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About Penshurst Place & Gardens wedding venue

Penshurst Place & Gardens – the home of Chivalry & Romance

A stunning award-winning venue*, set in an area of unspoilt natural beauty in Kent, Penshurst Place is medieval in origin, with the warmth and character of a much-loved family home. The current owner, Philip Sidney, 2nd Viscount De L’Isle MBE and his family are pleased to invite you to enjoy the magnificent surroundings at Penshurst Place.

Famed in particular for its stunning Tudor gardens and medieval Baron’s Hall Penshurst Place & Gardens offers a unique setting for an idyllic wedding day.

With a history spanning almost seven centuries, it has been owned by kings and noblemen and has been the ancestral seat of the Sidney family since 1552, where it has been the scene of lavish entertaining, poetic inspiration, chivalrous acts and notable historical events.

Today, the original 14th century manor house and the Tudor gardens present one of the most romantic backdrops for a truly memorable wedding ceremony or reception, with an abundance of stunning photo opportunities.

Our Banqueting & Events team together with our top caterer Leith's are here to ensure you have the most perfect day of your lives.

Located in the charming village of Penshurst, you can be assured of a most exclusive and memorable setting to capture that special moment of one of the most important days of your life.

Additional details:

Penshurst Place is home to three banqueting rooms of varying capacities, each with its own history and charm.

The awe-inspiring Baron’s Hall is at the heart of Penshurst Place - steeped in history and elegance, giving a sense of occasion and feeling of grandeur; it can host up to 200 guests for a ceremony or 136 guests for dining.

The charming Sunderland Room is the original 14th century solar of the medieval hall. There is a light but mellow atmosphere, enhanced by a fire in the winter; it can host up to 120 guests for a ceremony or 88 guests for dining.

The cosy Buttery was once the bottle store room of the medieval household, but now a space for smaller receptions or as a bar area; it can host up to 30 guests for dining or 50 guests for a standing reception.

Couples and their guests can take advantage of the private driveway, with ample, free parking, plus the Inner Courtyard, providing a private, outside area for the duration of the wedding day.

During the winter months a fully lined, heated and carpeted marquee within the grounds of Penshurst Place is offered for weddings.

Type of Cuisine:

Fine Dining


Penshurst Place & Gardens Features

Minimum guestsNo
Maximum guests200
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteNo
Licensed barNo
Late licensed barNo
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsNo
External caterersNo
Venue type: Country House, Hall, Manor House

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Penshurst Place & Gardens Location

Penshurst Place & Gardens
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Directions to Penshurst Place & Gardens

Directions by car:

From M25 Junction 5,
follow A21 to Tonbridge, leaving at HILDENBOROUGH exit; then follow brown tourist signs.

From M20/M26 Junction 2a,
follow A25 (Sevenoaks) and then A21 for HILDENBOROUGH, then follow brown tourist signs.

Directions by public transport:

Train from London Charing Cross to Tonbridge, then taxi to Penshurst
(6 miles)

Train from London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells or Victoria station to Edenbridge then bus (231 & 233 see for times)

Penshurst train station is approximately 2.5 miles from Penshurst Place.


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We had the absolute best experience with the Penshurst banqueting and catering team, and felt like our wedding day could not have gone any better or run more smoothly. We are still trying to re-live it through pictures. Our special day was so perfect! We could not have been happier...

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June 2018.


Very impressed

The Penshurst Place staff were incredibly helpful from our initial enquiry through to collecting items the following day. Our wedding was everything we could've wished for and more. We were so impressed with how accommodating Penshurst Place was with our requests....

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March 2018.


Amazing day

The day flowed flawlessly, and had the chilled out vibe we were hoping for. The venue is breath-taking and our expectations were totally exceeded by the team at Penshurst Place! All of our guests had an exceptional time....

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March 2018.
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Wedding Guest

The best day of our lives!

It really was the best day of our lives and to be able to celebrate in such beautiful surroundings was very special. The help, advice and support which have all given us throughout the year has been so greatly appreciated and for making the day run like clockwork – so...

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November 2016.
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Wedding Guest


All the arrangements had been taken such good care of, both in the lead up and on the day itself, that we felt we didn’t need to worry about a single thing. The Baron’s Hall looked absolutely stunning and the tables were laid so beautifully, it was beyond what we could...

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November 2016.

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