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Chiddingstone Castle

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Starting at £4,410
10 to 150 Guests

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Starting at £4,410
10 to 150 Guests

Chiddingstone Castle can be exclusively yours for your wedding day, We close the Castle and the grounds to the public, so that we can focus all our attention on you and your party.

Three separate areas are licensed for ceremonies making the Castle a fantastic venue all year round. The Orangery in the grounds is ideal for summer months, whilst the splendour of the Great Hall, or the White Rose Drawing Room, make enchanting spaces that don't rely on the British weather.

The Castle is able to accommodate a range of guest numbers:

During the pandemic, we are offering intimate wedding packages for 30 or under at a huge 50% discount on the venue hire, throughout '21 for Thursday or Friday bookings. Perfect for anyone wishing to marry now and save the party for the first anniversary. Contact us for details.

For more elaborate bookings we can accomodate up to 80 to dine in the castle rooms, or we can erect our marquee in the grounds to accomodate larger guest numbers for the wedding breakfast.

We pride ourselvs on our no-corkage policy, which can save each couple £2500 - £3500 and it gives you the opportuntiy to serve the drinks that you have chosen.

The stunning Tudor features of the Castle and uninterrupted views over rolling Kent countryside are a photographer's dream. The Castle is set on the edge of the tranquil Tudor village of Chiddingstone, with an ancient parish nearby should you wish a church service.

At Chiddingstone Castle, every wedding is unique, our experienced team will support you through every stage of planning and look after you on the day.

  • Stunning Castle venue in the tranquil Tudor village of Chiddingstone
  • Licensed for ceremonies
  • Perfect for weddings all year round
  • Covid safe, intimate wedding packages
  • The venue is closed to the public on wedding days and is exclusively yours
  • We have a NO CORKAGE policy
  • Professional and expert team will work closely with you and your suppliers to ensure your ideal day is made reality

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Lucy J. Married on 16/07/2021
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    Stunning venue with an awesome team and the ability to really make your perfect wedding day!!

    We cannot recommend Chiddingstone Castle enough as a wedding venue!! Natalie and the team were absolutely incredible from start to finish helping to make our day exactly what we wanted. Natalie was so helpful in recommending and putting us in touch with other suppliers, and really got to know us as a couple and understood what we wanted for our day. Also the fact that Chiddingstone Castle don't charge corkage, was a massive plus point for us, allowing us to have a lot of fun personalising our drinks choices!!

    We had our wedding ceremony at St Mary's Church in Chiddingstone, followed by our wedding reception at Chiddingstone Castle, and the combination of being able to have a traditional Church wedding and then walk over to our reception (across the beautiful lake at the Castle), worked so well and made the day really flow. So many of our guests commented on what an incredible venue the Castle was, and many of them also particularly enjoyed being able to meet at the pub (The Castle Inn) before our ceremony to start the celerations, as it was right next door!

    It was not easy trying to plan and organise a wedding during a global pandemic with all the uncertainty and ever changing Covid restrictions, but Natalie and the team could not have been more supportive, flexible and helpful when it came to our wedding plans, especially when we had to postpone it, and then change it all again last minute when the planned Government 'freedom day' in June was postponed... We honestly don't know how we would have coped with all the stress/last minute changes and planning without Natalie's help! It was so great to have someone to coordinate all our suppliers as well in the run up to the wedding, and this took a huge amount of pressure off us and allowed us to really enjoy our wedding day. The Castle staff were also so friendly, helpful and attentive on the day.

