Kent’s Most Spectacular Wedding Venues
Picking the perfect venue for your wedding is an important part of getting your day absolutely 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? 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.
Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4NQ
Nestled in 200 acres of beautiful Kent countryside, 4-star Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club offers mouth-watering cuisine, exceptional Marriott service, and stylish guestrooms. For couples craving an outside ceremony, Tudor Park has a picture-perfect licensed gazebo set in stunning grounds that include an 18-hole championship golf course and nature reserve.
Ceremony rooms hold up to 90 guests; sit down receptions up to 160 guests; and evening buffets up to 200 guests. There are three rooms licensed for civil ceremonies, a bridal suite, 120 bedrooms, and excellent golf, leisure and spa facilities.
Go along to Tudor Park’s Wedding Open day to view its beautiful function spaces and meet the wedding team on Sunday 1st February, 11am-3pm, or book an appointment to hear all about the hotel’s new 2015 Pure Wedding Package from just £2,500. Tudor Park also offers FREE VENUE HIRE and Marriott Rewards Points for every wedding booked.
New Road, East Malling ME19 6BJ
The Orchards is a modern and contemporary wedding venue perfectly located in the quaint village of East Malling, near Maidstone. Set in a rural and private location surrounded by 200 hectares of fruit orchards and idyllic countryside, it provides you with a unique setting in which to hold your wedding reception.
The Orchards’ wedding team prides itself on delivering excellent service. In a bid to make planning your wedding reception as stress-free and uncomplicated as possible, the team loves nothing more than getting really involved in making all your dreams a reality.
The venue’s in-house chef brings a wealth of experience, and is happy to work closely with you on menu selection. The Orchard Suite can comfortably seat 120 guests for a sit down meal and 200 guests for your evening reception.
London Golf Club
Stansted Lane, Ash 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 its 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 Coordinator 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.
New Road, East Malling ME19 6DZ
Welcome to Bradbourne House, an elegant jewel of a venue set in 20 acres of beautiful parkland, complete with a lake and ancient trees. This Grade-I listed building, which was originally built in Tudor times, feels as though it was purpose-built to stage events such as elegant weddings. It offers you exclusive use of the truly stunning venue, exquisite culinary delights, and a wedding partner to guide you through to your wedding day.
Included within the venue hire is exclusive use of Bradbourne House, parkland and grounds; wedding setup; a wedding consultant; toastmaster; brides’ changing room; choices of table linen and cutlery, plus a menu tasting of our culinary offering and more. Bradbourne House’s magnificent Great Hall offers a truly romantic setting for a wedding. It can accommodate up to 100 guests for a wedding breakfast or 200 for the evening celebration. Alternatively, a marquee can be erected on the picturesque lawns for larger wedding parties. Ceremonies can be celebrated in the venue‘s private Walled Garden or for inside ceremonies, the Great Hall for 120 guests or Drawing Room for smaller parties of 60 guests.
The style of cuisine, quality, choice and good value is vitally important in making your wedding day one to remember for you and your guests; this is exactly what Bradbourne House offers through its dedicated in-house culinary team.
Want to see for yourself? Visit its Winter Warmer Wedding Open Afternoon on Sunday 1st February, 12pm-4pm.
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
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 Lodge is 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 chefs source high quality, fair-trade and local produce whenever possible.
A hidden treasure at the Lodge is the beautiful Campanile Garden, which sits in an elevated position overlooking the Cathedral to provide a stunning backdrop. In the summer months, a Champagne drinks reception in the garden is a must, with superb photograph opportunities available.
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 Cathedral view.
Chart Hills Golf Club
Weeks Lane, Biddenden TN27 8JX
Chart Hills has received many accolades for its golf course and now too as a wedding and function venue. The main suite seats 120, but 160 can be accommodated for non-seated events. Chart Hills only takes bookings for one wedding on any day, meaning that couples getting married will have the sole attention of the wedding managers.
The extensive menu selection means that you will find something that suits you and your guests. From a casual buffet or BBQ to a five-course banqueting meal, the choices are vast and varied and will suit all budgets.
