5 dreamy wedding venues in Kent
PUBLISHED: 15:20 22 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:20 22 May 2017
Whether it’s a stately country manor house or seafront hotel, Kent has the perfect venue for your ceremony
Set within a 3,000-acre estate with perfectly manicured lawns and beautiful grounds, Eastwell Manor offers 60 individually styled bedrooms and suites, some with four-poster beds. There are four special areas licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, which include three oak-panelled rooms in the manor house plus the Italian walled Maid’s Garden with its own pretty gazebo. The immaculate lawns are ideal for marquee weddings.
Eastwell Park, Boughton Lees, Ashford TN25 4HR
01233 213000 or www.eastwellmanor.co.uk
This elegant Victorian hotel on the seafront has gone through an extensive refurbishment to bring it back to its original glory, but with a modern twist. Now as well as the imposing Imperial Ballroom with panoramic coastal views of the coast and space for up to 120 guests, there is also the choice of a new wedding gazebo, which will be surrounded by secret gardens and fountains.
You can also tie the knot in the Garden Room for 40, the Elizabeth Room for 65 or the gazebo for 80 people.
Princes Parade, Hythe CT21 6AE
01303 267441 or www.hytheimperial.co.uk
Stonelees Golf Club
Set in landscaped grounds close to Pegwell Bay, this contemporary clubhouse has a private garden area overlooking a lake, or you can have your wedding ceremony in the beautiful gazebo. The Saxon Suite has floor to ceiling windows and can offer a sit-down meal for 70 guests or a buffet for 120 guests.
Ebbsfleet Lane, Ramsgate CT12 5DJ
01843 823133 or stonelees.com/weddings
Marleybrook House is a 17th-century ‘chocolate box’ thatched farmhouse full of character, history and old-world charm. The five acres of landscaped gardens, paddocks and woodland provide the perfect setting for a quintessential English country wedding, with a twist…
Entertain your guests with a Vintage Fun Fair, and a choice of areas to keep your guests’ attention throughout the entire day including the Oak Barn, Grand Marquee, quirky Bar & Snug and Garden Terrace as well as many outdoor entertainment areas.
Stourmouth Road, Preston, Canterbury CT3 1HP
01227 668661 or www.marleybrookhouse.co.uk
Callisters at Broome Park
Set in a 400-year-old mansion and surrounded by acres of fine English countryside, Callisters at Broome Park offers the former estate of Lord Kitchener for your reception and wedding breakfast. Licensed for civil ceremonies, you can marry in either the Georgian or Jacobean Room within the Manor House itself or in the Italian Garden with its wildlife pond and a sheltered stone gazebo.
The wedding suite can accommodate up to 160 guests for a sit-down wedding breakfast and up to 250 for an informal finger buffet. New for 2017 is a decking area, fire pit and water features.
Canterbury Road, Barham CT4 6QX
01227 832637 or www.callisters.co.uk