Occasions & Celebrations

Gala Dinners

Penshurst Place is renowned as one of the finest venues in Kent for hosting world class banqueting and Gala Dinner events. Our friendly and professional Weddings and Banqueting team are praised not only for their expertise in event management but also for their quality of service, attention to detail and support on the night. All of which will ensure that your event is a huge success and memorable for all. Penshurst Place maintains its hospitable traditions by offering a superb dining experience within these unparalleled surroundings. Once seated in either the Baron’s Hall, Sunderland Room, or beautifully dressed marquee, enjoy exquisite dining and fine wine from our appointed caterer Kudos.

Special Birthdays

If you are planning a special celebration such as a 30th, 40th, 50th or even 60th birthday, at Penshurst Place we can create the perfect event tailored to your every need. Our dedicated event co-ordinators are on hand from the moment you enquire to the day of your event, to ensure everything runs smoothly and on time. For smaller parties we have the Buttery which can hold up to 50 people.  The Sunderland Room is a lovely part-panelled, part-sandstone walled room, with mullioned windows, a fireplace and views across to the Gardens. Maximum seating is 88.  The Baron’s Hall is our largest banqueting room and is a magnificent piece of medieval architecture.  It can seat up to 136 and in the winter months a fire can be placed in the middle to add to the atmosphere of the room.

Special Anniversaries

A Renewal of Marriage vows ceremony is for married couples who wish to celebrate in a unique and personal way, their original vows and married years together, alongside renewing their commitment to one another.  As a licensed venue, Penshurst Place can host Renewal of Vows ceremonies in any one of its delightful Banqueting rooms or indeed outside on the South Lawn or in the picturesque Gardens. In addition, it can host formal dinner parties to celebrate a special wedding anniversary such as a couples tenth, twenty-fifth or fortieth.

Baby Welcoming Ceremonies

A Baby Welcoming ceremony is a very special way of celebrating the birth or adoption of your child and welcoming the new arrival into your family. These ceremonies are an opportunity to declare, before family and friends, your promise to be as good a parent as you can and for your adult friends or relatives to confirm their special relationship with your child.  It is a unique occasion for everyone to feel involved as they pledge their love and support for your child’s future development and well being. As a licensed venue, Penshurst Place can host Baby Welcoming ceremonies in any one of its delightful banqueting rooms or indeed outside in the Inner Courtyard or the Grade I listed Gardens.

Christening Lunches

After your baby's christening at a local church or baby welcoming ceremony at Penshurst Place, we can host your christening lunch to celebrate this momentous day.  For smaller celebrations the Buttery provides an intimate family space which can hold up to 30 people.  For larger lunches, the Sunderland Room with mullioned windows, a fireplace and views across to the Gardens, can seat 88 people.  The Baron’s Hall is our largest banqueting room and is a magnificent piece of medieval architecture.  It can seat up to 136 and in the winter months a fire can be placed in the middle to add to the atmosphere of the room.