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Wedding Venues in Kent: 21 Beautiful Options You're Guaranteed to Love

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to gorgeous wedding venues in Kent. Browse castles, barns and stately homes in our pick of the best Kent spots

Bride and groom walk hand in hand in front of a lake and manicured gardens in front of a castle wedding venue

Whether you’ve been dreaming of a barn wedding venue or a boutique hotel wedding venue, there’s a huge variety of wedding venues in Kent for you and your partner to choose from.

Commonly known as the ‘Garden of England’, thanks to its rolling and tranquil countryside, Kent is famous for its vast houses and the White Cliffs of Dover, not to mention its wealth of beautiful wedding venues.

If you're tying the knot in Kent then congratulations - you’ve picked a glorious county in which to host your big day! No matter what the desired style or size of your wedding venue, Kent has a lot to offer couples. 

21 Beautiful Wedding Venues in Kent

From grand historic castles to glamorous boutique hotels, we've rounded up the top Kent wedding venues perfect for any occasion, wedding style and couple!

1. Hayne House - Lympne

White airy room set for wedding meal with glass windows on the ceiling, white round tables, white chiavari chairs and floral centrepieces

Nestled on a private family estate in the Kent countryside, Hayne House is an exclusive Kent wedding venue with a warm and welcoming feel. It has the charm of a traditional country house wedding venue, but thanks to recent renovations, also boasts adaptable contemporary interiors which make it one of the most perfect do it yourself wedding venues in Kent.

Here at Hitched we’re huge fans of the Orangery, a room which would be beautiful for your reception. Natural light floods through the doors and glass roof, and large windows reveal panoramic views of the gardens.

Hitched users love this venue too, with one saying, "From the moment we went for our first consultation everyone was so welcoming and attentive, and were committed to helping us have a completely unique and special day.

"Hayne House were so accommodating in allowing us to have all the personal details we wanted for our wedding, and every single member of staff went above and beyond to make the day so incredible."

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Menus from £70

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2. Chilston Park Hotel - Lenham

Red brick country house with manicured foliage and a roundabout

Dating back to the 17th century, Chilston Park is a glamorous wedding venue in Kent where even your wildest wedding dreams can become a reality. It is set within stunning parkland and boasts a lake, luxurious furnishings, open fires and candlelight, making it a beautiful backdrop for your important occasion.

There is a range of function rooms at Chilston Park, suiting both small and intimate weddings and large celebrations equally as well. In fact, this venue can even cater for weddings of over 400 guests if you pop up a marquee in their grounds.

Whether you’d like advice on arriving by helicopter (some people do!) or creating a bespoke menu, the team at Chilston Park will help with every enquiry and ensure you have the wedding day you’ve always wished for.

We think every aspect of this venue is amazing - and our Hitched users certainly agree. One newlywed said, "Chilston Park was everything we could have wanted and more. The venue is beautiful, the staff are amazing and do so much for you. The food was fantastic and I cannot recommend the hotel highly enough."

Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Pricing: Menus from £159

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3. The Old Kent Barn - Swingfield Minnis

Rustic barn venue with exposed wooden beams, chandeliers and silk curtains set for a wedding meal with round white tables, wooden chairs with sashes and floral centrepieces

If you’re dreaming of a totally tranquil wedding in one of the stunning barn wedding venues, in Kent, then look no further than the beautiful Old Kent Barn.

Set in Swingfield , The Old Kent Barn provides a truly impressive yet intimate and secluded setting for your wedding day.

You’ll have exclusive use of the barn and grounds, and can choose between saying ‘I do’ inside the contemporary oak framed barn, or outdoors in the picturesque gazebo.

The barn accommodates 150 people for a ceremony and wedding breakfast, and up to 250 people for an evening reception. What’s more, the dance floor, licensed bar and dining areas are all in the same barn, keeping your party perfectly together.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: Starting at £5,000

Deals: If you're tying the knot at the start of the year (i.e. in January, February or March), you can hire this stunning venue for prices starting from just £4,000. 

