Donnington Manor Hotel

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£89 - £169 pp
Up to 120
63 Bedrooms
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Based in countryside near Sevenoaks yet within easy reach of the M25, our boutique venue provides a tranquil & stunning setting for your special day. We offer several elegant but affordable packages!
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£89
Maximum Price
£169
Minimum Number of Guests
10
Exclusive use of our air-conditioned Riverhead function suite with natural daylight and private bar A welcome cocktail for your guests following your wedding ceremony (choose from either Bucks Fizz or Pimms) A selection of canapes* Three-course wedding breakfast Half a bottle of house wine per guest Carafes of iced water A glass of Prosecco per guest for toasting the newlyweds Your own dedicated in-house wedding planner Cake stand and knife Half-day photography package covering your ceremony and drinks reception* Menu tasting for the couple* Chair covers and your choice of coloured sashes* Starlit backdrop panel for the top table* Evening disco and DJ* Evening finger buffet for your guests* Floral package including bride’s bouquet, groom and best man buttonholes and table centrepieces* A Standard or Executive Double bedroom for your wedding night* Free parking for your guests Discounted accommodation rates (minimum booking numbers apply * included in certain packages
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
180
No. of Bedrooms
63
Sleeps No. of People
149
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Late night availability
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
Full Description
Here at Donnington Manor, we understand that every wedding is unique. Each couple has their own love story to tell, along with their own personal wishes, dreams and budget for their big day. That’s why we specialise in creating beautiful, bespoke weddings to suit your own requirements. We are licenced to host Civil Marriages and Partnerships any day of the week and have space to accommodate weddings of varied sizes. The airy Riverhead Suite can accommodate 180 for a ceremony, 120 for your wedding breakfast and up to 200 for the evening function, whereas our smaller space The Cromwell Room is a tasteful room that's ideal for smaller ceremonies and evening functions. Alternatively why not consider a marquee in our exquisitely-themed gardens with outdoor patio, accompanied by a delicious bbq buffet or hog roast? You can choose to hold your ceremony, reception or both with us, and we will be with you each step of the way. Our experienced and passionate in-house wedding planners Rebecca and Sam will listen, advise and ultimately work with you as much or as little as you would like in order to create your ideal wedding day Our team truly cares about giving you both the day you deserve, with an flexible selection of menus and additional services such as floral arrangements, DJ and decorations. All of our packages offer exceptional value for money without compromising on luxury for one of the most important days of your life.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rebecca
Firstly, congratulations on your engagement! As the in-house Weddings and Events Co-ordinator here at the hotel, and as a former bride myself, I understand how important it is to find the right venue for your big day. Just like the dress, it's only once you are secure in the knowledge you have found the perfect place that you can relax and get on with the fun elements of your wedding! At DMH we love working with couples to plan a day that is as unique as your personal love story is...

