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On since 2022

Last update: January 2024

Nettlestead Place is a wedding venue situated in Nettlestead, Kent. This stunning 10-acre property offers a unique English country setting with award-winning gardens and a striking medieval manor. The manor is steeped in history and is still a family home, but it can be exclusively used for weddings. This beautiful space makes for a true gem of a venue.

Facilities and Capacity

The 14th-century gatehouse stands to the west of the manor at the start of the private drive and is an impressive entrance for the bridal party. St Mary's Church is the neighbouring church and just a 5-minute walk to Nettlestead Place. There is also a comfortable and relaxing suite for the bridal party to make their preparations.

The 13th-century Undercroft is a truly unique location for wedding ceremonies and is characterised by 3 medieval pillars. The Undercroft can comfortably seat up to 120 guests. For couples wanting to marry outside, the stunning Rose Garden is the ideal location for outdoor ceremonies. The beautiful hexagonal cedar wood Gazebo, sitting at the base of a 300-year-old Lime tree and surrounded by rose trees, is the perfect setting for an outside ceremony. The aromas and the beauty of the rose garden make this a truly romantic setting.

After the wedding ceremony, guests can enjoy champagne and canapes on the broad terraces overlooking the manor's sunken pond and rolling valleys of Kent's countryside. The celebrations can continue as guests can wander through the idyllic gardens, famous throughout Europe, across manicured lawns, paths, and water features, surveying the beautiful Kent countryside on their way to the wedding marquee.

The exclusive wedding marquee offers amazing views over the valley and gardens and can accommodate up to 150 day guests and 200 evening guests for wedding receptions.

Services Offered

Couples are welcome to decorate the venue, tailoring it to their unique style and tastes. A wedding coordinator can assist with this and other details, including liaising with the in-house catering service. The newlyweds are also welcome to spend their first married night in this opulent venue's accommodations. Nettlestead Place is pet-friendly and also allows for confetti and fireworks to illuminate the celebration.


Nettlestead Place is a medieval manor listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 set in the heart of Kent. It has for centuries staged lavish celebrations and is now exclusively available for weddings and other celebrations.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
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
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Nettlestead Place

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5.0 out of 5 rating
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Sylvia W. Sent on 26/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A truly magical experience at Nettlestead

We had the most wonderful, dare we say perfect, wedding at Nettlestead Place, it is truly a spectacular setting for a wedding! We held our ceremony in the beautiful 12th century undercroft, but we were also tempted to hold it in the lovely rose gardens just outside. I was thrilled that the elegant bridal suite, just a few steps away, was made available to me for the morning to allow me get ready with my party. We held the post ceremony drinks in the beautifully manicured rose gardens framed by trees and a picturesque pond. The marquee was ideal for the wedding breakfast and dance party, with its views of the rolling hills of the downs - just idyllic!

Sharon and the Nettlestead team went over and above our expectations to make it the perfect day for us. This was so important for us as we live in Canada, and so the team鈥檚 professionalism and responsiveness made organizing the wedding from afar possible. Sharon was incredibly helpful and provided amazing service and support to help us plan and work through all the details of the day. The wonderful wedding we had wasn鈥檛 possible without them! We simply cannot say anything negative about our experience, we highly recommend getting married at Nettlestead Place.

Rebecca J. Sent on 06/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect, perfect, perfect

My husband and I cannot fault this venue. The house and gardens are stunning and Sharon and her team provide flawless service.
Sharon made planning a wedding so much easier, providing helpful advice and making sure everything ran perfectly on the day.
The Undercroft is a beautiful and unique place for the wedding ceremony and the gardens and marquee were exactly what we wanted for a spring country garden wedding.
The food and waiting service was truly excellent; every meal was cooked and presented to perfection and served swiftly and elegantly by attentive, highly professional waiting staff.
Overall, we cannot recommend Nettlestead Place enough- it must be the best wedding venue in the Kent, if not the country!
Ana Sent on 15/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating


We got married at Nettlestead place in July 2023, and it was truly the best day of our lives. From the beautiful scenery to the incredibly helpful and friendly staff, it was a day we will never forget! Sharon, in particular, was the most amazing coordinator, super efficient, communicative throughout, and just made you feel at ease, calm and supported! Our guests were very complimentary about the food and service. They loved the way the waiters/waitresses came in with the food at the same time for each table, all in sync, was a wonderful touch. We can't rave enough about Nettlestead and would recommend it to anyone looking to have the perfect wedding day!
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A Wood Sent on 13/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A truly wonderful venue

We were planning our wedding for a little over two years and I can say that Sharon and the team and Nettlestead were amazing in helping us throughout. Everything was customisable to how we wanted it and the responsiveness of ALL our questions was always prompt (even answering the phone when she's on holiday - sorry and thanks!).

I would recommend Nettlestead to everyone - the undercroft is the most unique ceremony venue anyone could ask for. I'm always tempted to 'not mention' it to keep it a secret as it goes with the romantic setting.

The catering staff onsite were professional and the food is amazing - well presented and very delicious. The marquee is completely fit for purpose and looks so beautiful with nearly every type of decoration.

If we could, we'd do it all again tomorrow!
Becky Sent on 29/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Perfect Wedding Day

We fell in love with Nettlestead from the moment we viewed it (how could you not) and it was the perfect venue for our day. Sharon was so attentive over the build up and always kind and happy to help with any questions I had, we were allowed to view the venue a few times throughout our engagement and each time loved it more. All of our guests can鈥檛 stop commenting on how beautiful the venue and the grounds were! The photos have come out beautifully and we鈥檙e still so pleased to have found somewhere like the Undercroft for our ceremony as it suited us perfectly! Honestly I loved this venue and the whole day so much, I鈥檓 sad it鈥檚 over and might need an excuse to visit it again! Thank you!!
Kimberley Sent on 26/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just Perfect 馃

Nettlestead Place is one of the best kept secrets in Kent. It鈥檚 immaculate gardens are the most perfect setting for a wedding - every guest made a comment on how beautiful it was. Sharon and the team are equally as incredible. Always available to answer my (many) questions but always so supportive and helpful. The food, the staff (Amy and Amanda you are incredible). I honestly wish I could do it all over again and I wouldn鈥檛 change a thing. Thank you Sharon, you are a credit to Nettlestead Place. You made our perfect day, perfect.
Debbie W. Sent on 10/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond expectation.

We had the most amazing and happy wedding at Nettlestead Place. The setting was delightful for each aspect of the day from getting ready in the main house to the ceremony in the beautiful rose garden, drinks on the lawn with stunning views and partying in the marquee until late at night. Good food and wine were important to us and the wedding breakfast was outstanding, all credit to the chef. Everything fell into place perfectly due to the hard work and the diligence of the team who work there. Definitely to be recommended.
Julia J. Sent on 08/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect wedding day 07.10.23

From the moment my now Husband and I stepped foot on the grounds of Nettlestead Place for an initial viewing, we instantly fell in love and it was a huge yes. Marc and I had our wedding reception at Nettlestead Place on the 7th October 2023.

Sharon our wedding coordinator was perfect from the word go, so very accommodating and responsive, who goes above and beyond in her role. She is one of a kind and a beautiful soul.

6 months on, our guests still highly compliment Nettlestead Place and the food, of which was perfectly produced by EasyDine.

We truly had the most beautiful wedding day, the sun was shining and the grounds were immaculate. The design of the marquee too is fantastic!

We couldn't recommend Nettlestead Place, Sharon, her team and the EasyDine Caterers enough, you won't be disappointed from the service they all provide.

Thank you for making our wedding day, a wonderful day to remember for the rest of our lives.

