Chilston Park Hotel

(32 reviews) 32 4.97
Sandway Lenham Maidstone Kent ME17 2BE
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About Chilston Park Hotel

Sandway, Lenham, Maidstone
Kent, ME17 2BE

On the doorstep of the Kent Downs, nestled away in stunning parkland, it is hard to imagine a more enchanting wedding venue than Chilston Park. Boasting a warm and welcoming atmosphere and breath-taking surroundings, nobody forgets a wedding at Chilston Park in a hurry.

Dating back to the 17th Century, Chilston Park is full of character and steeped in history. Today, with its picturesque lakes, 22 acres of private grounds, luxurious furnishings, open fires, and candlelight; it remains a stunning backdrop for your once in a lifetime occasion!

There are function rooms available for all celebrations, whether it for the more intimate occasion or for larger parties of up to 120. Alternatively, with the Exclusive Use package, the Culpepers Restaurant combined with the Reading Room can accommodate up to 120 guests for your Wedding Breakfast and up to 250 guests for evening reception.

For larger guestlists, we are also able to accommodate a marquee in our grounds for a maximum of 400 guests for your wedding breakfast and evening reception. We understand that every wedding is uniquely special and we believe your day should reflect this.

Our professional wedding and events team will listen to your every wish from the moment you first enquire, helping you to achieve the wedding you have always dreamed of. We will advise you on everything from the menus, to a spectacular arrival by helicopter. On the day itself our experienced operations team will be there to look after you and your guests.

For more information on weddings at Chilston Park can host, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

• Exclusive Use of the hotel and grounds is available. • The hotel offers naturally photogenic backdrops that will ensure you only capture beautiful memories of a very special day. • If you would prefer something a little more intimate, the Star Room offers a delightful setting for up to 26 people. • The Orangery, offers a 180-degree panorama of the grounds and is licensed to hold civil marriages for up to 90 guests. • Choose from a variety of different and very distinct wedding rooms. • The staff at Chilston Park will take care of absolutely everything on the day.

Facilities at Chilston Park Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Chilston Park Hotel Reviews (32)

The food & service was exceptional.
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By Mr Whittington, on 07 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Jun 2018

My wife and I would like to thank everybody at the Chilston Park Hotel for making our daughter's wedding on Saturday so memorable. Everything from start to finish was superb, and all the staff were so friendly and helpful. It really did make the day run like clockwork. The venue is stunning - the food and service was exceptional and the Tudor suite was awesome - we can't praise your hotel enough. Thank you also for arranging for the sun to shine :-) Without exception the feedback from all the guests was that the venue and the whole day was absolutely perfect. Please do pass on our heartfelt thanks to all your staff for a job superbly done. Thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts.

The most amazing venue
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By Emma, on 12 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 20 Feb 2017

Our wedding in Feb 2017 was utterly amazing. The venue itself is stunning and the grounds are great for pictures. All of the staff were friendly, approachable and would go above and beyond to help us in the run up and on the big day itself. The food was out of this world, all of our guests commented on how tasty their meals were. The rooms are all lovely and the Queen Anne Suite where we stayed was really special. We loved it and would recommend to anyone to use Chilston as their wedding venue.

This hotel is a fantastic wedding venue
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By Mr & Mrs Webster, on 24 Jun 2016

May 2016 Wedding This hotel is a fantastic wedding venue. The hotel is beautiful and the staff are all very polite, friendly and well dressed. Thank you to Jemma for helping us plan the day and thanks to Sam, Jay and the team for making our day so memorable

Everything was flawless....
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By Mr & Mrs Ferrari, on 24 Jun 2016

May 2016 Wedding We would like to thank you for the great help you've been giving us during the last few months. I am well aware that sometime was not very easy with us, especially when Alex was in the States and I couldn't come back to you right away. And I am well aware that we exceeded a "couple" of timelines... :) so thank you very much for your precious help! Also I would also like to give you some feedback from the party. Everyone was amazed about everything: the venue the food the organization. Everything was flawless. Everything run out so smoothly (please pass our thanks to Becky as well. She was amazing!). Especially "the Italians", that have different way to celebrate weddings, were impressed with the venue and the rooms. And they couldn't stop talking about the fantastic experience they had (actually they are still talking about it!!!!). So thanks once again Fiona. It was great knowing you. I am sure will come down again for afternoon tea, dinner and to stay overnight. We will let you know so in case you are around we could stop by to say hi. Thanks once again and take care.

It really was fantastic
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By Mr & Mrs Rudden, on 24 Jun 2016

May 2016 Wedding Thanks ever so much for all your hard work and to all the staff for making our wedding so special. It really was fantastic and we thought everyone was amazing and helpful. Sam in particular was fantastic.

I would highly recommend Chilston and the team
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By Mr & Mrs Brand, on 24 Jun 2016

May 2016 Wedding Our wedding was fantastic, many guests asked how we found such a lovely venue.You made sure everything run smoothly beforehand, and both Becky and Sam were fantastic in the day - nothing was too much trouble they were helpful and attentive. My dad said he thought all the staff were fantastic, and he is a tough man to please! The food was delicious, hot And cooked just right - thanks to the chef and the team in the kitchen! I wish we could do it all again - maybe give us a few years and we will repeat our vows! Having everything organised by you meant I could relax in the build up, and lots of people said they were amazed how chilled I was! Thank you again! I would highly recommend Chilston, and the team - but hope you have some 7th's of May in the future without exclusive weddings so we can come and stay on our anniversaries!

We had the most amazing day May 2016 Wedding
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By Mrs & Mrs Harris Simpson, on 24 Jun 2016

We had the most amazing day, it was just perfect.The staff at your hotel were just wonderful, I would like you to send my thanks especially to Ellie, Sam and Craig, they certainly made our day and stay there perfect. I would also like to thank you for your efficiency and help leading up to it

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By Mr & Mrs Smith, on 24 Jun 2016

Just a quick message to say a massive thank you to everyone that helped make Claire and I's wedding go absolutely brilliantly! We are so impressed at how everything run incredibly smoothly with no hic ups (or at least not that I noticed). We look forward to visiting our beautiful wedding venue in many years to come and think back to what a truly great day we had. Once again to all the staff - THANK YOU SO MUCH :)

Fantastic wedding venue with stunning location
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By Fran Yeardley, on 14 Mar 2015

We married at Chilston Park on 6th November 2014 and it was such an amazing day. From the start of finding our wedding venue through to the day itself the staff at Chilston Park were so helpful to ensure our day went smoothly. The venue itself is great as it is a hotel too you can stay at the venue the night before as well as the wedding night (subject to availability) but all being under one roof makes it extra special. We booked the Manor House package but because we married on a Thursday there was hardly anyone else at the hotel. We married in the Orangery, wedding breakfast in the Fitzhammond Suite then disco back in the Orangery. All our friends and family complimented the venue and the smooth running of the day itself. Pete Tappenden was our wedding coordinator and nothing was too much trouble for him. He always came back to our questions and helped give advice where needed. Also on the day Becky who works at the venue and was there all day (including right before I walked down the aisle) was great, so friendly and helped make me feel at ease. I would highly recommend Chilston Park for your wedding day.

Amazing - Thank you so much Chilston
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By John and Ruth Tolliday, on 18 Feb 2014

Thank you to the team at Chilston for making our wedding so special. we got married on Sunday the 9th Feb and the whole day was fantastic due to the amazing staff at the venue. We got married in the lounge, had our wedding breakfast in the restaurant, the food was great, thank you chef, the service amazing. Special thank you to Vicky for organising and for Kerrin for running the day, both made our day effortless. We stayed in the hotel that evening, all rooms are fantastic, group breakfast the following day finished our special day off in style. We can not thank you enough for making our wedding amazing, we would encourage everyone to have their wedding at Chilston .

Our Wedding, November 2013
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By Gemma and Robert, on 08 Dec 2013

Dear team, thank you for such a wonderful wedding day, we couldn't have asked for more. Rob and I were more than impressed with how smoothly the day ran and how helpful all of the staff were, it was a truly magical day which we will treasure forever. Gemma and Robert

Elegant and relaxed venue
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By Michelle and David Edmonds, on 30 Sep 2013

Searching for a relaxed but classy venue for our wedding, we visited Chilston Park and were immediately impressed by the beautiful surroundings. We opted for the informal, outdoor courtyard setting with a barbecue and staff could not have done more to create a perfect day, they were amazing, we didn't have to worry about a thing. Our guests loved the food, the ambience and their rooms and a great time was had by all. If you're having a larger more traditional wedding the hotel itself is really beautiful. We can't recommend Chilston Park highly enough, thank you Peter, Kerryn, Andy and Co.!

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