Wonderful wedding venues

From magnificent historic houses to spectacular gardens, White Cliffs Country is home to many beautiful spaces for you to celebrate your wedding, blending dreams with reality and the promise of a perfect day...

Once you've decided to tie the knot, your search will be on for the perfect wedding venue! Look no further - there's a wide variety of venues to suit all tastes and budgets for wonderful wedding ceremonies and celebrations in the Dover, Deal and Sandwich area.

The Billiards Room 

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Kearsney Abbey, the Billiards Room is the only remaining part of the gothic manor which once stood on the estate. With its beautiful wood panelled walls and vaulted ceiling, it is an intimate setting with lovely views across the park to the lake. This special venue is licenced to host civil weddings and available to hire for wedding parties of up to 40 people.

A wood-panelled room with round tables and chairs laid for a wedding reception.
The beautiful wood-panelled Billiard Room at Kearsney (photo courtesy of Dover Media Company)

Solton Manor

Located in the lovely hamlet of East Langdon, wedding parties have exclusive use of the 9-acre Solton Manor Estate, including a timber-framed Dutch Barn, a cottage and Grade-II listed red-brick manor house. This beautiful venue can accommodate up to 150 guests with accommodation for 20 guests plus a honeymoon suite.

Ripple Court Estate

Tucked away in the countryside behind the seaside town of Deal, the grounds of Ripple Court provide a magical venue for your wedding. Specialising in intimate and exclusive gatherings, they limit the number of events to ensure you are never rushed before or after your wedding day and they welcome all faiths, humanist ceremonies and LGBTQIA partners.

The Guildhall, Sandwich

The distinctive 16th-century, oak-panelled Court Room with stained-glass windows offers an atmospheric and unique venue for wedding or civil partnership ceremonies, with up to 60 guests. The equally historic Jury Room is also licenced and offers a perfect alternative location for slightly larger ceremonies, with up to 85 guests.

Reach Court Farm

A family run, traditional marquee-lined barn seating up to 120 guests, set among landscaped gardens on the outskirts of St Margaret's-at-Cliffe.

Farthingloe Barn

A large 16th-century thatched barn set in 48 acres of private estate nestled in the lovely countryside between Dover and Folkestone. This flexible space can comfortably seat up to 100 people.

Preston Court

Marry outside in the verdant gardens surrounded by nature, water and trees with the backdrop of the charming Preston Court, or tie the knot in the majestic barn, filled with twinkly lights and vintage charm. A magical setting for weddings of various sizes. 

Boutique Weddings Kent

For a limited number of dates, Boutique Weddings Kent bring weddings to special venues not normally available to the public. The team curates and styles weddings that include all the traditions of a larger event on a more intimate scale with pop-up wedding packages available across a portfolio of venues suitable for ceremonies of 24 to 86 guests. For those with a larger guest list, they are happy to discuss tailored proposals.

Carefully chosen locations, available for exclusive use across a limited number of dates, range from historic venues to coastal locations and rustic rural settings. Some of the venues are fully licensed for civil marriages, while others are suitable for celebrant-led ceremonies. All are accessible by rail or car, with ample parking and modern amenities, and all offer the option of an indoor or outdoor wedding.

Red Barn Events

An impressive 18th-century barn plus two function rooms, gardens and pavilion with space for up to 300 guests at Capel-le-Ferne between Dover and Folkestone. 

St Margaret's Village Hall

An accessible modern village hall in St Margaret's-at-Cliffe, between Dover and Deal, with a large hall, seating up to 150 guests, a smaller adjoining room, a large stage, a bar and a well-equipped kitchen. Fully accessible facilities and off street parking.

Baypoint, Sandwich

A flexible venue next to the sea catering for up to 250 guests. There is a choice of two function rooms, a spacious ballroom, and licensed civil ceremonies in a gazebo overlooking 17-acres of grounds.

Coming in 2025

Maison Dieu, Dover - the magnificent Grade I Listed Maison Dieu (Dover Town Hall) is undergoing a £10.5m restoration thanks to a £4.27m grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Due to open in 2025, this historic venue will be permanently open to the public for the first time in its 800-year history and licenced to hold wedding ceremonies. Please contact aimee.langley@dover.gov.uk for further information and booking enquiries. 

More special wedding venues in White Cliffs Country

  • Updown

    A much-lauded restaurant with rooms in a 17th-Century, Grade II-listed farmhouse near Deal specialising in local and seasonal food.

    Front of Updown Farmhouse with mature garden, flower boarders and steps leading up to the front door.
  • Goodnestone House

    Three-storey Queen Anne style mansion located in a secluded corner of Kent

    Goodnestone House
  • The Cider Works

    A versatile venue near Dover serving drinks and a seasonal menu featuring home-grown produce.

    A large white house surrounded by plants
  • Dover Marina Hotel

    Best Western Premier Dover Marina Hotel & Spa is a 4 star hotel centrally located on Dover seafront

  • The Blazing Donkey

    Country House Hotel tucked away in the Kent countryside and just a short distance from the medieval town of Sandwich.

    Double bedroom, The Blazing Donkey Country House Hotel and Wedding Venue, nr Sandwich
  • The Marquis of Granby

    Situated in the beautiful village of Alkham in East Kent, this award winning pub, the Marquis of Granby is a true country retreat.

    Exterior of The Marquis of Granby
  • Astor Community Theatre, Deal

    The Astor is a unique multi-purpose arts centre offering an eclectic mix of music, theatre, literary events, art exhibitions, films and a range of classes and clubs for all ages and tastes.

    The exterior of the Astor Community Theatre, Deal
  • Betteshanger Park

    While away a few hours or fill a whole day, the glorious 250-acre country park setting provides access for all and has activities and events for a range of abilities – from those seeking adventure through to those wanting something more leisurely.

    Aerial view of Betteshanger Park