Knowlton Court

(90 reviews) 90 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
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 (90)

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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.

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."

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

The most amazing wedding day
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By Mr & Mrs P Morley, on 19 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2018

We had the most amazing wedding day here at Knowlton Court. From the very first time we viewed the property we knew it was where we wanted to get married. We loved staying in the houses which allowed us to spread our wedding celebrations out over three days which allowed us to spend quality time with our family and friends. We would like to thank Dawn and everyone at Knowlton Court for all their hard work in making sure our wedding day was so special. We couldn't have chosen a better place to have our wedding. Knowlton Court is an idyllic, romantic venue and would highly recommend. Thank you again for making our day so special.

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!

We cannot thank you enough for all the support.
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By Holly & Mark Swinn, on 20 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 25 May 2018

We cannot thank you enough for the support and wisdom you have given us leading up to, and including our big day. We know you wouldn't normally have had such a long run-up, and thank you for putting up with us.

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