Venues Salomons Estate
Salomons Estate
  • Historic Kent manor house and grounds
  • Built by eccentric scientist and engineer
  • Conveniently near Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Licensed for ceremonies with 200 guests
  • Reception parties for up to 500 guests
  • Accommodation with modern facilities
  • Plenty of on-site parking available
  • Exclusive hire by arrangement

Found between Southborough and Speldhurst, just to the north of Royal Tunbridge Wells, this fascinating and historic mansion offers a truly unique place to get married and celebrate with a reception. From the 36 acres of woodlands and gardens to the crenellated façade and clock tower of the manor itself, there's so much to enjoy at this wonderful alternative country escape.

This vast and very versatile mansion is capable of hosting up to 200 guests for a civil marriage ceremony, and a huge 500 for a reception. Flexibility is the watchword at Salomons Estate; you can choose whether you want the whole manor to yourself, or just part of it, and then select which of the glorious and historic rooms you would like to celebrate various aspects of your day.

History

Sir David Lionel Salomons created this stunning mansion, then known as Broomhill, in the late 19th century. A polymath with an avid passion for all things scientific, photographic or mechanic, he was an early pioneer in the thorough experimentation of the appliance of electricity, eventually making Salomons Estate one of the first in the whole of England to be lit by electrical power.

He also created an unusual electrically-powered theatre and an exceedingly rare electrically-driven philharmonic organ which is now one of the last remaining examples of its type in the world.

Today the house operates as a free museum, a tribute to the many works and accolades achieved by the Salomons family.

Facilities

The Gold Room

This bright and airy elegant space is ideal for ceremonies; you can step out onto the terrace for a drinks reception afterwards.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 65 Guests

The Victorian Theatre

Built by Sir David, this flexible room features the famous Welte Philharmonic electric organ, and can host all parts of your day, including the ceremony, reception and evening reception party.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 250 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 200 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 300 Guests

The Drawing Room

This elegant room, with lovely period-meets-modern features, can seat up to 100 for a formal reception. You can access the bar and conservatory too, making it ideal for the evening party.

Formal Reception Capacity - 100 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 150 Guests

Catering

Salomons Estate carefully selects a range of external catering companies to recommend to couples. These suppliers have all worked at the venue before and the events team are confident that they can provide you with every service you might require.

Accommodation

The Estate offers you and your guests 47 ensuite bedrooms, located in two lovely accommodation blocks just a short stroll from the main house. All rooms underwent a refurbishment in 2013 and are now fitted out with all the very latest mod-cons.

Don't hestitate to get in touch with the friendly Salomons Estate events team by means of the contact details below.

Address
Salomons Estate
Broomhill Road
Southborough
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN3 0TG

Reviews

  • grateful couple

    Graham and I would like to thank you and all the staff at Salomons for all your support during the past year whilst planning our wedding and the finale big day on Saturday. We had a fantastic day as did our guests, many of them complementing various aspects of Salomons involvement.

  • Happy Customer

    You were so fantastic leading up to the wedding and on the big day itself. I was really impressed with how efficient and "on it" you were on the day, we can't thank you enough.

  • Mikey's wife

    Mikey and I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you! Throughout all the planning you've always made anything possible and been really lovely to work with. We had the best day and are so pleased with everything. I know our family are big fans of Salomon's and I'm sure we'll always be returning for future events.

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