Private functions

Chiddingstone Castle is available for exclusive hire for all kinds of events and celebrations, large and small. 

All occasions

Whether you’re planning a big birthday party or a group for afternoon tea, if you need somewhere to host a board room meeting, a large family gathering or a corporate away day we have a variety of rooms that can be hired to meet your requirements. Our team are highly experienced and helpful so do get in touch to find out how we can help.

If you are searching for a venue under difficult circumstances whilst grieving and looking for a suitable funeral wake reception with catering options - our team are on hand to support you to help guide you through this sad time.

What people say

“What a stunning venue”

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the whole occasion and so many remarked what a stunning venue Chiddingstone Castle was and how much it added to their enjoyment of the day.  Everything was managed perfectly and all went smoothly and it made it easy for the committee to enjoy the event as much as the members did, with not having to worry about anything. It was also lovely for everyone to be able to enjoy wandering around the castle and grounds after the lunch and made it feel even more of a special day out. We were delighted with Urban Pantry’s catering as well, so all in all, we couldn’t have asked for a lovelier occasion.

Business Lunch

“Made the planning so effortless”

“My party was so, so memorable - I have had so many compliments since - and you made the planning so effortless for me but also so much fun! That was something I had not expected! So thank you… you are wonderful and gave me a birthday I shall never forget.”

Birthday Lunch

“We will be returning shortly”

“A big thank you for making such a great wonderful evening for us all. We have had lovely emails and letters this week praising the venue, and especially the interesting tour. I know a number of us will be returning shortly to spend more time in the castle and grounds. The flowers were perfect and we were able to use them again for our garden party.

70th Birthday Celebration

“Most delicious coffee cake”

“Thanks for fitting us in at such short notice last week. It was great to get away from the office and to be able to focus on the meeting without the usual interruptions. It was a refreshing change for the whole team and we all felt that much ground was covered. The only distractions were the spectacular views from the windows and the delicious lunch… that coffee cake was to die for.”

Small Business Owner Meeting

“So pleasant and accommodating”

“I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a huge thank you to you and your team for the weekend.

The castle and grounds were absolutely perfect for dad’s party, he had a wonderful time. I would also just like to say thank you to you personally… You have been so pleasant and accommodating through the whole process and have made arranging the celebration so easy. So thank you.”

60th Birthday Celebration

“Blew everyone away”

“We had an absolute scream last night, blew everyone away!

Please pass on my thanks to … and everyone for helping it run so smoothly, I will wait to see how the photos turn out and send you some.”

50th Birthday Celebration

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Opening Hours


The Castle, Tea Room and Gift Shop Opening Hours

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11am-5pm (last entry 4:15pm)

Sunday 31st March - Wednesday 30th October


Open daily 7am - 6.30pm except when closed for private functions

Fishing available



Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm