Mercure Tunbridge Wells

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£4250 - £6000 for a package
Up to 150
84 Bedrooms
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Set in the heart of Kent, the garden of England, the Mercure Tunbridge Wells provides a stunning location for your dream wedding. 'Wedding Venue of the Year - Kent' at the Global Wedding Awards 2021
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£4,250
Maximum Price
£6,000
Number of Guests Included
50
Inclusive for 50 people for the day & 70 people for the evening: Experienced wedding planner for the venue, Ceremony room hire, Ivory aisle carpet runner for ceremony room, Chair covers with a coloured sash of your choice, Red carpet arrival, Reception drinks, Three course wedding breakfast with coffee, Half bottle of house wine per person, Toast drinks, Evening reception food, Function room hire, Menu trial for the couple for the wedding breakfast, Wedding host to give you a main contact on the day, Hire of cake stand & knife, Bedroom for the night of the wedding for the couple, Discounted accommodation rates for your guests, Complimentary first anniversary meal in the hotel. Additional day & evening guests can be added for an additional price per person. Maximum capacity - 150 people
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
84
Sleeps No. of People
168
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
6:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Exclusive Use
Full Description
Great decision considering Mercure Tunbridge Wells as your wedding venue! Our award winning, 4 star hotel built around the original Georgian Dower House in the Heart of Kent, is the idyllic setting for your wedding! “Every guest without fail said that the food and service was fantastic and that it was the best wedding they had been to” Keith & Jo Browne Choose from the contemporary Parkside Suite, which caters for larger receptions and has its own private courtyard and bar; alternatively, you can make the most of the building’s historic charm with the Park Avenue & Park View Suites for a more intimate celebration. As well as being the ideal space for you and your guests to enjoy champagne and canapés, our beautiful courtyard is the perfect place for you to pose for photos. Our grounds and features provide a range of stunning backdrops for your photographs; be sure to capture the moment in our secret garden! We know that every wedding is different and specialise in turning your ideas into a reality! We are a flexible venue and are happy to discuss all the little details that will make your day memorable and personal to you. Whether it’s a BBQ or hog roast you desire, or even a bouncy castle to keep the little ones amused, we are more than happy to discuss your ideas and will endeavour to turn your dreams into a reality! When you choose Mercure Tunbridge Wells for your wedding, you can expect flexibility to make your wedding day dreams come true, coupled with fantastic value for money from our all-inclusive packages! Due to a number of date changes & cancellations, there is a range of last-minute wedding dates available in 2022 – explore the availability below and contact the wedding planners to find out more: • Saturday 2nd July 2022 • Saturday 20th August 2022 • Saturday 27th August 2022 • Sunday 28th August 2022 (bank holiday weekend) • Saturday 24th September 2022

