As you approach via the yew tree lined drive and beneath the beautiful 14th century medieval gatehouse, there is a heightened sense of expectation as the manor house comes in to view. On arriving in the courtyard of the stunning family owned country...manor, you are not disappointed as the beauty of the venue starts to unfold.
Passing under the stone archway, along the gravel path and past the door of the manor’s Undercroft, the 10 acres of beautiful award winning gardens come into view, as do the picture perfect sunken pond and beautiful far reaching views across the River Medway. With a large marquee perfectly placed to benefit from these wonderful sights, everything combines to provide the perfect setting for a quintessentially English wedding.
Choosing Nettlestead Place, a beautiful wedding venue in Kent, guarantees you truly exclusive use of the manor house, the beautiful and varied gardens, the large marquee, exquisite culinary delights and superb attentive service for your wedding day. A glimpse into how your Wedding Day at Nettlestead Place may unfold, could be as follows –
You pass under the beautiful 14th century gatehouse and down the yew tree lined drive in your bridal car or horse and carriage, with nervous excitement of what is to come. If having your Wedding Ceremony at the venue, you make your way to either the beautiful Rose Garden or stunning 13th Century Undercroft. Here you will be greeted by the smiling faces of family and friends and best of all……. your partner. The registrar will conduct the ceremony for you to officially become a married couple.
After the Wedding Ceremony or arrival from the Church, you have your first chance as a married couple to greet all your guests and share with them Champagne and canapés on the broad gravel terrace overlooking the manor’s sunken pond. Whilst your guests continue to wander through the idyllic gardens and across the manicured lawns and enjoy the water features, sculptures, streams and beautiful views down to the river and the sweeping countryside beyond, you have the opportunity for your photographs.
If the weather is inclement, the Undercroft and elegantly furnished yet comfortable sitting room and spacious hall provide room for after ceremony drinks and photographs. The sitting room and Undercroft have welcoming open fires that add to the unique atmosphere and cosines of the manor.
Nettlestead Place’s 10 acre gardens are a photographer’s dream and offer an idyllic choice of settings for your wedding day photographs. Whether your preference is for a natural wild look or graceful formality, a landscape setting or secluded intimate location, the variety available will ensure they have a truly wonderful opportunity to capture this most important day of your life.
Everyone is reunited in the wedding marquee, which is perfectly located to benefit from the stunning views across the valley to the fields beyond, in time for the Wedding Reception and serving of the exquisitely crafted culinary delights that await. Accompanied by drinks of your choice, the speeches and toasts will follow and get everyone in the mood for the evening celebrations.
With the bar open and your special evening guests arriving, the party celebrations can truly get into full swing and you can dance the night away with all your family and friends.
After such a wonderful but long wedding day, you may decide to slip away early and leave your guests to enjoy the rest of the evening, safe in the knowledge that they will continue to be catered for by our attentive evening staff. Amplified music is to conclude by 11.15pm, last orders at the bar at 11.30pm and carriages are for 12.00am. read more