When you’re planning your wedding one of the first things you need to decide is where in the world you’re going to have it. Will you go near your home town, near your future spouse’s home town or somewhere in between? Or will you forget all of that and elope?

If you are planning to have your wedding in the UK, Kent is one of the best locations that you could hope for. Here are some reasons why:

Historic Location

Kent is home to idyllic countryside, beautiful villages and historic cities such as Canterbury. The cathedral in Canterbury is 1,400 years old and features a Romanesque crypt and medieval stained glass. If cathedrals aren’t your thing then you could try the Viking coastal trail, or admire the majesty of the famous white cliffs of Dover. Or alternatively, visit the Turner art museum at Margate, or the Victorian tunnels at Ramsgate. 

You definitely won’t be short of things to do, and you’ll learn a lot too!

Amazing Venues

Some of the wedding venues in Kent are truly stunning.

The East Quay wedding venue is right on the beach, and it’s very close to the fishing harbour at Whitstable which means that all of your fish options will be freshly and locally caught. It’s quite an industrial looking space which makes it perfect for a stylish wedding.

If you’re looking for something more rustic, then you can’t go wrong with Ruffynes Barn, a beautiful building with exposed oak beams. As it is very family focused, you’ll be able to have the run of the whole place for the full duration of your wedding.

Close To London

Kent is within an hour’s drive of London, which means that a tour of all the tourist hot spots that the capital has to offer could be a part of your wedding week!

The proximity to the city also means that you will have absolutely no problem with finding entertainment for your day. Check out Alive Network for the best wedding bands Kent has to offer. 

The proximity to London is also great news if you have guests flying in from overseas, or even arriving by train from Europe as it will make getting to you much easier.

Beautiful Countryside

Kent is home to some of the most beautiful countryside in England. One of the best ways to enjoy the countryside is by rambling through it, perhaps stopping at a pub along the way! Some of the best countryside walks in Kent are:

  • Chartwell: It’s surrounded by beautiful countryside, and if you’re feeling adventurous you could even extend your walk to the National Trust park at Emmett’s Garden. Be sure to visit the woodland areas at Toys Hill and Horsey Common, and the pretty hamlet of French Street.
  • Clowes Wood: Located in Chesterfield, there is a 3.2 mile trail through the wood and open farmland which affords you the chance to see a lot of wildlife, including nightingales and nightjars.
  • East Peckham: Try the East Peckham river walk which takes you through the Hop Farm, the largest group of Victorian Oast Houses in the world.