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With Poptop, you can find a magical stately home for your event without the hassle! We have 179 romantic, elegant and historic stately homes based near Kent, 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

Chilston Park

Chilston ParkBoughton Rd, Sandway,, ME17 2BE, Maidstone, Kent
#3

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
#4

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.
#5

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.
#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

Buckhurst Park

Withyham, Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4BL, Hartfield, East Sussex
Up to 150 guests
Buckhurst Park is situated in the village of Withyham, midway between Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead and the M23, just 24 minutes from the M25 and 90 minutes from central London.

The Earl De La Warr and his wife Anne and their family invite you to share their ancestral home on your wedding day.


The Sackville family’s motto “Jour De Ma Vie” translates as “Day of My Life” which is how we hope you will remember the most important day of your lives.


Buckhurst Park, is a much loved family home, perfect to capture the romance of a wedding day.


The lawns in front of the house provide a beautiful site for a marquee, with an unparalleled view over the park and lake and then up to Ashdown Forest with the famous Winnie the Pooh “Hundred Aker” wood.


The gardens, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and planted with help from Gertrude Jekyll, with later advice from Vita Sackville West, a De La Warr cousin, provide a really stunning setting.


Marquees can be set up on the top lawn and guests can enjoy drinks on the terraces or wander among the roses in the sunken garden around the lily pool.


The croquet lawn, situated on a lower terrace and reached by descending the ‘Sea of Steps’, provides the perfect location for more flamboyant marquees.


• Stately home on the East Sussex, Kent, and Surrey Borders

• Stunning backdrop for wedding photographs

• Sweeping main drive

• Our aim is to make your day run smoothly

• Personal and friendly service

• Marquee can be set up in the picturesque gardens
#8

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
#9

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.’
#10

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.
#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

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.
#13

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
#14

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.
#15

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!
#16

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.
#17

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
#18

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
#19

Barnsgate Manor

Barnsgate Manor Herons Ghyll,, TN22 4DB, Uckfield, East Sussex
Visitors are always assured of a warm, friendly welcome at Barnsgate Manor. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food, wine and the excellence of our service.

We have been over 25 years of experience as a local business and our reputation for providing quality, bespoke functions in a beautiful setting has drawn people to us from far and wide. You can find more information on our history on our blog.


We are especially well known as a unique venue for Wedding Receptions and Civil Ceremonies, Celebration Parties, and for those special occasions, including Valentine’s Day, Easter Sunday, Mothering Sunday, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.


Barnsgate Manor is open 7 days a week, from 10 am to 5 pm for tea, coffee, snacks and our very popular Cream Teas in the Manor House Tea Rooms. This historic building provides a traditional, homely atmosphere.


Alternatively, you could enjoy them on the terrace, which has spectacular views over the open countryside and forest to the South Downs in the distance. Our lunches are served between 12noon and 2.30pm in the Manor House Restaurant or on the terrace.


Barnsgate Manor has extensive and varied facilities that are also available for Conferences, Meetings and other Corporate Events. They are frequently used by clubs, societies, and other local organisations, often combining their meetings with lunch.


A very popular venue for walkers, with delightful walks from here leading into the Ashdown Forest.


There is ample free car parking with easy access to our facilities for disabled guests.
#20

Yew Lodge Country House

Felcourt Rd, RH19 2JX, East Grinstead, West Sussex
Up to 150 guests
Yew Lodge Country House is a wedding and events venue located on the borders of West Sussex, Surrey and Kent, within an hour on the train from central London and close to the M25/M23/M26 motorway network and Gatwick Airport.

A charming period venue surrounded by 10 acres of attractive gardens, with bedroom accommodation and facilities for weddings, business events, and private social celebrations.


What makes Yew Lodge Country House unique is that every event has exclusive use of the venue and grounds, so you will have the privacy you desire for your important occasion.


For event guests we have 12 ensuite bedrooms available for bed & breakfast, located in the main house, all with a radio, telephone and internet access complementary.


We are a family run business with a passion for serving delicious food and creating lasting memories.

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