Venues Penshurst Place
Penshurst Place
  • Located in the idyllic Kent countryside
  • Owned by the Sidney family since 1552
  • Beautiful and historic venue spaces
  • Sensational dishes from seasonal ingredients
  • Used as a hunting lodge by Henry VIII
  • Accommodation available close-by

Celebrate your wedding day in the opulent surroundings of this historic estate and allow the dedicated team of staff to see to your every need.

Walk in the footsteps of prior pageantry and royalty, by exchanging those special vows in the antiquity of the manor house, which is filled with opulent living history.

History

Penshurst Place has been owned by the Sidney family since 1552, having previously passed through two of Henry IV's sons. The historical residence would go on to be used as a hunting lodge by Henry VIII, before it was passed to his ex-wife Anne of Cleves in their divorce settlement.

Several other members of high-society would take it in turns to mind the estate, until it eventually landed in the safe hands of Sir William Sidney.

Facilities

Baron's Hall

This impressive space is part of the original house and cannot be compared in its explicit grandeur. The original chestnut roof is real feat of medieval architecture, as are the original gothic windows.

Ceremony capacity – 200 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity – 136 guests
Reception capacity – 136 guests

Sunderland Room

This grand space has access to the Minstrels’ Gallery, which overlooks the stately Baron’s Hall. Its decorative interior and feature fireplace provide an authentic feel of opulence, with window views that look across the gardens.

Ceremony capacity - 136 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity – 88 guests
Reception capacity - 88 guests

Buttery & Inner Courtyard

Formerly a medieval bottle store, it has 17th century tapestries hanging from the walls. Alongside this you will also find a private courtyard. Choose to say you ‘I dos’ outdoors; or serve champagne and canapés here before your reception.

Marquees

Due to the age of the house, the Baron’s Hall not suitable for hosting a wedding breakfast or evening reception, from mid-October through to mid-May. Alternatively, couples may choose to marry in one of the medieval rooms, before hosting their reception in a beautiful marquee, draped above the Inner Courtyard.

Catering

Enjoy a delightful culinary experience with Kudos, Penshurst Estate’s specially appointed caterers. Sit down with your nearest and dearest for a special wedding breakfast; or savour the best seasonal ingredients in a three-course dining extravaganza.

Kudos are committed to both the presentation and taste of their dishes and also offer an extensive range of wines and spirits to compliment your chosen menu.

Accommodation

If your guests require an overnight stay, Penshurst Estate hold a close relationship with the near-by Leicester Arms Hotel, opposite the estate. Dedicated staff are also able to personally recommend other hotels and B&Bs in the surrounding area, should you require assistance.

To book Penshurst Place for your wedding, please click the contact buttons below, or to the side of this listing.

Address
Penshurst Place
Penshurst, Tonbridge
Kent
TN11 8DG

Reviews

  • Claudette Pomells

    One of the most beautiful houses I think I have EVER visited! The staff were wonderfully friendly and informative and the gardens were simply breathtaking! Can't wait to go back!

  • Sabrina Taylor

    I was a bridesmaid for my friends wedding here. Lovely venue and grounds, was well organised. The main staff in charge were very officiant and if you needed something they were at hand to get it. The waiters were great at placing plates on table at the same time and topping up glasses.Even though we were running so late the food was great. was an amazing day with a great atmosphere. Me and the husband said we must come back with the kids and visit to see all of the grounds properly, cant wait.

  • David Saunders

    We were blown away by the beauty and the peace of the place! I had no idea of the links to " Wolf Hall " and I was fascinated as we live very near Hampton Court in Surrey! A very memorable day and would recommend a visit if you are nearby!

  • Sophie Buckberry

    We had the best wedding on Saturday. We can't thank the staff enough for all their hard work. All our guests complemented how amazing the venue was. A truly beautiful venue that myself and my husband will always treasure as a special place to us. X

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