Mount Ephraim Gardens

£1500 - £5000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
11 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Mount Ephraim is a unique, classically romantic setting for your wedding. Stunning views of the gardens and estate, and two magnificent sweeping staircases creating the perfect wedding backdrop.
Pricing & Costs

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Venue hire is based on seasonal and mid week/weekend pricing with options for ceremony only or ceremony and reception.

In-house catering
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Our in house caterers Scott Anderson offer an extensive menu to choose from.

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Minimum Number of Guests
Based on hiring Mount Ephraim for a wedding reception with 3 course wedding breakfast, drinks package including welcome drink, half a bottle of wine per person and toasting glass and evening food.

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Number of Guests Included
Our packages are based on 60 day guests and 100 evening guests. Packages include the wedding breakfast with drinks package, evening food plus all venue hire.
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
Usual Finish Time


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence
Full Description
Mount Ephraim offers a unique, classically romantic venue for your wedding or civil ceremony. From the spectacular views of the gardens and estate, to the elegant sweeping staircase leading into the main hall; where we often host ceremonies and receptions. At Mount Ephraim we can offer you a memorable and relaxed experience to make your big day extra special. We can accommodate ceremonies of up to 100 people in the house or garden. The manor house reception rooms offer seated wedding breakfasts for up to 100 guests, with room for a total of 175 evening guests. Or for larger wedding parties we can host receptions on our front lawn in a marquee, overlooking the stunning ten acres of gardens, with room for 250+ evening guests. We’re very flexible – if you’re looking for a traditional affair, there’s no better romantic setting. Or if you’re looking to explore arrangements a little more leftfield, we can accommodate you too. There is also never a wedding the day before or after your wedding, so you can relax, take your time and enjoy your moment! We also offer accommodation, from our spectacular Sir Edwyn Suite for the night of your wedding, to 4x other newly decorated B&B guest rooms, so you can wake up to the stunning views and setting, and all enjoy breakfast the morning after. Plus, you can also hire out our modern, country themed, self-catering Garden Wing, sleeping 12, offering you the chance to have more of your closest friends and family to stay over your wedding weekend. The estate has been owned by the Dawes family since 1695 and is still run by members of the family today. It’s this family touch that lends Mount Ephraim it's personal charm. Come and meet us, view the estate and find out how we can help create your dream wedding.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lucy Dawes
Mount Ephraim is our family home, and we aim to ensure that all our couples and their families and friends, have the perfect wedding day and will enjoy our home as much as we do. We're very flexible and offer a personalised experience. Please get in touch to find out more about having your wedding with us.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Kate and Matt
Married in November 2019
November 2019
Everything was managed by the team seamlessly
Our wedding at Mount Ephraim was beyond perfect. We fell in love with the venue from the first time we visited and knew straight away it was exactly what we wanted. From the gardens to the ceremony areas and the guest rooms to the breath-taking staircase, it is a fairy-tale venue. Everything about our day was managed by the team seamlessly, especially Vicky. She worked tirelessly to ensure that our day was perfect and was always on hand for help and advice. The recommended caterer Scott Anderson provided the most stunning and delicious afternoon tea I have ever experienced - exactly what we requested! We cannot recommend Mount Ephraim enough and look forward to returning to reminisce in the years to come.
Philip and Danni
Married in October 2019
October 2019
We cannot recommend this venue and team any higher
Where do we start. We had the most amazing day and the most amazing weekend at Mount Ephraim. Every time we met Lucy before the wedding, nothing was too much trouble. She was so helpful from start to finish. She was faultless throughout the day, and there for us when we needed it, everything was done perfectly. The house was the ideal venue for our wedding breakfast and reception, and everyone loved it. The staircase was part of many of our best moments throughout the day - walking down those stairs is the most amazing feeling. Our family stayed in the Garden Wing (which we can also highly recommend!) over the whole weekend, and it made it the family time we wanted and meant that the wedding day felt like a whole weekend as the house and gardens were ours for a lot longer! We cannot recommend this venue and team any higher, we could not have wished for anywhere better for our special day.
Juanne and Nicholas
Married in September 2019
February 2020
We couldn’t have asked for a better venue!
We couldn’t have asked for a better venue to have our wedding. Lucy looked after us from start to finish and let us do whatever we wanted to do, she was extremely flexible and it meant we could have the wedding that we had dreamt of. The gardens are beautiful and we pretty much has them to ourselves barring a few visitors who looked on and congratulated us as we had our photos. Also the exclusivity of the house is amazing. I don’t think I have seen anywhere where you get the house for pretty much the whole weekend rather than weddings being squashed back to back like other venues. It was a brilliant experience and I would recommend Mount Ephraim to anyone. If only we could do it all over again!
Anika and Haidar
Married in September 2019
September 2019
The most amazing day
We had the most amazing time at Mount Ephraim gardens. Not only is the venue absolutely stunning, Vicky and Lucy, the venue coordinators, were fantastic and so supportive. Everything was so easy on the day which allowed us to have the most amazing day.
Sarah and Mark
Married in August 2019
February 2020
The best wedding venue!
The best wedding venue! Lucy our wedding coordinator was fantastic the day went off without a hitch (we were so chill throughout the day it was great) The venue itself is stunning, you can get married inside or outside (both places are beautiful). Plenty of places for romantic photo opportunities. The best part is that we can come back and visit the gardens during the summer, which can’t do with a lot of wedding venues!
Steph and Luke
Married in July 2019
February 2020
Can not recommend this venue enough!
We can not recommend this venue enough! We had the best wedding and the venue is just simply stunning. The staff here are fabulous! The venue was very accommodating of our wants and needs before the wedding and always had an open dialogue form the start. Lucy was just fantastic and so was the accommodation. She truly went above and beyond, drying off our bouncy castle with towels so that we could use it for an hour (really not her job), allowing us to decorate the day before the wedding. Sadly, we had a rainy wedding but you really wouldn’t have know. The grounds make this venue but it’s just as fabulous in the rain if not more so. Lucy was there from the morning of our wedding until it had finished. The guests were blown away with what an amazing venue it was! If we could hire it every day for our wedding we would. This venue and the staff made our day truly magical. The Dallisons xx
Location & Contact Details


Hernhill, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9TX, England

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M2 junction 7

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Your Kent Wedding - Issue: Sep/Oct 2019

Industry Awards (1)

Guest Review Awards

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All of our weddings are truly wonderful and each is unique to the couple, but for me, my own wedding was the best! I got married in the gardens back in 2005 and had a marquee reception on the front lawn for around 150 guests. It was the most magical day and to get married at my family home surrounded by my friends and family was the icing on the cake - or the profiteroles actually as we didn't have a wedding cake!!

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

Enjoy the moment

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

The ring bearer was their cute family dog

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning, Romantic, Elegant, Flexible, Personal

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Japanese bridge in the gardens and our stunning staircases

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

We sure have!

What’s your favourite canapé?

All of them

What’s your favourite midnight treat?


What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our beautiful Japanese bridge in the gardens

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are a family business and have been owned by the Dawes family since 1695