Kent is very fortunate to be able to boast a stunning variety of woodlands and parks, some of which make truly idyllic places to say your 'I do's'! If this sounds like the perfect idea for your magical day, check out this list of some of the best woodland wedding venues in Kent.
Which one would you choose?
Capacity - 125 people
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Based at The Paper Mill in Benenden, Exclusive Woodland Weddings provide an enchanting woodland wedding venue, but with the added bonus of a barn and meadow onsite for you to use, if required. The beautiful bluebell woods and Kentish hay barn are both licensed for weddings, whilst the meadow provides an area for marquees/tipis/camping.
Longton Wood Capacity - 250 in marquee for sit-down meal
Images © Longton Wood Longton Wood is a marquee venue set in Kentish woodland where you can hire your own marquee and use all your own suppliers. There is no legal ceremony license, so ceremonies will need to be celebrant-led. This venue is available on a 3 day hire, allowing time for set-up and take-down, with toilets and festoon lighting included. Camping and glamping is also available on-site.
The Dreys Capacity - 60-500 people
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Tucked away in 80 acres of private woodland is The Dreys, a family-run business that offers complete flexibility to make your day your own. They have a licensed ceremony area as well as offering woodland blessings. Their hire fee includes use of the marquees, toilets, generator, furniture, fire pit, plus much more.
The Manor Gardens Capacity - 120 people
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Set within the Birling Estate, and hidden behind stone walls, the Manor Gardens only offer a small number of dates for wedding blessings, hand fasting ceremonies and wedding receptions per year but do not currently have a ceremony license. With plenty of space available, you can choose between having a country garden wedding or a woodland wedding - or just combine the two!
The Oak Grove Capacity - 120 (up to 160 for evening reception)
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The Oak Grove is a licensed venue for civil ceremonies and you can have your ceremony under a ‘living willow’ arbor. The main venue consists of three stretch tents that can be closed on the sides in case of inclement weather. There is an onsite bar, a kitchen for your caterers to use, and there are toilets available which are fabulously converted horseboxes. The hire includes tables and chairs.
Capacity - 120 people
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At Wilderness Weddings you can have your day spent amongst the natural beauty of the surrounding woods, meadows and lakes. With two licensed areas and a third unlicensed ceremony area, this enchanting venue allows you scope to really make your day your own. Hire includes the handmade rustic tables and chairs.
Capacity - 125 people
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With woodlands, open clearings and scenic lakes, Wise Wedding Venue is the perfect hideaway for your wedding where they offer a unique open-sided treehouse, furniture, toilets and a log fire for use during your day. And after your rustic woodland wedding, if you fancy spending your wedding night somewhere a bit different, Wise Wedding Venue offer a unique treehouse bridal suite.
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