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.
St Edmund’s Canterbury
St Thomas Hill, Canterbury CT2 8HU
The beautiful, historic setting of St Edmund’s overlooks the city and cathedral of Canterbury, giving you and your guests a stunning panoramic view from St Thomas Hill. Newly approved for civil marriages, civil partnerships, and renewal of vows for up to 120 guests, St Edmund’s is the quintessential English venue that promises to make your occasion truly memorable.
Step inside and you’ll discover the Drawing Room and Terrace with scenic views, and the traditional oak-panelled Dining Hall, both perfect for your big day. Outside, the elegant limestone-arched colonnade provides a wonderful location for a ceremony. Wedding and catering packages are available to suit all budgets.
St Augustine’s Priory
Priory Road, Bilsington, Ashford TN25 7AU
Set in the heart of the beautiful Garden of England, St Augustine’s Priory is the most idyllic of Kentish wedding locations. Steeped in history, with majestic outlooks in every direction, you will be enthralled by the natural grandeur of this distinguished medieval priory and Edwardian country house, exclusively yours for your very special day.
The dedicated team of professional wedding advisors guarantee that your wedding is unique and personal in every way, transforming your dream into reality. Set in seven acres of stunning gardens, your photographer will be spoilt for choice!
Commissioner’s House at The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Main Gate Road, Chatham ME4 4TZ
Commissioner’s House, one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Kent, and HMS Gannet, a magnificent three-masted Victorian sloop, are nestled within the rich heritage of The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Both are stunning and unusual locations full of romance and enchantment – perfect for your wedding day.
The Mansion and Gardens at Port Lympne
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Lympne CT21 4PD
The Mansion and Gardens at Port Lympne is a unique and popular wedding venue situated on the Kent coast. The elegant 1920’s mansion is steeped in history and enjoys glorious panoramic views across extensive terraced lawns and landscaped gardens to the English Channel. To make it even more distinctive, this exceptional mansion is nestled in the heart of the world-renowned Port Lympne Wild Animal Park.
The lavishly decorated and distinctive mansion rooms are available for wedding ceremonies, civil partnerships, and guest receptions, and can cater from 10 to 180 guests.
Charlton Park, Bishopsbourne, Canterbury CT4 5JA
Charlton Place is a private country house set in parkland, off the A2, 10 minutes’ drive from Canterbury. The stunning white Regency Facade, and elegant first floor Ballroom create perfect back-drops 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.
Eastwell Park, Boughton Lees, Ashford TN25 4HR
An English country house wedding at Eastwell Manor, set within a 3,000-acre estate with perfectly manicured lawns and beautiful grounds in the heart of Kent, is impossible to beat and impossible to forget.
There are four special areas licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, which includes three beautiful oak-panelled Manor House rooms or a beautiful Italian walled Maids’ Garden with its own elegant gazebo. This area is filled with an abundance of historic charm, splendid seasonal flower displays, and a romantic bridge over a lily pond, which the bride can cross to make a memorable entrance.
Oakwood House Hotel
Oakwood Road, Maidstone ME16 8AE
Tucked away in tree-lined gardens, Oakwood House provides the perfect setting for your big day. A grand Victorian mansion set in the heart of Maidstone, the house blends its rich heritage with the latest in modern facilities.
Oakwood House is a fully licensed venue for civil marriages and partnerships, so couples can enjoy their ceremony, wedding reception, and evening entertaining all under one roof.
Boys Hall Manor
Boys Hall Road, Ashford TN24 0LA
Boys Hall is a licensed wedding venue in Kent ideal for civil ceremonies and weddings, and able to accommodate from the modest to the very grand. The Hall is available on an exclusive hire basis, offering a private and bespoke wedding venue service for your special day.
Whether it’s an intimate dinner for close family and friends or a buffet-style wedding breakfast, Boys Hall will be happy to accommodate. Whatever your requirements on your wedding day, the staff will ensure the day is perfect and truly unique for you.
The Hall boasts a range of individually styled bedrooms for overnight accommodation, along with free onsite parking.
