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Weddings at The Blazing Donkey Country Hotel
The most wonderful day of your life…..
…… at the most wonderful venue

Welcome to the Blazing Donkey Weddings


Weddings Introductions

Welcome to the Blazing Donkey Country Hotel at Ham-your perfect Kent wedding venue. Our niche in original, fun, made-to-measure weddings has firmly established us as a first choice venue for weddings in the county. Well off the beaten track and set in two glorious acres of lovingly tended grounds, the ‘Donkey was the first property in Kent to be licensed for outdoor ceremonies and is acclaimed as one of the most popular wedding venues in Kent.
The very pretty gardens here at the ‘Donkey are licensed for civil ceremonies and our grand marquee pavilion provides the most dramatic setting for the grandest of occasions.
We strive for excellence in everything we do, and love to lavish attention on all the little things that are oh-so-frequently overlooked. I. We simply can’t wait to introduce you to the The Blazing Donkey; welcoming you to the very start of your happy ever after!

Exclusive Use Weddings in Kent


Exclusive use means exclusively yours. Yours from which to host the exclusive show-stopping wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Yours for a relaxed wedding weekend, without any interruptions. Yours from which to entertain your family, friends and loved ones. Yours to ramble, roam and feel truly at home. Every wedding at The Blazing Donkey is hosted on a totally exclusive basis giving you uninterrupted use of the 2 acres of grounds and country hotel.

With truly splendid views, country-chic interiors and oodles of vintage charm, our country hotel is simply the most perfect venue for your exclusive use wedding in Kent. The style of each wedding at The Blazing Donkey is so different. For the ultimate original wedding celebration why not go full throttle for our alfresco dining sensation – seating your entire guest list on the beautiful lawn for your wedding breakfast.

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Your wedding at The Blazing Donkey is about sophistication, romance and simplicity. A successful celebration is more than just a day of special moments though- it’s about making sure all the little things come together to create a day that is as unique as your love for each other.
This is where we come in! Naturally we can’t choose your dress or organise your Honeymoon but we are here to offer our guidance, support and advice from the moment you choose us as your venue to the moment you wave us goodbye the morning after your big day.

Behind the scenes – our experience counts…
From 2016 we will be able to accommodate up to 240 of your favourite folks in our spiffing new Grand Marquee. With its stunning panoramic windows providing uninterrupted views of the gardens and delightfully dapper décor, it's a real bundle of wonderfulness. Planning a super shindig? Call 01304 617362 to get the full scoop.
This is where we come in! Naturally we can’t choose your dress or organise your Honeymoon but we are here to offer our guidance, support and advice from the moment you choose us as your venue to the moment you wave us goodbye the morning after your big day.
Whether arranging for you to be married by completing the necessary formal paperwork, helping you to create delicious menus, designing amazing room layouts with a real WOW factor, arranging your dream entertainment package (we have our own resident DJ and we are fully licensed for regulated live entertainment) or perhaps scripting the running order of the day, our experienced team are at your disposal every single step of the way.

Wedding Setting & Event Styling by Sherry
Getting your wedding decoration sorted is not an easy task unless you're a wedding planning pro. It's not just a case of hanging up some bunting and putting candles in jars - you'll want your wedding guests to be wowed by your choice of colour, theme and attention to detail.
Know exactly what you want, but not sure how to make it happen? Sherry can make your vision reality. Tell her what you want, and she will help you get there—on time, and on budget. Don’t know what you want for your day and feel overwhelmed by the options available. Then Sherry can use her creative know-how and wealth of resources to provide endless ideas to give you inspiration.
By getting to know you, and understand your wishes Sherry will get to the heart of the reception that you are dreaming of. There is no wedding too small to deserve the unique touch of personality that will make your day. Sherry has helped set and run over 1,500 weddings and loves each creative challenge.
"Brainstorming your perfect wedding and struggling to decide what will work best? There is only one name you need to know: The Blazing Donkey."