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On since 2021

Last update: January 2024

Boutique wedding venue located in the centre of historic Rochester, Kent. A fantastic newly developed property with warm welcoming public spaces and sumptious bedrooms.

As a wedding venue in Kent it has amazing transport links to London, a quick 35 minute train journey and you and your guests will be transported to an exclusive use luxury wedding venue that reflects the best in design and comfort.

With civil ceremonies taking place in our garden tipi, we also can accommodate up to 70 for a sit down wedding breakfast in our brand new garden restaurant. The venue is small and intimate but with plenty of nooks and crannies to delight you and your guests.

We have ample garden space, and are within a 2-5 minute walk of historic Rochester Castle & Cathedral - not to mention adjacent to the beautiful Vines park for those of you wishing for the most unique and creative photos of your day.

We have a room set aside for you to get ready in on the morning of your wedding, and with a full complement of fantastic in house chefs we will ensure you and your guests are delighted by the freshly cooked food all day.

For peace of mind you can rest assured we will organise your day to perfection, our experienced wedding coordinators from sister venue Cooling Castle Barn will be on hand 7 days a week to guide and advise you from the moment you book all the way through until your day with us.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Marquees and tents

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
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Reviews for The Vines of Rochester

4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
6 reviews
93% recommend it
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value for money
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
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Graham Sent on 04/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Flocking Fabulous Flamingo Festival Wedding!

From the initial visit to The Vines, we knew it was the perfect venue for us. The staff team were always on hand to help with any queries or logistical issues we had, answering all of our questions and the online portal was so easy to use. The pricing is clearly laid out and there aren't any hidden or added on costs later on. We mainly dealt with Holly on the lead up to the wedding, and Becky and Will on the day. They were all so helpful and supportive. They took care of a last minute crisis when the lady bringing our dog to be the ring bearer ended up stuck in traffic. Without us even knowing, they sent someone to go and help bring them to the venue on time. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The drinks...good luck deciding what package you want as they are all so delicious. We opted for the festival wedding which was so laid back, but still organised. The food was so good and the evening buffet was lovely. The DJ included liaised with us on the lead up to the wedding and worked with us to put together an idea of what we wanted and what would get people dancing, which worked perfectly. The rooms....there are so many to choose from to be your wedding suite. We opted for a garden room. We gave the others to guests travelling to the wedding and all of the rooms are so beautiful in their own unique way. Becky and Will were on hand all of our wedding day for us and our guests and anything we needed was taken care of without a fuss. The morning after we all had breakfast with our guests that stayed over and that was such a lovely extra touch to add to the wedding. Even the timings that the planners work out mean there are non rushed transitions of moving your items out and the next wedding bringing items in; you barely notice. Being able to store items there a few days before is a huge help! Also in the lead up to the wedding they invited us to a supper evening where we got to enjoy some of the lovely food on offer. In the portal there is also a section for selling and buying wedding items which is very helpful and convenient.
Honestly we couldnt have been happier with our choice of venue and have recommended it to friends that have since gotten engaged. Amazing venue and team x
Alex T. Sent on 05/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue - excellent service

We instantly fell in love with The Vines, it was the perfect venue for us and we loved having a relaxed festival style wedding meaning we had more time to mingle with our guests. The wedding coordinators were friendly, accommodating and professional. We were in such good hands and were made to feel so special. It really was the best day. Thank you so much, Alex & Tom.
Claire Sent on 29/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding day imaginable

We were lucky enough to have held our wedding day at The Vines on 4th November 2023. From start to finish, the whole process was such a breeze. Their communication was always so speedy and thorough (which is what any bride wants). There were never too many small or big questions I could ask them, as they were always so happy to help. It was honestly such a stress free experience for us and they went above and beyond. I cannot thank them enough for everything. The venue, the rooms, the food, the staff… all faultless! We chose the ‘festival’ style wedding to suit us and our guests and we still have guests commenting now on what a fabulous day and experience it was. It was very different from any wedding we had attended, in the best way possible. If my husband would let me do it all again tomorrow, I would!
Philippa N. Sent on 19/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

We had a wonderful day with our friends and family. The venue is beautiful. Such amazing photo opportunities at the venue but also in Rochester with the castle and cathedral. everyone said how lovely it is. All the wedding co-ordinaters were wonderful, any problem or question was always dealt with promptly and professionally. Our venue will always have brilliant memories of our day.
Dee W. Sent on 22/09/2023
3 out of 5 rating

Great venue / service could be better

Venue is absolutely stunning.
Staff on the day were good & couldn’t do more.
Was sold on the basis we’d have a wedding portal to help us throughout - this is only for a traditional wedding. If having a festival wedding there is nothing.
Personally I felt alone & wasn’t confident until the meeting 8weeks before to go through plans for the day- I felt if anything was not ok it was late to make amendments.
As a second wedding I knew what I wanted but was chilled, however for some this may not be a good experience.

On the day - we had pre arranged a tab with conditions, thus didn’t seem to be adhered too. I had several decorations go missing & I got no response.

We received no contact after the wedding to ask for feedback or to ask if everything was ok
Robyn Sent on 08/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We had the best day celebrating our wedding at The Vines!

We had our wedding here recently and wow what a venue! It’s such a pretty venue and so many of our guests commented on how lovely it is. It has amazing locations for photos, in the sunshine and rain! And we had a mixture of both on our day. But the best thing about the Vines has to be the team that work there. They couldn’t do enough for you. They made everything seem effortless, they were so kind and accommodating and we are so pleased we chose the Vines as our wedding venue. From Becky our duty manager on the day - who was absolutely fabulous and couldn’t have done more for us - to the bar staff, waiting staff, DJ and just everyone we encountered - they were all fabulous. Thank you so much!
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