    It really is such a beautiful and well-run venue, and if you are looking for somewhere that has that special/wow factor and the ability to really make the day your own, then this is the place for you!!
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    Henrietta C. Married on 21/09/2019
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    The perfect day :)

    We got married at Chiddingstone Castle in September 2019. It was such a special day and we would whole heartedly recommend the venue to anyone considering having their wedding there. The castle and grounds were beautiful, providing an amazing backdrop for our photos. Natalie and her team worked tirelessly to create the day that we wanted, ensuring everything went smoothly and creating an unforgettable experience. The day really exceeded our expectations and we are both so grateful for everything Natalie and her team did to help us pull it together. Thank you :)

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Thanks you so much Hen and Mark and a very happy anniversary to you for next week!
    It was such a pleasure to be involved in your wedding day. There was so much love for you guys, it nearly raised the roof of the marquee during your speeches.
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    Joanna R. Married on 14/09/2019
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    Amazingly helpful and supportive team!

    The Chiddingstone Castle team were great throughout the whole process, from our initial visit to the venue to the day itself! Having a dedicated wedding coordinator gave us a single point of contact for our queries which were always acknowledged and responded to swiftly in a professional yet friendly way (no matter how small).

    The team were in regular contact with all our suppliers throughout and this was invaluable in the weeks leading up to the wedding as well as on the day itself. It made such a difference to know that we didn't need to worry about coordinating cake, drink and flower deliveries or decorating as this was all taken care of by the staff really enabling us to fully enjoy our day.

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    It's great to hear that we helped take some of the pressure off your shoulders. There is so much to think about when planning a wedding, it's no problem for us to contact your suppliers and good communication always make planning more straightforward.
    Thanks very much, with best wishes to you Jo and Tom
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    Sophie S. Married on 13/09/2019
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    Perfect Venue. Perfect Weather. Perfect Day

    They say when you find your wedding dress you just know, well the same with this English countryside gem. We found this beautiful castle on a day out in Kent with no intention of finding our venue that weekend.

    When we met with Natalie and the team, it helped seal the decision. They had a genuine interest in our day and In ensuring that it was a success.

    Leading up to to day- no question or query was too small or silly, from dropping off the cake, decorations and bits before the day was a seamless operation whilst keeping the nerves at bay.

    The wedding day was beyond perfect, from the guest parking at the castle, to walking back from the church to the orangery for the welcome drinks and canapés, to enjoying our wedding breakfast in the Baron hall to cutting the cake in the White Rose room

    They day went perfectly and was a huge success, made possible by Natalie and the team at Chiddingstone.

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Thanks Sophie, your feedback means so much. With your family background in hospitality and your style emanating from a far more elegant era, standards were high and we're thrilled we met the mark!
    It was lovely to spot you back at the orangery with your hamper the other week, congratulations on your first anniversary!
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    Thea B. Married on 10/08/2019
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    Fabulous wedding venue run by a wonderful team

    As soon as we arrived for our first visit to Chiddingstone Castle around a year before our wedding, we knew it was where we wanted to hold our wedding reception.

    Having visited other venues around Kent, Chiddingstone stood out for a multitude of reasons. The luxury of having the entire castle and grounds to yourselves for the whole day offers endless possibilities and flexibility to make your wedding exactly as you wish. You are able to use different parts of the castle throughout the day which feels really special and keeps guests surprised as they gradually saw more of the castle, starting in the orangery for drinks, then the garden marquee for the wedding breakfast before moving into the castle and Great Hall for the dancing in the evening. The huge grounds and castle also allow for endless different photo opportunities.

    The selection of suppliers that the team at Chiddingstone recommend are also wonderful, we used Urban Pantry for the most delicious food, and aside from catering where you are spoilt with 3 wonderful local catering companies you have the flexibility to work with others to bring your wedding visions to life. Being able to bring your own drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic) for a very affordable corkage fee was also something we really appreciated.

    Natalie and the entire team could not have been more helpful throughout the entire planning process and on the day itself.

    If you are looking for a venue which affords beautiful scenery and architecture balanced with wanting to bring some individuality to your wedding day, as well as making you feel as though the castle and grounds are all yours, then look no further than Chiddingstone Castle. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had been to for some time so we count ourselves so lucky that we were able to have discovered Chiddingstone.

