Mercure Tunbridge Wells

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£750 - £5250 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
84 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
The hotel is open and offering in-person showrounds. Video calls are still available for anyone who is hesitant about visiting the hotel.
Set in the heart of Kent, the garden of England, the Mercure Tunbridge Wells provides a stunning location for your dream wedding. Finalists for 'Venue of the Year' at the Kent Wedding Awards 2020!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£750
Maximum Price
£5,250
Room hire only from £750 Please speak to the wedding co-ordinator for more information
What is included in this pricing:
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£3,750
Maximum Price
£5,250
Number of Guests Included
50
Inclusive for 50 people for the day & 70 people for the evening: Experience wedding planner for the venue Ceremony room hire Ivory aisle carpet runner for ceremony room Chair covers with a coloured sash of your choice Red carpet arrival Reception drinks Three course wedding breakfast with coffee Half bottle of house wine per person Toast drinks Evening reception food Function room hire Menu trial for the couple for the wedding breakfast Wedding host to give you a main contact on the day Hire of cake stand & knife Bedroom for the night of the wedding for the couple Discounted accommodation rates for your guests Complimentary first anniversary meal in the hotel
What is included in this pricing:
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.)
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
84
Sleeps No. of People
168
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Late Night Extension
Yes

Food and Drink

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

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Great decision considering Mercure Tunbridge Wells as your wedding venue! Our award winning, 4 star hotel built around the original Georgian Dower House in the Heart of Kent, is the idyllic backdrop for your wedding! “Every guest without fail said that the food and service was fantastic and that it was the best wedding they had been to” Keith & Jo Browne, 2nd November 2019 Choose from either our contemporary Parkside Suite or our smaller Park Avenue and Park Square Suites. The Parkside Suite caters for larger receptions and has its own private courtyard and bar, ideal for enjoying reception drinks while looking out to the idyllic grounds. Alternatively, you can make the most of the building’s historic, Georgian charm with our Park Avenue or Park View Suites for more intimate gatherings. As well as being the ideal space for guests to enjoy champagne and canapés, our beautiful courtyard is the perfect place for you to pose for photos. Our grounds and features provide a range of stunning backdrops for your photographs; be sure to capture the moment in our secret garden!?? We know that every wedding is different and specialise in turning your ideas into a reality! We are a flexible venue and are happy to discuss all the little details that will make your day memorable and personal to you. Whether it’s a BBQ or hog roast you desire, or even a bouncy castle to keep the little ones amused, we are more than happy to discuss your ideas and will endeavour to turn your dreams into a reality! When you choose Mercure Tunbridge Wells for your wedding, you can expect flexibility to make your wedding day dreams come true, coupled with fantastic value for money from our all-inclusive packages!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Molly Rodway
Hi! I'm Molly, Mercure's in-house wedding coordinator. Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life and its important to me that your vision comes true. I am a true perfectionist and will leave no detail unturned. I am here to make the planning of your day easy and stress-free! I have 5 years experience in the industry, both organising and operating weddings on the day itself.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1991
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(7)
Beth Grove & Pekka Peltola
Married in January 2020
October 2018
So blessed to have found this venue!
We literally cannot thank you enough for everything you did for our wedding day! You helped us so much and it really was the big family union that we wanted. There was a lot to organise with 150 guests coming from all over the world but it ran spectacularly and we felt like we were part of an even bigger family with the staff as well. You all went above and beyond for us and we couldn't have asked for a better venue and team for our day. Truth be told, I feel blessed that my Aunt found your venue & thank you for you accommodating us.
Mr & Mrs Ballard
Married in November 2019
October 2018
Couldn't have chosen a better venue
We would like to say one last huge thank you for all the work and effort you put into our big day. We had an amazing time and couldn’t of chose a better venue. Would you also please say a massive thank you to all the staff that worked that day they went above and beyond for us.
Keith & Jo Browne
Married in November 2019
October 2018
The best wedding our guests have been to!
A massive thank you for making our special day run so smoothly. Every single staff member from the organisation, waiters, waitresses, bar staff and receptionists were extremely friendly, professional and so approachable. It made our day relaxing and stress free so that we could enjoy the day. Every guest without fail said that the food and service was fantastic and that it was the best wedding they had been to. Thank you so much once again for a wonderful and memorable day.
Keith & Jo Brown
Married in November 2019
January 2020
The absolute best day of our lives!
A massive thank you for making our special day run so smoothly. Every single staff member from the organisation, waiters, waitresses, bar staff and receptionists were extremely friendly, professional and so approachable. It made our day relaxing and stress free so that we could enjoy the day. Every guest without fail said that the food and service was fantastic and that it was the best wedding they had been to. Thank you so much once again for a wonderful and memorable day.
Ann Carroll & Keith Stuart
Married in August 2019
October 2018
This venue is amazing!
We would both like to thank you for everything you all done to make our day amazing. Please thank all the chefs, waiting staff and all those who was involved. A big thank you to you, Amanda, John, Ernest ( such a lovely fella, who served us the night before our wedding and he was there Sat & Sunday morning at breakfast ). & Patrick. Thank you so much for everything!
Mr & Mrs Duffield
Married in July 2019
October 2018
Thank you SO much!
Me and my new wifey Emma Duffield want to say a massive thank you for hosting our wedding yesterday!! Your organisation of it all made sure it flowed amazing and all the guests loved it! We are so happy we picked your venue for our big day!!

