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The Darenth

Sevenoaks, Kent View map Visit website

About

The Darenth is a country wedding venue located in Sevenoaks, Kent. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this gorgeous space boasts spectacular views of manicured landscapes and the Darenth Valley. The venue is conveniently located for guests, with easy access to the M25, A2, A20 and within 30 minutes of Bromley, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, and Chislehurst.

Facilities and Capacity

The Darenth has a number of event spaces to host receptions and ceremonies. The Gallery is a perfect setting for indoor ceremonies, sporting a bright and spacious area that's contemporary in style. For outdoor weddings, The Pavilion is nestled in a secluded and large private garden overlooking the valley. Both spaces are suitable for 150 seated guests, ideal for a lavish affair. The Ballroom is a picture-perfect space for wedding receptions, sit-down meals and entertainment. The room offers superb landscape vistas and can seat between 30 and 150 diners and up to 300 evening guests. The Ballroom is private and fully exclusive with a separate courtyard entrance, dedicated bar, patio and garden that serve highly useful during the summer months. Live entertainment and fireworks are permitted here to facilitate a celebration to remember.

Services Offered

The Darenth features plush onsite accommodations within walking distance of St. Peter's and St. Paul's Church, and Shoreham Train Station. The events team and maître d' are always available to assist couples with whatever may arise on the special occasion. The team's vast experience ensures that the nearlyweds' special day is organised, elegant and forever memorable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
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    Megan C. Married on 16/07/2022
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    Amazing day!

    I was married at The Darenth on one of the hottest days of the year and had the most perfect day. We had a brilliant time and the staff all made it run so smoothly (both on the day and in all the planning beforehand) and we are so grateful. Our guests all commented on how nice the food was and how much fun they had, and how beautiful the venue looked. The guest rooms were modern, comfy and tidy, and very much welcomed after a night of partying! We also appreciated all your help with it being so hot and trying to keep us as cool as possible! I don't think I was ever without a drink in my hand, and all the events team and waiting staff were so helpful and polite. Thank you for giving us such an amazing day - I wish I could do it all again!
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    Jen B. Married on 19/09/2021
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    Nothing was too much

    We originally were a June 2020 wedding.
    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.
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    Georgina B. Married on 03/05/2020
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    The venue is stunning

    Kerry and the team have all been fantastic, specially as its not been easy with covid going on. The venue is absolutely beautiful and very clean, it isn't far from the train station and they do recommend that guests book cabs in advance. We had an amazing day and the food was delicious, all the guests were saying they really enjoyed their meals.
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    Steve W. Married on 21/05/2022
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    Wedding reception

    We held our daughters reception here on 21/05/22. I am unable to express enough my gratitude to Jason and all of his team and staff for the quality of their service. Always attentive without being intrusive. A special mention though to Jason who was utterly professional throughout and a pleasure to deal with. Thank you for making such a special day run so smoothly. I cannot recommend this venue highly enough.
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    Mr Married on 21/02/2020
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    All Areas Excellent

    Thank you to all the staff for making our wedding run smoothly. Everyone loved the venue.
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    Emma Married on 01/02/2020
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    So Wonderful

    Beautiful venue, outstanding food and great customer service.

    Thank you to everyone at The Darenth who helped make our day so wonderful.
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    Jill Married on 16/11/2019
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    Am still smiling

    Thank you so much for letting us have our wedding with you. Claire and Eve were always on hand if we had any questions from booking to the big day. Rick was excellent on the day meaning that we could enjoy ourselves surrounded by family and friends. Thank you so much
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    Curtis Married on 30/08/2019
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    Your Staff were Fantastic

    You have all been amazing, the venue looked stunning and most importantly every single one of your staff were fantastic. Very friendly and extremely helpful . Jason was fantastic and Rick was too . Please can you pass on my words and let all the staff know how happy we are with everyone .
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    Amanda Married on 27/08/2019
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    Absolutely Loved It

    We got married here in August and we absolutely loved it. The whole process went so smoothly and the building itself is beautiful. One of the main reasons we were drawn to this place was the food options - we were quite reluctant to have a traditional 3 course sit down meal, however the Darenth offers Afternoon tea, pub meals, 3 course meals and the one we chose which was a sit down BBQ. So many guests complimented the food & said how different and unique it was compared to other weddings they had been to.
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    Amanda Married on 27/08/2019
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    Magical Day

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everyone who helped with our wedding on Tuesday - we had the most magical day and it went so smoothly! We felt really looked after and we have had so many compliments about the bbq food as well.

    Thank you again - I wish we could re-live the day one more time!
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    Joe Married on 10/08/2019
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    Nothing short of spectacular

    Just had our special day there and it was nothing short of spectacular. The staff are attentive and really do go above and beyond. From the moment we booked to the day itself they were 100% committed to us and our occasion. thanks for everything!
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    If we could give a higher score we would

    The staff were AMAZING! Nothing was too much trouble, the day ran so smoothly. The food was beautiful, everyone enjoyed our BBQ meal followed by strawberries and cream. The accommodation was beautiful and clean, the nicest bed to sleep in, the shower was divine, nice little touches in the room, like a treat box and bottled water. The bar staff were amazing, there was never a long wait for a drink.
    I would recommend this venue to anyone that was looking for a beautiful and relaxed wedding day. Thanks also to all of the team at The Darenth who ensured that we had the best day EVER!
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    Katie Married on 05/07/2019
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    Above and Beyond

    Such a beautiful day at a beautiful Venue. The staff went above and beyond to make our day the best of our lives. Rick was amazing and made us both feel relaxed as he had everything under control. Thank you so much The Darenth. You guys gave us the perfect day!!
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    Jamie Married on 24/05/2019
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    So perfect

    Thank you making our day so perfect, it was everything we wanted.

    Lots of love

    Jamie & Paige
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    Carmen Married on 04/05/2019
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    A Big Thank You

    We just wanted to say a big thank you to all your staff at the Darenth, we were both looked after. We could not fault the service.

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