Lynsted Park near Faversham, Kent, offers an exceptional, private location for weddings and receptions. With only a limited number of days available for events, it’s a hidden gem of a place to get hitched. The wonderful grounds also make the perfect venue for other special events like birthdays, anniversaries and renewing vows.
Weddings will not be possible until after December 2nd 2020 in line with current government guidelines. After which, national restrictions for England are expected to return to the ‘three tier’ traffic light system. Tiers 1 & 2 allow for a 15 person ceremony with reception, but Tier 3 is a ceremony only.
We are offering small, indoor weddings between December 2020 and March 2021 for £760.
Includes: Access to the venue the day before. The Indoor Ceremony Room (see @lynstedpark for Instagram images). Use of the Peacock Room to get ready in, from as early as you like on the day of your wedding. Parking signage and staff. Drinks – Prosecco, Beer and soft drinks for guests (or alternative drinks of your choice of the equivalent value) – bar staff and glasses are also included. Canapés/light food served within the strict Covid rules.
Please note that 15 is the maximum number of people allowed, and this includes the couple. Sadly this means only 13 actual guests. Your photographer, make up artist, hairdresser are not included in the 15 people and they are most welcome. Though they must wear masks at all times and adhere to guidelines.
2 Double rooms are available for accommodation (breakfast is included). The rooms are next to each other, in a separate wing of the house with its own staircase. The rooms share a private bathroom that is exclusive to these rooms.
Large Peacock Room £100 (superking sized double)
Small Four poster room £60 (queen sized double)
A Typical Wedding Day in the time of Covid!
Night Before Bride and bridesmaid/family ‘bubble’ stay the night before and get ready together on the morning of the wedding.
8.45 onwards Make-up, hairdresser arrive
9am onwards Florist arrives to decorate the ceremony room and deliver bouquets and button holes
10am onwards Photographer arrives
12pm Registrars arrive (we will meet and greet the Registrars and take care of them). They need time to interview the couple separately, prior to the ceremony
12.15 Groom and ushers to the house
1pm Wedding Ceremony begins
1.20pm Wedding Ceremony ends
1.30pm Drinks are served with canapés/light food. Photographs take place in the gardens and house
2.45pm Wedding Party leave – many go on to have their wedding breakfast, as a late lunch, in a restaurant or pub locally
Alternative times can easily be arranged. The above is purely designed to give people an idea of what others have done. We are open to suggestions as long as they fulfill Covid guidelines.
Please note that the REGISTRARS (two are always needed) are not linked to the venue but instead are part of Kent County Council’s A Kentish Ceremony team. Payment for the Registrars is always separate to any venue cost.
Great care is taken to observe Covid rules in order to protect you, your guests, the Registrars and our staff.
The South Room, within Lynsted Park House, is a Georgian, triple aspect room with a parquet wooden floor, high ceilings, a stately fireplace and French doors onto a York stone terrace and courtyard. The South Room accommodates up to 60 guests, with some standing. It is ideal for smaller, intimate ceremonies and during the winter months. Use the gardens for beautiful photographs after the event. Scroll down to see what is included.
The perfectly mown Sunken Garden, descends elegantly from the main garden to create a beautiful private space. It has a splendid Gazebo with an attractive lead roof at the southern end under which you get married. Guests sit with a great view of you, surrounded by Tudor walls, an avenue of Lime Trees and Yew hedging. The Sunken Garden accommodates up to 200 guests and is perfect for outdoor summer ceremonies usually held from May until October. Use the gardens for beautiful photographs after the event. Guests are advised to bring a brolly just in case or on the day you can always switch to indoors – we attach a small marquee to the French Doors at the rear of the South Room to enlarge capacity. Scroll down to see what is included.
From £600 outdoors in the garden
What’s included with a Ceremony at Lynsted Park:
* Exclusive use on the day of the South Room or Sunken Garden, with access earlier if you wish
* The Peacock Room in Lynsted Park House for one of you to get ready in
* Exclusive access to the grounds and gardens – perfect for photographs
* A member of the Lynsted Park team available throughout your event
* Signage and Parking staff
* Integrated PA sound system for the Sunken Garden by arrangement
* VAT, where applicable, is also included.
The beautiful church of St Peter and St Paul in the village of Lynsted is another possibility for your ceremony if you live locally. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
After your ceremony be that in the house, the garden or the church we would love you to hold your wedding reception at Lynsted Park, for further details please go to Receptions.
Things to note:
There are separate fees that have to be paid direct to Kent County Council for the registrar and legal requirements related to your Civil marriage/Civil Partnership/Renewal of Vows/Welcoming Ceremony. Up to date details are available from the official Kent County Council ceremonies website www.akentishceremony.com.
The South Room and the Sunken Garden are beautiful spaces for you to make your own and we leave the decoration and detailing decisions to you. We would be delighted to help you with this and there are ideas on everything from chair hire to flowers to exquisite accessories in ‘preferred suppliers and ideas’.