The gorgeous county of Kent is an amazing choice for a wedding. Bordering Sussex, Surrey and Greater London, Kent is often tipped as “The Garden of England”. Easily accessible, there are a huge number of wedding venues in Kent with a wide range of options – green spaces, hotels, historic locations, and spas. Here is Confetti’s guide to the top wedding venues in Kent!
The Hop Farm is a unique, historic, and iconic wedding venue in Kent that boasts “the world’s largest collection of oast houses”, 500 acres of fields and manicured lawns, and a choice of backdrops that are all perfect settings to your wedding day. Host your wedding inside in one of the Hop Farm’s “beamed function suites” or outside in their beautiful gazebo on the lawn (where you might choose to enjoy fireworks, fire pits, and camping as part of your celebration). Choose from a range of fantastic wedding packages for a range of budgets that can also be customised into all manner of themes (including ‘festival’ or ‘country’) that can include providing “hog roasts, bbqs, bands on the lawns, haybales, and Pimms or Gin bars”.
Few places can rival Salomons Estate, Tunbridge Wells when it comes to providing a wedding venue with a romantic backdrop for your special day. Located in the heart of the garden of England and just 45 minutes from London, the elegant country mansion has been lovingly restored to make the perfect venue for special occasions such as wedding ceremonies and receptions. The manor house is set in 36 acres of picturesque gardens, woodland and rolling parkland bordering a large lake, much of which can be viewed from our stunning south-facing terrace. See more here
The Astor Wing is licensed to permit weddings and partnership ceremonies all year round. It provides an idyllic surrounding and has numerous breathtaking photography opportunities which helps ensure that any wedding day at Hever Castle is the most joyous and memorable experience.
The wonderfully oak panelled Tudor Suite Sitting Room overlooks the Castle and formal lawns and is a unique place to be married. Adjacent is the Tudor Suite Dining Hall, again shrouded with oak panelling with a stunning fire place and is able to seat up to 64 guests. Reception drinks can be taken within the Astor Wing or, weather permitting, on the lawns. See more here
Little Silver Country Hotel, licensed to hold the marriage ceremony, offers the perfect location for your wedding day with the exclusive use of the hotel and facilities. Landscaped gardens for those treasured photographs, 16 excellent bedrooms including four posters, luxury suites with whirlpool baths, excellent cuisine and the magnificent Kent Hall ensure a perfect day. See more here
The Bromley Court Hotel, Kent, invite you to explore the grounds as they join you on an unforgettable journey from your engagement to the biggest day of your life… Your wedding day.
- They specialise in small intimate weddings to larger weddings with up to 180 guests.
- 4 Packages for you to choose from depending on your budget. Including special extras like chair covers, fresh flower table decorations, wedding breakfast and drinks packages.
- Enjoy the convenience of having your ceremony in the same location as your wedding breakfast.
- Do you want something a little different and extra special? Why not let them organise a bespoke wedding especially for you.
- 115 bedrooms to choose from for your guests – An executive bedroom complimentary for you and your husband on your wedding day.
- 2 Acres of beautiful landscaped gardens ideal for your wedding photos.
Chart Hills Golf Club is a light & bright venue which is located on the northern boundary of the high Weald of Kent in the village of Biddenden. Surrounded by glorious countryside and only 5 miles from Tenterden. Chart Hills has received many accolades for its golf course and now too as a wedding and function venue. The Clubhouse sits at the end of a long drive set with cherry trees & daffodils which then opens into a large car park with ample parking for over 150 cars. See more here
Wise Wedding Venue is a delightful hideaway offering an unusual and unique location for that special day. Set within an area of established oak and silver birch trees are open grassy clearings, reed lakes and a fabulous tree house to relax within and gaze upon the day’s festivities.
