Chafford Park Estate

Sussex & Kent Wedding & Event Venue

With fun-filled festival style weddings on the rise, we have some exciting news that we just have to share.  Touchays has a new venue on board that we think you are going to love…

Why not get married at Chafford Park Estate?

If you have a bohemian spirit, are passionate about being creative and love glamping, Touchays are totally delighted to announce that we have just become recommended suppliers at the exclusive-use Chafford Park Estate.  This fantastic venue offers weekend weddings, glamping and excitingly has been owned by the same family for over 100 years!

With easy access and less than an hour from London, nestled within 300 acres of beautiful grounds, the Estate it is the perfect quintessentially English setting, Just 10 minutes by car from Royal Tunbridge Wells, in Kent.  We believe Chafford Park Estate has it all when searching for your perfect music-festival style wedding backdrop.

The Specifics of Chafford Park Estate

The Georgian Manor House offers gorgeous luxury accommodation and sleeps 8 within 4 bedrooms. Also, it has numerous rooms for you and your guests to relax and enjoy, with the ability to include private dining. There are extensive grounds and gardens, surrounded by picturesque Kent countryside.  Set within these stunning grounds are beautiful rustic style barns;

  • The Hop Barn is licenced for your ceremony for up to 150 guests.
  • The Granary Barn can seat up to 150 maximum guests for your wedding reception plus 30 additional party guests for the evening (180 maximum).

Both barns give you the ability to personalise the spaces.  Adjacent to the barns is a field, called the Picking Field, (as this is where the hops were picked), where your guests can stay overnight in luxury styled bell tents, mid-April to end October.

Chafford Park can also offer the Hop Barn for your intimate wedding ceremony followed by drinks and canapes in the Manor House.  Whilst you are enjoying the company of family and friends, the Hop Barn will be redressed for your fabulous wedding breakfast, or you can hire in a tipi – we are so excited!  Ask about this amazing luxury wedding package for up to 40 people, that includes overnight accommodation in the Manor!

What else does Chafford Park Estate have to offer recently engaged couples?

In addition to the Queen Anne Manor House and barns, if you want to say ‘we do’ amidst the ancient, beautiful bluebell woodland, there is also a beautiful, idyllic and rustic fairy-tale ceremony area.  If you prefer a more traditional wedding, adjacent to the Estate is an ancient country church or of course you can get married in the Hop barn. Then for those amazing intimate photos, within the Estate there are ponds and a beautiful shimmering lake.

How would you style the Chafford Park Estate, Granary Barn for your wedding breakfast?

The second of the barns, the beautifully converted Granary Barn is the perfect space to continue your bohemian wedding celebrations.  The hire of the barn includes round tables and beautiful light oak cross-back chairs and tonnes and tonnes of fairy lights as standard!  There are so many incredible styles that you can choose, but the venue has a great rustic but totally chic vibe, so perfect for a festival wedding. Here are our top ten, must include, for an incredible Meadow Wedfest celebration.

  1. Hang in-season floral chandeliers from the ceiling
  2. Add rustic style flowers, in vintage jugs or vases on your tables – think ‘wild’ meadow flowers
  3. Hire in vintage cutlery and crockery
  4. Use high-end luxury linen to give a luxe feel
  5. Have fun with your festival themed wedding table stationery
  6. Use tapering candles to add a chic ambient element
  7. Use rustic rugs to mark the way to the dance floor (these can be used for your ceremony beforehand)
  8. Include a ‘chalkboard’ with your menu on, and place in the lobby along with your seating plan
  9. Use coloured ribbon everywhere
  10. Include a lounge area for your guests to chillax in.

How to plan a wedding at Chafford Park Estate, a dry hire wedding or event venue?

If you hire us, Touchays, for your food, we are a multi-award-winning wedding and events caterer who will provide you with a full wedding planning service that includes :

  • An on the day coordinator, who will be your point of contact on-site for your suppliers
  • Help source your cutlery, glasses, crookery, and if you don’t want Chafford Park’s tables or cross back chairs we will help find alternatives to secure the look that works for your special occasion
  • The staff to serve your food and drinks
  • A faultless service working with your suppliers to dress the venue and we will de-rig/ clear away after your event
  • A detailed timeline for your day, so that everyone knows what is happening and when
  • The staff to clear away any waste at the end of the night.

Touchays Wedfest food ideas, perfect for your laid-back, gastro wedding at Chafford Park Estate

With over 25 years’ experience, Touchays bring restaurant-quality food and service to Chafford Park Estate.  We believe that choosing the right menu is one of the best ways to go out all festival.  Embrace delicious food that is both relaxed in style, fun and served amongst hay bales is at the heart of what makes a festival wedding so gripping.

an choose a rustic quintessentially English delicious Afternoon Tea, served with lashings of bubbles, set against the hazy summer light, followed by a Free-range Hog Roast in the evening. This is such a classic combination and sooooo perfect for a festival wedding, and we know your guests will love it!

Or we can set up a ‘Food Market’ where gets are invited to choose from a wide variety of exciting, interactive food and grazing stations.  These can include:

  • A classic BBQ Feasting Station, where you treat your guests to the best ‘takeaway’ gourmet burgers, tasty chicken, pulled pork and vegetarian specialities
  • Flavoursome and-oh-so morish Indian, Thai or Mexican Around the World Feasting Stations, when your guests might choose to go around the globe, again and again!
  • A Sweet Treats Station, leaving your guests spoilt for choice. These stations can include Donuts and Crepes – just wait until you catch the sweet phenomenon of the smell of maple syrup on the evening gentle breeze, its enough to drive everyone crazy.
  • A Wedding Pizza Station. Here at Touchays, we believe that if you want to bring a festival flavour to your wedding, you can’t beat our irresistible, range of great handmade pizzas, especially for your evening reception, just as the sun goes down.  At Touchays, we are passionate about making every aspect of the pizzas ourselves.  Our dough is hand-stretched for every pizza we make, and we have created our own delicious tomato sauce, blending ingredients to give extra flavour.  Once smeared on the pizza base we add authentic toppings, such as n’duja, pancetta, pepperoni, rocket, spinach, red onion marmalade and peppadew, as we believe these bring out the best in this Italian summer food favourite.  And you can even give us your own monographed or illustrated pizza boxes!
  • A Hot Sandwich Station. For your evening why not include a simply delicious hot sandwich station that might consist of Pulled Port, Beef, Sausage or Bacon Butties.
  • Hampers are becoming increasingly popular for festival weddings as these can be delivered to their tents that are perfect for the day after your wedding breakfast!
  • Your own Bespoke Menu. If you want to make a specific statement, work with us to curate your own very own menu, that might include heritage, nostalgic or regional dishes?  Our menus cover a wide variety of tastes and diets, caterer for dietary requirements, and we have the perfect children’s’ food

To conclude

To conclude is you are looking for a unique exclusive hire venue, with that all-important festival vibe for your 2022 wedding and beyond, Touchays promise you that Chafford Park Estate is a must-see wedding venue!

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