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 exciting features for your wedding photographs, including a lavender walk leading up to an Italian garden with a large pond & fountain, rose arbour, and temple.

Allington Castle Great Hall Ceremony Capacity: 100
Great Hall Wedding Breakfast or Luncheon Capacity: 90
Evening Receptions: – Barn 150
Parking: 60 cars Plus two large coaches.



The information below gives an idea of costs for a Saturday wedding at Allington Castle in 2020. We may be able to offer discounts on weekday weddings – please enquire.

Ceremony Only Package – 3 hours between the hours of 11 am and 5 pm.

Venue Hire = £4,000 + VAT.

Exclusive use of the Great Hall for your Wedding Ceremony – Maximum 100 people.
Exclusive access to our manicured gardens including our picturesque water well, lavender walk, ponds and fountains for photo opportunities.
Our in-house wedding planner for the duration of your wedding.

Ceremony Only with Drinks Reception & Canapes

£4,000 + £30 p.p + VAT

For an additional £30 + VAT per adult we will provide a drinks reception with canapés after the ceremony in our stunning courtyard or blessing room consisting of:
∙ Two glasses of Prosecco per adult.
∙ Apple and Orange Juice, Bottled Still and Sparkling Water.
∙ Four canapés per person.

Ceremony & Wedding Reception – Full Day Access Package

£13,000 + VAT PLUS Catering Costs.

Use of the Great Hall until 6 pm.
Use of our 17th-century barn for your evening reception (a short walk over our beautiful causeway) The castle itself will be lit up and provides a stunning backdrop!

Please note that the full day package price above is a Dry-Hire cost and excludes catering. There will be an extra charge for your catering package for the day/evening package which includes:
∙ Wedding Planner.
∙ Reception drinks
∙ 4 x Canapés per Person
∙ 1/2 Bottle of Wine per adult for the tables + Still/Sparkling Water
∙ 3 Course Sit Down Meal in the Great Hall (Max 90), Or Barn 170
∙ Tea/Coffee
∙ Prosecco for Speeches
∙ Evening Food in the barn
∙ Day/Evening Security Team

Example of Costs for a Full Day Wedding:

Based on 90 Day Guests (80 Adults + 10 Children) and 60 Extra Evening Guests – 150 in Total:
Exclusive Hire of Allington Castle Great Hall, Allington Barn and Grounds = £13,000 + VAT
Food & Drinks – 80 Adult Day/Evening Guests @ £100 = £8,000 + VAT
Food & Drinks – 10 Children Day/Evening Guests @ £50.00 = £500 + VAT
Extra 60 Evening Guests @ £12.50 = £750 + VAT

Example Total Cost based on the numbers above = £22,250 + VAT

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Should you wish to consider our venue, please fill out this form and we will contact you within two working days. Unfortunately, we are unable to quote prices and availability over the phone.