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With Poptop, you can find a magical stately home for your event without the hassle! We have 185 romantic, elegant and historic stately homes based near Chatham, Kent for you to consider.
#1

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
#2

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
#3

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.
#4

Chilston Park

Chilston ParkBoughton Rd, Sandway,, ME17 2BE, Maidstone, Kent
#5

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.’
#6

The Lana Mia Manor

Berwick Pond Road, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9EL, Rainham, Essex
Up to 300 guests
We are fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnerships (in and outdoors) allowing your guests a chance to relax. The Manor Hotel prides itself on being one of the only venues in Essex licensed to hold ceremonies outside, and have invested in some major improvements to the ceremony area to make it even more special. Set within the beautiful grounds of the hotel, it boasts permanent seating for up to 85 guests and includes a state of the art pa system.

Our function suites, marquee, gardens and terrace offer great versatility depending on the size of your party and its requirements. We offer a choice of wedding packages designed to give you a wonderful day to remember and at great value too.


Couples are able to hold their entire wedding at The Manor making the day far more practical and even more beautiful. We can arrange ceremonies without the reception for a discounted rate on Monday to Thursdays. Smaller weddings for 22 guests and under can be catered for in our private dining suite with an intimate three course meal with close family and friends. Ceremony only packages are available to include celebratory drinks and canapés.


• Licence to hold Civil weddings on site within picturesque gardens

• Package and bespoke deals to suit any requirements arranged with our dedicated wedding coordinator, making the planning an enjoyable journey!

• Picturesque gardens and terrace area exclusive to your wedding day only!

• Stylish on site accommodation for you and your guests!

• Flexible choice of menus devised by our talented chefs, making your wedding breakfast a meal to remember

• Option of extending the space with a stylish Marquee for larger groups.
#7

De Rougemont Manor

Great Warley Street, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3JP, Brentwood, Essex
£1250
Up to 300 guests
De Rougemont Manor Hotel & Suites in Brentwood is a family managed & owned hotel in the heart of the Essex Countryside. Whether you are looking for a perfect wedding, wedding reception or a family celebration De Rougemont Manor offers fantastic facilities and excellent service to provide a memorable experience to go alongside your perfect day.

Booking your wedding reception at De Rougemont Manor means that you can relax. With plenty of room for your party to eat, drink, dance and socialise, you can be sure that everyone will be comfortable and well looked after.


Whether you choose a formal wedding breakfast or choose from our range of buffet menus, the food is always to our 4 star standard and we are happy to tailor menus to suit you and your guests.


De Rougemont Manor can cater for all sizes of weddings.


Saturday: minimum of 75 sit down and 100 in the evening is required, this number would be charged for if numbers were to fall.

Sunday – Friday: numbers negotiable, however evening function numbers in our larger suites are 100 minimum but less numbers can be catered for in our smaller function suites.

Should you continue into the evening an additional buffet will need to be catered for, which can be found in the buffet menu section of the brochure.


• A venue to cater for all styles of events

• Four-star Restaurant

• Outdoor facilities

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• 81 luxurious bedrooms

• Beautiful Italian gardens and grounds
#8

Stock Brook Country Club

Queens Park Avenue, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0SP, Billericay, Essex
£6900
Up to 400 guests
Stock Brook Country Club has been established as the number one choice for wedding venues in Essex for over 25 years.

Set in over 275 acres of stunning English countryside, and boasting exquisite décor, Stock Brook is an idyllic setting for a wedding. The reception suites are spacious and blessed with natural light to give an elegant and romantic atmosphere to your very special occasion, perfect for memories that will last a lifetime.


Inside and out, Stock Brook wedding venue offers a rare found combination of romance, elegance and style, which is accentuated by the charm and warmth of a fine English Country Manor House, but it isn’t just the views or the luxury of a country house that sets Stock Brook apart from other venues in the area, it is also the expertise of our Wedding Planners.


We offer our superb Wedding Function Suites on a hire only basis, ideal if you want to provide your own catering for your very special guests.


Stock Brook is an impressive place to celebrate getting married, which is why we have been the first choice for so many happy couples across Essex for over 25 years. To offer added flexibility to guest who would like to use the facilities at Stock Brook, yet keep total control over the finer details, we are happy to offer our sumptuous function suites on a hire-only basis.


