8 fairytale weddings venues in Kent
PUBLISHED: 17:06 12 May 2016 | UPDATED: 17:06 12 May 2016
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We have selected 8 beautiful weddings venues in Kent to make your special day that little bit better
Dove At Dargate
This quaint 17th-century pub in a pretty village, close to both Whitstable and Canterbury, can offer weddings for up to 150 guests, with a rustic decorated marquee, stage for live music, outside garden bar, traditional Kentish games, and a large field with ample parking. Choose anything you desire, from an à la carte locally sourced menu to a buffet.
If you crave Victorian splendour, acres of gardens and a magnificent seafront setting, then this elegant seaside hotel is the one for you. From your initial enquiry, a dedicated wedding consultant will find out as much as they can to understand the type of day you want. A show-round is arranged for each couple to fully appreciate what the hotel has to offer, and on the day of your wedding the wedding consultant will be there to ensure your wedding function room is beautifully set and to your expectations.
Located in idyllic countryside in the heart of the Kentish Weald, this charming historic house is set within 35 acres of beautiful grounds, including a lake, rose garden and woodland, and can be exclusively yours for the day of your marriage celebrations. It offers a selection of rooms and locations in which to hold the most romantic wedding, including the Grade II Orangery and the majestic oak-panelled Great Hall.
Best Western Plus Donnington Manor Hotel is licensed for civil weddings and its facilities include landscaped gardens for photographs, a choice of two air-conditioned banqueting suites and the oak-timbered Osteria Restaurant. Conveniently, the hotel also has 63 bedrooms to accommodate your guests. The weddings team will be constantly on hand to ensure that every aspect of your day is planned.
Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
For a beautiful boutique seaside wedding venue, then the Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa offers weddings for small parties to large.The historic hotel opposite the beach promenade with a stunning backdrop of the famous White Cliffs and Dover Castle makes it a great location for those special wedding photos. Choose from the Chartwell Suite or the Waterfront Restaurant for your celebration, or a choice of three elegant rooms for civil marriage ceremonies and partnerships. Special rates for wedding guests are available and for the bridal couple there is a spacious honeymoon suite with a veranda overlooking the Channel.
If you are looking for a stunning location for your wedding there a fewer places with a better heritage than Hever Castle. Founded in 1270 and the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the castle is the perfect combination of grandeur and intimacy. Whether it be the stately grandeur of the Castle itself, the country house atmosphere of the Astor Wind or the stunning Lakeside location of the Guthrie Pavilion and Italian Loggia, Hever Castle has a range of beautiful settings for all seasons
Dating back to 1690, these charming barns with vaulted beamed ceilings and lovely grounds are just outside Canterbury. Able to accommodate up to 150 for your ceremony and up to 200 for the evening reception, outside ceremonies can also be held in the Old Cart Barn in summer. There’s a luxury cottage in the grounds should the happy couple be planning to stay in on their wedding night, and a salon to get ready in on the morning of the wedding.
The Old Rectory at Offham
This charming Georgian former rectory can accommodate 50 in its Chinoiserie Drawing Room (where a unique feature is the hand-painted walls by Josef Holst) and 50 in the dining room. Tall, shuttered windows offer pretty views of the gardens from every window. The Noblesse Weddings team will deal with all the many practicalities of hosting your exclusive event, fine tuning the finer details to ensure your wedding remains a precious memory.