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#1

Tower House Canterbury

Tower House Westgate Gardens Canterbury, CT1 2DB, Kent, Kent
Tower House is nestled in the middle of the beautifully landscaped Westgate Gardens.

Create your perfect day in our intimate and sophisticated venue, offering a touch of originality and a sense of grandeur.


Our aim is to provide a bespoke, personal and professional service, making every occasion memorable.
#2

Tower House

1 Westgate Gardens, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DB, Canterbury, Kent
£1295
Up to 75 guests
Weddings and civil ceremonies

Create your perfect day in our intimate and sophisticated venue, offering a touch of originality and a sense of grandeur. Tower House is fully licensed to host your wedding, civil ceremony or reception for up to 70 people.


With its traditional features, grand staircase, snug areas, chandelier lighting and abundance of natural light, it is a wonderful setting for an intimate wedding.


The terrace allows you and your guests to enjoy a glass of bubbly in a beautiful riverside location, while providing photo opportunities and space for children to run around and play.


Whether you prefer a champagne reception on the terrace with stunning views of the gardens, or want to relax inside our beautifully designed venue, each space can be adapted specially for you.


With a choice of rooms or exclusive use of the whole venue, we can accommodate all your friends and family.


• Historic venue in the heart of Canterbury with contemporary 21st century style

• Elegant and exclusive with excellent service

• Exclusive use of the venue on your special day

• Stunning sculpted flower and shrub gardens, perfect for photography

• Plenty of amazing photo opportunities

• Ability to host your ceremony and reception under one roof
#3

House of Agnes

71 St Dunstans Street, Canterbury, ,, CT2 8BN, Kent, Kent
The House of Agnes was a travellers inn as far back as the 13th Century, and is so named as it was the home of Agnes Wickfield in Charles Dickens’ story David Copperfield. Several passages in the book describe aspects of both the exterior and interior of our historic building.

In 1934 famous American MGM movie producer David O. Selznick (Gone with the Wind) and director George Cukor (Director, Gone with the Wind) visited this house to be sure of originality when filming the first ever Hollywood movie of David Copperfield. They were photographed in front of our door (below). MGM even filmed the exterior of Canterbury Cathedral which appears in the film for less than a minute!
#4

ABode Canterbury

30-33 High St, CT1 2RX, Canterbury, Kent
Up to 100 guests
A stylish boutique hotel in the centre of a historic city, ABode Canterbury is rich in medieval character, yet contemporary in style and luxurious in finish, creating a truly memorable venue for your dream wedding. For your wedding ceremony, the County Room is fully licensed for civil marriages whilst our city centre location places us just a short stroll from Canterbury Cathedral. Our spectacular County Room, with high elegant ceilings, grand chandelier, dance floor and private bar is the perfect venue for your wedding breakfast. Enjoy an indulgent sit-down meal for up to 100 guests, or a lavish evening reception for up to 150 guests. Our dedicated events team are here to help make your wedding day special, and will be on hand throughout the entire planning process. Choose from one of our inclusive packages or work with your wedding co-ordinator to create a bespoke package to meet your needs and dreams.
#5

Howfield Manor

Howfield Manor Hotel Chartham Hatch,, CT4 7HQ, Canterbury, Kent
Howfield Manor Hotel

The Old Well Restaurant

Offering quality accommodation near Canterbury, come and relax and unwind in one of our 15 Bedrooms. Set in lovely gardens, Howfield Manor, offers a range of facilities,including free parking, 24 hour reception, free wifiand flat screen televisions. With the original Building dating to 1181, Howfield is ideal for exploring Canterburyand its Cathedral and the East Kent Coast. Close to Dover, Folkestone and the Channel Tunnel and near to Whitstable, Sandwich, Hythe and Deal. Walk into Canterbury along the Stour Valley or join the nearby Pilgrims Way, whether itsbusiness or pleasure, Howfield is ideal to explore the Garden of England, with its wealth of countryside, coasts and Castles.
#6

Charlton Park

Charlton Place, Charlton Park, Bishopsbourne, CT4 5JA, Canterbury, Kent
£3000 
Charlton Park is a wonderful venue for your Wedding, Private Party or any other type of private function or celebration.

