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Last update: November 2023

Marleybrook House is a sophisticated, festival-style wedding venue located in Wingham, Kent. Here, you can surround yourself with exhilarating fairground rides as you celebrate your vintage-inspired milestone. This venue is nestled in the countryside, close to the historic city of Canterbury, and is ideal for couples looking for a sense of nostalgia.

Facilities and Capacity

Marleybrook House offers more than 10 acres of landscaped gardens with photographic opportunities galore. There are 3 ceremony areas to choose from to ensure the momentous part of your day is exactly how you want it. The romantic Walled Garden is stately in style yet intimate with lush plants, trees, and climbers. The open Glade offers a wilder feel, is bordered by trees and has far-reaching views over the River Stour. The Oak Barn offers an indoor option and is rustic in style and immaculately presented with flourishes of Ivy. Entertainment can take place within the bright and spacious Event Suite complete with starlit dance floor, stage, stunning chandeliers, and a beautifully styled, connecting garden terrace. Additional facilities include two get-ready studios where you and your wedding party can prepare in style. Finish your special day in the luxurious Hideaway, which features a hot tub on the terrace. This suite can sleep up to six and is an ideal place for you and your wedding party to stay the night before your big day.

Services Offered

You will be assigned a personal wedding coordinator who will look after every detail of your wedding day at Marleybrook House. They lead an expert events team who will support you throughout the entire planning process. The in-house culinary staff offers a diverse range of food options, from street food and informal barbecues to gastronomic canapés and fine dining.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Historic
Landmark
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Marleybrook House

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
57 reviews
99% recommend it
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Nikki
Nikki P. Sent on 18/09/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

The best day ever!

We are still buzzing from our special day take us back please!! The whole day just ran like clock work thanks to Amy and the rest of the team at Marleybrook House. We got married in the secret garden area on 1 of the hottest days of the year when we was signing the register Amy had a glass of ice cold water awaiting for us it was little touches like this throughout the day going above and beyond for us. We can’t thank you enough totally gutted it’s all over but we definitely got our dream wedding here with you at Marleybrook our guests have not stopped saying to us “best wedding ever!”And it truly was from venue to food to other suppliers who Amy worked closely with making sure the day was perfect for us xXx
Zoe
Zoe Sent on 11/09/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

What a venue!!

How on earth do I sum up one of the best days of my life into a tiny box?! Marleybrook House was a venue like no other, from the beautiful ceremony area and drinks reception star enclosure to the most insane funfair, it’s a venue every single guest has not stopped speaking about since coming to our wedding.
Amber, our coordinator was nothing short of exceptional and the other girls, Georgia and Amy all just made the day exactly what it was. They’re all so professional and incredible at what they do and without them our wedding wouldn’t have been half the day it was.
We had a few niggles with the venue on the lead up due to certain cost aspects. If we could give anyone some advice it would be book the venue but also make sure you ask all the questions, especially when it comes to costs and what happens if they add any extras to the venue! It does say in the brochure that the price you see in the brochure when you book is what you pay, however we did have to pay a fair bit more for the funfair due to two new rides being added, despite booking the full funfair package. Aside from that, which in the grand scheme of things was minor, the venue is amazing. I would recommend it a million times over and anyone would be lucky to have any of the coordinators running their day. Thank you Marleybrook for everything, you hold a special place in our hearts and cannot thank you enough for making our day a day we will never forget for all the right reasons!
Emily
Emily Sent on 31/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue for a perfect day

What more could anyone want from a wedding venue? We are so grateful to the whole team for organising our perfect day, leaving minimal stress and planning for us which is exactly what we wanted. Georgia went above and beyond for us and we are truly grateful, Nat was also brilliant on the day, anything I needed they were both on hand. We’ve had so many compliments on how smoothly the day went and how well organised Marleybrook is. No one felt like they were standing round waiting for the next bit, no one went without having a drink in their hand. The whole day was stunning. Thank you would highly recommend to everyone!
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Georgia C. Sent on 22/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant venue

The venue is stunning and the staff are amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and they answered all my queries. They completely put me and my husband at ease with everything
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Charley H. Sent on 22/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible

We got married here in May 2023.
Incredible venue, the team are AMAZING. They made our day so special, and a day we will never forget.
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Josie P. Sent on 12/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceeds all expectations! Couldn't recommend more!

I don't think I have the words to describe how incredible Marleybrook House. It exceeded every expectation.
The entire process is handled so smoothly. Coordinators, Amber, Georgia, and Amy, are lovely people and help keep you in the know, with answers to any question we had.
Our coordinator Amber was fantastic and with her help, everything to do with the venue was a breeze. We felt completely at ease and taken care of, right from day one of viewing the venue to the end of the wedding.

Our day was handled seamlessly, every staff member was friendly and helpful, so many of our guests commented on the fact that nothing seemed too much for them.

The place itself is stunning. The Walled Garden is beautiful, the star enclosure for reception drinks works so well and looks great, and the event suite is lovely.
And a huge plus - the fairground was unbelievable! There is something for guests of all ages, from dodgems, the waltzer and fair games. Again, wonderful staff that added to the fun, all are polite and friendly - thank you John and all! Many of our guests say it was the best wedding they have ever been to.

