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The house at Chartwell stands in 82 acres, including a garden of approximately 30 acres, park-like pasture and woodland and lakes. It has spectacular views over the Weald of Kent towards the Ashdown Forest and the South Downs.
Chartwell was the family home of Sir Winston and Clementine Churchill for 40 years, from 1924 until 1965.
During the twenties and thirties, Churchill used Chartwell as the base for his political and literary work, hosting weekend house parties when close relations and friends would gather to enjoy Chartwell’s commanding views over the Weald of Kent or spar with Sir Winston on the politics of the day.
During the war the house was dust-sheeted and closed up as it was deemed unsafe, being too conspicuous from the air. It was during this time that Churchill devised his famous scheme for the creation of The Mulberry Harbours, the name the function room at Chartwell Restaurant now proudly bears. Sir Winston died in 1965 and Clementine decided to give up residence to enable the National Trust to prepare it for opening to the public in 1966.
|Minimum guests: 20||Maximum guests: 150|
|Prices: All Inclusive Packages from £85.00 pp||Ceremony/Reception: Ceremony & Reception|
|Outside space: Extensive||Accommodation: Yes|
|Bridal suite: Yes||Parking: Yes|
|Late licence bar: Yes||Disco facilities: Yes|
|Type of cuisine: English||Florist: Yes|
|Band: Bands welcome||Event planner: Yes|
A warm welcome awaits your Bridal party upon entering the main gates of this iconic house. Your guests will have taken a romantic stroll through Lady Churchill's fragrant Rose Garden and you will find them awaiting you on the stunning Marlborough Terrace with breathtaking views over the garden's lakes with the Weald of Kent beyond.
At Chartwell, your ceremony can be held in the Pavilion on the Marlborough Terrace or in the Lady Soames Room adjacent to the Chartwell Restaurant.
The spectacular Marlborough Terace adjacent to the House offers a unique setting for your drinks reception, whilst the Mulberry Room and the Lady soames Room, with an extensive outside terrace, provide a practical and comfortable ambience for your Wedding Breakfast and evening party.
Seasonality of ingredients is paramount at Chartwell - we use only local, seasonal, free range or freedom food, fair traded and from a sustainable source. You can rest assured that only the finest and most local produce will be provided for your menu.
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Directions by car:
2 miles south of Westerham, fork left off B2026 after 1.5 miles, leave M25 at exit 5 or 6
Directions by public transport:
By train :
Edenbridge 4 miles
Oxted 5 miles
Sevenoaks 6.5 miles