Nettlestead Place

£6000 - £7000 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
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
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
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
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
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!
Kimberley & Tom
Happy couple married in July
January 2023
The Best!!!
The venue speaks for itself - it is STUNNING! We were blown away by the grounds. So naturally beautiful and well maintained. We chose to make the most of all the areas we could, so had the ceremony in the undercroft, drinks reception and canapés in the rose garden and then wedding breakfast and reception in the marquee. Sharon and the ladies at EasyDine were a god send. Thank you all so so much for your help and support. Sharon, you are a credit to Nettlestead Place and I cannot thank you enough. (Special mention to Amy for making sure I ate throughout the day too!!) I wish I could go back and do it all over again, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you a million times for making our perfect day, perfect.
Debbie and Rhic
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
Just wonderful!
Nettlestead Place is the perfect setting for such a happy occasion. The gardens are beautiful and we were lucky enough to hold the ceremony in the stunning rose garden as the sun was shining. The crypt is a special place too! Sharon and the team worked hard so everything fell into place on the day allowing us to thoroughly enjoy the day with our friends and family.
H & G
Happy couple married in May
December 2022
The Best Decision We Made!
Sharon and her team from start to finish, were not only welcoming, enthusiastic, and patient, but their all round professionalism and attention to detail, meant we had the best day of our lives with no hitches or unexpected issues. Booking Nettlestead was the best decision for us, the grounds are impeccably well kept and nothing was too much for Sharon and her team to arrange. You would be MAD not to at least visit this beautiful family home and meet the lovely Sharon to see what I mean and fall in love just as we did!
Jay & Ellie
Happy couple married in May
June 2022
Fantastic venue and beautiful setting
Me and my partner got married here in May 2022 and had the most fantastic day. All of our guests absolutely loved it too. The gardens are beautiful and such a romantic setting to get married in! Would highly recommend getting married in the rose garden if the weather allows, you will not regret it!
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

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

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

A Kentish Ceremony Magazine and Your Kent Wedding Magazine

Bridebook Awards (2)


Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

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 your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning, quintessentially english, romantic, tranquill

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

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 your venue?


What’s your favourite canapé?

Duck Sausage Rolls with Garlic Mayonnaise

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Waffles with syrup

What is your venue's 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