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Last update: April 2024

The Bull Hotel - the home of The Buttery & Glasshouse

A bright red bull hangs above the beautiful white façade of the coaching inn dating back to 1385. The whole village of Wrotham and The Bull Hotel in particular were a restful stop over for pilgrims travelling to Canterbury from Winchester.

Since first licensed by Henry VIII in 1500, the Bull has catered to the needs of passing travellers and locals alike for over six hundred years. It has appealed to those in search of rest, fortification and good company, providing a quiet, tranquil respite from the troubles of many an age.

Just off the M26 en route to Sevenoaks, The Bull Hotel is as charming as it is easy to find.

One of the most wonderful things about having a wedding in a hotel is that you can have everything in the one place – eat, drink, celebrate, sleep.

Initially our wedding venue was The Buttery, first licensed in 2015. Originally, the 16th century oak-beamed barn was used as a large pantry to stock food, butts of beer and wine for the hotel.

The Buttery has its own charm which effortlessly delights every couple. With a captivating barn-style feel and historic appeal and has been holding memorable wedding ceremonies.

The renovation in 2022

With a view to expand the capacity to 100 day-guests and to offer a spectacular weather-proof space, the whole courtyard was renovated to create an innovative and unique wedding venue, a hidden surprise you wouldn’t expect behind the splendid 14th century Grade II-listed Bull Hotel. Expanding the capacity to 100 guests, the merging between the new contemporary Glasshouse, the traditional Buttery and the picturesque Veranda transformed the whole wedding experience at The Bull courtyard.

The structural contrast between The Glasshouse, The Buttery and The Veranda dramatically highlights and enhances the difference in style, era and materials used in each building.

This gorgeous courtyard offers a variety of blank canvas spaces and an abundance of natural light where couples can showcase the elegance and the freshness of something new and unique to achieve their wow factor wedding day when the wedding theme will take centre stage

The Buttery and Glasshouse at the Bull Hotel is a unique non-rush 48-hour wedding venue where, yes, you will have all of us dedicated to your wedding from the day-before setting up until the restoring full English breakfast the day after your wedding day.

It’s a luxury that won’t cost you any extra

Forget the pressure to set up the venue on your wedding day. Forget driving away at midnight after partying. Forget looking for accommodation for your nearest and dearest. Indulge yourself on a 48-hour venue hire starting with the setting-up the day before until the farmhouse style full English breakfast for the newlyweds and their guests the day after the wedding.

Your own 14th century country inn

With the Buttery, terrace and Glasshouse to use, plus the bar and restaurant space in the Bull Hotel and 11 bedrooms including the honeymoon suite all for you on your wedding day.

You know the venue, the faces are all familiar and the staff know how you like your morning coffee. The Bull will become your second home and the whole team will know your family and their favourite drinks. Gracing the corridors in slippers, robes and face masks, nobody bats an eyelid, which is the indulgence of getting married in your own country inn. It really does become your home for those 48 hours.

Welcome to any wedding size

Did you have different numbers in mind? Do you prefer a weekday wedding? Is a Sunday wedding your dream date? What about extending it to a whole bank holiday weekend?

Far from one-fits-all, The Bull Hotel is probably the only venue in Kent that really offers bespoke packages and payment plans. Our prices range from £6,500 to £27,000 and we welcome all wedding sizes and formats.

The Buttery & Glasshouse is an all-weather venue with capacity for ceremonies for up to 100 guests.

Sample quote

A premium peak season 2024 Saturday wedding for 50 day-guests with everything included is priced at £16,000.

ALL PACKAGE FEATURES

*Exclusive hire of The Buttery & Glasshouse for the ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception

*Three-course wedding breakfast prepared by The Bull’s chefs with an option of the unique smokehouse feast

*The honeymoon suite for getting ready and for the newly-weds’ first night

*Table wine for the meal, welcome drinks and sparkling wine for toasting

*Evening reception - disco, dancing, party food

*Access to the hotel facilities *Dedicated wedding coordinator and in-house wedding team

*The hire of the whole hotel is available as well as a multi-day celebration (supplement applied)

Winner of the Events Team Of The Year Award 2023/2024

The team focus on building a relationship and building our couple’s confidence. It’s a journey we embark on and by the end our couples are reassured and ready to experience their wedding day...in the moment. On the day itself the wedding coordinator role comes into its own. Nothing is more important than ensuring that a married couple has relinquished all of their last-minute worries and wobbles. At the very heart of everything we do is an overriding sense of service to ensure that our couples feel confident, relaxed and at ease throughout the whole process.