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Thea and Tom, thank you for your kind words about the castle. Memories of your wedding are filled with joy, what a wonderful day that was! Great styling, excellent grazing platters from @urbanpantryfood and brilliantly retold by @davidburkephotography
    Best of all was your sweet selves, forever grateful that we somehow attract the best clients.
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    Dan A. Married on 27/07/2019
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    Incredible and unforgettable wedding day

    The perfect venue for an intimate wedding, we got married in the Orangery which was incredible. The approved suppliers are all fantastic and there is lots of flexibility around how you want the day to look and feel. Natalie and her team were brilliant! Couldn’t recommend more highly.

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    What a day that was! I admired your bravery and determination to be married at the Orangery, despite the British drizzle. We were so fortunate that your intimate group of guests were dry, under the cover of the glass roof itself. Emily appeared like a ray of sunshine, the clouds quite literally seemed to clear as she walked through the grounds and up the aisle.
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    Christine S. Married on 06/07/2019
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    Daughter’s Wedding July 2019

    My daughter & now son in law had their wedding here in July 2019. They looked at quite a few venues but Chiddingstone came out as favourite. They were able to have up to 120 guests in the marquee but the big plus factor was that the inside space in the castle was also available for the evening part of the celebration. This was ideal as it was also a change of scenery for the guests & for the older generation there were also quiet rooms for them. What was most appreciated by us was the fact that Natalie the wedding coordinator was there throughout the preparation time leading up to the wedding & on the day itself. This was a real bonus as there is always so much to think about on the day. The setting was amazing - we were blessed with a beautiful day & the venue felt right - a beautiful setting but felt very natural. We would strongly recommend this venue & hopefully weddings next year will be allowed to be back to a full quota number wise.
    However, there is room in the main building for a smaller celebration.
    We once again recommend this stunning venue.

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Christine, thank you so much for your kind recommendation. It was wonderful to help you plan their day and a pleasure to get to know you all. Rowena and Matthew's wedding was indeed a most beautiful day.
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    Rowena F. Married on 06/07/2019
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    The most amazing day!

    We were so pleased we chose Chiddingstone Castle for our wedding reception last year. The castle and grounds our beautiful which make a lovely backdrop for photos. We chose to have our welcome drinks on the lawn but the Orangery is beautiful too. As we had around 110 guests we had a marquee in the grounds for the wedding breakfast and then moved into the castle for the evening. This meant the wedding reception had a great flow and our guests loved the change of scenery. Natalie and the team were really helpful planning the day and made sure everything ran smoothly. We were really impressed with all of the suppliers too!

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Thanks very much Rowena. It was such a pleasure to work with your mum as she supported you through planning your special day, especially in such a busy year for you both.
    I do hope you have finally had time to enjoy being together in your new home.
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    Jeremy M. Married on 16/02/2019
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    Beautiful location combined with great customer service

    The venue itself is superb, with beautiful grounds and a warm welcome on a cold February day. We were allowed to make all kinds of changes to the set up and the flow of the guests worked really well. The quirkiness and character of the castle was for me in the first place a key selling point compared to a more “corporate” alternative. Our many American visitors absolutely loved it. Natalie was so helpful in making all the arrangements, nothing was too much trouble and everything worked on the day with great efficiency. Finally all the suppliers who were recommended by the castle proved equally easy to work with. Highly recommended

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Jeremy. It was such a pleasure to get to know you all and a privilege to be there for Naomi and Max's very special wedding day.
    The quirkiness and flexibility of the castle as a wedding venue is indeed key to our enjoyment as well as yours. We thrive on variety, every wedding is as individual as the client.
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    Siva M. Married on 31/10/2020
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    Viewing of chiddingstone castle as a potential venue for an Asian wedding

    I viewed chiddingstone castle as a potential wedding venue for my Asian hindu and civil ceremonies. The castle is set in a beautiful area in Kent with vast greenery giving an idyllic picturesque view. Definitely a hidden gem!

