Weddings at Allington Castle, Maidstone, Kent

Allington Castle is one of Kent’s most exclusive wedding and civil ceremony venues and is available for hire for weekday and weekend weddings. Only a short distance from Maidstone town along the banks of the river Medway near Allington Lock, Allington castle is surrounded by a picturesque moat and is set in 42 acres of woodland. Approaching the castle is via a causeway that splits a large lake flanked by beautiful gardens. There are many interesting features for your wedding photographs, including a lavender walk leading up to an Italian garden with a large pond & fountain, rose arbor, and temple.



Photos in this video are by David Fenwick


  • Allington Castle Great Hall Ceremony Capacity: 90
  • Great Hall Wedding Breakfast or Luncheon Capacity: 90 (Catering is by our caterers Relish. See their menu links here)
  • Evening Receptions: 250 in the grounds of Allington Castle, or 75 on the Kentish Lady Riverboat.
  • Parking: 100 cars Plus 3 large coaches. There is, of course, the option to park in Maidstone Town Centre and arrive by boat. (There are a number of hotels within walking distance and short taxi drives of the boat jetties at Allington and Maidstone town centre) SEE BELOW!




We are delighted to announce that as of 2018 The Kentish Lady riverboat will have access to our exclusive private jetty at Allington Castle. The boat has the capacity to transport up to 75 of your guests to and from Maidstone town centre or Allington Lock. You may choose to have your reception at the castle, with a wedding breakfast or lunch catered for by Relish, before boarding the boat which can take your guests to numerous other reception venues and hotels within easy access of the boat moorings.

The Kentish Lady can also accommodate an evening reception on board with catering and has a licensed bar. Boat charter is separate to the venue hire – Please enquire at The Kentish Lady. (Please note: If you use the Kentish Lady boat for your evening reception, then your venue hire period ends once your guests have boarded the boat)

Our viewing hours are Monday – Saturday 8:45 – 16:00 By Appointment Only

Should you wish to consider our venue, please fill out this form and we will contact you within two working days.