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4. Battel Hall at Leeds Castle - Maidstone

Brick country house with red brick roof covered in climbing purple plants

Located just on the edge of the Leeds Castle Estate, Battel Hall is a newly restored 14th century manor house which exudes elegance and charm.

It is surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful parkland, making it a romantic and charming small wedding venue perfect for an intimate celebration. One Hitched user said, "Battel Hall could not have been more perfect, or have more welcoming staff. It's an absolute hidden gem and it's so much more inviting and beautiful in person."

With an exceptional catering team and in-house floristry team led by the RHS award-winning florist Louise Roots, Leeds Castle has the expertise and passion to make your wedding everything you have ever dreamed of and more.

Couples can say ‘I do’ in the beautiful ceremony room complete with rich wood panelling, or under the byre in the fragrant gardens. What’s more, there are a handful of stylish and individually decorated bedrooms for you and your wedding party to spend the night in. We think we might be in love with this wedding venue in Kent!

Capacity: Up to 14 guests

Pricing: POA

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5. Preston Court - Canterbury

Room with exposed beams set for wedding meal with white round tables, wooden Chiavari chairs, multi-coloured lanterns and quirky blue backdrop

Preston Court is a totally unique wedding venue set within 550 acres of private estate. Since it is home to both a listed Georgian manor house and a charming 17th century oak barn, there are plenty of spots to say ‘I do’.

At Preston Court, there’s a variety of special features which lend themselves to a range of wedding themes. Not only are there glamping tents for the couple and their guests (hello, festival themed wedding!) there’s a Victorian carousel and 1920s art deco fairground organs available to hire. Your guests will be wowed as you unveil your vintage funfair-themed day.

Your guests are guaranteed to be wowed, just like this newlywed's were! When speaking about their day, they said, "All of our guests were in awe at the venue and had such a brilliant day."

Preston Court has agreed special rates with a range of local boutique hotels and restaurants if you don’t fancy glamping, and since they’re only 15 minutes away from Margate, you could rent a delightful Kentish property and stay for a while to explore.

From retro antique shops to quirky galleries and beachfront bars, there is so much in the area to enjoy. This has got to be one of the most unique wedding venues in Kent, we reckon!

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: Menus from £60

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6. Marleybrook House - Wingham

Yellow two storey cottage with a thatched roof and surrounding plants

Marleybrook House offers a gloriously secluded setting for a quintessentially English wedding. Hidden within five acres of woodland, this country house was once home to Eartha Kitt and is bursting with quaint charm and character.

Hitched users love how beautiful this Kent wedding venue is - and so do their guests! One newlywed said, "The venue itself is stunning, and our guests continue to comment on how much they loved the venue - with many commenting that it was the best wedding they'd been to."

There are four ceremony areas to choose from including a romantic walled garden, the Oak Barn, the fairytale gazebo and a stone arch in the grand marquee. Adjoining the marquee is a cosy bar and snug for your guests to relax in comfort and luxury.

If that wasn’t enough, there is a vintage fun fair including Victorian swing boats and a big wheel, and there’s a luxurious wedding suite for the happy couple when hopping on and off the fairground rides gets a little too much. You’re going to love it.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests 

Pricing: Starting at £6,500

Deals: Last minute 2023 bookings are still available, with £1,500 off venue hire price, 50% off of the fairground, complimentary upgrade to unlimited wedding breakfast wines up until the commencement of the toast pour and complimentary early check in from 8am.

And if you opt for all three fairground packages for a weekday wedding, you'll also receive 25% off fairground package prices. 

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7. The Buttery and Glasshouse - Wrotham

Wood panelled room with floor-to-ceiling windows, long wooden tables laid for a wedding meal, wooden chairs, dinner candles and floral displays

Don’t you just love an adorable pub wedding venue? The Buttery and Glasshouse is a gorgeous and unique country inn situated in the charming village of Wrotham. Previous couples loved it, saying, "We cannot overstate how wonderful our special day at The Buttery and Glasshouse was. It is a fabulous venue with a great team of people."

