Wedding Ceremony

2024 is getting busy but we do still have some weekend dates left in the Summer and good availability for Autumn/Winter. We are also now taking bookings for 2025. To check dates and to arrange a viewing, please contact Natalie,

Exclusive use of the Castle for your Wedding

Exclusively yours - With the Castle and grounds closed to the public for weddings, we are able to offer private use throughout the day of your unique wedding ceremony venue in Kent.

We have three separate areas licensed for the ceremony; the Orangery, the Great Hall or the White Rose Room. 

Or you may choose to lead your guests through our grounds, across the threshold of the village gates, to the listed Tudor High Street and a visit to St Mary’s church.

The Orangery

During summer months many couples opt for a civil ceremony at the Orangery

Originally built in Victorian times; a stunning modern glass roof structure was added in 2008, complementing the striking stonework and bringing architectural merit.

Throughout the summer season the Orangery is one of the most unique venues in the Kent for a civil ceremony.

The Great Hall

During the winter, or in wet weather, the ceremony is by no means compromised by coming inside to the majestic Great Hall; a grand, formal room of Tudor heritage reflected in its oak panelling. The bridal couple sign the register at our 17th Century oak refectory table beneath the stained glass window..

An aisle is created from the Print Room behind and, following the ceremony, drinks and canapés can be served in the White Rose Drawing Room adjacent, a light and elegant room with breath-taking views of the Weald and walls hung with paintings of the Stuart monarchs.

Intimate or Grand Scale

We are able to accommodate a range of guest numbers, from smaller parties under 50 up to numbers of 80 for a wedding breakfast in the Great Hall, followed by an evening reception of up to 120.

We regularly erect our marquee in the grounds, which gives you freedom to invite up to 120 guests for the full day from ceremony through to evening reception, a truly flexible wedding ceremony venue in Kent.