Penshurst Place and Gardens

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£1500 - £8600 for Venue Hire
Up to 136
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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
£1,500
Maximum Price
£8,600
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

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
136
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1942
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
7
Reviews
(15)
Arran and Rex
Married in October 2021
December 2021
Couldn't have asked for a better venue
The venue was perfect and the staff were super helpful, couldn't have done it without them
Mr & Mrs H
Married in September 2021
December 2021
Phenomenal
We had the most amazing day EVER.. it completely exceeded our expectations, above and beyond! We really can’t thank the staff at Penshurst Place enough!! The staff at Penshurst Place made the whole process of organising a wedding so easy and everything went so smoothly on the day. Nikki has been brilliant with liaising with our suppliers to make sure everything was in place for us. Any questions that we had, they were answered right away and they were very accommodating to our family needs. We would recommend Penshurst Place to everyone. The venue is absolutely beautiful, stunning and the staff are phenomenal!
Mr & Mrs W
Wedding: September 2021
December 2021
Magical Day!
Dear Nikki, we would like to express our HUGE thanks on a truly first class service – I know Penshurst Place speaks for itself but your hospitality, professionalism, help, patience and advise (the list goes on) was second to none, from the moment they booked their wedding, throughout the organising, up until the last minute of the wedding. We honestly cannot thank you enough, they truly had a magical day
Matt & Eva
Married in August 2021
December 2021
Perfect venue and brilliant staff!
Our wedding at Penshurst could not have gone more smoothly. The viewing and preparation in the lead up to the day was handled so professionally by the team, we always felt like we were in good hands! The team were always so helpful and that continued through to the wedding day itself - no request in the lead up to the day or on the day itself was too much trouble. The venue is absolutely stunning - you are spoilt for choice with options (both inside and outside) for the ceremony, drinks and wedding breakfast. Would thoroughly recommend!
Isabel and Nicolai
Married in August 2021
December 2021
Dream team!
The staff at Penshurst provided a superb level of service which exceeded our expectations. They were proactive in making sure our wedding reception ran smoothly - you could tell that a lot of work had gone on behind the scenes in terms of preparation and we really appreciated it. From the co-ordinators to the servers, every member of the team was so attentive and accommodating. This made it so easy for us to relax and enjoy our day!
Mr & Mrs G
Married in July 2021
December 2021
Planned to perfection
We knew Penshurst Place was the wedding venue for us, and having the knowledgeable banqueting team there on our special day was the reason that it was our first choice. Everything was so well organised and planned to perfection. We truly had the most perfect wedding day. After an extra 9 months of waiting and all the restrictions as well as the heatwave the week before, we really pulled it off and it couldn't have been more perfect! The photos speak for themselves!
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

M25

Nearest Train Station

Tonbridge

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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Press & Awards
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Industry Awards (6)

The Wedding Industry Awards 2020 - Regional Finalist
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
FAQ
(10)

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?

Bacon rolls; they are always well-received after an hour or two on the dance floor

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.