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12 Affordable (Yet Stylish) Wedding Venues in Kent

Author: Emily Perry

East of London you will find the beautiful county of Kent, known for being affluent and home to some rather luxurious wedding venues. As you can probably imagine, demand for weddings is high, which means there are plenty of stunning venues to choose from.

Being located just outside the capital, the average cost of a wedding venue in Kent is around £6,000, which works out around £2,000 less expensive than a wedding in London, making it a popular location for people looking for a more affordable wedding nearby.

Whether you are searching for a regal castle or a rustic barn surrounded by countryside views, we have some beautiful Kent wedding venues for every style, theme and budget.

Here are our top 12 picks of stylish yet affordable wedding venues in Kent

Hever Castle

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Pricing starts at £3,000 for venue hire

If you fancy feeling like royalty on your wedding day but don’t want to spend like them, Hever Castle is the perfect wedding venue for your very own royal celebration.

This magnificent castle was once home to Anne Boleyn and is steeped in rich history dating all the way back to the 13th century. It’s no surprise it’s now regarded as one of the best wedding venues in Kent.

Hever Castle features three different, yet equally stunning, locations to host your wedding, including the Astor Wing for an unforgettable reception overlooking the lake, the Inner Hall and Dining Room for a gorgeously tranquil ceremony, and the Italian Garden for an unmissable opportunity for some unforgettable photos.

If regal is your thing, you’ve found the right venue.

Hall Place & Gardens

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Pricing starts at P.O.A

Hall Place is in perfectly placed right next to the beguiling River Cray – and it’s not just the location that’s amazing.

This Tudor house wedding venue offers several excellent rooms for all elements of your wedding day and offers beautiful decor, including stone fireplaces, wood paneling, and mullioned windows.

Once your wedding ceremony is complete, head out to their breathtaking garden reception area to celebrate with a glass of champagne and capture some candid wedding photos of you and your guests.

The wedding venue is also available for exclusive hire, making sure that you’ll have total privacy to enjoy your wedding with your loved ones.

West Heath

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Pricing starts at £3,000 for venue hire

Whether you’re looking for a grand ceremony with hundreds of guests or a small intimate affair, this breathtaking country house has you covered.

West Heath was formerly West Heath School, where young Princess Diana spent some of the “happiest days” of her life – and you can guarantee that your time here will be no different.

This wedding venue boasts plenty of space, both indoor and outdoor to celebrate and party in. West Heath also offers their couples a delicious food banquet, as well as plenty of space to stay the night in their exceptional 18th-century-style rooms, so you can celebrate your first night of married life in style.

Weald of Kent Golf Course & Hotel

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Pricing starts at £3,250 for venue hire

The Weald of Kent Golf course, despite being located only 5 miles from the center of Maidstone, feels like a world of its own in the Kent countryside.

Though you might think a golf course wedding venue is a little on the eccentric side, the vast open space, picturesque lake and manicured grounds form the perfect countryside venue, and offers the ideal backdrop for your wedding day.

This particular golf club has over 20 years experience crafting spectacular weddings and boasts a team of expert wedding co-ordinators, so you can be sure your wedding will go ahead without a hitch.

If that isn’t enough, their highly professional team of chefs are specially trained to bring whatever food cuisine you would like to serve for your guests. Sounds good to us!

Salomons Estate

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Pricing starts at P.O.A

Fancy tying the knot in a grade II listed Victorian Mansion with 36 acres of rolling parkland, gardens and woodland? We think you’d be crazy not to. Salomons Estate, not far from Tunbridge Wells, features everything you could possibly want for a wedding of any size and scope.

This wedding venue is home to a luxury bridal suite, 3 guest bedrooms, and a luxury 17th-century Keeper’s Cottage for the newlyweds to spend the night.

Choose between their lovingly restored function rooms with period features; the Gold Room for outdoor weddings, the Victorian theatre for larger celebrations, and a breathtaking drawing room for your wedding breakfast.

These are just some of the many different rooms you’ll be able to take advantage of if you spend your wedding day here – and with all this choice, why wouldn’t you?

St Julians Club

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Pricing starts at P.O.A

St Julians is an elegant Georgian Country house wedding venue on the outskirts of Sevenoaks, which has been a well-known private club since the 1950s.

This amazing venue overlooks the Weald of Kent and its own fresh manicured gardens, providing the perfect backdrop for your wedding. What’s more, St Julians features three separate French-style rooms for you and your closest family to spend the night once you’re all partied out!

The team at this stunning venue are more than happy to help you with any wedding planning questions you might have. They make sure that every day is specifically made for any couples taste, whether that’s an old traditional style wedding or something with a modern twist – you can ensure you’re in the right hands here.

