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Last update: June 2023
Say "I do" to a country wedding at Eastwell Manor in Boughton Lees, Kent. A stunning and elegant location for your big day, it offers the ideal setting for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. With a dedicated team of event planners, the venue's experts are on hand to make sure your every need is met and that your day runs perfectly to plan.
Facilities and Capacity
The historic manor house at Eastwell Manor sits at the end of a long tree-lined drive. It comprises 74 individually styled elegant bedrooms and suites that overlook the picturesque grounds. With its period charm, award-winning cuisine, charming surroundings, warming log fires and an impressive spa and leisure facilities, the manor is a highly esteemed country house hotel. It holds a licence for civil marriage ceremonies, with wedding facilities including three oak-panelled reception rooms and an Italian gazebo situated in the tranquil garden. The landscaped lawns with views of the surrounding countryside are the perfect setting for marquee weddings, too. The banquet rooms with fireplace and original features are ideal for up to 85 guests. You can relax before or after your wedding day in their Champneys spa, or enjoy a round of golf on their 9-hole course.
At Eastwell Manor, you'll be able to choose from one of the wedding packages available throughout the year. These plans are designed to take the stress out of planning your wedding, leaving you free to enjoy your special day at this breathtaking venue. The manor's award-winning cuisine is made with locally sourced ingredients and complemented by a fine selection of wines.
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The Perfect Wedding Venue
The Maid’s Garden fit our dreams of an outdoor ceremony perfectly with its ivy-lined walls, manicured lawns, pond and Italian gazebo. The terrace with its views overlooking the endless grounds was the ideal space for our reception drinks and canapés, especially on a blue-skied day in June. The wood-panelled Rose Garden Room made the perfect setting for an intimate wedding breakfast with 80 of our closest friends and family. The room was transformed for the evening reception with fairy lights (put up very kindly, and at short notice, by the venue staff) candles and a DJ, with the neighbouring Chaucer Room serving as our bar and a slightly more relaxed setting for our guests. During the evening we also held a barbecue on the terrace as the sun went down with plenty of food for everyone to enjoy.
It’s worth adding that with so much accommodation available in the Manor House and Mews, it really had the feel of a destination wedding. Friends and family were able to stay on-site for a long weekend, giving us the chance to celebrate with them the night before and all enjoy the fabulous spa facilities the day after.
We can’t emphasise enough that all of this was made possible by the outstanding team at Eastwell Manor, who literally could not have done anything more to ensure that we had the best day of our lives. They really did go above and beyond and made us both feel as if the entire hotel was our home for the day. This extends far beyond the exceptional wedding and events team. From the bar and waiting staff always happy and willing to help, to the reception staff that were on-hand at all hours and the incredible chefs that served the best wedding food we have ever had (our guests still talk about the beef!). Helen and Jasmine were a dream to work with, being flexible with all of our requests and doing everything they could to make sure that all of our ideas were realised on the day. A special mention has to go to Chris - an absolute asset to the Eastwell team, he worked tirelessly to ensure everything went without a hitch on the day, and all while looking cool, calm and collected. You really are in excellent hands with this team!
We cannot thank the whole team at Eastwell Manor enough, they gave us our dream wedding day and we wholeheartedly recommend them to everyone!
Kat & Mikey
(Photographs courtesy of @joasis_photography)
The best day
Everything went like clockwork from start to finish, with wonderful food and great rooms.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this beautiful venue.
A truly magical day
We Sat down with Helen and went through what dates would be available, and booked it from there.
We popped back a few times to get a feel for the rest of the venue and asked if we could view the bridal suite. This in itself is absolutely breathtaking. And has a really cute little room for children to stay with you, if you so desire.
The venue itself has plenty of character, and alot of little places for fantastic photos.
We stayed the night before and had a lovely meal, with fantastic service.
Fast forward to the day, weather sadly was debatable, and beyond our control. The outside area was dressed for us, and right up until the last moment, we planned on having the ceremony outside, but that wasn't meant to be, the heavens opened and it had to be moved inside, where Helen and the team stepped up to dress the room for the ceremony. So a massive thankyou for doing so.
The wedding breakfast went off without a hitch.
The only real criticism we had was the wait between course's, fully appreciate when serving 50 plus guests this is tricky, but we found our guests wandering off during the wait.
