Knowlton Court

£9450 - £12450 for Venue Hire
Up to 86
30 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Wedding venue with elegance and charm in Kent.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
The ceremony can either be held in the Great Hall; seating up to 100 or outside in the Garden Pavilion, seating for 150, space for 250+; additional fee for the extra chairs required. The Great Hall seats 86 for the wedding breakfast. For the evening celebrations you may invite up to an additional 70 guests. We provide the tables, table linen, chairs, glassware and drinks/bar staff. Party until midnight.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Guest accommodation included

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
In the Manor House you choose your caterer from our preferred suppliers list. Catering in our marquee you may either select you own cater or choose from our preferred list. Catering requirements are dealt directly with the caterers.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Food and Drink

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

Ceremony & Reception

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Knowlton Court is a gorgeous country house manor and wedding venue near Canterbury. The lovely house, surrounded by hundreds of acres of charming parkland, makes a perfect setting for a romantic and elegant wedding. The Manor House can host up to 86 seated guests for dining and 156 for the evening reception, and it is available for exclusive use. We also have a marquee that seats 150 guests for the wedding breakfast between April and October, larger weddings can be catered for.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Dawn
You are welcome to arrange a viewing by telephoning 01304 842402 or emailing Dawn on Come a see for youselves what a relaxed charming venue Knowlton really is.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Claire & Rolande Ryder
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
Memorable & Fabulous weekend
We would like to say a hugh thank you for such a memorable and fabulous weekend. Our wedding guests have not stopped talking about it and will for some time to come. The help and attention to detail Dawn and her team give is outstanding and we enjoyed every second of it. The accommodation we were in was simply perfect and we would highly recommend knowlton in the future. Thank you once again for making our wedding special and our day memorable.
Samantha & Steven Skinner
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
Absolutely stunning
"Absolutely stunning. The Perfect Place. Achingly beautiful on a summer's day. Quite impossible to create a more beautiful setting. Walking down the tree-lined carriage-drive from the Dower House to The Great Hall with both our families in informal procession was simply joyful. And The Dower House itself provides the finest accommodation; stylish, incredibly tasteful, relaxing and comfortable with an intimate, gracious, elegant charm. We completely loved it. All of us had just the most wonderful time."
Hannah & Andrew Evans
Wedding: July 2018
November 2018
When we viewed Knowlton Court we knew we had found 'the one'.
When Andrew and I drove up the long tree lined drive to Knowlton Court we knew we had found ‘the one.’ We had envisaged a wedding weekend in the heart of the glorious Kent countryside and Knowlton delivered just that. Our entire party stayed on site between the Dower House, Knowlton Rooms and the Lodge from Friday to Monday. Although the weekend and wedding took 18 months of planning it was truly worth the hard work. We had a relaxing Friday evening at the Dower House with our family and friends and then were able to relax and get ready on site for our wedding on the Saturday. The weather shined upon us and we married in the garden, followed by drinks reception in the grounds. Our wedding breakfast took place within the Great Hall, which looked stunning. Hosting our family and friends for our wedding in such a beautiful house and setting was a dream come true. Dawn and her team worked tirelessly to make our day a success.
Katie & Thomas Stead
Wedding: July 2018
November 2018
Absolutely Perfect!!
We had our wedding here in July and it was absolutely perfect!! The minute we viewed this venue we knew it was the one. It is such a beautiful and classy venue. Dawn is brilliant! She cannot help you out enough from your first initial meeting to the final days leading up to the wedding. We had originally planned to get married under the pavilion but due to the weather this had to be changed to indoors but I have to say I'm glad this happened as we really enjoyed having our ceremony inside and all our guests agreed. The room is beautiful! We had the house for the day and then all moved to the marquee for the evening reception which worked well for us to have everyone in one place. We stayed here the night before and after the wedding. We used the knowlton flats, bridal suite, knowlton rooms and the lodge. All amazing and comfy rooms! Thank you to Dawn and her team for the perfect wedding venue!!
Jade & Michael Green
Wedding: July 2018
November 2018
The most amazing day
We would like to say a massive thank you to you and all the staff who helped our day go so smoothly!! We had the most amazing day we could of asked for, everyone absolutely loved the venue!
Anatala & Paul Ivey
Wedding: June 2018
November 2018
Absolutely brilliant!
Absolutely brilliant! That is the best way to describe our wedding at Knowlton. We will cherish every memory for the rest of our lives. Our wedding was not just about us but about having those we love, our family and friends, around us. We so wanted to be able to spend time with all the guests; one day would not be enough! Everyone settling in to enjoy a BBQ at the Dower House the day before the wedding and being able to enjoy the company of guests until they departed the day after the wedding made the weekend so special. The whole Knowlton Estate is absolutely stunning, elegant and relaxing, this combined with the brilliant staff who were available at all times in the lead up and on the day meant we could not have asked for more. Just perfect!
Location & Contact Details


Nr Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PT

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Snowdown - Southeastern

Nearest Airport

Gatwick Airport

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Bride Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Phil Spencer as a wedding guests.

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

A table set up with their parents, grandparents and great grandparents wedding days.

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

Set up a spread sheet to monitor your budget and set up dates for appointments and payments.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Idyllic, Romatic, Unique, Breath-taking & Welcoming.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Celebrating your wedding with family and friends for the whole weekend.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Surrounding and Service.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Baked dates stuffed with chorizo and wrapped in smoked streaky bacon.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Mini fish & chips

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Mad hatters tea party, every detail was thought of even down to the croquet mallets!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Oak bridge on the top lawn by the cedar tree.
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