Solton Manor

Kent Wedding Venue

Solton Manor, East Langdon, Kent

We are so thrilled to announce that….

We are now a recommended caterer for couples getting married at the positively charming, timeless Grade II, exclusive use Solton Manor that has stood at East Langdon, Kent for hundreds of years.  It’s stunning!

We are a multi-award-winning wedding and events caterer who will provide you with a full wedding planning service that includes:

  • food and drink and the staff to serve them
  • on the day coordination
  • helping you to source other suppliers, such as glasses, crockery etc
  • working with other suppliers to dress and de-rig your event
  • a detailed timeline of the day so everyone knows exactly what is going on and when.

Why get married at Solton Manor?

Only 20 minutes’ drive from Canterbury, on the coastal road between Deal and Dover, this romantic, historic redbrick Manor house is surrounded by ten acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, which include wildlife ponds, stone ruins, woodland and paddocks, perfect for your gorgeous wedding photos.

This timber, oak-framed building, one of Kent’s most beautiful country houses, makes the perfect, unique place for you to say, ‘we do’.  The first floor boasts exposed stud walling and beautiful Tudor oak-plank doors. What is unusual for a house of this period is the exceptionally high ceilings and well-proportioned rooms, which include three fine reception rooms – notably the splendid drawing room with its original Tudor fireplace.

Solton Manor location could not be better. If you are driving from London it is straight down the M2, A2 to Dover and if arriving by train you or your guests can catch the High Speed to Dover, and then its only a 10-minute taxi ride from the station.

What else does Solton Manor offer recently engaged couples?

To start your day at Solton Manor, we recommend you check into the stunning and relaxing two-bedroomed, beautifully converted, luxuriously appointed Dovecote, which has its own kitchen and living room, with views overlooking the beautiful pond.  And, do not forget to ask us about our foodie treats for you and your wedding party.

Once you are dressed there is a choice of four stunning licenced ceremony spaces. Outside in Godric’s garden, just to the left of the house, is the pretty, oak framed summerhouse nestled within the historic ruins of the walled garden.  It provides a picturesque, quintessentially English, natural setting where you can say your vows in front of up to 200 guests, followed by delicious canapes on the lawn. For intimate weddings, the rustic, recently renovated, charming Bell Tower Barn can seat up to 60 guests.  The ground floor of the beautiful Tudor Hall, within the Mansion really is perfect for a ceremony of up to 100 guests, and for larger numbers, the converted barn can seat up to 200.

After you have kicked off your dancing shoes, there are a further ten individually styled and decorated double bedrooms within the manor house, each with its own assigned bathroom, that are perfect for your wedding guests.

How to plan a wedding at Solton Manor?

Depending on your guest numbers, there are various spaces for your Wedding Breakfast.  Choose from the romantic, steeped-in-history Tudor Hall within the Mansion that seats 100 for dinner and is perfect for pretty wedding receptions, but also, is particularly perfect for a stunning Christmas wedding.  However, if you are planning on celebrating your wedding with lots of guests, the converted barn seats a staggering 200 guests, with a bar and dance floor.

If you are planning a destination wedding or need recommendations we know some amazing suppliers who can become part of your dream team from Musicians, DJ’s, Florists, Props etc but also if you want to add that extra special touch we can include cut glasses and different crockery.

What type of food should we serve our guests at Solton Manion?

Choosing the right food and drink options is essential to pulling together your vision for your perfect wedding. Your wedding venue, how many guests you plan to invite and which room you choose within your wedding venue can influence your style of menu.

For the Mansion

After the perfect selection of canapes, ideally served in the gardens, we would opt for a Classic Menu, a three-course sit-down dinner, (plated meal), in the stunning Manion, but being in the heart of the Kent Countryside, to really impress your guests, we would recommend considering seasonal foods that reflect the stunning environment.

  • For a spring wedding menu, we would suggest Antipasti sharing boards or Classic Lightly Grilled Asparagus. For your main course, why not include a Garden Pea and Ham Hock Risotto and local reared Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb served perhaps served just-harvested asparagus – if you don’t already know we love working with you to personalise your menu – followed by Hand Cooked Biscuit Mille Feuille and Chantilly Cream?
  • For a summer wedding menu, always the most popular months to get married, consider including Prawn and Crab Cocktails – as the venue is so close to the coast it would be a shame not to reflect something harvested from the sea. We would then follow this with a firm favourite of Chicken Breast Wrapped in Pancetta served with summer vegetables and for dessert, something cooling and refreshing like Ice Cream Glory with Strawberries and Cream
  • For an autumn wedding, consider a menu full of a warming, autumnal Butternut squash soup, and for mains, Roast Rump of Beef with Yorkshire Puddings or Eight Hours Cooked Belly of Pork. And for dessert, Fine Kentish Apple Tart served with a naughty Caramel Ice Cream.
  • For a winter wedding, we recommend you choose a menu that features homely starters and hearty, flavoursome main courses such as Slow Roast Confit of Duck with a Fig and Blueberry Sauce. And follow it with an indulgent Trio of Chocolate desserts and follow this with festive drinks to create a winter menu full of decadent delight.
  • We do of course offer a full dietary menu so that ALL of your guests can enjoy the ‘fruits’ of seasons.

For the recently renovated urban-chic barn

However, for the barn, you might want to consider something a little more contemporary, such as banquet-style dining, beautifully decorated trestle tables placed end to end.  Then instead of a three-course traditional meal, we love the idea of Food Stations as they are perfect for more modern celebrations. They give your guests the ability to pick and choose what to put on their plates.

‘DIY’ meals enable them to craft their perfect plates.  For example, one food station could be artisan breads, cheese and charcuterie, pizzas, seafood, and of course our famous dessert station.  Your guests would be invited up, table by table taking it, in turn, to visit station after station, excitedly filling up their plates.

Another popular type of food for a contemporary chic space like this is Sharing boards.  Sharing ‘mezze style boards’ are the ultimate crowd-pleaser.  By opting for this style, of more relaxed and modern cuisine, you can guarantee that there is something for everyone, for the Vegans, Vegetarians (we have such an extensive range of options), guests with Dietary Needs, Fish lovers – whatever you choose your friends and family will enjoy the more informal style of ‘grazing’, chatting and drinking, for starters, mains and desserts, honestly they won’t stop talking about your food for years to come!

We cannot wait to hear all about your amazing plans for your wedding at Solton Manor!

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Kind thanks to:

David Fenwick Photography

Fleur Challis Photography

Rebecca Carpenter Photography

Nicola Dawson Photography

 

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