Venues Bradbourne House
Bradbourne House
  • Magnificent 17th-century late Tudor house
  • Idyllically set in a beautiful Kent estate
  • 20 acres of woodland, waterfalls and a lake
  • Conveniently located near Maidstone
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Numerous elegant rooms for receptions
  • Romantic outdoor wedding in Fruit Garden
  • Superb in-house catering team
  • Over twelve hours exclusive access

A Grade I-listed late Tudor manor, Bradbourne House is located only a few minutes from the nearest motorways, and yet retains its isolated setting in 20 acres of woodland estate. This includes the serene Hatton Fruit Garden, idyllic for an outdoor ceremony.

Exclusive access is granted to wedding parties, allowing you to explore the surrounding waterfalls, lake and ancient trees in the company of family and loved ones. A wedding consultant from Bradbourne's events team will be at your disposal right from the point of your initial enquiry, and will assist in coordination with all the elements of your forthcoming wedding, as well as providing reassuring advice on the venue and its services, plus any other queries you may have in the preparation for your special event.

Begun in the early 17th century, the original late Tudor structure has undergone drastic modifications and alterations in the four centuries or so since Bradbourne House was built. Most of this modification was carried out during the 18th century, when the house was extended into the grand mansion that stands today.

Established, owned and protected by a single Kentish family - the Twisdens - for almost 400 years, Bradbourne House Estate was eventually purchased by The East Malling Trust, who still continue to own and run the property. This charity organisation oversees the day-to-day care and operation of the house, as well as landscaping and protecting the surrounding woodland.

Facilities

The house offers a number of licensed ceremony and reception rooms, with varying capacities to match whatever size or style of celebration you have in mind. Your wedding guests will enjoy exclusive access to and use of the property from 10am up until 11:30pm, although extension to this time may also be possible.

Hire of the venue includes a music licence covering your live or recorded entertainment, furniture for the outside areas (weather permitting), a licensed bar (for evening guests), along with your toastmaster, wedding consultant, table decoration and more. A marquee for outdoor festivities can be erected for an extra fee.

The Committee Room
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 60 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - Variable
     
The Great Hall
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 100 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 200 Guests
 
The Hatton Fruit Garden
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests

Catering

There are three unique menus offered by Bradbourne's skilled caterering team: The Hatton, The Twisden and The Bradbourne, each named for different aspects of the house and its history. All three comprise sophisticated dishes prepared from the highest quality meat and vegetables, plus desserts of all kinds. Sample dishes from these three menus can be viewed on the venue's main website, or more extensively in their wedding brochures.

Whilst the selection on hand is undeniably delicious, the staff at Bradbourne are keen to emphasise their flexibility in all aspects of their service, and would be happy to observe special dietary requirements, catering suggestions and requests in good time.

For further details on this wedding venue and what it has to offer, either make contact through their main site or click on the 'Email this business' option listed at the top of the page.

Address
Bradbourne House
New Road
East Malling
Kent
ME19 6DZ

Reviews

  • Andrea - 08/2016

    From start to finish, Bradbourne House was wonderful in delivering the most perfect wedding reception for us. The house and gardens are absolutely beautiful and give you a great amount of space. What really made it was the staff. Everyone from the events team who worked with us for months beforehand, to the fantastic team on the day who thought of everything we hadn't and were there whenever we needed them. It meant we were free to enjoy the company of our guests and not worry about a thing. Perfect day and can't recommend it enough for a dream wedding venue.

  • Elysia - 10/2016

    I would like to thank you for such an amazing wedding day. I am very grateful for all your organising and correspondence leading up to the day. I'd like to thank all the friendly staff and your colleagues too and the chef, as it all ran smoothly.

    It was a wonderful day, the weather was great and Michael was brilliant.

    Once again, thank you, all our friends were impressed with the venue and the service from staff and it helped to make our day very special and memorable. We would highly recommend Bradbourne House to our friends and family!

  • Paul Mac - 11/2016

    I married my beautiful fiancé Josephine at Bradbourne House on the 4th November 2016. We were both bowled over by the attention to detail and fantastic service provided by all of the staff. We would have no hesitation in recommending this as a venue for any couple wanting to make their big day extra special in every sense.

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