One of the most important decisions you’ll make for your wedding is choosing your venue, If you’re getting married in or near Dover, Kent, then you’re in luck! As a wedding photographer in Dover, I’ve had the pleasure of capturing beautiful weddings in the area and would love to share some of my favourite venues.
There are some absolutely stunning places to say “I do” nearby.
Here are 4 of my favourites:
1. Eastwell Manor
This stunning country house hotel is set on beautiful grounds just a short drive from Dover. Eastwell Manor has a number of different ceremony and reception areas to choose from including a secret walled garden and grand state rooms.
For your reception, you can either stay in the main house or move to a marquee on the lawn. Plus, with a number of different accommodation options on-site, you and your guests can make a real weekend of it.
The venue also boasts a spa for some pampering pre-wedding. One of my favourite places to take wedding photography, Eastwell manor, has many backdrops for creative portraits.
1. Solton Manor
If you’re looking for a venue that’s steeped in history, then Solton Manor is a perfect choice. This manor house dates back to the 13th century and has been host to many prestigious events over the years.
With its beautiful gardens and sweeping views of the countryside, Solton Manor is a truly romantic setting for your big day. Plus with 10 acres of the surrounding estate, there’s plenty of space for your guests to stay on-site, so you can make a real weekend of it!
Choose from an outdoor ceremony in the gazebo in Godrics Garden or in the converted wedding barn. For your reception, you can either stay in the main house or move to a marquee on the lawn.
2. Winters Barn
Just down the road in Canterbury, you’ll find Winters Barn, a beautifully converted barn set on the grounds of a working farm.
If you’re after a rustic-chic vibe for your wedding day, then this is the perfect venue for you. With its original beams, fairy lights and hay bales and romantic bridge, Winters Barn has all the makings of a romantic and fun day.
There are three spaces to choose from for your ceremony and reception. For something a little different, you could even get married in the outdoor Tipi!
Check out this stunning backdrop for your newlywed pictures.
3. The Oak Grove
What can I say about this hidden gem of a venue?
Oak Grove is a beautifully secluded spot in the heart of the Kent countryside. The perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, this venue is all about relaxation, good vibes and great company.
If you’re looking for an intimate and unique setting for your wedding day, then look no further than The Oak Grove. With its beautiful oak trees, fairy lights and log cabins, this venue has a real magical feel to it.
There are three ceremony and reception spaces to choose from, including an outdoor area with stunning views of the Kent countryside. You can even stay on-site in one of the cosy log cabins!
4. Quex Park
Just a short journey along the coast from Dover you will find the unique venue that is Quex Park. With its herbaceous borders, ponds, croquet lawn and a Victorian walled garden, it’s a wonderful place for beautiful wedding shots.
Have your ceremony in, an outdoor gazebo, the Orangery, or even a converted barn.
If you are looking to add a touch of fun to your special day, there are also a number of activities on-site including, a clay pigeon shooting range, archery and Segways!
Hope this helped!
There are so many magical places to get married in Dover, Kent! Whether you’re looking for breathtaking views or a fairytale setting, there’s sure to be a venue that’s perfect for you nearby.
We hope this list has helped narrow down your search for the perfect place to say “I do.”
Congrats and happy planning!