The rest of the day went off without any real problems, the team at Eastwell are brilliant, we cannot fault them, and any issues presented to them, seemed to get resolved in a very quick and timely manner.
Sadly, we did have take make a complaint, we were advised that we would be moving rooms at some point whilst getting ready from where we had stayed to the bridal suite, to finish getting ready. The room wasn't available, so during the ceremony, our stuff that was all over the room we was in, was gathered up and started to be moved.
This got stopped, but to be told this whilst your getting ready to greet your guests, is quite concerning, so Jim the Toast Master, had to step in and resolve it to take the worry from us.
This caused alot of confusion, and things got mixed up, so when it came to us, going to our room to freshen up after the photos and wedding breakfast, we had people knocking continuously to collect belongings they were missing. So a slight misunderstanding there.
But now to the positives, the Staff are fantastic, incredibly friendly and very responsive to all questions and queries, and we would obviously like to say a massive thank you to them for the wonderful service we received even when we were sitting outside till the small hours of the morning. We didn't feel rushed to vacate, and go to bed. They just carried on clearing and preparing for the next day's wedding.
Helen, you really did help make our day very special, we are truly grateful.
Also, we really would like to thank Jim, our Toast Master for the day. This guy is really something else. Incredibly helpful, absolutely fantastic with us and our guests, played along with our joke on the mother of the bride Doris, Wound up our best man as requested, and did everything in his control to keep the day running smoothly and our guests entertained. So if you decide to book with Eastwell Manor, make sure you have this guy by your side! Hes a real credit.
I highly recommend this venue to any couple wishing to get married, it really is a remarkable place, along with a remarkable team who are willing to help day and night.
Beautiful day, great venue
Our fairytale wedding come true!
Eastwell Manor went above and beyond for our wedding. They were only too happy to help when we had to rearrange our wedding date as a result of covid interrupting our plans.
The venue itself was the one. We fell in love with it as soon as we drove up the long tree lined drive up to the grand entrance. The place is a perfect combination of castle-like grandeur and classy opulence. The inside and outside spaces are equally magical and the catering team provided a delicious wedding breakfast and hot evening buffet.
The events team at Eastwell Manor, of which we had the most communications with Helen, were exceptional. They are a credit to the hotel, and made our wedding day just incredible. They covered every small detail, were very professional and personable. Thank you Jasmine, Helen, Chris, Tracey - just to name a few of the many people who made our wedding special.
Last but not least, Jim the Toastmaster is such an asset to Eastwell Manor. He gels the whole day together, makes sure everyone has a great time, and made everyone laugh at our wedding. He genuinely loves his job and this can be felt from the very first time you chat with him.
We have made such precious memories at Eastwell Manor with our friends and family. We will certainly be back for anniversaries, spa days and afternoon tea!
Thank you all very much.
With warmest wishes,
Tanya & Nick
Beautiful hotel for a wedding!
Wedding on the 2nd April
Thank you so much for everything, we had the best time. Eastwell is just so stunning and everyone complimented the whole day.
A great winter wedding with happy guests!
Wedding of our Dreams!
Thank you all xx
We had a perfect day
All of our guests came away very happy too. We’d have no problem recommending Eastwell Manor for anything, from lunch to having a wedding and I’m sure we’ll be back again soon.
We truly had the best day of our lives.
Thank you so much for setting everything up so well, it looked better than I imagined. It was very reassuring to see your face, Helen, when I arrived very late and a bit overwhelmed before going in to the ceremony room!
Please pass on our thanks to Chris, the service during the wedding breakfast was brilliant and he was a very calming influence when we were waiting to join the party in the rose garden room.
Jim, our MC, was also really brilliant. He was an invaluable part of the day. His small but very thoughtful suggestions throughout the day made a massive difference, such as the music playing when we entered the wedding breakfast, and his tribute to those who couldn't be with us after the main speeches.
Every single guest commented on what a brilliant day it was, and how smoothly everything ran. Many guests also commented on how good the food was.
Eastwell Manor surpassed expectations.
'Top Flight' planning by you two ladies made sure that the whole occasion ran smoothly, and special thanks are also due to Chris who managed the hospitality so well, Jim the Toastmaster who was a terrific asset and to all the other staff who were involved helping with our special day.
We couldnt have picked a better venue.
I highly recommend Eastwell Manor!
Everything went like clockwork
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