    I met with Natalie, whom I have to say was one of the most helpful, friendly and passionate people. She was very accommodating and genuinely wanted to make our day as special as we wanted it to be.

    From my discussion with Natalie, the venue was able to accommodate all our needs and answer my queries especially with regards to the religious ceremony. The venue had multiple rooms and a lovely garden, which we discussed on how we could use the spaces to their potential for the day. The venue allowed external catering.

    Natalie went above and beyond, even in being able to offer to help us arrange accommodation locally and speaking to the registrars to ensure that the day could be scheduled to the times we wanted.

    The only reason that we sadly did not choose this beautiful venue was that due to the disability of one my close relatives and having quite a few elderly relatives attending; my partner and I realised a venue which offered onsite accommodation would be required.

    Definitely worth viewing as my photos do not do it justice!

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Hi Siva
    Thanks for you kind feedback and generous words about the venue.
    We hope you managed your wedding before lock down and very much hope to see you here again one day soon.
    With all best wishes
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    Michaela G. Married on 03/08/2019
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    Wedding venue

    We had our wedding here August 2019. It was a fantastic day! The organisation of the castle was brilliant and the whole day ran smoothly without any input from us during the actual day. We were able to have regular meetings to discuss how we want the day to flow and they did everything they could to allow us the additional suppliers in order to meet our image of how we wanted our wedding day to look; including having a bar available in the day, Magician, setting up the band and setting up our own table centre pieces.

    The castle was brilliant on the day in supporting my husband on putting the fresh flowers in the vases. I dread to think how the room would look without their help! They definitely knew a helpless groom and best man when they saw it. When I arrived at the venue after we were married at the church nearby, I was extremely pleased to see that the venue had set up the rooms perfectly based on the table plans they asked us to create. All the preparation beforehand meant it was the most relaxed day for us.

    All of guests commented how smoothly the day went and how the communication was so strong that you could not tell that we had three set of staff members working alongside each other (castle, catering and bar staff).

    Thank you for everything you did for us to make it the best day!

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Thanks for your feedback Michaela. It was a very entertaining morning when George arrived with a boot loaded with flowers. We were lucky to have a couple of art students on the team that day, who were more than delighted to be repurposed from lifting furniture, to styling the flowers for your centrepieces. :)
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    Sara B. Married on 25/08/2018
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    Fantastic venue, great staff, would highly recommend!

    We got married at Chiddingstone Castle in August 2018 and from start to finish it was a fantastic experience. The castle and grounds are beautiful and provided an impressive backdrop to our wedding photographs.
    Natalie, our wedding coordinator, was brilliant and was at hand every step of the way helping us to achieve our vision of the day and also provided much needed advice. We were fortunate enough to be able to hold the ceremony in the orangery, and our reception outside in the grounds which was a beautiful location, but were provided with a number of contingency plans should the weather go against us, which was extremely reassuring. The staff on the day of our wedding were fantastic and with all of their help the day itself was everything we hoped it would be!

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Hi Sara and NIck
    Thanks you so much for your kind words. It was huge pleasure and our privilege to have been involved in your wedding day. All credit to you both; you were the perfect hosts, so happy, relaxed and ready to enjoy your day surrounded by your loved ones.
    Happy anniversary to you, we look forward to seeing you back at the castle again soon.
    With very best wishes
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    Bob Married on 15/06/2019
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    Djsoundsamazing.

    I was the Dj Saturday evening for Georgina & David’s wonderful wedding. The Venue, Staff were superb. I’ve worked at most castles and stately homes, this is one of the best..??

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Thanks very much Bob, we enjoyed working with you too. I hope it's not too long before we see you at the castle again soon.
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    Mrs Married on 29/06/2018
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    Amazing Day

    Thank you so much for an amazing day Friday! We had the best time and we couldn’t have done it without you.

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