The Secret Garden


Information For The Secret Garden

Fun, relaxed wedding venue giving you the day of your dreams. Spent in company of family & friends making magical memories to remember for a lifetime

Inside and out the Secret Garden is one of Kent’s most romantic settings. We are situated on the beautiful Mersham Le Hatch Estate, offering a peaceful rural location. Although we have 3 separate areas that you can choose to have your wedding, we only ever have 1 wedding on each day.

The gardens incorporate a large kitchen garden where we grow seasonal fruit, some vegetables, & flowers for use in the Kitchens.

The garden also has a network of gravel paths, box hedging and ancient espalier fruit trees. Part of the gardens are laid to lawn, perfect for playing games, socialising or just sitting and enjoying the beautiful landscape.

You will have endless photo opportunities, the Wild Flower Garden, Butterfly walk, Peter Rabbit Orchard, the Cobbled Courtyard to name just a few.

We understand that it is your special day – everything should be as you wish it. We have many years of experience in organising weddings, receptions and functions. We are more than happy to offer ideas and advice on all aspects of the wedding arrangements. We will do everything possible to make your dreams become reality.

The Secret Garden at a Glance

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Price Range
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Type of Venue
Stately Home
Exclusive Use
Orangery Weddings
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 90
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Reception Capacity
Up to 150
Intimate Wedding partys of up to 30 guests in our beautiful private Glasshouse Exclusive celebrations from up to 90 day guests and 150 evening guests enjoyed in our Coach House Private walled gardens filled with ample photography opportunities All catering on site and made from scratch using local suppliers - helping to keep it local Garden games included at no extra cost to keep your guests entertained A long list of recommended, trusted suppliers available Pricing Category : AffordableBridal Suite : No Bridal SuiteHistoricCountry House Manor HouseWedding Contact : [email protected]Number of People In Team : 15 View More
No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : AshfordNearest Airport : GatwickNearest Motorway : M20 - Junction 10Nearest Train Station : Ashford International AlternativeCheapCoolUniqueAffordableUnusualCasualClassicFormalIntimateCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedSound Systems Available On The Day Wedding CoordinationPublic Liability InsuranceDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyLovely GroundsModern RomanticRusticStylishGarden OutdoorOrangerySame-Sex View Less

Current Promotions

Exclusive Promotion:

Fantastic 50% discount available on exclusive Coach House & Gardens venue fee for remaining 2019 dates!

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15% venue discount

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Top Wedding Tips

Remember this is your day, and that it should be exactly how you imagined it - Even if Aunty Barbara has other ideas!

Take a moment with your Husband or Wife and have a stroll around the garden just the 2 of you to really take it all in - It might be the only moment you have alone all day!

Number 1 rule - Have fun!

Real Weddings

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The Real Wedding of
Emma and Mick
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The Real Wedding of
Nicola and James
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The Real Wedding of
Harriet and James
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The Real Wedding of
Gemma and Stuart
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The Real Wedding of
Rachael and Steve
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The Real Wedding of
Charlotte and Adam
Load More Real Weddings


Louise & Paolo

Laura & Sam

Take a look at the magical Wedding Celebrations of Laura & Sam x

The Secret Garden

Laura & Helgi 8th August 2016


2019 Certificate of Excellence Award
2019 Certificate of Excellence Award


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier
Our venue is featured on Coco Wedding Venues
Our venue is featured on Coco Wedding Venues


The Secret Garden, The Court Yard, Mersham-le-Hatch Business Village, Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent, TN25 6NH

The Secret Garden

  • The Secret Garden, The Court Yard
  • Mersham-le-Hatch Business Village, Hythe Road
  • Ashford
  • Kent
  • TN25 6NH
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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