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The Winding House is an award winning wedding venue, built by the Victorians in the early 1900's and formed part of the Kent Coal Fields. It has been lovingly restored and transformed into an intriguing mix of contemporary and old. The 2015 Kent Wedding Awards - Venue of the year - Something Different Winner, where the judges were wowed by the amazing layout, and dramatic entrance. 


The Winding House is a unique venue and open for a  limited number of days per year for couples to create their perfect wedding day. Every detail is taken care of and I will be on hand to help you every step of the way should you so wish. The Winding House is neutrally decorated ready to be beautifully styled to suit your taste and personality on your most important day, we really want you to make the place your own.


Have the bespoke luxury wedding of your dreams in a striking venue between Canterbury and the Kent coast nestled down a peaceful country lane, yet still easily accessible. The Winding House provides free transport to the ample nearby accommodation. We look forward to welcoming you to The Winding House, please do not hesitate to contact us for a viewing or more information. 








A Personal Service 

Wedding Ceremony
Welcome Drinks
Mr & Mrs

Make a dramatic entrance across the bridge into the ceremony room, with soaring ceilings and bathed in natural light by huge arch windows, where all your guests who are already seated on the spacious Atrium Balcony, will be afforded a fantastic view of your arrival.

Welcoming You

After an intimate ceremony, you can welcome your guests with drinks and canapés on our sunny terrace, weather permitting or alternatively there is the option of starting your celebrations inside using the cathedral like reception room, with its wow factor of a 65ft high ceiling.




When you are ready you can then make your way into the Dining Room, where your wedding breakfast will be served on crisp linen and elegant tableware by your chosen caterer from our carefully selected list.


Our caterer’s reputations are second to none and are able to provide you with mouth watering food from an informal buffet to a delicious 3 course meal with discreet and attentive service. 

Let the Music Play

Get The Party Started


Sweep onto the dance floor for your first dance as the married couple, while the white washed walls of the reception room gently change colour and  the DJ ensures your guests have a party to remember.


As the drinks flow, there is ample space for an evening buffet for all your guests if required. Music is switched off by 11pm.  

Carriages Await
Marriage Ceremony

Your Carriage Awaits


The Winding House runs a complimentary minibus service to and from local hotels or a local pre-arranged pick up point. Enabling your guests to fully enjoy the hopsitality without the worry of driving. Carriages are by 11:45pm.


Despite our rural setting we are only a couple of miles from several large hotels where we have preferential rates and easy access to road and rail networks. 

Ceremony and Local Churches 


If you wish to marry at The Winding House please let us know and we will book online with the Kent Registration Services, the fee for this is payable direct to KCC by yourselves.


However if you wish to use The Winding House as a reception venue, you can have your ceremony at a church or registry office of your choice. 


There two fabulous local churches, one in Coldred and one in Shepherdswell. 

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