A Wedding at The Secret Garden in Ashford, Kent

Nestled in the outskirts of Ashford lies a hidden gem known as The Secret Garden. This enchanting wedding venue in Kent is a dreamy escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, making it the ideal setting for an intimate wedding affair.

As a wedding photographer in Kent and one of their recommended suppliers, I love everything about this venue. The stunning gardens, charming gazebo, relaxed ambience and delicious food – The Secret Garden exudes a sense of romance, creating the perfect backdrop for a beautiful wedding.

In this blog post, I will take you on a journey through a wedding at The Secret Garden in Ashford, Kent. 

The Secret Garden in Ashford, Kent

Unique Venue Within a Walled Garden

As you step into The Secret Garden in Ashford, Kent, you will are treated to a sense of tranquillity.

This unique wedding venue is nestled within a walled garden, creating a feeling of seclusion. The surrounding walls not only add a touch of charm and character to the venue, but they also provide privacy and exclusivity for your day.

The walled garden itself is a sight to behold, with its lush greenery, blooming flowers, and winding pathways. It feels like a hidden oasis tucked away from the outside world.

The couple kissing outside of the The Secret Garden in Ashford, Kent during their portrait shots

Grounds with Different Areas of the Garden

Take a stroll through the winding pathways and discover hidden nooks and crannies, perfect for quiet moments and stolen kisses – every part of the garden offers a different feel.

From the gazebo for a magical outdoor ceremony to the flower meadow, to the willow arch and the formal garden. With so many options to choose from, you can truly customise your wedding experience and create memories in every corner of The Secret Garden.

No matter which area of the garden you choose, you can be sure that it will provide a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding gallery. 

Lovely Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast Spaces

All the ceremony spaces at The Secret Garden in Ashford, Kent are beautiful.

The chapel is licenced for ceremonies with up to 90 guests and leads onto the gorgeous cobbled courtyard. Meanwhile, The Glass House can accommodate up to 50 guests for ceremonies and 24 people for seated dining. This vintage glass greenhouse provides a completely unique and personal setting for intimate weddings.

The final outdoor ceremony location at the venue is the gazebo in the centre walled gardens where you can say your ‘I do’s’ in a serene english country garden setting.

For your wedding breakfast, you and up to 90 guests can dine on a three-course meal in the Main Coach House. This structure once housed the estate’s carriages and horses but is turned around in the evening for you to be able to dance the night away.

Versatile for Smaller and Bigger Weddings

If you’re planning a wedding and struggling to find a venue that can accommodate both small and large parties, then The Secret Garden in Ashford, Kent has your back.

This venue can lend itself to big weddings with room for many but is not so big that small intimate weddings get lost. The separation of the gardens into smaller areas keeps that feeling of cosiness.

The Secret Garden offers a stunning space that can be adapted to suit your needs and the team at can work with you to create the perfect setup.

A Brilliant Team and Coordinators

When it comes to planning your wedding, having a brilliant team of coordinators by your side can make all the difference. 

They have a talented and experienced team that will look after you from the moment you meet them until you leave as a married couple.

While they specialise in all-inclusive packages that include everything you’ll need for the day – from complimentary Garden Games for guests to enjoy and easels for your table plans to linen, crockery, and toasts drinks – they also understand that every wedding is personal to you as a couple, so they want to help you plan your day exactly how you envision it. 

Stunning Food and Cocktail List

When it comes to planning your wedding, one of the most important aspects is undoubtedly the food and drinks – you can’t enjoy the day on an empty stomach, right?

At The Secret Garden in Ashford, Kent, you can expect nothing short of culinary excellence as the venue boasts a stunning food and cocktail list that is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates.

This venue has built a reputation for providing excellent locally sourced food.

Their wedding packages include a three-course A la Carte menu, a Kentish BBQ, a Feasting Menu, or Afternoon Tea. Evening food that truly has something for everyone, such as wood-fired pizzas, gas-pan paella, grazing tables, and many more.

Their chefs work exclusively for them, and their time and dedication to creating creative and delicious menus and dishes shine through!

Feels Private and Secluded

When you choose The Secret Garden as your wedding venue, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into your own private oasis.

The venue’s unique location within a walled garden creates a sense of seclusion and intimacy that is truly unmatched. Surrounded by the beauty of the gardens, you and your guests will feel completely cut off from the outside world.

Enjoy the Atmosphere on a Sunny Afternoon

Imagine being surrounded by the beauty of nature and basking in the warm glow of the sun.

On a sunny afternoon, this enchanting venue truly comes into its own. The gardens and terrace are bathed in golden sunlight, casting a magical glow over the entire space. You can explore the winding pathways hand in hand with your partner, soaking up the beauty of what is around whilst your guests are looked after by the amazing hospitality of the team.

Incredible Photo Opportunities

One of the most memorable aspects of any wedding is capturing the perfect photographs to remember the day you had.

At The Secret Garden in Ashford, Kent, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to incredible photo opportunities – as a wedding photographer my creativity runs wild at this venue! 

There are countless spaces throughout the gardens, including their charming shepherd’s hut. You will never be far from your guests during your portraits here, so you can relax knowing that you will be able to return to the festivities in no time.

Couple just married in Secret Garden Wedding venue
Spring wedding at The Secret Garden wedding venue
Secret Garden Wedding venue at Sunset

Ready to Visit and Explore This Venue?

A wedding at The Secret Garden in Ashford, Kent will not disappoint and that is coming from someone who has explored this venue on multiple occasions. You can relax, know that you will be well looked after, and truly celebrate you
I am delighted to be a recommended supplier at this wedding venue, so if you’re looking for wedding photography in Kent then get in touch today.

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