Crown Lodge

Crown Lodge is based in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Truly captivating, stunning, you cannot find a better location to hold your wedding

From the moment, you arrive at Crown Lodge you are captivated by the beauty of the panoramic views. Crown Lodge has been created with nature and natural elegant beauty in mind. We understand that it is important to have an intimate environment that makes this special moment a magical lasting memory.

Crown Lodge is a rustic romantic cabin, great for summer weddings, but equally welcoming in the winter months. The Lodge has been styled with simple Scandinavian features on the outside offering a warm cosy natural interior.

Crown lodge is located only 1 mile from the village of Wye

(Voted one of the Villages to live - Times Newspaper).

Say I do

No matter what the Season or Weather we have the perfect Ceremony area.

We are licensed in two areas.

The Gazebo and Woodland area

A traditional crafted thatched Lodge, sited in the Woodland area

at the end of the Tree Lined Avenue.

The Warm stylish Lodge

Perfect for winter weddings offering a warm interior.

We have a special indoor room offering ceiling to floor glass doors, bringing in the natural light and has outward views of our stunning trees along with a sparkling Ceiling to add romance.

The Lodge

Everything you could possibly need under one roof.

Crown Lodge is a warm romantic cabin, great for summer weddings, but equally welcoming in the winter months.

The Lodge has been styled with simple Scandinavian features offering a cosy natural interior, ready for you to add your own style and finishing touches.

The Main Lodge is one large area and an additional extra side room that opens up with byfold doors making a perfect chill out area, or Band / Disco area, your choice.

Our main room can easily seat 80-90 for a wedding breakfast with an additional extra 40-50 evening guests.

Drinks Reception

Our south facing lawns and Terrace with views across the Kent coast are the perfect place to serve relaxed and stylish drinks.

Pimms ’O’ Clock, Peach Bellinis, Mojitos, Rhubarb Gins, Wheelbarrow of Beers your choice

We offer drinks packages, full staffing, a fully stocked bar, and quirky extras, to make it fun.

Our Bar

Our beautiful rustic Bar is fully stocked and open throughout the whole day.

We stock all branded drinks and offer a selection of artisan producers from Kent.

Just let us know what your guests like to drink and we will make sure we have plenty of stock.

So if you like Cider, Gin, Ale Dark Rum, it’s not a problem.

We have lots of props and can offer wheelbarrows for Beers, Gin Bars, Pimp your Prosecco.

Scrumptious Food

We work with Kent ’s Best caterers, giving you the choic e of any cuisine.

We will help you choose the right caterer for you, It’s just up to you to choose what you like.

We also offer Packages as per below, that can be made bespoke to suit your requests

Canapés

Sit down A la Carte

Afternoon Teas

Feasting Tables

BBQs & Hog Roasts

Pizza’s

Fish and Chips

And many many more

Your day - your choice

All inclusive Wedding packages

Street Food Wedding Package £50.00pp min 50 guests

After Ceremony drinks 2 per guest

Street Food Food i.e Fish and Chips, Pizza, Hog Roast, etc..

Brownie Station

Eco friendly Natural Crockery and Cutlery

Half Bottle of wine or Buckets of Beers with your wedding Breakfast

Water for the tables

Prosecco Toast

Tea and Coffee

Afternoon Tea Wedding Package £55.00pp min 50 guests

After Ceremony drinks 2 per guest

Full Afternoon Tea in Sandwiches, Sausage Rolls, Quiche, Cakes, Scones with Cream and Jam.

Pretty Crockery and Cutlery

Pink or traditional Prosecco with the your wedding Breakfast

Water for the tables

Tea and Coffee

Three course A la Carte Wedding Package £69.00pp min 50 guests

After Ceremony drinks 2 per guest

Three Course Wedding Breakfast Sit down

Crockery and Cutlery

Half Bottle of wine or Buckets of Beers with your wedding Breakfast

Water for the tables

Prosecco Toast

Tea and Coffee

Photo Opportunities

Crown Lodge is based in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Truly captivating, stunning, you cannot find a better location to have such stunning Wedding Photos

From the moment, you arrive at Crown Lodge you are captivated by the beauty of the panoramic views, the Avenue of Trees, Meadow and the charming woodland area.

Crown Lodge has been created with nature in mind.

We understand that it is important to have an environment that makes all your Photos special, creating magical lasting memories.

Crown Lodge is south facing and has wonderful Sunsets, creating the perfect Golden Hour for

sunset Photos.

Lets Party

Day to Evening is seamless at Crown Lodge.

Folding by fold doors open up to the reveal a Dance Floor lit with twinkling sparkling lights.

You and your guests can dance the night away.

