The Blazing Donkey Country Hotel

Moderate (££)
Up to 250
27 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Award winning countryside hotel & wedding retreat - offering gazebo, barn and marquee ceremonies. Bridal suites, converted stables hotel accommodation and luxury glamping safari cottages, shepherds huts
The Blazing Donkey Country Hotel Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Countryside Hotel
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
The Blazing Donkey Country Hotel Full Description
Blazing Donkey boasts a breathtaking setting for a perfect wedding. Our niche is original, fun, made-to-measure weddings has firmly established us as a first choice venue for weddings in Kent. Well off the beaten track and set in two glorious acres of lovingly tended grounds, privacy and exclusivity to your wedding is guaranteed. Your guests will be blown away by our romantic, exclusive, ambient venue that provides a blissful atmosphere for your dream wedding. Located just outside the historic town of Sandwich, on the beautiful East coast of Kent, Blazing Donkey is perfectly set within easy reach of East Sussex, Essex, Surrey & London for those looking for a truly uninterrupted & exclusive rural wedding rural location.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Richard & Sherry Martin
You are invited and welcome to join us for a complimentary lunch or dinner during your viewing visit.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
The Blazing Donkey Country Hotel Location & Contact Details


Hay Hill, Ham, Sandwich, Kent, CT14 0ED, England

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The Blazing Donkey Country Hotel Press & Awards

Accreditations (1)

AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The Blazing Donkey Country Hotel?

Our best and most memorable wedding was that of Joan, grandmother of the owners. Joan married John who in 1998 were the first ever couple to be married outdoors in Kent. Joan and John were both in their mid 80's when they married!

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

Send save the date cards out as soon as you can!

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

An ex-royal marine bandsman from Deal was surprised by his wife when the Royal Marines Band of Deal arrived and played to the couple and their guests on the lawn directly after they were pronounced husband and wife. Not a dry eye in the house.

Describe The Blazing Donkey Country Hotel in 5 adjectives

Idiosyncratic, pretty, relaxed, stylish, fun

Where’s the best photo spot at The Blazing Donkey Country Hotel?

Anywhere in our beautifully tended gardens or in the Winter beside the inglenook fireplace

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Blazing Donkey Country Hotel?

Most recently much of the cast from Game of Thrones who knew the film-director groom

What’s your favourite canapé?


What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Crispy bacon bap

What is The Blazing Donkey Country Hotel most unique feature?

Idyllic rural setting

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our amazing "nothings' too much trouble" team of staff...