Your wedding day is one of the most magical days of your life, so there’s no surprise you’ll want to find the right venue for it. Thankfully, we’ve hand-picked the most breathtaking wedding venues in Kent to make your decision that little bit easier.
The South East county of Kent has so much to offer for couples looking to tie the knot, from Dartford to Dover, Margate to Tonbridge. Also known as The Garden of England, Kent is home to two of the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: The North Downs and The High Weald, making it a truly unique setting for any wedding.
Mount Ephraim Gardens
This 800-acre estate is nestled in the heart of the Kent’s countryside but is reachable in just 15 minutes by car from the city of Canterbury and 30 minutes from Maidstone. Mount Ephraim Gardens wedding venue is renowned for its spectacular views and elegant gardens that are set amongst the 800-acre estate, and (of course) the beautiful Victorian manor house.
Every wedding day at Mount Ephraim Gardens is different from the rest, but the uniqueness of each ceremony pairs perfectly with the romantic and historic setting for an unforgettable wedding day in Kent. Both the house and garden can accommodate up to 110 ceremony guests, while a reception here can accommodate 175 guests. If you’re looking for something a little larger, the marquee area can host 250 guests in truly spectacular style.
Kent’s very own Leeds Castle wedding venue has a rich history that dates back 900 years, but it is the castle’s remarkable landscape that makes it one of the most breathtaking wedding venues in Kent. A wedding venue that’s fit for a king and queen, Leeds Castle has played a vital part in the country’s history, from Henry VIII to World War II. You too could create your own piece of history at the venue when you choose to have your wedding here.
Surrounded by a stunning moat and offering panoramic views, your guests will be in awe of this stunning wedding venue. It’s also conveniently located just outside of Maidstone, meaning it’s easily accessible from the South East, London and beyond.
One Warwick Park Hotel
Situated in the Royal town of Tunbridge Wells, previously a historic spa town, One Warwick Park Hotel wedding venue is one of the most sought-after wedding venues for many reasons. First of all, the luxury hotel is conveniently located in the centre of the town. Upon arrival, you’ll notice its modern yet glamorous exterior. The hotel itself is made up of 39 luxury rooms and suites, all of which can be enjoyed by the happy couple and their guests. However, the most impressive feature of the hotel is its ceremony room.
The charming ceremony room has a brick feature wall sat alongside the pure white walls. It can seat up to 120 guests and 180 for the evening reception. This intimate yet grand venue even has an adjoining bar area to provide your guests with even more room during the evening celebrations.
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
This 4-star luxury boutique hotel is nestled amongst Kent’s very own nature reserve, just a short drive from the towns of Ashford and Folkestone. Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is home to 700 rare and endangered animals exploring 600 acres of greenery around the hotel. It truly is a spectacular and unique experience that would make the perfect setting for any wedding in Kent.
The hotel and reserve offers a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor areas that make the perfect wedding venue. Whether you’re looking for a small and intimate ceremony or a gloriously grand celebration, the Grade II listed mansion certainly won’t disappoint. With its exotic Moroccan courtyard, terrace and perfectly landscaped gardens, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve provides a stunning backdrop for any wedding.
The Blue Pigeons
Nestled within the Kentish village of Worth, The Blue Pigeons Hotel wedding venue is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Kent. From the outside, you might underestimate what lies within, but it certainly doesn’t disappoint! The indoor ceremony room doubles up as a brasserie which leads out onto the beautiful terrace; an ideal place for canapes and drinks before the ceremony. The terrace and courtyard are also perfect for any summer weddings in Kent, where you and your partner can tie the knot amongst the hotel’s stunning gardens.
Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or something a little larger, The Blue Pigeons has room for up to 120 wedding guests in the evening. Although the hotel is located in the quiet and quaint village of Worth, you can reach the hotel in just 30 minutes by car from Canterbury or 20 minutes from Ramsgate.
Preston Court wedding venue is an enchanting wedding venue that is conveniently located less than 30 minutes from the towns of Canterbury and Margate. Despite its connectivity to the rest of Kent and the South East, Preston Court does feel like a magical world of its own. The beautiful house, which dates back to the 17th century, sits at the top of the manicured gardens and is surrounded by a beautiful lake. The lake’s edges make the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs, with a small, white bridge connecting the land in front of the beautiful venue. With both indoor and outdoor areas, from the ceremony room to the rustic barn, Preston Court has something unique to offer every wedding party.
This Kent wedding venue is one of a kind! Just a stone’s throw from the White Cliffs of Dover, Solton Manor wedding venue is a national treasure in its own right. Nestled amongst 10 acres of gardens and grounds, boasting beautiful wildlife ponds and woodlands, the rustic manor house and converted barn have hosted many glamorous weddings over the years – could yours be next?
The manor house can host an intimate ceremony of up to 100 guests, while the rustic barn can host up to 200 guests for dining and dancing. There’s even on-site accommodation for up to 24 of your special guests. The manor house ceremony room is beautifully decorated to each party’s requirements, while the barn can also be beautifully organised. During the summer months, you can even make the most of the gardens and tie the knot amongst the Kentish countryside.
Eastwell Manor wedding venue sits on the edge of the North Downs, near the town of Ashford, and is certainly one of the most impressive wedding venues in the county. You’ll feel like you’ve entered a fairytale or an episode of Downton Abbey as soon as you step foot within this stunning 3000-acre estate. Stone steps lead up to the 11th-century manor house, lined with idyllic manicured gardens and perfectly trimmed hedges. Its striking location will look great in your wedding photos!
It also possesses a rich history dating back to 1540 and was once occupied by Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1974. During this time, Queen Victoria was a frequent visitor to the manor house.
Celebrate your wedding day like royalty in the comfort of one of three oak-panelled reception rooms, or, if the weather is kind, you and your partner could say your vows amongst the captivating Italian garden gazebo. The Italian garden is even the perfect place for pre-ceremony drinks and canapes for your beloved guests. There are also 23 manor house bedrooms for your wedding guests, so you can ensure everyone is taken care of on your special day.
In the heart of Kent lies Hadlow Manor, a grade II listed Georgian manor house that is located just a short drive from the towns of Maidstone, Tonbridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells. From the elegant spiral staircase to the sparkling chandeliers and surrounding countryside, it’s easy to see why so many couples have chosen to celebrate their wedding at Hadlow Manor. Its 18th-century grandeur certainly is impressive.
Sitting in the quaint village of East Malling, just 1 hour from London, is the luxury Bradbourne House wedding venue. This countryside house boasts 20 acres of beautiful parkland, a lake and a tranquil waterfall making it one of the most alluring wedding venues in Kent. The magnificent Bradbourne House is surrounded by the rolling Kent countryside yet still, despite its splendour, it feels like an intimate wedding venue.
The country estate can host up to 100 ceremony guests inside the Great Hall, while the beautiful Hatton Fruit Garden can entertain up to 120 guests or more with the additional marquee area, making this a great choice for larger parties.
Find your fairytale wedding venue
These beautiful venues have been hand-picked by our wedding experts, but there are many more breathtaking wedding venues in Kent, and beyond, for you to choose from. Use our wedding venue finder tool to search for your dream wedding venue near you and you’ll never be short on choice. We’ve also put together some of our favourite wedding venues in Essex and Berkshire wedding venues if you’re looking to explore a little further afield!
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