Make your special day as unique as you are with venue hire only from Stock Brook


Ideal for weddings that require different faith-based traditions


• Perfect for self-catering weddings


• Suitable for up to 300 guests


If you would like any advice about how to organise a self-catered wedding, just get in touch with our Wedding Planners. Each team member has a wealth of experience in organising weddings including faith-based celebrations such as Jewish and Asian weddings, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have and also recommend the services of trusted suppliers to help you create your dream day here at Stock Brook.
#9

Ingatestone Hall

Hall Ln, CM4 9NR, Ingatestone, Essex
All or part of the public rooms of Ingatestone Hall and its grounds are available for hire for public and private events of all kinds.
The range of events that can be accommodated is wide. Whether you are planning a meeting for a couple of dozen people or a large exhibition over several days with up to 1,500 visitors per day, we are confident that we can provide a solution to suit your needs.

Because of this wide range, Lord Petre or one of his personal staff will work closely with you to plan the layout for your event in order to ensure that you will have exclusive use of those parts of the property that you need but do not have to pay for facilities that you do not require.
#10

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.
#11

Etham Palace

Court Yard,, SE9 5QE, London, Greater London
Inside this circular wood panelled room, exquisitely picked out in shades of coffee and cream, is where many couples choose to marry. Like a Hollywood star, brides can make an entrance down one of a pair of curved staircases before the couple exchange vows beneath a glass dome. Family and friends can surround you during the ceremony and afterwards, French doors then lead directly to the terrace beyond, where drinks may be served in fine weather overlooking the flower gardens.
#12

Hylands Estate

London Rd, Writtle, CM2 8WQ, Chelmsford, Essex
Hylands Estate – an award winning, stunning Grade II* listed mansion and contemporary Grand Pavilion – is the perfect setting to host your wedding. Set in 500 acres of landscaped parkland, the traditional, lavish ceremony and reception rooms in the house offer stunning views of the Essex countryside whilst the sleek Grand Pavilion accommodates both intimate and large wedding parties.

With a rich history dating back to 1730, Hylands Estate has built a reputation for impeccable service and for accommodating all types of weddings. Our experienced wedding team is on hand at all times to make your wedding the most special day of your life. For weddings, receptions, civil ceremonies and cultural weddings – Hylands Estate plays the perfect host.


Situated close to the heart of Chelmsford with excellent transport links to London, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Kent, and London Stansted Airport, Hylands Estate is a convenient and gorgeous venue for your wedding.
#13

Ranger's House

Rangers House, Chesterfield Walk,, SE10 8QX, London, Greater London
Ranger’s House is an elegant Georgian villa on the boundary of Greenwich Park and Blackheath which houses The Wernher Collection, a world-class art collection amassed by the 19th-century businessman, Sir Julius Wernher.

Over 700 works of art are displayed across a dozen panelled interiors, and include medieval sculptures, glittering enamels, ornate jewellery, Renaissance paintings, Dutch Old Masters and French tapestries. Not only are many of these pieces unique examples of their kind, but the stories they tell reveal much about the making, meaning and movement of art on a world stage.


With new and enhanced interpretation highlighting the outstanding quality of these objects, the Wernher Collection at Ranger's House provides a remarkable opportunity to see one of the greatest surviving private art collections ever assembled in Europe.
#14

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.
#15

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.
#16

Queen's House

Romney Road, Greenwich, South East London, SE10 9NF, Greenwich, Greater London
Up to 150 guests
Royal Museums Greenwich comprises four unique venues available for hire. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Maritime Greenwich – Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House and the Royal Observatory Greenwich offer an epic backdrop for events.
This historic collection showcases pioneering architecture, British art and tales of exploration. The venues are an ideal setting for large gala dinners and awards ceremonies, inspiring daytime conferencing, epic product launches as well as intimate private dining and luxury hospitality.


Conveniently located in Zone 2, Royal Museums Greenwich is just a short journey from Canary Wharf, the Excel Centre and Central London with excellent connections from DLR and mainline rail stations. With Greenwich Pier just a stones throw away from the iconic Cutty Sark and Maritime Museum, see the sights of London from the River Thames on a leisurely cruise to our venues.


