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Inn On The Lake
  • All-inclusive country wedding venue
  • Family-run hotel near Gravesend, Kent
  • Surrounded by three picturesque lakes
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Reception parties for up to 300 guests
  • New gazebo licensed for outdoor weddings
  • Top-quality cuisine by in-house chef team
  • Comprehensive range of packages
  • 80 ensuite bedrooms with modern facilities

Set in 12 acres of Kentish countryside yet within easy reach of London and the M25, surrounded by three awe-inspiring lakes that bestow its titular name, this modern hotel provides idyllic sanctuary from the bustle of everyday life and a dream setting in which to celebrate your union with the one you love. A private family-run concern, The Inn On The Lake emphasises the need to enjoy yourself with family and friends against a truly beautiful backdrop, with the capacity to host parties for up to 300 guests.

Located on the fringe of the Shorne Country Park, comprising the building itself, a lakeside restaurant, a new outdoor arbour licensed for civil ceremonies, plus the surrounding countryside, this hotel with its facilities offers all you might require, from all-inclusive packages to an experienced and versatile weddings and events team to help at every step of your planning journey.


Known originally as 'The Laughing Water Restaurant And Tea Rooms' at the time of its inception in the 1930s, the property incorporated a boating lake and a swimming pool as a leisure getaway. During WWII, the house accommodated heroic pilots from local RAF Gravesend. Unfortunately, some time after the cessation of hostilities, the original building was lost to a fire.

Thankfully the house was reconstructed by the current owners in the 1990s. The Inn On The Lake has faithfully served brides, grooms and guests for over two decades, meanwhile gathering a wealth of experience together with its well-earned reputation.


Lakeside Suite

The largest, most elegant reception facility at The Inn On The Lake, the Lakeside Suite provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding celebration, alongside a comprehensive service from its own private bar and the later use of its very own dancefloor.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 200 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 200 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 300 Guests

Willow Tree Suite

A comprehensive interior space fully-equipped for every need, from a formal meal to an evening's partying, complete with its own private bar and dancefloor, you needn't look further for a versatile and flexible suite that provides everything you require.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 100 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 90 Guests
Informal Buffet Capacity - 120 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 200 Guests

The newest addition, the picturesque gazebo is nestled right on the edge of the lake, offering a breathtaking view to you and to all of your guests during a truly memorable outdoor ceremony.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 150 Guests

Catering and Accommodation

The lakeside restaurant affords breathtaking panoramic views of the largest of the three surrounding lakes, complemented by delicious cuisine across the range. From homemade soups to coq au vin and lamb shanks, as well as multiple buffet options and a hog-roast or barbecue to choose from, the veteran team of chefs at The Inn On The Lake create meals to suit all tastes.


Complete with 80 ensuite bedrooms, each with digital TV and all standard amenities - hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, and wireless broadband at a small extra cost - this accommodation comes in a variety of sizes from standard singles to full suites, some offering private access to the lake and its natural beauty.

Two of the finest rooms feature as bridal suites, with bespoke décor and fittings to complement your stay in the lap of luxury.

For more information on the Inn and services it provides, visit their website or click on enquiry options listed below.

The Inn On The Lake
Watling Street
DA12 3HB

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