No matter what your plans for the day, we are happy to hand over the reins to you and your arranged suppliers and just provide the venue and marquee, or if you desire we can arrange and provide for the whole event; from the horse and carriage arrival to the fireworks finale. See more here
8. Darenth Valley Golf Course
Set in the beautiful Kentish Valley and only five miles from Sevenoaks, Darenth Valley is a stunning venue for your special occasion. Offering a relaxed atmosphere to all guests with no hard and fast rules. Throughout the year the function suite with its lovely views of the golf course is the setting to a number of wedding ceremonies, breakfasts, receptions and gatherings.
A beautiful castle in the Kent countryside that is easily accessible from London – Chiddingstone is more than just a stunning venue for weddings. They pride themselves on being able to accommodate a wide variety of requests and were particularly delighted in November 2012 to win the prestigious award for the Best Kent Wedding Venue (Heritage) 2012. Their experience and flexibility have helped deliver successful private functions and celebrations, charity events, conferences, open days, musical concerts, exhibitions and fairs. The castle and its grounds may also be hired for filming and photographic shoots. See more here
The Black Horse Inn, Maidstone, Kent, are delighted to be able to offer a beautiful location with private gazebo for weddings from 4 – 100 guests.
A choice of ceremony rooms ensures you can get married all year round. Three rooms are licensed for the ceremony – Garden Gazebo, Light and Airy Conservatory or The Pilgrim Suite. Facilities include 27 en-suite bed and breakfast rooms in the grounds and a choice of menu either sit down or buffet. See more here
Make your wedding day a truly unique experience by holding your civil ceremony or renewing your vows at Margate’s stunning new international art gallery, Turner Contemporary. With unrivalled views out to sea, their Foyle Rooms and Clore Studio offer the perfect backdrop for your special occasion, capturing the same unique light that inspired many of JMW Turner’s paintings. See more here
12. The Port Lympne Mansion Hotel
The Port Lympne Mansion Hotel is a lavishly decorated and distinctive bijou Hotel situated on the Kent coast making it a private, unique and extremely popular wedding venue. The elegant Edwardian Country 1920’s Mansion is steeped in history and enjoys glorious panoramic views across extensive terraced lawns and landscaped gardens out to the English Channel.
The hotel comprises of two bridal suites for you to choose from and just four other bedrooms, all of which are en suite. It affords you the luxury and privacy of booking a Mansion exclusively for your ceremony, wedding party and then a place to sleep for the night all under one roof. To make this hotel even more distinctive this exceptional Mansion is nestled in the heart of the world renowned Port Lympne Wild Animal Park dedicated to conservation.
13. Chilston Park Hotel- Hand Picked Hotels
With its Historic Surroundings, secluded but spacious parkland setting and a warm welcoming atmosphere, it is hard to imagine a more perfect wedding venue. Dating back to the 17th Century, Chilston Park does not just allow you to relax it actually encourages you to be totally self-indulgent. Today, with its lake surrounded by 23 acres of private grounds, luxurious furnishings, open fires and candlelight; it remains a stunning backdrop for those very important occasions. Every wedding is uniquely special and we believe your day should reflect this. Their team of professional co-ordinators will help take care of arrangements and make the whole process seamless. Let them advise on everything from menus to arrival by helicopter and on the day itself, their experienced team will be there to look after you and your guests.
The Spa Hotel, a splendid 18th Century Mansion set within 14 acres of gardens, is situated on the edge of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Offering a warm and affable service, the hotel is family owned and prides itself on its high standards and attention to detail. Their wedding reception packages encompass relaxed initimate gatherings to traditional ceremonies of up to 228 guests. For more details please contact their dedicated wedding coordinators. See more here
15. Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa- Hand Picked Hotels
A sophisticated redbrick Georgian mansion and four star hotel, Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa in Fawkham Green, Kent, is part of the award-winning Hand Picked Hotel collection, AA Large Hotel Group of the Year 2012/2013. It’s redbrick exterior and rural grounds remain a stunning backdrop for those very important photographic moments.
When the great storm of 1987 swept through Kent it created a wonderful opportunity for a golf course to emerge. A decade later Westerham Golf Club opened within a setting of mature forestry, water features and wonderful views across the North Downs. A real treat from nature to play and a superb backdrop for your wedding celebrations! See more here