Since the building is over 600 years old, it has charm and character in abundance. The original brick walls and exposed beams contribute towards this, and make for a charming setting for your wedding.

We love The Buttery – a reception room which flows out onto the veranda and courtyard where guests can enjoy reception drinks after you say ‘I do’. It is the perfect space for a summer wedding.

Another highlight at this Kent wedding venue is the award-winning food and wine which you’ll be served. Great food comes hand-in-hand with choosing a pub wedding venue like this, and you’ll love having your wedding breakfast menu designed by a Michelin-accredited kitchen team.

Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Pricing: Starting at £100

Deals: From an intimate wedding package, Sunday roast package and a New Years package, The Buttery and Glasshouse has deals, on deals, on deals!

We especially love their 2023 price freeze, which enables you to have a wedding with 50 guests including exclusive hire, a three-course wedding breakfast, guest room hire, table wine and more for only £11,500. 

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8. Winters Barn - Canterbury

Barn venue with exposed beams set for wedding meal with white round tables, wooden chairs, floral centrepieces and fairy lights

Winters Barn offers you all you could ever need for a truly wonderful wedding day. Whether you’re planning a small and intimate wedding ceremony, or something large and lavish, the team here will be able to cater for your every need.

This Hitched user was very pleased with their experience at Winters Barn, saying, "The venue is amazing with every attention given to every detail. The staff and their organisational skills are second to none - from the moment you arrive, the magic begins. Everything about Winters Barns is beautiful."

The barns here are L-shaped, meaning your whole day can be contained in one beautiful building. The ceremony space sits at one end with the reception space at the other – there’s space for up to 200 people in the reception room.

This rustic wedding venue boasts vaulted ceilings and stunning views across the grounds, which will make you feel a million miles away from the buzz of modern life.

And if that wasn’t enough, there is overnight accommodation for the wedding couple and a dedicated wedding team to help you plan your day to perfection. If you're looking for Kent wedding venues that have it all, then you're in the right place at Winters Barn. 

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Starting at £4,250

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9. The Ferry House - Sheerness

Room set for wedding ceremony with exposed red brick, exposed wooden beams, a foliage canopy, hanging lanterns, fairy lights, pillar candles lining the aisle and wooden chairs with sashes

Tucked alongside the Thames Estuary is The Ferry House, an idyllic and quintessentially British 16th century pub with four star accommodation.

It is surrounded by farmland, rolling fields and renowned bird and nature reserves, so you’ll be in good company. Couples are pleased with every aspect - one newlywed commented, "Everyone at the Ferry House was amazing on our special day. It was a perfect day in a beautiful venue.

"The food was fantastic and all our guests had a great time, the team were always quick to adapt and make sure it went without a hitch!"

All weddings here are bespoke and tailor-made to suit the couple perfectly. Whether you’d like to get married outside in the oak gazebo or say ‘I do’ inside the oak barn, your wishes will be catered for.

We love the brand new event suite which seats up to 200 people. You and your family and friends will be served a menu created from local, quality ingredients, including lamb and beef from family farms and fresh produce grown on site in the garden. What a lovely touch!

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: Starting at £5,790

Deals: If you fancy tying the knot during the colder months, snap up the winter weekend package, featuring two nights of accommodation, exclusive venue hire, food on the day before and after the ceremony, and a full wedding day package for only £10,800 for 22 guests.

There are also a number of 2023 dates still available, with the chance to get 20% discount!

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10. Nettlestead Place - Nettlestead

Grey brick building with red roof  behind a lake surrounded by a walkway and manicured gardens

If you are after a historic wedding venue full of elegance, Nettlestead Place could be the one for you.

This Kent wedding venue is a medieval manor listed in the 1086 Domesday Book boasting a whole host of unique features. From the moment you and your wedding party make a grand entrance up the long, winding drive, you’ll be thankful you chose to host your day here.

