Your Kent Wedding - Page number 20 - May/Jun 2021 (Issue 96)

HALL PLACE & GARDENS 01322 526 574 | Hall Place is a Grade I listed scheduled monument. The house is an impressive property built from Tudor monastic stone and red Jacobean brick, with a panelled Great Hall and a beautiful Great Chamber complete with carved ceiling. The two historical periods that characterise the venue offer varying styles that allow you to experience the best of both. The award-winning landscaped gardens feature topiary shapes, rose gardens and magnolia walks. Plus, the River Cray runs through the grounds adding a sense of calm and tranquillity, while the wider parkland offers herbaceous borders and wild flowers aplenty. The magnificent Great Hall leads onto private courtyard gardens adjacent to the Tudor Kitchen. It’s ideally suited for 100 loved ones to join you for the vows and wedding breakfast, with space for 140 at the evening celebrations. The rustic Tudor Kitchen can accommodate 100 ceremony guests and offers access to the North Courtyard where you can adjourn for your drinks reception. For more intimate ceremonies the Great Chamber on the first floor, a light and airy space overlooking the topiary lawns, can host 50 loved ones. Plus, The Parlour, a smaller panelled room offering a cosy feel has capacity for 40 nearest and dearest to witness the “I dos.” www.rebe BRANDSHATCH PLACE HOTEL & SPA 01474 875 000 | Built for the Duke of Norfolk in 1806, this Georgian mansion has a charming red brick facade and romantic front porch, giving way to elegant painted oak panelling and decorative cornicing, nodding to its past as a famous country house where entertainment was king. The function suites are enriched with contemporary touches such as modern spotlighting and decorative mirrors, offering a glamorous backdrop to your big day. Also check out… INN ON THE LAKE 01474 823 333 | The Inn on the Lake sits on the edge of 12 acres of woodland and its glorious gardens are built around three natural lakes, which are the focal point for weddings here. The ultimate romantic spot, the Lakeside Gazebo sits on the edge of the largest. Inside, the floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows flood the hotel’s large wedding room with natural light and offer stunning panoramic views over the lakes and gardens. 20