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The Bull Hotel

Hotel, Public House and Restaurant


It’s a hidden surprise you wouldn’t expect.

Behind the splendid 14th century Grade II-listed Bull Hotel you will find the most innovative wedding setting in Kent: the renovated courtyard surrounded by the new contemporary Glasshouse, the historic Buttery and the picturesque Veranda.

The structural contrast between The Glasshouse, The Buttery and The Veranda dramatically highlights and enhances the difference in style, era and materials used in each building providing a lasting impact on guests’ memories of the wedding.


Expect to see a spectacular, retractable domed roof, south facing sliding glass doors to catch the sun - a space flooded with natural light. It is an elegant, modern wedding venue full of sleek glass and cool metallics.

The new Glasshouse is a sleek contemporary structure designed for wedding receptions and ceremonies. It is a bold addition to the traditional inn, blending old and new.


Facing The Glasshouse, sits the historic Buttery. Originally, the 16th century oak-beamed barn was used as a large pantry to stock food, butts of beer and wine for the hotel. More recently, The Buttery has been holding memorable wedding ceremonies.

Built using traditional methods and materials such as bricks, mortar, wood and stones, the straight lines and regular rectangular shape of The Buttery has its own charm which effortlessly delights every couple.

Now instantly accentuated by the ultracontemporary domed glass structure, the modesty and dignity of the Buttery is in perfect harmony with The Glasshouse and the final result is an awe-inspiring wedding venue.


Featuring a stunning ancient stone wall covered with a lush fern backdrop, The Veranda adds another dimension to the courtyard as a heated outdoor space for entertaining wedding guests with drinks and canapés amongst garden sofas.

The Veranda is an evergreen escape that thrives all year round, couples already have a huge head start when it comes to creating an enchanting backdrop for their outdoor ceremony or an alfresco smokehouse feast.


With a plethora of options of spaces, weddings flow seamlessly from one area to the next.

Couples feel the stress taken out of the planning process by dedicated wedding coordinators who prepare bespoken quotes and payment plans and carefully organise the timeline for the wedding.

From the Champagne-fuelled bridal revelry to the grand entrance in The Buttery; wholesome meals under the most spectacular retractable domed roof in The Glasshouse or an alfresco smokehouse feast on The Veranda; with an exciting beer and wine selection to power the evening party – the day is designed the way you imagine it to be.

We strive to offer the best service, quality food, beautiful venue, helpful and attentive staff, a ‘home from home’ environment whilst maintaining the highest level of professionalism.


Determined to offer every couple a wedding date in 2022, The Bull Hotel offers all-inclusive packages for 30 to 100 day-guests with prices* ranging from £4,500 to £19,500.

The packages have been designed to be affordable and achievable, with bespoke payment plans. You will be surprised with what is included in the packages: venue hire for the ceremony and reception, all 11 bedrooms, award winning catering and wine, ceremony drinks, DJ and dedicated coordinators. The only thing to add is the wedding cake and bar tab

* prices vary according to the number of guests, day of the week and season.

Sample Quote £15,500 (normal price £19,500)

· 100 day-guests plus additional 50 evening-guests

· Available all year round

· Friday and Saturday price

Sample Quote £6,500 (normal price £10,500)

· 50 day-guests plus additional 50 evening-guests

· March, April, May, October, November

· Monday to Thursday


· Three-course 2AA Rosette wedding breakfast or smokehouse feast

· Third of a bottle of house wine per person

· Reception drinks and toast drinks

· Evening reception party snack

· Staffed bar and DJ for evening reception

· Overnight stay in the honeymoon suite for the married couple

· Hire of all 11 hotel bedrooms

· Full English breakfast the following morning for hotel residents

· Wedding coordinator throughout


Our packages are designed to be affordable and achievable without compromising on quality. We fully understand what saving and budgeting for a wedding entails and want to relieve the stress as much as possible with no big up-front costs and individualised payment plans to help spread the cost.


Winner of the Boutique Wedding Venue of the Year two years in a row, the judges thought “The Bull Hotel demonstrated how they do intimate wedding, big style. With beautiful spaces to marry in great dining and the ability to create something special for every couple”. The judges especially loved our wedding package choices with the option for bespoke weddings and payment plans.

The chefs at this traditional Kentish inn source local produce to creatively craft delicious wedding breakfast dishes which have earned the hotel its 2AA Rosettes and a listing in The Michelin Guide. The Bull Hotel has also won the ‘Boutique Venue of the Year 2020’ and the popular Channel 4 ‘Four in a Bed’ series.



Venue details:


  • Accommodation
  • Gardens or Courtyard
  • Parking Available

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