A Fairytale Wedding at a Stately Home Built for a King
You might be surprised to hear that, tucked behind country lanes near Tonbridge, is a private stately home. Even more surprised the house is literally hidden in 73 acres of its own land, with a private lake, formal gardens, woods, pastures and rolling lawns – you have to drive for a quarter of a mile to even see the house!
That’s because, for over six centuries, Oxon Hoath has always been privately owned.
We reserve a few weekends each year for private wedding receptions … or we can offer you a weekday for a small discount. For your reception you will have the entire house and grounds to yourself and we will make you feel utterly at home.
Huge doors interlink the rooms so your guests can wander freely from one to another. The main hall is eighty feet high and features a grand central staircase, a gallery and a wonderfully decorative Victorian glass Atrium. The huge pillars are painted bright red (a relic of a wild 1960s party by the previous owners we thought worth preserving).
We have 28 bedrooms so up to 50 family and friends can stay over and many more can come to your celebrations. The bedrooms range from grand suites to quaint attic rooms with pretty painted floors.
Your main celebrations will be in the three grand reception rooms, centred around the Jacobean library. All three rooms overlook the oldest untouched par terre terrace in England down over pastures to Oxon Hoath Lake and the Weald of Kent beyond.
Remember, we are a private house, and it’s your party and your biggest day. Your wedding and party can be as traditional or as individual as you like. Just let us know your ideas and we’ll help you to arrange it all.
Our wine and champagne is all organic but you can bring your own if you wish. Food-wise we cater for many budgets from a simple finger buffet to a scrumptious, full-service wedding feast. Oxon Hoath has had its own gallery at the local church in West Peckham for 400 years for the Squire’s family. We can introduce you to the present day reverend, Father McConaghie, if you wish. Why not make it a real country house party? You could hire the estate for the whole weekend!
The price for a Saturday reception in 2020 is £5,950 for exclusive hire from 9am til midnight. We can seat 80 guests for a formal meal and many more for a buffet or party. Catering ranges from £54 for a full service, three course meal with coffee or £46 for a two course buffet. A simple evening buffet or hot sliders, pizza, loaded chips or a bagel-table can be home-cooked for you for around £12 per head (as a second meal). We also offer a self-catering option if you would like to bring your own caterers. We offer a full bar at reasonable prices or you can bring your own drinks and pay a corkage fee. Overnight B&B is from £47.50 – £67.00 per person, depending on numbers.
Please call us for a full price list or to arrange a visit and tour for yourselves….