• Stunning 17th-century royal villa, located in Greenwich, London

• Re-opened in July 2016 to host wonderful weddings

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• England’s first Classical building that house an impressive art collection

• The Great Hall can accommodate up to 120 for ceremonies and dinners

• The Orangery and South Parlours are perfect for intimate receptions and ceremonies of up to 50
#17

The Old Royal Naval College

Greenwich London, South East, SE10 9NN, London, Greater London
Up to 150 guests
Just minutes away from central London, the Old Royal Naval College is the jewel of Greenwich and the perfect setting for all kinds of events. Whether you seek grandeur or intimacy, you will find it at Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor’s historic masterpiece, considered to be ‘the finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles’ (UNESCO).

We can cater for events, big or small, opulent or intimate – whatever you are planning, you will find the perfect venue to suit your occasion.


The Admiral’s House is your own secluded hideaway, with tranquil Thames views and a regal yet intimate atmosphere. Built in the 17th century, it forms part of the oldest building of the Old Royal Naval College, commissioned by Charles II as his new royal palace in 1660. The house can be hired in its entirety, by floor, or by room; it is ideal for all kinds of events, including dinners, receptions, meetings and weddings.


Alternatively, our Queen Mary Undercroft can accommodate weddings, conferences and receptions for larger numbers. With high vaulted ceilings and use of the Colonnades outside for your drinks reception when weather permits, this venue captures guests imagination on arrival.


Reopening in January 2019, The Painted Hall is Sir James Thornhill’s master work and often described as the “finest dining hall in Europe”, and so confers abundant prestige and elegance to the weddings, gala dinners, awards ceremonies and drinks receptions held within its walls. This outstanding space is supported by a pair of arresting vaulted undercrofts, available day and night, for hire alone or in conjunction with the Painted Hall. Hire the Queen Mary Undercroft and your guests can even try their hand at skittles in our genuine Victorian Skittle Alley!Just minutes away from central London, the Old Royal Naval College is the jewel of Greenwich and the perfect setting for all kinds of events. Whether you seek grandeur or intimacy, you will find it at Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor’s historic masterpiece, considered to be ‘the finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles’ (UNESCO).


We can cater for events, big or small, opulent or intimate – whatever you are planning, you will find the perfect venue to suit your occasion.


The Admiral’s House is your own secluded hideaway, with tranquil Thames views and a regal yet intimate atmosphere. Built in the 17th century, it forms part of the oldest building of the Old Royal Naval College, commissioned by Charles II as his new royal palace in 1660. The house can be hired in its entirety, by floor, or by room; it is ideal for all kinds of events, including dinners, receptions, meetings and weddings.


Alternatively, our Queen Mary Undercroft can accommodate weddings, conferences and receptions for larger numbers. With high vaulted ceilings and use of the Colonnades outside for your drinks reception when weather permits, this venue captures guests imagination on arrival.


Reopening in January 2019, The Painted Hall is Sir James Thornhill’s master work and often described as the “finest dining hall in Europe”, and so confers abundant prestige and elegance to the weddings, gala dinners, awards ceremonies and drinks receptions held within its walls. This outstanding space is supported by a pair of arresting vaulted undercrofts, available day and night, for hire alone or in conjunction with the Painted Hall. Hire the Queen Mary Undercroft and your guests can even try their hand at skittles in our genuine Victorian Skittle Alley!


• Say your vows in the breathtaking Painted Hall or romantic hideaway of the Admirals House

• For intimate weddings in the Admirals House or grand affairs in the Painted Hall

• Endless photo opportunities both inside and outside
#18

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.
#19

Farleigh

Old Farleigh Road, Warlingham Near Selsdon, Surrey, CR6 9PE, Surrey, Surrey
£70
Up to 150 guests
Weddings, parties, anything – let our friendly expert events team help you plan the perfect occasion. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, your guests can enjoy the countryside whilst being just moments from the M25 and Croydon town centre. Even the City is only 30 minutes away!

For a celebration for all stages of your life – from christenings and children’s birthday parties, to engagement parties, weddings and anniversaries, keystone birthdays to celebrations of life, Farleigh’s flexible suites provide the ideal backdrop to your event. We offer you the flexibility to decorate your function suite to your own tastes along with free on-site parking and state-of-the-art technology inside the modern Clubhouse. Everything you need can be found at Farleigh.


• 350 acres of Surrey Countryside. An area of outstanding natural beauty

• Recently refurbished function rooms with breath taking views

• Licenced for Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships

• A magnificent mile long driveway, unveils our venue with Surrey and London vistas

• Built in sound systems and colour wash lighting to match your colour scheme

• Exclusive offers for pre & post wedding celebrations at Farleigh & Family Member Foxhills in Surrey
#20

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!

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