Penshurst Place and Gardens

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£1500 - £8600 for Venue Hire
Up to 136
On-Site
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Although our Weddings & Banqueting team are currently working from home, we would be delighted to hear from you via email to help you plan your dream wedding at Penshurst Place & Gardens. Feel free to get in touch: banqueting@penshurstplace.com to ask for information, ask questions or arrange your viewing. We look forward to hearing from you!
A beautiful countryside manor house hidden among acres of rolling hills. Please enquire about our special 25% off summer weddings offer in celebration of our 25th year of holding weddings....
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,500
Maximum Price
£8,600
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
136
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
Nestled in the heart of the peaceful village of Penshurst, in an area of unspoiled countryside in west Kent, lies an enchanting, authentic medieval country house. Penshurst Place is quintessentially English – romantic, classic and elegant with a rural feel. For nearly seven centuries this characterful home has played host to lavish entertaining, chivalrous acts and notable historic events. Today Penshurst Place, with its beautiful unique rooms, glorious gardens and exquisite hospitality, opens its doors to couples wishing to celebrate the start of their married lives together. We understand that every couple is unique and every wedding individual. Our team of knowledgeable and attentive wedding co-ordinators can offer as much, or as little, guidance and inspiration as you require to make planning your wedding smooth, stress-free and exciting. Drawing on extensive experience, we handpick the very best suppliers for our list of trusted partners to cover every detail. With three impressive banqueting rooms of varying sizes and atmosphere, all under one roof, the beauty of Penshurst Place lies in its flexibility to host a more intimate gathering for a less formal occasion or a large, lavish celebration to amaze and delight your friends and family. We offer a selection of gorgeously appointed locations to perfectly match your requirements.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nikki
Planning weddings, speaking to excited couples and seeing months of planning come to fruition are what my team and I thrive on! We love what we do, and we love where we do it, please don't hesitate to get in contact with us and see how we can help bring your dream wedding to life. The Weddings & Banqueting Team

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1942
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
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Mr & Mrs M
Married in February 2020
June 2016
a memorable and enjoyable ceremony
We had a memorable and enjoyable ceremony at Penshurst, supported by your excellent team to ensure everything went smoothly
Mr & Mrs Wa
Married in June 2019
June 2016
Our wedding day was absolutely perfect
A huge thank you to the entire Penshurst team but in particular to Jane Golding, Emily and George who were just beyond exceptional. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and Jane, Emily and George made the whole day go seamlessly. Thank you so much
Mr & Mrs D
Married in May 2019
June 2016
Thank you for all you did to make our day special!
Thank you for all you did to make our day special! We were very happy with your service and support on the day. No doubt Penshurst is stunning, but your team pulled it all together, and it’s the level of hospitality & professionalism that really makes a difference
Mr & Mrs Q
Married in December 2018
June 2016
it was well beyond our expectations!
Just a quick note to say THANK YOU for all your hard work on Saturday and in the lead up. We had such a magnificent time and it was well beyond our expectations! Everything went so smoothly and looked stunning. We were exceptionally pleased with the venue, staff and support we received - particularly Caroline who was so helpful in the lead up and on the day. We wish we could do it all again
Mr & Mrs B
Married in September 2018
June 2016
we couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else!
We had the most wonderful day. The venue, the staff, the weather, the food was all perfect. From start to finish everything was so perfect and we couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else! Our guests from Northern Ireland couldn't believe how stunning the venue and Baron's Hall was and have never seen anything like it. Many said it was the best wedding they had ever been to
Mr & Mrs W
Married in September 2018
June 2016
The staff cannot be complimented enough
The staff cannot be complimented enough. Always professional, friendly, quick to respond and beyond helpful. I was always made to feel as if I was the only bride you had to worry about! Our reception was above and beyond perfect and we couldn't have asked for anything more from anyone.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Penshurst Place, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DG, England

Travel Notes

For your guests, always use the postcode for our private entrance "TN11 8DH"

Nearest Town

Tonbridge or Tunbridge Wells

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25

Nearest Train Station

Tonbridge

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards
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Industry Awards (6)

2011 Kent Wedding Awards Venue of the Year
2019 Kent Wedding Awards Venue of the Year
The Wedding Industry Awards 2020 - Regional Finalist
The Wedding Industry Awards 2019 - Regional Finalist
The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 - Highly commended, South East Region
2014 Kent Wedding Awards Venue of the Year
FAQ
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What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Ask as many questions as you feel you need to be comfortable about your wedding. This is YOUR day and we are here to make sure that everything you're looking for comes to fruition. Don't be afraid to ask questions as often as you need to to ensure that on the day itself you feel stress-free

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

Couples often put their most personal touches into their table plans, with tables named after important places in their lives, locations of dates, names of pets and even favourite sweets! It's always a pleasure to see our couples showcase their personality at their wedding

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, characterful, flexible, historic and picture-perfect

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Too many to choose from! For large expansive shots, the Italian Garden with the house in the background is a must. Elsewhere Coronation Walk which is lined with beautiful old apple trees is a stunning spot for more rustic images.

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

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What’s your favourite canapé?

A British classic - the little Roast beef Yorkshire puddings are divine!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon rolls; they are always well-received after an hour or two on the dance floor

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The medieval Baron's Hall. It was completed in 1341 and features an original 60 feet high chestnut-beamed roof.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team. Outside of the immediate weddings team is a small collection of helpers from other departments who are just as passionate about weddings here as we are. Many of us married here ourselves and they all help out with getting the rooms ready for our couples if we need them.