6 of Kent’s top wedding venues

Penshurst Place

Penshurst Place - Credit: Archant

Planning a wedding? From castle to seaside hotel to stately home, Kent offers some of the most romantic venues to choose from

Bradbourne House

East Malling

Dating from Tudor times, this Grade I listed building is set in 20 acres of parkland complete with lake and ancient trees, making it ideal for weddings. On offer is exclusive use of the venue, a great choice of culinary delights and a wedding partner to guide you through to the Big Day.

01732 897436 or visit: www.bradbournehousekent.co.uk

Eastwell Manor

Boughton Lees, Ashford

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A tree-lined drive leads to this Gothic manor house complete with crenulations, turrets and mullioned windows. Family owned and with four Red Stars, the country house hotel and spa is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies in three oak-panelled rooms in the historic manor house and in the walled Maids Garden.

01233 213020 or visit: www.eastwellmanor.co.uk

Leas Cliff Hall

Folkestone

If your ideal is a wedding by the sea, then head here for unparalleled views from the Channel Suite and Grand Hall balconies. Whether it’s a small reception for 50 or a lavish ceremony for 500, the wedding team can accommodate your needs.

01303 228606 or visit: leascliffhall.co.uk

Penshurst Place and Garden.

Penshurst

The ancestral home of the Sidney family since 1552, there is a choice of environments for a wedding celebration, including the option of using the Inner Courtyard as an outside space. Choose from the medieval Baron’s Hall, complete with original fire pit and minstrel gallery, the smaller, more intimate Sunderland room (a medieval solar and part of the original house) or the Buttery, used for intimate ceremonies, dining or as an additional reception room.

01892 870307 or visit: www.penshurstplace.com

St Augustines

Westgate on Sea

The trend for evening weddings is growing in Kent, with many couples being influenced by their European counterparts and their preference for twilight ceremonies. St Augustine’s is launching twilight ceremonies as a way for brides to make their wedding truly individual, save on the pennies and achieve a more informal atmosphere.

0800 389 4001 or visit: www.staugustineskent.com

The Grand Hotel

Folkestone

With stunning views across the famous Leas to the English Channel, this renowned hotel makes a classic setting for a wedding with two of its elegant rooms licensed for civil ceremonies. An experienced wedding co-ordinator is on hand to offer discreet advice and guidance and The Grand has been praised for its exemplary service and attention to detail.

01303 222222 or visit: www.grand-uk.com

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