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On since 2022

Last update: September 2023

Chilston Park is a wedding venue in Lenham, Kent, that sports a rustic charm that is classic in the English countryside. You and your loved ones will be surrounded by 77 acres of parkland, giving you plenty of room to create your dream day. You will have a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from to best match your event theme and vision.

Facilities and Capacity

First built in the 17th century, this manor house is rich with history, once being home to various lords, viscounts and politicians. It has since been carefully restored and maintained for visitors to enjoy a relaxing weekend in the countryside. The grounds can host events of various sizes, from intimate gatherings to 250-person receptions. One of their main options is The Orangery, which features large windows and gives you and up to 100 guests a panoramic view of the countryside. Also available is the Coach House Suite, which can host ceremonies with up to 150 guests. Classic elegance is present throughout the space, from the detailed chandeliers and framed mirrors to the large, floor-to-ceiling windows. For outdoor gatherings, the romantic gazebo, rustic cobbled courtyard, and lush lawn areas can add a stunning backdrop to your altar or top table. In addition, the hotel features multiple bedrooms, with cosy furniture and modern amenities to make for a relaxing overnight stay.

Services Offered

As a dog-friendly venue, this hotel allows couples to incorporate their furry friends into their big day. You will have multiple packages to choose from, including the options for exclusive use of the hotel. The team at Chilston Park will work closely with you during your planning process, making sure that each detail exceeds your expectations.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Stately Home
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Ceremony Options:

Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

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

Evening Entertainment:

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

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Wedding Guests
Pet Friendly
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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50 reviews
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99% Recommended by couples

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50 reviews
Jake M. Married on 24/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of our dreams

Chilston Park is such an incredible venue. Not only because of how it looks but also how attentive the staff are. We have been planning our wedding for years and the staff have been so helpful along the way. We took as many opportunities as we could to visit Chilston Park by attending the majority of the wedding open days which we were always welcomed to.

Jane was our wedding coordinator and she has been amazing. She was always quick to reply to emails or answer any questions, and there were a lot. Every little detail was gone other with a fine tooth comb to make sure that everything was as we wished.

When it came to the wedding day, the staff surpassed our high expectations. There were so many small but thoughtful gestures which just made us feel so special. Lewis was our wedding day coordinator and he was incredible. He made sure that the day ran exactly as it should have and made sure we had everything we needed.

The staff are a true testament to Chilston Park and we wouldn鈥檛 have gotten married anywhere else. We won鈥檛 be able to be strangers and will be returning as much as we possibly can.
Charlotte B. Married on 25/03/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Thank you!

My Husband and I got married on the 25th March 2023 and we had the best day of our lives. We booked the coach house and it was stunning. The set up was perfect, the staff were amazing. The food was divine and everything went so smoothly. We booked with them in September 2021 and initially had Peter who then moved onto another employer but we weren't told and so when we contacted Chilston we were handed over to Tara and although we had a few hiccups with communication initially because she is a busy lady! She was absolutely fantastic. So kind and attentive, very thorough and she helped make our day just perfect. Thank you to all the staff, Chefs, wait staff, cleaners, function managers etc you were all amazing. We could not have dreamed for a better day.
Kate Married on 27/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding location with an amazing team who worked hard to make our wedding plans take shape

Stunning venue with highly experienced and helpful staff who went out of their way to make our day special; nothing was too much trouble! The exclusive package was great value for money and enabled us to utilise the hotel as we pleased which our guests thoroughly enjoyed, including a delicious breakfast the next morning! Thank you to everyone at the hotel for ensuring our big day ran smoothly, it was a brilliant day! Highly recommend
Paul J. Married on 05/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A dream of a day

Chilston Park was everything we could have wanted and more. The venue is beautiful, staff amazing and do so much for you. Food was fantastic and I cannot recommend the Hotel highly enough. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our special day perfection.
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Mr And M. Married on 15/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue with top quality service

We finally got married at Chilston Park on 15th August 2021 after having to postpone twice from Covid. The venue is just stunning and the staff have been so helpful, kind and attentive all the way through. I can鈥檛 say enough as it was the most magical day. Food was just fabulous and rooms are beautiful and characteristic. On driving up to the venue you just get a warm welcome feeling and such picturesque grounds. Our pictures are amazing.
We will return to the venue for sure, maybe for our anniversary to remember the best day ever. Thank you to the whole team for making it happen.
Mark B. Married on 25/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Reception Perfection in a Stunning Setting

The entire experience was impeccable from start to finish. From the early stages of organising the day with Jane (who was amazing throughout), to the day itself.

Nothing was too much for the attentive and personable serving staff. Staff were the perfect balance of being present while still giving us space to feel that we had the place to ourselves.

The food was delicious, and the venue itself is nothing short of breathtaking. Every detail is of the highest standard and the bed is probably the most comfortable we've ever slept in.

Thank you for a perfect day!
Laura D. Married on 23/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Chilston Park Hotel Lenham - Wedding.

Excellent service, made our wedding day a really special memory. Beautiful food, always willing to help us with advice and effort throughout our day. Would recommend for no fuss professional and enjoyable day.
Penny W. Married on 14/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Attentive and flexible

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all that you had done to help this wedding come to life. And the team who were absolutely brilliant from when we arrived Thursday night to the day itself, on Friday, they were all so attentive, and nothing seemed too much to ask. Special thanks to Matt and Lewis, who made sure everything ran so smoothly!

