Penshurst Place and Gardens

£1,500 - £8,600 for Venue Hire
Up to 136
Exclusive Use
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A beautiful countryside manor house hidden among acres of rolling hills in the Weald of Kent countryside. Now also providing ceremonies in the wider parkland and in our formal gardens.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
Nestled in the heart of the peaceful village of Penshurst, in an area of unspoiled countryside in west Kent, lies an enchanting, authentic medieval country house. Penshurst Place is quintessentially English – romantic, classic and elegant with a rural feel. For nearly seven centuries this characterful home has played host to lavish entertaining, chivalrous acts and notable historic events. Today Penshurst Place, with its beautiful unique rooms, glorious gardens and exquisite hospitality, opens its doors to couples wishing to celebrate the start of their married lives together. We understand that every couple is unique and every wedding individual. Our team of knowledgeable and attentive wedding co-ordinators can offer as much, or as little, guidance and inspiration as you require to make planning your wedding smooth, stress-free and exciting. Drawing on extensive experience, we handpick the very best suppliers for our list of trusted partners to cover every detail. With four impressive banqueting rooms of varying sizes and atmosphere, all under one roof, the beauty of Penshurst Place lies in its flexibility to host a more intimate gathering for a less formal occasion or a large, lavish celebration to amaze and delight your friends and family. We offer a selection of gorgeously appointed locations to perfectly match your requirements. Our picturesque gardens provide the most ideal photo opportunities and perfect locations for your outdoor ceremony.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: George
Planning weddings, speaking to excited couples and seeing months of planning come to fruition are what my team and I thrive on! We love what we do, and we love where we do it, please don't hesitate to get in contact with us and see how we can help bring your dream wedding to life. The Hospitality Team


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mr & Mr B
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
Best day ever!
Dear Caroline, Nikki, Liz & team, Wanted to say a massive, massive thank you for all your help leading up to and on the day of the wedding, helping us feel valued, confident and comfortable. We had the best day ever despite that blazing heat! Wouldn’t change it for the world. Everything went so smoothly and that was all down to you. We can’t thank you enough for everything. Penshurst will always have a special place in our hearts now.
Mr & Mrs C
Happy couple married in August
September 2023
We are looking back on our day and it seems like a perfect dream - it simply couldn't have been more magical. We knew it would be special but we could never have hoped it to be as close to what we wanted it to be or to have enjoyed ourselves so much. We will remember it forever. We are so, so grateful to you for months of conversations, emails, visits - for your tireless efficiency, enormous patience, warmth and creativity.
Mr & Mrs H
Happy couple married in July
September 2023
A lovely day
We just wanted to say that we had a lovely time on our wedding day at Penshurst Place and enjoyed the delicious food and drinks throughout the evening! We really appreciate how much work went into organising everything and wanted to say a big thank you to everyone involved in hosting the event, especially with the fast turnaround to avoid the rain! Our guests and families also had a lovely time and many people will most likely come back to visit the house and gardens
Mr & Mrs Gray
Wedding: July
July 2023
The perfect day
An incredible venue, picture perfect, the team were very helpful and couldn’t do enough to help with whatever anything you asked for! Particular thanks to Nikki and George and Sarah on the day. Everything went very smoothly and lots of guests commented on how beautiful the venue was! Would highly recommend Penshurst as a wedding venue!
Mr & Mrs P
Happy couple married in July
July 2023
We would highly recommend Penshurst Place. The setting is magical and the staff are amazing – nothing is too much trouble & their attention to detail is perfect. The whole event from start to finish went so smoothly. I would especially like to mention how helpful Nikki in Banqueting has been
Mr & Mrs C
Happy couple married in June
July 2023
Wonderful wedding
Thank you to all of the staff at Penshurst Place (and especially George) for helping us to hold the most wonderful wedding! It truly was the day of our dreams, and we are so grateful for all of your help - Penshurst could not have been more organized, smooth and accommodating (and patient, with an overwhelmed bride on the other side of the world to deal with!). Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts

County Wedding Events

12th November 2023
Come along to the show where you will be able to view this spectacular venue whilst having the opportunity to speak to a variety of wedding specialists to help you plan your special day
Location & Contact Details


Penshurst Place, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DG, England

Travel Notes

For your guests, always use the postcode for our private entrance "TN11 8DH"

Nearest Town

Tonbridge or Tunbridge Wells

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (6)

2022/2023 Kent Wedding Awards Venue of the Year
2019 Kent Wedding Awards Venue of the Year
The Wedding Industry Awards 2019 - Regional Finalist
The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 - Highly commended, South East Region
2014 Kent Wedding Awards Venue of the Year
2011 Kent Wedding Awards Venue of the Year

Bridebook Awards (2)


Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Too many to choose! We've hosted so many different weddings, all with their own quirks and features. Perhaps the best weddings though, are the ones where the couple disappear for a few moments away from their guests, their photographer, and their wedding party and we spot them sitting on a bench in the gardens just taking in the day and reflecting on their vows before re-joining everyone to celebrate. In the rush and excitement of your wedding day we always recommend taking a few moments away, just the two of you, to celebrate.

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

Ask as many questions as you feel you need to be comfortable about your wedding. This is YOUR day and we are here to make sure that everything you're looking for comes to fruition. Don't be afraid to ask questions as often as you need to to ensure that on the day itself you feel stress-free .

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

Couples often put their most personal touches into their table plans, with tables named after important places in their lives, locations of dates, names of pets and even favourite sweets! It's always a pleasure to see our couples showcase their personality at their wedding.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, characterful, flexible, historic and picture-perfect

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Too many to choose from! For large expansive shots, the Italian Garden with the house in the background is a must. Elsewhere Coronation Walk which is lined with beautiful old apple trees is a stunning spot for more rustic images.

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

We couldn't possibly say... ( ;

What’s your favourite canapé?

A British classic - the little Roast beef Yorkshire puddings are divine!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Our famous homemade sausage and vegetarian rolls, perfect for mid-party snack

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The medieval Baron's Hall. It was completed in 1341 and features an original 60 feet high chestnut-beamed roof.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team. Outside of the immediate weddings team is a small collection of helpers from other departments who are just as passionate about weddings here as we are. Many of us married here ourselves and they all help out with getting the rooms ready for our couples if we need them.