Marry either inside or outside in the stunning rose garden before enjoying champagne and canapés on the broad terraces which overlook the manor’s sunken pond. Hitched users have described it as a "truly a spectacular setting for a wedding."

Celebrations will continue for the entirety of the day, as guests can wander through the idyllic gardens as they please, surveying the beautiful Kent countryside on their way to the wedding marquee – which will have been decorated in the way you’ve always dreamed of. We love this place.

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Starting at £6,000

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11. Hotel Du Vin Tunbridge Wells - Tunbridge Wells

Back of hotel wedding venue with a manicured lawn, antique street lamps and benches

Hotel du Vin is one of Tunbridge Wells’ most iconic architectural landmarks. It is a truly sublime hotel wedding venue and authentic features have been retained to create a totally romantic atmosphere.

The USP of this venue has got to be the stylish interior design, which stretches right across all of the function rooms to the selection of boutique bedrooms. There are 34 at the property, including exquisite suites which your guests will have at preferential rates. All of the suites have emperor-size beds, Egyptian linen, drench showers, REN toiletries and more!

Every detail has been considered at Hotel du Vin, so from creating your own bespoke wedding breakfast menu to finding the perfect photograph spots in the stunning gardens, you’ll be looked after for the entire process. One previous newlywed said, "The relaxed atmosphere, impeccable service and friendly staff were perfect."

Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Pricing: Menus from £69

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12. Turner Contemporary - Margate

A woman holds an orange balloon against a white wall in a room with round white tables dressed for a wedding meal with a wedding cake in the corner

Turner Contemporary is exactly the type of venue the name suggests it will be. It is an endlessly modern and unique wedding venue – a truly unforgettable place to say ‘I do’.

Surrounded by world-class art and with stunning panoramic sea views, the iconic gallery – which was designed by award-winning David Chipperfield Architects – has elegant open spaces, filled with an abundance of natural light.

State-of-the-art facilities will ensure your wedding day is flawless, and unique features include a private terrace and balcony overlooking the North Sea. This view makes Turner Contemporary one of the most enviable wedding venues in Kent. 

One Hitched user highlights several of these: "The spectacular Turner sunset and view overlooking the sea and the art - including the unexpected 360 degree visual delights created by the reflection of Sol Lewitt's wall drawing on the windows at nightfall - all added to the perfect. unique setting."

The venue offers on-site catering for up to 120 guests and a dedicated wedding team to ensure your day exceeds all expectations.

Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Pricing: Starting at £4,000

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13. The Night Yard - Barham

Open white doors decorated with wreaths lead to an outdoor wedding ceremony set up with wooden chairs and bunting]

The Night Yard is one of the most unusual barn wedding venues in Kent, which perfectly strikes the balance between character and modernity.

It was originally a night yard to house the dairy herd sleeping quarters, but has recently been transformed into a beautiful wedding venue. It is a total blank canvas and can be dressed up exactly how you’d like it, or kept simple and clean so you can admire the charm of the space - all the perks of do it yourself wedding venues in Kent!

The venue will be yours exclusively on your wedding day, and there is space for up to 240 guests there. Their Hitched listing is packed full of praise, such as this review which reads, "The Night Yard is an incredibly beautiful venue and we are so happy we found it for our wedding. The staff are so friendly and put in a lot of time and effort to make the wedding day as perfect as it can possibly be."

We love the quirky, centralised courtyard which has fantastic acoustics for live music – what a great way to add a festival vibe to your day.

Capacity: Up to 240 guests

Pricing: Starting at £2,850

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14. Eastwell Manor - Boughton Lees

An impressive grey stone mansion covered with ivy behind manicured gardens with a water fountain

There’s nothing quite like an elegant stately home wedding venue, and Eastwell Manor is up there with the best. This historic manor sits at the end of a long tree-lined drive and is comprised of 60 individually styled bedrooms and suites which overlook the beautiful grounds. 

