Tucked away down Tea Garden Lane by the edge of a woodland in Tunbridge Wells, The Beacon is a picture postcard of whimsical, rustic romance. A beautifully refurbished country house with stunning views and endless gardens.
They have a variety of buses within walking distance and and several hotels in the area – also within walking distance or a short 5 minute taxi ride.
The Beacon is located just a 5 minute drive from the train station, and when driving head south along the A26 (St Johns Road) though Tunbridge Wells, at the junction at the top of the hill, take a right turn onto Mount Ephraim.
The Beacon is set within seventeen acres of gardens, woodlands, and lakes, and perched high on the ridge overlooking Happy Valley. Therefore this former Arts and Crafts private residence benefits from breathtaking views all year round. With options for exclusive-use of the house and grounds for the day, The Beacon is fully licensed for weddings and offers a naturally abundant and generous home to celebrate in. With two function rooms, terrace dining, a blooming rose garden, the Amphitheatre and the Grand Pavilion, The Beacon provides spacious private areas for your celebration, complete with homely aesthetics and sweeping views. The Beacon is the ultimate house party, wonderful for an exclusive-use wedding of feasting, partying and fun.
On the day of your wedding, your guests assemble on the terrace to enjoy panoramic views of the stunning Kent countryside as well as perfect viewing down to the Amphitheatre and Grand Pavilion; a sneak preview of the celebrations to come. They then take their seats for an intimate and aesthetically striking ceremony in the Amphitheatre. With its rustic wooden build, classic features and beautiful natural backdrop, the stage makes a charming setting for exchanging your vows. The wood panelled tiered auditorium ensures that every guest enjoys a front row seat for the nuptials.
Following your ceremony, where better to enjoy your wedding breakfast than in our custom made Grand Pavilion, complete with wood floor panelling and beams. Enjoy a bespoke catering package for your day here, tailored towards your specific needs and tastes.
Vows exchanged, feasts devoured and photos taken, it’s time to remove the jackets, kick off the shoes, and really start celebrating! Dancing in the Cellar commences, accompanied by a bar and late night snacks. And for anyone in need of a rest, there’s space to cool off on the terrace as the sun goes down.
When you choose to hold your wedding at The Beacon, you’ll have free rein of their home and the gardens, with their entire team at your beck and call, not to mention your own personal wedding planner to make sure everything runs smoothly.
This is coming soon so watch this space. However, we have a specially agreed rate with a local hotel, and we can share a wider local hotel list with you.
For larger weddings, the amphitheatre is covered but if it was torrential rain, we can offer the the main dining room in the house.
We have last rounds at 11:30pm and carriages at midnight.
The Billiard Room is yours for the day, which is a beautiful room with a full length mirrors where you can get ready in if you wish. It also has a seating area where we can provide a bottle of fizz and breakfast to have with your bridesmaids before you join the ceremony.
We do allow children but do insist their parents/carers are responsible for them at all times.