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Last update: November 2023
Chiddingstone Castle is an impressive wedding venue, set in beautiful grounds, located in Edenbridge, Kent. This charming property is the ideal setting for a stunning country wedding. With wide reaching views, the choice of an indoor or outdoor ceremony, and flexibility to make your wedding unique to you.
This venue has the perfect blend of formal and informal, natural beauty with a secret garden charm alongside castle grandeur.
Some weekend and weekday 2024 dates are still available and bookings are open for 2025 and 2026.
Facilities and Capacity
Chiddingstone Castle offers a number of elegant event spaces. The stunning Tudor features of the property and uninterrupted views over the rolling Kent countryside are a photographer's dream. The castle is set on the edge of the tranquil village of Chiddingstone, with an ancient parish nearby should you wish for a church service. Three separate areas of the property 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 offers enchanting spaces that do not rely on fair weather. This is a fully inclusive setting, all couples are welcome and we are also a dog friendly venue.
At Chiddingstone Castle, every wedding is unique, and their experienced team will support you through every stage of planning and look after you on the day. Every element of your day will be carefully considered and expertly executed to your specifications. The venue is licensed for ceremonies, allowing you to enjoy every stage of the day in a convenient setting. You and your loved ones will enjoy exclusive access to the property for a luxurious experience. Additionally, the castle's carefully selected catering teams will gladly provide you with an unforgettable dining experience during the wedding breakfast.
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The wedding of our dreams
Very helpful in allowing us tailor-make our perfect wedding day
Jake and I had seen Chiddingstone years ago. I joked and said If we ever get married this would be perfect .
Fast forward 12 years and we had decided to use Chiddingstone as our wedding venue as they could cater for the amount of people and the also being able to organise our catering with another company was a big thing on our list,due to probably over a half of the guest we're children we really didn't want a formal sit down meal and wanted a garden bbq party vibe with the bonus of getting married !
This was fulfilled and we had the most amazing, perfect day ever it was magical in every way. Natalie and the events team at Chiddingstone totally made our day run smoothly and took the stress out of things going wrong (groom forgetting hair stuff lol)
A Dream Come True Wedding
What most stood out to my Groom and I was the outstanding organisation and utter professionalism we felt when dealing with Natalie and the wider Castle team. They made everything effortless and seamless.
The grounds were beautiful and the place where the bride can get changed is beautiful too.
Thank you Chiddingstone Castle for giving us the wedding of our dreams!
Mr & Mrs Eagles
The most perfect venue for our special day
The venue is outstanding - a great mix of natural beauty and history. But it wasn't just the venue itself that sold it to us - it was the wedding co-ordinator too. Natalie was friendly, helpful and professional from the moment we visited. We had several visits and she answered all of our questions. There was a great amount of flexibility to make it the day we had always dreamed of. We were even able to bring our two dogs to join us for photos.
On the run up to the day, Natalie was very communicative and helpful - suggesting things we hadn't remembered or even thought of. On our actual wedding day, the staff were all efficient and friendly. I got ready in the suite in the morning and the staff were super helpful with my bridesmaids and mum - topping us up with Prosecco and coffee whenever we needed it. They also dressed the venue perfectly.
The whole day ran very smoothly without any hitches and was even better than we ever could have dreamed. The venue itself blew our guests away - and our pictures are incredible thanks to the beautiful surroundings.
We would highly recommend Chiddingstone Castle to anyone looking for a venue. We are so pleased we picked it - we had the day of our dreams!
Such an incredible venue with the most helpful & supportive team!
Stunning venue with an awesome team and the ability to really make your perfect wedding day!!
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!!
A Dream Ceremony for uncertain times - Duy and Serina's Story
Perfect Venue. Perfect Weather. Perfect Day
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.
Fabulous wedding venue run by a wonderful team
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.
Incredible and unforgettable wedding day
Daughter’s Wedding July 2019
However, there is room in the main building for a smaller celebration.
We once again recommend this stunning venue.
The most amazing day!
Beautiful location combined with great customer service
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