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The Secret Garden, Ashford

£69 - £86 pp
Up to 85
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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.
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We have a range of areas to choose from depending on your wedding party size and packages to suit all.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

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


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Helen & Buster
Married in December 2018
December 2018
What can I say?
What can I say? Just...thank you! Thank you so so much! Yesterday was just the most incredible day of our lives and you and your wonderful, amazing team played an absolut...
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Rachael & Steve
Married in September 2018
February 2019
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 mas...
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Kerry & John
Married in October 2017
December 2018
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 a...
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Dan & Louisa Wills
Married in October 2017
December 2018
A Fantastic Day
I just wanted to thank you all for a fantastic day on Friday. It was Perfect! We didn't have to ask for anything and it run so smoothly. We had the most wonderful day. We...
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Christina & Rich
Married in September 2017
December 2018
A Massive Thank you
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all the staff who worked on Friday. We had the best day and everything was amazing from start to finish. The venue wa...
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Paula & Neil
Married in August 2017
December 2018
HUGE Thank you
Neil and I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you again for making our day as special as it was. It was completely stress free and we enjoyed every second of it! Paula xx
Location & Contact Details


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

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 10 M20

Nearest Train Station

Ashford International

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Kent Wedding Awards finalist 2015
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

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

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

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 personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

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

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Charming, Unique, Bright, Enchanting, magical

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Hidden in the wildflower meadow!

What’s your favourite canapé?

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

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Wedding cake for the car ride home!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

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 part of your business are you most proud of?

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.
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