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sophie & Sophia
Hello! We are Sophie & Sophia, Mercure's in-house wedding planners. Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life and its important to us that your vision comes true. We are true perfectionists and will leave no detail unturned. We are here to make the planning of your day easy and stress-free! We have over 15 years experience, both organising and operating weddings on the day itself, so rest assured you're in safe hands! Message us for more information!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1991
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
39
Reviews
(17)
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Mr & Mrs Thornton
Happy couple Married on December
February 2022
Our wedding was amazing!
We got married at the Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel on 29th December 2021 and it was amazing. From our original meeting with Sophie in February 2020 (pre covid) we knew that the Mercure Tunbridge Wells was the venue for us. We were looking for an affordable venue, where the ceremony and reception could be held in the one place. We wanted a bar in the reception room so that we didn’t lose all of our guests to a bar elsewhere and we wanted somewhere with lots of parking. The Mercure Tunbridge Wells ticked all of those boxes. We received a 25% discount on their package prices as our wedding was going to be mid week which was a massive bonus! We had a choice of 3 menus but we went with the basic one, but paid a bit extra to swap the main course for the vegetarian option. The package included the chair covers and sashes/hoods and cream runner/carpet for the ceremony so there was no extra charge for this, which we did find at other venues. We opted for white hoods over the white chair covers and had a selection of brooches to choose from to hold the hoods on. We paid extra for the ceiling drapes with fairy lights but it really softened the room - it looked so pretty. Sophie was very knowledgeable and answered any questions that we had quickly. We had planned to go to one of the wedding shows at the hotel so that we could see the room dressed etc but unfortunately due to the lockdowns we were unable to do this. Sophie did hold virtual tours of the hotel with the rooms dressed which was very helpful. We had our ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception all in the one room (Parkside Suite) and one of our guests commented that it was like walking into a different room after each change. It looked beautiful! We were able to provide our own table centres, although they do use Creative Venue that can provide this service for you at an additional cost. Sophie just advised us not to make them too complicated or time consuming and their staff would put them out for us. I sent a photo to Sophie a couple of weeks before so she could see what we wanted. One thing we did have an issue with was the use of candles. At our initial meeting the venue allowed real candles as long as they were in a proper holder, however between the time of us booking and our first proper planning meeting with Sophie this had changed and they were no longer allowed. By this time I had already purchased our table centres but Sophie arranged for floating LED candles to be provided on the day. Therefore this issue was resolved. The candles were there on the day and looked fab! When we booked our wedding Sophie was able to give us some advice on timings of the day so that we could book the registrar etc. At our first planning meeting Sophie talked through every step of the day to ensure we were happy and we came away with things to prepare/send her prior to our 2nd planning meeting. As we were getting married at Christmas, I asked if I could bring a couple of Christmas trees to set up at the front of the ceremony room and again it wasn’t a problem. I booked a room at the hotel for the night before and as there wasn’t a wedding/event on the night before I was able to set the trees up myself the night before there wedding. Sophie recommended that I stay in one of the suites the night before so that I had that room to get ready in the morning of the wedding. It was a large room which was great for the morning with the photographers and my hair and make up lady. We stayed in the bridal suite the night of the wedding which was lovely, we wished we had longer to enjoy it! The day ran very smoothly (apart from some last minute drop outs due to Covid/illness) and the hotel staff were amazing! The run up to the wedding was quite stressful with talk of restrictions but Sophie was very understanding and put our minds at rest as much as possible. The food was really good and our guests commented on how nice it was! Big portion sizes too! We hired a photobooth through the hotel from Cheesebox and Jenell from there was amazing too, providing personalised prints and going above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect before and on the day (evening emailing me on Boxing Day!) I cannot recommend the Mercure Tunbridge Wells enough. It was perfect for what we wanted. I have recently been advised that we get a complimentary anniversary meal so we will definitely be back for that. Thank you to everyone at the Mercure for making our day so special, especially Sophie, John and Andrea xx
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Adam and Sarah Delaurey
Happy couple Married on October
October 2021
Everything you could hope for
A week later and we still haven't come back down to earth - we just want to relive every second of our wedding at the Mercure Tunbridge Wells. It's been a long journey, complete with COVID postponement, but it was worth every single day of the extra year's wait. We cannot thank the hotel enough for their support concerning this - they made what could have been a very stressful and costly process so easy and at absolutely no extra cost to us at all. Sophie and her team have been a dream, and on the day, the coordinators, restaurant/kitchen staff, etc were all wonderful. Professional, attentive and so friendly! We would recommend this venue to absolutely everyone. We had the wedding anyone and everyone would wish for!
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James and Paul Love
Happy couple Married on August
December 2021
Choose this venue!!
We cannot fault this place! They have been absolutely fantastic from the day we got in touch, all through the planning and then on the day. More importantly, they could not have been more helpful during the disruption with Covid. We had to move our day twice and they literally took all the stress away. Food and service on the day was fabulous and we can't wait to go back for our anniversary meal!! We love you Mercure!!!
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Mr & Mrs Davies
Happy couple Married on August
December 2021
A VERY happy couple
Me and my new wifey want to say a massive thank you for hosting our wedding yesterday!! Your organisation of it all made sure it flowed amazing and all the guests loved it! We are so happy we picked your venue for our big day!!
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Steve
Happy couple Married on July
December 2021
Happy wife, happy life!
We cannot recommend Sophie and her team at Mercure Tunbridge Wells enough. I must admit, I didn't have much to do with the planning, but my wife seemed very happy with the service all the way through and it really was an absolutely fantastic day. Staff were brilliant, everyone had a good time, good value for money too. Wife's happy, I'm happy. Thank you Mercure
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Steph & Sean
Happy couple Married on April
December 2021
So accommodating!
Sophie made this experience as easy and enjoyable as she possibly could. She was always quick to respond, kept us in the loop with relevant government changes and was so flexible and accommodating with last minute changes and personal things we wanted to make the day special. We honestly could not have asked for more and we had the most special and intimate wedding thanks to Sophie and the team at the Mercure!
Location & Contact Details