The weather wasn鈥檛 looking great and I鈥檓 sure if I was anywhere else they would have pushed for me to go with my wet weather option, however Paul knew how much I wanted to get married outside and made sure this happened鈥s soon as it stopped raining it was all hands on deck to put the chairs just minutes before the ceremony and providing everyone with umbrellas! It really was the picture-perfect wedding I had imagined.

Thank you.
Keeley T. Married on 31/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Most perfect wedding venue

We chose to hold our wedding at Chilston Park Hotel following a very impressive wedding open day back in January 2020. It was love at first sight and although it was the first venue we looked at we knew this place was perfect for us and it wouldn鈥檛 get better than this. It was from here our love affair with Chilston Park began. From the very moment we secured our date the staff have been like extended family to us, even through a rescheduled date due to Covid. The hotel itself, grounds, and facilities are first class. A true piece of historic luxury hidden in the Kent Countryside. We stayed for a total of four days and three nights. Our wedding party was around 70-75 people on the day, with well over half of the party opting to stay over. Our day was so perfect in every way and way more than we could of ever dreamed of. We are still on cloud 9 and have enjoyed going through our videos and pictures reliving every magical moment. Everything was seamless from the ceremony right through to reception.
Unfortunately, our little girl was poorly the evening before the wedding, resulting in a hospital dash but even in a crisis the staff remained helpful, professional, and personable. They were all genuinely concerned for our little girl. They really went above and beyond to help us.
Everyone we come across at Chilston from the friendly welcoming faces at the Front Desk, talented Chefs, Bar staff, Events team, Management, Waiters/Waitresses, House Keeping staff and Porters were all amazing.
We had the most unforgettable day, the venue was perfection, the staff were faultless and the food was amazing and is still a talking point even to this day. Our wedding guest are also fans of the hotel, we had such great comments from them all, some of which have already returned to the hotel. I think this speaks volumes.

Sarah S. Married on 28/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding day

From viewing this venue we knew we loved it and they were helpful from the beginning. When we were allocated molly as our contact she was amazing. She'd respond to my emails promptly and answer all my questions and give any advice. They paid attention to the small details that I hadn't even considered at our final meeting! They really looked after us from when we arrived the night before to when we left the day after.
Sophie who helped us on the day of the wedding was amazing, so helpful and helped us feel chilled on the day.
The venue is beautiful, so many photo opportunities there weather rain or shine.
The team couldn't do enough to help us and I would recommend them over and over again.
Kayleigh G. Married on 11/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect in every way

Absolutely perfect day couldn't of gone any better from start to finish everyone is still talking about it now couldn't recommend chilston park anymore
George C. Married on 01/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding in May 2022

We booked the exclusive hire package & received a 5 star plus service. I Highly recommend Chilston Park.

We had 100 guests & was very well looked after. From start to finish.

Jane was our wedding planner leading up to our big day & was always helpful. Any query鈥檚 we鈥檙e dealt with quickly and any concerns were put to bed with Janes knowledgeable experience of the venue.

Lewis & Charlotte were our wedding coordinators on the day & everything ran like clockwork. 100 wedding breakfast covers came out simultaneously for every course. Everyone had exactly what they ordered & the food was hot & delicious. The dinning staff were friendly, polite & attentive.

Chilston Park is a beautiful building & grounds, with lots of romantic backdrops for wedding pictures. Many of our guests stayed & have commented on how beautiful their rooms were.

By the end of the day we had miss placed belongings though the venue. However by morning the staff had collected everything from lost shoes, car keys, flower girl baskets, ring box & more & neatly arranged it in the breakfast room where it could be reunited with its rightful owner. Which was a very reassuring & comforting.

We couldn鈥檛 be happier with how perfect our day was

Well done to all the staff at Chilston Park

Love the Newlyweds

Rachel P. Married on 31/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day!

I can鈥檛 thank everyone enough who made our day so special. The communication, help and support in the lead up to our wedding was amazing and the staff on the day were brilliant ensuring everything ran smoothly.

I would highly recommend chilston park as a wedding venue
Clare T. Married on 30/09/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Fantastic September Wedding

Our experience working with Chilston Park and organising our wedding day was fantastic - it really made the day for us super enjoyable and stress free. Their willingness to let us move the date around was really appreciated. We鈥檝e had nothing but good feedback from our guests. All the staff were attentive and very professional and the food was also delicious and brought out promptly.

We鈥檒l definitely be recommending Hand Picked Hotels and considering you for future events!
Natalie D. Married on 05/06/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Intimate wedding package

Having gone through a couple of cancellations already, we found ourselves booking a wedding ceremony and reception here with only 3 months notice. The short time frame was no problem for the staff and they managed to support us through everything required with time to spare. The intimate wedding package they have introduced really has everything you could possibly want if you are planning a wedding for small numbers of guests. Everything from live streaming the ceremony to a 5 course wedding breakfast, more food than you can eat and a stunning room for the night. All the staff were friendly and attentive throughout the build up and the day itself. If you can, we would definitely recommend arranging the fireworks for the end of the night (Aurora fireworks)
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Chilston Park Hotel ME17 2BE Lenham (Kent)
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