Marleybrook House

(34 reviews) 34 4.97
Stourmouth Road Preston Canterbury Kent CT3 1HP
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About Marleybrook House

Stourmouth Road, Preston, Canterbury
Kent, CT3 1HP

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.

• Licensed for civil ceremonies, with four areas to choose from • Exclusive use • Create your very own Vintage Fun Fair! • Accommodation: Wedding Suite and Guest Carriage • Fully licensed bar • Wedding coordination service

Facilities at Marleybrook House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
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
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Health Suite
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Marleybrook House Location

Marleybrook House, Stourmouth Road, Preston, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1HP

Stourmouth Road Preston Canterbury Kent CT3 1HP
01227 668661
34 4.97

Marleybrook House Reviews (34)

The Best Wedding Ever!
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By Emma Dodd, on 07 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Jul 2018

Not only is the venue the most beautiful out of many that we had looked at, the fun provided at this venue for all your guests at all ages is more than you could ever hope for! We have received so many messages from friends and family stating it was the best wedding they have ever been to as the fun just didn't stop all day! Tanith, Chris and the rest of the Marleybrook team were so welcoming and made our day, both leading up to and during as stress free as possible - we really can't thank them enough!! Our day was absolutely perfect and we are so grateful that we get to cherish these memories forever x

The best place to say I do!
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By Katie Sturg, on 24 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Jun 2018

If your looking for something different to all the other venues then this is certainly the place for you! Everyone at Marleybrook House is so helpful and makes sure everything runs perfect on your special day! The grounds are so unique and lovely with lots of hidden excitement for children as well as the adults! The food well you couldn’t fault it! I wish I could relive my day at Marleybrook House over and over as it was certainly the best day of my life! Thanks to everyone who made it the best!

The best wedding venue we could imagine!
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By Chris and Alexia, on 23 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

From booking the venue until the day of the wedding, Kathryn, Kris and the team at Marleybrook were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and they helped us to organise and plan the day with some incredible suggestions. Having them as the team was a huge factor in choosing our venue as we looked at some much less helpful venues before booking. The venue is always evolving and there have been many exciting new additions since we first booked. The fairground is amazing and was a highlight with our guests. They allow fireworks which many places do not. Lots of quirky features which make for wonderful photography (Loo in a phonebox!). There is a bridal suite and studio that could cater for loads of bridesmaids. On the day, the team ran everything perfectly, very pro-active and organised which is a huge help and no idea how we could possibly have run things without them! We cannot recommend this venue highly enough!

A Wonderful Day
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By Michael Monk, on 29 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

We were guests at a wedding at Marleybrook House recently and what a lovely day we had. We have four year old triplet boys and a little girl of eight. They had such fun in the fairground and large, beautiful grounds that they keep asking when we can go back! We were able to relax and enjoy ourselves, knowing that they were happy and safe. The whole day was so well organised. The food service was superb; very professional and courteous. The meal was delicious. I thoroughly recommend Marleybrook House.

The Perfect Venue For Our Perfect Day
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By Becca and Sam Gardner, on 21 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Aug 2017

When we discovered Marleybrook House, shortly after getting engaged 18 months ago, we knew that it had everything we wanted in our wedding venue; the decor was unique, it had indoor and outdoor space and even came with a fairground! Little did we know, this was only the start of what it had to offer. From the moment we met Kathryn and the owners, we were made to feel so taken care of. At our leisure, we were able to visit the venue on a number of occasions- and the great thing about Marleybrook House is that it is ever changing. From a growing collection of fun, vintage fairground rides to lovely, intimate seating areas or intricate decorations, every visit wowed us with something new and exciting that we were able to include in our big day. Despite their catering sounding delicious, we opted to go with outside caterers as we wanted a picnic wedding breakfast by the vintage fairground. Marleybrook House was so accommodating with this, even liasing with the hamper company so that we didn't have to. On the day, as probably expected, the British summertime didn't exactly play ball. However, you wouldn't have known this at all. Kathryn and her team set up tables inside the beautifully decorated marque and helped our guests move the picnic indoors. The moment the rain stopped, our guests were notified that the fairground was open again and everyone was happily outside within minutes! The whole team made the running of the day seem effortless. We couldn't have asked for more. Not only were the team incredibly attentive but they were also friendly, kind and great fun. Perhaps our day would have been perfect wherever we held it but we can't help but think that Marleybrook House just made it so.

