Choosing the perfect Kent wedding venue is an exciting part of your wedding planning. There is a huge choice of venue types in Kent including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.
Take a look at Kent wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.
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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 both a beautiful old barn conversion as well as a truly luxurious permanent grand marquee which can host lavish receptions for up to 300 guests. Our converted barn is ideal to hire for later in the day wedding ceremonies followed by a party – simply called ‘Twilight Weddings’.
At Bilsington Priory, we tailor make our weddings to suit our client's dreams, 'Our Venue, your Dream'. This enables us to deliver a unique wedding experience for each and every couple who get married here. Our beautiful 13th century Priory is steeped in history: the site has been occupied since Roman times, with the Priory that we have now founded in 1253.
It is a distinctive blend of exclusivity that makes Hempstead House a most fitting venue for your wedding reception. A beautiful setting, luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and our years of professional experience will ensure that this most special of days remains not only memorable, but is also tailored exactly to your requirements.
Higham Marquees is a family run business established in 2010 and based in the village of Higham near Rochester in Kent.
We understand the pressures of hosting and organising events and have been trusted by many to deliver comprehensive services for Weddings, Parties and Corporate Events in and around Kent in recent years.
If you’re looking to create a relaxed garden party style wedding and to step away from those traditional formulas and expectations, you’re in the right place.
There is nothing of the conveyor-belt feel to this venue and our goal is to be so much more than just another quintessentially English Country wedding venue.
If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Wedding Events fair at to Braxted Park, Great Braxted, Essex, for inspiration! It's one of our first wedding shows of 2022 and a must-visit for all those that got engaged over the festive season.
The event brings couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning in touch with local professionals who are on hand to help plan the wedding day.
From photographers to cake makers, musicians to florists you're sure to tick a lot off of your to-do list by attending one of our County Wedding Events.... read more
Posted: 14 January 2022
Situated in the gorgeous Kentish countryside in Upchurch, The BarnYard has recently undergone and exciting new renovation. Totally different to the existing wedding offerings the new Apple Barn and Courtyard can host twilight wedding ceremonies for up to 100 guests and up to 200 for the evening bash. You can host indoor "I dos" in the barn itself or choose to hold an al fresco ceremony in the beautiful Courtyard Gazebo.
Decoration is allowed earlier in the day and there's a stunning dressing room available to book for anyone who wishes to get ready on site, including a fridge full of bubbles and snacks.... read more
Posted: 9 December 2021
Photography team Jeff and Sarah Oliver (https://jeffoliverphotography.com) have taken to YouTube to create an indispensable video library of Kentish wedding venue tours. Originally aimed at helping couples and venues placed in a difficult position by various lockdowns, the channel is now set to be a useful tool for anyone planning their Kent wedding.
Each episode is packed with everything you could possibly need to know about each hotspot from map location, overnight accommodation, outdoor space and all of your indoor celebration-space options.... read more
Posted: 25 November 2021
Recent research into the most Instagrammable National Trust properties, conducted by www.heatingforce.co.uk, has placed Kent treasure Chartwell near the top. With 28,065 hashtags on Instagram, Chartwell, once home to Winston Churchill came in third place just behind impressive country piles Waddesdon Manor and Cliveden.
In 2019 Chartwell welcomed 253,032 visitors, who flocked there to see the property's main attraction – the largest collection of the late prime minister's paintings.
If you're looking to enjoy a day out together this autumn, check out www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell... read more
Posted: 11 November 2021
Wedding dreams of being kings and queens of the castle for the big day? Lucky for you, this fairytale ending can come true as the UK is blessed with a whole host of romantic castle wedding venues. Engagement ring specialists at Steven Stone analysed a comprehensive list of castles on wedding planning websites and using hashtag data from Instagram to reveal which venues has the highest number of posts to inspire your big-day wedding venue choice.... read more
Posted: 7 October 2021
However wonderful weddings are by nature they can unfortunately have a big environmental impact. According to the Sustainable Wedding Alliance, the average carbon footprint of a UK wedding exceeds the average yearly footprint for a household. With all eyes on the UK in the lead up to COP26 and a new wedding season upon us, autumn is a chance to use nature as an inspiration and celebrate love sustainably. Around 278,000 couples tie the knot every year in the UK. And, in 2021 more than 550,000 weddings are expected to take place following delays caused by the pandemic. From food waste to energy used to power the celebrations, upcoming weddings could have a negative impact on the environment.... read more
Posted: 30 September 2021
Bromley Court Hotel has just launched a whole host of new wedding packages available for 2022-23. Costs range from £99 per person for the To Have and To Hold package to £137 per person for the Forever and Always package. We think the From This Day Forward option offers terrific value. At £122 per person based on a minimum number of 45 adult guests, it includes the following: a menu tasting for the two of you, wedding breakfast room hire, arrival red carpet, floral centrepieces, chair covers and sashes, a glass of prosecco on arrival and another for toasts, half a bottle of house wine per person, still and sparkling water, evening buffet for adult day guests, executive bedroom on the wedding night, and breakfast in bed for the newlyweds, plus the services of an experienced a wedding coordinator.... read more
Posted: 22 July 2021
Whether you're planning a wedding, celebrating an anniversary or simply need a night away, this staycation prize is a welcome getaway treat courtesy of Interstate Hotels & Resorts.At one of the most sought-after Mercure wedding venues in the UK, the lucky winner and their guest will stay in the best room in the house, the Wedding Suite, with dinner and breakfast at the hotel of their choice.The Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel is one of the most desirable wedding venues Yorkshire has to offer, set in the picturesque Golden Acres Park with formal gardens and a picturesque gazebo for dreamy outdoor weddings. While, The Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel is a tranquil four-star hotel set amongst two acres of landscaped gardens with a backdrop of beautiful rolling Cheshire countryside and Welsh mountains providing an idyllic setting for any wedding. Or, why not check out Cotswold's Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel for character and setting? This four-star Georgian country house boasts 12 acres of its own park and woodland providing the perfect Gloucestershire backdrop for a truly scenic wedding.... read more
Posted: 29 June 2021
One thing the pandemic has highlighted is the archaic wedding laws couples are still governed by; and although this was due to be revised in government in the next year or two, MPs have decided to bring forward a change in outdoor weddings. From 1st July to 30th April 2022, couples can tie the knot outside without the restrictions of it having to take place under a permanent licensed structure, ie, a gazebo or pagoda. This is a much needed boost for wedding venues with booking in the next nine months and are having to adhere to social distancing requirements and outdoor weddings being preferable.... read more
Posted: 21 June 2021
From the North East and Yorkshire to London and Oxfordshire, Countrywide Hotels' properties are located across the UK in fantastic locations near top local attractions, stunning beaches and beautiful countryside.Whether you're after a romantic getaway in an historic stately home, a leisure break at a top golf and spa resort, of a family friendly location with the little ones there's truly something for everyone. Read on to find out all the latest news at Countrywide Hotels...... read more
Posted: 21 April 2021