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Chiddingstone Castle

Edenbridge, Kent View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
44 reviews
Starting at £3,000
10 to 150 Guests

About

Chiddingstone Castle is a historic wedding venue located in Edenbridge, Kent. This immaculate property is the ideal setting for a wedding fit for a fairytale. You and your guests are sure to feel like royalty as you enjoy your long-awaited celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Chiddingstone Castle offers a number of elegant event spaces for couples to host their gatherings. 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 on 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.

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 in-house catering team will gladly provide you with an unforgettable dining experience during the wedding breakfast.

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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    Abbie Married on 20/11/2021
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    Wonderful Wedding Venue

    We chose Chiddingstone Castle as the venue for our November, 2021, wedding and couldn't have made a better decision. Nothing was too much to ask from Natalie and her team. The day ran like a dream! We felt absolutely no stress and we were able to focus on enjoying our day with our friends and family. Thank you to everyone who made our day so special.

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Thanks very much for your review Abbie. We absolutely loved being involved in your wonderful Winter wedding and helping you plan your day from across the globe in Canada.
    With all best wishes for your future and hoping that Wedding Day Part II is a perfect summery contrast in New Zealand.
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    Catherine L. Married on 25/09/2021
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    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!

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Thanks for your lovely review Catherine, we really appreciate your kind words.
    It was so much fun helping you plan your wedding, I really enjoyed our meetings. Your lovely little dogs of honour were so characterful, they totally captured our hearts :)
    It's a privilege to work at a venue that can offer so much flexibility and your wedding was a perfect example.
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    Rachel R. Married on 05/08/2021
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    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!

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Hi Rachel and Matt
    Thanks for your very thoughtful review.
    With all honesty the pleasure was entirely ours. After so long in the planning and so much disappointment you two were an inspiration and a joy.
    You are such a jolly and positive pair. What a day!
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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!!

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Hi Lucy and Laurence
    Your wedding was the most joyful way to celebrate as we were finally released from restrictions!
    Thank you for hanging on in there with such a brave and positive attitude.
    It was a huge pleasure to get to know you both and a privilege to finally see you married. What a lovely day!
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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.

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    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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    Sophia Married on 07/03/2022
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    More than perfect!

    We are definitely more than happy about our wedding day. It's just one hour driving from London and the team at Chiddingstone is very friendly, efficient, and organised. All of our guests were very happy about the pretty setting and great service during our wedding day. Everything just went perfectly! Will definitely recommend it to anyone who need a great venue for your special day! Thank you Natalie and your whole team!!

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Thanks very much Sophia.

    We all enjoyed working on your beautiful wedding day, such a pleasure to celebrate with you.
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    Carlotta S. Married on 28/08/2021
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    Couldn’t have been happier!

    Natalie and the team did a fantastic job both on the day and in the lead up. Natalie was absolutely brilliant from the first day we met her and she was a real source of comfort during all the planning - especially with all the uncertainties surrounding covid. Her team were brilliant on the day and the venue is beautiful. I couldn’t recommend chiddingstone castle more highly!

    Chiddingstone Castle's reply:

    Hi Carlotta and Will
    Thanks so much for your lovely words.
    It has been a difficult year for so man couples planning a wedding, it was a pleasure to get to know you both and a real privilege to be here on your very special day.
    With very best wishes

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