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Penshurst Place is a privately-owned, historic house of medieval origin, nestled in Tudor Gardens, providing a stunning location for a wide spectrum of events. Located in the charming village of Penshurst, in countryside at the centre of the Weald of Kent, it provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.  The House is only 32 miles from Central London with easy links to transport hubs in the South-East of England.

In a history spanning almost seven centuries, Penshurst Place has been the setting for many a sumptuous events throughout its history.  Kings, Queens, noblemen, great soldiers and poets have dined within the walls of the medieval hall, which has been described as 'one of the grandest rooms in the world'. Penshurst Place and Gardens has been the home of the Sidney family for over 460 years and has played host to guests from all over the world.  Today, it is also available for private hire, offering a majestic backdrop for your next event.

The venue may be grand, the setting exquisite, but your event at Penshurst Place is what will make history.

The 14th century Manor House and grounds offer an exclusive venue for office and Christmas parties, birthday parties and anniversaries, private dinners, meetings, product launches and outdoor activity days. The rooms for hire within the defended manor house, which dates back to 1341, comprise the awe-inspiring Baron’s Hall, the charming Sunderland Room and the cosy Buttery.  For outside events, the parkland boasts the ultimate arena for outdoor pursuits. The long tradition of hospitality continues with our caterers, Leith's - famous for their standards of excellence in cuisine and service - offering a wide range of fine dining, buffet style lunches and barbeques.

With its fascinating history, Penshurst Place is a quintessential English country house and the perfect venue to entertain and delight your guests.

Baron's Hall

With its towering beamed roof, original gothic windows and the candelabras lit, this room will delight your guests the moment they enter.

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Sunderland Room

Originally a withdrawing room for the ladies of the House, this part-panelled room has views across to the Gardens and offers an elegant setting for meetings and formal dinners.

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Buttery

Formerly the original bottle store of the medieval household with 17th century tapestries, this intimate room can be transformed into a boardroom, dining space or an inviting bar area.

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Inner Courtyard

Accessed through the grandest of main entrances, the courtyard is the perfect location for any size event. It offers an outdoor breakout area, also used for drinks receptions. side.

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Parkland

The 2,500 acres of parkland provide a perfect place for team building activities or corporate family days. Activities include Archery, Quad Biking, Falconry and Clay Pigeon shoots.

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Garden Restaurant

During the winter months, there is the option of using the Garden Restaurant as a breakout area for conferences or for having lunch during a day meeting.

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Marquees

In the winter there is the option of holding your wedding reception in a beautifully draped marquee in the stunning Inner Courtyard.

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On behalf of the team at Samsung I would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Penshurst for their outstanding efforts during our event. From our arrival on to our departure you did so much to welcome the group and assure our guests were always looked after. I express my gratitude on a job superbly performed and again thank you for your hard work and patience in helping us deliver a fabulous event for our guests.

Samsung

May we extend a sincere thank you for the splendid welcome and warm hospitality that we enjoyed at Penshurst Place. The care and attention that was directed towards our guests in the exquisite setting of Penshurst Place was a great reminder of the great history and beauty that lies within our county. The delicious food was also a marvellous advertisement for Kentish produce!”

The Diocese of Canterbury

Helpful and professional staff provided an outstanding event.

Volvo