Nettlestead Place

£6,000 - £7,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
1 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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This beautiful waterside manor house provides the ideal setting for your wedding day. Ceremonies take place outside in the Rose Garden or 13th century Undercroft in the Manor
Nettlestead Place Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
The venue and wedding marquee are included in the fee of £7,000.00 for Saturday weddings in the months from April to September in 2023, weddings on Fridays are £6,600.00 and reduced further still on Mondays to Thursdays to £6,000.00. All fees include Vat.
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.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
External caterers not permitted
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
The above pricing includes Canapes and Wedding breakfast plus Drinks Collection for adults
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Set menu options only
Table linen included
Cutlery included
Bespoke menu available
Minimum numbers apply

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Above pricing is for the wedding breakfast meal only. We offer Canapes and a full Evening Menu Offering. Drinks Collections are priced from £22.75 per adult guest
Nettlestead Place Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Nettlestead Place Full Description
Nettlestead Place is a medieval manor listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 set in the heart of Kent. It has for centuries staged lavish celebrations and is now exclusively available for weddings and other celebrations. The 14th century gatehouse stands to the west of the manor at the start of the private drive and is an impressive entrance for the bridal party. St Mary's Church is the neighbouring church and just a 5 minute walk to Nettlestead Place. Nettlestead Place offers an exclusive unique English country setting with award winning gardens, striking medieval manor, a location that is genuinely a perfect wedding venue. The manor is steeped in history and is still a family home but it can be exclusively used for weddings. It is a true gem of a venue! The 13th century Undercroft is a truly unique location for wedding ceremonies and is characterised by 3 medieval pillars. An historic and striking setting for such an important occasion. The Undercroft can seat up to 120 guests. The stunning Rose Garden is the setting for outdoor ceremonies, with a wooden Gazebo sitting at the base of a large lime tree. The aromas and the beauty of the rose garden make this a truly romantic setting. After the wedding ceremony guests can enjoy champagne and canapes on the broad terraces overlooking the manors sunken pond. The celebrations can continue as guests can wander through the idyllic gardens, famous throughout Europe, across manicured lawns, paths and water features, surveying the beautiful Kent countryside on their way to the wedding marquee.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sharon Page
If you are looking for a wedding venue that is truly private and magical then look no further than Nettlestead Place it is a hidden gem. We stage only 35 weddings throughout spring, summer and early autumn so you are guaranteed a private exclusive wedding venue for your wedding celebration. Our sole in house Caterers work exclusively with us at Nettlestead Place so you don't have to decide between many catering companies.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in August
September 2023
Perfect Day!
What a phenomenal venue! As soon as we saw it we knew it was the one! The staff are wonderful and the grounds are spectacular. We cannot recommend this venue enough. From the food, to the organising, to the decor. We got married in the Undercroft, a magical, beautiful area of the venue, which is nothing like anything we have seen before. Before moving to the beautiful rose garden and ending our day in the fantastic spacious marquee. Nettlesstead place is the perfect venue for a timeless British Garden wedding. We were offered to spend the evening in the bridal suite after the wedding and we cannot thank Annabel and Roy enough for their hospitality. The stay was amazing and the cooked breakfast we highly recommend. Our perfect venue for our perfect say and the only thing that I would change is that I would do it all again and again and again. Thank you Nettlestead ❤️
Ana & Joe
Happy couple married in July
August 2023
Amazing day, not a single iota of stress!
This venue is absolutely stunning and all we keep hearing from our guests since our big day is how it's the most beautiful venue they've ever been to. It accommodates the entire wedding package to perfection with a great choice of locations for indoor and outdoor ceremonies. In terms of organisation and the staff, they were absolutely superb. Things just went on in the background as they should and it really was a load off our minds. In particular, Sharon (wedding coordinator) who had been at our beck and call from day one was outstanding on the day, such a calming influence. The food was absolutely superb and the portion sizes were on point. The waiting staff were perfectly in sync when it came to dishing out the meals, very cool to see. Big shout out to the cooking team and for making the evening grazing table look like a work of art. Quite simply the perfect day in a perfect venue. You won't regret choosing Nettlestead Place!
Antalia and Alex
Happy couple married in May
June 2023
A truly wonderful venue
We were planning our wedding for a little over two years and I can say that Sharon and the team and Nettlestead were amazing in helping us throughout. Everything was customisable to how we wanted it and the responsiveness of ALL our questions was always prompt (even answering the phone when she's on holiday - sorry and thanks!). I would recommend Nettlestead to everyone - the undercroft is the most unique ceremony venue anyone could ask for. I'm always tempted to 'not mention' it to keep it a secret as it goes with the romantic setting. The catering staff onsite were professional and the food is amazing - well presented and very delicious. The marquee is completely fit for purpose and looks so beautiful with nearly every type of decoration. If we could, we'd do it all again tomorrow!
Tom Cullen
Wedding: October
March 2023
Favourite wedding venue in Kent.
Nettlestead Place is one of my favourite wedding venues in Kent. So much scope for photos and a great team that really love what they do and go the extra mile to make the big day perfect. Ive photographed a number of weddings there and I am looking forward to being back soon! 5*
Sylvia and Andrew Gonzalez
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
We had the most wonderful, dare we say perfect, we
We had the most wonderful, dare we say perfect, wedding at Nettlestead Place, it is truly a spectacular setting for a wedding! We held our ceremony in the beautiful 12th century undercroft, but we were also tempted to hold it in the lovely rose gardens just outside. I was thrilled that the elegant bridal suite, just a few steps away, was made available to me for the morning to allow me to get ready with my party. We held the post ceremony drinks in the beautifully manicured rose gardens framed by trees and a picturesque pond. The marquee was ideal for the wedding breakfast and dance party, with its views of the rolling hills of the downs - just idyllic! Sharon and the Nettlestead team went over and above our expectations to make it the perfect day for us. This was so important for us as we live in Canada, and so the team’s professionalism and responsiveness made organizing the wedding from afar possible. Sharon was incredibly helpful and provided amazing service and support to help us plan and work through all the details of the day. The wonderful wedding, we had was not possible without them! We simply cannot say anything negative about our experience, we highly recommend getting married at Nettlestead Place.
Rachel and Matt
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
The best wedding ever
We got married at Nettle stead place in August and we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day. The day was so relaxed and organised thanks to Sharon the events organiser and the catering team. The venue was amazing and all of our guests commented on how lovely and big the grounds are. We got married in the undercroft of which has a lovely chapel/church like feel to it. We would definitely recommend Nettlestead place as a venue to get married at. Amazing from start to finish!
Nettlestead Place Location & Contact Details


Nr Wateringbury, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5HA, England

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

Leave the M25 at J5 and continue on the M26 for 8 miles

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Nettlestead Place Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

A Kentish Ceremony Magazine and Your Kent Wedding Magazine

Bridebook Awards (2)

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Nettlestead Place?

Every wedding is amazing and the best weddings are when everyone is so happy from start to finish.

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

Stay calm and don't overthink your wedding day, everything will be perfect on the day

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

Personal homemade jars of jam and chutney as favors for the guests to take home.

Describe Nettlestead Place in 5 adjectives

Stunning, quintessentially english, romantic, tranquill

Where’s the best photo spot at Nettlestead Place?

On the small bridge in front of the sunken pond with the manor house as the backdrop

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Nettlestead Place?


What’s your favourite canapé?

Duck Sausage Rolls with Garlic Mayonnaise

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Waffles with syrup

What is Nettlestead Place most unique feature?

Stunning landscaped gardens.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Offering a high standard of service and my commitment to each couple to make their wedding day perfect for them their family and friends

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftYes
Bridebook Special OfferYes