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Last update: February 2024

Set amidst a beautifully traditional English backdrop, the Donnington Manor is a Tudor-style wedding venue located in Sevenoaks, Kent. In an estate dating back to the 15-century, to-be-weds can host an elegant soiree where modern comfort combines effortlessly with rustic charm. The property boasts a unique character, with architectural elements from multiple eras assembled together to an astonishing degree. Here, where the old and the new meet, to-be-weds are invited to start their new chapter in any style they see fit.

Facilities and Capacity

At Donnington Manor, every wedding celebration is given the bespoke treatment it deserves with a choice of civil ceremony locations and flexible spaces. The four-star hotel lies nestled within a picturesque village, just a short 90-minute drive from London's bustling center. Here, couples can expect a tranquil haven beautifully adorned with ancient wooden beams and modern artwork. Licensed to host celebrations from sunrise to sunset, the manor affords couples boundless wedding possibilities. In the expertly refurbished interiors, the Cromwell Suite is wonderfully suited for micro weddings of up to 65. Nearby, the larger Riverhead Suite is ideal for more elaborate events with a maximum capacity of 150 guests. The Spectrum Bar is the hotel's fashionable lounge where loved ones can sip on cocktails beneath ambient lighting throughout the day. At the end of the evening, the happy couple can enjoy a complimentary stay in a spacious suite. Family and friends can also experience the lavish comforts and stylish interiors in a choice of 63 rooms available at a discounted price.

Services Offered

Donnington Manor provides an exceptional selection of packages designed to fit any budget, with room for bespoke flourishes inspired by the wedding theme and size. Upon booking, couples will have access to an experienced wedding staff, including a dedicated wedding planner and a talented catering team. To-be-weds can also avail of menu tasting, a professional master of ceremonies, and DJ service. The venue's most popular wedding package includes:

  • Reception drinks following the ceremony
  • A choice of canapes
  • Sparkling wine for toasts and speeches
  • Evening buffet
  • After-dinner cocktails
  • Floral arrangments
  • A selection of decor items
  • A professional photographer

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Historic
Landmark

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Donnington Manor Hotel

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Jenny M. Sent on 22/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience from start to end

My partner and I got married here on 4th September 2020. We had to postpone our wedding from May 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the hotel were extremely accommodating and helpful about moving our date.

We were looked after by Lauren who did an amazing job of giving us our perfect wedding day. She was able to recommend a photographer and someone to make the cake. They were both first class. The wedding flowers were included in the hotel package price, and they were absolutely beautiful.

Lauren has excellent communication skills and was in touch throughout the planning process. She really helped us through the ongoing uncertainty of the Covid-19 restrictions leading up to the big day.

Lauren was also on hand throughout the day to ensure that everything ran smoothly.

Our guests commented that they felt very safe with the Covid secure measures that the hotel had in place.

We were able to have a tasting session at the hotel to finalise the menu. We had a lovely three course sit-down meal after the ceremony. All of our guests commented on the quality of the food.

We stayed overnight on the night of our wedding. We stayed in an executive room which was spacious and spotlessly clean, with a very comfortable bed.

The hotel has very pretty grounds, which are excellent for photographs.

I would have no hesitation about recommending Donnington Manor for your special day. We had an amazing wedding which we will remember with fond memories for the rest of our lives.
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Sarah Sent on 19/07/2012
5 out of 5 rating

the rooms looked breathe taking...

we just got married here sat 23rd june, we had a great wedding day.donnington mannor was great,i was a fussy detailed bride who wanted wow looking rooms, and donnington create that and did great as we had all the cermony,sit down meal and reception in same room,so they had to do quick change overs,they did it brilliant. the rooms looked breathe taking.i was soooo happy.our day was everything we dreamed of.thank you
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Ann Sent on 19/07/2012
5 out of 5 rating

We loved Donnington Manor

Dear Sarah

As you can see from this email I am back at work and everything has returned to normal but I cannot forget what a wonderful time Keith and I had last week and how delighted we were with the arrangements for the wedding.

