We’re Fazackarley a wedding photographer and wedding film maker duo based in the South of England and covering Kent and the whole of the UK. 

From options for indoor and outdoor ceremonies to castles and rustic countryside barns and some of the best Kent wedding reception venues. We’ve put together a list of our top 10 Kent wedding venues to give you a helping hand with your wedding planning.

Bradbourne House

If you are looking for a Kent wedding reception venue with impact then Bradbourne House might just be the place for your special day. Bradbourne is a tudor grade 1 listed building packed full stunning features and historical charm. Your guests will have an impressive first impression of Bradbourne as they make their way through the iron gates and up the sweeping driveway. One of our favourite features of this venue is the striking teal and gold walls in the Great Hall – take a look at Anne and Matt’s wedding gallery here to see more images of this majestic venue.

Features:

  • Licenced venue
  • Can host from 40 to 100 guests
  • Sweeping driveway
  • Exclusive use venue
  • Indoor or outdoor ceremony options

Bradbourne House

New Rd

East Malling

West Malling

ME19 6DZ

Wadhurst Castle

Wadhurst Castle is a luxury wedding venue located on the borders of the outstanding natural beauty of the Kent and Sussex countryside. As well as being able to host larger weddings for up to 130 people, the Castle is also well suited to more intimate weddings and have a special package for ceremonies of up to 30 people, where the ceremony can take place within the beautiful conservatory, surrounded by sumptuous plants and foliage. The lovely Eunji & Joe had an intimate wedding at Wadhurst Castle recently and you can take a look at their special day here.

Features:

  • Can host weddings from 2 – 130 people
  • Indoor & outdoor ceremony options
  • A choice of ceremony rooms depending on the size of your wedding party.
  • Historic Grade II listed building
  • Exclusive use

Wadhurst Castle

Castle Walk

Wadhurst

TN5 6DA

Eastwell Manor

Ideally suited to anyone planning their dream Kent country wedding, Eastwell Manor is an elegant manor house, with countryside views, landscaped gardens and steeped in history. Our lovely clients Gemma & Simon got married at the striking Eastwell Manor and you can take a look at some their beautiful family-filled wedding photos here.

Features:

  • Countryside location
  • Impressive historic venue
  • Landscaped gardens, perfect for your wedding photography
  • Overnight accommodation options
  • Onsite wedding planning team

Eastwell Manor

Eastwell Court

Boughton Lees

Ashford

TN25 4HR

The Gardens Yalding

Our pick of the somewhat unusual Kent wedding venues is the Gardens at Yalding. The Gardens is country wedding venue set within 12 acres of unique and historic gardens allowing for idyllic ceremonies inside or outside.  The venue features two interlocking tipis where you can host your wedding meal and evening reception. A truly stunning venue for Summer and Winter weddings. We shot Becca & Phil’s wedding at the Gardens recently and you can see some of the photos from their beautiful day here.

Features:

  • Indoor & outdoor ceremony options
  • Beautiful garden setting
  • Summer and winter wedding options
  • Tipi wedding venue so no need to hire any additional coverings for your wedding day.

The Gardens Yalding

Benover Rd

Yalding

Maidstone

ME18 6EX

Leeds Castle

For a true fairy tale wedding venue Leeds castle in Kent takes a lot of beating. Leeds Castle is one of the most spectacular wedding venues in Kent, steeped in history and complete with its own moat. The Castle offers a number of ceremony options from the Castle itself depending on the size of wedding you are planning. 

Features:

  • A number of ceremony options available  for wedding from 80 – 200 guests
  • Historic moated castle
  • Beautiful landscaped grounds for the perfect wedding photography backdrop
  • Exclusive use from 4.30pm on days when the Castle is open to the public

Leeds Castle

Broomfield

Maidstone

ME17 1PL

The Ferry House Inn

The Ferry House Inn is our top pick of small Kent wedding venues for couples planning a smaller wedding ceremony and reception (the venue can actually host weddings from 20-250 guests so not just for intimate celebrations!). The Ferry House Inn is waterside wedding venue located on the idyllic Isle of Sheppey on the secluded hamlet of Harty and is a birdwatchers paradise, attracting visitors year round for both the wildlife and the beautiful scenery. The Ferry House Inn itself offers couples lots of different options for their special day and the choice between a barn or an outdoor gazebo wedding ceremony. And of course, the breathtaking scenery couldn’t be a more perfect backdrop to your wedding photographs!

Features:

  • Unusual Kent wedding venue
  • Perfect for nature lovers
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony options
  • Waterside location
  • Overnight accommodation options

The Ferry House Inn

The Ferry House Inn

Harty Ferry Road

Harty

Kent, ME12 4BQ.

The Old Kent Barn

The Old Kent Barn is an award-winning family run wedding venue in the heart of the Kent countryside. The venue offers couples the option of an indoor ceremony within an atmospheric barn or an outdoor ceremony under the purpose-built gazebo surrounded by scented roses and wisteria. The venue also offers accommodation options onsite so after the party ends you are just a short walk to your cosy bed for the night.

Features:

  • Indoor & outdoor ceremony options
  • Award-winning wedding venue
  • Countryside location
  • Historic barn
  • Onsite accommodation options

The Old Kent Barn Wedding Venue

Smersole Farm

Swingfield

Dover

CT15 7HF

Winter’s Barns

For a true fairytale wedding venue Leeds castle in Kent takes a lot of beating. Leeds Castle is one of the most spectacular wedding venues, steeped in history and complete with its own moat. The Castle offers a number of ceremony options from the Castle itself depending on the size of wedding you are planning.Located close to Canterbury, Winter’s Barns is a beautiful barn wedding venue in Kent. It’s the perfect venue if you’ve always dreamt of a romantic countryside barn wedding.

The venue features two well-appointed barns, one provides onsite accommodation and the other has been designed to hold wedding ceremonies and receptions. There’s plenty of parking on site for all your guests and the bride and groom both get their own preparation rooms.

Features:

  • Dedicated wedding coordinator
  • Heated, air-conditioned barn
  • Countryside location
  • Can host up to 150 guests for wedding ceremonies and 200 guests for wedding breakfasts.
  • Onsite accommodation options for wedding morning prep and wedding night

Winters Barns Wedding Venue

Winters Farm

Nackington Rd

Canterbury

CT4 7AY

Ruffynes Barn

Ruffynes is a beautifully restored barn wedding venue in Kent. The Barn itself features traditional beamed ceiling and is a light and airy space in which to hold your wedding ceremony.

One of the key features of this venue is that the neutral decor makes the perfect blank canvas for your own wedding decorations, allowing you to make the venue your very own for the day.

The beautiful countryside setting provides plenty of opportunities for wedding photography. The venue is licenced for civil ceremonies but if you were planning a religious wedding ceremony then the beautiful local church, St. Martins is just a 5 minute walk away.

Features:

  • Light & spacious wedding barn
  • Walled garden
  • Beautiful grounds for wedding photography
  • Capacity of 150
  • Blank canvas to make your own

Ruffyens Barn

Church Ln

Aldington

Ashford

TN25 7EG

Hayne House

If you are looking for a unique wedding venue in Kent then Hayne house might be just what you are after. This is a modern and elegant wedding venue with receptions taking place within the purpose-built orangery: a light and airy conservatory with views of landscaped gardens. Couples can choose between an indoor and outdoor ceremony and the venue has capacity for up to 120 guests.

Features:

  • Modern conservatory wedding location
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony options
  • Wedding morning prep rooms onsite
  • Family run business
  • Countryside location
  • 35 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds

Hayne House

Saltwood

Hythe

Kent CT21 4EH