- Menu prices from
£60 or less.
Banquet, ceremony, planning of weddings and events.
In the countryside.
castle and grounds.
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Where else, away from the hustle and crowds of London, could you hope to find such a tranquil and exciting treasure as Chiddingstone Castle? A unique and unspoilt castle in Kent. Stunning Egyptian and Buddhist artefacts, magnificent Japanese armour, and beautiful Jacobean paintings are held in trust for the nation by this independent charity and are on display as part of our outstanding collections.
Set in 35 acres of grounds including a lake open to fishermen, a rose garden, and magnificent woodland, this beautiful castle in Kent is an ideal venue to host your event, enjoy a fairytale wedding or arrange a group visit with a difference.
A beautiful castle in the Kent countryside that is easily accessible from London – Chiddingstone is more than just a stunning venue for weddings. We pride ourselves on being able to accommodate a wide variety of requests.
Our experience and flexibility have helped deliver successful private functions and celebrations, charity events, conferences, open days, musical concerts, exhibitions and fairs. The castle and its grounds may also be hired for filming and photographic shoots.
Catering is provided by one of three approved caterers, all of whom are flexible and produce delicious season food. You are welcome to provide your own wine and champagnes for any event, as the Castle does not charge corkage. We also have a wide range of recommended trusted suppliers who will help to ensure your event is a success
Chiddingstone Castle is a stunning wedding venue in the heart of Kent and can provide a fairytale setting for your wedding ceremony and reception. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach and understand that each wedding is unique.
The Great Hall provides a magnificent location for a wedding ceremony and reception, The White Rose Drawing Room is a beautiful, more intimate room for smaller ceremonies, and The Orangery is an amazing outdoor space which effortlessly combines ancient splendour with contemporary architecture.
All weddings at Chiddingstone Castle are managed by one of the country's leading professional wedding planners, The Pink Pumpkin. Their services are complementary for all couples choosing to hold their wedding at the Castle.
Their talented team are on hand throughout your planning to help you with any queestions you may have about the venue. In addition they can recommend trusted suppliers for you to work with and can assist with timings and logistical arrangements to help your day run smoothly. A member of the Pink Pumpkin's team will also be in attendance on your wedding day to make sure everything runs to plan. For a unique wedding venue in Kent, look no further than Chiddingstone.
Venue hire options
Wedding Ceremony: Exclusive use of the castle for up to 4 hours. There are 3 choices of licenced spaces for your ceremony. The Great Hall or The Orangery can accommodate up to 100 guests. For smaller ceremonies, The White Rose Room may accommodate 60. After your ceremony you are welcome to use the grounds for photographs, drinks and canapes.
Wedding Reception: Exclusive use of the castle and grounds for your wedding breakfast and evening reception. Up to 80 guests can be seated in The Great Hall for your wedding breakfast. Guests can then enjoy the grounds of the castle and other available rooms before returning to The Great Hall for the evening reception. A further 20 guests may be accommodated in the evening to bring total numbers up to 100. The castle can be used in a variety of different ways to suit your individual requirements. Please note: Music must finish by 11.00pm and guests must depart by midnight.
Ceremony and Reception: You may wish to hold your entire wedding day at Chiddingstone Castle, combining a ceremony in The Great Hall, The White Rose Room, or The Orangery with a reception inside the castle. The castle can be used in a variety of different ways to suit your individual requirements.
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Is there a minimum number of guests required to contract a menu? No
Do you have your own caterer? Yes
Private photographer? No
What is the charge for not reaching the minimum? None
Is there a fixed payment for the location? Yes
Is there a time limit for celebrations? No
What is included in the menu? Menus are tailored to suit individual needs.
Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu? Yes
Do you provide your own music? No
Do you offer special menus? Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Other (No Corkage. Paybar is available on request. No set up or minimum spend. )
Do you also offer a wedding cake? No
Can I bring my own wedding cake? Is there a surcharge? Yes, no surcharge.
Do you celebrate more than one event per day? No
Do you provide handicapped access? Yes
Form of payment: 30% deposit on Booking. Remainder payable within 2 months of ceremony.
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