Your Reception

Drinks Reception

Following your ceremony, guests will be invited for a celebratory drink in one of four areas: the Sunderland Room, the Inner Courtyard, the Baron’s Hall or a Marquee. During the summer months the Inner Courtyard is a favoured option with the wet weather option being the Sunderland Room.  In the winter months the Baron’s Hall is very atmospheric and the central fireplace adds to the feel of the area, alternatively a marquee can be used. Couples can choose from a wide selection of drinks including Pimms, Bucks Fizz, Prosecco, mulled wine, fruit punch or even a hot chocolate.  A bar will also be located in the Buttery for guests to purchase drinks throughout the wedding. During the drinks reception couples can stroll through the historic walled gardens. Divided into a series of garden ‘rooms’ by high yew hedges, there are stunning vistas back to the House – the ideal place to capture the most beautiful photographs, that will preserve your cherished wedding day memories forever.

Evening Reception

As your wedding breakfast leads into your evening reception, Penshurst Place can create the transformation from romantic day to enchanting evening. Party the night away with one of our recommended entertainment options and ensure your guests are re-energised for the long night of dancing ahead with one of our evening buffets. Evening buffets can be held in any of the rooms, however entertainment must take place in the Baron’s Hall or a marquee, which can accommodate bands or discos. If you prefer to simply just relax with your guests in the historic atmosphere of this ancestral home, then we are able to offer the Buttery or the Sunderland Room for evening drinks.