Venues Mountains Country House
Mountains Country House
  • Country wedding venue in rural Kent
  • Grade II-listed mid-Victorian mansion
  • Gorgeous gardens and grounds
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Permanent marquee in the grounds
  • Formal receptions for up to 250 guests
  • Outdoor ceremonies in romantic gazebo
  • Delicious cuisine from versatile chefs
  • Convenient location near M25/M26/M20

Overlooking its charming gardens, this 19th-century Grade II-listed mansion in Hildenborough, Kent offers an ideal setting for your dreamy day. Choose to host your ceremony either outside in a quaint gazebo, or in the atmospheric rooms of the house.

The grounds at Mountains Country House feature a permanent marquee, which is fully lined and heated for winter receptions and partitioned to make it suitable for parties of all sizes; and it even comes with a fully-functioning bar and toilets. The team at Mountains love to decorate the marquee creatively according to the bespoke schemes and tastes of each bride and groom.


The Mountains estate was purchased by J H Johnson in 1827. However, he decided to demolish the existing farmhouse then occupying the land and replace it with a country house in 1866.

The house was in the family for a century, and still exudes their history. Redwood trees are situated in areas of the garden, and these were reportedly brought home by Mr Johnson returning from Canada; each of his children were given a seed to plant.

A three-light stained-glass window in Hildenborough’s church is a memorial to Mr Johnson’s eldest daughter who died in 1897.

In 1927 the property was sold to Dr. Fraser, and twenty years later it opened as a doctor’s house and surgery. More recently it operated as a health and fitness centre in the 1990s, but that enterprise fell into bankruptcy, so Mountains was subsequently bought by a group of parents from Fosse Bank School in 2003.



The oak-gabled gazebo is an ideal backdrop for a ceremony on a summer's day, with ample space for up to 120 guests to sit in the lovely garden outside while watching the bride and groom exchange vows and rings inside the wooden building.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests

Clarke Somers Room

The décor and furnishings of this room have been preserved in Victorian style. Licensed for civil ceremonies, this picturesque setting can be the backdrop for weddings with up to 70 guests.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 70 Guests

The Hall

For larger gatherings, another indoor option is The Hall, also licensed for ceremonies, which can accommodate 120 guests.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests


This is no ordinary marquee; permanently set up and installed with heating, toilets, a bar and plush lining, the area is ideal for any style of reception, in both summer or winter. The hospitality team can decorate the marquee according to bespoke wishes, or alternatively can let wedding parties decorate it themselves.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 250 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 350 Guests


The Mountains Country House catering team offers a range of traditional wedding breakfast choices, and are willing to cater for any bespoke menus if required. They are highly sensitive to any special dietary needs, and can provide recipe breakdowns with comprehensive allergen information for any of their dishes.

There is no on-site accommodation, but the team at Mountains Country House supply a list of recommended hotels, some of which offer exclusive discounts to the venue's wedding parties.

To contact Mountains, click on these details listed below.

Mountains Country House
Noble Tree Road
TN11 8ND

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