Wedding Ceremonies Unlocked !

Nettlestead Place Wedding Ceremonies

With the lifting of certain Covid-19 restrictions from the 4th July 2020, the Government has opened up the potential for weddings to take place with up to 30 guests*.  However, due to the social distancing measures and restrictions relating to the ‘mixing’ of different households, the reality is that only Wedding Ceremonies can take place and not the reception party.

Whilst this is not ideal for many, for some this presents an opportunity to  officially marry this year with a few close family and friends present and delay their reception plans until 2021 or beyond.

At Nettlestead Place, we have two stunning and unique locations for holding Wedding Ceremonies. Please take a look at the information below and contact us to find out more.

*This figure of 30 ‘guests’ also includes the couple, registrars, witness/s and suppliers but does not include any of our staff

Covid 19-Measures

The Kent County Council has approved Nettlestead Places’ Wedding Ceremony Covid-19 Risk Assessment for both outdoor and indoor ceremonies. This covers all aspects relating to Covid-19 cleaning, sanitisation and social distancing measures.

What’s Included

During your Wedding Ceremony, you will have access to and use of the following for a period of 2 1/2 hours:

  • Beautiful Rose Garden and the Wooden Gazeebo within, or the 
  • Stunning 13th Century Undercroft
  • Table and chairs for the ceremony
  • Water jug and glassware
  • Chairs for all you guests
  • Sound system (use of the microphone is currently prohibited)
  • Washroom
  • Nettlestead Place gardens for photographs
  • Staffing

* Currently readings and singing are prohibited

Ceremony Details

Ceremony Registration……… The official booking of a civil ceremony or partnership is undertaken directly with the Kent County Council Registrar’s Office. However we will book and process it on your behalf. Nettlestead Place does not make additional charges for holding your ceremony with us but please be aware that a Marriage Licence fee needs paying directly to the registrar’s office.

Indoor Ceremonies……… Within Nettlestead Place is the stunning 13th century Undercroft, characterised by its three medieval pillars and vaulted ceiling. This historic and truly unique location provides a striking setting for such important occasion as wedding ceremonies. Under the current Covid-19 restricted numbers of 30, the Undercroft offers an intimate and welcoming location with socially distanced seating.

Outdoor Ceremonies……… To the south of the manor house is the enchanting Rose Garden. In the center is a characterful 300 year old lime tree under which sits a wooden gazebo. Under the current Covid-19 restricted numbers of 30, the Rose Garden offers a truly romantic and tranquil setting for an intimate ceremony.

Bookings and Prices

Bookings……… During ‘normal times’ we only offer Wedding Ceremony Only bookings out of peak season and only on Monday to Thursday. However we are delighted to advise that until further notice, we will be taking bookings on Mondays to Saturdays, from August to March 2021.

Please note that once the weather turns later in the year, all ceremonies will take place in the Undercroft, within which the large open log fire will be lit, making it an idyllic cosy setting.

Prices………Wedding Ceremonies at Nettlestead Place are £1,900. This includes all items and services mentioned above, Covid-19 measures and VAT.

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