THE PERFECT WEDDING VENUE
Your Kentish Wedding In Truly Stunning Surroundings Exclusive To You
Congratulations on you engagement! Now it's time to find that perfect wedding venue to host your dream wedding reception, ceremony or both. Set in stunning Kentish countryside, Blazing Donkey boasts a breathtaking setting for a perfect wedding. Our niche is original, fun, made-to-measure weddings has firmly established us as a first choice venue for weddings in Kent. Well off the beaten track and set in two glorious acres of lovingly tended grounds, privacy and exclusivity to your wedding is guaranteed, Your guests will be blown away by our romantic, exclusive, ambient venue that provides a blissful atmosphere for your dream wedding. Located just outside the historic town of Sandwich, on the beautiful East coast of Kent, Blazing Donkey is perfectly set within easy reach of East Sussex, Essex, Surrey & London for those looking for a truly interrupted & exclusive rural wedding rural location.
Every wedding at The Blazing Donkey is hosted on an exclusive basis giving you and your guests uninterrupted use of the two acres of grounds and all our facilities. We know you don’t want to share your special day, so there won’t be any other guests, parties, drinkers at the bar or diners in our restaurants while you are with us. Your exclusive wedding means you can make yourself at home, relax and lavish all your attention on your friends, family and, of course, each other.
OUR STUNNING VENUE
THE GRAND PAVILLION MARQUEE
Wedding Reception 30 to 240 Seated
Evening Celebration 80 to 300 Standing
Our Grand Pavilion Marquee holds from 30 to 240 guests and is offered complete and ready-to-use including wedding furniture, banqueting linen, lighting, bar and dancefloor set-up. With panoramic windows, spectacular views and delicate ivory look and feel, our new Marquee is bound to impress. Our team can transform it too. We pride ourselves on our flexibility in tailoring ceiling drapery, wall drapery, banqueting linens, wedding chair covers and organza bows, chair styling, uplighting, backdrop lighting, LED and other wedding dancefloors, wedding flowers and table decoration concepts. We love a challenge and will work tirelessly to add the unique touches of personality that will make a difference on your big day.
FOR WHEN THE PARTY STARTS
Our State of the art sound and light rig sets a magical scene for our evening reception entertainment and dancing. The 18 square meter revolutionary directional speaker system is suspended over the dance-floor and provides a high quality and high impact sound for the evening celebration. Whether you're looking for a live band, musician or DJ, our versatile space allows for an unforgettable evening celebration, we've got you covered. The cleverly designed fiber-optic-lit sound ceiling also reduces noise levels for guests seated away from the immediate dance area allowing for conversation to take place with ease, catering for all guest requirements.
GARDENS & OUTSIDE CEREMONY
Romantic & Vibrant
Overlooking the manicured and breathtaking luscious gardens and grounds, our outside gazebo is licensed for outdoor civil ceremonies and our grand marquee pavilion provides the most dramatic setting for the grandest of occasions. Perfect for civil wedding ceremonies on a summer's day but alternatively our newly refurbished inside space provides for an intimate wedding ceremony or perfect space for reception drinks & canapes. The Blazing Donkey has played host to some amazing outdoor Kent weddings in recent years. Thinking of a summer wedding in Kent, our surroundings have firmly established us as the first choice for many couples and their guests.
Our 18th Century Barn, resplendent with its exposed beams and flagstone floors provides a truly perfect setting for Winter weddings and for those couples seeking a more traditional vibe. Our barn can be decorated in a wide range of options ensuring you achieve the perfect look.
STAYING WITH US
BRIDAL SUITES & ACCOMMODATION
Beautiful Countryside View Rooms
We have accommodation to suit all your guests from glamping in the grounds, through luxurious rooms in our converted stables to romantic suites in the main house. You can make your choice from single, double, twin, family and pet-friendly rooms. The luxurious four-poster bridal suite is every bit as special as you could imagine. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements. We promise to help you start your married life in the best possible way.
VENUE ONLY OR CATERED
We provide a full wedding planning service for couples who choose our special place for their special day. Whether they are after a small hotel wedding or something a little more ambitious, each couple receives the full support, experience and resources of our resident wedding planning team. This includes the chefs and staff in our bars and restaurants. We provide some of the best wedding catering Kent has to offer in-house. You can, of course, hire us without our caterers (dry hire) and arrange wedding catering exactly how you want it from other suppliers. Whatever the case, we are committed to making sure everything runs smoothly as you start your new life together including all the little details that can get overlooked. The Blazing Donkey is the ideal place for a Kent wedding reception.
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Photo Credit By: Darryn Jenner Photography Paul Hunt Wedding Photography | Rebecca Douglas Photography