The Kent Wedding Fair

10th January 2021
The fayre offers an extensive range of services and products for your special day and gives you the perfect opportunity to see first-hand our venue and meet with our experienced wedding coordinators.
Location & Contact Details

Address

8 Tonbridge Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4QL, England

Travel Notes

It's best to find our venue via google maps - you will find us located just off the A21 if you're coming from the north of Tunbridge Wells - or we are along the A26 if you are coming from the south of Tunbridge Wells. We are in an easy location to find by car and have plenty of free parking onsite to accommodate guests. If travelling by train, you can reach us from both Tunbridge Wells Train Station and High Brooms Train Station.

Nearest Town

Tunbridge Wells

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 junction 5 or M20 junction 4

Nearest Train Station

Tunbridge Wells Train Station

Nearest Airport

London Gatwick

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

There isn't one in particular that stands out as the best, but what I will say, is that the ones where the couple and the guests seem most happy & relaxed are when everything happens in one place; i.e. the ceremony and the reception. It means the couple and the guests arrive at the venue and can relax and enjoy themselves, rather than having to worry about finding transport and getting to each place on time. Other than that, weddings that have a bouncy castle for the children, a photo booth for the adults and bring their pets along are always a big hit!

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

One thing I would recommend the most is to view venues, meet with wedding coordinators & suppliers as its important that you trust and get on with the people that will be helping you to organise your wedding day. A venue may look nice on the outside, but if they do not have the experience and service to go with it, then it is likely that it will cause you more stress whilst planning your wedding! You need the best team around you for the task ahead and the peace of mind that your wedding day will be the most enjoyable day.

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

The groom arranged a surprise for the bride on the wedding day - He knew his future wife would have loved to have their dog walk her down the aisle on the day. He secretly arranged for their dog to be bought to the hotel and was handed to her just before she walked down the aisle - the complete surprise on her face and tears of pure love and joy were so heart warming. It made me cry too! I love animals!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Flexible. Personal. Experienced. Reasonably-priced!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Definitely our Lily Pond! It's the perfect tranquil place for couples to sneak off to to have a few moments to themselves to take the day in and have the perfect photo taken in-front of a gorgeous backdrop.

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

No, we haven't. But that's honestly not important to us. We make everyone feel like they're royalty!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini bacon and Aberdeen Angus cheeseburger!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Pulled pork slider platter, spiced apple sauce

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The hotel was built around the original Georgian Dower House of Pembury - so the venue boasts original Georgian features, but when it was converted to a hotel, the main entrance was built in the style of an Oast House to fit in with the Kent countryside - so there is a grand entrance followed by a warm, welcoming from the Dower House.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The team. Over the past few years, the team here at the hotel have won awards for 'Food & Beverage Team of the Year' and 'Front of House Team of the Year' plus we were Finalists at the recent Kent Wedding Awards for 'Wedding Venue of the Year' in 2020. Every single member of the team here is passionate about what they do and go above & beyond to make people's wedding day dreams come true!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special Offer10% off Gold, Diamond, Platinum, BBQ or Home & Away packages - T&C apply.