An initial consultation of up to 2 hours with 2 subsequent meetings before the event is inclusive in the fee to ensure all aspects of your day are covered and well planned for.


For marriage celebrations this includes a Wedding Advisory Service.
#7

Mount Ephraim Gardens

Mount Ephraim Gardens, Staplestreet Road Hernhill, , Kent,, ME13 9TX, Faversham, Kent
Mount Ephraim Country House and Gardens is a privately owned family home offering a unique, classically romantic venue for your wedding. From the spectacular views of the gardens and estate, to the elegant sweeping staircase leading into the main hall, we can offer you a memorable experience to make your big day extra special.

Only an hour away from London, we are a very short drive from Canterbury, Faversham, Sittingbourne and Whitstable and offer something unlike anything else in the area.


We can accommodate ceremonies of up to 110 people in the house or garden. For a reception in the house we offer wedding breakfasts for up to 110, with room for a total of 175 evening guests. For a marquee reception in our beautiful gardens we can accommodate over 250 guests.


We also offer a spectacular Wedding Suite plus four additional guest rooms so you and your select guests can wake up to the stunning views and setting, and enjoy breakfast in the manor house. From March 2019 our new Garden Wing, sleeping 12, will be available for private hire for wedding parties so your wedding party, family or guests can enjoy exclusive hire of the house and celebrate your wedding in style.
#8

Marleybrook House

Stourmouth Road, Preston, Canterbury, CT3 1HP, Kent, Kent
£5600
Up to 200 guests
Marleybrook House is an immaculately presented seventeenth century 'chocolate box' thatched farmhouse full of unique character, history and old world charm. Former home to the legendary international singer, actress and cabaret star Eartha Kitt, Marleybrook House is in a secluded location, offering total privacy and exclusivity, yet just seven miles from the city of Canterbury. The five acres of landscaped gardens, paddocks and woodland provide the perfect setting for a quintessential English Country Wedding.

Marriage ceremonies are licensed on these premises. We offer a choice of four areas; the formal Walled Garden, the open Gladed Lawn, the Oak Framed Barn and the Grand Marquee. You and your guests are invited to explore the grounds of this exclusive venue before entering the Grand Marquee or Oak Framed Barn for your wedding breakfast and evening reception where the finishings and accessories are of the finest quality. Our country-style snug lounge and bar conveniently adjoins the marquee offering guests further space and comfort to relax and enjoy this wonderful venue for all its character. Also adjoining the marquee is our contemporary, decked and covered barbecue area with specimen trees and lush hedging.


Marleybrook House is perfect for weddings all year round providing the prettiest 'picture postcard' backdrop throughout the changing seasons. Experience the nostalgia of the many quirky features in abundance here including our authentic Vintage Fayre with Victorian Swing Boats and traditional side stalls, original haywain, gypsy caravan, vintage tractor, age-old carts, butchers bike, red telephone box and much more!


Finish the evening in style and stay in Marleybrook's traditionally renovated Showman's Carriage that is based on the pullman style carriages currently used on the Orient Express. Alternative accommodation includes our Luxurious Bridal Suite, complete with hot tub on the terrace, offering sumptuous accommodation to enjoy at your leisure. This can also accommodate up to six persons making it the ideal place for a pre wedding get together or simply a space for you to get ready on the day.

We pride ourselves in delivering a first class service of the highest standard. As part of this service, you will have a personal Wedding Coordinator who will be on hand throughout the entire planning process leading up to, and on, the day of your wedding thus ensuring this special day is managed seamlessly. We very much look forward to welcoming you to this unique and magical venue.
#9

Knowlton Court

Knowlton Court, Knowlton,, CT3 1PT, Canterbury, Kent
Knowlton is a much-loved family home within a stunning and extensive country estate of over 1,900 acres nestled in the heart of Kent, the Garden of England.

Whether you are looking for a venue for a family celebration or luxury wedding, or a holiday or idyllic short-break in one of our delightful holiday cottages, Knowlton is the perfect place, for any occasion.
#10

Hempstead House

London Road, Bapchild, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME99 9PP, Sittingbourne, Kent
£80
Up to 60 guests
Hempstead House is a Victorian country house, spa hotel and restaurant. Located in the beautiful Kent countryside, the house is surrounded by four acres of perfectly manicured gardens and sweeping lawns. The grounds offer countless backdrops for your wedding photographs, including the pretty lily pond, thatched summer house, courtyard, stone fountain and swimming pool garden.

