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Hempstead House

The feel

Private Victorian Country House Hotel and Restaurant set in 4 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens surrounded by glorious Kentish countryside. Sweeping lawns, sunken garden with lily pond, thatched summer house, sheltered courtyard, Stone fountain and swimming pool garden all provide the perfect backdrop for photographs.

Luxurious individually designed en-suite bedrooms, including 3 magnificent honeymoon suites. Elegant, spacious reception rooms and floodlit terraces.

Award winning cuisine served in classical 60 cover restaurant and professional, friendly service. Impressive new entrance and bar area leading into The Heritage Suite which has a civil marriage licence and seats up to 150.

Licensed Roman style Gazebo and Drawing Room along with intimate private rooms for smaller receptions. Dedicated wedding co-ordinator and complimentary Master of Ceremonies to ensure the success of your day.

Extensive menu choices all freshly prepared under the close supervision of our Head Chef and his talented brigade.


Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
Exclusive Use
200 capacity


(62 rating)

Clare & Rob Bush

19 Jun 2019

We just wanted to say a BIG thank you for such a wonderfull wedding. The ceremony was just perfect for what Rob & I wanted and the meal afterwards finished…

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Ann Vine

23 Apr 2019

Nothing could be improved upon Thank you for the most wonderful meal we had last night. Everything was perfect, the staff traind to the hightest standard, table settings perfect nothing…

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Rhona & David McClelland

4 Apr 2019

We will have such fond memories A huge thank you for making our wedding day on 4th April the best day of our lives. Everyone was so friendly, helpful and…

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Mr & Mrs R Dobell

7 Oct 2017

From the outset dealing with Anita the wedding co ordinator was great! Talking ideas through for the day and feeling confident all would go well really helped us to stay…

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Mr Philip West

28 May 2017

What a great place to have a family wedding. With a relatively small party of about 45 guests there was never going to be a problem with space and the…

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Mr & Mrs Nicholls

24 May 2017

Our outside ceremony in the newly licensed Summer house was beyond our expectations! Anita, Danny & the team provided us with the perfect day! Complements to the chef on a…

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Joolz & Alsion Foot

1 Apr 2017

Our Wedding Day was amazing. The organisation and hard work that went into this special occasion ensured the day ran smoothly. Kevin and his team looked after us on the…

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Vikki & Dan Caine

25 Mar 2017

Our wedding day was perfect. The service, attention to details and genuine warmth from every member of staff was outstanding. Great Job, we will be back again very soon!

Hollie & Craig Head

29 Dec 2016

We had the most magical wedding day at Hempstead House. It was a perfect day, the best of our lives which we didn’t want to end! Our guests commented on…

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Mr & Mrs Martin

28 Dec 2016

My wife and I cannot thank Hempstead House enough for making our wedding day so special. The staff were polite and professional. The venue was decorated just as we imagined,…

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Mr & Mrs Ryan

23 Oct 2016

From start to finish everything was amazing! We cant thank everyone involved enough for making our wedding day a memorable one!

Clare & Ian Day

22 Oct 2016

Hempstead House made our wedding a truly remarkable occasion. From the initial enquiry through to breakfast the following day the service from all involved was professional yet unobtrusive.

Samantha Parrish

27 Jun 2015

We recently married at Hempstead House. We booked back in November after meeting with Anita. Since our initial meeting, we stayed in contact with her and she was fantastic, answering…

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Sammy & Daniel

8 May 2015

We couldn’t of chosen a better venue for our wedding and all of our guests had a wonderful time. The staff were attentive and the food was amazing. Everything was…

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Lisa & Eric Stein

1 May 2015

I can’t begin to tell you how fantastic the service , food and staff were. We were looked after from the moment we arrived at Hempstead House and so were…

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Mrs C Ince

25 Apr 2015

My Grand daughter was married at Hempstead House last Saturday and the staff, food and venue were faultless. the gardens were very lovely and admired by all. Everyone attending expressed…

