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On since 2022

Last update: February 2024

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
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

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Horse baraat permitted
Orangery on site
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Reviews for Chiddingstone Castle

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
56 reviews
98% recommend it
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Chloe B. Sent on 27/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The wedding of our dreams

There aren't enough words to express how wonderful a wedding at Chiddingstone is. I worked at Chiddingstone weddings when I was at university, and always dreamt of getting married there myself. When that time came around, it was so lovely to meet back up with Natalie who I had worked for previously. My partner loved Chiddingstone as much as I did, and so we were decided! From the outset, Natalie and her team were so professional and so organised - we knew we were in the perfect hands! This helped us both feel unbelievably calm, and really enjoy the process of planning - something which is incredibly valuable. The day itself was truly perfection, every detail was thought of, nothing was too much of an ask, and Natalie and her team helped ensure everything ran smoothly. If there were any hiccups we were blissfully unaware of them! We were married at St Marys church in the village, which is perfectly situated. The groom and guests met at the pub before heading into the church, and then following the ceremony we walked through to the Castle in a procession with our guests. It was very special to have the pub, church and castle within 200m of each other in the middle of the stunning Kent countryside! From the drinks reception, to the wedding breakfast in the beautiful marquee, right through to the disco - the day was just beautiful. It was the wedding of our dreams, and we'd thoroughly recommend the venue to anyone!
Clare B. Sent on 01/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Very helpful in allowing us tailor-make our perfect wedding day

Perfect venue, perfect staff , and people who actually understood our vision xxx

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)

Rebecca C. Sent on 03/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

We loved having our wedding at the Castle such an amazing venue. Natalie was great to work with in the planning stages. Importantly everything went so smoothly on the day.
Stuart C. Sent on 28/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Dream Come True Wedding

All our guests commented on how amazing the venue was - both the Castle and the Orangery - which is where we had our outdoor wedding ceremony, and the Castle lawn for cocktails and canapés.

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!
Laura Y. Sent on 28/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Eagles

Couldn’t have had a better day if we had tired! Natalie & her team had it all under control & made our day amazing! Walking from the church to the castle in the sunshine was so special together with pimms on the lawn with our live singer after was such a treat! We had the best day & night. Thank you so much!
Catherine L. Sent on 31/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect venue for our special day

Before we got engaged, we had a set venue in mind for our wedding but when we went to view Chiddingstone Castle to see a few more options, we were blown away.

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!
Rachel R. Sent on 13/12/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Such an incredible venue with the most helpful & supportive team!

Natalie and her team were absolutely amazing, supporting us through a total of 4 postponements due to Covid, and always going above and beyond to be so helpful and ensure that every aspect of our day would still be perfect no matter what. The venue is stunning and so unique and special, and the support from the team made the day all the more amazing. Thank you to Natalie and the Chiddingstone Team!
Lucy J. Sent on 31/07/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

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!!
Serina G. Sent on 04/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A Dream Ceremony for uncertain times - Duy and Serina's Story

Chiddingstone Castle is such a beautiful choice for a wedding venue. Nestled in the heart of Kent it is the perfect representation of the English countryside. It is such a gem of a venue, especially during the summer when the grounds and flowers are in full bloom. Natalie looked after us every step of the way, from planning and suggestions of what would work on our day and kept in contact with us as our original date drew nearer last year in July during lock down. Happily, the stars aligned and just in time lock down eased just in time to allow us to have 10 people socially distanced at our wedding and the officiants were happy to attend. We were lucky enough to have our Covid safe ceremony with 8 guests. Although we could not have the full celebration we hoped for, the ceremony was romantic, intimate and beautiful. With no issues, Natalie allowed us to postpone our reception for the following year. We will always have such special memories of the day we married and Chiddingstone will always have a special place in our hearts as the place we took our vows. We would highly recommend Chiddingstone Castle as a place to get married, it is such a lovely, relaxed and stress free place and great value for money. Please do look at our photos on their official website and you will understand from our faces the magic and happiness we found from getting married there.
Sophie S. Sent on 21/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.

Thea B. Sent on 07/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Dan A. Sent on 17/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Christine S. Sent on 19/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Rowena F. Sent on 18/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Jeremy M. Sent on 17/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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
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