Our stylish reception rooms are bright and spacious and our floodlit terraces are ideal for a drinks reception. The Heritage Suite is accessed through the grand entrance and is licensed for civil ceremonies, seating up to 150. We have a licensed Roman style gazebo and our beautiful drawing room. We also have a range of smaller dining rooms for a more intimate reception.


Our luxurious bedrooms are all individually designed and we offer three honeymoon suites. You and your guests can relax after a full day of celebrations and will be able to make use of our fantastic facilities including our fitness suite with three swimming pools, sauna, steam rooms and gym. Our spa has five treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure area, and a relaxation room.


Choose your wedding breakfast from our extensive award-winning menu. Our chefs will prepare fresh and delicious food which will be served by our warm and friendly staff. You will be looked after by our dedicated wedding coordinator and we will even provide you with a Master of Ceremonies to take care of the running on the day.


• Private Victorian Country House Spa Hotel and restaurant set within 4 acres of beautiful gardens

• Luxury en-suite bedrooms including three stunning honeymoon suites

• Award winning cuisine with dishes made from fresh local produce

• Dedicated wedding coordinator

• Licensed function suite for ceremonies with up to 150 guests

• Private rooms for smaller groups
#11

St. Augustine's Priory

Priory Road, Bilsington, Ashford, Kent, TN25 7AU, Ashford, Surrey
Up to 150 guests
St Augustine’s Priory is a superb example of a turn of the century, Arts and Crafts building, set in 13 acres of stunning grounds, including meadows, orchards and fields.

The grounds, school Hall, refectories, IT suites and classrooms are available to let outside term-time and at weekends for hospitality or corporate events, parties, film shoots or similar requirements. Catering and marquees can be provided.


We also hire out rooms for children’s parties after school and on Saturday mornings.


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies in the Grand Hall, Edwardian Drawing Room, or garden Gazebo

• Experienced wedding co-ordinators on hand

• Professional team of in-house caterers and WE DO NOT CHARGE CORKAGE

• Set within Kent’s countryside with over 7 acres of beautiful gardens

• Exclusively yours for the day

• Parking for up to 100 cars
#12

Chilston Park

Chilston ParkBoughton Rd, Sandway,, ME17 2BE, Maidstone, Kent
#13

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Chatham Historic, Dockyard Trust, The Sail & Colour Loft The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TW, Chatham, Kent
£6500
Up to 300 guests
At The Historic Dockyard Chatham you are not just “hiring a venue”, you are buying into a complete and unforgettable experience set within a place that is quite simply like no other.

Sitting at the heart of this wonderful place is Commissioner’s House (1704), the most intact naval building from the age of sail and a truly stunning location. All weddings are bespoke, from an intimate wedding in one of the private dining rooms, to a wedding breakfast for 120 people in the garden marquee. Some choose the House’s garden bar room to host their wedding cocktail hour or the romantic 17thcentury terraced gardens as the backdrop for their wedding photos capturing their perfect day.


But we’re not just about a beautiful Georgian house, we offer so much more - with wedding ceremonies on the magnificent Victorian 3-masted sloop HMS Gannet (1878) to evening parties held in our brand new ‘Commands of the Oceans Mess Deck’. We offer experiences that no other venue can match.


The special touches we provide with each wedding means no two are the same. Immaculate detail and pure care come across as you and your partner venture into the future.


• Unique historic maritime heritage estate

• Venues include Commissioner’s House (1704) - Britain's oldest intact naval building and; HMS Gannet (1878) the last remaining sloop of Queen Victoria’s Royal Navy

• Personalised service

• Incredible backdrops for wedding photos

• Dedicated wedding planner
#14

The Lawn

Hall Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1PL, Rochford, Essex
£3000
Up to 200 guests
As a wedding venue, The Lawn is special. Our wedding parties enjoy exclusive use of the venue from 9.30 in the morning through to midnight, including two spacious rooms in which to change, prepare and then relax after the wedding.

With its magnificent manor house and beautiful grounds combined with the unparalleled (yet not over-bearing) levels of service enjoyed by all our clients and their guests, The Lawn has earned a reputation for excellence that is second to no other wedding venue in Essex.


