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.
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.
As 2022 arrived so did the builders at The BarnYard, as the venue embarks on another major improvement to its wedding offerings. And let us tell you, both existing and prospective couples are in for a real treat! The permanent marquee, which has been in situ in various forms for approximately 15 years is being completely renewed from the ground up. The existing structure will be treated to new ceiling panels and ceiling curtains, the plastic panelling at the sides are being replaced with bi-folding glass doors all the way around, and a new floor is being installed incorporating a built-in dancefloor. The bar has been dismantled and will be replaced with a new up-to-date version located next to the dancefloor with new lighting and décor. Click play or scan the QR code to see the diggers in action!
Posted: 21 June 2022
The Holiday Inn, Dover, has launched two new wedding packages certain to tempt those of you on the lookout for a venue in the area. The first is The Classic Wedding Package, which includes the reception room hire, tableware and linen, Bucks Fizz drinks reception, three-course wedding breakfast, half a bottle of house wine per guest plus a glass of prosecco for toasts, a personalised table plan, your own personal wedding co-ordinator, a complimentary food tasting for two, use of a silver cake stand and knife, mic and use of the sound system during speeches and wedding breakfast, evening buffet, chair covers and sashes, master of ceremonies, marquee swags, discounted room rates for your guests, and complimentary bridal suite for you, the newlyweds, on your wedding night. The package is priced at £85 per person, based on a minimum of 50 day guests. Additional evening reception guests are charged at £25 per person.
Posted: 3 May 2022
We chatted to Kylie Christie at The Old Kent Barn about wedding planning and choosing the perfect wedding venue. We're engaged! Now what?
Start by researching venues. Many will have lots of information on their websites as well as pricing. Pick your favourites, arrange a tour of each to learn more about how your day will run, what's included and what ceremony choices you have. Check date availability: be prepared that your exact date may not be available, so being flexible will help in the early stages of your planning. Together you'll find a date that works for you. Starting your planning with your venue and date secured will help you plan the rest of your day.
Posted: 19 April 2022
Chapel House Estate in Thanet, East Kent, once a private family home, has been redesigned as an exclusive-use luxury wedding venue due to open in the spring. The Estate blends seamlessly into the surrounding Kentish farmland, less than a mile from the picturesque coast. The reinstated north drive will provide the main access via a private, gated entrance and the team will greet guests at reception where they'll be able to check into their accommodation before heading off to explore. Offering a limited number of exclusive, destination weekend and intimate weekday weddings, Chapel House will provide a memorable experience for couples and guests alike.
Posted: 31 March 2022
Newly-licensed Kent venue Fort Burgoyne is now welcoming wedding bookings. It's an announcement that comes right on time for many couples who've experienced long delays and cancellations due to Covid. The venue will be working with venue stylists Diamond Circle Weddings to offer bespoke ceremonies and receptions to couples waiting to walk down the aisle.
The historical Fort dates back to the 1860s, when it was built to protect Dover Castle. Although it has been refurbished since then, the imposing facade, abundant space and hidden tunnels make it a truly impressive spot if you're looking for a location with character for your big day. It offers a choice of several spaces to tie the knot with options to say "I do" inside in the ceremony room, or al fresco overlooking Dover Castle in the Shooting Gallery or on the Parade Ground.
Each wedding can be tailored to your individual wants, needs and dreams and, depending on the style you're looking for, you can enjoy anything from a luxury afternoon tea as part of a large celebration or an intimate ceremony overlooking the grounds.
Posted: 10 March 2022
This Grade II listed building has been renovated for the 21st-century guest, while still retaining its original Victorian charm and elegance. There are balconies on the first floor with ground-floor alcoves in Mr. White's English Chophouse restaurant and the bar overlooking the sea. The hotel is located on Dover's seafront and boasts a terrace garden with outdoor seating allowing you to take in the sea views. For weddings, the front facade of the hotel with Dover Castle in the background makes it ideal for excellent photos.
Posted: 8 March 2022
If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Wedding Events wedding show 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.
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.
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.
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
Posted: 11 November 2021