Chilston Park Hotel

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From £159 pp
Up to 100
53 Bedrooms
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We are open for socially distanced bookings or virtual appointments. Please also see our virtual tour here: https://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/chilston-park/weddings
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Intimate Weddings
Just £159
With its lake surrounded by 22 acres of private grounds plus open fires and candlelight, Chilston Park Hotels is a stunning backdrop for your very important occasion.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£159
Hold an intimate wedding with those closest to you whilst your extended guest list can still be involved too. This package includes virtual live streaming of your wedding vows. Share your special day and celebrate with a Champagne reception, 5-course wedding meal with wine and evening snacks served in an elegant private lounge or delivered as room service. Superior room accommodation is included for the wedding couple with plenty of accommodation to cater for your guests who would also like to stay overnight.
What is included in this pricing:
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Couple accommodation included
Canapés included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
53
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Full Description
Every wedding or civil partnership is uniquely special and we believe your day should reflect this. Our team of professional co-ordinators will help take care of your arrangements and make the whole process seamless. Let us advise on everything from menus to arrival by helicopter. On the day itself, our experienced team will be there to look after you and your guests.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: The Wedding Team
Hello from The Wedding Team, hopefully soon to be Your Wedding Team! We are delighted to be a venue of interest to you. Please let us know if you would like any further information, we can provide a brochure and set up a virtual appointment to answer any initial questions you may have. We are ready and waiting to help you create you dream day at Chilston Park.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(16)
Anne
Wedding: June 2021
July 2021
Truly amazing day!
Dear Everyone at Chilston Park Hotel In June you hosted my daughter’s wedding. Due to the pandemic the wedding had been postponed from Aug 2020. I would just like to say what an amazing day! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the whole experience was top notch! The bridal party’s room was spacious and had everything we could need, including bacon baps. Decorations that had been dropped off the previous evening were laid out and our every need anticipated or very speedily dealt with. Nothing was too much trouble. We all enjoyed the wedding breakfast, some off us a little too much, not leaving room for cake until later. All the guests commented on your service and how beautifully kept the hotel and grounds were. And the rooms... Wow! They were great. Please thank all the staff for their hard work and kindness.
Mark & Marlena
Married in June 2021
July 2021
Perfection!
The entire experience was impeccable from start to finish. From the early stages of organising the day with Jane (who was amazing throughout), to the day itself. Nothing was too much for the attentive and personable serving staff. Staff were the perfect balance of being present while still giving us space to feel that we had the place to ourselves. The food was delicious, and the venue itself is nothing short of breathtaking. Every detail is of the highest standard and the bed is probably the most comfortable we've ever slept in. Thank you for a perfect day!
Natalie and Neil
Married in June 2021
June 2021
Intimate wedding
Having gone through a couple of cancellations already, we found ourselves booking a wedding ceremony and reception here with only 3 months notice. The short time frame was no problem for the staff and they managed to support us through everything required with time to spare. The intimate wedding package they have introduced really has everything you could possibly want if you are planning a wedding for small numbers of guests. Everything from live streaming the ceremony to a 5 course wedding breakfast, more food than you can eat and a stunning room for the night. All the staff were friendly and attentive throughout the build up and the day itself. If you can, we would definitely recommend arranging the fireworks for the end of the night (Aurora fireworks)
Natalie & Neil
Married in June 2021
June 2021
Thank you
We would like to say a big thank you to you and your team at Chilston Park for all the hard work you put in to make our wedding last week as magical as it was. All of us had a fantastic day and everyone was so impressed how smoothly everything went. From as soon as Natalie arrived through to checkout the next morning the staff were so attentive and helpful. You even managed to get the sun to shine for us! We particularly would like to thank the catering team for all the beautiful food. It really was stunning. We only wish we weren’t so full by the end of the wedding breakfast, otherwise we could have enjoyed the snacks in the evening more! We did our best with them but I’m afraid we weren’t able to make much of a dent. We hope no one in the kitchen was offended that we had to leave it mostly untouched. Once again, many thanks Natalie and Neil Dawson.
Rebecca and Scott
Married in May 2021
May 2021
Pre wedding food trial
We can't thank Tara and all the staff enough for the amazing time we had at our trial food tasting. We also chose to book the hotel for the night and got an unbeatable discounted price. On arrival we were made to feel so special, we were given one of the marvelous feature rooms which are absolutely stunning! We had Champagne, canapes, 3 starters, 3 dinners and 3 desserts as well as wine. The food was fantastic, fresh and delicious. We had several visits from the head chef to make sure everything was ok and how we would like it to be, for the wedding. Which we thought was a really lovely touch. All the staff were really lovely and looked after us so well, we decided to stay an extra night as we didn't want to leave. Tara gave us lots of her time to go through some of the wedding plans with her. The whole experience has left us feeling extremely excited and in very safe hands for our wedding next March. We wish I could give them more than 5 stars! Thank you Chilston 😁
Jane & Mikes
Wedding: November 2020
May 2021
Beautiful Venue
A fantastic wedding venue, it was a pleasure to visit last week to photograph Jane & Mikes Covid wedding. Beautiful venue, extremely helpful staff and government rules adhered to. We are looking forward to returning again in the new year

