Nettlestead Place is a medieval manor house listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, set in the heart of Kent. It has for centuries staged lavish celebrations and is now exclusively available for weddings and other celebrations.
The 14th century gatehouse stands to the west of the manor at the start of the private drive and is an impressive entrance for the bridal party. St Mary's Church is the neighbouring church and just a five-minute walk to Nettlestead Place.
Nettlestead Place offers an exclusive unique English country setting with ten acres of award-winning gardens, striking medieval manor, a bridal suite available before or after the big day and a location that is genuinely a perfect wedding venue. The manor is steeped in history and is still a family home but it can be exclusively used for weddings. It is a true gem of a venue.
If you're not marrying at St Mary's Church, the 13th century Undercroft is a truly unique location for civil ceremonies and is characterised by three medieval pillars. An historic and striking setting for such an important occasion, the Undercroft can seat up to 120 guests.
For couples wanting to marry outside, the stunning rose garden is the location for outdoor ceremonies. The beautiful hexagonal cedar wood gazebo sitting at the base of a 300-year-old lime tree and surrounded by rose trees is the perfect setting for an outside ceremony. The aromas and the beauty of the rose garden make this a truly romantic setting.
After the wedding, ceremony guests can enjoy champagne and canapés on the broad terraces overlooking the manor's sunken pond and rolling valleys of Kent’s countryside. The celebrations can continue as guests wander through the idyllic gardens, famous throughout Europe, across manicured lawns, paths and water features to survey the beautiful rural setting on their way to the wedding marquee.
The exclusive wedding marquee offers amazing views over the valley and gardens and can accommodate up to 150 day guests and 200 evening guests for wedding receptions. The beautifully decorated wedding marquee offers couples an opportunity to theme and decorate to their own style and taste.
"Nettlestead Place is simply magical. From the moment we pulled into the private drive we knew this was the place for our special day. The venue features stunning gardens as a perfect backdrop and the Undercroft is a truly special ceremony room. The marquee reception is perfect, nestled in the gardens just a floral footpath away from the house.
"Sharon Page and Majestic Events, who manage Nettlestead Place, are really the stars of the show. Planning a wedding is stressful and the team make the whole process a dream. Nothing is too much trouble and the attention to detail really goes a long way to make the day run as smoothly as possible, leaving you to enjoy your special day entirely. Our wedding day was the best day of our lives." Hannah Coulson