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1978
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(6)
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Ellie and Josh
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
Simply The Best!
Fantastic hotel. Lots of history as original building is a Tudor manor house. The staff were amazing with helping our big day so special and I will recommend everyone get married here!
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David and Sheena
Wedding: August
October 2022
Perfect Wedding Party!
Dear Rebecca, Please accept our most sincere and warm thanks for all the arrangements you made for David and Sheena's wedding party last Saturday. Your attention to detail and frequent checking in with us were much appreciated. Please pass on our thanks to everyone in the team. Kind regards Brenda & Nigel
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Stuart and Callie
Happy couple married in August
October 2022
Stuart and Callie
Thank you so much for all that you've done for us over the last couple of months. We'd have been lost without you! Lots of love, Stuart and Callie x
S
Stuart and Callie
Happy couple married in July
October 2022
To all at DMH!
To all the staff at Donnington Manor Hotel, Thank you for making Callie's and my wedding so special for us. After two years' wait due to covid you did an amazing job with our wedding. We received plenty of feedback from our guests on how much they enjoyed the venue and the occasion. Thank you again for all of your hard work. Stuart & Callie x
D
Diane and Keith-
Happy couple married in October
October 2017
Private Message - Wedding Feedback-
Keith and I want to thank you sincerely for the very professional and kind way you helped us with our wedding. You were wonderful, never panicking, always smiling and most importantly, always ready to please. Leading up to our big day, I was often in a panic myself due to one problem or another, but you would always be ready with an answer for me. As for the actual wedding day, the hours you worked were beyond the call of duty. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I should like to mention about the wedding breakfast room. It was breath-taking and I know everybody gave a hand in completing it. Your whole team must love and respect you, to all work so well together. Our Toast Master was a marvellous asset. He helped immensely to keep both Keith and I calm. Then to mention the food, which was excellent and certainly appreciated by all of our guests, so a big ‘thankyou’ to your chef and his team. As for your photographer, Matt Evans. He worked like a beaver, rushing around to get this and that shot. Your Reception staff shouldn’t be forgotten either. They were always very patient with us too. You should all be so proud of yourselves. Everyone one of our guests have said it was the best wedding they have ever attended, plus many have asked if we can do it all again, quite some accolade. How grateful Keith and I are to you for being such a wonderfully professional coordinator, to bring that magical touch we achieved between us all. We - and I know all our guests will certainly be recommending Donnington Manor Hotel’s services. Very sincerely Diane (Mrs Grant)
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Cheryl and Nick Taylor
Happy couple married in August
August 2017
Wedding 2017- Cheryl and Nick
The wedding was absolutely perfect! Everyone worked really hard to make it run smoothly, they were all so super friendly- my guests loved it! Honestly, the staff couldn't do enough to help us. Barry the toastmaster was brilliant, like a dad keeping everyone in order, the food, the flowers, the photographer, the disco EVERYTHING was perfect. I cannot recommend Donnington Manor enough- as soon as I get my feet back on the ground I will be sending my thank you letters and writing reviews. If you want to use any of the photos for promotion then you are more than welcome. You all worked so hard to make the day special and I cannot thank you all enough. Perfect! 😘😘😘😘
Location & Contact Details

Address

Sevenoaks, Kent, England

Nearest Town

Sevenoaks

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25

Nearest Train Station

Sevenoaks

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

I'm a wedding fanatic and love them all! Big or small, each wedding is important here, and our couples become like family to us...we're proud to say that many of our couples stay in touch after their big day and come back often, for anniversaries, family events and even renewal of vows!

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

Make sure your chosen venue has a wedding co-ordinator - and use them! We work with couples all year round and know our venues inside out, so we are well-placed to advise on even the most unusual requests, plus we can often save you money (as well as making sure everything runs smoothly on the day!). A good wedding planner can be worth their weight in gold!

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

It's actually one of mine that I brought from my own wedding experience, which I was so grateful for. I always bring the couple in to the reception space just before their guests join them for the wedding breakfast, so they can see the room transformed and enjoy some private time together...it's such a magical, special moment. The look on their faces gets me every time :)

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Welcoming, exclusive, bespoke, elegant and modern

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our pair of resident elephants that stand proudly at the entrance to our hotel. They are made of solid marble and represent good luck, wealth and happiness so are ideal for some quirky shots that you won't see in any other wedding albums!

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

If we have, we won't be telling!

What’s your favourite canapé?

The classic mini Yorkshire pudding filled with succulent roast beef and gravy or horseradish, topped with a sprig of parsley

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

It's got to be chocolate, or a lovely cup of tea with biscuits for dunking ;)

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Besides the elephants? Probably the eclectic mix of our historic 15th Century restaurant with its oak beams sitting happily beside our modern Spectrum Lounge Bar and freshly-decorated reception. Quirky and elegant in equal measures...

What part of your business are you most proud of?

My team! We have a full event briefing before each wedding so that everyone feels part of the process, allowing us to deliver the most professional service to you on your guests on your wedding day. Always with a smile and true attention to detail.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special Offer10% discount on blocks of 10 bedrooms of more when booking for your wedding date