Winner of the Wedding WOW Factor Award 2023

Hidden behind the 14th-century The Bull Hotel in Wrotham near Sevenoaks, forming a unique Kentish courtyard, The Buttery & Glasshouse is a totally unexpected venue with wraparound glass doors and a spectacular retractable roof surrounded by a historic barn-style ceremony room, causing that spontaneous first reaction; ‘Wow!’

CURRENT OFFERS

Saturday wedding in 2025

This wedding venue is unbelievably unique and indulgent. At The Bull you will have the luxury of time... time to set up the day before, time for a relaxing pre-wedding dinner with your loved ones, time to calmly get dressed in the bridal suite...⁠

Then your wedding day will be glorious with a ceremony in a 300-year old venue followed by timeless pictures in the garden of England. In The Glasshouse, with its spectacular retractable roof, a wholesome wedding breakfast prepared with supreme quality ingredients will be served alongside a selection of hand-picked wines.⁠

And there is no rush to leave the venue after the evening reception. Don't forget that you and your guests are staying in our quintessential English inn for the night and will have a freshly cooked English breakfast before the final goodbyes.⁠

A wedding on a Saturday in 2025 for 50 day-guests with all inclusive is quoted at £14,450 if you book until 31st May 2024 (normal price £17,000).⁠

Sunday weddings

Imagine a small, intimate Sunday wedding surrounded by 50 of your closest friends and family, and a delicious roast dinner, with the whole inn for your exclusive use. Sounds superb doesn't it? From £8,500 based on 50 day guests and 100 evening guests, price includes all package features.

Reviews

Rosie & Chris - September 2023

"From the very moment we stepped into the bull hotel we just knew this was the venue for us, the most incredible members of staff who honestly cannot do enough for you. We had great communication throughout from our first visit with Leigh Anne to our final meeting with Emma. The ladies at the Glasshouse are fantastic. Emma throughout the day was amazing and all the staff wemt above and beyond on one of the hottest days of the year. They made our day as stress free as possible and without Emma Leigh-Anne and Charlotte we don't know how we would of done it. They are incredible and deserve so much recognition. The hours they put in for making your day goes as smoothly as possible. You made our day so special and we honestly cannot thank you enough. The food was incredible on the day and also the breakfast the next day. Our guest where over the moon with everything just like us! We cannot wait to go back for a meal in a few weeks and relive our special day through memories again."

Laura & Caroline - September 2023

"The Buttery and Glasshouse is stunning, and I honestly can't imagine us having got married anywhere else now! We didn't see another venue that was anything like as special as this - the spaces, surroundings, and design are all gorgeous and provide a really flexible setting for whatever kind of wedding you're envisaging. You can style it in so many ways, but it's also really beautiful even without tons of added decoration. The food was out of this world - multiple guests have said it was one of the best meals of their life! We really wanted excellent food without having the wedding anywhere really formal or exclusive, and it honestly couldn’t have been better than it was. We also had a delicious evening buffet and next morning breakfast which was all amazing too. We were just blown away by how wonderful our wedding day was, and so much of that was down to the incredible team at The Buttery and Glasshouse. "

Head on over to our Buttery and Glasshouse listing to see more reviews https://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-venues/the-buttery-and-glasshouse_198027.htm

We look forward to welcoming you to The Bull Hotel home of the Buttery and Glasshouse

The Bull Hotel

The Buttery & Glasshouse

Bull Lane

Wrotham

Sevenoaks

TN15 7RF



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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Historic
Woodland and festival
Barn
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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The Bull Hotel, Bull Lane, Wrotham, Kent TN15 7RF TN15 7RF Wrotham (Kent)
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