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Last update: December 2023
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
The Bull Hotel is the home of The Buttery & Glasshouse.
With a view to expand the venue capacity to 100 day-guests and to offer a spectacular weather-proof space, the whole courtyard was renovated in 2022 to create an innovative and unique wedding venue. On one side, the historic barn-style Buttery offers the most intimate ceremony space, full of character and six centuries of history, gorgeous light, beamed ceilings and ancient stone wall. Opposite to The Buttery, the newly built, ultra-contemporary Glasshouse with wrap around glass doors that open up onto the alfresco terrace and a spectacular retractable domed roof - a space flooded with natural light.
With a plethora of options of spaces, weddings flow seamlessly from one area to the next. Couples feel the stress taken out of the planning process by dedicated wedding coordinators who prepare bespoken quotes and carefully organise the timeline for the wedding.
Ceremony, dressing room, catering, bar, hotel bedrooms, car park - The Buttery & Glasshouse at The Bull is a charming historic and contemporary one-stop wedding venue.
Our most popular wedding package, The Indulgent, offers the unique 48-hour hire so couples can make the most of this historic inn, its award winning kitchen, 11 ensuite bedrooms, full stocked bars and a multiple spaces to entertain guests. It's a luxury that won't cost you any extra.
You will 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.
Late availability & offers - Wedding In A Year 2024
Are you getting married in six months or less? It can be done! You can have a 'Wedding In A Year' here at The Buttery and Glasshouse.
Don't think of 'late availability' weddings as a rush or panic, they're just a great option for couples who want to get married, and don’t want to wait!
There are many ways to take advantage of our 'late availability' packages, from peak Saturday's to off-peak, mid-week and winter wedding, they are all fantastic ways to get your fairytale wedding within your budget.
The Buttery & Glasshouse at The Bull Hotel is a unique wedding venue and will become your second home, which is the luxury of getting married in your own country inn.
Uncomplicated and straightforward wedding packages for 50 guests including catering, drinks, hire, ceremony and 11 bedrooms, usually priced at £14,500. However, if you book your 2024 wedding before the 31st January, you can get it for £12,000.
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 (long weekend weddings) 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.
A premium peak season 2024 Saturday wedding for 50 day-guests with everything included is priced around £14,500.
This sample quote includes
*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)
*Eleven ensuite bedrooms for the couple and guests
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 2022/2023
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!’ The Bull is also twice winner of the Boutique Venue category.
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.
And much more...
Far from one-fits-all, The Buttery & Glasshouse at The Bull Hotel is probably one of the only venues in Kent that really offers bespoke packages and payment plans.
Do share with us your plans and dreams, and we will work together to prepare a bespoke quote and payment plan for you.
Come for one of our open days or contact the wedding coordinators and book a private viewing.
We look forward to welcoming you around our wedding venue and helping to plan your big day!
See our Bull Hotel Listing too - https://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-venues/the-bull-hotel_340297.htm
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Our dream venue, food, team, and day!
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. We worked with Leigh Anne when we first booked our wedding there at the start of this year, and subsequently with Catherine as our wedding coordinator. A month after the big day, we’re missing being in touch with them, as they’d become like friends to us. They couldn’t have done more - they are warm and personable, communicative, and super organised. We had total confidence in their ability to deliver everything we discussed, and also loved that they were so receptive to ideas rather than sticking to a package of limited options. Our day felt so personal and full of joy, largely thanks to the talented people we worked with who made it possible for us to bring our vision to life.
Beyond the coordinators, we found all the staff (Dionne, Emma, everyone!) we interacted with totally competent and so lovely - and it all added to the ease and atmosphere of a beautiful day. We will be grateful to the whole team at The Bull always for the most perfect day that we can't stop talking about!
Excellent venue and amazing service
From the first time we dropped in for a drink to take a look at The Bull Hotel, to our initial meeting, to the wonderful wedding open day visit with family, to our actual wedding, the staff and service has been fantastic.
We didn’t want a DJ or sit down 3 course meal including wine. Nothing was too much trouble. We used their wedding packages as a guide, discussed everything at our initial meeting and they gave us a bespoke price for exactly the elements we wanted.
We were blessed with great weather for October. Our civil ceremony was at 4.30pm in the Buttery, with cocktails and canapés on the terrace and a delicious smokehouse buffet in the glasshouse, followed by cakes and a sweetie table.
For entertainment we decided to have a caricaturist The Artful Doodler and magic and mind reading by Robert Fox.
Despite being a Wednesday family and friends decided to book all the rooms and we gathered together for a delicious breakfast the next morning.
The Glasshouse and Buttery is a fabulous all year round wedding venue that is light and airy and gets a 10 out of 10 for service, location, comfort and the best cosmopolitan cocktails 🍸
Mr & Mrs Fisher
Perfect venue with a amazing wedding coordinator
The food we choose was Texan smokehouse as we didn’t want the fuss of asking guests what they wanted to eat on a traditional type menu, everyone enjoyed the food and commented on how lovely it was and how we had found the perfect venue. The hotel rooms are all very welcoming and modern.
The staff can’t help enough and the wedding planner was on hand all day making every step go by without a glitch even though our guests were somewhat confused about wedding etiquette and order they still got everything to run smoothly, they came over to check how everything was going and if I needed anything, helped me with my dress, just went above and beyond for us.
The Perfect Day at the Bull
The food was exceptional - everything was absolutely delicious. But what makes the Bull such a very special venue that will always remain dear to our hearts is the team. Leigh Anne is quite simply a joy to have as your wedding coordinator. She is one of the loveliest people I have ever met and she and the team will do everything in their power to help create the day you want. We cannot fault our experience with the Bull and we wish them every success for the future as they thoroughly deserve every accolade and award they win!
A dream from beginning to end!
Thank you – we had the most wonderful and totally relaxed wedding day, with so many fond memories to treasure thanks to your amazing work.
The rooms are spacious impeccably clean and very comfortable.
My grandmother is in a wheelchair and they made sure throughout the day that she was able to take part in everything and were there with the ramps whenever needed.
I would 110% recommend this as the perfect location for a beautiful and memorable wedding. They also do a mean Sunday roast as well.
Thank you Dionne, Leigh Anne, Sacha and Martin and all the rest of the staff who made our special day just perfect in every way.
Truly perfect place for a beautiful wedding!
Mr & Mrs King
3rd September 21
‘WATTS’ a Wonderful Wedding Venue!
Prior to booking our wedding, we knew of The Bulls excellent food menu, however, what was provided on the day well and truly surpassed our expectations, catering exceptionally for both Vegan and Meat options.
The hotel rooms were perfect for our preparations and guests all enjoyed the convenience of staying on site. The ceremony and reception venue allow for a truly intimate wedding experience - Everything was seamless from start to finish.
We honestly couldn’t have wished for anything more, and would recommend The Bull to anyone booking their special day.
Thank you again, to all The Bull Team!
All our best,
Mr & Mrs Watts
*Professional Photo Credit: Moments Catchers*
Beautiful venue for intimate, low-key weddings!
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!
Wonderful wedding venue
Louise & Kevin.
Great venue and staff
Food is lovely. High recommend for intimate, relaxed weddings
Wow what can we say!
Hassle free excellent service
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