The Friars Aylesford

£2,000 - £5,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 80
80 Bedrooms
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A very warm welcome to The Friars, Aylesford. We are delighted that you are considering us as the reception venue for your special day. We have three main options for your wedding reception, but offer complete flexibility.
The Friars Aylesford Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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We are one of the only venues that offer "hire only". We find this very popular as it offers our couples complete creativity and flexibility.
What is included in this pricing:
Day before set up available
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
(price per head)

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We can offer buffets for hire only weddings, or we can put you in contact with our preferred caterers.
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Table linen included
Bespoke menu available

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Number of Guests Included
We offer two main packages, the all in "Pilgrims' Hall" packages which includes wedding breakfast in the 13th century Pilgrims' Hall. We also offer Twilight packages.
What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
The Friars Aylesford Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
reception only, but options close by
Dancefloor Available


Disabled Access
Landscaped Gardens
Grade I/II Listed Building
Bridal Changing Facilities
Water View
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
13th Century buildings

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering

Cultural Specialists

The Friars Aylesford Full Description
A very warm welcome to The Friars, Aylesford. We are delighted that you are considering us as the reception venue for your special day. We have three main options for your wedding reception which are, The Pilgrims’ Hall Package, The Twilight Package or hiring the North Barn on a self-catering basis. The Friars offers a truly breath-taking location and you will be amazed at its beautiful surroundings, the perfect backdrop for wedding photos which can be taken in the Courtyard and other areas of the grounds, detailed further in the brochure. At the Friars we strongly believe that there is no set formula for your wedding reception, and we pride ourselves in our flexibility and ability to deliver the day of your dreams from the moment you book, right up until the last moments of your magical day. We will take time and pay attention to your individual tastes and requirements, and will be on hand with every step of the planning to offer reassurance, inspiration and special tips to ensure a relaxed and smooth running wedding reception for all. For our all-inclusive Pilgrims' Hall Package couples will have exclusive use of our stunning 13th Century Pilgrims’ Hall which is the oldest building here at The Friars. You will also have use of our historic North Barn to hold your evening reception. As food is one of the main highlights of a successful wedding, all our menus are tailor-made to suit your requirements. Your guests will enjoy a sumptuous wedding breakfast prepared on site by our Head Chef and their loyal team. The happy couple will be offered a discount on their bedroom, in our guesthouse that holds up to 120 guests should they choose to stay here for Bed and Breakfast. There is ample free parking on site for all guests and both the Pilgrims’ Hall and North Barn are within walking distance of each other.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kirsty
Thank you for taking time to look at us here at The Friars, Aylesford. Although we are a small team, we have a big heart at the centre and it's with this we can create the perfect wedding day for you. We pride ourselves on being affordable and flexible. Please get in touch if you have any questions, however big or small, we'll do our best to answer.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: September
October 2023
The place is absolutely beautiful
The place is absolutely beautiful and relaxing. There are times in life where we find/seek peace and feel the need to clear our minds from all the worries we have in the world. This might be the place you are looking for. Try taking a walk around the place. There is also a wonderful garden for you to see.
A summers wedding
Happy couple married in August
October 2023
Thank you
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help! We had an amazing day.
b88 W
Wedding: August
October 2023
Beautiful place to go
Beautiful place to go. Many different things to do including mass, confession, praying in the gardens, stations of the cross and quiet meditation. located on beautiful grounds that are well kept, the cafe serves a wide variety of hot and cold food/beverages. Staff are very friendly and helpful
Mr and Mrs Saker
Happy couple married in July
October 2023
We had an amazing day
We had an amazing day and it was exactly what we wanted, very relaxed and chilled out. We had a lot of compliments with regards to the venue and how pretty and fitting to our style it was. I really hope you do decide to keep it as a function space, there are not many places where you can have a wedding how you want these days, so many places are packaged up.
Ralphy illeffects
Wedding: June
October 2023
lots of history there
Really nice place to walk round or just if you want to chill out. The priory itself is incredible, lots of history there. You can also do pottery classes here. There's two tea rooms and a gift shop.
Sandra Lopez
Wedding: June
October 2023
friendly staff
A beautiful peaceful place with an adorable thatched roof tea room, with really helpful and friendly staff, definitely recommend going here.

Wedding Fair at the Friars Aylesford

3rd March 2024
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Wedding Fair at The Friars Aylesford

13th October 2024
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The Friars Aylesford Location & Contact Details


Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7BX, England

Travel Notes

If using a SatNav please use postcode ME20 7BY - Donation Car Park available on site.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20 Junction 6, M2 Junction 3 (A229)

Nearest Train Station

Aylesford (or Maidstone for a mainline station)

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Enjoy it!

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

His and her favourite snacks, they went down a treat!

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Where’s the best photo spot at The Friars Aylesford?

By the purple wisteria in the spring

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Pizza, or ice cream, or both?

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