Elmley Nature Reserve

£15,500 - £25,050 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
21 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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 that is exclusively yours over 3 days with 2 nights in unique, award winning accommodation.
Elmley Nature Reserve Pricing & Costs

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EXCLUSIVE HIRE • Exclusive use of Kingshill Farm at the heart of the private 3,300 acre National Nature Reserve. Two nights at Elmley - this runs from 3pm the day before your wedding, until 11am the day after your wedding (accommodation check out at 10:30am). • Capacity for up to 150 guests for a ceremony or blessing, drinks reception and seated wedding breakfast. Capacity for up to 200 guests for an evening reception. • Indoor and outdoor licensing for a civil marriage ceremony • Use of the beautiful Elmley National Nature Reserve for your wedding photographs with incredible meadow, beach & wilderness views. • The magnificent Kingshill Barn until midnight on your wedding day • No curfew - after midnight have an afterparty around our fire pit with marshmallow station and dedicated seating area for residential guests to keep that festival vibe going. • No corkage fee for daytime drinks EVENT SUPPORT • Our dedicated wedding team will provide guidance during your planning process; liaising directly with suppliers, pre-arranged access for meetings, planning and supplier viewings in the run-up to your wedding day, on-the-day coordination and clear-up after the wedding. • The Elmley team will be on hand throughout your stay. • Licenced evening bar for the wedding day; fully staffed and stocked with local products, can be run on cash or account, 7-11:30pm. • We will organise your Welcome Party for you and your guests staying the night before the wedding • The Elmley Wedding Planner – an in-detail guide to planning a wedding at Elmley with our carefully curated lists of incredible suppliers. USE OF VARIOUS FURNITURE We have your reception furniture covered with a choice of round tables or vintage trestle tables, wooden folding & cross back chairs, sofas & vintage pieces, lighting, including lots of fairy and festoons ONSITE ACCOMMODATION Kingshill Farm and all accommodation is exclusively yours for the duration of your hire. The unique and award-winning accommodation sleeps
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Couple accommodation included
Guest accommodation included

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
We offer in-house catering for your residential guests. Choose from a relaxed festival style wood fired pizza with fresh summer salads to private dining seated in the Farmhouse Garden overlooking the reserve. Breakfast the morning after in included for all residential guests and served buffet style in Kingshill Barn for you to spend more time with your friends and family before they head home. Your wedding breakfast catering is taken care of by a choice of our preferred external catering teams who we know and trust to deliver and delicious meal. Choose the perfect match from relaxed feasting style food to formal plated options to suit your budget.
Elmley Nature Reserve Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
03:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


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

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
External Catering Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Elmley Nature Reserve Full Description
We think that your wedding is more than just that day, what makes it a really special event is the time you spend with your family and friends. We only hold a small number of weddings a year so we feel it is really important for you to have this time to enjoy. We have created an exclusive package with our stunning venue and accommodation so you can create your own wedding without restrictions and relax and enjoy your celebrations with your loved ones. Choose from a range of catering and other suppliers to put your own stamp on Kingshill Farm with our support to guide you and make your dream day come true.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Claire
Congratulations to you and your partner on your engagement! It would be lovely to hear more about your exciting plans so please do get in touch, myself and the team would be delighted to chat through how we can make your plans come reality!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lauren & Sam
Wedding: November
November 2023
Wedding with colourful pastel wildflowers
The couple had the opportunity to spend three days at the venue, which allowed them to spend quality time with loved ones before and after the big day.
Polly & Jono
Happy couple married in September
December 2023
Thank you to you and your team for looking after us.
Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. The venue was perfect and we had the best time. Thank you to you and your team for looking after us.
Kelly & Audrey
Happy couple married in August
December 2023
So glad we chose Elmley
Dear Elmley Team, We wanted to send our deepest thanks for making our wedding day so memorable and brilliant. We're so glad we chose Elmley as our venue :) Hopefully see you soon! Audrey & Kelly xx
Callie & James
Happy couple married in August
December 2023
Food, service and support-all 5*!
James and I just wanted to thank you for all of your help and support over the build up and on our wedding. The day was perfect and you guys really helped pull everything together so seamlessly (especially with the rain) in a way it allowed us to just enjoy the day and not stress! The food and service the evening before the wedding was exceptional! The two girls serving were so lovely! And the breakfasts the next day were much needed and very delicious!
Hannah & Sam
Happy couple married in September
December 2023
Elmley is truly the perfect wedding venue
We would like to say to you, thank you soo much for all your help and support during the whole process. Your help in the build up and running through the plans on the day made a potentially stressful process soo smooth. You were excellent. Elmley was incredible and truly was the perfect wedding venue.
Chloe & Mitch
Happy couple married in August
December 2023
We never felt stressed-thank you!
The farmhouse is an amazing place to stay and we feel so lucky to have been able to have our wedding with you guys. All of our guests have said what an amazing place Elmley is and everyone that stayed over had a great time! Thanks for all your hard work on the day, everything went so smoothly and we never felt stressed or anything thanks to you guys being there.
Elmley Nature Reserve Location & Contact Details


Kingshill Farm, Elmley National Nature Reserve, Kent, ME12 3RW, England

Travel Notes

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M2 Junction 5

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Elmley Nature Reserve Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Kent Tourism Awards 2017, Rest your head award Winner
Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Elmley Nature Reserve?

Stunning Indian-Anglo wedding that was featured in British Vogue. Read all about it here-https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/article/zeena-shah-anglo-indian-wedding

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

Make your wedding your own! Take advice and guidance to help make the most of your ideas and plans. We are here to help guide you so no question is too big or small.

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

A flash mob, group dance from a groom who worked in the West End. So much fun to surprise the guests and partner-made such an amazing atmosphere.

Where’s the best photo spot at Elmley Nature Reserve?

There's too many to choose from but a few team favorites are; -In front of Kingshill Farmhouse with the open reserve in the background -Sunset photos in the hay meadows with golden light in the tall grass -Infront of the barn window-such a unique view -On our private shell beach

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Elmley Nature Reserve?

@heartzeena and @paperandwood -incredible!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini steak and chips-delicious!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Mac & Cheese with crispy bacon bits-just what you need before returning to the dance floor!

What is Elmley Nature Reserve most unique feature?

The only National Nature Reserve in England where you can stay overnight. Even if we aren't the perfect wedding venue for you we are open for stays year round if you would be interested in experiencing Elmley.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Sharing such a wild, natural landscape with people to show them the importance of slowing down and taking time to be in the moment of enjoying whatever occasion you are sharing.

Bridebook Benefits

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