I wanted to write and thank you for everything you did and to compliment the smooth running of the day. Besides yourself all the staff were fantastic and went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our day and kept us informed of everything that was happening without any dramas or upsets.

We loved Donnington Manor and I am sure we will return in due course but meanwhile again, can I thank you for all the work you put in to making our day.

Ann & Keith Hayes
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Christine Sent on 19/07/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You

Hello Sarah, I would just like to thank you and the staff who made our daughters wedding day on Friday such a success.

Please thank everyone who was involved with us we are very appreciative of the hard work they did to make it so special, she wanted a relaxed day and you gave it to her.

The guests I have spoken to since Friday have all said what a lovely time they had, a very enjoyable day. You must thank the chef and staff for the meal they gave us - 3 of my girlfriends would like the bread recipe please -

Kind Regards Christine Bargent
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Monica Sent on 19/07/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!

Hi Sarah,

Thank you very much indeed.

We and our guests felt very welcomed! It was just like receiving the guests at home! Everyone from the staff was helpful, friendly and amazing!!!!!! I haven't had that before in any of the countries/restaurants/hotels I was in.

We shall definitely recommend the location to our friends and use it ourselves for future occasions!

All the best to you all and lots of blessings

Monica
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Jo Sent on 19/07/2012
5 out of 5 rating

12th August

Hiya Sarah,

I am soooo sorry it has taken me so long to contact you! Things have been manic and are just starting to settle down again!

John and I would like to thank you and all the staff at Donnington Manor Hotel for helping to give us the most amazing, memorable wedding day ever! (12/08/11) Everything went better than we'd hoped and we had a truely fantastic time!

I have attached a few photo's as you asked for you to use on the website, I hope they are useful.

Hope everything is well with you. John and I are now expecting our first baby so life couldn't get much better!

Thank you again for all your hard work, the hotel looked amazing and the food was delicious.

Kind regards,

Jo and John Saggers
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Anonymous Sent on 19/07/2012
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Day!

We held our Wedding reception here in August 2011 in the up stairs function room, and were extremley pleased with the service, staff, value for money and venue as a whole.
Sarah was always on hand to answer any questions that we had and was great when it came to recommending the Dj, Flowerist and Photographer, thank you again for all your help!
Anish was equally as helpfull on our big itself, and he and his team really did make our day that extra bit special and go without any hitches even though we did arrive over a hour after we were meant to. Thank you again to you Anish and all the staff for everything you did.
The honeymoon suit that we had the night of the wedding and my Husband and two young Daughter stayed in the night before the wedding was amazing to say the least, It was clean, comfortable and very well furnished.
The wedding breakfast was wonderful, hot and everyone said that they enjoyed the whole meal which was a hugh relief to us :) The evening buffet was equally as good and there was so much of it that our guests ending up taking plates of it back to their rooms!
Breakfast the next morning was also good, and the staff were helpful then too.
We would recommend this hotel for other couple thinking of having there wedding receptions here. It is truely a beautiful venue and the old part of the building and garden really did make a back drop for our photos.
Would stay here time and time again, lovely hotel with helpful staff and management
Thank you again for a perfect Wedding day!
Mr & Mrs Coleman
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Jenny Sent on 24/10/2011
5 out of 5 rating
Hello Sarah

Saturday was fantastic I couldn't have asked for a better day the staff were fantastic and I had no problems at all.. A perfect day!!

Thank you so much

Jenny
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Ian Sent on 24/10/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Day to Remember

We got married and had our reception at Donnington Manor on 27th August 2011 and can't praise the Hotel enough.

After looking around for Wedding venues, I was disappointed with many venues lack of enthusiasm and knowledge towards us and their venues, which didn't inspire confidence. Until we meet Ashish the deputy manager of Donnington Manor a thoroughly charming and welcoming chap who made us instantly feel at home. I knew this was where I wanted to get married. Our wedding planner Sarah was always on hand to answer any queries we had in the build up to our perfect day.

In fact all staff were always pleasant, welcoming and did everything we could have asked. We had a few last minute guests cancel and managed to get friends step in who were vegetarian. Having not had the chance to tell Donnington about this we were worried they would not be able to accomodate the last minute changes. But they were fantastic and managed to serve each guest with the same meal with very little warning, which we appreciated greatly.

