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Hempstead House is a Victorian country house, spa hotel and restaurant. Located in the beautiful Kent countryside, the house is surrounded by four acres of perfectly manicured gardens and sweeping lawns. The grounds offer countless backdrops for your wedding photographs, including the pretty lily pond, thatched summer house, courtyard, stone fountain and swimming pool garden.

Our stylish reception rooms are bright and spacious and our floodlit terraces are ideal for a drinks reception. The Heritage Suite is accessed through the grand entrance and is licensed for civil ceremonies, seating up to 150. We have a licensed Roman style gazebo and our beautiful drawing room. We also have a range of smaller dining rooms for a more intimate reception.

Our luxurious bedrooms are all individually designed and we offer three honeymoon suites. You and your guests can relax after a full day of celebrations and will be able to make use of our fantastic facilities including our fitness suite with three swimming pools, sauna, steam rooms and gym. Our spa has five treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure area, and a relaxation room.

Choose your wedding breakfast from our extensive award-winning menu. Our chefs will prepare fresh and delicious food which will be served by our warm and friendly staff. You will be looked after by our dedicated wedding coordinator and we will even provide you with a Master of Ceremonies to take care of the running on the day.

  • Private Victorian Country House Spa Hotel and restaurant set within 4 acres of beautiful gardens
  • Luxury en-suite bedrooms including three stunning honeymoon suites
  • Award winning cuisine with dishes made from fresh local produce
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator
  • Licensed function suite for ceremonies with up to 150 guests
  • Private rooms for smaller groups
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Outdoor license

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
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Hempstead House

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Lizzie L. Sent on 13/10/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Made our wedding the perfect day

Where to begin - I cannot say enough good things about Hempstead House. We had a very intimate wedding breakfast after our ceremony with just 11 plus the b&g. The venue went above and beyond to make the afternoon/evening run smoothly. When we arrived the restaurant manager Danny was there to introduce us, even though we were late as weddings so often are. They made sure everyone always had a drink in hand and were flexible about some time line changes on the day. The room was beautiful and the perfect size. The food was absolutely fantastic and so very reasonable. I would happily have paid double for the food we had. All of our guests are still raving about the food but above anything else, the service. All of us were blown away by how good the service was, it truly was like being in a very high end hotel or restaurant, the waiting staff even called everyone by their first name which was such a special touch. The next day we picked up our decorations and they were neatly packed up and the staff all asked about our wedding even though they weren't even working that night. I absolutely cannot wait to go back for our anniversary as it was just so perfect. A day we will treasure forever, thanks so much Hempstead House and particularly Danny.
Daniel Sent on 28/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Everything as you expect and the most wonderful staff

Are looking at 12 venues Hempstead House automatically become the top 3 and really thinking about it never got knocked off 1st position. Right from the start Lucy Rapson the wedding coordinator was amazing. We instantly clicked with her and going through the options was made easy and everything we wanted was listened to and done for us. The whole day in general couldn't fault it. The staff were amazing and very passionate on delivering a 5 star service. The night before bride and Bridesmaids got ready in the Ashby Suite which is well worth it's value of money as this made the night before much more enjoyable and stress free. Everything was unpacked and placed in their places. The staff were their the night before helping us. During the day they were making sure everything was going to plan and just made our day so special and stress free. Couldn't ask for a better venue and it was fantastic value of money.
Amanda Sent on 04/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

A Truly Wonderful Day

The venue was everything we wanted and certainly lived up to our expectations. All of our guests were very complimentary of the venue, service and the food which was served in a timely manner and was delicious.
The lovely gardens and ever present but never intrusive Master of Ceremonies added to our truly wonderful day!
Mandy Sent on 05/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

What a lovely day!

What a lovely venue. Anita and Danny as well as the entire staff at Hempstead House made our wedding day a very wonderful day to remember.
Anonymous Sent on 28/11/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Help & Support for our Wedding Day

From the outset dealing with Anita the wedding co ordinator was great! Talking ideas through for the day and feeling confident all would go well really helped us to stay calm.
On the day Danny was just brilliant. He was professional, friendly , helpful and calm, nothing was to much trouble. We simply had the best of days.
Anonymous Sent on 01/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating

First Summer House Wedding at Hempstead House

Our outside ceremony in the newly licensed Summer House was beyond our expectations. Anita and her team provided a perfect day. Our complements to the chef on a fine meal.
Joolz Sent on 01/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding Day was Amazing

We thank Hempstead House, Kevin and his team for the organisation and hard work that went into our wedding day. They gave us confidence that everything was under control and our amazing wedding day ran so smoothly.
Anonymous Sent on 01/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Top Notch Wedding

What a great place to have a family wedding. With a relatively small party of about 45 guests there was never going to be a problem with space and the set-up actually allows for several functions at the same time with little possibility of clashing. The staff went out of their way to make us all welcome and effectively choreographed the whole day even to the point of providing a (very welcome) Toast Master for the Wedding Breakfast.

Most of our party stayed overnight and the accommodation was excellent.

With access to the pool and spa it made our short weekend family break memorable for all the right reasons.

Room Tip: Room 21 was excellent - although I found out afterwards it was one of their bridal suites!
Vikki Sent on 11/04/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Genuine Warmth from Every Member of Staff

Our day was perfect. The service, attention to detail and genuine warmth from every member of staff was outstanding.
Anonymous Sent on 10/02/2017
5 out of 5 rating

You Made Our Day So Very Special

We are sure Hempstead House receive many comments commenting on how fabulous the venue looked and how polite and professional the staff are.
They made our day so very special and when the venue was decorated it took our breath away.
Sarah Sent on 10/02/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Everything was Amazing!

From start to finish everything was amazing and we cannot thank everyone involved for making our wedding day so memorable.
Hollie Sent on 27/01/2017
5 out of 5 rating

The Post Wedding Blues Have Set In

We had the most magical wedding day at Hempstead House, the most perfect day and the best of our lives.
Our guest commented on the lovely venue, wonderful food and fantastic hospitality of the staff.
Clare Sent on 27/01/2017
5 out of 5 rating

A Truly Remarkable Occasion

Our wedding day at Hempstead House was a fantastic day. From our initial enquiry through to breakfast the following day we enjoyed wonderful and professional experience. The food and staff were great.
Sam Sent on 23/07/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Our Beautiful Wedding

We recently married at Hempstead House. We booked back in November after meeting with Anita. Since our initial meeting, we stayed in contact with her and she was fantastic, answering all of our questions and meeting with us a few times to run through things etc. on the day, the staff were all brilliant, very friendly, but professional, attentive and constantly smiling. Dan looked after our party on the day. What a great guy! Brilliant toastmaster and so funny and friendly. The day and the venue were perfect! The sun was shining so we were able to marry in the gazebo, the photos are fabulous. The grounds are beautiful. Thank you to all of the staff who helped make our day so perfect. Highly recommended this for any occasions, but especially weddings.
Kev Sent on 18/05/2015
5 out of 5 rating

A Day to Remember

Having never written a review before, I felt compelled to write about the first class service we received courtesy of all the staff at the Hempstead House Hotel. We booked a late availability wedding and had just 2 months to organise the day. We were guided and supported through the planning stages by Anita who was full of great advice. Her knowledge and professionalism combined with her personal approach made a rather daunting process seem like a breeze. She's a real asset to the team.
When the day arrived, we had Danny there to see us through from start to finish.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone work quite so hard and maintain a happy and positive attitude throughout. I feel he went above and beyond the call of duty, even pinning up my dress when there was a wardrobe malfunction!! Again, he is an absolute credit to the Hempstead House team.
Finally I would like to make mention to all the staff who worked incredibly hard on the day to ensure it truly was a day to remember.
I can't thank you all enough.
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