We had an incredible day, but I can't review without mentioning the moment that we are above grateful for.
We had a serious medical emergency with a guest during the first dance. The wedding had to stop for over an hour as medical assistance was given and we waited for the ambulance. Amber handled everything so well, and it is down to her that our family member was able to get an ambulance sent as a priority and she got the help she needed. She was amazing and we cannot thank her enough. She also coordinated the guests being moved into another space, putting on music and rearranging the space, plus redirecting the serving of evening food.
Every staff member made sure we were okay during what was a quite traumatic time and we are incredibly grateful.

So, both for the wonderful, celebratory part of the day, and the way everyone came together during the emergency, we have unending thanks.

Thank you Marleybrook team and the biggest thank you to the wonderful Amber xxx
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Holly G. Sent on 24/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The Wedding of the Gear!

From the moment we walked into Marleybrook, we knew it was the venue for us. I could literally envision it all coming to life. Kris (the owner) took us round for our first tour. Instead of demanding we book before we miss our date, he actually told us to go and look at other venues to be sure it was for us. We followed his advice and a week later we were back booking it. Our original wedding co-ordinator, Tanith was incredible. Especially during the pandemic when we had several dates flying about. Sadly, she moved onto another venue and I’ll be honest, I was worried. I needn’t be though as Amy took over and was equally as incredible. When we had to move our date yet again, Amy was so accommodating. She held two dates for us in the diary at a time and didn’t pressurise us to choose one at all. This took a huge amount of stress off of us in an extremely stressful time and we couldn’t be more grateful. During this entire time the communication was fantastic, every question I had was answered even when it seemed ridiculous to me to even ask.

After a year and a bit of waiting, we finally had our wedding day. We were lucky enough to go down the day before and set up, Kris was there and remembered us from 3 years before! On the day of the wedding, Amy came round in the morning and made me feel like I was the only bride she’d ever worked with (in a good way!). That’s one of Marleybrook’s incredible qualities, they make you feel like you are the only couple to ever get married there, although they’ve done hundreds! From start to finish Amy was incredible throughout the day making sure things ran seamlessly. She was there to reassure me before walking down the aisle when panicking I wouldn’t be able to in my dress and guiding us on navigating the day. She really was an essential part of our day and someone I will be forever grateful for. The venue itself is so beautiful and two weeks on people are still talking about it. The fairground was so much fun and so unique. I could talk about Marleybrook forever but I’m sure if you’ve made it this far you probably want to book yourself. If you’re still unsure at this point, book a viewing at least, you won’t be disappointed.
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Craig B. Sent on 23/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Craig & Krystyna 30.07.21

As soon as we looked around this venue for the first time we instantly knew we had to book it, and sure enough a few days later we had a date set in stone for our wedding. Throughout the entire build up to the big day, the team were on hand to answer every question we had, no matter how small or silly our queries were, as well as always being on hand for us to pop back and view the venue multiple times. Every intricate detail of the day was planned out, thought about in a personal way to us, and explained in full to ensure we had the best understanding of how things would be run, and this is just a small example of the Marleybrook teams professionalism. The day itself couldn't have gone any smoother and we would like to personally thank Amy and the rest of her team for all their efforts in making it the best day of our lives. We would also like to note that the fair went above and beyond our expectations. We knew it would be unique, but every aspect of the fair just made the day so much more special and our guests are constantly still commenting on their memories of the day! Thanks again.
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Zoe P. Sent on 25/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Quirky, fun and beautiful venue

When we visited Marleybrook, we knew it was “the venue” within a minute of being there. The walled garden is a beautiful location where the ceremony took place. We then sat in the barn for a little drink and “we actually just did that” moment away from everyone. The fairground in itself is just phenomenal, a vast choice of bits and bobs to makes your wedding that little extra WOW. They have since added more rides (dodgems - err hello?!) which makes me just want to get married all over again. We simply cannot fault Marleybrook and the team who helped make our dream wedding a reality.
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Alice Sent on 11/11/2019
4 out of 5 rating

Wonderful venue - a few staff improvements

We had a truly magical day at Marleybrook House. So many of our guests have been raving about how wonderful the venue was and on the whole, all the hard work from the staff. We had a magical ceremony in the garden, delicious food and an absolute blast at the fairground. Tanith & Amy were very helpful wedding co-ordinators and had a real sense of fun too. We did have some feedback though…some of the fairground staff came across a little grumpy & sluggish. We are aware they are casual staff (and quite young) but they do need to be reminded that this is someone's wedding. The staff acted like they didn't want to be there. This did unfortunately affect the atmosphere of parts of the fairground. Also the in-house DJ offered by the venue came across as inexperienced, verging on incompetent. Our guests were making very simple, polite requests for songs, but in the end, the sister of the groom had to wade in. Had we known it was just a spotify playlist, we could have done a better job ourselves. (Although paying an extra £100 for the privilege still seems like a far stretch!) As a DJ, we assumed he would have a basic knowledge of popular music and be able to take normal requests such as Beyonce and S Club 7....wedding classics surely. Apparently not! Luckily spirits were high and we didn't let having an incompetent DJ spoil the evening. We loved Marleybrook House & had an unforgettable day. However, we feel we must be honest and mention some of these things - not wishing to complain - but hoping that with some small tweaks, you can make the venue even better.
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George Sent on 21/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Extraordinary Venue, Incredible Staff!

