Weddings at Goodnestone Park

Goodnestone, Kent
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The perfect setting for your perfect wedding day this beautiful stately home is all yours set in the beautiful gardens of Goodnestone Park.

  • Spectacular wedding venue
  • Beautiful stately home for you and your family
  • As featured in The Telegraph and Yahoo! Finance.

About Weddings at Goodnestone Park

As featured in both The Telegraph and Yahoo! Finance.

Goodnestone Park is the family home of the 22nd Lord FitzWalter. Built in 1704, it's a Palladian gem surrounded by elegant parkland and some of the most admired and visited gardens in South East England - a perfect setting for your wedding.

The house has been beautifully renovated to offer a stunning setting with 12 lovely hotel standard bedrooms, 5 elegant but homely reception rooms and a brand new kitchen giving a traditional feel but with modern day comforts. Although completely refurbished, the house retains its historic charm with a contemporary twist set within the traditional interiors. Family treasures, antique furniture, paintings and some more modern furnishings give rise to a perfect fusion of discreet grandeur and genteel informality what more could you ask for to make your day extra special.

The Park would be an ideal wedding location , small enough to host the most intimate and bespoke wedding and large enough to host a lavish occasion for up to 150 wedding guests. There are nearly 15 acres of gardens, including a glorious 17th century walled garden, which you can use by arrangement and a beautiful formal area with lawns adjacent to the house where you can hire a marquee for your reception. Goodnestone has great literary links; Jane Austen's brother married into the family and she was a popular and frequent visitor. Little wonder the tranquillity and beauty of the house and garden were the inspiration for her masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice.

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What makes this area
So special...

Goodnestone Park Gardens are open to the public and are well worth a visit during your stay, out of opening hours you will have the gardens completely to yourself. We can arrange catering, pampering, riding and even yoga lessons during your stay, please ask for details. The estate has bicycles to borrow and the local working windmill in Chillenden is a couple of miles with a renowned pub for a spot of lunch after. Canterbury itself is within 8 miles offering a wonderful array of history, shopping and a great range of restaurants. If you fancy the beach, Sandwich and Deal are close by.

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Please enquire for more information or contact our dedicated Booking Team on 01227 464958

What you need to know

Contact us for details of activities available including, Beauty therapy treatments, Yoga, Hot air ballooning, cookery classes to name a few.

Catering is available throughout your stay from picnic hampers to fine dining let us know what you would like.

Part of the ground floor of the house (dining room/round room/breakfast room) are available for hosting smaller weddings of up to 40 guests. The cost of the house accommodation includes up to 16 day guests.  

Wedding celebrations at Goodnestone Park can be arranged for up to 150 wedding guests in a marquee with catering also available. Weddings can take place on Saturdays.

The historic village church can be reached within a 5 minute walk through the lovely gardens. Church of the Holy Cross is located in Goodnestone village and can seat up to 200 people.

Alternatively, The FitzWalter Room is licensed for civil ceremonies and is situated within the grounds of the house, seating up to 70 wedding guests.  


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