What ’s included in your special Day

Exclusive use of our Crown Lodge, its grounds and woodland for the whole day

Ceremony in our outside Gazebo under the trees or inside the Ceremony Room

Pretty woodland features

Natural woodland games for children

Beautiful views across the Kent and Sussex country side

Fully heated throughout

A large secure Gravel Car park (cars be left overnight)

Cake stand and Knife

Wooden easel to display your table plan

Table Numbers

All Tables, round and trestle. Beautiful Ivory Chivari Chairs

Outdoor Seating

Full Length Ivory Table Cloths & Napkins

Fully stocked bar

Sparkling Fairy Lights, Festoon Lighting

Wicker Post Box

Access to Kent’s Best suppliers.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wi Fi

Music System connected to built in speakers

All Lights on Dimmers

Prices

Exclusive use Wedding prices 2021

Monday to Wednesday

Thursday

Friday Sunday and BH Mondays

Saturday

1 st May to 31 st October

£2800.00

£3600.00

£4200.00

£4800.00

1 st November to 30 th April

£2400.00

£2800.00

£3200.00

£3800.00

Exclusive use Wedding prices 2022

Monday to Wednesday

Thursday

Friday Sunday and BH Mondays

Saturday

1 st May to 31 st October

£3000.00

£3800.00

£4400.00

£5000.00

1 st November to 30 th April

£2600.00

£3000.00

£3400.00

£4000.00

Exclusive use Wedding prices 2023

Monday to Wednesday

Thursday

Friday Sunday and BH Mondays

Saturday

1 st May to 31 st October

£3200.00

£4000.00

£4600.00

£5200.00

1 st November to 30 th April

£2800.00

£3200.00

£3600.00

£4200.00

The above is Venue Hire, Food and Drink are extra

All prices include VAT where applicable

Please check prices for Bank Holidays and special dates

Notes for Bookings

We sometimes have cancellations and if you are able to have your wedding with short notice, we will offer you discount, we will advertise these on Social Media or please contact us for details.

We can accommodate up to 80-90 guests for the ceremony outside or inside and the same for a wedding Breakfast and further guests for the evening to a total guest number of 140

If you wish to have your ceremony at Crown Lodge let us know and we will book this for you with the Kent Registration Services. Your date and time of marriage are guaranteed so don’t worry you do not need to confirm the availability of a Registrar before you book with us. An appointment will be made for you to meet and discuss your arrangements with a member of the Kentish Ceremonies Team, who will guide you through all the legal preliminaries to the wedding and make sure that these are successfully completed.

The Kent County Council ceremony fees are payable directly to them. We have a full premises license. Five star Rating for EHO

Our license for alcohol and amplified music finishes 11.30pm and Crown Lodge closes at midnight.

We can also recommend local florists, venue stylists, photographers, cars and entertainment.

If you would like any further information or would like to arrange a viewing appointment please do not hesitate to contact us:

Caterers

To help you plan this part of your d ay we have selected some of Kent’s best Caterer’s. Providing you with a choice of styles and pricing, all our approved caterers share our values of providing first class cuisine with service and hospitality to match whatever your menu and budget. All that’s left for you is to choose the one that’s right for you! Minno Kitchen www.minnikitchen.com Bespoke personalized Menus, Katy loves creating beautiful menus that incorporate sharing and bringing guests together. All menus will incorporate your favorite flavors and dishes. Kitchen of Kent www.kitchenofkent.com.uk A young and new company specializing in wedding Catering and Corporate events. Russell is a passionate foodie and keen to make his mark in Kent Simply Catering Kent www.simplycateringkent.com Catering for Weddings, Funerals, parties and special events, Sally Newall is a very talented cook who has been catering at events for over 20 years. Her reputation is faultless and offers a vast range of catering, service and budget. Chives www.chivescaterers.co.uk Chives are one of Kent’s top caterer and offer customized menus to suit all tastes. Chives can offer various styles of food, and provide a dedicated special service. Urban Pantry www.urban-pantry.com Boutique Caterers that offer a whole host of Cuisine. Alex is very professional and is dedicated in offering a professional service, he understands couple’s visions and his team create amazing dishes, they can also bake very special wedding cakes. FFF Catering www.fffcatering.co.uk Specialist in BBQs and Buffets. David is an expert when it comes to all flame cooked foods. FFF offer a full catered service and always go the extra mile to make sure clients have exactly what they want. Tayberry Foods www.Tayberryfoods.co.uk Head Chef and Owner Simon has over 20 years experience, you know you are in good hands, offering 1 st class Chefs and specializing in Wedding catering, there expertise make each event unique Black Bird Catering www.blackbirdcaterers.co.uk Based in Chatham Hatch in Canterbury and with over 30 years experience. Good homely cooked food with a vast amount of different options. Good Value for Money. Harolds Hog Roast www.haroldshogroast.co.uk Wedding Hog Roasts cooked to perfection, served with Rolls, Apple Sauce, Crackling and lots of extras, salads etc.. Out of the Box events www.outoftheboxevents.com We offer authentic wood-fired rustic pizzas from our beautiful, matching vintage horse boxes for parties, weddings, festivals and events. Our lives are full of special occasions and reason to celebrate, so why not let our stunningly converted Rice horse boxes be a unique feature and talking point for your guests Just One Cook www.justonecook.co.uk For the most special celebration of all, let me give you and your guests a meal to remember. Totally personal to you, and very special to me, I work closely with you to create your perfect feast. Sweet treats, picnic baskets, showstoppers and conversation starters, those finishing touches that make a day extra special. Also perfect as a gift or a surprise to put a smile on a loved one’s face

