WEDDINGS AND CEREMONIES

Firstly congratulations on your upcoming celebration and thank you for looking at Court Lodge Orlestone as a potential venue.

Court Lodge offers a beautiful setting for you to plan every detail as you wish. As we live in the property our approach is to create a seamless celebration of your dreams minus the stress. You may wish to celebrate your entire day here or perhaps use the gardens just for your reception.

THE SURROUNDINGS

Court Lodge is located in the idyllic private hamlet of Orlestone. Court Lodge offers two large bedrooms where the wedding party on the day can pamper themselves prior to the celebration. The beamed medieval bedrooms, sitting room and halls can be used for pre wedding photographs.

Parking in the grass paddock from May to October is for approximately 60 cars with potential rustic glamping around the ancient pond if required. A short walk pasted the Norman church of St Marys Orlestone and you reach Court Lodge.

At present we do not hold a Civil Ceremony Licence to marry in the grounds, however we do offer celebrant ceremonies and blessings in the church of St Marys if you do not have eligibility to marry there.

YOUR BIG DAY

We offer a bespoke wedding service creating a day for you both to remember, with this in mind we only accommodate one booking a week so you and your guests receive exclusive use of the house and grounds. You will have access to the venue the day before allowing you to decorate and rehearse or we can help with our prop suppliers and florists and access the following day for clearing up and removal of your props.

THE GARDENS

The romantic gardens offer three tiered lawns divided by roses and lavender. Each lawn can accommodate marquees, pole tents, tipis or yurts. The lawns can be used for open air receptions leading to a covered setting with bar, dance floor, entertainment areas and tables for up to 120 guests.

YOUR CELEBRATION

If you desire cream teas, boxed or bowl food, grazing tables, hog roasts, barbeque or a more formal sit down meal we can assist with our many preferred caterers or you may want to provide your own.

PHOTOGRAPHS

The gardens lend themselves perfectly to creating magical memories in the formal and more rustic areas. There are two ancient ponds and the paddock leads onto open fields over looking the Romney March.

ENTERTAINMENT

Live music always adds fun to any celebration however we ask that entertainment stops at midnight and carriages shortly after.

TO HELP YOU PREPARE, HERE ARE SOME PRICES

Here are a few of the suppliers that we use to give you some idea about prices:-

The venue including parking, use of bedrooms and garden is £2500.

This allows access to the venue the day before if you want to dress marquee, your celebration day and finally the day after to remove and break down.

Marquee, food, drink, entertainment ect are all priced separately

I have attached some of our preferred suppliers who will create unique and personalised menus catering for all budgets and expectations. Many of the caterers include crockery, cutlery, kitchen equipment and staffing.

Please call directly to obtain pricing or we at Court Lodge can liaise for you.  If you would like to use your own suppliers we do not mind, however they will need a site visit prior to the set up date.

Marquees, Pole Tents and Catering Suppliers,

Bestintents.co.uk

Contact: info@bestintentsmarquee.co.uk

Suppliers of marquees and tents: they can also supply tables, linen, flooring, lighting, generators, outdoor furniture and lavatories.

Canterburycateringhire.co.uk

Contact: menu7@hotmail.co.uk

Suppliers of furniture, crockery, cutlery and more

Caterers and Bars

Boxed-weddings.co.uk     

Contact: thegirls@boxed-weddings.co.uk

Bespoke gourmet boxes, filled with seasonal home cooked produce

Chivescaterers.co.uk

Contact: contact@chivescaterers.co.uk

Graham Green and his team of chefs will create a menu that your guests will still be talking about long after your celebration.  Chives can also provide a drinks and bar service.

Out of the box events

Contact: info@outthebox.events

Sarah and Mike create authentic wood fired pizzas, slow cooked barbeque meats and provide an outside bar service all from lovingly restored vintage horseboxes.

Sarahhallcatering.com

Contact: sarah@sarahhallcatering.com

Sarah and her team construct each menu with specific criteria in mind. After detailed discussion with her clients this means no two menus are ever the same. LIMITED AVALIABILITY 2020

Souffletoyou.com   

Contact: Karen on 01622 738666

Karen and Nick will create using locally sourced ingredients a menu to suit all occasions and budgets whether it be a wedding breakfast, finger buffet or Five Course Banquet.

The Original Gin Bath Company

Contact: ginbath.com

Unique vendor, free flowing gin out of bath taps. All you need for the perfect drink supplied in the bath itself. Take a look at their Instagram page.

Willburnettchef.com

Contact: williamburnettchef@gmail.com

William specialises in local, seasonal and foraged goods. Whether you are looking for grazing tables, formal sit down or the popular festival / street food of Paella, Hog Roast, Schnitzel Stands, Salt beef Bagels – William will be able to help.

Celebrant

Lifesceremonies.co.uk

Contact: Sheila Ellis on info@lifesceremonies.co.uk

Few celebrations are as special as the commitment to each other through a wedding or handfasting ceremony. Shelia guides you through the most important part of the day creating a ceremony memorable to you both.

Event styling, Prop hire, flower walls, Be-spoke signs, photo booths, LED letters and numbers, Floral Love Letters, Table floor plans

Locate to Create

Contact: hello@locatetocreate.com

Locate to Create goes out of their way to locate unique and quirky decor, props and furniture for weddings and events so bringing your vision to life. Whether it be vintage, rustic or boho, Locate to Create tick all the boxes.

Kentflowerwalls.co.uk

Contact: is through their web site

Kent flower walls offer Bespoke Flower walls, LED letters and numbers, floral letters and numbers and photo booths for all celebrations. Being the first supplier in Kent they know how to do it………

Say it with Sam

Sam can be found on Facebook and produced our gorgeous map for Court Lodge Orlestone, she also lives in the village of Hamstreet. Sam will create almost anything……signs for the garden, hessian bags for guests, table favours.

Makeup and Hair

Hair by Lara

Contact: via Facebook Lara Lee Caine

20 years experience in all aspects of Hairdresding. Free consultation and quote.  Lara recommends a hair trial before  your big day and will travel to your venue.

Shanni McDonald

Contact: @makeupbyshanni

Ethereal Events

Contact: georgie@etherealevents.co.uk

Delivered to any budget, Georgie creates an exclusive wedding and event consultancy creating a bespoke occasion you and your guests will remember.

COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF

We would very much like you to see the house and gardens for yourself. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a viewing georgielancaster@aol.com or 07766508874
For further visuals and what’s happening at Court Lodge Orlestone, we are on Instagram @courtlodgeorlestone.
Kind regards
Georgie Lancaster