Their resident DJ, was spot on with the music. After a meeting appeared to have understood exactly what we were looking for and had everyone up on the dance floor all night.

The food was good, rooms were clean and tidy and it was all for a very reasonable price.

All our family and friends have commented what a great day it was and what a picturesque venue. I would highly recommend to anyone considering choosing this as their wedding venue.

My wife and I had the best day of our lives on our perfect wedding day and Donnington Manor played a large part in that. I can't thank them enough.
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Carole Sent on 24/10/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Sat 11 June 2011

Dear Sarah

Please forgive the very brief email as I am just finishing my last minute packing before the taxi arrives to take us to the airport.

We had the most wonderful and amazing wedding at Donnington and we can't thank you enough for everything you have done for us and all your wonderful staff. I will be sending a thank you letter once we return towards the end of the month but I just had to let you know how grateful we are.

Will be in touch.

Our very best wishes.
Carole and Grahame
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Rachel Sent on 17/06/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 25th April 2011

To Sarah and all the Team,

Thank you so much for all of the hard work that you put into making our day so special and perfect.

We really appreciate everything you did.
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Alison Sent on 19/05/2011
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You!

Hi Sarah

So, we are back from honeymoon, back to work, and back down to earth!!

We wanted to send you a message of thanks for the fantastic wedding the Donnington Manor provided for us. We had an absolutely amazing day, even better than we expected. The way Anoop and the team looked after us on the day was outstanding, I was taken aback actually, and so was Gordon. Everything was organised for us, lots of unexpected extra touches and the whole day was geared to making sure we had whatever we wanted. We didn’t have to think about any of the organisation ourselves. The room looked beautiful after all 3 changes it went through, and your suppliers did a great job, DJ included. Oh and the food was lovely! I think seamless would be a good description of how the day went.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your venue to anyone. It is a wonderful place to get married, with wonderful staff and service and the day was so special for us and our guests. Everyone tells us they had a lovely time and so did we. A very special day.

We’d like to especially thank you personally for all your help – you have been brilliant and made things so easy and happy for us.

As promised here’s a few pictures of the day including some of the hotel without us in. Feel free to use them as you see fit (let us know if you do!)
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Jackie Sent on 04/05/2011
5 out of 5 rating

My daughters Wedding Sat 16th April 2011

Dear Mr Cotman

I thought I would write to congratulate your staff on making my daughter’s wedding last Saturday a very happy and memorable day. Sarah has been very patient and helpful and we really are most grateful to her.

All the staff were very helpful and the room looked wonderful. Everything ran smoothly and on time, which I know was quite difficult as we held the wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception in the same room. Anoop and his staff did a wonderful job and I hope you will pass on our thanks. The DJ was also very good, and everyone had a great time.

The food was excellent, and our compliments to the chef and his team. Unfortunately I didn’t eat much from the evening buffet as I was too full from the wonderful dinner, but I’m told it was very good!

I would have no hesitation in recommending your hotel to anyone looking for a wedding venue and we really are very grateful to you all for making Nicky and Darryl’s wedding day such a happy one. Please pass on our thanks to all concerned.

Kind regards
Jackie Maggs
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Ian Sent on 24/08/2010
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous Food & Venue

Dear Mark & Sarah,

Jo and I would like to thank you and all the staff at Donnington Manor for making our Wedding such an enjoyable occasion.

We have received lots of great comments from our guests regarding the fabulous food and venue. Everybody enjoyed the day and the DJ did a great job with the music and entertainment in the evening.

Once again thank you for all your help, it was very much appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Ian & Jo Lettington.
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Liz Sent on 24/08/2010
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding 7th May 2010

Dear Sarah,

We just wanted to say again thank you so much for all your help towards our wedding day and on the actual day. All the staff were so helpful and friendly. We had a fantastic day and we have some gorgeous photos that were taken in the grounds of the hotel to treasure for ever. The whole day went according to plan even better.

So a big thank you to you and all the staff at Donnington Manor.

Best wishes

Liz and Dave Shafford xx
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