The Secret Garden


UKbride 4.9 Heart Rating
57 Reviews

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

The Secret Garden is easily one of Kent’s most romantic and picturesque venues, it’s a passionately run family business with a talented team who are dedicated to making sure wedding couples have their perfect day. Based on the original Mersham le Hatch estate its stunning historic surroundings provide a perfect and secluded escape for weddings. For a start there are endless photo opportunities to suit couples of all tastes and styles from the stunning wild flower gardens and Shepard’s hut to the cobbled courtyards, old archways and clock tower. This venue is a dream for photographers as well as couples!

The Secret Garden offers a variety of fully licensed ceremony spaces including the beautiful Gazebo located in the heart of the Gardens, the historic and elegant chapel which is perfect for weddings no matter what time of year or weather and the Glasshouse which is the best of the outdoors inside and is the perfect space for smaller and more intimate weddings.

As well as the gorgeous settings the Secret Garden has an incredibly talent team including dedicated servers, highly talented and knowledgeable wedding coordinators and world class chefs who pride themselves on using Kent’s finest and locally sourced fresh produce. The options for catering at weddings here is endless and bespoke menus can even be arranged for couples who are looking for something really special. You even have an option to arrange external caterers and suppliers but we know the food here will outclass most!

The venue is typically hired on an exclusive basis meaning the wedding party have the entire venue to themselves for the day but can also be hired on a non-exclusive basis for smaller and more intimate wedding parties meaning the Secret Garden is the perfect venue for wedding parties from 2 to 150!

The Secret Garden wedding and Events team are available via email or phone 7 days a week and offer viewings all days of the week by appointment only, if you have any questions at all or would like some further information about Secret Garden weddings then please don't hesitate to get in touch with the team today.

The Secret Garden at a Glance

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Stately Home
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Exclusive Use
Orangery Weddings
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Up to 90
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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 : AffordableReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 150Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 95Bridal Suite : No Bridal SuiteHistoricCountry House Manor House View More
Wedding Contact : [email protected]Number of People In Team : 15No 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 AlternativeCheapCoolUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualCasualClassicFormalIntimateCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeAlcohol ProvisionBartendingExternal Catering PermittedIn House CateringIn House Wine ListBuffet StyleClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedSound Systems Available Ceremony MusicReception MusicPackageFull Service PlanningOn The Day Wedding CoordinationWeek Of Wedding PlanningPublic Liability InsuranceDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlySpa OnsiteLovely GroundsModern RomanticRusticStylishGarden OutdoorWedding PlannersOrangerySame-Sex View Less

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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!

The Secret Garden Reviews

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Vikki Bosley
Review Date
04 Sep 2019
Me and my husband got married here back in May, I can not recommend this place enough. The staff were excellent and done everything they could to make our day so relaxed and memorable. Stephanie your team are amazing and the venue it’s self is beautiful our wedding photos are stunning and the beautiful gardens in the back ground are so pretty. Thank you to everyone at the secret gardens Mr & Mrs Bosley
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David Beach
Review Date
01 Aug 2019
Had my wedding here on 31st July 2019 and cannot fault the venue or staff one bit. They made me and my wife feel so special and nothing was to much trouble. 5****** all the way, and the food and cocktails were delicious and plenty of it.
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Elaine Hearn
Review Date
03 Jul 2019
Highly highly recommend. What an absolutely amazing wedding day we had at The Secret Garden on Saturday 29th June. A big Thank You to Stephanie & all of her team for making our day as perfect as we had dreamed it would be. The staff seem to be more like a big happy family than colleagues & give attention to every little detail. Even my last minute additions was no bother for them. If we done it all again I wouldn’t change a thing. Our guests haven’t stopped talking about it & keep saying it’s the best wedding they have ever been to. Thank you all from Elaine & Andy x
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Jan and Aland Watson
Wedding Date
17 Jun 2019
An unfortgrttable day created by her team
We and all our guests could not be more impressed and amazed at the slick professionalism of the service, plus quality of the food and presentation that was provided to make our wedding ceremony and celebrations so perfect.

Your unique environment complimented by a wonderful staff who could not do enough to ensure every single guest was catered for.

We loved The Secret Garden from our first visit but expectations were exceeded on every level.

Thank you for making our wedding day so special in every way.
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Hanna and Martyn
Wedding Date
01 Jun 2019
Thank you
You made our wedding day the most beautiful and relaxed day that we will always remember, it was just perfect, thank you so much.
All the staff were so friendly and genuinely happy to be part of our day.
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Jo and Robin
Wedding Date
10 Apr 2019
Wonderful wedding Day
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for our wonderful wedding day. All the guests enjoyed the day and the food was delicious. Everything ran seamlessly which meant we could just enjoy our special day.
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Ben and Yvoune
Wedding Date
12 Mar 2019
Thank you
Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Everyone enjoyed the venue and commented how beautiful it is!

We truly has the best day!
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Annabel and Graham
Wedding Date
19 Dec 2018
Making our wedding day perfect!
Thank you for making our wedding day perfect! We had the most wonderful day and all the support and hard work you put in really showed!
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Jennie and Steve
Wedding Date
29 Oct 2018
Thank you for sharing our special day
We wanted to say a huge thank you to you for everything you did to help organise our perfect day.
Also a very big thank you to the whole team at the Secret Garden who could not have been more helpful, professional and awesome.
You truly are an amazing venue for the perfect wedding.
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Tim and Linda
Wedding Date
25 Oct 2018
A Big Thank you
A big thank you for providing for providing us with an unforgettable wedding experience on 25th October.
The venue looked great, inside and outside.
Every single member of staff gave us excellent service; they went the extra mile with smiles on their faces. We also commend both the presentation and fine quality of the food. The whole day could not have gone any smoother. We will visit you again, as you all made "The Secret Garden" a very special place to us.
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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