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.
Enclosed by acre upon acre of green hillside and nestled alongside a charming Tudor village between the Medway and the Eden rivers, Penshurst Place is truly a unique wedding destination. Eleven acres of beautiful formal gardens surround the historic house creating a botanical crown befitting of the location.
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is Kent’s largest wildlife park. Home to amazing animals and the county’s only safari experiences, the 600-acre country estate is also an award-winning wedding venue, offering couples an incredible location filled with romance, adventure, luxury and glamour.
The Walled Garden at Rumwood Court is a new and unique dry hire wedding and event venue available from 2022. The Walled Garden is your own private space with the Manor House providing a stunning backdrop. It is available for exclusive hire for a limited number of weekends between the months of May and October. With exclusive access to the grounds for your event along with help & guidance and food & drink from Invicta Food Design, lots of time for setting up and our list of recommended suppliers to choose from you will have all the ingredients for your perfect wedding day.
From Elizabethan castles and town houses to majestic courtrooms and market halls, Medway is blessed with some breathtaking wedding venues. Whether you’re looking for something intimate or grand, you’ll find it here ready to celebrate your historic day in our historic settings.
Hever Castle is a gem in the heart of the Garden of England. The double-moated Castle is shrouded in a glorious creeping Boston ivy, which turns a rich, deep red during late Autumn, and the Medieval gatehouse still retains a working drawbridge and portcullis making for iconic photographs.
Three areas are available for your "I dos." The Castle Inner Hall can accommodate 60 nearest and dearest. The ornate panelled walls, antiques and open log fire lend themselves beautifully to a winter wonderland wedding.
Posted: 22 November 2022
Chapel House Estate in Minster is hosting an open week from Saturday 7th January until Sunday 15th January, 2023 inclusive. The new venue will be open from 10am until the last show around at 4pm.
Offering intimate, relaxed and modern weddings Monday to Wednesday for up to 30 people, along with larger traditional black-tie nuptials for up to 150 reception and 200 evening guests Monday to Sunday, Chapel House Estate is a must-see if you're on the hunt for your dream venue. With the sympathetically converted rustic Old Malt Granary Barn for your indoor "I dos" or the gorgeous Wild Apple Orchard for your al fresco ceremony, we think you'll be hooked! There's even on-site accommodation, sleeping up to 34 guests. Paired with modern technology aplenty and carefully designed bars, this Kent wedding venue seamlessly blends the old with the modern making it a worthy of a spot on your list of venues to visit.
Posted: 17 November 2022
This former private residency has been carefully designed and renovated, with new buildings added, all with you and your guests in mind. Established in 1290 this 35-acre estate, offers you the opportunity to host an intimate wedding in The Walled Courtyard or a large affair in the Thorne Barn. Also included is on-site accommodation for up to 34 people.
Surrounded by natural beauty, the very private grounds include a lovely Arts and Crafts-style garden, wild apple orchard, meadows, three paddocks, on-site modern lodges providing accommodation and even a helicopter pad. Based around one of the oldest buildings in Thanet, this is a venue with a beautifully romantic and timeless feel.
Posted: 15 November 2022
Continuing its mission to bring happy hotels to historical buildings on some of Britain's most desirable streets, spring 2023 will see the boutique hospitality group GuestHouse open the doors to the third property in its portfolio in Margate.
No.42 Margate will embrace the nostalgia we know and love from this sunny seaside town. Housed in a Victorian beauty of a beachfront building it will include 21 bedrooms, a restaurant, rooftop, and spa where the town's open love of uniquely English quirks will be felt all around.
Posted: 10 November 2022
Located in the heart of historical Medway, the St. George Hotel is ideally situated for those looking to experience the magnificent sights Kent has to offer while in town for your big day. Within walking distance of Rochester Castle and Cathedral, Fort Amherst and Chatham's Historic Dockyard there's so much to see and do. A family-run hotel, the team offers a personal and flexible service, so whatever your vision for your wedding, they're on hand to make it a reality.
Although the hotel doesn't have its own grounds, it is conveniently located opposite a lovely green featuring a bandstand and beautiful flowerbeds. It's also close to Rochester Castle so many guests choose to pop over there for photos.
Posted: 8 November 2022
Searches for "pets at weddings" are up 200 per cent since 2020 proving couples are increasingly looking to give their furry friends a starring role in their special day. This recent data from Google comes as no surprise to the team at Salomons Estate in Tunbridge Wells, who have seen a sharp increase in the number of enquiries from couples looking to book pet-friendly ceremonies. "For some, it's non-neogtiable. Many couples we speak to book with us on the basis that their dog can be present for the 'I dos,' photos and drinks reception," says commercial sales manager Courtney Smith. From delightful miniature outfits to adorable photography, Salomons Estate, which took first place in the Best Events Team category at the Kent Wedding Awards 21/22, has seen loved-up pet owners making their furry friend a ring bearer, flowergirl or groomsman.
Posted: 3 November 2022
Set in a 2,500-acre estate, the 14th-century Penshurst Place and its formal gardens are rich in natural splendour and breathtaking historical architecture. With sandstone walls and an impressive sweeping driveway, it has been described as the perfect combination of an inspiring castle and intimate country manor house. This grand stately home welcomes visitors through the wicket gate in the large wooden doorway that previously saw centuries of royalty pass through.
Built in 1341 and the oldest room at Penshurst Place is the spectacular Baron's Hall brimming with character and original Medieval architecture.
Posted: 1 November 2022
With space for 180 wedding guests at this charming hotel, everything you'll ever need for your big day will be taken care of by its team of specialist wedding coordinators, who take pride in their outstanding knowledge of local suppliers. Whatever you need, whether it's a bespoke floral arrangement or wow-factor evening entertainment, they'll organise it for you. What's more, with easy access to the M2, M20 and M25 you can rest assured knowing guests will be able to find you easily at Bridgewood Manor. Plus, the hotel is designed around an inner courtyard, a fantastic location for drinks receptions and those all-important photographs.
Posted: 25 October 2022
Still a private family home, Grade I listed Nettlestead Place has hosted many lavish events and celebrations over the centuries. Now, the gorgeous manor house and its surroundings offer a quintessentially English setting for your big day. Set among 10 acres of grounds the award-winning gardens boast their own sunken pond and far-reaching views across the River Medway. Complete with stone walls, archways, secret gardens, a maze and winding pathways, Nettlestead Place offers a wealth of unforgettable photo opportunities.
Indoor ceremonies are held in the 13th-century Undercroft, characterised by its three Medieval pillars and vaulted ceiling. The ambience is perfect for the "I dos" offering a historical location fitting for the occasion.
Posted: 18 October 2022
This luxurious and imposing Grade I listed building was constructed in 1706 by the rather splendidly named Admiral Sir Cloudsley Shovel, whose coat of arms can be found above the High Street entrance. It has enjoyed a varied history as a butchers market, a courtroom, a concert hall and a cinema. For the past 100 years it has functioned as Rochester's premier venue for parties, events and weddings offering you the flexibility to enjoy the day of your dreams in a historical setting.
Located just off the beautifully preserved Victorian High Street, famous for its connections with Charles Dickens, the venue is close to the cobbled Boley Hill that links the High Street through an ancient gateway to the moat of Rochester Castle and Gardens on your right, and to the left Rochester Cathedral.
Posted: 11 October 2022