Weddings at Hall Place and Gardens

Hall Place is a sixteenth century house of stone and flint, with a red brick seventeenth century extension on the south side. Built for a former Lord Mayor of London in 1540, it is attractively situated in formal gardens overlooking the River Cray. The gardens provide some delightful settings for wedding photographs.

The house is a Grade 1 listed building of special historic and architectural interest, and offers an opportunity for a marriage in an unusual and beautiful setting.

The Great Hall, a magnificent panelled room with an attractive hand-carved ceiling and original fireplace, is licensed for the conduct of civil marriages and up to 80 guests can be accommodated. The house is also available to hire for wedding receptions and private parties.

For an additional charge an afternoon/evening reception can be held until midnight. This charge can also allow for the siting of a marquee on the adjacent lawn (between the house & garden entrance), but does not include the cost of the hire. These charges would need to be negotiated with a marquee company.We can recommend companies used to working at Hall Place.

For your convenience and to ensure quality, we have carefully chosen a selection of quality caterers offering a wide choice of menus and services to suit every taste and budget. You would be asked to choose from this panel. The Great Hall can accommodate up to a maximum of 100 for a formal meal and 140 for a buffet style function.

There is a private garden to the front of the hall, which is available for wedding photographs.
The bridal car, and one family car may be parked in front of the house. Guests can park in the nearby public car park.

NB: Please note that the use of confetti is not permitted in the house or grounds.
Please Note; Hall Place is a very popular venue with bookings taken up to two years in advance, please book early to secure popular dates and avoid disappointment. The deposit must be payable to secure your chosen date.

Times Available for Ceremonies:
(1) 10am – 12 noon. 
Arrival 10.00am: Meeting with Registrar: Ceremony 10.30am: 12 noon.

(2) 12.30pm – 2.30 pm
Arrival 12.30pm :Meeting with Registrar: Ceremony 1.00pm: Photographs.. to 2.30pm.

A later time can be arranged if necessary, confirmation with the Registrar, as with above times, would be required. 

Follow the link: Wedding Enquiries


  • The ceremony itself takes approximately 20 minutes to half-an-hour.
  • The bride and groom each have a meeting with the Registrar prior to the ceremony.
  • Drinks may be served following the ceremony in the adjacent Tudor Room or outside in the private garden.
  • Photographs can be taken in the private garden, and in the formal gardens surrounding the house.