Goodnestone Park is the family home of the 22nd Lord FitzWalter. Built in 1704, it's a Palladian gem surrounded by elegant parkland and some of the most admired and visited gardens in South East England - a perfect setting for your wedding.
The house has been beautifully renovated to offer a stunning setting with 12 lovely hotel standard bedrooms, 5 elegant but homely reception rooms and a brand new kitchen giving a traditional feel but with modern day comforts. Although completely refurbished, the house retains its historic charm with a contemporary twist set within the traditional interiors. Family treasures, antique furniture, paintings and some more modern furnishings give rise to a perfect fusion of discreet grandeur and genteel informality what more could you ask for to make your day extra special.
The Park would be an ideal wedding location , small enough to host the most intimate and bespoke wedding and large enough to host a lavish occasion for up to 150 wedding guests. There are nearly 15 acres of gardens, including a glorious 17th century walled garden, which you can use by arrangement and a beautiful formal area with lawns adjacent to the house where you can hire a marquee for your reception. Goodnestone has great literary links; Jane Austen's brother married into the family and she was a popular and frequent visitor. Little wonder the tranquillity and beauty of the house and garden were the inspiration for her masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice.
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Goodnestone Park Gardens are open to the public and are well worth a visit during your stay, out of opening hours you will have the gardens completely to yourself. We can arrange catering, pampering, riding and even yoga lessons during your stay, please ask for details. The estate has bicycles to borrow and the local working windmill in Chillenden is a couple of miles with a renowned pub for a spot of lunch after. Canterbury itself is within 8 miles offering a wonderful array of history, shopping and a great range of restaurants. If you fancy the beach, Sandwich and Deal are close by.