Chilston Park is a stunning Manor House set in beautiful grounds and is located in the Kent countryside in between Ashford and Maidstone. This hotel has special memories for me as my wife and I stayed here after our wedding and also stayed here just before the birth of our first child. What I really like about the venue is that it combines the elegance and tradition of a manor house but then also has lots of space with large function rooms for wedding breakfasts and ceremonies. Here are some venue pictures I took whilst I was photographing Neil & Jo’s wedding in 2014 here. If you are getting married at Chilston Park then do get in contact for a quote.

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There are acres of grounds to explore at Chilston Park. I love this lake. It’s a great backdrop for wedding photos.

 

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Here’s the ceremony room which is an extension of the manor house. It has windows all the way around so it lets in lots of light which is good for the photos.

 

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There are many guest rooms for people to stay in. The couple who’s wedding I shot here in 2014 hired out all the rooms at the Hotel for their guests and they all had breakfast together the following morning. It was nice that their wedding party had exclusive use of the hotel and grounds on their wedding day.

 

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In the evening a Mariachi band (Mexican folk band) entertained the guests. It was probably the most fun evening entertainment I’ve ever seen at a wedding before. They got all the guests dancing along to “Don’t you want me baby” which was made famous in this style by a recent Doritos advert. The band went down so well with everyone. A great end to the day.

Neil & Jo said “We hired Olly to photograph our wedding day and were extremely happy with his service from start to finish.  He welcomed us into his home before the event to discuss our plans and on the day he did everything we asked for and more.  We couldn’t be happier with the quality and delivery of the photos and would highly recommend him to friends and family in the future.”