St Clere is such a beautiful Country Estate based in Kent, 6 miles of the M25. Read all about the Country Estate and what they can provide for weddings. Scroll down for images of the location!
St Clere Background
St Clere has a colourful and enthralling history involving Kings and Queens, a period when it was a boarding school and it has also been owned by two Governors of the Bank of England. It has been the film set for the famous Miss Marple, The Mirror Crack’d and for the glorious summer of 1980, Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson, among other Hollywood stars graced their presence at the estate.
As a result of it’s diverse past, the house and gardens have seen many additions and changes over the years and now bestows an eclectic collection of features and characteristics, including turrets, which are unusual for it’s era, the arched hawthorn walkway, the lime avenue, formal terraces and spectacular views over the temple on the lake – all of which make stunning backdrops for wedding photographs.
Now the home of Eliza Ecclestone and her family, the estate has been developed as a venue for a range of events including business meetings and weddings, however the one thing that remains a number one priority at St Clere, is that it continues to be an intimate environment where guests can feel the peace and privacy they require to truly relax and enjoy their time.
YOUR WEDDING DAY
We are truly committed to ensuring your day is one of the best of your life and are excited to share the magic and splendour of St Clere, making it a day that you and your guests will remember forever. We have a large driveway offering a grand entrance for wedding parties, and the front door of the house opens onto a large entrance hall with a sweeping staircase and a stunning glide passage which leads to the Dining Room and Drawing Room. These rooms will be open for your guests to enjoy drinks and canapés. The formal Terrace, just a step away from The Dining Room and Hall has the most spectacular views over the North Downs and unparalleled views across the fields and lake.
YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY
The Orangery in the garden of St Clere has been restored to replicate its original design and will be licensed for outdoor wedding ceremonies. For private and romantic ceremonies, the Orangery can accommodate up to 25 people. Alternatively, the couple and the celebrant can use the Orangery, which can be opened up for guests to witness from the lawn immediately outside. The lawn area can accommodate up to 250 people and there is the option of assembling a gazebo in case of wet weather.
The Dining Room is situated in the main house. Beautifully decorated, the dining room boasts period features and an open fire. This room can seat up to 60 people and also offers the possibility of opening one end into the Small Dining Room giving room for additional guests standing.
YOUR WEDDING BREAKFAST
A beautiful and grand marquee will be positioned in the gardens of St Clere for your wedding breakfast. Our first class catering partners have unparalleled experience in providing the finest menus, focussing on quality and delivering locally sourced, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Carefully selected wines are also included within your package.
ALL ABOUT YOU
As part of our offering, we include 3 hours with our Wedding Planners. Highly experienced in delivering the finest of weddings, our planners offer a unique mix of creative, inspirational and down-to-earth advice to ensure your day is fun, fresh and totally about you!
FOR MORE INFORMATION
St Clere Estate, Kemsing, Kent, TN15 6NL
Tel: 01732 761309
Sunday 29th September
Thursday 3rd OCtober
By invitation only, so please contact email@example.com to be invited.
A styled shoot at St Clere
Concept design & Shoot co-ordinators: The Wedding Dolls
Stylist: Jennifer Sue Weddings
Photography: Kay Young Photography
Wedding Gown: Pantiles Brides
Bridesmaids dresses: Angels Face
Hair: Simply Beautiful Hair
Make up: The Beauty Aisle
Florist: Florist in the Forest1