On Hitched.co.uk since 2022
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.
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.
Bundle and save time!
Contact Marleybrook House and their preferred suppliers
Scott Kendall Photography
All You Need Wedding Styling
Frequently asked questions
Venue Staff Assistance:
Do you have any questions?
ReviewsWrite a review
14 User photos
The best day ever!
The perfect venue for a perfect day
What a venue!!
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!
Exceeds all expectations! Couldn't recommend more!
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
The Wedding of the Gear!
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.
Craig & Krystyna 30.07.21
Quirky, fun and beautiful venue
Best day of our lives
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!
The Best Day!
Extraordinary Venue, Incredible Staff!
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.
The Perfect 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.
Wonderful venue - a few staff improvements
Rude staff despised by us, guests and suppliers
My bridesmaids returned to our room after the ceremony to find Amy shoving our things into bags into a lock box outside. She rudely said this should have all been done before the ceremony - something none of us were aware of. They were upset and made to apologise.When I went to retrieve my things so I could freshen up, I could not access anything. I felt rubbish in all our couple photos because I couldn't adjust my hair or makeup. Amy shoved our belongings into boxes after the wedding, crushing flowers and knocking over vases so the boxes were soaked through. I could go on and on. Simply put, Amy is rude and unkind.
We hired a brass band for the funfair, who informed us that staff were extremely rude to them, including the man running the dodgems who refused to let them play so he could blare his own music. Our guests heard him shouting at the band and wildly gesticulating whenever they picked up their instruments. Not only was horrible music blaring throughout our whole reception, ‘We Will Rock You’ started playing loudly from the fair during our wedding ceremony.
Having explained our issues to Amy, she insisted they only get good reviews. This review has a 300 word limit and I am writing a blog post to detail events further for anyone interested.
The most magical day we could have ever dreamt of!
Being an events manager for a living, one of my big worries was the running of the day and how involved I'd want to be, however Tanith and Amy were absolutely amazing. Tanith looked after everything so well from the point of booking, right through to midnight of the big day. The girls had everything covered and their main priority was to ensure us and the guests had the best day ever, and they certainly delivered.
We were unsure on the funfair due to cost but WOW, I can't recommend it enough. Sitting at the top of the big wheel with my new hubby, looking down watching all of our guests laughing, drinking and having so much fun on the rides is a moment I will NEVER EVER forget, and quite possible the best moment of my life.
Also, a quick note on the food...UNBELIEVABLE! Marleybrook only use one caterer being Scott Anderson, and WOW, the food was INSANE!
I can't thank all the girls enough for turning an already gorgeous venue into the most perfect day. We honestly couldn't have dreamt of it being better and I wish I could do it over and over again! Thank you so much for everything, lots of love Lottie and Ross x x
Did the reviews win you over?
Marleybrook House Real Weddings
Would you like to schedule a visit?