The Secret Garden, Ashford

£2000 - £10000 for Venue Hire
Up to 85
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
We are open for socially distanced viewings 7 days a week by appointment only. Our events team are always on hand to answer any questions or new enquiries via email or phone.
The Secret Garden is a captivating and elegant venue and is the perfect place to hold a wedding ceremony and reception. Inside and out the Secret Garden is one of Kent’s most romantic setting.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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(price per head)

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Minimum Number of Guests
We have a range of areas to choose from depending on your wedding party size and packages to suit all.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
The Main Coach House The main Coach House is licensed to hold ceremonies and can seat up to 80 guests for a fully served 3 course meal with an additional 40 guests in the evening. The main Coach House was once home to the estates horses and carriages, and once you enter our cobbled courtyard the reason for our name will become apparent. Lovingly restored in 2006, the main Coach House offers a warm, romantic setting, we have large double doors that open onto the south facing undercover terrace that overlooks our beautiful walled Victorian gardens. The Chapel The Chapel is our newest room and is licensed to hold ceremonies for 80 guests, this is our main back up room in case of Bad weather and is als0 used as an area for Tea and Coffee if we cannot have this in our garden. The Chapel has a large projector and can screen pictures The Glass House The Glass House is a wonderful unique room offering the best of outside-in. The Glass House is licensed for ceremonies and can seat up to 50 guests for a ceremony. For a sit down meal it can seat up to 26 guests. This is a wonderful room offering you the best of outside dining Walled Gardens The gardens incorporate a large kitchen garden where we grow seasonal fruit, vegetables, & flowers. The garden also has a network of gravel paths, box hedging and ancient espalier fruit trees.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Stephanie
Congratulations on your engagement! And thank you for taking the time to have a peak at The Secret Garden! Our events team are on hand to show you around & answer any questions you have regarding your big day, we look forward to hearing from you soon and showing you why weddings at The Secret Garden are so magical.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Kirsty & Marc
Wedding: August 2017
September 2017
A Big Thank You!
Just want to say a big thank you to you and your team for all you did on our wedding day. You were so helpful and lovely. Bar the rain the day was perfect. Just glad the rain held off for the actual ceremony! Also can we just say Abbey was amazing, she was so friendly and helpful, please pass on our gratitude. Thanks again Kirsty and Marc Haviland
Katie & Alex
Wedding: August 2017
September 2017
Wonderful Wedding
Alex and I would like to thank you for all your efforts in making our wedding so wonderful. Trying to plan a wedding whilst dealing with a severe illness and multiple surgeries, and living in a different country, could have been a nightmare but the events team at Secret Garden made things easy to manage. Being able to sort out details via email and Skype was such a relief and we really appreciate the flexibility shown. The day itself was perfect. It was exactly how we had dreamed our wedding to be. The venue was so beautiful - everyone commented on how gorgeous the grounds were and how beautifully set out the Coach House was. The food was amazing - my only regret from the day was that I didn't go for seconds! The staff were amazing - so helpful in every situation and so polite and friendly to our guests. Again, thank you so much for giving us our perfect day Katie & Alex
Rachael & Steve
Wedding: September 2018
September 2017
So Wonderfully Perfect!
We have wanted to send this through for some time, and with one thing and another, waiting for photos, work other boring things taking over, it has taken this long! A massive and sincere thank you from us both for making our wedding day so wonderfully perfect! :). It was a very special day for us both of course already, and made all the more special by all the staff at the Secret Garden taking such good care of us and all our guests. The tables, garden, music, decorations, flowers, games, ice cream, cake, food, drinks everything was amazing :) Everyone had a really great time, and there was not one thing we would have done differently. All the guys were attentive, considerate, and happy to make sure everything was perfect. I am gushing on I know, but hard to express enough. thank you again, and I am sure we will see you soon the next time we come for tea and lovely cakes! :) take care and all the best Rachael and Steve xx
Kerry & John
Wedding: October 2017
September 2017
To the Whole Secret Garden Team
I wanted to send a message to say the biggest thank you for helping us make our wedding day so special. I have not stopped smiling. I knew we had chosen the right place after viewing it the first time, we were put at ease straight away by Laura. The lead up was very hectic as was the morning on the day for me, but once arriving I knew it was all worth it. The food was amazing and all of our guests commented on how lovely it was and how friendly and helpful the staff were. The evening was fabulous and we danced the night away. Finally to all the staff who were so friendly and attentive to all our guests needs. But may I say a particular thank you to Laura, who was there right from the start to the big day. Dealing with my many emails with questions and always putting us at ease with your replies. It was unfortunate our youngest daughter was poorly on the day, thank you for accommodating her with jam sandwiches. I can't tell you how grateful I am when I saw you speaking to her and trying to make her feel better. We will never forget this day, we have so many happy memories!
Sam & Laura
Wedding: July 2017
September 2017
Absolutely perfect!
We just wanted to say 'thank you' once again for helping make our wedding day so special. The whole day was absolutely perfect. The venue was dressed exactly how we wanted it, the drinks were absolutely delicious and everyone serving on the day was fantastic - really engaging with the guests and attentive, but relaxed, throughout. But particular thanks for the chefs - just wow. Everyone commented that it was some of the, if not the, best food they've ever had at a wedding. A lot of people ended up feeling sick because they couldn't stop themselves eating more and more food. It was, honestly, the best day ever and you guys really made it by doing everything exactly as we wanted it and helping us in the lead up. Laura did an amazing job of getting everything sorted before the big day and guiding us through some of the areas we were less than sure about. The relief I felt when I walked in to see everything set-up exactly as we wanted it was immense and I really can't thank you enough for that. It honestly was the best decision we made choosing the Secret Garden for our wedding, we absolutely loved it and so did all our guests! Thanks again. Sam and Laura
Jackie & Dan
Wedding: July 2017
September 2017
Massive Thank you
Dan and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the team at the Secret Garden for all your hard work before and during our wedding day. You were all absolutely amazing and made our day better than we could have ever imagined. You took away all the worry and stress on the day, enabling us to relax and enjoy every second. Thank you again Love Jackie and Dan

Secret Garden Kent - Wedding Open Day

29th September 2019
Calling all engaged couples!! Pop down to the Secret Garden between 10.30 - 3pm to see our beautiful venue, meet our recommended suppliers and chat with our dedicated Wedding Team!
Location & Contact Details


The Courtyard, Mersham-le-Hatch, Hyth Road, Ashford, Kent, TN25 6NH

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 10 M20

Nearest Train Station

Ashford International

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (2)

Kent Wedding Awards finalist 2015
Top 10 Kent Bridal venues

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We have lots of Secret Garden bits and bobs that are free to use including a table plan easel, silver cake stand, knife and fancy dress box!

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

Every couple & every wedding are special to us and no 2 are the same!

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

Charming, Unique, Bright, Enchanting, magical

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Hidden in the wildflower meadow!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our canapes are to die for! I couldn't possibly pick one!

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

Plan the day you want and would be happy to remember for years to come. Its a long day but it will go fast so take some time to have a few moments with your partner wondering the gardens

What’s your favourite canapé?

memory tables are a beautiful addition for loved ones who are no longer with us and makes them part of your special day

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Our amazing front of house and kitchen team without them we would not be able to offer the customer service, care and menus we have.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Wedding cake for the car ride home!

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