Local wedding venues

Kent Wedding Venues

I am based in Gravesend and cover 20 mile radius (based on return journey) within my prices. I can offer my services further afield with extra mileage charged at 40p per mile.

From rustic barn venues to castles and stately homes; there’s a venue to suit all tastes and requirements. The closest kent wedding venues within 10 miles of me are;

Nurstead Court

Boasting a heady combination of breathtaking views and laid back country house glamour Nurstead Court is a gorgeous venue.  One of the perks of this venue is the stunning Stable Cottage on site. Where the bridal party can relax and get ready before the ceremony.

Nurstead Court

Knowle Country House

The Knowle is set in 14 acres of orchards and old english gardens. It offers a truly wonderful location and never fails to impress. Set in 14 acres of beautiful gardens and orchards bursting with colour throughout the seasons with a natural wildlife area with distant views of the River Thames.

Knowle country house

Little Hermitage

Little Hermitage is a prestigious Grade II listed Georgian manor house and is surrounded by splendid secluded gardens a gazebo and fountain.  This venue offers the option of getting married outside and also offers a gorgeous bridal suite where the bridal party can get ready.

Little hermitage

Photo by Jeff Oliver photography

The Court Lodge

The Court Lodge Black Barn is a very special wedding venue that lies at the heart of the village of Stansted, in Kent. Despite not being able to hold ceremonies, it is a definitely one to consider if you wish to have a church wedding and are looking for a separate venue to carry on the celebrations with your guests.

Court lodge Black barn

Photo by Kerry Morgan Photography

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Mentioned by Wedding Ideas Magazine, in the top ’16 Britain’s Best Wedding Venues’ . The Historic Dockyard Chatham not only offers two unique ceremony venues and a memorable reception venue but also the backdrop of the worlds most complete Dockyard from the age of sail.

Chatham dockyard wedding

Photo by Steve Barber Photography

Cooling Castle

There is a reason this venue is really popular… they know weddings and offer up some truly amazing food and surroundings.  With a number of different options your wedding at Cooling Castle is bespoke to you.  I just love the new Moat House – it’s such a lovely space for the bridal party to get ready and indulge in some canapés and prosecco.

Cooling castle

Photo by Mykeyday Photography

Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa

Gorgeous grounds, spa on hand and hotel rooms a plenty, Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa ticks the boxes for what many couples are looking for.
Brandshatch place hotel and spa
Photo by Caterham Photography

What’s next

I look forward to seeing you all soon at any of these wonderful venues. I still travel to venues and locations further afield in Kent and Essex. Please contact me for more information regarding travel costs.

Top tips for hair trials

Before you book your hair trial appointment take note of these four tips…

Get the dress

Before deciding on a hairstyle you should know what dress you would be wearing. Why? The hairstyle should compliment the dress and allow you to show it off. A dress with a stunning back loses its beauty when you wear your hair down. Likewise, a dress which is heavy or has sleeves sometimes need that lift of your hair being up to pull the look together.

Do your research

Do you know what helps me most at trials? Pictures of hairstyles you both love and hate.

Know how you want to feel

Letting me know if you want to feel romantic or glam or bohemian really helps me to adjust the pictures you’ve collected together and translate them into something that creates the emotion you want.


Veils, flowers, hair slides, combs and vines can all help to finish off a look. However, sometimes waiting to know what style you want can lead to a change in the style of accessories. Less can sometimes be more – especially with an intricate hairstyle.

Please contact me via my contact form to discuss your requirements.

Below: we have a barrel curls updo finishes off with gypsophila.

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