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.
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Allington Castle Real Weddings
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Castle Road ME16 0NB Maidstone (Kent)