I have run out of superlatives to express just how incredible our entire wedding experience was with Marleybrook House. Kris, Tanith and the team couldn’t have made our day any more perfect and as full of love as it was for our guests and us. We will always look back on our wedding with pride and fond memories, thanks to their efforts.

We were in the unique position whereby I organised our wedding day as a surprise for my husband, Matthew. This wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering support, love and laughter from the Marleybrook team.

During the 18 months of planning they were extremely friendly, fun, professional and inspiring to be around, I cannot thank them enough for making #GivingGreenaway one of the best days of both of our lives.

A special thanks must go to Tanith who was an absolute superstar throughout everything; especially on the wedding day itself. She personally ensured everything ran smoothly (and kept me calm)! As a result, we have had so many compliments about lovely Tanith from our wedding guests and she has become a true friend.

Marleybrook House is without a doubt is one of THE most unique and beautiful wedding venues I have visited, or even heard of! I initially saw it in the depths of winter, but it was clear to me then just how special the place was and how much time and care had gone into creating it. In particular, we found the funfair to be an absolute showstopper and many of our guests commented on just how special it made our day.

Simply put, our wedding experience was beyond magical and what we wouldn’t give to do it all again tomorrow! From the bottom of our newly-married hearts, we cannot thank Marleybrook House enough.
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Becky Sent on 16/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of our lives

From start to finish we couldn't fault Marleybrook! Through the whole lead up nothing was too much trouble- no matter how many inane questions I asked! Our coordinator Tanith was always so friendly and helped us organise everything!
The day flowed so smoothly and nothing went wrong (that we knew of).
The venue itself is beautiful down to the last detail- if you can get some of the funfair then definitely do as it makes everything just a bit more special.
Many of our guests commented on the uniqueness of Marleybrook and how it's the best wedding they've been to!
Everything is thought of down to the last detail and we felt really at home here- like it was made for us. Loved everything and would do it all again if we had the chance!
Overall- the perfect place!
Thanks Everyone!
J
Justine Sent on 14/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Unparalleled Perfection!

No amount of words could do justice to express how wonderful our wedding experience has been with Marleybrook House. The venue is without a doubt, the most unique, magical and inspirational place. Backed with a flawlessly professional, caring and heartfelt team… It truly is a place where dreams come true. Kris and the whole of his team couldn’t have done any better at realising our wedding vision and making our day one of the best of our lives. We were especially blessed to have Tanith as our wedding co-ordinator… From the second we first stepped into this magical venue, to the moment we left the morning after our wedding; our 2 years of planning our wedding here with Tanith has been accompanied by a unique level of attention, care and compassion that is unparalleled to anything we ever imagined we would experience. Marleybrook House is the most incredible, bespoke wedding venue you could find but that is only the start. With an unbelievably wonderful team and a wedding co-ordinator like Tanith, Marleybrook House is also a friendship, a family and never ending memories of love. (The funfair is pretty awesome too.) Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. We can’t wait to visit you all again. Much love, Justine & Myles.
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Stuart Sent on 20/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Day!

When we first started looking at venues, we were disappointed with the same old venue popping up left, right and centre but when we found Marleybrook House, we found something so incredible, unique and quirky, we knew we had found the venue for us. From our first meeting with Chris back in October 2017 to the ladies in the office being on the end of our endless phone calls and emails, they really did make the day so so special and spectacular. As a couple, we had ideas of how we wanted to do our day and many of the venues we previously visited didn't even want to entertain them but Marleybrook House ran with them each time and made sure it could work. The changes to the venue were communicated to us in advance and we were able to tour these when we visited making us feel comfortable and relaxed that the venue had our best interests at heart. Everything ran smoothly before and on the day and this is down to the fantastic planning and accessibility of the ladies to discuss and forward plan our ideas. Tanith, who was our wedding co-ordinator on the day, made sure we felt very loved, very special and very unique and she was a dream to have as our wedding co-ordinator. What came from it was the most spectacular wedding day we could ever ask for. Every single guest loved the uniqueness of the venue and every one commented on how amazing the fayre was (even if we did get a few injuries on the dodgems but hey that's the nature of the ride), we couldn't have asked for more from the day. If you want something unique and special then choose here, you won't regret it at all! :)
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Natasha Sent on 16/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Day

We had the most perfect Wedding day.

We fell in love with Marleybrook House when we first had a look around and the venue did not disappoint us on the day.

All of the staff from Kathryn, Amy, Tanith and Laura who was our coordinator on the day - were all soo accomodating and always answered any questions we had in the lead up.

The venue is beautiful and soo vast.
The fair, marquee, the barn , house and gardens make this venue very unique.

We could not fault anything and wish we could back and do it all again.
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