Marleybrook House is the former home of legendary singer and actress Ertha Kitt, most famous for her Christmas novelty song ‘Santa Baby‘. Set within a breathtaking countryside setting, close to the historic city of Canterbury, every single aspect of this whimsical venue radiates fun and joyous times.
Boasting the UK’s largest private fairground, Marleybrook offers couples historic charm, classic elegance and fun festival vibes all in one place!
Recapture your childhood memories of funfair euphoria that will have you belly laughing once more. Nothing beats the thrill of the iconic dodgems, the g-force of the Waltzers and the adrenaline-inducing big wheel and roller coaster to add laughter and happiness on your special day! With an extensive array of vintage side stalls such as the coconut shie, hook-a-duck, high striker and many more, there is something for everyone! What’s more is, there are 10 acres of landscaped gardens with photographic opportunities galore!
There are three ceremony areas to choose from to ensure the momentous part of your day is exactly how you want it. The romantic Walled Garden is stately in style yet intimate with lush plants, trees and climbers. The open Glade offers a wilderness feel, bordered by trees and has far-reaching views over the River Stour. The Oak Barn offers an indoor option and is rustic in style and immaculately presented with flourishes of Kentish hops and ivy.
Entertainment takes place within the bright and spacious Event Suite, complete with a starlit dance floor, stage, stunning chandeliers and a beautifully styled, connecting garden terrace.
Facilities include two preparation studios for you and your wedding party to get ready in style. What better way to end your special day than in the luxurious Wedding Suite complete with a free-standing bath, walk-in shower and… wait for it… a sizzling hot tub on the terrace! This suite can sleep up to six and, therefore, doubles up as an ideal place for you and your wedding party to get together the night before your big day!
You will be assigned a personal Wedding Coordinator who will look after every detail of your wedding day, including the lead-up to it and the day itself.
They offer diverse food options, from street food and informal barbecues to gastronomic canapés and fine dining. Their expert team will guide you and deliver the wedding of your dreams.
Dare to be unique! You’ll be sure to have a day your guests will never stop talking about!
The Fairground is in addition to the venue hire price.
Yes, DJs and bands are very welcome!
Yes! We allow professional companies on-site to host your fireworks. To ensure the welfare of the surrounding natural areas and livestock, we strictly limit the fireworks per year. You can book your fireworks slot with us during your first meeting.
Our in-house catering team can create bespoke menus for all cuisines and dietary requirements. They have extensive menus and can adapt to create your dream menu!