The Oak Grove

Upchurch

UKbride 4.8 Heart Rating
4.8 EXCELLENT
12 Reviews

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The Oak Grove is a unique and secluded woodland wedding venue, containing a spectacular stretch tent, woodland kitchen and 'living' licensed ceremony area, situated in Kent.

Located in North Kent and nestled between two small villages, this oak glade is a magnificent woodland wedding venue. We can offer an exquisite ‘living’ licensed ceremony area to complete your day.

The wood itself sits beside tranquil meadows and is set within five acres of the North Kent countryside. Our treasured copse is not only surrounded by farmland on three sides but also lies within the ancient Saxon Shore Way on the banks of the River Medway.

The stunning stretch tents are vaulted within a ring of huge oaks. The main tent is larger than a triple hat Tipi - but covers a single space. The two smaller tents are seamlessly joined to the main one and are ideal for catering, chilling out, bar and dancing.

We can accommodate up to 120 guests (160 in evening) and while the site is completely rural, we have provided viable disabled access. There is also ample parking, including overnight.

Our stunning antique bar can be open to serve drinks throughout the day and is included. The bar acts as a focal point for your guests and offers two 48 bottle fridges and a large chiller plus storage. You are able to provide post ceremony drinks and wine with the meal - corkage free!

The Kitchen is available for your caterers to use, this 3m x 6m woodland kitchen has hot and cold running water, double sink, food prep area, power and heating. You can also choose to use it as an additional outside bar or for post ceremony drinks.

Five luxury toilets are converted from vintage horseboxes. Fully stocked with all the essentials, there are two female, two male and one disabled access with baby change facilities. These toilets are water flushing (not chemical) and are cleaned for you throughout the day.

2020 dates are now fully sold out! August and September dates available for 2021 and still taking bookings for 2022! If you are interested in have your wedding at our beautiful venue for 2021 please contact asap to avoid disappointment.

Hire Fee includes the following:

• Exclusive use of The Oak Grove, parking field and surrounding meadows
• Exclusive use of all three magically lit stretch tents with wooden floor throughout
• Use of licensed ceremony area
• Cutlery, crockery and glasses
• Bespoke tables and chairs plus occasional furniture
• Five luxury toilets including baby change and disabled access
• PA and speakers
• Use of large woodland kitchen with power, hot water, sink and prep area
• Large chest freezer full of ice and ice maker for the day
• 50kW space heater with fuel
• 60 large (two person) umbrellas and a number of blankets
• The ability to use your own suppliers and caterers (excluding Pay Bar)
• NO CORKAGE fees for supplying your own post ceremony drinks and wine for the tables
• Fully stocked pay bar which accepts cash and card payments
• Access to the site two days before your booking for you to set up and decorate
• Access to the site the day after the event for your suppliers to clear away and for your guests to collect cars
• Clear up and recycling (not including food waste)
• Two staff available all day
• Swedish fire logs and fire pit
• Inside play and rest area for children including Playstation and DVDs and outside games area
• Meetings and site visits prior to event with your suppliers
• Total support for you and your suppliers including meetings, site visits, email and telephone
• Magical decoration of the grove and tent including up lighting of the trees
• Car Parking and overnight parking for guests
• A mains single phase power supply sufficient for all your needs
• Details of some of the best local suppliers to make the day your own

The Oak Grove at a Glance

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Price Range
£7350 - £8350
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Bedrooms
N/A
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Type of Venue
Not Specified
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Seated Capacity
Up to 120
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Reception Capacity
Up to 160
Unique summer venue which only offers 22 Saturdays per year giving you exclusivity and a relaxed festival experience. We can offer unrivalled setup time of two days, prior to wedding date, for styling and decoration. The stunning stretch tents are vaulted within a ring of huge oaks. The main tent is larger than a triple hat Tipi. The two smaller tents are seamlessly joined to the main one and are ideal for catering, chilling out, bar and dancing. We can accommodate up to 120 guests (160 in evening) and while the site is completely rural, we have provided viable disabled access. There is also ample parking, including overnight. Weddings take place under the 'living' arbor. Standing on top of a low grassy mound, the leafy structure becomes a focal point for your guests. The seating area in front the arbor can seat up to 120. Five luxury vintage horsebox toilets. Fully stocked with all the essentials, there are two female, two male and one disabled access with baby change facilities. These toilets are water flushing (not chemical) and are cleaned for you throughout the day.

