Knowlton Court

(98 reviews) 98 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
Asian Wedding
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
Pets Welcome
Allows fire ceremony
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 Reviews (98)

Absolutely stunning place to celebrate.
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By Katherine & Thomas Collie, on 31 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 19 Oct 2019

We wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you and the team did in making our wedding so absurdly brilliant. Everything went perfectly to plan thanks to you and we had the best day. Knowlton was an absolutely stunning place to celebrate our wedding and we wouldn't have done it any other way. Our friends and family loved the accommodation and it was such a treat to get to celebrate over the whole weekend.

The venue and staff were wonderful.
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By Mr M Salum, on 31 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2019

Thanks a lot for your hospitality, the venue and staff they were wonderful and the wedding guests appreciated the outdoors walking around the fields.

Making our special day so special!
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By Hannah & James Roberts, on 31 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2019

Thank you so very much for all your help and support and for making our very special day so special. We loved every second of it.

The most incredible wedding weekend.
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By Tyra & Alexandra Mitchell, on 31 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2019

Thank you to you and everyone at Knowlton for helping us have the most incredible wedding weekend. It was beyond our wildest hope and dreams! Thank you so much!

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By Janet and Cliff, on 02 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Jul 2019

We booked Knowlton Court after an exhaustive search of venues with character, old castles, historic houses. All but Knowlton required some compromise, mostly in terms of the venue remaining open to other visitors. Knowlton required no compromise and having the use of the accommodations over a weekend a real advantage. We also made use of the adjoining small church for our blessing Thanks to Dawn for all her work in organising, to the Rev Nigel Hale for conducting the blessing so nicely, to Chives Catering for the most fabulous wedding food ever, to Tavern Creative for the wedding stationery, Helen England for the photography and Emily and Me for the beautiful flower arrangements. Together you gave us a perfect day.

Really wonderful.
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By Mrs Indira Bhadresha, on 31 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2019

Thank you very much on making the special day go so well for Sheena and Nick. It was really wonderful and your input was very valuable.

Fantastic day.
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By Sheena & Nicholas Chesney, on 31 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2019

Thank you! It was such a fantastic day and we have been re living it through all the photos!

Spectacular Venue.
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By Helen & Kieran Brogan, on 31 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 08 Jun 2019

Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so special. We’ve had so many comments about how spectacular the venue was. It was a truly amazing experience. Thank you for helping to make everything run smoothly, despite the windy weather!

The best 3 days of our lives.
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By Polly & Mike, on 31 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 25 May 2019

A hugh thank you to everyone who made our wedding weekend such a special one. It honestly was the best 1-3 days of our lives Dawn, you did an incredible job throughout and were always there to lend a helping had or answer any queries that we had. For that we can’t thank you enough. The set up that you have created at Knowlton was fantastic and it truly was perfect that we were able to continue the celebrations into the bank holiday Monday, even though we won’t be using the beautiful house and grounds again, we will make sure that we return for a weekend with friends and family at the Dower House. Thank you once again and wishing you all the very best.

Overwhelmed by guests saying best wedding ever!
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By Becks & Roberto Castagari, on 20 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Dec 2018

Thank you so much for all of your help with our wedding. We felt throughout the entire planning process this past year that we were in such experienced efficient hands. It was a huge comfort to us to know we would have you there to help us with any decisions or queries. You were so amazing to answer us so swifly; and how to solve any issues that arose. It was wonderful having you there on Saturday to ensure the day ran according to plan. It was such a welcome relief, I cannot tell you how comforting it was for me personally to have you there to greet my Father and I when we arrived and to help prepare us for the ceremony. As soon as I saw you and Ian I knew all the chaos was over and we could now love and enjoy our wedding day.

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."

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