THE BULL HOTEL
Established in 1385, The Bull Hotel is a cosy 600-year old coaching inn which boasts both charm and character. The Grade 2 listed building is located in the picturesque village of Wrotham near Sevenoaks and Maidstone.
The family run hotel, restaurant and function spaces provide a friendly and inviting one-stop wedding venue that accommodates all the elements for a seamless wedding day, flowing from ceremony to wedding breakfast and evening reception.
THE BUTTERY WEDDING VENUE
The licensed room for civil ceremonies at The Bull Hotel is called The Buttery.
THE CAPACITY IN THE BUTTERY
Food & drink is one of our biggest passions at The Bull.
We are immensely proud our award-winning quality wedding food. We embrace local suppliers and seasonal flavour within our outstanding wedding breakfast menu and for those looking for a more relaxed, informal affair, we offer a unique signature smokehouse feast alternative.
Every single dish is cooked in our kitchen, from scratch, by our own team of talented chefs.
We believe wedding food should set a precedent for consistency, beautiful presentation and deliciousness. The kitchen team have a difficult task of meeting the expectations of every single guest. Their aim is to serve up dishes which will fill up the room with that comforting smell of fresh cooking and put family and friends at ease by catering for all those special dietary requests.
The smokehouse feast option becomes a feature of the wedding day, with a dedicated chef cooking on the BBQ in front of the guests. All our meat is smoked on site, in our imported Texan smoker (the only one in Kent), guaranteeing that authentic flavour and smell, adding to the ambience of the big day.
PACKAGES AND FINANCE
Our packages are designed to be affordable and achievable without compromising on quality.
We fully understand what saving and budgeting for a wedding entails and want to relieve the stress as much as possible with no big up-front costs and individualised payment plans to help spread the cost.
When a couple is planning their wedding, they want to be listened to. When wedding planners Leigh Anne, Emma and Sangita are organising a wedding, they want to listen. The wedding planners have a genuine desire to organise the day exactly the way the couple envisages. Their priority is to transform a dream day into a reality.
Couples are encouraged to express their ideas, at every step of the way and every single detail is discussed and accommodated in the planning of the day, being it the best allocation of the 11 bedrooms to the guests, suppliers’ delivery times or special cask beers for the evening reception.
At The Bull, the wedding planners personally guide the couple through the whole process and provide the reassurance that couples appreciate by being the sole point of contact right from the viewing and the sale, through to the actual day itself.
OUR ETHOS IS OUR FLEXIBILITY
No two weddings at The Bull fit the same mould and we like to embrace all the details that we know are so important to our couples. The nature of the venue and the fact that we allow a whole weekend to focus on one wedding alone, encourages our couples to design the wedding day they truly desire.
We pride ourselves on our extreme flexibility. At The Bull, the planners make a point of adjusting and reworking the mould every time, to ensure that all the elements that make each day special and individual are accommodated. Couples will be able to decide on:
The 11-ensuite rooms at The Bull are full of character and old-world charm and steeped in history. Each room is beautifully decorated with Laura Ashley furnishing and interior design and recently renovated to incorporate all the modern facilities, with high end linens and quality toiletries.
The couple will enjoy their wedding night in the bridal suite. This spacious suite creates the perfect space for the bridal party to get ready before the wedding and prepare for the special day ahead.
Wedding guests can party then stay overnight to wake-up and enjoy a cooked to order full English breakfast together in the morning.
The Bull also offers a stay & dine the night before the wedding package. We welcome our couples and guests to arrive the day before, see the venue all set up and to stay and dine in the restaurant with their friends and family. The perfect relaxing start to your wedding experience at The Bull.
WHY THE BULL HOTEL IS A BOUTIQUE VENUE
WHAT THE KENT WEDDING AWARDS’ JUDGES SAID ABOUT THE BULL
The judges felt that The Bull was the perfect boutique venue, offering a dedicated team, award-winning food and wonderful flexibility, a truly bijou venue. Judges also loved The Bull’s history and the dedication of its family-run team in striving to make every wedding day truly special.
All-inclusive wedding packages from £5,000 to £10,000. Prices vary according to number of guests and day of the week. Includes:
Our wedding coordinators will be happy to show you the venue, hotel rooms and courtyard by appointment. Please contact us.