Top Wedding Tips

Be organised - the more prepared you are the smoother your day will be

Be relaxed - at The Oak Grove we give you plenty of time

Enjoy yourselves - this is your special day

The Oak Grove Reviews

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Kim Forbes
Review Date
18 Aug 2019
can't say enough about how beautiful this venue is,we had the most amazing wedding day yesterday,sam and paul and all the staff are wonderful,i want to do it again
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Jade Alexander
Review Date
31 Jul 2019
From the moment we first stepped into The Oak Grove, we just knew we wanted to get married there. The place is simply magical, it almost feels as though it was built by fairies or something! It’s such a great layout too – spacious but nicely contained, with lots of the interesting little nooks and crannies for guests to mingle, relax and play games in.Throughout the entire planning process, Sam and Paul could not have been more supportive in helping us to achieve our vision for the day. They really are two of the kindest and most creative people you could ever wish to meet, and their staff are just as fabulous.Our wedding day could not have gone more perfectly - we were on a high all day. In fact, I honestly think if we didn’t have photos, it would probably have felt like some sort of wonderful dream! An absolute gem of a venue
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Lisa Landers
Review Date
04 May 2019
We had our wedding in September at The Oak Grove and it was quite simply the best day of my life. From the second we walked through the gates we fell in love with the venue and the team behind it. Sam and Paul went above and beyond to make our day go so well and they are quite simply a dream team. Just sad we can't do it all over again
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Holly Newins
Review Date
29 Jan 2019
We had the perfect wedding day at The Oak Grove last May. Such a beautiful setting and the perfect sized venue- space to escape up to the sea wall with your new spouse when you want a breather, but not so big that you 'lose' your guests. Sam and Paul went out of their way to help us every step of the way, liaising with our suppliers and making the whole experience as stress-free as a wedding can be. The flexibility was great, with all of our ideas being brought to life and more. On the day itself the team at The Oak Grove were brilliant, making sure everything ticked along as it should do and ensuring our guests were happy. Nothing was too much for them. The skyline is endless and makes for beautiful photos, particularly as the sun sets. Thank you to everybody at The Oak Grove for making our day so special. You're the best!
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Stuart Landers
Review Date
29 Jan 2019
Got married here at end of September. If you want a magical wedding with a rustic feel this is the place for you. We can highly highly recommend
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Karen Rizk
Review Date
31 Oct 2018
We would like to thank everyone at the Oak Grove for making our wedding day so perfect. The venue speaks for itself although I think every guest commented on what a beautiful, serene and magical place it is. We had free reign to make the site exactly as we wanted and everyone involved was available to offer and provide and much, or litte, support as we required from our initial enquiry right through to collecting everything the day after. A number of guests mentioned it may just have beeen the best wedding they had ever been to, and that was no doubt down to the amazing venue that the Oak Grove is. I know a couple of guests who have attended have taken the number and may well be making enquiries for their special day! We may be back for a first year celebration!
Response from The Oak Grove
Dear Karen and Adam - thanks for your lovely review. We had a blast hosting the day!Paul and Sam
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Emily Tugwell
Review Date
22 Sep 2018
We had our wedding at The Oak Grove last Saturday and we could not have asked for a better day / setting. Sam and Paul are both really lovely and helpful from start to finish and made our day so special for us. This venue is amazing and I'm truly sad that I will not need to visit them and the venue anymore, although I may find a reason to If anyone is looking for an outdoor style laid back wedding then this is the place for you. Thank you to you both xx
Response from The Oak Grove
It was our pleasure - see you soon xx
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Laura Gardner
Review Date
07 Aug 2018
We got married here on Saturday, such a beautiful venue. We haven't heard anything but compliments about the location of our wedding. Sam and Paul where amazing! So attentive and we can't thank them enough for making our day so special. Every effort was made for us to just enjoy our day and the fact the staff would go out of their way for us. We literally are so overwhelmed and couldn't recommend the venue enough. Just so perfect. We had from the Thursday to set up everything ready for our wedding on the Saturday. We really want to thank the staff they truly are amazing. Thank you all so much for hosting our magical wedding.
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Amy Khan-Fontain
Review Date
25 Jul 2018
Our day was so amazing, I want to cry because we aren’t doing it all over again every weekend! We booked our date with just over a year to go before the big day and saw the Oak Grove from almost the start. Every time we came back for a quick visit to double check things, Sam & Paul had added another new and amazing thing from the benches to the parachute shade, the bar to the catering area. Everything is made here with love and care and I believe every couple is thought about individually. From being able to set up from the Thursday and being able to have until the Sunday to clear away means that this isn’t ever going to be a conveyer belt wedding venue. No magic was lost here because of pushy wedding planners or snooty owners. Sam and Paul have been amazing to work with and we couldn’t thank them enough for all the genuine kindness they showed, especially with how busy they have been. We have so many lovely memories here and I genuinely feel connected to the area. The peace starts as soon as you start driving down that lane and get a look at the view of the water. A little peek at what looks to be a structure in the trees. Then rolling through past very fancy horse boxes. It’s beautiful, absolutely stunning! Thank you guys so very much and we really hope to enjoy your wonderful space again! Love, Mr & Mrs Khan-Fontain XxX
Response from The Oak Grove
Well you made me cry too!Thank you so much for the amazing review . We loved working with you all. You’re family and friends were so chilled and friendly - it was a fabulous lavender wedding .Take care of each other.Xx
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Gemma Bonner
Review Date
17 Jun 2018
Had my wedding here yesterday absolutely amazing setting! Thank you so much!
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Twinney Wharf, Susans Lane, Upchurch, Kent, ME9 7HA

The Oak Grove

  • Twinney Wharf
  • Susans Lane
  • Upchurch
  • Kent
  • ME9 7HA
  • United Kingdom