The Secret Garden

The Court yard, Ashford (Kent) TN25 6NH Map · Telephone · Website
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About The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is a wedding venue located in Ashford, in the Kent region of England. As a family-owned and -operated business, this establishment is committed to ensuring that your big day is unforgettable. Nestled on the Mersham Le Hatch Estate, the venue offers a picturesque, romantic, and tranquil backdrop for celebrations of love.

Facilities and Capacity

The Secret Garden is available for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. Licensed for ceremonies of up to 90 guests, the Chapel boasts stunning views of the courtyard. Meanwhile, The Glass House can accommodate ceremonies of up to 50 guests and seated dining for 24 people. This vintage glass greenhouse offers an intimate ambience for weddings and a private herb garden for an alfresco meal. The venue’s other outdoor ceremony spaces include the gazebo and terrace, both located in the walled gardens. For your wedding breakfast, you and up to 80 guests can enjoy a three-course meal in the Main Coach House. Once home to the estate’s carriages and horses, this structure was restored in 2006 to provide a warm and whimsical ambience. Through its double doors, you and your guests will find a terrace overlooking the walled Victorian gardens. This space is also suitable for evening receptions of 130 people.

Services Offered

The event staff at this venue are dedicated to producing memorable wedding occasions. With their all-inclusive packages, they provide a wide range of event rental items and services. Before your big day, their team will provide you with planning advice to ensure a stress-free and smooth event. On the big day, they are happy to manage table decoration and room setup for your convenience. The Secret Garden provides a wide range of event rental items, such as linens, tables, Chivari chairs, cake stands, easels, and vintage garden games. They also include the necessary dining equipment such as crockery, cutlery, glasses, and china. As a special touch, you and your guests can even play an assortment of vintage garden games during your event.

Cuisine

The culinary team at this venue works hard to create a wedding meal that leaves a lasting impression. Their wedding packages include your choice of a three-course wedding breakfast, afternoon tea, feasting menu, BBQ, paella feast, or picnic menu. Highlights from the menus include beef bourguignon, chicken supreme, slow-cooked lamb, and seafood paella.

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  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Jan · Married on 17/06/2019

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    An unfortgrttable day created by her team

    We and all our guests could not be more impressed and amazed at the slick professionalism of the service, plus quality of the food and presentation that was provided to make our wedding ceremony and celebrations so perfect.


    Your unique environment complimented by a wonderful staff who could not do enough to ensure every single guest was catered for.

    We loved The Secret Garden from our first visit but expectations were exceeded on every level.

    Thank you for making our wedding day so special in every way.

    Sent on 02/07/2019
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    Hanna · Married on 01/06/2019

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    Thank you

    You made our wedding day the most beautiful and relaxed day that we will always remember, it was just perfect, thank you so much.
    All the staff were so friendly and genuinely happy to be part of our day.

    Sent on 02/07/2019
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    The · Married on 31/05/2019

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    Just want to say thank you

    To you all at the Secret Garden

    Our most sincere appreciation to all the staff for contributing not only professionally to Hayley and Sam's Special Day but also with warmth, good humour and with friendliness from start to finish!

    The food was outstanding and met with all our expectations.

    Sent on 02/07/2019

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The Secret Garden FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    Chapel on Premises
    In the Country
    Pub or Restaurant
    Historic
    Woodland and Festival
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Outdoor License
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Allows Private Catering
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Venue Leisure Facilities:
    Hairdresser
    Beautician
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted
    Changing Room for Guests
    Pets Welcome

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