Planning to host your wedding in Kent? From historic castles and country houses to rustic barns, here we have some of our favourite wedding venues from across "The Garden of England".
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Established in 1290, Chapel House is a miraculously well-kept secret. This former private residency has been carefully transformed into the perfect venue for couples' and guests' needs. Once open, this is going to be one of the most gorgeous and charming garden orchard wedding venues in Kent.
The Chapel House sleeps up to eight people and includes a honeymoon suite with a private balcony overlooking the beautiful Arts & Craft Style garden, whilst the nine Hideaway lodges can sleep up to 18 of guests. Outdoor ceremonies in the Wild Apple Garden Orchard hold up to 120 guests and The Walled Courtyard, with its own bar and restaurant (No9), is perfect for more intimate weddings of up to 30 guests. In addition, there is a dedicated in-house catering team and wedding planners, an app to help you manage your wedding, and a beauty and treatments lodge.
This is a must-visit destination wedding venue with a car park for up to 70 cars, including electrical charging points, easy access from the M2, a high-speed link to London and a helicopter pad!
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Nestled in beautiful Kent countryside, Winters Barns is a charming barn wedding venue surrounded by enchanting country gardens. This magnificent barn is the perfect blend of old and new. The secluded historical venue creates a unique atmosphere with expansive rooms decorated with antique vaulted beams. Also, the charming courtyard and gardens provide delightful entertaining spaces. The colourful flowers, stunning views, and the chance to hold your ceremony under a wedding arch, make summer weddings something truly special.
So, whether you are planning an intimate ceremony, or a more lavish, opulent wedding reception, Winters Barns offers complete versatility. You are guaranteed personal and individual attention with an exclusive use policy. Winters Barns is filled with romance, intimacy and character, perfect for a dreamy Kent wedding.
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Doubletree by Hilton Dartford Bridge is a gorgeous hotel, absolutely perfect for a dreamy Kent wedding. This recently refurbished hotel is the ideal place for a wedding, with a large function room to fulfill your wedding dreams. 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 courtyard. 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!
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For a truly unique Kent wedding, The Hop Farm is perfect! The historic buildings and beautiful gardens provide a spectacular backdrop for your special day. The Hop Farm offers a varied selection of function suites for you to choose from. These include a wide selection of converted Oast houses as well as traditional barns suitable for large wedding receptions. In summer, an outdoor wedding in the Garden Gazebo is an unforgettable experience.
The grounds’ luscious lawns also offer the perfect outdoor celebration location, with plenty of space for a marquee. A dedicated wedding coordinator, alongside a fantastic team and top chefs, will work closely with you throughout the planning process up to the big day itself to ensure that everything runs smoothly. So, you can soon see your dream Kent wedding become a reality at The Hop Farm.
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Nestled with twenty acres of rolling Kent parkland, Bradbourne House is a magnificent country house dating back to 1590. This Grade I listed building is filled with original character with elegant interiors, a tranquil lake, waterfall and thriving grounds. Bradbourne House also offers a variety of backdrops exclusively available for your wedding. The charming Great Hall has striking teal and gold walls, with doors that open onto the lawn; this grand and classic room is the perfect backdrop for your reception. Or, with stunning bay windows and an ornate golden ceiling adorned with chandeliers, the elegant Drawing Room is ideal for a more intimate wedding breakfast.
For an outdoor option, the beautiful Hatton Fruit Garden provides a charming Kentish countryside ceremony space with a ‘secret garden’ feel, offering far-reaching views over orchards and the grounds of the house. Breathtaking scenery, exceptional service and fine, locally sourced food make Bradbourne House the most idyllic setting for your wedding day. So, a gorgeous blend of tranquillity and classic elegance makes Bradbourne House the perfect venue for your dream Kent wedding.