With its period charm, award-winning food, regal surroundings, some of the best spa and leisure facilities in England and warming log fires (hello, winter wedding!), the quality of service at Eastwell is hard to equal. If you're looking for a truly luxurious wedding venue in Kent, then congratulations - you've found it.

If you want a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos, then look no further. One Hitched user said, "The Maid’s Garden fit our dreams of an outdoor ceremony perfectly with its ivy-lined walls, manicured lawns, pond and Italian gazebo. The terrace with its views overlooking the endless grounds was the ideal space for our reception drinks and canapés, especially on a blue-skied day in June."

There is a licence for civil marriage ceremonies, so you can choose from three beautiful oak-panelled reception rooms or an Italian gazebo in the tranquil garden. There is so much to fall in love with.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Menus from £60

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15. One Warwick Park Hotel - Tunbridge Wells

Room with exposed brick wall, white walls, exposed wooden beams and fairy lights set for a wedding meal with long white tables, white chairs and white floral centrepieces and decor

Nestled in the characterful Pantiles District of Royal Tunbridge Wells, One Warwick Park Hotel is a stunning Grade II-listed former brewery and school house.

This hotel wedding venue has charm, style and luxury in abundance, and thanks to its 15-foot arched windows, it's filled with natural light.

The Function Room here offers a private, blank canvas for your wedding day with contemporary and neutral décor. It has space for 120 seated guests and up to 180 guests for an evening reception, all of whom will love this light and luxurious space.

When the party draws to a close, there are 39 individually designed bedrooms and suites where luxury and comfort are at the forefront. There’s also an exceptional duplex suite offering the perfect place for the wedding party to pamper themselves before the ceremony.

Previous newlyweds have been thrilled with their experience here; one even said, "I can honestly say that it was perfect in every way and a day we will never forget."

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Starting at £1,000

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16. Salomons Estate - Tunbridge Wells

Outdoor wedding ceremony set up in the garden in front of trees with white chairs and a floral hoop

At this Victorian manor surrounded by 36 acres of idyllic land, you'll feel as though you're celebrating your nuptials in a bygone era of glamour. Salomons Estate is an imposing house set above the grounds, boasting magnificent views and plenty of stunning wedding photo backdrops. 

The Kent wedding venue also offers couples the chance to marry within its glamorous interior or outside next to the water, making it an ideal choice for both winter weddings and summer celebrations. No matter what you choose, you're guaranteed to be impressed. 

One previous newlywed described Salomons Estate as, "The most beautiful wedding venue with stunning grounds, great food and perfect entertainment spaces."

When a venue is this gorgeous, you and your guests won't want to leave in a hurry, and thanks to the 47 bedrooms on-site, you won't have to. We're especially in love with the luxury cottage, complete with roll top bath.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: POA

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17. The Darenth - Sevenoaks

White chairs set up for an outdoor wedding ceremony and decorated with a blush pink rose display

Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and with views across a manicured landscape and Darenth valley, The Darenth is a wonderful venue choice for couples looking to spend much of their day outdoor at their Kent wedding venue. 

At The Darenth couples can say ‘I do’ outside under the shade of the charming pavilion with up to 150 guests watching on.

Indoor ceremonies are hosted in the gallery, a bright, spacious and contemporary room which can accommodate up to 150. For your reception, you’re welcome to make use of the magnificent ballroom and with views across the grounds and a private patio, we reckon it will make for a memorable celebration indeed.

The Darenth comes highly recommended by our Hitched users, one of whom said, "The venue is stunning, modern and clean and has the perfect backdrop for beautiful pictures. The food was amazing, the DJ they recommend is excellent - couldn’t fault it. Thanks to the team for the smooth running of day -  it was faultless and I would 100% recommend"

Capacity: Up to 300 guests

Pricing: POA

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18. The Vineyards of Rochester - Rochester

Long white tables and white Chiavari chairs framed by white and pink flowers and foliage

Just a quick 35 minute train journey from London, The Vineyards of Rochester is a gorgeous boutique wedding venue located right in the heart of Rochester, Kent. Here you'll find a gorgeous recently developed property brimming with warmth and luxury. 

