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9 gorgeous wedding venues in Kent

PUBLISHED: 10:15 01 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:29 01 February 2016

Kent wedding venues

Kent wedding venues

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We have hand selected 9 stunning and romantic wedding venues for your special

Eastwell Manor, Ashford

Enjoy the romantic setting at historic Eastwell Manor, set within a 3,000-acre estate in the heart of the Kent countryside. The four Red Star Country House Hotel and Spa is owned and managed by the Parrett family and here you can enjoy both your ceremony and reception at one stunning location. There are four special areas licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, which include three oak-panelled manor house rooms or the walled Italian Maids Garden with its own gazebo and romantic bridge over a lily pond. The manicured lawns also make a perfect setting for marquee weddings. 01233 213025 or Weddings@eastwellmanor.co.uk. www.eastwellmanor.co.uk

Eastwell Manor, AshfordEastwell Manor, Ashford

Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury

Set within the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, The Cathedral Lodge offers brides a very special and unique wedding reception venue. Catering from an intimate wedding breakfast in the restaurant, to a sit-down meal for up to 120 guests in the Clagett Auditorium, couples can enjoy a drinks reception in the Kentish Barn, with wonderful views of the famous Cathedral; alternatively the Campanile Garden is available for summer drinks receptions and photographs. Guests can stay overnight in one of the 35 well-appointed hotel bedrooms, with the majority enjoying stunning views of the Cathedral and gardens. All overnight guests receive a full English breakfast in the morning and entrance to Canterbury Cathedral throughout their stay. 01227 865350 or stay@canterburycathedrallodge.org www.canterburycathedrallodge.org

Cathedral Lodge, CanterburyCathedral Lodge, Canterbury

Wallett’s Court, nr Dover

In the romantic heart of White Cliffs Country, opposite the moss-softened church of St Peter in Westcliffe is gracious Wallett’s Court, an idyllic country manor house with landscaped gardens and a history dating back 1,000 years. Stories of love and romance abound; King Edward I and Queen Eleanor resided here for a while and legend has it that this is where their love blossomed. A wedding at Wallett’s can be tailored to your needs, from an intimate ceremony and reception for just a few guests to an exclusive package with all of the hotel’s public rooms, 14 bedrooms and a wedding breakfast for 100 or more guests. 01304 852 424, 0800 0351628 mail@wallettscourt.com www.wallettscourthotelspa.com

Wallett's CourtWallett's Court

Hythe Imperial, Hythe

Hythe Imperial has recently been a finalist for the WOW Factor award at the Kent Wedding Awards for 2015 and is committed to organising your perfect day to allow you time to enjoy the fun parts of planning your wedding and to be able to relax on the day itself. From your initial enquiry, whether it’s by phone, email or face to face, the hotel’s wedding consultant will find out as much as they can to understand the type of day you want. A show-round is then arranged for the couple to fully appreciate the Victorian splendour of this four-star seafront hotel set in acres of gardens. On the day of your ceremony, the wedding consultant will be there to ensure that every last detail is perfect. 01303 267441 or weddings@hytheimperialhotel.com www.hytheimperial.co.uk

Hythe ImperialHythe Imperial

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Your special day deserves a special venue. Leas Cliff Hall has two spacious rooms that can be adapted to suit any event; The Channel Suite and The Grand Hall. Whether you are planning an intimate or lavish wedding, our stunning spaces, experienced team and on-hand wedding planners can ensure your day is everything you dreamed it would be. 01303228600 or lchfunctions@leascliffhall.co.uk www.leascliffhall.co.uk

Leas Cliff Hall, FolkestoneLeas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Ramada Hotel, Dover

Set in four acres of landscaped gardens, the Ramada offers a Grand Marquee seating up to 300 guests and can also cater for smaller, more intimate weddings in the Olive Tree restaurant and the Channel Suite. Small Weddings are very affordable at this 4 star venue starting from as little as £1995 for up to 50 guests. The Grand Marquee has become particularly popular with the Asian community with their large, traditional weddings and the hotel has chefs from the Indian subcontinent who specialise in Asian cuisine. Bridal couples are also able to choose to have a civil ceremony in the Garden Gazebo outdoors or within the hotel. The Ramada Dover has 68 bedrooms with free guest parking available. There is also a restaurant, cocktail lounge bar, coffee lounge and mini gym available for guests. Special accommodation rates are available for wedding guests On 21 February the hotel is holding a Spring Wedding Fayre from 11am to 3.30pm (free entry), where you can meet the team and discuss your special requirements. 01304 821230 or events@ramadadover.co.uk www.ramadadover.co.uk

Marquee, Ramada HotelMarquee, Ramada Hotel

The Marquis, Alkham

The Marquis is a great choice for an intimate celebration. Named Restaurant of the Year in the Kent Taste Awards 2015, this restaurant-with-rooms offers modern British dishes made using the finest local ingredients, and bedrooms with comfy beds and sumptuous soft furnishings. Packages can include everything from flowers, balloons, wedding cakes, place cards, table plans and much more. Choose from ‘Kentish’ or ‘Gastronomic’ wedding packages and one of two special areas for your ceremony: either in The Luckhurst Room or outside in our gardens housing an elegant gazebo. The Marquis is licensed to hold ceremonies for up to 55 people in its public rooms and the church of St Anthony de Pamiers at the back can hold up to 100 people for ceremonies. Smaller weddings and functions can be held in a private dining room. 01304 873 410 or weddings@themarquisatalkham.co.uk www.themarquisatalkham.co.uk

The Marquis at AlkhamThe Marquis at Alkham

Winters Barns, Canterbury

Dating back to 1690, these charming barns with vaulted beamed are located in lovely countryside just outside Canterbury. Up to 150 people can be accommodated for the ceremony and up to 200 for an evening reception. The barns are centrally heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer, and you can choose either a package or a bespoke wedding. The packages include venue hire, food, drinks, and a DJ while the bespoke option includes a venue hire fee independent of numbers, which allows you to customise other elements for your big day. Bespoke weddings are available year-round as are Packages, except on high season Fridays and Saturdays. A dedicated wedding coordinator will assist from booking to the day of the wedding and also available is a luxury cottage for the couple to stay in on their wedding night and a salon to get ready in on the morning of the wedding. 01227 472581 or www.winters-barns.co.uk

Winters BarnsWinters Barns

The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury

The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, is a wedding venue that would appeal to lovers of Kent cricket, combining history and rich tradition with contemporary luxury, with great views of the pitch from all rooms. A recent multi-million re-development of the ground has resulted in a range of contemporary suites, perfect for weddings or receptions up to 250 guests. The Chiesman Pavilion, Harris Room and Cornwallis Room are all licensed for civil ceremonies, so you can hold your ceremony and reception in the same venue. 01227 473 612 or sales-thespitfireground@centerplate.co.uk www.thespitfiregroundstlawrence.co.uk

Canterbury Cricket GroundCanterbury Cricket Ground

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