Wilderness Wedding Venue is hidden away in a beautiful green rolling valley in East Kent, not far from London. The setting is spectacular, private and tranquil – surrounded by nature with incredible uninterrupted views and sunsets to make your heart sing!
Super stylish, serene sunsets, eco, bohemian and relaxed.
The Wilderness is a gorgeous green valley with a lake, ancient woodland and incredible views over the water meadows and beyond. This nature reserve is a haven for wild birds, butterflies, foxgloves, bluebells, ferns, magical oak trees and meadow flowers. They have two separate licensed areas on site for legally binding civil ceremonies and partnerships; the Woodsman’s Cabin and the Naked Tipi sit on the lake’s edge.
The Naked Tipi on the water’s edge is for outdoor ceremonies and could not be more environmentally friendly. The chestnut coppice which forms its structure was felled from woodlands just a few hundred meters away. It’s an entirely serene and quiet setting, with only the sound of the bullrushes, birdsong and long grasses whistling in the wind and the sweet smell of wild meadow flowers.
The Woodland Glade is a hop, skip and jump away and includes the unique handmade Champagne Shack bar, with swing seats on the veranda, chill-out area, festoon lighting, a giant disco ball, three large kata tipis and a fire pit.
There is also a vintage Shepherd’s Hut, which perches on the hill overlooking the valley and is the newlywed’s private space for the day. Glamping on site is also available for up to 54 people sharing huge bell and emperor tents. The Glamping Meadow and glade are just a 2-3 minute walk through beautiful woodland.
Catering isn’t included in the venue hire, but they have seven accredited caterers at Wilderness. All their caterers offer a wide range of options, including BBQs, hog roasts, feasting menus, traditional menus, street food, festival-style food, ‘Host the Roasts’, and so much more. They can design menus to the specifications of each couple and naturally cater for vegans and people with food allergies, too.
They stock a wide variety of local ales, ciders and wines and a large selection of world drinks and cocktails. You can even take your own and pay corkage if you wish.
If you would like to have the venue styled for your wedding, they have a venue stylist, Tiggi, who can provide photographic backdrops, custom-built props, signage, floristry and calligraphy to add another dimension to the day. Think boho, ethereal, festival, luxe and woodland.
Yes, we have a dedicated luxury glamping meadow with ten bell tents, a proper kitchen with hot showers, and lovely, big, clean bathrooms.
We have recently designed and built our luxury bathrooms, which are unique and luxurious.
Yes, we have many charming places to stay nearby, including boutique and budget hotels, country houses, and many Airbnb places.
Yes, whilst we have our venue licence, which means you can be legally married on-site, you can alternatively have a symbolic ceremony.
Yes, you can bring in your own wine, cider, bubbles, etc and pay a corkage fee, or you can buy through The Wilderness, as we have our own wine and cocktail list.