Penshurst Place is a 14th-century property set within a 2,500-acre estate

Penshurst Place exterior Credit: www.parkershots.comPENSHURST PLACE AND GARDENS
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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. It can host 200 guests for a seated ceremony, 136 for the wedding breakfast or 200 for a standing reception. The Sunderland Room adjoins the Minstrel Gallery and overlooks Baron’s Hall. Hung with historical paintings, it sits atop a spiral turret staircase. It can hold136 seated for the ceremony, 88 for the wedding breakfast and 140 for a standing reception. The Buttery, once the original bottle store for the house, boasts ancient brick walls, a large fireplace and tapestries. Ideal for intimate “I dos” it can hold 40 nearest and dearest. There’s also space here for 30 loved ones at the wedding breakfast and 50 at the standing reception.

For al fresco ceremonies, the Inner Courtyard is a beautiful spot, surrounded by sandstone walls and scented roses. In addition, the newly licensed Nut Garden provides a more informal alternative to the Elizabethan rooms inside the house. In fact, so varied are the options here, we’d need most of the magazine to tell you about them! So, hop over to the website or get in touch with the wedding team to find out more.

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