Tuesday, 11 September 2012

What are the Best Wedding Venues in Thanet?

Good news – my fiancée and I are finally planning on getting married next year. As a result, we’re on the hunt for a decent local venue which offers a wedding package (ceremony, sit-down meal and reception).  Have you got any suggestions for local Thanet venues which are the best places to get married in?

We’re on quite a tight budget, so we’re particularly interested in venues which charge affordable rates or perhaps are currently offering discounts to young couples like us. Our ceremony is likely to be a small and intimate affair with immediate friends and family – obviously no Big Gypsy Wedding-esque extravagance for us, that’s not our style! – but we’ll be opening the reception up to more friends, distant relatives, etc.

So… which wedding venues do you think are the best in Thanet? Which establishments are offering the best wedding packages? Can you recommend some good places that I should look into? Could you tell me about anywhere offering a good wedding package that I’m currently unaware of?

We have a few ideas for venues, but we’re still undecided yet. If you could please leave your comments with wedding venue recommendations, or kindly share your wedding experiences we’d both really appreciate it. I’d welcome your suggestions.

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  1. Luke.

    Having had my daughter get married there in August this year, I can whole heartedly recommend Quex Park as a venue which does everything you could want, at a variety of prices and settings.....having had my son have his civil ceremony there in 2010, I can equally recommend Salmestone Grange for a more informal and relaxed ceremony and event.

  2. Quex park, Luke wants to hire the place not buy it!
    £3,500 to hire the room, another £500 for the ceremony room. Then £39.95 per meal plus drinks at £15 each. £5.95 for evening food. Best part of £8,000 for 60 people, plus disco cost and evening drinks. And if you want bells rung another £300 and I hate to think what they would charge for using the cake stand. Half a years pay for the average Thanet worker. Luke you need to get elected as a councillor on as many local councils as you can.

  3. Salmestone Grange has everything listed on their website


  4. I have only stayed there and dined there but the Oak Hotel in Ramsgate has a function room and a wedding tab on their web site. 60 people could come in at around £2000 there but in these difficult times its always worth naming what you want to pay.

  5. Hi Luke
    If you're not looking for a traditional venue, then try Turner Contemporary. You can have both the ceremony and evening reception there. A friend of a friend recently got married there and I have heard good things. Worth a look....
    Good luck in your search.

  6. Always make sure to narrow down the choices, before picking your wedding venues. And never forget to ask how many can be seated and ask the do’s and don’ts as well.


  7. Westgate Pavilion is an up and coming venue to get married in. We went to one their a few months ago and the place has totally changed from the last time I went, full length bar, helpful staff, actual stock, heated hall, large stage for the band and the food was amazing. I think the new owners are making a real change to the Westgate pavilion and worth a look as a wedding venue.