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.
39 Reviews for Chiddingstone Castle
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Serina G. · Married on 10/07/2020
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.Sent on 04/02/2021
Chiddingstone Castle's reply:Thank you Serina for your kind words. You were very brave to wait and see if restrictions would lift in time for your ceremony last July. You were very lucky indeed that everything worked out so well. We were given permission to quickly review our risk assessment and gain approval from Kent Council for a COVID secure, very intimate, ceremony within days of government regulations allowing. It was such a joy and a privilege to be able to help arrange your beautiful wedding. A tiny ceremony with huge love. A day for us all to remember.
Lucy J. · Married on 16/07/2021
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!!Sent on 31/07/2021
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!!
Henrietta C. · Married on 21/09/2019
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 :)Sent on 17/09/2020
Chiddingstone Castle's reply:Thanks you so much Hen and Mark and a very happy anniversary to you for next week!
We are currently offering a huge 50% discount on our Venue Hire for intimate, safe, wedding bookings for up to 30.
Book your ceremony only, ceremony and wedding breakfast or wedding breakfast only to follow a church wedding.
The discount is offered on bookings any day of the week for weddings to take place before the end of March 2021. We are extending this offer to weddings booked on a Thursday or Friday through the summer of '21.