From the moment you decide to have your special day at Boys Hall, you will be allocated your own personal coordinator, who will work with you from your initial meeting right through to the planning stages. They will also be there to take care of all your concerns on the big day too.
Combe Bank Drive, Sundridge, Nr Sevenoaks TN14 6AE
Whatever the weather, time of year, or type of wedding that you are looking for, Combe Bank School provides a magnificent, spacious wedding venue with many original features. Set in over 26 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the main Combe Bank School building dates back to 1728.
The Main Entrance Hall provides the perfect welcome into the building and sets the scene for a truly wonderful wedding day. The Adam Room Is licensed for civil ceremonies and can comfortably accommodate 60 guests seated, with a further 40 standing. The room looks out over the extensive, manicured lawn, and the piano can be played as part of the wedding ceremony.
The Chapel can be used for a blessing following a civil ceremony too. The Chapel itself is registered for wedding ceremonies and seats up to 140 guests. You can either have a non-conformist or Roman Catholic wedding ceremony here, and the Registrar from Tunbridge Wells attends if you live in the area. Anglicans may have a blessing service in the Chapel.
Nurstead Church Lane, Meopham DA13 9AD
Nurstead Court is a perfect venue for weddings and partnerships, and has a reputation for providing a high-quality service. Most importantly, flexibility and professionalism ensure that every couple has their dream day. Couples can choose to have their ceremony and/or reception at Nurstead Court, with exclusive use of the function rooms in the House and the Garden Marquee.
A popular option is to have your marriage service at St Mildred’s Church, Nurstead. A short walk from the church along the drive to Nurstead Court will bring you to the South Lawn for pre-reception drinks and photographs before moving to the Garden Marquee for your Reception.
Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG
The memories of your wedding day stay with you forever, so make them even more special with a wedding or reception in a truly remarkable venue. 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.
Whether you are looking to celebrate your whole day, the ceremony, or just the reception at Turner Contemporary, the team can provide a package to suit your taste and style.
Mercure Great Danes
Ashford Road, Hollingbourne, Maidstone ME17 1RE
0844 815 9045
Let the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel make your dreams a reality. here, the team understands that everyone is unique, which is why it creates a bespoke wedding package to ensure your wedding day lives up to your individual expectations.
From room layouts to wedding menus, there is much flexibility in order to provide the perfect setting for your perfect day. The hotel can hold anything from small intimate weddings to larger weddings for up to 350 guests – and with 26 acres of land, it has some beautiful areas for photographs including a lake. What’s more, with an outdoor licensed gazebo, why not get married outside?
For more information or to book an appointment for a show round, call 0844 815 9045, or attend its wedding fair on 1st March, 10am-3pm.
Hadlow Bar & Grill
Ashes Lane, Hadlow TN11 0AN
A perfect setting in the beautiful Kentish country lanes between Tonbridge and Maidstone, Hadlow Bar & Grill has been lovingly maintained by its current owners to provide a romantic wedding setting.
This 16th-century listed building, with great oak beams, polished wood floors and acres of land is available for your perfect occasion. Wedding parties are offered exclusive use of the venue, including private entrances and bars. Attention to detail is paramount, and the friendly team will ensure that your day is perfect.
Hadlow Bar & Grill can cater for a sit down dinner for 50 people, with an evening buffet for 80 guests in our restaurant; however, for larger weddings, a marquee is available at very competitive prices. The venue offers packages for the day for under £10,000, and charges no extra for venue hire or ground rent for the use of its adjoining field.
The Lodge at Prince’s Golf Club
Princes Drive, Sandwich CT13 9QB
Set in a unique coastal location in Sandwich Bay, The Lodge at Prince’s Golf Club offers a romantic and wonderful ambient venue for your special day.
A locally sourced menu aligned to the quality in its Two AA Rosette restaurant, is presented to guests in the Brasserie on the Bay or overlooking the Bay in the Prince’s Suite at the Clubhouse. Whether you’re seeking a reception for 20 or 150 guests, this fabulous venue can provide an exceptional service to ensure your wedding is a day you will cherish forever.