for outdoor ceremonies and versatile interiors, it offers a range of choices to suit your dream wedding.

Enjoy stress free wedding planning with the venue's team of wedding specialists. They are dedicated to creating a personalised experience that reflects your vision. Along with this indulge in their exquisite cuisine and relax in their luxurious accommodation which boasts 100 bedrooms. Whatever you need, whether it's a bespoke floral arrangement or unique evening entertainment, the team will be able to organise it all on your behalf.


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About the author

Chelsey Kelly

Chelsey is our bridesmaid bestie and a lover of all things wedding! Having joined Guides for Brides in 2023, Chelsey adores exploring wedding venues and reading all about the choices real couples make for their big day. Having been a bridesmaid at her parents wedding and helping them plan their big day, Chelsey knows how crucial it is to get the details right for the big day. As an avid baker who loves whipping up sweet treats in her kitchen, she will probably ask you all about your wedding cake and the design you've chosen; Chelsey is the best person to speak to if you need flavour recommendations too!

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