Knowlton Court

(86 reviews) 86 5
Nr Canterbury Kent CT3 1PT
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About Knowlton Court

Nr Canterbury
Kent, CT3 1PT

Knowlton Court is a beautiful, historic venue for your wedding. The Canterbury venue is in a truly beautiful location; the grand house is set within an impressive 1900 acre estate, surrounded by idyllic parkland.

A charming line of Lime trees leads you to the grand building, providing a romantic approach to the magnificent gates, courtyard and entrance. Knowlton Court stands majestically within the grounds, providing a spectacular backdrop for your important wedding photos.

Knowlton Court, now privately owned by the Fox-Pitt family, has a rich history. The house was recorded in the Doomsday book and was the seat of William the Conqueror’s brother, Bishop Odo of Bayeux. The current house on the estate is Elizabethan with a Queen Anne façade.

The elegance and history of the building can be sensed through the many striking traditional features. From the black and white chequered marble floor to the walls adorned with remarkable French and Flemish tapestries, the venue offers the perfect backdrop for a grand occasion.

The Great Hall can accommodate up to 82 guests for delicious wedding breakfast with the option for an additional 70 people in the evening. For weddings with longer guest lists, the fantastic marquee in the grounds is available between April and October. The marquee is ideal for large wedding parties with the added benefit of being able to enjoy the beauty of the grounds up close. If required, larger marquees are available.

At Knowlton Court, you have the opportunity to spend three nights celebrating exclusively with your nearest and dearest. The venue boasts overnight accommodation for up to 65 guests for a truly unforgettable wedding weekend.

• Host a three-day celebration for you and your guests • Set within a 1900 acre estate, surrounded by stunning parkland perfect for your wedding photos • Exclusively available for the entirety of your stay • Hold your ceremony in the impressive Great Hall or outside in their beautiful Garden Pavilion • Comfortable and relaxing accommodation for 65 guests • Range of wedding packages available

Facilities at Knowlton Court

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
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
Other Features :
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Knowlton Court Location

Knowlton Court, Nr Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PT

Nr Canterbury Kent CT3 1PT
01304 842402
86 5

Knowlton Court Reviews (86)

Memorable and fabulous weekend
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By Mr & Mrs R Ryder, on 14 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2018

We would like to say a huge thank you for such a memorable and fabulous weekend. Our wedding guest have not stopped talking about it and will for some time to come. The help and attention to detail yourself and your team give is outstanding and we enjoyed every second of it. The accommodation we were in was simply perfect and we would highly recommend Knowlton in the future. Thank you once again for making our wedding special and our day memorable.

Absolutely stunning
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By Samantha & Steven, on 13 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Aug 2018

Everybody had a lovely couple of days at Knowlton for our ceremony. It is hard to imagine a more exquisitely beautiful place. It really was perfect. I've written personally to you and Mr & Mrs Fox-Pitt to express our thanks for making our wedding so special. It's difficult to avoid a sense of hyperbole, such are the superlatives that Knowlton conjures in our memories. But, you are very welcome to use any of our words on Knowlton's webpages, if they remotely convey the sense of happiness that we feel about such a special place and time. "Absolutely stunning. The Perfect Place. Achingly beautiful on a summer's day. Quite impossible to create a more beautiful setting. Walking down the tree-lined carriage-drive from the Dower House to The Great Hall with both our families in informal procession was simply joyful. And The Dower House itself provides the finest accommodation; stylish, incredibly tasteful, relaxing and comfortable with an intimate, gracious, elegant charm. We completely loved it. All of us had just the most wonderful time."

The One!
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By Hannah Riordan, on 13 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2018

When Andrew and I drove up the long tree lined drive to Knowlton Court we knew we had found ‘the one.’ We had envisaged a wedding weekend in the heart of the glorious Kent countryside and Knowlton delivered just that. Our entire party stayed on site between the Dower House, Knowlton Rooms and the Lodge from Friday to Monday. Although the weekend and wedding took 18 months of planning it was truly worth the hard work. We had a relaxing Friday evening at the Dower House with our family and friends and then were able to relax and get ready on site for our wedding on the Saturday. The weather shined upon us and we married in the garden, followed by drinks reception in the grounds. Our wedding breakfast took place within the Great Hall, which looked stunning. Hosting our family and friends for our wedding in such a beautiful house and setting was a dream come true. Dawn and her team worked tirelessly to make our day a success. Many thanks Mr and Mrs Evans- 28th July 2018

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By Katie Aparicio, on 13 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Jul 2018

