Located just seven miles from the city of Canterbury, the picturesque Marleybrook House offers a gloriously secluded setting for a quintessential English wedding.
Hidden within five acres of stunning gardens and woodland, the surrounding grounds are idyllic. Once home to star Eartha Kitt, the beautiful country house is full of quaint charm and historic character.
We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies on the premises. The four ceremony areas you can choose from include; the romantic Walled Garden, the Oak Barn, the Fairy-Tale Gazebo, and the stone arch in the Grand Marquee. Adjoining the marquee is our country-style Bar and Snug for you and your guests to relax in comfort and luxury. After the ceremony, you and your guests are encouraged to make the most of the grounds and explore.
Our Vintage Fun Fair is guaranteed to keep your guests entertained! The Fun Fair includes Victorian Swing Boats, Big Wheel and traditional side stalls, games and props.
Whether you’re planning the traditional English occasion or looking for something more personal, Marleybrook House is perfect. Quirky features such as the vintage tractor and red telephone box are perfect photo opportunities and make a more unique setting for the day.
We have a luxurious Wedding Suite for the night of your wedding; facilities include an en-suite bathroom with romantic roll-top bath, large walk-in shower and Jacuzzi on the terrace. We also have a Bridal Studio in which you and your bridesmaids can prepare for the big day in luxury.
You will have a personal wedding coordinator on hand from start to finish to ensure that your whole day runs like clockwork. We look forward to meeting you and will be delighted to have the opportunity of hosting your special day at this whimsical wonderland wedding venue.
48 Reviews for Marleybrook House
Recommended by 100% of couples
Becky and Alex · Married on 15/08/2019
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!Sent on 16/09/2019
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!
Justine O'Keeffe · Married on 09/08/2019
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.Sent on 14/09/2019
Stuart and Ben · Married on 04/08/2019
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! :)Sent on 20/08/2019