31 Reviews for The Bull Hotel Wrotham
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Abby D. · Married on 19/06/2021
Beautiful venue for intimate, low-key weddings!
We got married at The Bull on 19th June this year and had the most amazing day! Despite social distancing restrictions, the team managed to make our day feel intimate and romantic, and went above and beyond for us and our guests.
We were blown away by the whole day - especially by the food which was incredible!! We also got to have most of our family and friends stay over in the hotel rooms and join us for breakfast the next morning.
I would highly recommend The Bull for any couples looking for a small, low-key, fun wedding - we absolutely loved ours.
A massive thank you to Emma, Leigh-Anne and Sangita and everyone else at The Bull!Sent on 14/07/2021
Laura T. · Married on 28/05/2021
Wonderful wedding venue
We always wanted a smaller wedding, which is what attracted us to The Bull. We fell in love with the venue as soon as we visited. Our wedding ended up being half the size we originally planned, due to Covid, but it was still amazing. The Buttery is beautiful, and you really can customise it to fit your theme. The indoor and outdoor space is great. The team there are amazing, very responsive to queries and they were really supportive (when lockdown after lockdown left us wondering whether it’d ever happen). The food is amazing. We went for the smokehouse option as we had a fairly informal wedding, and we had so many compliments about the food!Sent on 15/07/2021
Kevin M. · Married on 16/11/2019
We cannot overstate how wonderful our special day at The Bull Hotel was! It is a fabulous venue with a great team of people. We knew we'd found the right venue as soon as we went to their wedding fair in February 2019 as it had such a great feeling about it, so we booked it for our wedding whilst we were there for 16 November 2019. The Wedding Coordinator, Leigh Anne, is absolutely wonderful! She was there to help us with the planning at every stage from day 1 and kept everything on track and running smoothly. Their approved partners, Locate to Create & Esta's Chair Covers, were also a great help in preparing the setting for our wedding. The food tasting evening was a great experience and gave us the chance to sample their delicious food before we made our choice for the Wedding Breakfast. Our wedding date arrived soon enough and it was just the most perfect day. From start to finish it ran like clockwork. We had 50 day guests and a further 50 evening guests, and everyone said how fabulous it was! The Buttery is such a beautiful and adaptable space for weddings, and it was turned around several times during the day for the Ceremony, the Wedding Breakfast and then the Evening Celebrations, during which times we all retired to the main bar . We had a Harpist during the Ceremony, our own choice of instrumental music during the Wedding Breakfast and a live band for the Evening Celebrations. The food and wine at the Wedding Breakfast was superb, and was served perfectly. The bar staff and waiting staff were excellent all day and were smart, polite, professional and friendly. All of the rooms at The Bull were booked out for us and our guests, and our stays in the beautiful rooms were lovely. We couldn't have asked for anything better for our wedding day, and our wonderful memories will stay with us always. Our guests still tell us how fabulous the day was and how much they enjoyed themselves. We still look back and talk about how perfect the whole day was even as we approach our first anniversary. We would not hesitate to recommend The Bull Hotel as the perfect wedding venue!Sent on 30/09/2020
Louise & Kevin.
OFFER 10% OFF FOR HITCHED COUPLES
The whole hotel closed to the public exclusively for your wedding day
Mondays to Thursdays - normal price £8,000
50-80 day-guests * up to 150 evening-guests
Included in the Package
Exclusive use of The Buttery wedding venue and The Courtyard plus the pub, bar, restaurant, private dining room and all 11 ensuite bedrooms. The whole hotel will be closed to the public during your wedding day. Available all year round.
Also included in the package:
Ceremony at 2pm
Wedding coordinator throughout
Ceremony in The Buttery or in The Courtyard
Chairs with chair covers
Three-course wedding breakfast or smokehouse feast
Third of a bottle of house wine per person
Table linen and napkins
Cake stand and knife
Evening reception party snack
DJ for evening reception
Full English breakfast the following morning for hotel residents
You will be surprised with what is included in this £5,000 package:
View details on https://www.thebullhotel.com/winter-wedding-package/
We are very accommodating and flexible regarding packages and plans during COVID19 restrictions.
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