6 Top Kent Wedding Venues

Dec 2, 2020

Engaged couples in Kent searching for a wedding venue really are spoilt for choice. It isn’t named the Garden of England for nothing and with such gorgeous surroundings  it isn’t surprising that there is a fantastic array of venues of all varieties of sizes, shapes and styles.

From boutique hotel venues to castle venues, DIY outdoor venues to stunning rustic barn venues; you really can find your perfect setting for your Kent Wedding ceremony and reception.

Here are a few of my favourite wedding venues in Kent.

The Bull Hotel, Wrotham

This gorgeous boutique hotel is nestled in the historic village of Wrotham, near Sevenoaks. Couples looking for an intimate, private space to hold their Kent wedding ceremony and reception need not look further than this 600-year old coaching inn. Ceremonies are held in the 14th century Buttery function room or can be held in the courtyard. The hotel has 11 individually decorated bedrooms and the award winning food is amazing.

This one has to be first in the list for me as I am very attached to it. Not only is this is where I got married in 2016 but it is also just a couples of miles from my home so is still one of our favourite destinations on a dog walk. In the summer you can enjoy the lovely outdoor space with a refreshing glass of white or in the winter you can head inside, in front of the fire with a rich glass of red. Perfect.

The front of The Bull Hotel in Wrotham, Kent Wedding venue The Buttery ceremony room dressed for a rustic Kent wedding Bride and Groom having their first kiss in the Buttery at The Bull Hotel Bride and Groom holding hands opposite the Bull Hotel in Kent The Buttery ceremony room dressed for autumnal wedding breakfast reception Bride and Groom laughing together at the doors of The Bull Hotel

The Secret Garden, Ashford

With a choice of stunning, unique and quirky wedding ceremony locations The Secret Garden in Mersham-le-hatch near Ashford would be a fantastic choice of wedding venue in Kent. A former coach house, a gorgeously unique glass house, chapel and gazebo are all spaces for your ceremony. Add that to the beautifully kept gardens and amazing food on offer, its not difficult to see why it made the list of my top 5 wedding venues.

The clocktower at The Secret Garden Wedding venue in Ashford The gazebo in the Secret Garden dressed for an intimate wedding ceremony Rustic chairs dressed for an intimate wedding ceremony at The Secret Garden Bride and Groom smiling as they walk through a tunnel of confetti at The Secret Garden The Glasshouse in The Secret Garden dressed for an intimate afternoon tea wedding breakfast Bride and Groom kissing under an arch of trees

The Wedding of Louise and Jim at The Secret Garden featured in Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. You can read the feature here.

Cooling Castle

You have to book early at the amazing, rustic wedding venue. Ceremonies can be held in the barn or the gazebo in the stunningly kept grounds. They are well practiced at gorgeous weddings, evident from the long wait times to marry here.

Gate house of Cooling Castle, Kent Wedding venue Bride being walked down the aisle to the gazebo in the garden of Cooling Castle Bride and Groom being showered with confetti after their Kent Wedding ceremony Cooling Castle Barn dressed for a wedding breakfast

The Oak Barn, Frame Farm

The Oak Barn is a Kent wedding venue with charm and rustic elegance. Only recently converted into this stunning space, the attention to detail and finish of the conversion makes it a perfect venue for a rustic feel but with modern comfort and standard of finish. You can find my blog all about this gorgeous Kent Wedding venue here

The drive leading to the Oak Barn on Frame Farm The ceremony area at The Oak Barn dressed for a wedding with stunning florals Bride and Groom kissing during ceremony at The Oak Barn, Frame Farm Bride laying on Groom on sofa with stunning floral details at The Oak Barn Bride and Groom hugging during portraits on a wooden jetty Groom leads Bride up a grassy hill with the Oak Barn Wedding venue in the background

The Winding House

A stunning, unique, spacious, light venue for a Kent Wedding. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside, the venue, a former victorian coal mining building, is secluded and private. With its neutral decoration and high open spaces, it feels contemporary whilst still keeping hold of its industrial past. You can find my blog all about this venue here

Allington Castle

Arguably one of Kent’s most exclusive wedding venues, Allington is a hidden gem on the outskirts of Maidstone. A grand but gorgeously romantic setting for a show stopping wedding ceremony and reception.

Allington Castle Kent Wedding venue under a clear blue sky Swan in front of Allington Castle The Great Hall at Allington Castle dressed for an intimate kent wedding Bride and Groom looking at each other smiling happily after their ceremony in the Great Hall Bride and Groom leaving the castle gates at Allington Bride and Groom kissing during their portraits in the grounds of Allington Castle

Planning a wedding in Kent? I am a wedding photographer for couples who want to look but also feel relaxed on their wedding day and not worry about being in front of the camera. Come and take a look at my portfolio here

 

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