Kitley House is believed to have been built by Thomas Pollexfen (pronounced Poulston) in the early Tudor period, during the reign of Henry VII.
It was a family home, passing through the hands of multiple owners, until as recently as 20 years ago, and hosted a number of famous guests throughout the centuries. These included Sir Joshua Reynolds, Samuel Johnson, William Butley Yeats, and Susan Pollexfen (author of the poem "The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog").
Although still largely Tudor in appearance from the outside, the interior of Kitley House was greatly altered during the Georgian period by its then-owner, George Stanley Repton, who brought it up to date with Georgian tastes and who also expanded the house by adding extra wings.
Ceremony and Reception Suites
The Fitzroyal Suite
One of the larger of Kitley House's function rooms, the Fitzroyal Suite is purpose-built for banqueting, and also comes equipped with a wooden dance floor as well as air conditioning. This is the perfect room for larger receptions.
Capacity - 100 guests
The Regency Room
This stunning room is bursting with period charm and features a high, ornate ceiling and full height windows, as well as French doors which open onto Kitley House's landscaped gardens. This room is ideal for any part of your day and is sure to lend an air of elegance and grandeur to your festivities.
Capacity - 75 guests
Situated at the heart of the house, the grand period Library seems almost frozen in time, and is an absolutely idyllic room in which to hold your ceremony, wedding breakfast, reception, or even all three! This room opens out onto the Terrace, giving your guests an outdoor space to spill onto as the evening goes on, and affords plenty of natural light and amazing views.
Capacity - 100 guests
The Drawing Room
The smallest of Kitley House's available function rooms, the Drawing Room is an intimate space which is perfect either as an overspill room for guests to relax in during your reception, or as a room in which to host your wedding breakfast if a small celebration is what you're after. It boasts plenty of period features, as well as views over the gardens.
Capacity - 20 guests