Address

8 Tonbridge Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4QL, England

Travel Notes

It's best to find our venue via google maps - you will find us located just off the A21 if you're coming from the north of Tunbridge Wells - or we are along the A26 if you are coming from the south of Tunbridge Wells. We are in an easy location to find by car and have plenty of free parking onsite to accommodate guests. If travelling by train, you can reach us from both Tunbridge Wells Train Station and High Brooms Train Station.

Nearest Town

Tunbridge Wells

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 junction 5 or M20 junction 4

Nearest Train Station

Tunbridge Wells Train Station

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

There isn't one in particular that stands out as the best, but what I will say, is that the ones where the couple and the guests seem most happy & relaxed are when everything happens in one place; i.e. the ceremony and the reception. It means the couple and the guests arrive at the venue and can relax and enjoy themselves, rather than having to worry about finding transport and getting to each place on time. Other than that, weddings that have a bouncy castle for the children, a photo booth for the adults and bring their pets along are always a big hit!

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

One thing I would recommend the most is to view venues, meet with wedding coordinators & suppliers in person as its important that you trust and get on with the people that will be helping you to organise your wedding day. A venue may look nice on the outside, but if they do not have the experience and service to go with it, then it is likely that it will cause you more stress whilst planning your wedding! You need the best team around you for the task ahead and the peace of mind that your wedding day will be the most enjoyable day.

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

The groom arranged a surprise for the bride on the wedding day - He knew his future wife would have loved to have their dog walk her down the aisle on the day. He secretly arranged for their dog to be bought to the hotel and was handed to her just before she walked down the aisle - the complete surprise on her face and tears of pure love and joy were so heart warming. It made me cry too! I love animals!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Flexible. Personal. Experienced. Value for money! (We know, we cheated with the word limit a little bit!)

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Definitely our Lily Pond! It's the perfect tranquil place for couples to sneak off to to have a few moments to themselves to take the day in and have the perfect photo taken in-front of a gorgeous backdrop.

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

No, we haven't. But that's honestly not important to us. Everyone is royalty to us!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini bacon and Aberdeen Angus cheeseburger!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Pulled pork slider platter, spiced apple sauce! YUM!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The hotel was built around the original Georgian Dower House of Pembury - so the venue boasts original Georgian features, but when it was converted to a hotel, the main entrance was built in the style of an Oast House to fit in with the Kent countryside - so there is a grand entrance followed by a warm, welcoming from the Dower House.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The team. Over the past few years, the team here at the hotel have won awards for 'Food & Beverage Team of the Year' and 'Front of House Team of the Year' plus we were Finalists at the recent Kent Wedding Awards for 'Wedding Venue of the Year' in 2020. Every single member of the team here is passionate about what they do and go above & beyond to make people's wedding day dreams come true!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special OfferBook your wedding on a Monday - Thursday (excluding bank holidays) and receive 25% discount off the Gold, Diamond or Platinum Packages!