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Set in 600 acres of idyllic countryside, Hever Castle is a stunning 13th-century castle once home to Anne Boleyn. 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 Kent 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, offering magnificent oak panelling, ornate fireplaces, antique furnishings, and an eclectic art collection. The oak-panelled Tudor Suite Sitting Room, overlooking the Castle and formal lawns, provides the perfect setting for an intimate ceremony. Reception drinks are taken in the Music Room, or on the Tudor Suite Terrace overlooking the croquet lawn and moat.
Also, why not 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 sculpture. 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.
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Nestled amongst five acres of private Kent countryside, Hadlow Manor is an 18th-century manor house filled with historic grandeur. With three unique wedding rooms, Hadlow Manor offers you the flexibility of creating a wedding totally bespoke to you. The Hadlow Suit is charming with two glistening Marie Therese chandeliers adorning the ceiling. This beautifully decorated suite has French doors that open out onto your own private lawns. The Garden Room is a stunning setting, with natural oak flooring throughout and French doors opening onto a secluded terrace. This room also comes with a private flower garden to the rear of the hotel. What's more, if you would prefer a more intimate affair, the Goldings Room is perfect for a micro-wedding wedding ceremony, offering classic and neutral décor. You can also have an outdoor ceremony on the garden terrace, with or without a marquee.
Whether you are planning a small intimate wedding or a much larger celebration, the venue's experienced staff will be delighted to help and can tailor your wedding day to your exact requirements. Hadlow Manor truly offers an idyllic location for your dream Kent wedding.
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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 room options licensed to host your wedding ceremony.
You 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
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Set in 12 acres of beautiful grounds with 16 individual gardens to explore, The Gardens is a breathtaking exclusive-use wedding venue. It offers three stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony options, and endless photo opportunities. A stunning, contemporary barn has been lovingly restored and connected to two interlinked Tipi's which have cascading fairy lights and fire pits that create a serene ambience. Or, a delightful gazebo, situated in the centre of the gardens, provides the most picturesque setting for your outside ceremony.
In-house wedding coordinators and professional catering team have decades of experience to ensure you have the day of your dreams. Using only the best seasonal, homegrown ingredients sourced from their own grounds where possible, they create a blend of delicious and unique tastes to compliment any wedding menu. At twilight, the venue glows with festoon lighting draped throughout the grounds, perfect for exploring after dark. So, throughout your special day, you will have an unforgettable backdrop for your Kent wedding.
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Set in 14 acres of magnificent Kent countryside, Westenhanger Castle is a medieval castle steeped in history with a stunning manor house, castle turrets, and romantic ruins. The manor house with its Georgian façade, medieval turret, and castle walls is a wonderful option for smaller more intimate ceremonies. With exposed beams, a fireplace, and original brickwork, it can be decorated to suit every style. Standing on the main lawn is a beautiful thatched, oak framed gazebo which is a beautiful and romantic setting for your outdoor ceremony. By the gazebo is the lovely Rosamund’s tower, offering another stunning backdrop for your wedding photos.
Westenhanger Castle also enjoys one of the largest bridal suites in Kent which will be exclusively yours on the morning of your wedding day. Bright and light with large medieval windows, it’s perfect for capturing those all-important photographs. Later, the wedding breakfast is served in the exquisite marquee, with sweeping drapes, stunning chandeliers, and a starlit ceiling above the spacious dance floor. So, Westenhanger Castle is a romantic, historic venue, perfect for your Kent wedding.
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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 in Kent. 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 celebrating your wedding in sophistication and style.
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.
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Set in 32 acres of land and 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 come in, you will be taken by the beautiful wood-panelled entrance with its stunning original staircase and its large fireplace complete with its open fire. The stunning rooms are classically designed with high ceilings, bright airy rooms, beautiful chandeliers and neutral colour schemes.
Whether you are planning a wedding reception or an intimate party with family & friends, West Heath has the space and facilities to accommodate you. 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 is carefully designed to bring your dream Kent wedding to life.
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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; or for larger weddings, the splendour of the 17th-century Fairfax Hall. 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, is the ideal rustic reception venue 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 rooms offer traditional four-poster beds and breathtaking views across the moat and surrounding parkland, so you can truly feel like royalty on your big day!
