Nettlestead Place


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Nettlestead Place offers an exclusive unique English country setting with award winning gardens, striking medieval manor, a location that is genuinely a perfect wedding venue.

As you approach via the yew tree lined drive and beneath the beautiful 14th century medieval gatehouse, there is a heightened sense of expectation as the manor house comes in to view. On arriving in the courtyard of the stunning family owned country manor, you are not disappointed as the beauty of the venue starts to unfold.

Passing under the stone archway, along the gravel path and past the door of the manor’s Undercroft, the 10 acres of beautiful award winning gardens come into view, as do the picture perfect sunken pond and beautiful far reaching views across the River Medway.
With a large marquee perfectly placed to benefit from these wonderful sights, everything combines to provide the perfect setting for a quintessentially English wedding.

If having your Wedding Ceremony at the venue, you make your way to either the beautiful Rose Garden or stunning 13th Century Undercroft. Here you will be greeted by the smiling faces of family and friends and best of all……. your partner. The registrar will conduct the ceremony for you to officially become a married couple.

After the Wedding Ceremony or arrival from the Church, you have your first chance as a married couple to greet all your guests and share with them Champagne and canapés on the broad gravel terrace overlooking the manor’s sunken pond. Whilst your guests continue to wander through the idyllic gardens and across the manicured lawns and enjoy the water features, sculptures, streams and beautiful views down to the river and the sweeping countryside beyond, you have the opportunity for your photographs.

If the weather is inclement, the Undercroft and elegantly furnished yet comfortable sitting room and spacious hall provide room for photographs. The sitting room and Undercroft have welcoming open fires that add to the unique atmosphere and cosines of the manor.

Nettlestead Place’s 10 acre gardens are a photographer’s dream and offer an idyllic choice of settings for your wedding day photographs. Whether your preference is for a natural wild look or graceful formality, a landscape setting or secluded intimate location, the variety available will ensure they have a truly wonderful opportunity to capture this most important day of your life.

Everyone is reunited in the wedding marquee, which is perfectly located to benefit from the stunning views across the valley to the fields beyond, in time for the Wedding Reception and serving of the exquisitely crafted culinary delights that await. Accompanied by drinks of your choice, the speeches and toasts will follow and get everyone in the mood for the evening celebrations.

With the bar open and your special evening guests arriving, the party celebrations can truly get into full swing and you can dance the night away with all your family and friends.

After such a wonderful but long wedding day, you may decide to slip away early and leave your guests to enjoy the rest of the evening, safe in the knowledge that they will continue to be catered for by our attentive evening staff. Amplified music is to conclude by 11.15pm, last orders at the bar at 11.30pm and carriages are for 12.00am.

Only 35 dates are released each year for wedding couples to enjoy the manor house and its surroundings, thus preserving its special qualities. As such, when combined with exclusive use, exquisite culinary and beverage delights and a wedding partner to guide and assist you through to your wedding day, it will become evident that Nettlestead Place truly is ………… Where dreams are made.

Nettlestead Place at a Glance

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Price Range
£5 - £6
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Type of Venue
Stately Home
Unique Venue
Exclusive Use
Marquee Weddings
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 150
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Reception Capacity
Up to 200
Exclusive Use…. Nettlestead Place is a private family residence available exclusively for 35 weddings during the spring, summer and early autumn months Stunning award winning gardens…. Nettlestead Place is surrounded by 10 acres of gardens of much beauty, interest and variety and were awarded a star rating in the Good Garden’s Guide. 12th Century Manor House….Since 1978, Nettlestead Place has been the family home of Roy and Annabel who set about creating one of the most stunningly beautiful and tranquil, private settings in the area. 13th Century Medieval Undercroft for Indoor Ceremonies. Rose and Lavender Garden setting for Outside Ceremonies. Large stylish wedding marquee …Our exclusive wedding marquee, is positioned so as to make the most of the beautiful far reaching views across the River Medway and the sweeping fields beyond. Pricing Category : LuxuryReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 150Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 150Bridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 2Historic View More
Country House Manor HouseWedding Contact : YesNumber of People In Team : 3No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Betwen 30 and 50 Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : MaidstoneNearest Airport : GatwickNearest Motorway : M20Nearest Train Station : WateringburyChurch Within Walking DistanceUnique Wedding VenueClassicIntimateLuxuryConfetti PermittedFireworks PermittedOpen Flame PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseAlcohol ProvisionBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListAsian CateringHalal CateringBuffet StylePre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available PackageFull Service PlanningMarquee Wedding SpecialistOn The Day Wedding CoordinationWeek Of Wedding PlanningBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensMarquee or Tipi PermittedOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyWater ViewGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsModern RomanticRusticStylishGarden OutdoorSame-Sex View Less

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Nettlestead Place Reviews

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Tina mother of the bride
Wedding Date
07 Sep 2019
Amazing Day…
Hi Sharon

I just wanted to say a big big thank you. Grace and Charlie had such a wonderful wedding day. The venue was perfect, we had so many compliments from our guests, many saying that it was the best wedding venue they had been to.