Wedding open day

17th October 2021
We will be showcasing the hotel with rooms set up for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts along with our recommended suppliers. The team will look forward to meeting you and showing you around.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Sandway, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 2BE, England

Travel Notes

Travelling clockwise around the M25 Leave junction 3 taking the M20 towards Maidstone and Dover. Leave the M20 at junction 8 and join the A20 towards Lenham. Continue along the A20 passing Leeds Castle and Harrietsham. After passing a BP garage on the left follow signs to Lenham Medieval Village. There are a number of routes into the village, once you reach the square head towards Lenham Station. Continue for approximately 1/2 mile and bear left at the fork into Boughton Road, there will be signs to Chilston Park. At the crossroads go straight over, the hotel drive is 1/4 mile on the left. Travelling anti-clockwise around M25 Leave the M25 at junction 5 onto the M26 towards Maidstone. The M26 merges with the M20 after 10 miles. Leave the M20 at junction 8 and join the A20 towards Lenham. Continue along the A20 passing Leeds Castle and Harrietsham. After passing a BP garage on the left follow signs to Lenham Medieval Village. There are a number of routes into the village, once you reach the square head towards Lenham Station. Continue for approximately 1/2 mile and bear left at the fork into Boughton Road, there will be signs to Chilston Park. At the crossroads go straight over, the hotel drive is 1/4 mile on the left. From the South (from Eurotunnel, Folkestone and Dover) From M20 travelling north towards London leave at junction 9 and follow A20 towards Lenham, pass through Charing and after approximately 2 miles take the turning on the left signed Lenham Village. There are a number of routes into the village, once you reach the square head towards Lenham Station. Continue for approximately 1/2 mile and bear left at the fork into Boughton Road, there will be signs to Chilston Park. At the crossroads go straight over, the hotel drive is 1/4 mile on the left.

Nearest Town

Lenham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20 Junction8

Nearest Train Station

Lenham

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All of them! Every wedding that has taken place here is unique and special in its own way making them all the best. We enjoy seeing the individuality of each and every booking.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy the experience! Planning your perfect day is something you have probably been thinking about for years so when it comes to doing it you should make every moment count! The day of your wedding will fly by so the lead up is so important.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

It's always great to see how couples choose to distinguish their tables for their table plan. We've seen couples use holiday locations they have been to, different types of gin and even their favourite songs by a particular artist.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Classic Charming Elegant Grand Versatile

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our couples love to get photos walking in front of the Manor House with the glistening fountain in shot. The more natural countryside surrounding the lake also makes for some very romantic pictures.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We regard all our wedding couples as celebrities and that's exactly how you should feel on your day which is all about you.

What’s your favourite canapé?

It has to be the mini beef & Yorkshire pudding.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Is there anything better than a bacon roll at midnight? Your guests will love this!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The grand staircase is a showstopper. It is the perfect way to make an entrance on your big day.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are very proud of how happy we make our wedding couples on their day. It can be scary to put your trust in others and be sure they will make your day perfect but the glowing feedback we receive from our couples tells us that we do a great job of this!

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