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Last update: March 2023
The Darenth is a private and fully exclusive wedding venue located in Sevenoaks, Kent. We are situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty with views over the Darenth Valley and a manicured landscape. We are conveniently located for guests with easy access to the M25, A2, A20 and within 30 minutes of South East London, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone.
Facilities and Capacity
Our licensed Gallery is a perfect and magical setting for indoor ceremonies and is elegantly styled. For outdoor weddings, The Pavilion is nestled in a secluded and large private garden. Both our ceremony offerings are suitable for up to 150 seated guests.
For wedding receptions our Ballroom is bright, grand, elegant and can seat between 30 and 150 diners and can accomodate up to 300 evening guests. The Ballroom is private and fully exclusive with a separate courtyard entrance, dedicated bar, patio and garden. Live entertainment and fireworks are permitted.
Other Services Offered
The Darenth features modern onsite en-suite accommodation within walking distance of St. Peter's and St. Paul's Church and Shoreham Train Station. Our dedicated Events Team and Maître d' are always available to assist you in every way possible for and on your specail day. Our vast experience ensures that the nearlyweds' special day is organised, elegant and forever memorable.
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Me and Mrs Lilley 23.09.2023
Communication was always good throughout, we visited several times with different family members and the staff were alway welcoming. As an older couple we wanted that relaxed but professional day and this is what we got.
The venue is amazedly clean and beautiful with views of the golf course. We was lucky even to get married outside and the outside area is amazing but the staff make this place and your day the best it could be.
We dealt with Kerrie and Jason mainly but everyone we had dealings with were great. Jason ran the day and he was brilliant, I love a bit of banter and he was excellent and even made it fun when I was so nervous 😊 there was also a lady that run the evening (sorry I can’t remember her name) she was also really good making sure everything was ok and stayed until the last guest left. One thing they did do was made sure the bride and groom kept topped up with drinks all day and night again a nice touch, I didn’t visit the bar once 😀
The food was amazing and everyone commenting on how good the food was. We had 9 children and they even did a 3 course for them with milk or lemonade for the toast which was a lovely little touch and made the children part of the day.
The only thing I would have liked would be to have a dressing room on site for the wedding day rather than travelling from elsewhere but that’s my personal view.
Thank you to everyone involved in our day ❤️
A dream become a reality
Quality service however badly lacking flexibility
The catering staff on the day were magnificent and very caring towards us all.
Another plus was the generous of food which all guests appreciated, from the Canopes, Wedding Breakfast & Evening Buffet.
The only issue we did have is that it was agreed that we would have Jallof Rice with the Curry Goat & Fried Fish, but ending up having Rice & Peas with the Curry Goat.
The Jallof Rice being an African dish & Curry Goat being Carribean would have been excellent as we had them at our planning meeting 5 weeks before the Wedding.
The big disappointment was the performance of the in house DJ (Chelmer Discos).
The fact that we could not select our own DJ made us nervous about the music, hence we kept confirming whether the DJ had experience of performing for a mainly Afro Caribbean crowd.
We were advised that this was not an issue, and it turns out according to DJ that he lacks expertise with Afro Beats, Soco & Reggae.
We also asked for the love sign to be displayed as a backdrop in the Ballroom before the Wedding Ceremony commenced which was agreed upon by Chelmer Discos, however it arrived after 19.00.
When we tried to ascertain why the love sign was not delivered at the time agreed, and also, why the music was not mixed as appose to just playing tracks that we emailed to him.
In response we received a rude & threatening email from the in house DJ - Jimmy.
We both loved having our Wedding at The Darenth and all our guests have all commented on how brilliant it was & they loved Jason.
Regards. Mr & Mrs Hutton-Young
Amazing!! Would 100% recommend!
Nothing was too much
Obviously that was not possible, Kerry and her team kept in contact, reassuring us it would all work out when the time was right. Without us feeling harassed.
The team helped us have a small ceremony last September 2020, which was lovely. The weather was beautiful and meant a safe outside ceremony.
We then finally got to celebrate this September 2021. They couldn’t have been more accommodating for us, nothing was any issue.
The venue is beautiful, all our guests commented on it.
When we booked our wedding in 2018, we knew this was where we wanted to celebrate, the area is clean and modern, with the romantic touch!
With the build up Kerry’s team were great, calm and professional. On the day Jason looked after us very well, the weather was a bit temperamental, but Jason very much wanted us to be involved in deciding whether to move inside or not. He really helped make us feel special on our day!
Thank you all so much. In a time of such uncertainty we’ve still managed to get married and celebrate how we wanted, with amazing memories from both occasions.
Highly recommend this venue.
The venue is stunning
Fabulous venue with a wonderful team!
When we went to see The Darenth, not only was the venue stunningly beautiful, inside and out, there was a warmth to the place and the team were so friendly and very helpful. From the moment we contacted the team, Lucy was our main contact and couldn’t help us enough. Despite the number of weddings held here, we felt special throughout as if our special day was the main focus for them all. Lucy was great with all the details, understanding what we wanted and offering help and support without pushing anything.
On the day, Jason was amazing at managing the day - making sure we had time to ourselves but that the day ran exactly as we wanted. He was also very supportive and did a great job putting us at ease when we were nervous leading up to the ceremony. The whole team were thoughtful and looked after us all day, making sure we had food and drink and anything else we needed. All our guests commented on how wonderful the staff were and it allowed us to truly focus on enjoying our day. Leigh and Kerry were also fantastic on the day, couldn’t be more helpful.
We had an amazing day, everything went exactly as we hoped and better. A massive part of that was down to The Darenth and their incredible team - we couldn’t recommend highly enough!
Beautiful October wedding
The venue is stunning, modern and clean and has the perfect backdrop for beautiful pictures. The food was amazing, the DJ they recommend is excellent - couldn’t fault it.
Thanks to the team for the smooth running of day - faultless! Would 100% recommend
Our perfect wedding
I can not fault our experience at all. From start to finish Jason/Kerry & the team made our day perfect.
Amazing wedding venue
Best Day Ever ❤️
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