Goodnestone Park

Goodnestone Canterbury Kent CT3 1PL
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About Goodnestone Park

Goodnestone, Canterbury
Kent, CT3 1PL

Goodnestone Park is an exquisite, Palladian gem surrounded by elegant parkland. Home of the 22nd Lord and Lady FitzWalter, and built in 1704, this beautiful stately home and grounds is the perfect venue for a truly magical wedding. You only have to share your dreams with us and we will make them happen.

The wedding party can walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen, who was a regular visitor to the house. Little wonder the tranquillity and beauty of the house and garden were the inspiration for her masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice.

So, whether you want a large wedding or something more intimate, Goodnestone Park is the perfect venue and you can be assured that your every need will be catered for.

Goodnestone Park is located in the heart of Kent, the Garden of England, just 9 miles from Canterbury, 25 miles from Ashford, and 18 miles from the Eurotunnel.

The ground floor of the house (Dining Room/Round Room/Breakfast Room/Drawing Room & Library) is available for hosting smaller weddings of up to 40 guests for which The Round Room is licenced for civil marriages. This can be hired for the day only on weekdays from £ 130 per head including a 3 course wedding breakfast.  For a weekend wedding there is a minimum 2 night hire of the whole house  which starts at £ 5,000 in the off peak season for 24 house guests and a maximum of 16 day guests plus all catering costs.

For large wedding celebrations the whole house can be hired for a minumum 2 night stay ( weekends or weekdays)  with up to 24 house guests ( in 12 double rooms) and  up to 150 wedding guests in a marquee on the lawn adjacent to the house. Prices start from £ 10,000 plus catering costs.

We can also cater for weddings independent of the main house in our Courtyard Buildings with direct access to the beautiful gardens. The Fitzwalter Room can cater for wedding parties of up to 100 guests and is licenced for civil ceremonies whilst the walled Courtyard can be transformed into a stunning venue for up to 200 for an evening party. Both these venues can be hired for the day only or combined with a stay in the main house.

Ceremonies can also be held in the stunning, 12th century local village Church of the Holy Cross (this is organised in addition to the package) just a few minutes stroll from the house through the picturesque walled gardens.

We have a directory of approved suppliers of marquees,  catering, wedding planning, luxurious spa and beauty services, etc  that is at your disposal.

Goodnestone Park is steeped in history, pretty as a picture, in a secluded private spot - what more could you ask for on your special day?

For more information please visit our website or telephone us to discuss your special day. 

• 17th century stately home in beautiful grounds • Exclusive use of whole venue or enjoy a package deal in The Courtyard buildings • Licensed for civil ceremonies • Mansion has 12 stunning bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and 5 beautifully decorated reception rooms • Magical romantic spot first treasured by Jane Austen • We can cater for all types of weddings from small & intimate to large & grand

Facilities at Goodnestone Park

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
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
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private 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
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

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