Goodnestone Park

from £14,500 (includes 2 nights and accommodation)
Exclusive hire for two or three days, including a Queen Anne mansion with 12 bedrooms, bespoke timber framed Orangery marquee, award-winning wedding coordinator and private garden space within one of the finest gardens in Kent
from £14,500 to £20,000 (includes 2 nights and accommodation)
  • Custom-made Orangery Marquee, designed and constructed by Bohemia Canvas, seating up to 120 for your wedding breakfast
  • Exclusive use of the 12-bedroom Manor House, sleeping up to 24 guests for two nights
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator from The Wedding Dolls, an award-winning wedding planning service in Kent
  • No corkage charge for your wedding reception and breakfast
  • The Orangery Marquee includes a state-of-the-art sound system, uplighters, festoon lights, tables and chairs offering different layout options for dining, heating and removable window walls with stunning views of the estate.
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Need To Know
  • Ceremony Capacity : 100
  • Dinner Capacity : 120
  • Standing Capacity : 120
  • Licensed For Marriage : Yes
  • Catering : Preferred Supplier
  • Bar : In-house
  • Accommodation : Sleeps 24
  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Pets Welcome : Yes
  • Licensed Until : Midnight
  • Exclusivity : Yes
  • Disabled Facilities : Yes
Contact Details
Goodnestone Park

The Setting

Goodnestone Park is a quintessential English country house available for exclusive use for a weekend wedding celebration.

The wonderful Grade II-listed house in rural Kent is available for exclusive use for two or three nights, making it the perfect weekend wedding venue.

There are plenty of opportunities for maximising the spaces available. Each has breathtaking views of the Kent countryside.

You can choose from two options for an outdoor legal ceremony or blessing, and there is an indoor option at the Coach House. If you prefer a church ceremony, the Church of the Holy Cross is just a few minute’s stroll through the gardens. There are also three locations for your drinks reception before moving to the Orangery Marquee for dining and dancing.

Set in the heart of the Kent countryside, Goodnestone is under an hour by train from London (or 90 minutes by car) and under a 30-minute drive from Dover.

The Vibe

Whilst Goodnestone Park is rich in history and offers a luxurious setting for a weekend wedding celebration, it provides a homely and cosy atmosphere that invites couples and their loved ones to truly relax, enjoy the exclusive use of the space and make the most of creating magical memories over three days.

With its grandeur of history and the comfort of modern furnishings, the house provides the ideal place to stay the day before and the day after the wedding.

The impressive dining room can seat 24 for a wedding rehearsal dinner the night before, and the library is the ideal spot for pre-dinner cocktails. The garden dining table, which also seats 24 and overlooks the rolling countryside, can provide the perfect spot for a more relaxed BBQ option on a sunny evening.

The luxury timber-framed, Italian-inspired Orangery Marquee, custom-made by Bohemia Canvas, provides the ultimate space to host your wedding breakfast, followed by an evening on the dance floor. The Orangery Marquee has a fully fitted sound system, uplighters, festoon lighting, tables and chairs offering a variety of layouts and heating. With windows along one side of the Orangery Marquee, guests can continue to enjoy the views while dining on a menu of delightful food.

At Goodnestone Park, no corkage fees apply, giving you the freedom to supply your own drinks for the day. You also have the option to choose from four preferred catering companies, giving you the flexibility to plan a day that is unique to you.

The bridal suite is one of the largest and finest in Kent. The 12-bedroom house also boasts a bridal prep room with light streaming through large windows, providing the perfect light for hair, makeup, and getting-ready photos. Spread across three floors, there is plenty of space for both parties to use the house without bumping into each other on the morning of the wedding!

Goodnestone Park can provide a directory of approved suppliers that are trusted, loved and local to help you source your dream wedding team.

Ahead of your special day, award-winning resident coordinators, The Wedding Dolls, will work with you to ensure that you have a stress-free planning journey and that everything is in place for a smooth-running wedding weekend. The Wedding Dolls will support you via their exclusive Personal Planning Software and be available via phone and email. In the run-up to the wedding, they will liaise with all suppliers and then manage the schedule on the day so that you can relax and enjoy every moment.

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