As a Family run business, we have worked hard and invested heavily in making The Lawn one of the very best wedding venues in Essex. Whether you prefer to have a civil ceremony in the comfortable splendour of the manor house itself, or marry in a church and enjoy your wedding reception and ‘after-party’ at The Lawn, we ensure that you have a wedding day to remember – for all the right reasons!


Your wedding day is special and we appreciate that every wedding is unique. We are not pushy and do not promote nor try to apply wedding packages but rather prefer to tailor the requirements to our clients’ own particular needs – all at a price that virtually everyone finds surprisingly affordable with a clear and stated policy of ‘no hidden extras.’
#15

The Gallivant

New Lydd Road, Camber, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7RB, Rye, East Sussex
£95
Up to 200 guests
Set behind the sand dunes of Camber sands weddings at the Gallivant are relaxed, beautiful and delicious. And nearly always on an exclusive basis so the hotel is yours entirely.

One of the five best UK wedding venues


We host weddings throughout the year. In the warmer months we enjoy the beauty and space of the beautiful beach in front of us with weddings naturally flowing between the beach and our beach styled marquee.


In the cooler months the open log fire in the New England Room and the heated marquee creates a beautiful Scandinavian themed environment that is both beautiful and relaxing.
#16

Brickwall House

Northiam, Rye East, Sussex, TN31 6NL, Rye, East Sussex
£4000
Up to 200 guests
Set amongst an historic garden in an a 60-acre estate, this impressive Grade II listed Jacobean Manor House, with its comfortably furnished 17th and 18th century interiors is truly wonderful to behold, both inside and out.

Here deep in rural East Sussex, you will discover all the character of a grand country house, combined with all the modern facilities to ensure a flawless occasion.


The venue is managed by award-winning wedding planning experts Nova Wedding Planning so you can be sure everything will run smoothly on your special day.


During term-time Brickwall House is a Dyslexia school so weddings are only held during the summer holidays. We also only every have one wedding a day to ensure you have an exclusive experience.


Ceremonies


There are a number of choices when it comes to having your ceremony at Brickwall House, making this a very flexible venue. You can choose either to marry in a civil ceremony in our drawing room, with space for 80 comfortably, or with 120 (80 inside and 40 in the courtyard). Alternatively, it's also possible to marry in a symbolic ceremony on one of our lawns or next to the topiary garden looking out onto the beautiful deer park which can both accommodate up to 200 seated.


Within walking distance of the venue is also beautiful St Mary's Church in Northiam, where it is possible to have a religious Church of England ceremony for up to 150 guests. However, you need to have a qualifying connection with the church in order to marry here.


The ideal setting for a wedding, the gardens at Brickwall House are a veritable treasure.


To the front of the property the driveway is bordered by perfectly manicured lawns whilst to the rear of the manor house are the formal gardens where the beds are planted with over a hundred variety of plant species, providing an array of colour throughout the year.


The walled garden with its topiary of yew chess pieces on a chess board is delightfully enchanting, beyond this is the Deer Park and chestnut avenue.


All of these spaces offer a cornucopia of photo opportunities and the perfect backdrop to your special day.


• Exclusive-Use Venue with a variety of ceremony options

• Grade II listed Jacobean Manor House

• Meticulously manicured lawns within a stunning 60-acre estate

• Bring in your own alcohol for the daytime with no corkage

• Award-winning wedding planning experts on hand

• 23 bedrooms on site to accommodate your guests
#17

Cromwell Manor

Pitsea Hall Ln,, SS16 4UH, Basildon, Essex
Our beautiful and historical venue has 3 beautiful rooms to choose from to hold your wedding ceremony in. Our ground floor ceremony room with oak beams, fireplace and bay window seats up to 40 guests for a more intimate day.

Upstairs we have a further 2 rooms licensed to hold ceremonies, I mirror’s the ground floor in size and décor whilst our large modern ceremony room decorated in neutral tones can accommodate up to 100 guests.


The wedding breakfast takes place in our main reception room which, complete with a large bar, can seat up to 100 guests.


For larger wedding breakfasts, we have a marquee in the grounds which can seat up to 170 guests.