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Janet & Brian Lucas

4 Jul 2014

As the majority of our guests and families had never been to Hempstead House it was lovely to receive nothing but praise from them to relay to you. The organisation,…

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Pauline Pilcher

24 Aug 2013

What an amazing day , apart from the weather! The Hempstead House staff were all incredible and all helped make it the best day possible for Helen & Chris. The…

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Helen, Chris & Sophie

24 Aug 2013

Apart from the rain our wedding day went perfectly to plan and the staff and food were amazing. The steak & wine were a huge hit! Danny, Kevin and the…

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Sarah & James Harris

3 Aug 2013

We had such a wonderful, amazing day thanks to all of the staff at Hempstead House. All of our guests commented on how lovely the surroundings, staff and food were…

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Leannne & Paul Gilling

18 May 2013

Our wedding day was absolutely wonderful and Kevin along with his team did a fabulous job. We have already book in for our Anniversary.

Kate & Ian Jones

23 Mar 2013

We had a wonderful time at Hempstead House on our Wedding Day. From the first time that we met Anits we knew we were in safe hands- her help, suggestions…

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Claire George

28 Dec 2011

We just want to say we had an amzing day! Thanks to all of the hard working staff. Danny was worth his weight in gold, myself, bridesmaid and ushers found…

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David & Pam Parker

17 Sep 2011

What a lovely day you provided for Emma, Laurence and thir guests last Saturday. We felt the organization of the Wedding Reception was first class. the staff really worked hard…

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Elaine & William Heywood

10 Aug 2011

The Restaurant at Hempstead House looked stunning for our wedding and it was such a fantastic occasion. The relaxed atmosphere and the efficient, polite, friendly service from all of the…

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Charlotte & Daryl

24 Apr 2011

Everything was perfect! Actually better than perfect. I never dreamt the day would be as wonderful as it was. Everyone was so helpful and all the guests had nothng but…

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Anita & Richard

16 Apr 2011

A Memorable Happy Day We would both like to thank the you all for helping to make our daughter and son in laws wedding day such a wonderful experience. The…

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Claire Allen

1 Mar 2011

A Wonderful Weekend Wedding I need to to say a very big thank you to Anita and colleagues for a fantastic weekend when we got married at the hotel in…

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Rachel & Ian

15 Aug 2010

A huge thank you to everyone who hlep make our day so perfect. Everyone was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble, your patience with my endless email in…

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Claire Forest

12 Aug 2010

We got married on Thursday at Hempstead House and had such a fab day! Several of our guests ccommented on the lovely venue and how good the food was. They…

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Susie & Alex Toes

30 Jul 2010

Our wedding was amazing and SO many of our nearest and dearest commented it was the best day of their lives, which is quite an achievement! The decorations and organisation…

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Jennifer and Graeme Moore

10 Jul 2010

Thank you to each member of staff involved in our daughter Lucie’s wedding. Lucie and Kerry had a magical day. The venue is amazing and the service second to none.…

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Terri & William Carter

17 Apr 2010

What can I Say? Where Do I Start? We have just had the most fantastic and magical few days of our lives. Friday was a great day, chilling, using the…

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Terri and Bill Carter

17 Apr 2010

What Can I Say? Where Do I Start? We have had the most fantastic and magical few day of our lives. From the time we first came in January when…

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Rhona & David McClelland

4 Apr 2010

A Huge thank you for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. Everyone was so friendly, helpful and attentive both to us and our guests from the…

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Gemma & John Baker

2 Apr 2010

We wanted to thank everybody at Hempstead House for the fantastic day and for making it so perfect and run so smoothly. We were extremely happy with the venue and…

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Kelly & Gary Holmes

20 Feb 2010

Our wedding was the best ever! A big thank you to all staff involded.