Love, Mr & Mrs Taylor x
Grace Sent on 14/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

A Wonderful Venue

We had our wedding reception at Nettlestead Place in August 2023, and what a special day it was! Sharon was incredibly friendly and helpful from the moment we made even initial enquiries. We were able to visit the venue on multiple occasions in advance of the big day, which was a big help in visualizing how things would work and look. Everything on the day went without a hitch, no doubt in part to Sharon's meticulous organisation. The venue and grounds were stunning and many compliments were received from our guests. Cannot recommend enough!
Lauren P. Sent on 11/09/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Our Dream Wedding Venue

What a phenomenal venue!
As soon as we saw it we knew it was the one! The staff are wonderful and the grounds are spectacular.
We cannot recommend this venue enough. From the food, to the organising, to the decor. We got married in the Undercroft, a magical, beautiful area of the venue, which is nothing like anything we have seen before. Before moving to the beautiful rose garden and ending our day in the fantastic spacious marquee.
Nettlesstead place is the perfect venue for a timeless British Garden wedding.
We were offered to spend the evening in the bridal suite after the wedding and we cannot thank Annabel and Roy enough for their hospitality. The stay was amazing and the cooked breakfast we highly recommend.
Our perfect venue for our perfect say and the only thing that I would change is that I would do it all again and again and again.
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Rachel E. Sent on 17/11/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful wedding venue

We had our wedding here in August 2022 and it was amazing! From when we booked the venue, Sharon was so helpful and kept us so relaxed. We was able to visit the venue as many times as we wanted before the big day which was lovely! The wedding day went very smoothly and everything went to plan. Lots of our guests have mentioned since how stunning the venue was. Fantastic!
Hayley G. Sent on 15/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Decision We Made

Sharon and her team from start to finish, were not only welcoming, enthusiastic, and patient, but their all round professionalism and attention to detail, meant we had the best day of our lives with no hitches or unexpected issues. Booking Nettlestead was the best decision for us, the grounds are impeccably well kept and nothing was too much for Sharon and her team to arrange. You would be MAD not to at least visit this beautiful family home and meet the lovely Sharon to see what I mean and fall in love just as we did!
Leah P. Sent on 10/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best day ever!

What can I say that the pictures of Nettlestead don't already say for themselves and they don't even do the venue justice. We had looked at a number of venues but when we drove into Nettlestead and started to look around we knew this was going to be our venue. We fell in love instantly and we could both picture our wedding here in an instant. Sharon was amazing. Always answering my texts and emails. For over 2 years we were emailing and texting and Sharon always came back in a timely manner making you feel like the only bride she was dealing with. We changed our original date and Sharon was fantastic about it! I am still so in love with this venue and can't wait to go back in the Spring and walk around the grounds. Special recognition to Lewis the bar manager as well! Our photobooth supplier pulled out during our wedding breakfast becuase they had broken down. This was so upsetting but Lewis saved the day. He had a contact that supplied photobooths. Luckily he had been at a wedding fair instead of an event so he was free. Lewis saved us a lot of stress at that time and the photobooth supplier was amazing. Amazing venue and incredible catering team!
Tanya Sent on 13/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

My best day ever

Nettlestead Place is just amazing! We fell in love with it as soon as we saw the pictures of it then when we went to view it, we both just knew no where else would do. The house, the gardens, the setting is all just beautiful and Sharon the wedding co-ordinator was a god send and became a friend, she is so professional and kind. I can hand on heart say Nettlestead Place is my favourite place and would recommend it time and time again
! The food was gorgeous too. Our guests all said how wonderful every aspect of the day was and I truly believe Nettlestead is a special place for sure!
Hannah Sent on 13/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The best day ever

Where to start, Nettlestead Place is simply magical ! From the moment we pulled into the private drive we knew this was the place for our special day.
With stunning gardens, a perfect back drop to the house which inside awaits you a truly special ceremony room that is the under-croft. The marquee reception is perfect, being nestled in the gardens just a floral footpath away from the house.
But if that hasn't sold you, then Sharon and Majestic Events are really the stars of the show. Planning a wedding is stressful and the team make the whole process a dream. Nothing is too much and attention to detail really goes a long way to making the day run as smooth as possible. Leaving you to enjoy your special day entirely.
Our Wedding Day was just simply the best day of our lives.
We cannot thank you enough for making our day so special. I鈥檇 do it again and again as it was perfect.
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