The Secret Garden

(38 reviews) 38 5
The Court yard Mersham Le Hatch Hythe Road Nr Ashford Kent TN25 6NH
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About The Secret Garden

The Court yard, Mersham Le Hatch
Hythe Road, Nr Ashford
Kent, TN25 6NH

The Secret Garden is a captivating and elegant country wedding venue. Set against the peaceful backdrop of rural Kent, on the beautiful Mersham Le Hatch Estate just off the M20 near Ashford, the Secret Garden is a truly magical place to say ‘I do’.

With five different locations to choose from for your ceremony, Secret Garden really does offer something for everyone. The stunning Gazebo, surrounded by The Wildflower Meadow, Peter Rabbit Orchard and the Flower Cutting Garden is the perfect choice for a Summer ceremony. As is the south facing Terrace, overlooking the walled gardens and apple trees. For the best of both an indoor and outdoor ceremony, you can opt for The Courtyard with its glass canopy roof or the intimate Glass House. Finally, for warm and cosy winter ceremonies The Chapel is a simply gorgeous setting for your vows.

The reception areas include the Victorian coach House, with its wonderful beamed ceiling, French doors that open on to a south facing undercover terrace and views over the gardens. The Glass House, offering smaller vintage weddings with its own private herb garden for alfresco dining.

Secret Garden is renowned for beautiful gardens, award winning cuisine and 1st class service. The team will go above and beyond to make your day totally unique, even providing vintage props, bunting and home grown flowers. To discuss what they can do for you, get in contact with the Secret Garden team today. 

We are able to do viewings of the venue, by appointment on most days so please do not hestiate to contact us to book a viewing

• Secluded Victorian Coach House with Cobbled courtyard and walled gardens which offer a beautiful rural setting which is exclusively yours. • The stunning walled gardens offer the perfect setting for your ceremony, whether you choose the Gazebo, Terrace or Glass House. • The vintage Glass house suitable for smaller weddings and comes with its own private herb garden for alfresco dining. • The lawns offers large spaces with gravel paths, espalier trees and views over the Kitchen Garden. • Award winning food. All produced by our selves, A la carte, Posh picnics, Afternoon teas, BBQs, British tapas, canap├ęs, Cocktails, home made ice creams etc.. • Vintage props, Sparkling fairy lights, Chintzy china, Bunting and large Candle lanterns all available to be used if you wish.

Facilities at The Secret Garden

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

The Secret Garden Reviews (38)

An unfortgrttable day created by her team
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By Jan and Aland Watson, on 02 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Jun 2019

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.

Thank you
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By Hanna and Martyn, on 02 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Jun 2019

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.

Just want to say thank you
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By The Edwards, on 02 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 31 May 2019

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.

Wonderful wedding Day
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By Jo and Robin, on 02 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Apr 2019

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for our wonderful wedding day. All the guests enjoyed the day and the food was delicious. Everything ran seamlessly which meant we could just enjoy our special day.

Really BIG BIG thank you!
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By Gemma and Sam, on 02 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Mar 2019

We wanted to say a really BIG BIG THANKYOU for all your hard work and fantastic organisation during our daughter Gemma and (new son in law). All the guests had a fantastic day and were so complementary about your venue and also how pleasant and hardworking everyone was through out the day. Thank you for all the support and advice you gave to Gemma and Sam leading up to their big day... they cannot speak highly enough of you :) They had the most amazing day and seemed to smile from the first to the last minute of the day. It could not have been a happier or more perfect wedding day.

Thank you
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By Ben and Yvoune, on 02 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Mar 2019

Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Everyone enjoyed the venue and commented how beautiful it is! We truly has the best day!

Making our wedding day perfect!
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By Annabel and Graham, on 02 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Dec 2018

Thank you for making our wedding day perfect! We had the most wonderful day and all the support and hard work you put in really showed!

Thank you for sharing our special day
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By Jennie and Steve, on 02 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2018

We wanted to say a huge thank you to you for everything you did to help organise our perfect day. Also a very big thank you to the whole team at the Secret Garden who could not have been more helpful, professional and awesome. You truly are an amazing venue for the perfect wedding.

A Big Thank you
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By Tim and Linda, on 02 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Oct 2018

A big thank you for providing for providing us with an unforgettable wedding experience on 25th October. The venue looked great, inside and outside. Every single member of staff gave us excellent service; they went the extra mile with smiles on their faces. We also commend both the presentation and fine quality of the food. The whole day could not have gone any smoother. We will visit you again, as you all made "The Secret Garden" a very special place to us.

Thank You!
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By Kirsty Brice, on 03 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2018

David and I would just like to say a massive thank you to you, Kayleigh, Stephanie and the rest of the team for making our wedding on the 12th such a special day. It went so smoothly, everything was as we expected and more. All of our guests commented on how amazing the food was and how friendly the staff were throughout the day, so thank you for all of your hard work :)

Amazing Team
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By Mr and Mrs Collins, on 02 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Sep 2018

Thank you all so much for ensuring our day went smoothly and for looking after us and for all the ongoing support and advice leading up to the big day. We cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you did in creating our vision in the glass house, the food was perfect and our guests loved it. The team went out of their way to make sure we were all looked after and everyone commented on how lovely you are all. Thank you so much for making our day memorable. The Secret Garden will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will be back for more visits.

So Wonderfully Perfect!
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By Rachael Smith, on 05 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

We have wanted to send this through for some time, and with one thing and another, waiting for photos, work other boring things taking over, it has taken this long! A massive and sincere thank you from us both for making our wedding day so wonderfully perfect! :). It was a very special day for us both of course already, and made all the more special by all the staff at the Secret Garden taking such good care of us and all our guests. The tables, garden, music, decorations, flowers, games, ice cream, cake, food, drinks everything was amazing :) Everyone had a really great time, and there was not one thing we would have done differently. All the guys were attentive, considerate, and happy to make sure everything was perfect. I am gushing on I know, but hard to express enough. I have added a few pics from the day, that show how lovely the Secret Garden was, I thought you might like - I think I also sent these through in a separate email by accident - apologies for the random arrival of the last email! thank you again, and I am sure we will see you soon the next time we come for tea and lovely cakes! :) take care and all the best Rachael and Steve xx

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