Marleybrook House, Canterbury This 17th century thatched farmhouse is full of unique character, history and old-world charm. Secluded in the heart of Kent, the venue offers privacy and exclusivity within the seven miles from the city of Canterbury. The five acres not only showcase landscaped gardens, paddocks and woodland for a picture-perfect setting, but also a hidden vintage funfair complete with its own Ferris wheel – great fun for both young guests and the young at heart.
The Winding House, Dover The former Victorian coal mining building, The Winding House, is more than 100 years old, built in the early 1900's and formed part of the East Kent Coal Mining Industry. The outside maintains its industrial theme, however inside, it’s a bright, modern and contemporary venue with a 60ft high vaulted ceiling. Underneath the dancefloor is a swimming pool, although no longer used, the pool is still there. Having been lovingly restored and transformed into an intriguing mix of contemporary and old, the venue includes a separate dining area and countryside views from the bridge entrance.
The Winding House, Photography: Dan Potter Photography
Chiddingstone Castle, Chiddingstone Chiddingstone Castle is one of Kent’s most historic wedding venues. Offering exclusive use for large celebrations or intimate gatherings, couples can wed at St Mary’s church in the Tudor High Street or stay on site for a ceremony at the Orangery or inside the castle itself. The caterers design the menu for couples and will serve drinks throughout the day corkage free.
The Beacon, Tunbridge Wells Overlooking Happy Valley, The Beacon is a refurbished country house with views over endless gardens. Full of character and charm for a relaxed and intimate celebration, hidden within the 17-acres of gardens and woodland is the custom-made whimsical and rustic Grand Pavilion which holds up to 160 guests.
The Beacon, Photography: Frances Sales Photography
Penshurst Place, Tonbridge Once home to King Henry VIII, Penshurst Place is set within 11 acres of gardens. Believed to be one of the oldest wedding venues in Kent dating back to 1346, inside, the awe-inspiring medieval Baron’s Hall features an original 60ft high chestnut beamed ceiling. Outside, couples can explore the ground’s secret hideaways, from the avenue of lime trees and the apple orchard, to the 16th century Italian garden centrepiece with oval lily pool.