Allington Castle is a wedding venue located about three miles northwest of Maidstone in Kent, England. Situated along the banks of the River Medway near Allington Lock, this stunning castle is surrounded by 42 acres of lush greenery and woodlands. The castle’s origins date back to the 12th century. A section of wall and the kitchen fireplace, built in 1174, are extant from the period. The castle was purchased by the Wyatt family in 1491 and converted into a manor house. The poet Sir Thomas Wyatt dined with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in the Castle’s Great Hall sometime around 1530. Today, the castle is a private residence where couples and their guests can enjoy tranquillity and splendour in equal measure.
Facilities and Capacity
Allington Castle is surrounded by a picturesque moat and set amidst beautifully manicured lawns dotted with fine fountains. The Great Hall can accommodate up to 100 guests for a wedding ceremony. Evening receptions are hosted in the beautiful 17th-century barn, which can hold up to 170 guests. Buffet and formal sit-down meal options are available. There is also a lovely outdoor drinks area, and during the warm summer months, the lawn is decorated with delightful festoon lights.
Allington Castle is available for weekday and weekend hire. The castle can be rented for a full day or as little as three hours. All four wedding packages include the use of the Great Hall for your ceremony and access to the Italian gardens for photographs. The full-day package also includes an evening reception, cash bar, professional DJ, rustic dance floor, and state-of-the-art photo booth. Extras, including a candy cart, cake cart, outdoor furniture, and lanterns, are also available for rental. A bespoke package can also be designed to help bring your unique vision to life. Whatever your needs, Kerrie, Craig, and the rest of the team want to ensure that your time at Allington Castle is filled with moments you’ll remember and cherish for the rest of your life.
3 Reviews for Allington Castle
Recommended by 100% of couples
Victoria R. · Married on 15/08/2020
August 2020 Wedding
We had the most beautiful intimate wedding for our very closest friends and family it was the perfect day and we really wouldn't have wanted it any other way.Sent on 12/09/2020
Kerrie and the team really made it the day of our dreams and worked tirelessly to ensure everything was perfect during these strange times.
As a bride I was nervous about my big day and add to that the stresses of the world now I really didn't know where to start. But Kerrie kept in contact and we worked together to make it work.
On the day the rain poured, but everyone was calm and professional with plans in place if it didn't stop, which thankfully it did.
When we first saw the castle we knew it was special but now it holds a place in our heart.
A massive thank you to Kerrie and the team. I certainly was made to feel like a princess for the day. We cant wait to work with you next year.
Allington Castle's reply:That is wonderful to read and we are all so happy you are now legally married and had a wonderful day with us. Now to work with you on your 'new' date for 2021. It's going to be even more magical the second time around!
Lauren · Married on 16/07/2021
The Perfect Wedding Venue
Kerrie, Colin and the rest of the team at Allington castle truly made our day!!Sent on 18/07/2021
The grounds and castle are beautiful and it was the perfect setting for our wedding. We were blessed with amazing weather and despite having to reduce numbers due to restrictions we couldn't have hoped for a better day.
This is a real hidden gem. All of our guests were blown away with the setting, experience and service from the staff.
Having Bryan Edery Music playing piano during and after the ceremony in the courtyard with drinks and canapes provided by Invicta Food Design was the icing on the cake!
Couldn't recommend more highly!
Allington Castle's reply:Thank you so much Lauren! I’ll pass on your lovely words to the team! It really was a pleasure and a truly magical day from start to finish! ❤️
Goodall · Married on 17/08/2019
A Magical day in this beautiful Castle
Well what can we say, Kerrie was absolutely amazing helping us organize our magical day. A very professional events organizer. Right from when we first contacted her to ask if there was any dates available to have our wedding at the privately owned Allington castle nothing was too much trouble . Giving us names of amazing caterers (Relish) ,florist, (Flowers & Sparkle) & the evening entertainment (1 Entertainment) Kerrie made us feel at easy ,helped sort the music for the service ,organize the Toast Master (Who was a true professional) There was not one thing she couldn't help us with & nothing was too much trouble. We were extremely grateful .It was a fairy tale wedding .Thank you to all the staff for making our day extra special .Sent on 17/09/2020
A truly beautiful setting