Tudor Barn

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Pricing starts at £5,970 for venue hire

Living up to its name, this venue is the only remaining Tudor Barn in London. Now converted into an attractive intimate wedding venue, there aren’t many better places to live out your dream wedding in the South East.

This lovely venue in Eltham is surrounded by a moat and 13 acres of parkland, all dating back to the 16th century – the word “fairytale” doesn’t even begin to describe it.

Having been the site of many big-name weddings, including that of famous children’s author Edith Nesbit, the site is naturally open to any number of wedding ideas you may have, whether they are big, small or somewhat crazy!

This wedding venue is exclusively yours for the entire day, so you can be sure you’ll feel truly spoilt on your wedding day (as you should!)

The Ferry House

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Pricing starts at P.O.A

A beautiful waterside location, a wedding at The Ferry House offers a nature-filled retreat just a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The 16th-century barn is charming and full of character, perfect for a more rustic wedding celebration. In the summer months, why not opt for an outdoor wedding hosted in their striking oak gazebo, boasting views over the water and surrounding countryside?

If your guests are travelling from far and wide, the on-site accommodation at this sought after wedding venue will certainly come in handy. More than 70 guests can enjoy a stay here on your wedding night, spread across guest rooms, coach house rooms and cosy cottages. And for the newly weds, The Honeymoon Suite is the romantic hideaway you deserve on your first night as a married couple.

The Blue Pigeons

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Pricing starts at £8,250

When it comes to Kent wedding venues, The Blue Pigeons is a wonderful choice. Nestled in the pretty village of Worth, this wedding venue is family run, so you’ll benefit from the customer service expected from a privately-owned, luxury venue.

Wedding ceremonies here take place (and are fully licenced) in two locations: their Brasserie features beautiful beams that add unique character to an indoor ceremony, whereas the gazebo in their landscaped garden ticks all the boxes for an outdoor celebration.

The restaurant quickly transforms for your wedding reception, and with exposed brick walls, it offers something more rustic as you party the night away.

Take advantage of the six boutique rooms available, so you and your wedding party can enjoy a comfortable sleep after the celebrations.

Chilston Park Hotel

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Pricing starts at P.O.A

A 17th-century Manor House surrounded by 22 acres of picturesque parkland, Chilston Park Hotel is one of Kent’s most unique wedding venues.

You’re truly spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding ceremony locations. From the three elegant spaces in the manor house, the ornate interiors of the Culpeper and the bright, airy orangery to the Garden Gazebo in the grounds, you can choose a setting that perfectly fits the style of your day.

The versatility of this wedding venue doesn’t end at the ceremony. Everyone’s idea of the perfect wedding breakfast is completely different, so you’ll be happy to hear there are an array of options. Whether you dream of a three-course sit-down meal or simply can’t resist the fun of an informal BBQ-style feast, the foodie world really is your oyster here!

Solton Manor

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Pricing starts at P.O.A

Looking for something a bit different? Solton Manor promises a unique wedding venue location surrounded by 9 acres of grounds and gorgeous greenery — you’ll feel a million miles away from day-to-day life.

There are four ceremony spaces on offer, including elegant manor rooms and more rustic, barn spaces. You’ll enjoy the same flexibility for your wedding reception, with a variety of spaces to explore to find the perfect setting to suit your style and guest list size.

For couples seeking something a little bit different, one feature that makes this venue stand out from the rest is the unique accommodation for the newly weds. Luxury and privacy affords you in their bridal suite in the converted dovecote, featuring two bedrooms. And don’t worry, there are plenty more bedrooms here for your guests to enjoy, too!

The Darenth

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Pricing starts at P.O.A

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Darenth is not only a show stopping venue, but it’s also incredibly accessible – just a stones throw from Chislehurst, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Bromley!

Golfers will certainly be a fan of this venue, with a par 72 golf course within the grounds. But don’t worry, if you don’t fancy the idea of a few rounds on your wedding day, this venue has plenty more to offer. Inside, The Gallery is perfect for your ceremony, boasting picturesque views over the surrounding valley that are sure to look simply stunning as the backdrop of your photographs. In the warmer months, you can say I Do alfresco on The Pavilion.

We can’t leave out the all important wedding reception, after all, who can resist a party? The Ballroom is a wonderful space to dine, mingle and dance the night away, with space for 150 diners and 300 evening guests. There’s also a patio and garden area right outside the ballroom, so you can take a breather and enjoy some fresh ai at any time – it’s all exclusively your on your wedding day!

We hope one of these venues caught your eye, but if not and you’re still on the hunt for the best budget-friendly wedding venue, we have plenty more options for you.


Written by

Emily Perry

Emily is our Sales and Marketing Assistant! She has a Degree in Fashion Promotion BA (Hons) and a Masters in Event Management (Msc). In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, drinks with friends and exploring new places.

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