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Marleybrook House

South East, Marleybrook House, Stourmouth Road, Preston, CANTERBURY, Kent, CT3 1HP

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17th century ‘chocolate box’ thatched farmhouse full of unique character, history and old world charm | Former home to the legendary international singer actress and cabaret star Eartha Kitt this my friends is a TRULY unusual kent wedding venue


Marleybrook House is a truly ‘Unusual Kent Wedding Venue’. An immaculately presented seventeenth century ‘chocolate box‘ thatched farmhouse full of unique character, history and old world charm. Former home to the legendary international singer, actress and cabaret star Eartha Kitt, Marleybrook House is in a secluded location, offering total privacy and exclusivity, yet just seven miles from the city of Canterbury. The five acres of landscaped gardens, paddocks and woodland provide the perfect setting for a quintessentially quirky English Country Wedding.

Marriage ceremonies are licensed here and you will be offered a choice of four areas; the formal Walled Garden, the open Gladed Lawn, the Oak Framed Barn and the Grand Marquee. You’ll be invited to explore the grounds of this exclusive venue before entering the Grand Marquee for your wedding breakfast and evening reception. The country-style snug lounge and bar conveniently adjoins the marquee offering further space and comfort to relax and enjoy this wonderful venue for all its character.

Experience the nostalgia of the many quirky features in abundance here including a vintage fun fairoriginal haywaingypsy caravanvintage tractorvarious cartsbutchers bikered telephone box and much more!






The Wedding Suite | Finish the evening in style and stay in the luxurious Wedding Suite, complete with hot tub on the terrace, offering sumptuous accommodation to enjoy at your leisure. The Wedding Suite can also accommodate up to six persons and may be available to hire for the night prior to your wedding.

The Bridal Studio | This private area provides a peaceful and comfortable space for any preparations prior to the commencement of your ceremony.  The Bridal Studio has en-suite washroom, dressing table, sofa, coffee table with magazines, tea and coffee making facilities, its own private garden, wall length mirrors and well-lit

The Guest Carriage | Go back in time and stay in the renovated Showman’s Carriage that is based on the pullman style carriages currently used on the Orient Express.



Real wedding blogs

English Wedding | Amy B Photography  Fabulous Fete Wedding

Whimsical Wonderland Weddings | Rebecca Douglas Photography | Real Marleybrook Wedding

Rock My Wedding | Sarah London Photography | Summer Wedding

Pretty Pastels Wedding | Livvy Hukins



Say what?

We wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all your hard work for our wedding on the 9th August. When we first chose Marleybrook, you promised a very personal touch and this has been evident all the way through. Meeting up beforehand meant you were more like friends on our wedding day and we are so grateful to have had the chance to use your beautiful home as our venue. I am sure there are people who lose sight of what Marleybrook is really about, but you do an absolutely brilliant job and offer an incredible service. We had an amazing day and have memories that will last forever. Thank you for making our ‘big day’ a very special one. | Amie & Andy 
I know every newlywed thinks that, but seriously. Every single one of our guests said exactly that. From the very beginning, Kris and Janie were a dream to work with. They welcomed us into their home, providing a relaxing and informal environment in which to plan our big day. They were helpful and accommodating to all requests; they put our minds at ease and made sure that we had everything we wanted. The stunningly beautiful venue speaks for itself; a photographer’s dream. Luckily, the weather held for our October nuptials, but there were plenty of as-good contingencies just in case. Our co-ordinator, Kathryn, was similarly an utter joy to work with. No request was insurmountable, and always dealt with with a smile. Her hard work made the day perfect, and we had nothing to worry about. We have nothing but praise for the Marleybrook team, and neither do our guests. Thank you so much, Marleybrook! And if you’re reading this during your venue hunt, then you can stop – get married here | Bruce Asher & Laura Asher-Jones



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