15 Small Wedding Venues In Kent

If you’re planning to elope or tie the knot in complete privacy or if you’ve dreamed of a romantic, small & very personal wedding, surrounded by close relatives and family – then an intimate wedding venue in Kent is the ideal pick for you.  

Often situated in magical, stunning landscapes and with amazing views, you have to see the small wedding venues in Kent we found for you! If you’re still left looking after this article, head over to Bridebook’s Wedding Venue Search and browse thousands of UK wedding venues.

1. The Barn, Tunbridge Wells

Happy newlyweds' confetti shot at The Barn.

An Intimate and Personal venue, The Barn in Tunbridge Well has a rustic feel with a modern edge, ideal for your low-key small chic wedding. It has been built in the traditional Kentish style with oak beams and columns and this creates a truly wonderful atmosphere.

2. Winters Barns, Canterbury

Newlyweds kiss surrounded by fairy lights in the garden.

There’s nothing like the romance of a beautiful barn wedding. No barns match ours for beauty, intimacy, and traditional Kentish character. With enchanting gardens and a stunning interior, Winters Barns is the perfect blend of old and new – a secluded historical venue steeped in history

3. The Lost Village Of Dode, Luddersdown

Two tables set up for an intimate wedding dinner in The Lost Village of Dode

This one makes it onto our list of top venue picks for your intimate wedding! It’s truly unique with no other venue offering the seclusion, history or atmosphere in an original medieval building and approached by a winding lane overhung with trees and lit by candles and braziers.

4. Hever Hotel, Edenbridge

If you’re looking for hotel wedding venues in the UK, then the Hever Hotel is one to visit!  Situated in the beautiful village of Hever; a mile from the historic childhood home of Anne Boleyn – an idyllic venue, perfect for your special day!

5. George Vaults, Rochester

George Vaults

We are sure you’ve never seen anything quite so unique as this one! This was once a church, then an inn, and now provides the perfect intimate wedding venue for a wedding day in a remarkable 14th-century Vault! This is one of our favourite intimate wedding venues in Kent.

6. The Barnyard, Sittingbourne

The marquee at the barnyard.

As far as barn wedding venues in the UK go, this one is really special! Nestled in the heart of the Kentish Countryside surrounded by 150 acres of stunning landscape combining rolling hills, natural woodland and romantic orchards, The BarnYard is an enchanting setting for the most memorable day of your life.

7. St Martin’s Priory, Canterbury

Bride and her bridesmaids at St. Martin's Piory.

This is one of the most beautiful, intimate wedding venues in Kent and is nestled in the heart of Canterbury and located next to the oldest church in England. St Martin’s Priory boasts 2.5 acres of enchanting Gardens and breathtaking views of Canterbury Cathedral.

8. Knockwood Bespoke Receptions, Canterbury

Newlyweds pose.

Situated in the Garden of England, nestled in the countryside between the historic city of Canterbury and towns Maidstone, is the perfect wedding venue in Kent.  With idyllic country surroundings in an area of outstanding natural beauty, you are free to create everlasting memories.

9. The Ferry House, Sheerness

Newlyweds holding hands in a field of wheat

Host your small but special occasion at The Ferry House. Peacefully set beside the Swale Estuary in the Kent countryside, this 16th century inn is the perfect hideaway place for an intimate occasion, with packages for 2-30 guests, award-winning dining and 4* accommodation for 70+.

10. The Bull Hotel, Wrotham

Confetti shot at The Bull Hotel.

Seen as one of the cosiest hotel wedding venues in the UK, The Bull Hotel is a unique and beautiful country inn situated in the historic village of Wrotham. Boasting charm and character, The Buttery offers an intimate space for your ceremony and reception.

11. The Black Horse Inn, Maidstone

The Black Hourse Inn a cheap wedding venue in kent.

The Black Horse Inn is a relaxed and unpretentious, rural, family-run Inn set in the Kentish countryside and provides an intimate and relaxing location for your wedding. Being that this location is one of many small wedding venues in Kent, it’s hosted some excellent parties and weddings.

12. Cooling Castle Barn, Rochester

Newlyweds pose in front of castle tower at the cooling castle barn.

Large or small, formal or informal, Cooling Castle Barn has spaces for any kind of wedding and promises that no two weddings are the same!  Kick back and enjoy this intimate wedding venue in the spotlight, along with a scrummy breakfast, elevenses, a glass or two of bubbles and the undivided attention of everyone around you.

13. Hoath House, Edenbridge

Bride and her bridesmaids pose in front of venue.

Hoath House aims to make your special day as you always imagined it would be. Get married under their wedding arch, or under a gazebo. Hoath House, a magnificent Tudor period building boasting idyllic history and wooden beam features, is the perfect wedding backdrop.

14. Whitstable Castle Trust, Whitstable

Fountain at whitstable castle trust.

Named one of the best UK Castle Wedding Venues, Whitstable Castle boasts beautiful lawns, a fabulous fountain, multiple reception rooms, sea views and a roof terrace for drinks and photographs, what more do you need? Feel like a queen and say I DO to this fabulous intimate venue.

15. Elmley Nature Reserve, Sheerness

Newlyweds walking along the fields.

You have to see this one!  Elmley is a 3,300-acre estate based on an island in the Thames, situated away from the bustle of North Kent, just an hour from London. A vast wilderness. The spectacular landscape, soul-stirring skies. An absolute sight to behold.


We couldn’t wait to show you these Kentish gems!  We know it takes time, so if you haven’t found ‘the one’ yet, don’t panic. Bridebook.co.uk’s Wedding Venue Search is a quick and simple way of finding the right venues for you, so click the filters, choose your number of guests and type in Kent as your preferred location. We’re sure that your dream venue is just around the corner!

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Happy Bridebooking!