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Chilston Park Hotel

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Menus from £159
2 to 400 Guests

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Menus from £159
2 to 400 Guests

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.

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.

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  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
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
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Mr And M. Married on 15/08/2021
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    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’t 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.

    Chilston Park Hotel's reply:

    Dear Lisa and Mark,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a great review from your wedding day. We are so glad everything came together perfectly for your special day to make it one to remember. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again to celebrate your anniversary!

    From the team here at Chilston we wish you both all the best for your future as Mr and Mrs Carroll!

    Best wishes,

    Chilston Park
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    Mark B. Married on 25/06/2021
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    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!

    Chilston Park Hotel's reply:

    Dear Mark,
    From all the team at Chilston Park, thank you for your kind words. We have passed you compliments onto Jane, the staff and the chef’s. We are so glad you enjoyed every aspect of your special day. But most importantly we are delighted you enjoyed a comfortable night’s sleep!
    Thank you for allowing us to be part of your wedding day and we wish you all the best for your future as husband and wife.
    Best wishes,
    Chilston Park
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    Clare T. Married on 30/09/2021
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    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’ve 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’ll definitely be recommending Hand Picked Hotels and considering you for future events!

    Chilston Park Hotel's reply:

    Dear Clare and Guy,

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review from your special day. We are delighted to hear of what sounds like a perfect day for everybody from start to finish. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Chilston in the future.

    Wishing you all the best for your future ahead as husband and wife!

    Best wishes,
    Chilston Park
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    Natalie D. Married on 05/06/2021
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    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)

    Chilston Park Hotel's reply:

    Dear Natalie and Neil,
    As a team we would like to extend our thanks for your lovely review from your wedding day. We are so pleased your booking journey all the way through to your day was simplistic and led up to a fantastic day for you all, even if you were very full up! We will pass your recommendation onto Aurora Fireworks.
    Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day and we wish you a lifetime of happiness as a married couple.
    Best wishes,
    Chilston Park
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    Dave M. Married on 29/02/2020
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    Leap Year Wedding

    An excellent location, very good and professional assistance in preparing and planning your wedding day. Food, drink and preferred suppliers are all excellent options
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    Mr Married on 02/06/2018
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    The food & service was exceptional.

    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
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    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.
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    Emma Married on 20/02/2017
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    The most amazing venue

    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.
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    This hotel is a fantastic wedding venue

    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
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    Everything was flawless....

    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
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    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.
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    It really was fantastic

    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.
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    I would highly recommend Chilston and the team

    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!
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    We had the most amazing day May 2016 Wedding

    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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    Thank you so much

    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 :)
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    Fantastic wedding venue with stunning location

    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.

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We have amazing dates still left this year and early 2022 - please contact chilstonpark@handpicked.co.uk.

Dates:

Saturday 23rd October

Friday 29th October

Saturday 6th November

Friday 7th January 2022

Saturday 15th January 2022

Saturday 22nd January 2022

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Date: From 16/01/2022 to 16/01/2022 Schedule 12:00 - 16:00
Place: ME17 2BE, Tovil, Kent

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