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Goodnestone Park is a stunning wedding venue located near Canterbury in Kent.

The wonderful Grade II* Listed House situated in rural Kent is available for exclusive use for 2 or 3 nights, making it perfect for those wishing to escape to the secluded countryside to celebrate with loved ones over a long weekend.

The 1704 Queen Anne style mansion boasts a rich history, including frequent visits from the famous novelist Jane Austen, who was so struck by its beauty, it is said to have inspired Pride and Prejudice.

The house was lovingly renovated in 2016, and now offers 12 bedrooms that can sleep up to 24 guests.

The bridal suite is one of the largest and finest suites in Kent and the house also boasts a bridal prep room with light that streams through large windows, providing the perfect light for hair and make up and getting ready photos.

The impressive dining room can seat 24 for a wedding rehearsal dinner the night before and the library is the ideal spot for pre wedding cocktails.

With all the grandeur of the house’s history and the comfort of its modern furnishings, it provides the ideal place to stay the day before and the day after the wedding.

Facilities and Capacities

There are three locations for civil ceremonies and The church of the Holy Cross is just a few minutes stroll from the house.

There are several magnificent options for your drinks reception within the grounds, each one has breathtaking views.

Services Offered

The luxury timber-framed Orangery Marquee, custom made by Bohemia Canvas provides the ultimate space to host your wedding breakfast for up to 120 guests followed by an evening on the dance floor.

Ahead of your special day our award winning resident coordinators The Wedding Dolls will work hard to ensure that you have a stress free planning journey and that everything is in place for a smotth running wedding.

They will manage all your plans and support you via their exclusive Personal Planning Software system and will always be available via phone and email. In the run up to your wedding they will liase with all suppliers and then manage the schedule on the day.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
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:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Orangery on site
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Reviews for Goodnestone Park House

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Amber P. Sent on 05/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely wonderful

Everything about our experience at Goodnestone Park was utterly fantastic. If you’re looking for a venue where you can live out your best Bridgerton fantasies, this is it!
Having exclusive use of this beautiful house and gardens, to share with our closest friends and family was wonderful. It felt like we’d escaped to a different reality and no-one wanted to leave.
The team who run Goodnestone are excellent, and couldn’t do enough for us and having the Wedding Dolls coordinating the wedding and suppliers was invaluable.
Goodnestone gives you everything you can need, but also allows you the freedom to add in your personal touches.
I just wish I could live there forever!

Emily C. Sent on 14/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating


Our wedding at Goodnestone Park was more than I ever could have dreamed of. The venue is THE most stunning venue for a summer wedding, the gardens are immaculate and the new orangery is something so unique and special. The on site planners, the wedding dolls made the day run so smoothly and stress free, and Ronnie's (House manager) hospitality was second to none. If you are looking for a beautiful countryside wedding then Goodnestone Park is the place!
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Goodnestone Park CT3 1PL Goodnestone (Kent)
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