When Grace and Charlie started their planning way back at the beginning, one of their thoughts was to show Kent off at its best as we would be having guests from USA, Canada and across the channel. Well Nettlestead Place certainly did that.

The relaxed atmosphere, the pretty gardens and the beautiful view over the valley could not have been better. We were very lucky that the weather stayed fine and there was even sunshine. The photographers Julia and Michelle had never worked at Nettlestead Place before and they praised the many photo opportunities that they had. And we can vouch for that as we have had a small selection of pictures back from them already.

The marquee looked beautiful. When we visited Friday all of us were very happy with how it looked and then to come back Saturday after Suzanne and her team, Rachel with hers and Reece with his had been and put all the finishing touches in, it was overwhelming. Everyone who was working on Saturday really did us all proud and I cannot thank them all enough including yourself. Please pass on our thanks to Lewis your Bar Manager, he too made the day go faultlessly and I appreciated this very much.

Please also pass on our thanks to Annabel and her husband because without them allowing weddings in their garden we would not have been able to have had this experience.

Well the happy couple are now in Kenya and have this morning arrived at their safari destination. I know they will be sitting back with a lovely glass of something looking out at their very different view and remembering every bit of Nettlestead Place with very very happy memories.

Thank you once again Sharon for everything.

Very best wishes

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Veronique de Rivoire
Wedding Date
15 Sep 2018
It was just PERFECT
All our guests have been completely astonished by the beauty of the house and the gardens and the romanticism of St Mary’s Church . The lawn was amazing and so were the flowers everywhere . You have been available each time we needed you to be and the dialogue between us has been fluent and easy . It has been a real pleasure to meet you . Well done you : you like your job and we could see that : a great professional . We will highly recommend Nettlestead of course . These 3 days spent at your place were like being in paradise : beauty everywhere ! And Chris has done a wonderful job , the flowers were so beautiful ! The catering staff during the dinner was really really nice , polite , helpful and quick and the food was good and hot ! Bravo and thank you very very much for allowing us to have such a nice wedding , we will keep wonderful memories from Nettlestead Place !
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Megan Bridge
Wedding Date
11 May 2019
Thank you for the best day
We had a great wedding reception at Nettlestead Place, Highly Recommend this venue. Lovely setting/surroundings. Gardens are so beautiful for photos. Helpful staff and lovely food. Thanks so much to Sharon for making all come together. Just Perfect.
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Hannah Coulson
Wedding Date
25 May 2019
The best day ever...
Where to start, Nettlestead Place is simply magical ! From the moment we pulled into the private drive we knew this was the place for our special day. With stunning gardens, a perfect back drop to the house which inside awaits you a truly special ceremony room that is the under-croft. The marquee reception is perfect, being nestled in the gardens just a floral footpath away from the house. But if that hasn't sold you, then Sharon and Majestic Events(the managing agents of Nettlestead Place) are really the stars of the show. Planning a wedding is stressful and the team make the whole process a dream. Nothing is too much and attention to detail really goes a long way to making the day run as smooth as possible. Leaving you to enjoy your special day entirely. Our Wedding Day was just simply the best day of our lives. We cannot thank you enough for making our day so special. I’d do it again and again as it was perfect.
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Tanya Hopkins
Wedding Date
29 Jun 2019
My best day ever...
Nettlestead Place is just amazing! We fell in love with it as soon as we saw the pictures of it then when we went to view it, we both just knew nowhere else would do. The house, the gardens, the setting is all just beautiful and Sharon the wedding co-ordinator was a god send and became a friend, she is so professional and kind. I can hand on heart say Nettlestead Place is my favourite place and would recommend it time and time again ! The food was gorgeous too. Our guests all said how wonderful every aspect of the day was and I truly believe Nettlestead is a special place for sure!

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Nettlestead Place, Maidstone Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5HA

Nettlestead Place

  • Nettlestead Place
  • Maidstone Road
  • Maidstone
  • Kent
  • ME18 5HA
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Manager

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Sharon Page

Having worked in the wedding industry for over 18 years I have a real understanding of what the bride and groom want from their wedding day. I have such a passion for my job and take the responsibility of coordinating couples wedding to the best of my ability