Time Table to help you plan: -

1pm ceremony (for 2pm please move times 1 hour forward)

12.30pm

Groom arrives

12.45pm

Guests arrive

1pm

Bride arrives and ceremony commences

1.30pm

Drinks and Photos

3pm

Wedding Breakfast

5pm

Toast

5.30pm

Tea and Coffee

5.30pm

Evening Entertainment arrives

5.30pm

Sunset Photos

6- 7pm

Evening Guests Arrive

1 st Dance Cut the Cake and start to party.

7.30-8pm

8.30pm

Evening Food

11.15pm

Last Orders

11.30pm

Bar Closes

11.30pm

Carriages

12 Midnight Crown Lodge Closes

Accommodation

We are lucky to be provided by lots of nearby accommodation. Ashford has all the Hotels suitable for every Budget and only 10 mins drive.

The Five Bells Public House Braebourne 01303 81333 fivebellsinnbrabourne.com

The Flying Horse Wye 01233 812 297 www.newflyinghorsewye.co.uk

The Wife of Bath Wye 01233 812232 www.thewifeofbath.com

Kings Head Wye 01233 812418 www.kingsheadwye.com

Stourview Cottage Boughton Aluph 01233 813821 www. stourviewcottage.co.uk

Contact Details Crown Lodge

Crown Lodge, Cold Harbour Lane, Wye Downs, Kent, TN25 5 HE,

01233 813212

www.crownlodgekent.co.uk

events@crownlodgekent.co.uk

Facebook CrownLodgeKent

Top Tips

Think about the season’s Mid May is when the Leaves are on the trees and before this is Bluebell time, think about light and decorations that match the time of year.

Embrace your surroundings; Crown Lodge is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty

Be prepared whatever the weather, and be happy with whatever Mother Nature sends you, rainy weather can make amazing wedding photos. Consider, blankets, umbrellas, suntan lotion, and practical footwear. Make sure your guests know to bring extra layers just in case.

Keep it simple, Crown Lodge is beautiful all year around.

Make a weekend of it; Crown Lodge is surrounded by wonderful accommodation, B&B’s Pubs with rooms, five-star hotels, cottages to rent. A short drive to the city of Canterbury or the other way is the Sandy beaches of Camber and other lovely Seaside towns.

General Information

If you think we are the right venue for you we ask for a £1000.00 deposit a further deposit of £1000.00 is due at our 6 month meeting and the remainder including and pre ordered drinks is to be paid at our six week meeting. We also offer a monthly payment plan

We will book the Ceremony for you once you have booked with us. Our fees do not include the KCC Ceremony Fee and this is paid direct to them by yourselves.

Access on the day is from 10am and all belongings are collected the following day.

Naked Flames are not allowed but battery and Solar Candles, lighting are allowed.

We do allow natural confetti.

We do not allow Fireworks or Chinese Lanterns as we are in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

You will be given a full information sheet on booking and this includes, Suppliers, Local accommodation, taxis etc..

You will be asked to sign T&Cs.

You are welcome to leave Cars overnight but these have to be collected the following morning

The Carpark is locked from Midnight until 10am

We have two high chairs

We do have disabled facilities

We do have Baby changing Facilities

Amplified Music is played until 11.30pm.

The Bar is also closed at 11.30pm

Crown Lodge Closes at Midnight

Although we are Rural we ask that you leave quietly as we do have neighbours.

Sorry, we cannot offer a later finish time.

Extra Suppliers

Photographers

NV-ME- www.nvmephotography.com

Howling Basset Photography- www.howlingbasset.com

Mini Photography www.minimephotography.com

Truly Madly films www.trulymadlyfilms.com

Annie Smith www.anniesmithphotography.uk

Catherine Hill www.catherinehillphotography.co.uk

David Fenwick www.davidfenwick.co.uk

Oleg Samsonovs www.olegsamsonovsphotography.com

Props & Styling

Big day Prop Hire – www.bigdayprophire.co.uk

Locate to Create www.locatetocreate.com

Beauty & Hair

The Secret Retreat Day Spa – www.thesecretretreatdayspa.co.uk

Harrisons Hair Tea – www.harrisonshairteam.co.uk

Terri Gilham Hairspa www.terrigilhamhairspa.co.uk

Florist

Anemone Blue Florist – www.anemoneblue.co.uk

East Kent Flowers – www.eastkentflowers.com

Entertainment

Chris Harding – www.chrishardingmagic.com

The Rockpins www.therockpins.com

Iainbaker – www.iainbakerweddingdj.co.uk

The Swinging 60’s – www.swinging60s.com

Bryan Edery www.bryanederymusic.com

Boom Box www.theboomboxuk.co.uk

Wedding Rings

Natalie – www.Navettejewellery.co.uk

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