Located on our first floor we have a beautiful and tranquil room with facilities such as a private toilet, make up table, desk, chair and a sofa area, with lunch and afternoon tea packages available, the bride and her party have everything they need to prep for the big day ahead.Our beautiful and historical venue has 3 beautiful rooms to choose from to hold your wedding ceremony in. Our ground floor ceremony room with oak beams, fireplace and bay window seats up to 40 guests for a more intimate day.


Upstairs we have a further 2 rooms licensed to hold ceremonies, I mirror’s the ground floor in size and décor whilst our large modern ceremony room decorated in neutral tones can accommodate up to 100 guests.


The wedding breakfast takes place in our main reception room which, complete with a large bar, can seat up to 100 guests.


For larger wedding breakfasts, we have a marquee in the grounds which can seat up to 170 guests.


Located on our first floor we have a beautiful and tranquil room with facilities such as a private toilet, make up table, desk, chair and a sofa area, with lunch and afternoon tea packages available, the bride and her party have everything they need to prep for the big day ahead.
#18

The Old Rectory

Harold Road, Hastings, TN35 5ND, East Sussex, East Sussex
A boutique hotel for grown ups, we aim to provide you with a warm welcome, coupled with a thoughtful and friendly service.

From the use of fabulous locally sourced produce for our breakfasts, to also providing a venue to showcase the work of local Hastings and St. Leonards artists and designers, we actively work to promote the best of everything Hastings and hope you will fall in love with it, as we did.


Both the house and our garden terrace are licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and weddings. Within our stunning garden we can accommodate up to eighty guests for your celebration using a ‘capri’ marquee, or for a more intimate celebration, up to forty guests can relax and use the house to enjoy their day.


Whether it’s a gourmet barbecue for eighty, an elegant formal four course wedding breakfast for twenty or a posh picnic with Pimms on our lawn; we will be happy to personally work through the process with you.
#19

The Powder Mills

Powdermill Lane, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0SP, Battle, East Sussex
Up to 200 guests
Nestling in 150 acres of magnificent Sussex countryside, The PowderMills Hotel is a stunning location for your wedding. The elegant Georgian house and beautiful grounds provide a relaxed and friendly setting to say “I do”.

Our experienced and dedicated Wedding co-ordinator is on hand throughout to offer advice and guidance, to alleviate any worries you may have and to ensure your day is truly magical. You are assured of excellent service, exciting menus tailored to your requirements and attentive staff.


The PowderMills is a suitable venue for weddings at any time of year – with log fires to welcome you and your guests on a cold winter’s day and stunning lakeside views for your drinks reception on a glorious summer day.


The impressive selection of purpose built function suites can be easily adapted to your personal needs. The Pavilion Suite, located by the poolside, is suitable for large weddings and our new Cloisters Suite caters for the smaller wedding reception and has a secluded spot overlooking the hotel.


The wedding packages have been specifically designed to guide you through the day, but at the same time are flexible enough to accommodate your individual needs. From an intimate gathering to an elegant reception for up to 250 guests, you will find everything you need.


The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies, civil partnerships, naming ceremonies and the renewal of vows. Our Lake House which overlooks the lake and is licensed for weddings outside.


Booking your wedding at The PowderMills Hotel will assure you of a truly memorable day in one of the finest locations in the South East.


• Romantic wedding venue in East Sussex surrounded by 150 acres of beautiful parkland, lakes and gardens

• Licensed for civil ceremonies both inside and out

• From small, intimate celebrations to large weddings up to 250

• 49 luxury bedrooms and Bridal Suite – exclusive use available

• Award winning chef and outstanding service

• Your dream country house wedding
#20

The Warren Estate Weddings

The Warren Estate Woodham Walter,, CM9 6RW, Maldon, Essex
Setting the scene for your special day is our spectacular driveway, meandering towards The Rose Barn through ancient parkland. The venue nestles in a gentle and peaceful valley, with first sight for your guests being our manicured lawns and stunning borders with climbing roses. As an outside setting for spring and summer weddings The Warren Estate is unique.

Our highly trained Chefs are passionate about what they do, offering an extensive choice of delicious options for canapes, wedding breakfast and evening food. We aim to exceed your guest’s expectations, with beautiful presentation, generous portions and exquisite flavours.

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