Looking for the most unique outdoor wedding ceremony in Kent? We have the answer.
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the grounds, your guests will not glimpse the Orangery until they arrive at this very special hidden gem.
(We do have vehicle access for those that need to conserve their energy.)
In 2007, the Victorian stone structure was blessed with a new lease of life when the Orangery was given to a brand new roof. It is the roof itself that is licensed for the civil ceremony in our grounds. Wonderfully re-purposed as an utterly unique outdoor venue, like none other.
Gather your composure with a stroll through the grounds from the castle, or be driven to the end of the aisle.
An impressive setting for your civil or a very personal humanist ceremony.
The gridshell roof provides a visually simple solution. When the sun shines the geometric form comes alive with complex shadows that enliven the masonry below. The spheroid is both elegant and efficient and does not detract from the impact of the ‘ruined’ orangery, yet is a delicate and sophisticated structure which complements the existing heavy masonry building.
Architect: Peter Hulbert Chartered Architects
Builder/Main Contractor: IPIG
Structural Engineers: Buro Happold
Joinery: Carpenter Oak and Woodland Co
Wood Species: Chestnut, Oak