We had our wedding here in July and it was absolutely perfect!! The minute we viewed this venue we knew it was the one. It is such a beautiful and classy venue. Dawn is brilliant! She cannot help you out enough from your first initial meeting to the final days leading up to the wedding. We had originally planned to get married under the pavilion but due to the weather this had to be changed to indoors but I have to say I'm glad this happened as we really enjoyed having our ceremony inside and all our guests agreed. The room is beautiful! We had the house for the day and then all moved to the marquee for the evening reception which worked well for us to have everyone in one place. We stayed here the night before and after the wedding. We used the knowlton flats, bridal suite, knowlton rooms and the lodge. All amazing and comfy rooms! Thank you to Dawn and her team for the perfect wedding venue!! Mr & Mrs Stead xx

Amazing day
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By Mr & Mr M Green, on 14 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2018

We would like to say a massive thank you to you and all the staff who helped our day go so smoothly!! I know there were some hiccups along the (mainly mine) but we had the most amazing day we could have asked for and everyone absolutely loved the venue

Absolutely brilliant
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By Anatalia Moore, on 13 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 2018

Absolutely brilliant! That is the best way to describe our wedding at Knowlton. We will cherish every memory for the rest of our lives. Our wedding was not just about us but about having those we love, our family and friends, around us. We so wanted to be able to spend time will all the guests; one day would not be enough! Everyone settling in to enjoy a BBQ at the Dower House the day before the wedding and being able to enjoy the company of guests until they departed the day after the wedding made the weekend so special. The whole Knowlton Estate is absolutely stunning, elegant and relaxing, this combined with the brilliant staff who were available at all times in the lead up and on the day meant we could not have asked for more. Just perfect! Thank you all again! Anatalia and Paul

Special Day
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By Mr & Mrs C Hall, on 14 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2018

Thank you for your help to get us through our special day. Just wanted to say the grooms were very sweet and made us feel very welcome around the stables, Melody (the horse) was very settled during her stay so thank you.

Perfect day
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By Mr & Mrs E Best, on 14 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Jun 2018

We would both just like to thank you and your team for making our day perfect! We enjoyed every minute of the day! We also had a wonderful BBQ on the Sunday with a few guests coming back and family. Hearing their stories of the day and how much they loved the venue the food the music etc was so fantastic!

The most perfect location.
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By Mr & Mrs S Hunter, on 07 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2016

I'd like to say a massive thank you for everything you did to make our wedding so wonderful. We are so grateful for how seamlessly you worked with Debbie, and cannot thank you enough. We certainly do not regret choosing Knowlton Court for our special day; it was the most perfect location. Of course we were unbelievably blessed with the weather, but that aside Knowlton allowed us to have exactly the wedding we hoped for - a weekend celebration with all our friends! Everyone raved about the accommodation and service. Also, thank you for putting up with me and helping me when it was quite obvious at some points it was getting a little bit too much for me! Anyway, thanks again.

What an incredible venue!
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By Mr & Mrs N Charles, on 07 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 03 Sep 2016

What an incredible venue! Right from the moment we drove down the long tree-lined main drive to the manor house, we were both sold. Plus, as we had guests travelling from all over the work, it was a huge advantage in having beautifully appointed cottages onsite which could accommodate everyone. Why have a wedding day when you can have a wedding weekend! Dawn has been absolutely brilliant to deal with. her professionalism and attention to detail is second to none whilst still maintaining a no stress, no fuss, calm and relaxing demeanor. All the while helping us plan from 4000 miles away. Our weekend (and more importantly our special day) ran incredibly smoothly. Dawn had every provision on place in case of inclement weather or change of schedule and ensured that every minute detail was covered. Overall we had the best weekend ever! There is not a single thing we would have changed and could not recommend Knowlton Court and Dawn highly enough.

A beautiful setting and wow factor on the approach
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By Mr & Mrs W Chesson, on 07 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 28 Aug 2016

"We chose Knowlton Court for its beautiful setting and wow factor on the approach to the main house. The accommodation was fresh and made getting ready on the wedding day relaxing and easy. All of this was aided by a very helpful and patient front of house. We would recommend this wedding venue to others as our day turned out to be everything we wished."

Beautiful back drop for our sepecial day.
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By Mr & Mrs H Ling, on 07 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2016

I just wanted to say thank you so much for all you help and support to us throughout our journey leading up to the wedding. We couldn't have found a more beautiful back drop for our special day and we have been very blessed that you have been there every step of the way to help out. Yourself and your team were absolutely amazing, we have had so many people compliment your staff on how helpful they were. Our thanks go to you for helping make our day everything we could have dreamed of and more.

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