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 to choose from.
Commonly known as the ‘Garden of England’ thanks to its rolling and tranquil countryside, Kent is famous for its oast houses, the White Cliffs of Dover… and beautiful wedding venues.
You’ve picked a glorious county in which to host your big day, but with so much choice, you might be left feeling a little overwhelmed.
Take a look at our round-up of the best wedding venues in Kent to make your decision a little easier.
1. Hayne House – Hythe
Nestled on a private family estate in the Kent countryside, Hayne House is an exclusive wedding venue with a warm and welcoming feel.
It has the charm of a traditional country house, but thanks to recent renovations, also boasts contemporary interiors which make it the perfect blank canvas for your wedding day.
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 on the gardens.
There is space for 120 for a wedding breakfast and 150 for an evening reception, and the minimum guest number is 60.
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2. Chilston Park – Maidstone
It is set within stunning parkland and boasts a lake, luxurious furnishings, open fires and candlelight. It is a beautiful backdrop for your important occasion.
There is a range of function rooms at Chilston Park, suiting both small and intimate weddings or large celebrations. In fact, this venue can even cater for weddings of over 400 guests if you erect 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.
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3. The Old Kent Barn – Swingfield
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 from 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.
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4. Greenhill Farm – Maidstone
Your search for a fabulous festival wedding venue stops here. Within sight of the beautiful North Downs and on the edge of Greensand Ridge, Greenhill Farm is a perfect place for a serene and secluded countryside wedding.
Choose to either have a fashionable tipi or a traditional sailcloth tent and transform the farm into your very own bright and colourful wedding festival. This place is a total blank canvas!
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In addition, Greenhill Farm is conveniently located close to many nearby towns, meaning there’s an abundance of local churches if you’d like a religious wedding ceremony, and it’s also totally easy for your guests to get to and from your reception.
The highlight of this venue has got to be the long valley, where a spring-fed stream feeds into a beautiful oak tree-lined lake on its way to the River Len. It would make a gorgeous backdrop for your unforgettable wedding photos.
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5. Battel Hall at Leeds Castle – Maidstone
Located just on the edge of the Leeds Castle Estate, Battel Hall is a newly restored 14th century manor house which oozes elegance and charm.
It is surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful parkland, and would be a romantic and charming wedding venue perfect for your intimate celebration.
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 paneling, 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 bridal party to spend the night in. We think we might be in love!
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6. Preston Court – Canterbury
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 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!
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. Why have a wedding day when you can have a wedding week?
7. Marleybrook House – Canterbury
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 full of quaint charm and character.
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! We think you’re going to love it.
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8. The Bull Hotel – Sevenoaks
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 here 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!
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9. Winters Barn – Canterbury
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.
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!
The barn boasts rustic, vaulted ceilings and stunning views across the grounds (which will make you feel a million miles away from the buzz of modern life!).
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.
10. The Ferry House Inn – Isle of Sheppey
Tucked alongside the Thames Estuary is The Ferry House Inn, an idyllic and quintessentially British 16th century pub with 4* accommodation.
It is surrounded by farmland, rolling fields and renowned bird and nature reserves, so you’ll be in good company.
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!
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11. The Hop Farm – Paddock Wood
The oast houses provide an interesting and spectacular backdrop for your wedding photos, as do the luscious lawns which look gorgeous in the summer.
To accommodate any size of guest list, there are plenty of function suites for you to choose from, including banqueting rooms and oast house roundels.
We love the venue’s main function space. It is called “Whites” and is a grand, oak-beamed room with stunning views over the garden and gazebo. Whether you have 10 or 500 guests, this stunning countryside wedding venue will be able to accommodate.
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12. Nettlestead Place – Nettlestead
If you are after a wedding venue which oozes history and elegance, Nettlestead Place could be the one for you.
It is a medieval manor listed in the 1086 Domesday Book boasting a whole host of unique features. From the moment you and your bridal 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.
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!
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13. Hotel Du Vin – Tunbridge Wells
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-sized 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.
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14. Turner Contemporary – Margate
Turner Contemporary is exactly the type of wedding venue the name suggests it will be. It is endlessly modern and unique – 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.
The venue offers on-site catering for up to 120 guests and a dedicated wedding team to ensure your day exceeds all expectations.
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15. The Night Yard – Canterbury
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.
The venue will be yours exclusively on your wedding day, and there is space for up to 240 guests.
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!
16. Eastwell Manor – Ashford
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.
There is a licence for civil marriage ceremonies, so you can choose from three beautiful oak-paneled reception rooms or an Italian gazebo in the tranquil garden. There is so much to fall in love with.
17. One Warwick Park Hotel – Tunbridge Wells
Nestled in the characterful Pantiles District of Royal Tunbridge Wells, One Warwick Park 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 15-foot arched windows, is 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 bridal party to pamper themselves before the ceremony!
18. Salomons Estate - Tunbridge Wells
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 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 and summer celebrations.
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 brand new Luxury Bridal Cottage complete with roll top bath.
19. The Darenth – Sevenoaks
Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and with views across a manicured landscape and the Darenth Valley, this is a wonderful venue choice for couples looking to spend much of their day outdoors.
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!
If thoughts of getting married in the countryside haven’t filled you with excitement, why not take a look at our round-up of the best venues in London? There’s something special about say ‘I do’ in the city!