The Black Horse Inn

£600 - £1200 for Venue Hire
Up to 70
27 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
The Black Horse Inn, Country Inn and Wedding venue.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM
Late night availability


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
The Black Horse Inn is a 17th Century pub and restaurant built on the Pilgrims Way, situated on the North Downs in Kent. Designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' your wedding can be held in our flower covered gazebo with your guests seated under a beautiful wooden pergola in our private gardens, with the reception being held in the newly built 'Pilgrim Suite' - a large reception room adorned with wooden beams and Kentish hops. It features its own serviced bar, a dance floor and private restrooms. The Pilgrim Suite looks out over our 3 acres of grounds, where our 27 beautiful en-suite bed and breakfast rooms are situated. The Black Horse Inn can cater for smaller, more intimate weddings for 10 guests or larger more lavish weddings for up to 110 guests. Please contact us for a full brochure, and to arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Michelle Bagnall - Wedding Co-ordinator
I have over 10 years experience planning and helping couples with their dream weddings, I offer that personal touch than many larger venues cannot give. Each wedding couple becomes my personal friends and I strive to make each day as perfect as possible.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Matt & Laura
Happy couple married in July
November 2017
Incredible venue that gives you the day you actually dreamt of!
The Black Horse Inn couldn’t do enough from the start. It was the first and only wedding venue we looked at and on our first visit we knew it was the one and booked our wedding day. Michelle, our wedding coordinator, couldn’t be more approachable, or make herself more available to her couples. She helped to facilitate the day we dreamt of ... from a small relaxed ceremony, speeches straight after the ceremony and arranging the venue to suit our small number of guests, without looking sparse, plus making arrangements for our dog to be a part of our big day! Her advice, her constant availability, and the flexibility of the venue was incredible! All of our guests have since commented on the quality of the food, both the sit down meal and the traditional buffet and the relaxed friendly nature of all the staff at the venue. I couldn’t rate The Black Horse Inn high enough. And the best thing is... there’s pub is lovely to revisit our wedding memories time and time again!
Location & Contact Details


Pilgrims Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3LD, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 8 M20

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Tripadvisor Awards, Awards and Awards.

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

A British man marrying a Brazilian woman - the colours of the guests dresses and men's suits were incredible, as was the salsa dancing!

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

Plan early, don't leave your invites to the last minute - send out as early as you can to avoid clashing with friends and families pre-booked holidays!

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

Centre pieces being the couples favorite books with an antique camera (which they collected) placed on top and then covered with meadow flowers.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Intimate, personal, countryside, Kentish, delicious!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

On the steps leading down to the flowered gazebo - a large enough space to fit 100 persons into one frame.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini beef burgers on croutons with relish.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The hop and beam filled reception room.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

All of it!