You’ve got your choice of Craft Cart sorted and you have a ton of plans ready to put into action for your event. Whether you are arranging a wedding, birthday, anniversary party or some sort of seasonal fair, you’ll need the perfect venue. We’ve been to many locations within the south-east, so we’ve put together a list of the ones we found most memorable.
Preston Court, Canterbury
With facilities for both indoor and outdoor events, this stunning private estate is often used for weddings and corporate events, as well as photo shoots, since the eye-catching scenery makes for an impressive backdrop. Say ‘I do’ in your choice of three different areas, all licensed for weddings, or set up for your party in one of the quirky barns, surrounded by lush gardens, tranquil lakes and even working steam trains!
Wise Wedding Venue, Paddock Wood
Tell your guests to bring a tent and hold your event in this wonderful woodland setting. Guests are sure to be enchanted by the quirky lighting, suspended sofas and treehouse abode, while the whole area is given exclusively to one group at a time, for a period spanning two nights, so you can set up the day before, party till you drop and sleep under the stars.
Oxon Hoath, Tonbridge
One of the most exclusive venues in Kent, Oxon Hoath hoasts just a few events a year, so if you want to book, you best be quick! It is also a very popular location for yoga retreats, with its peaceful surroundings and perfectly manicured gardens making it a great spot for relaxation and moving meditation. Covering 73 acres, the estate includes woodland, a large private lake, miles of gardens and long, rolling fields, all given exclusively to those booking events with them. If the outside looks this good, can you imagine what the inside of the grand stately home looks like?!
Leeds Castle, Maidstone
One of the most beautiful castles (we think) in the whole of the UK, Leeds Castle has long been celebrated as the ultimate wedding venue – who doesn’t want to feel like royalty on their big day?! Couples can benefit from many unique features, including having the rings delivered by an owl and wedding photos taken on a boat around the moat. There are also several event packages, allowing guest to enjoy the facilities both inside and outside of the castle.
Port Lympne, Folkestone
Imagine dancing the night away with giraffes, monkeys and zebras! You might not get quite that close to the animals, but you won’t be far away and your guests will enjoy exclusive access to the zoo while celebrating your special occasion. They can also stay overnight, either in luxury indoor accommodation or in glamping spots around the site. This venue makes for truly special and unique experience.