Suz & Pete Smith

14 Nov 2009

We can’t think of any where that would have been better to have our wedding day. We were all treated so well and Kevin took all of the stress our…

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Sandra & Nick Gravett

17 Oct 2009

Myself and my husband would like to thank you so much for the wonderful service you all provided on Saturday for Ben & Lauras wedding. your had work, care and…

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Sarah & Micheal Mercer

9 Oct 2009

Thank you so much for all your help leading up to and on the day of our wedding. We had a wonderful day and believe its down to you. All…

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Lee & Barry Hosegood

19 Sep 2008

We would like to thank Anita and Danny and all of the staff at Hempstead house so much for making our day an absolutly amazing one. From the moment we…

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Gillian & Ewan Chapman

5 Sep 2008

A very big thank you to you all for making our wedding day so special. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and thought the venue was perfect. The food and…

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Peter & Marilyn Knight

30 Aug 2008

We would like to thank all the staff for making our daughter and her new husbands day extra special. Especially with the delay of our wedding party due to traffic…

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Alan & Cindy Flack

18 Jul 2008

We held the reception for the wedding of our daughter Lynsey to Andrew in the Heritage Suite and I would like to say how pleased we were with the facilities…

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Lynsey & Andrew Collens

18 Jul 2008

Dear Anita, Kevin & Staff Just a short note to say thank you for all of your help both before and on our wedding day. We had a wonderful day…

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Charlene & Chris Clements

12 Jul 2008

To Anita, Kevin & Danny We would like to thank you for all your help in making our wedding day so special and run so smoothly. All the staff were…

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Peter & Christine Clarke

14 Jun 2008

Christine and I would like to thank you all for your assistance in the organisation of our Golden weding. the maple room looked wonderful decorated with banners, balloons and table…

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13 Jun 2008

We attended a wedding evening and decided to stay for the night. We both enjoyed it very much, the bedroom was excellent and food at breakfast was perfect. Your grounds…

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Stephen Fitzgerald

1 Jun 2008

On behalf of Canterbury District I would like to thank everyone for making our Away Day a special event. Everyone excelled in an outstanding level of customer service and the…

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Lesley Ward

31 May 2008

We would like to say a big thank you for making our 20th anniversary celebration special. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evning and we have received some exceptional…

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John and Colleen Crosby

26 Apr 2008

A Fabulous Occasion John and I want to thank you and all the staff who contributed so musch to the success of our wedding. As far as we are concerned…

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John and Colleen Crosby

26 Apr 2008

John and I want to thank you and all the staff who contributed so musch to the success of our wedding. As far as we are concerned it was a…

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Rebecca & Rupert

5 Apr 2008

Thank you for your patience and professionalism in helping us to organise our weddding receptin. Rupert and I had a wonderful day, as did our guests. Our thanks to Anita…

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Tracy & Matt Neale

1 Dec 2007

Just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ for all your help during the run-up to our big day. We had the most wonderful time which was made even more…

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Mary & Fred Merry

1 Nov 2007

We would like to thank you for allowing us the priviledge of using your hotel for the wedding reception of our daughter Celina and James Scott. It was indeed a…

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Laura & Matt Towsey

1 Sep 2007

Firstly Laura and I would like to thank everyone at Hempstead House for helping to make our wedding day as perfect as it was. The day was one of the…

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Emma & Daniel Francis

5 Aug 2007

Thank you so much for all your hard work in making our wedding day run so smoothly. Kevin worked so hard, it was perfect in every way.

kare and russell

25 Aug 2006

our wedding the perfect venue, the staff are fantastic, they work so hard and excellent team of staff which made our day so perfect. the grounds are lovely the food…

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10 Mar 2006

Nicola and Steve’s Wedding – 10th March 2006 We wanted to write and say a big ‘thank you’ for such a wonderful day ay Hempstead House for Nicola and Steve’s…

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Jim Rolt

18 Sep 2005

Our marriage on the 18th September 2005 was absolutely the best day of our lives and it could not have been so perfect without the fantastic staff at Hempstead House.…

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8 Jun 2006

We got married at Hempstead House on Friday 4th November 2005 and we wanted to to write and thank all those involved with our wedding. We had a fantastic day…

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