The Falconhurst Garden option includes access to any part of the Falconhurst gardens from the day of set up (usually 3 days prior to the event). You arrange your own marquee/caterer.
The Barn at Falconhurst option includes the furniture, lighting, flooring and use of The Barn and Walled Garden for reception drinks. This is a hassle-free option.
Falconhurst is set on the edge of an organic dairy farm, 3 miles south of Edenbridge on the Kent/Sussex border in the High Weald. They are surrounded by fields with views towards the Ashdown Forest. There’s a station within a 15-minute walk at Cowden, and they are 25 minutes from the M25 and one hour from London.
The gardens at Falconhurst are open to the public during the week in summer and for the National Garden Scheme and have been featured in several books, providing the perfect backdrop for a country house wedding.
Falconhurst is a beautiful stone house owned by the same family since it was built in 1852.
The church is a short walk away from the venue, and most couples proceed back from their ceremony along the historic Church Walk, arriving back in The Walled Garden for reception drinks.
The gardens surrounding the house have lush borders prolific with flowers during the summer. There are wild areas, ponds, lakes, woodland walks, pigs, sheep and a couple of goats to join in the fun.
Their marquee option
The garden is ideally suited to a marquee wedding where couples are welcome to choose their own suppliers, creating a completely unique wedding. Marquees are placed on the dell below the handsome house with beautiful views to the south. Falconhurst are happy to advise on suppliers for no extra charge.
Their barn option
For weddings of 80 or less, they have a pretty little Victorian threshing barn overlooking a small lake with its own separate garden that provides a very special atmosphere.
There, they can offer an ‘all in’ price for a completely fuss-free wedding – all you will need to do is provide your own decorations.
Either venue at Falconhurst offers the ideal ‘Country House’ wedding: Natural, individual, and completely charming!
They are happy to share their list of accommodation providers close to the venue, including Edells, a family-owned house sleeping 20, and delightful Hole Cottage, a 15th-century cottage set in Falconhurst woods.
Yes, in the garden you can choose any supplier you like. We are happy to give suggestions of companies who have worked here in the past and provided a good service.
Yes, you are welcome to come and decorate your marquee as soon as it goes up. In fact we positively encourage you to spend time here in the garden so that you feel at home here before your big day.
Yes, most of our couples are married at the pretty little church in Markbeech. It holds up to 120 people and is a short walk away. It is rather romantic walking back to the garden along The Church Walk! I am happy to put you in touch with our priest if you are interested in this.
Yes, this often happens here. We do not have a wedding license as we do not hold enough weddings but this is a lovely way of saying 'I do' in front of your guests. I am happy to put you in touch with a Celebrant.
I am afraid since the pandemic we are not so keen on having guests in the house. However we do have a beautiful family house called Edells that sleeps up to 20 close by and also a pretty little cottage within walking distance. Please do ask if you are interested in this option.
We do not at present. However, this is something we are actively looking into for 2024 and beyond. This would entail a licence to marry in The Barn or the gardens (when weather permits) for up to 80 people. Please do ask if you are interested in his option.