Kent wedding venue – Archbishop’s Palace, Maidstone

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Archbishop’s Palace, Maidstone, Kent

This Kent wedding venue was the palace was formally the fourteenth-century residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The building still retains many of its original historic features and makes lovely wedding venue. It is situated on the banks of the River Medway in the centre of the County Town.

To the front of the palace, the walled Apothecary’s Garden offers a secluded and peaceful area for photographs. Couples arrive in cars or carriages along the impressive gravelled driveway leading to the magnificent front façade of the Palace. Well-maintained lawns and flowerbeds surround the driveway and are bordered with ornamental hedging providing a natural green backdrop for group photography.

The Archbishops Palace offers a range of ceremony rooms:

Great Hall
This large room is decorated in a medieval style with wood panelling and elegant tapestry window dressing. There are a number of original oil paintings and a magnificently carved stone fireplace. The room can accommodate up to 100 guests, 90 seated and 10 standing.

Undercroft
This room is situated on the ground floor and has disabled access. It has a large open stone fireplace and its original leaded windows offer striking views across the river. There is seating for twenty-five and additional standing room for 15.

Solar Room
This room is on the first floor. It has a large open stone fireplace and is traditionally furnished with a large bay window overlooking the river. It can accommodate a maximum of 50 guests all seated.

Wareham Room
The Wareham Room is located on the first floor. It is suited to the more informal type of ceremony. It has an open stone fireplace with traditional furnishings.  It can accommodate a maximum of 25 guests (15 seated and 10 standing)

If you are planning a wedding at Archbishop’s Palace we would be happy to give you a quote for your wedding photography.  GET QUOTE