WOW....just WOW
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By Claire and Jamie Burr, on 14 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2017

From start to end Marleybrook House and the team were a dream. As soon as we walked in we knew this was the place for us - different, fun, exciting but without losing any elegance. Throughout the planning Kathryn and the team were amazing - always on hand to answer even my most silly questions without making me feel I was asking too much. All the little details make for the most wonderful wedding experience. Nothing is too much hassle for these guys. We were lucky enough to be able to include the fun fair in our day which was just exceptional and our guests had a brilliant time. We got married in the garden which was completely magical. I could go on forever about how fantastic this venue is but I think anyone who visits will know as soon as they walk in that this is a venue like no other! Quote from many of our guests 'best wedding we have ever been to'. Chris and his family have opened up their beautiful home for us to experience and I can't thank him enough for giving us the opportunity to do just that. You can tell he is passionate about what he does - investing so much into the venue, constantly adding new little touches continuing the magic. This venue is second to none - I would recommend this to any couple who its looking for something a little different, completely magical and somewhere that your guests and you will never forget. We couldn't have asked for more!!! Thank you Marleybrook you made our day more perfect than we could have ever hoped!

My magical wedding
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By Mr and Mrs Cochrane, on 06 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 14 Jul 2017

I can't put into words how grateful I am to Kathryn, Kris and Janie - you have been so patient and supportive throughout the process. It is obvious to all that you are really passionate about what you do. We feel so blessed that we were able to have our wedding at the beautiful Marleybrook House. We had the most magical and beautiful day, Every single one of our guests was so well looked after. I honestly can't ask for more. Thank you for creating such special memory for us - our wedding is everything I dream of and more. Keep up with the amazing work. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you. xx Mrs Cochrane

The Magic of Marleybrook...
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By Scott & Stacey - Mr & Mrs Pierce, on 09 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2017

This venue really did help to play out the fairy-tale fantasy I dreamed of as a little girl for my wedding day. The service is second to none, so firstly a great big warm Thank-you to the Marleybrook House Team :-) From the stunning Bridal Suite, the fairytale funfair, the picturesque walled garden, the snug lounge bar to the magical marquee - this place really does bring to life the most perfect setting to be able to create a wedding like no other - its originality from day one is what drew me in like a magpie to gold. I love this place and really was a dream come true to be able to get married here! All our love and best wishes, Stacey & Scott X

What a day we will remember for a lifetime!
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By Rebecca & Mark Gubbins, on 22 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2017

When Mark and I first got engaged in 2015 we decided to look for a wedding venue which complimented both of our personalities. As soon as we arrived at Marleybrook House on our first visit, we know straight away that THIS was the place! Marleybrook House blew us away with its beauty and quirkiness so much so we booked up immediately. With the lead up to the wedding, the service provided by Kathryn the wedding coordinator was second to none. Any query that we had was easily resolved and any request was never too much trouble. On the day of our wedding, Mark and I had the best day of our lives!!! All our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and many a conversation has been had since about how they have never been to such an awesome place like Marleybrook. We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all that made our day so special - especially Kathryn, Tanith, Chris & Janie xxx

Amazing feeling!
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By Nicki and Chris Brown, on 01 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 20 May 2017

We had a fantastic time at Marleybrook. The venue was everything we had ever hoped for - and walking down the aisle outside was an amazing feeling. Your staff (headed by Kathryn) were spot on. Amazing, Love Nicki and Chris

Fantastic day
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By Paul and Mia, on 17 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 14 May 2017

Marleybrook house was the first venue we looked at online and we knew straight away that we found the one. There were similar venues around but Marleybrook house always stood out. Seeing the venue for the first time was Love at first sight. With organizing our wedding within few months we were not worried at all. The girls and catering company were organized and friendly that put us on ease. They even helped us with organizing our day program and games during the evening. You don't feel pressured from anyone, they listen to your requirements and always delivere what you ask for. There is so much to do around the venue to keep your guests entertained. If you want a few minutes away from your guests there is plenty of beautiful places you can walk around. With so many lovely features around our photographer couldn't stop taking pictures and enjoyed his work too. If you want unforgettable memories with the Wau factor everywhere you look, to be treated like a celebrity with royalty service for yourself and your guests, Marleybrook house it's a special place that can delivere it all. Thank you

Thank You!!
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By Jo and Matt, on 31 Jan 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2016

I don't even know where to begin thanking you guys - you were soooo awesome! But first, thanks to all the help and support throughout the whole planning process - you did everything for us and this was greatly appreciated! Everything was perfect and I'm sooo pleased that not only did you make it all perfect - but you were also there to share our special day :) We cannot wait to comeback and see you all next year for our photos! We truly admire all the work you do planning weddings and events, and your hard work, attitude, and service totally pays off - you're all just the best!!! All our love xxxx

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