The Secret Garden

(16 reviews) 16 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, canapés, 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 (16)

Thank You!
Venue Service

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 :)

Absolutely Blown Away!
Venue Service

By Hannah Rivett, on 03 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Jul 2018

I just want to say I was absolutely blown away with how you put the wedding together exactly how I envisaged. We really enjoyed our day the service the food was spot on we will be by very soon! All my family said what a stunning location and how tasty the food was.

An Absolute Dream!
Venue Service

By Gemma Lofts, on 27 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Mar 2018

Firstly, thank you SO MUCH for making our wedding day the most amazing day ever!! Everyone says they had a wonderful time, especially Sam and I and we can't take any credit for that at all, it was all you and everyone there at the secret garden. We are so chuffed that we chose the venue, the day was just perfect for us!

The day was amazing!
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By Sean Hollands, on 19 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2017

We recently had our wedding at the Secret Garden in August. The day was amazing and the venue did everything we asked of them and more. Our meetings throughout the planning were so helpful and kept us on track. All the staff were friendly and made sure we had the best day. The venue handled our food and did us a spectacular cake as well. We are so happy we had our wedding at this venue, they made the whole process so much easier for us and gave us a wonderful day. Thank you to all the staff at the venue, you made the day run so smoothly and kept the party going right till the very end. Thank you for being our dream venue. Lisa and Sean

It was perfect
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By Katie Lazaro, on 19 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

12th August we got married at the Secret Garden. It was perfect. From the glorious garden, the beautiful Coach House and Glass House, to the delicious food - the Secret Garden provided us with our dream wedding and perfect start to married life. During the planning and organising, we were living in a different country and dealing with a severe illness that required multiple hospitalisations. The events team were wonderful in handling this difficult situation; regular communication via email and Skype, they were very understanding and flexible. I cannot praise or thank the staff enough. It was truly the perfect day.

Couldnt recommend it highly enough!
Venue Service

By Heidi Turner, on 19 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2017

We got married at The Secret Garden last month and knew from our first visit that we'd found the perfect place! Absolutely stunning venue with the most lovely staff, who couldn't have done more to help - from the planning right through to the day itself. We felt so reassured at all our pre-wedding meetings and knew that everything would be taken care of on the day, leaving us to enjoy the time with our friends and family. A huge thank you again to all the staff for making our day so special and helping everything to run so smoothly. We are so glad we chose to get married at Secret Garden and couldn't recommend it highly enough! Heidi and Laurence x

Amazing Place
Venue Service

By Vicky Bowler, on 05 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 23 Sep 2016

We had the joy of holding our wedding here on 23/9/16 . Such an amazing place , fabulous staff very attentive couldn't have asked for more . The children could go off and play as there was games laid on for them. The whole day was very relaxing and we felt that was down to the secure feeling you get from the secret garden . Can't wait to come back on our first anniversary to talk about memories we made that day .

Stunning Venue!
Venue Service

By Nicola Harris, on 14 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 05 Sep 2016

We had our wedding here on 05/09/16 the whole day was amazing from start to finish. The venue is stunning and the staff were all fantastic! All our guests said they had a fab time and we're blown away with the Secret Garden venue and the food. We can't thank you all enough for making our special day awesome! See you all very soon from Mr and Mrs Harris xxx

Just Beautiful
Venue Service

By Tori Banks, on 15 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 01 Sep 2016

This venue was just beautiful. We had our wedding here and the staff were so accommodating. They made our wedding everything we wanted it to be and did all of the hard work for us. It was so beautiful I can't recommend them enough. Thank you guys

Amazing Wedding
Venue Service

By Naomi Stear, on 14 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2016

I don't know where to begin....I had my wedding at Secret Garden and the venue was just superb better than i ever imagined it would be. The gardens were immaculate the coach house beautiful and the staff were amazing they made our day go without any problems so friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and the bar flowed. All our guests complimented how beautiful the venue was. It literally was a perfect day for us. I would advise anyone to have their wedding here I can't compliment it enough. The whole process of planning our wedding here was made so simple and easy thanks to the wedding coordinators. Thank you so much from everything. Perfect venue with amazing staff and amazing food.

Absolutely Perfect
Venue Service

By Jen Arnett, on 14 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 22 Aug 2016

My husband and I got married here yesterday, and it was absolutely perfect! Rachel and the team were attentive and responsive to our needs, and nothing was too much trouble. We had a 2 course afternoon tea during the day, and a bbq in the evening. They even made sausage meat without sulphites for my husband as he has an allergy! Thank you so much to everyone at the secret garden for making our day perfect!

The Most Amazing Day
Venue Service

By Ben Lloyd, on 05 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 02 Aug 2016

We just wanted to send a small message to thank you all for the work that went in to our wedding on 2nd August this year. Right from the start you made the planning of the day really simple and fun. Even though we could be very indecisive at times, you were so patient with us, at a time that we found was really quite hectic. You allowed us to make the day exactly as we'd hoped it would be. We really appreciate all the work that Rachel and Stephanie put into the preparations for the day. The actual day ran so smoothly. There was nothing for us to worry about as the team handled everything for us. Everyone working that day was incredible and we had comments from so many people about how good the staff was throughout the day. I think that everyone who came to the wedding commented on how lovely the venue is. As we have already said, all of the staff that day were a real credit to the Secret Garden. We really did appreciate Rachel bringing us a plate of food while we were having a few photos taken at the beginning of the day. Also, Sully made sure I had a more appropriate drink in my hand for my speech. We were kept informed of where we needed to make some time back after dinner, but never felt rushed or pushed to move. We had the most amazing day and we are so grateful to you all for all of the work that went into it, thank you so much.

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