From the White Cliffs of Dover to the North Downs and the Weald, Kent is home to some of the best areas of outstanding natural beauty, earning its title The Garden of England.
Its fair to say that Kent has some of the most picturesque locations in the UK to tie the knot, not to mention a few out of the ordinary locations too! Here are some of our favourites.
Image by Bristo photography via Hever Castle
Built in 1270, Hever Castle overflows with history - it was once home to Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII.
The castle offers 28 en-suite bedrooms - each uniquely styled and refurbished retaining their classic and historic influences. And, the cherry on the cake, it overlooks a stunning country lake and Italian gardens.
You have the option to have your ceremony within the stately grandeur of the castle itself, the country house atmosphere of the Astor Wing, or within the magnificent Italian gardens overlooking the lake.
Kent, TN8 7NG
Tel: 01732 861800
The Old Kent Barn
Image by Benjamin Toms Photography via The Old Kent Barn
The Old Kent Barn stands in the middle of lush countryside making it a dreamy location that feels like youre in a world of your own.
A 200-year-old oak frame provides an impressive setting for intimate ceremony, while the beautifully decorated gazebo and new barn can hold upwards of 150 guests so you can share your big day with all your friends and family.
An open-air terrace and gazebo offer the perfect setting for a spring wedding. While the exposed timbers and lofty apex roof with wall-to-wall windows of the new barn are ideal for the colder months.
The Old Kent Barn,
Kent, CT15 7HF
Tel: 01303 844270
Image by Funky Pixel via St Augustines
A beautiful Grade II listed building nestled in remarkable grounds, St Augustines provides a truly charming location to hold tie the knot.
Whether youre looking for a venue for an intimate gathering or something a little grander, St Augustines offers more rooms than a game of Cluedo.
Choose from a French-style chapel adorned with 350-year-old carvings; a bridal swing concealed in a courtyard of blooming flowers; the gothic arched ceiling of the Oak room; and the vast chandeliered Ruby room for your very own tale as old as time.
125 Canterbury Road, Westgate-on-Sea
Kent, CT8 8NL
Tel: 01843 830 150
Image via The Salutation
Behind the ancient city walls of Sandwich lies one of Kents hidden gems. The Salutation boasts 3.5 acres of glorious gardens which, when in bloom, will put any florists work to shame.
The luxurious manor house offers 8 fabulous bedrooms, as well as three bespoke self-contained properties offering the ultimate private retreat for the bride and groom.
The gorgeous gardens are the perfect backdrop for photos, while the warm furnishings and superb service from the staff will add a sparkle to your day.
Kent, CT13 9EW
Tel: 01304 619 919
The Inn On The Lake
Image Via The Inn on the Lake
Set in twelve acres of woodland overlooking a stunning lake, The Inn On The Lake is a picture-perfect location for both intimate and lavish ceremonies.
Situated in a calm oasis of emerald green, The Inn On The Lake offers 76 en-suite bedrooms overlooking both the lake and woodland.
You can hold your ceremony at the waters edge under an ornate gazebo, then head to the gorgeous lakeside suite for your evening reception to soak up the scenery through 180-degree panoramic windows.
The Inn On The Lake,
Kent, DA12 3HB
Tel: 01474 823 333
Image via The Sands Hotel
If youre a beach lover and are dreaming of a coastal wedding, theres no better place than The Sands Hotel.
Overlooking one of the UKs most beautiful stretches of coastline, this boutique hotel features 20 individually designed bedrooms and a private roof terrace for your guests to soak up the views.
The Sands Hotel also offer a dedicated wedding planner to take the stress out of it all for you.
Kent, CT9 1DH
Tel: 01843 228228
Image by Schryver Photo via Dreamland
Non-traditionalists - this ones for you. Believed to be the UKs oldest surviving amusement park, Dreamland is secretly one of our favourites on the list!
After being restored to its former glory in 2015, Dreamland boasts retro-fitted rides, a roller disco and vintage amusements. If youve ever dreamed of being Sandy in Grease, this is your moment!
Whether you want to say I do gliding along on quad skates or scream it from the UKs oldest roller-coaster; Dreamland promises a truly special day.
Kent, CT9 1XJ
Tel: 01843 295887
Chilston Park Hotel
Chilston Park ticks all the boxes for a fairy-tale wedding. Country house? Check. Period rooms? In abundance. Beautiful grounds? Yep - 22 acres, to be precise.
The beautiful rooms are individually styled and feature details such as beamed ceilings and chandeliers to add the finishing touch to your big day.
They also have a dedicated team of wedding coordinators on hand to help take care of your arrangements and any special requests.
Chilston Park Hotel,
Maidstone, ME17 2BE
Tel: 01622 859 803
What is your favourite wedding venue?
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