Civil ceremonies can take place in the garden tipi, before heading to the garden restaurant for a sit-down wedding breakfast with up to 70 guests. This venue is ideal for an intimate wedding celebration!

Kent wedding venues often make the best photo backdrops, and The Vineyards of Rochester is no exception. The venue itself has ample garden space, and it's also located under a five minute walk away from historic Rochester Castle and Cathedral, as well as the beautiful Vines park. 

Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Pricing: POA

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19. Bradbourne House - West Malling

Blue wood-panelled room with gilded portraits and a fireplace set for a wedding meal with white round tables, wooden chairs and floral centrepieces

Bradbourne House is a gorgeous Tudor Grade I-listed stately home wedding venue set in 20 acres of beautiful parkland. If you're looking for an impressive historic wedding venue in Kent for your big day, then this could be the one for you. 

There are several ceremony spaces to choose from here, including The Great Hall, where the gold and teal walls guarantee a dramatic entrance, the opulent ceiling of the committee room, or the outdoors Hatton Fruit Garden featuring a peaceful lake, waterfall and landscaped grounds.

Bradbourne House is a smash hit with Hitched users. One satisfied newlywed had this to say in their review: "The house and gardens are absolutely beautiful and give you a great amount of space, but what really made it was the staff.

"Everyone from the events team who worked with us for months beforehand, to the fantastic team on the day who thought of everything we hadn't and were there whenever we needed them. It meant we were free to enjoy the company of our guests and not worry about a thing. We had a perfect day and can't recommend it enough for a dream wedding venue."

Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Pricing: Starting at £3,550

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20. Hever Castle - Edenbridge

Bride and groom walk hand in hand in front of a lake and manicured gardens in front of a castle wedding venue

Once the childhood home of the infamous Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle is nowadays one of the most coveted castle wedding venues in Kent. This breathtaking countryside estate is licensed for civil ceremonies and is suitable for weddings both large and small. 

Couples can choose between a variety of event spaces at the castle, including the exclusive-use Astor Wing ideal for intimate ceremonies, the Castle Inner Hall and Castle Dining Room. We especially love the idea of drinks receptions on the terrace, which has a stunning view over the castle's moat. 

The experienced team will on hand to help throughout the entire wedding planning process. This team also includes award-winning caterers, passionate about creating eclectic and memorable menus beloved by Hitched users, who said, "Our wedding breakfast was delicious, all of our guest loved the food, and drinks."

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Menus from £150

Deals: Book one of the remaining 2023 for your ceremony in the garden and you can receive 10% off venue hire.

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21. Delta Hotels by Marriott Tudor Park Country Club - Maidstone

Outdoor wedding ceremony set up with raised pagoda, white wooden chairs, petals scattered across the aisle, floral decor and surrounding trees and fields

Nestled in the heart of the Kent countryside among small villages and lush countryside you'll find Delta Hotels by Marriott Tudor Park Country Club, a large country wedding venue perfect for everything from serene civil ceremonies to elegant grand receptions. 

This Kent wedding venue offers the best of both worlds - it's surrounded by peaceful countryside while also being just an hour's commute from London and conveniently located off the M20. 

We love the idea of an outdoor wedding ceremony here, especially with the addition of the Gazebo, which lies immersed in woodland trees overlooking the wildlife pond. Alternative ceremony spots include the summery Bearsted room and marquee and the Thurnham suite. 

Join previous happy newlyweds who said, "We cannot recommend Tudor Park enough - a perfect day! From start to finish, we were treated really well and all our guests had a great time."

Capacity: Up to 160 guests

Pricing: Menus from £75

Deals: Couples planning a winter wedding should make the most of this venue's winter wedding package. Based on 55 people, it includes venue hire, a three-course menu, cocktail on arrival, starlit dance floor and more for only £4,250. 

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