The only national nature reserve where you can stay overnight and get married within, Elmley is a truly extraordinary place. With exclusive hire across two nights, your wedding will be a 3 day affair.


Do you have onsite accommodation?

Our award-winning accommodation for 2 nights sleeps up to 62 guests the night before your wedding, across Kingshill Farmhouse, Elmley Cottage, 10 Shepherds Huts & 10 luxury bell tents. In addition to this, on the night of the wedding, our Bell Tent Village is available and bookable online by your guests offering a further 10 tents sleeping up to 40 guests, (based on 4 guests sharing) totaling 92 guests staying across the site. We have a range of tents available all with comfy double beds completing the festival feel, making your time with us one to remember!

What's your capacity for ceremonies and receptions?

We can host up to 150 guests during the day, and 200 guests in the evening.

Can we bring in our own caterers/drinks?

Elmley is your home for the weekend so we will not charge you corkage for sparkling wine and still wine for your wedding drinks reception, wedding breakfast and toast. For the evening we have a licenced bar stocked with carefully selected Kentish drinks. Our creative in-house team offer a range of options to ensure your time with us so you can sit back and relax and full enjoy the experience. From a relaxing mouth-watering BBQ or freshly made pizzas to a grazing breakfast after an incredible party-we have you and your guests covered. The wedding day food itself, is provided by our catering partner Urban Pantry. Menus are structured in a flexible way so you are able to tailor your drinks reception and wedding breakfast to your plans. Choose from abundant feasting boards or colourful plated courses.

What pricing packages do you offer?

Weddings at Elmley range from £16,500 to £29,400 based on three days exclusive use hire and a two night stay. Prices are dependent on the time of year and your personal requirements. We offer a choice of a bespoke and a fully inclusive pricing package. Please get in touch to discuss a bespoke package tailored to your dream wedding.

What time do we have to start and finish?

You have exclusive use of the venue from 3pm the day before your wedding followed by an intimate dinner with your closest friends and family. On the wedding day itself, your ceremony time is up to you, then together with our weddings team, we create an order of the day to suit your requirements. The wedding evening finishes at Midnight, residential guests can then go on to enjoy a night cap and toasted marshmallows round the firepit. A gentle wind-down with no curfew is the perfect way to finish the day. Accommodation check out is at 10:30am the morning after the wedding and exclusive use hire finishes at 11am. Why not finish your three day affair with a Nature Tour around the reserve.


We just wanted to send a huge thank you for all of your efforts- our wedding really was the best day of our lives. You were so helpful in ensuring the day ran so smoothly and your attention to detail was fantastic. We both felt so relaxed in your capable hands, and it really was such a pleasure to work with you leading up to the big event! We always knew Elmley would be the perfect place to get married and yesterday surpassed our expectations. Thank you so much again, we already cannot wait to come back and visit! 3rd August 2022

Becca & Sam

Thanks so much for making our wedding at Elmley so special – it was truly worth the wait! We were so happy with the whole weekend, and we know it was made so magical because of all your hard work and effort behind the scenes. From the run up and last few years to the day, you have made us feel calm and looked after. The details, organisation and thought that you put into Elmley and weddings here really shows. We were honoured to be able to celebrate with our loved ones knowing we were in your hands. We can’t thank you enough for all you did and your support on the day. 20th August 2022

Gavin & Abigail

From our first video tour of Elmley with Lauren to the Sunday morning after our wedding, Elmley captured our hearts. It is an incredible place to get married which feels unique and special and yet incredibly homely. Being able to invite our closest family and friends for the weekend meant we had so many moments with them which we otherwise wouldn’t have had. We couldn’t recommend it enough or emphasise how organised and kind all the Elmley team are who truly make your day run seamlessly! 24th September 2022

Kathryn & Ranjeet

We had the most perfect couple of days at Elmley celebrating our wedding with our family and friends. Our ceremony overlooking the marshes was the most amazing setting, the barn was the perfect place to celebrate into the evening. We loved being able to make it our own by choosing how to decorate and use all the spaces throughout the weekend. We chose Elmley because of the beauty of it, the relaxed atmosphere and the fact everyone could stay, it was exactly what we wanted! 16th July 2022

Alice & Brad

As soon as we visited Elmley for the first time, we knew we wanted to get married at this incredibly special place. The venue is spectacular and our friends and family all fell in love with it too. Getting married at Elmley offered the perfect balance for us - the flexibility to make our own choices and design the wedding we wanted, whilst having the support and assistance of a dedicated and experienced team of staff. We cannot thank them enough for welcoming us into the Elmley family for life! 3rd September 2022

Kate and Matt

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