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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 magnificent 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 huge 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. So, St. Augustine’s offers a magical location for your Kent wedding.
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Set in an area of natural beauty encompassing mature forestry, stunning views and water features, Westerham Golf Club provides the ideal setting for any special occasion. Elegantly decorated in contemporary style, Westerham Golf Club offers two spacious suites for exclusive hire. The Valence Suite with its impressive fireplaces and the purpose-built dance floor is further enhanced by a large balcony offering far-reaching views over the picturesque course.
Adjoining the Valence Suite, the newly constructed Eleanor Suite adds flexibility for civil ceremonies and drinks receptions. Reflecting the same light, contemporary style and enjoying the same spectacular views, this suite benefits from its own private entrance and a Juliet balcony to one side. So, Whether you opt for modern rustic or traditional glamour, your Kent wedding at Westerham Golf Club will be truly unique.
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Little Silver Country Hotel is a fantastic wedding venue with unique ceremony locations. The magnificent Kent Hall, built in the style of a Kentish Oast House, is part of Little Silver Country Hotel and is perfect for your marriage ceremony and receptions. Also, the beautiful Garden Gazebo allows you to be married ‘al fresco’ on those warm summer days. Or, overlooking the picturesque pond and waterfall, The Orangery is a beautiful setting for intimate ceremonies and receptions.
Whichever location you choose, Little Silver is renowned to offer the very best in quality of food and service. With only one wedding per day, it assures you of privacy and personal attention without being obtrusive. Also, with sixteen en-suite bedrooms, there is plenty of accommodation for your close family and friends. There is something special about Little Silver that will make your Kent wedding feel truly magical.
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Situated in the beautiful Kent countryside surrounded by 75 acres of gardens and woodland, Swarling Manor is a gorgeous manor house wedding venue, One of the most picturesque outdoor wedding venues in Kent with a collection of enchanting barns and the 17th-century manor house nestled in the idyllic grounds.
Swarling Manor not only offers you the most stunning backdrop to your big day but complete flexibility to suit all of your needs, making your event special and individual to you. Exemplary hospitality, the standard of service and attention to detail is second to none. So, the team at Swarling Manor are here to ensure that your day goes off without a hitch, leaving you to relax and enjoy your dream Kent wedding.
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The Blue Pigeons is a stunning wedding venue in Kent where you can hold the whole of your wedding day, right through from your marriage ceremony to the evening reception. After the big day, you can relax and unwind to have a good night's sleep in one of the luxury bedrooms or bridal suite.
The beautiful beamed Brasserie doubles as an indoor ceremony room, whilst a gorgeous gazebo in the large secluded garden is the perfect place for an outdoor lawn ceremony. Alongside popular packages, The Blue Pigeons also offers bespoke quotes tailored to your specific requirements. So, you can create your dream Kent wedding with ease at The Blue Pigeons at Worth.
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Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel is a beautiful countryside hotel who pride themselves on their beautiful setting. The hotel also has a long association with motor-racing, overlooking Brands Hatch, the UK’s best-loved race circuit. At Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch, there are multiple locations to suit any party size. So, whether you’re hosting an extravagant celebration or a more intimate micro-wedding, your big day will be perfectly tailored to you. This completely bespoke service enables you to create your own unique day, from your red carpet welcome to your last dance.
The experienced team of wedding coordinators understands how much thought, time, and emotion goes into your choice of wedding venue. So, they are passionate about guiding you through the wedding planning process to create a personalised, stress-free day of celebration. Your dream Kent wedding is bound to come true at Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel.
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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. Also, 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.
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The Hythe Imperial is a beautiful, classically styled hotel right on the beautiful Kent seafront and is one of the largest venues in the county. The location itself is romantic, and the building is spectacular. Elegantly styled suites, including the Imperial Ballroom with its views over the English channel, contemporary decor and high ceilings, make it a venue perfectly suited to creating life-long memories. So, the Hythe Imperial is elegant and sophisticated, perfect for an unforgettable Kent wedding.
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