5 of the top boutique hotels for weddings in Kent
PUBLISHED: 12:08 03 June 2020 | UPDATED: 12:38 03 June 2020
The Good Hotel Guide have helped us get a little location inspiration with five of the top boutique hotels for weddings in Kent
So much has been cancelled or put on hold in recent weeks, including weddings. So we’re taking a moment to look forward and daydream about the future, and what could be a more positive thought than planning a wedding? Here the Good Hotel Guide have helped us get a little location inspiration with five of the top boutique hotels for weddings in Kent...
• Hever Castle B&B, Edenbridge
In the grounds of Anne Boleyn’s family home, Hever Castle B&B is a five-star retreat with fairytale qualities throughout. The Tudor history is evident in all the details, while luxe fabrics make it every inch a modern luxury destination. Exquisite grounds make it the perfect photo opportunity, so for weddings it’s ideal. Start with a stylish arrival at the castle forecourt where you can welcome your guests across the drawbridge and experience the splendour of the function rooms within Hever Castle itself.
• Read’s, Faversham
This elegant Georgian manor house and restaurant-with-rooms is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has a real knack for paying attention to details. Herbs and vegetables from the manor’s own walled kitchen garden characterise the food, and when it comes to events they have a charming private dining room. It is all about traditional style here, and they are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies as well. It’s the perfect place for an intimate wedding.
• Sands Hotel, Margate
With its views of the sea and vast open skies, Sands Hotel in Margate sits right by the water in the heart of town. The restored 19th-century building offers seascape inspired interiors and phenomenal enthusiasm for a party. Stylish and sophisticated, with a recommended restaurant, the 20 bedroom hotel is licensed to hold civil ceremonies in its beautiful Terrace Suite or Bay Restaurant, both with breathtaking views of Margate Main Sands.
• Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury
A contemporary hotel set within the inspiring grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of the city of Canterbury. Its 35 rooms and suites are comfortable and elegant, many with wonderful views of cathedral details. Unsurprisingly, it’s an incredibly special place for a wedding, catering for anything from a small intimate wedding breakfast to a sit down meal for up to 120 guests. In the summer months, drinks in the Campanile Garden are a must.
• Starborough Manor, Edenbridge
This refurbished 18th-century house is surrounded by parkland and gardens, and overlooks the Starborough Castle moat. With a history dating back to the 14th century, the estate is picturesque and idyllic. You arrive down a long, tree-lined drive to find a dreamy setting for a wedding reception or party. You can choose from spaces inside the house or to have a marquee erected on the lawn, meaning that whether you have a small wedding or a large one, Starborough Manor can provide everything you need.